Episode 40: In Kachin, a battle over land

Residents of three villages in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State, have expressed concern that farmland that they rely on for their livelihoods will soon be sold to a group of wealthy Chinese businesspeople.

Villagers say another local resident plans to sell the land to be used to farm pigs, a move that would have a devastating impact on the local community. They say they have approached local authorities for help, but so far have had little support.

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By Win Zar Ni Aung

By Win Zar Ni Aung

Win Zar Ni Aung began her journalism career in 2011 and previously worked as deputy chief reporter at Myanmar National Television.
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