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OPINION: Myanmar is confiscating land that people depend on

In Thompson Reuters, Namati’s Vivek Maru and Nwe Ni Soe describe how Myanmar’s Vacant, Fallow, or Virgin land law is leading to a land grab on a massive scale across the country. Millions who depend on the land risk displacement and imprisonment under this new draconian law.

Our recent survey of farmers in affected areas reveals that most people have never even heard of the law that may pull the land from under their feet. The Op-ed calls on Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party to immediately reverses course for the sake of justice, human rights, and peace.

May 28, 2019 | Vivek Maru and Nwe Ni Soe

Region: Myanmar