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Monthly Archives: November 2014
“Not in non-compliance.” Result of JICA Examiner’s Investigation into Thilawa SEZ Resettlement Process
On November 4, JICA’s Examiners’ Office released its report on the findings of its first-ever investigation into a complaint filed by project affected people, and we were stunned to the repeated findings that JICA “was not in non-compliance” with its … Continue reading
This afternoon in Yangon, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), Mekong Watch and the Thilawa Social Development Group (TSDG) released a PHR report detailing the conditions of people living in the resettlement site after displacement for the Thilawa SEZ. The study … Continue reading
(Update on trespassing charge) Burma (Myanmar) Thilawa SEZ: Is waiting for appropriate resettlement measures and compensation equivalent to trespassing?
Translation of 26 Oct 2014 Mekong Watch Japanese blog post by Abante. PHOTO: Last home remaining in the Phase 1 area “I still live here even after the police charged me with trespassing. But I’m more anxious now. If I … Continue reading
How easy is it to give up a way of life that one is accustomed to and switch to an entirely different livelihood? Prior to resettlement, residents in the Phase 1 (400 hectare) area of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) were told … Continue reading