Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA)
23 October 2003
Human Rights Foundation of Monland issues land confiscation report in Mon area: NO LAND TO FARM
A Comprehensive Report
on Land, Real Estates and Properties Confiscation in Mon’s
Human Rights Foundation of Monland (
Over six years, the Burmese army
confiscated over 7780 acres of land and estimated worth than Kyat 1311 millions
from over 370 farmers in
According to report, land confiscation by the Burmese Army have been widespread in
The report is compiled with total 21 case studies with illustration of the photography of the land, Burmese army’s camps and other related local displaced population on border areas.
With a color front page and quality of layout and design by the publication team, the report is based on fact and quality of research for over six months by volunteers and staff.
"We want to protect honesty farmers and local landowners" Kasauh Mon, Director of Human Rights Foundation of Monland siad. He added, "we urge the Burmese authority to respect the rights of farmers and local landowners".
Human Rights Foundation of Monland has published a monthly report, The Mon Forum for over nine years. This latest land report is brought to humanitarian organizations and other interested parties to review the plights of refugees, displaced persons and illegal migrants to neighboring countries.
"We would like to assure that many senior officials both in governments and non-government organizations would understand the main reasons why people fled their home country after they have read this paper" the director said.
After farmers lost their land to the
Burmese troop, they have no choice but fled to refugees’ camps along Thai-Burma
border. Their children were pull out from schools and
mostly seek jobs to
The army confiscated farms and plantations and forced the owners to work on those lands without any pays or benefits. This act is very inhumane and causes tremendous hardship to the villager, the report concluded.
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