Tanintharyi villagers demand end to palm-oil project

Tanintharyi mountain villagers have demanded that the Myanmar Stark Prestige Plantation Company (MSPP) suspend its plans to cut down their forests and seize their land to open palm-oil plantations. They claim they are suffering from severe water problems and a scarcity of cultivable land. Villagers from the lower reaches of the Tanintharyi River in Myeik […]

Controversial palm oil project sparks arguments

Letters were exchanged between the Taninthayi regional government and the Karen National Union (KNU) over a palm oil production project run by Myanmar Stark Prestige Plantation Co Ltd, in cooperation with a Malaysian company. The debate started when company officials sent a complaint letter to the regional government claiming that the KNU demanded they shut […]