Published on Friday, 16 November 2012 16:23
A group of protesters and supporters seen in infront of Wah Wah Win's head office
About 50 farm owners in Yangon Region have staged a protest for the second time, claiming they are victims of land grabbing.
Protests began on October 31 and continued until November 13 as authorities failed to resolve the dispute with Wah Wah Win Company. The farmers are from Padan Village of Hlinethaya Township.
"The company has nothing to say about the protest, but has agreed to pay 3 million kyats (US$3,500) in compensation for one acre of land. Some farmers were satisfied with the agreement, but some were not,” the company’s managing director San San Win said.
One of the peasants, Kyi Shwin, said they demanded for 15 million kyats ($17,600) in compensation.
“Now we no longer want the compensation, we are determined to resume our farming work,” he said.
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