The government, led by President Thein Sein (second left), a former military general, denies a crackdown is taking place. Photo: EPA

‘Land rights have become the number one national issue’: Activists warn of Myanmese military’s land grab

All land in Myanmar is owned by the state, but individuals and communities have land use rights and can lease the territory they have traditionally farmed to other parties or foreign investors.

Topic |   Myanmar's democratic transition

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The government, led by President Thein Sein (second left), a former military general, denies a crackdown is taking place. Photo: EPA
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