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Author: Qian Jinghua, Sixth Tone (China)
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Author: Alice Yan, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
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Author: Asian Correspondent
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Myanmar: Residents object planned land acquisition in Rakhine State for Chinese-funded economic zone
Author: The Southeast Asian Times
"Locals in Myanmar's Rankine State object to land acquisition for industrial zone", ...Myanmar residents have objected to the government acquisition of their land for the development of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Myanmar's northern...
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Author: Petchtachat Arayasomboon, Bangkok Post
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Cambodia: Court rules disputed land belongs to tycoon; villagers says decision is unjust, continues to seek solution
Author: Soth Koemsoeun, The Phnom Penh Post
"Dispute with tycoon was settled by the court, Land Ministry says", 27 June 2018...
Author: Pech Sotheary, Khmer Times
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Laos: Hong Kong-based co. gets 99-year land concession for economic zone; families fear developers will not pay lands
Author: Radio Free Asia
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