Residents of Old Aleman village on Aleman Island in Tanintharyi Region have recently learned that all the land on their island has been taken over by the government. The right to excavation of sand will go to glass factories, making them homeless.
But one local MP has taken up the villagers’ cause to fight to stay on their land.
Doh Athan is a weekly podcast that looks at human rights issues. It’s produced by Frontier with media partners from around the country, through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle. It is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
By Min Khant from Dawei Watch. Listen in Burmese.