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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 […]