Mergui-Tavoy District: Land Confiscation by the A Lin Yaung Company in Ler Muh Lah Township, December 2018

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Mergui-Tavoy District: Land Confiscation by the A Lin Yaung Company in Ler Muh Lah Township, December 2018

Published date:
Monday, June 3, 2019

In 2004, the population of Y--- village was expelled from their village after all 450 acres of their lands were confiscated by the Tanintharyi A Lin Yaung Company,[1] which is owned by the husband of local MP Daw Yee Yee Cho (NLD). They were allowed to return in 2017, but were only given 150 acres of lands to resettle. They now face significant economic difficulties and poor living conditions.[2]

Footnotes

[1]Tanintharyi Light Industries Company Limited (တနသၤာရီအလင္းေရာင္လုပ္ငန္းစုမ်ား ကမၸဏီလီမိတက္), Registration Number: 119259819 – See more information about this company here.                                                                                        

[2] The present document is based on information received in December 2018. It was provided by a community member in Mergui-Tavoy District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor human rights conditions on the ground. The names of the victims, their photos and the exact locations are censored for security reasons.