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Malaysian Company Accused of Abuses in Tanintharyi

A Malaysian palm oil plantation joint venture in Tanintharyi Region checked to have caused “severe social and environmental impacts” to the local community in the area, according to human rights group. A Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) spokesperson on Thursday said that members of commission visited the Myanmar Stark Prestige Plantation Company (MSPP) in Tanintharyi […]

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 […]