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Dawei SEZ is for the few, not the many

A few elites will benefit from reviving Dawei SEZ, but what about the rest? Civil society organisations demand authorities to halt the controversial Dawei project and rethink. CIVIL society organisations have demanded the authorities to reconsider the plans to revive the controversial Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ). They argued that a site-wide environment impact assessment […]

Dawei SEZ’s grave human rights violations, forced evictions and flawed EIAs come under fire

From flawed land acquisition, destroyed farmlands to the lack of transparency, this project is failing on many human rights measures and threatening the lands and livelihoods of communities. DAWEI Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been accused of grave human rights violations including forced evictions, a lack of transparency and environmental disruption as the land lease […]

Eviction of decades-long dwellers is unfair – law experts

It would be unfair to evict dwellers of 50 or 100 years, especially when the judges have been accused of corruption in relations to land scandals, legal experts and the victims of land seizures said. As the country’s real estate prices skyrocket reaching up to billions of kyats in certain purchases, judges are more likely […]