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Maubin policemen prevent more force
Ayeyarwady County Maubin officers say they are proceeding cautiously to prevent a repetition of February collisions in which a cop was murdered and more than 40 persons wounded. Warts have been ordered against nine persons for the collisions, but only two have been detained, and reports say that policemen are worried about approaching the men.
Each of them faces nine counts, among them assassination, and the two are to appear before the Maubin Regional Judge. Maubin county chief U Aye Thaung said that no efforts are being made to take the other seven persons into detention because "it is risky to detain them where they live".
"Peasants in the Palaung parish lands quarrel in Ma Let Toe have been indicted and arrest orders given, but some are still on the run," he said. In the mid-1990s, on February 21, Ma Let Toe residents protested against the seizure of 550 acre of agricultural lands by a privately owned Orchard Co Ltd.
This 550 hectare site is part of a 2000 hectare site purchased by the firm for aquaculture. The peasants accused by the policemen could also cultivate illegal between 30 and 40 mornings in the center of the controversy and face further accusations, U Aye Thaung said. "They' re grown in the confined area, in the countryside that belongs to the company," he said.
The Myanmar Times was informed by U Kyaw Min, one of the accused peasants who is still on the run, that they cultivate up to 50 acre of rice illegal. Attempts to settle the conflict through negotiations have so far been fruitless, as the farmer had rejected the company's 25 million K (around 25,600 USD) indemnification proposal for the entire country.
The last round of discussions took place on June 2 at Maubin Municipal Council and involved the local councillor, peasants, orchard officers and a celebrity friar, Shwe Nya War Sayadaw. "of the peasants accepted the settlement.
Others want to get their lands back because the firm has seized 550 hectares of pisciculture ground but has not implemented this business," he said. Further talks are not scheduled and growers have sent complaints to the US Presidents and the appropriate authorities. Kyaw Min hinted that the peasants would not tolerate indemnification and said that the substitute country bid was "a corporate choice, not the outcome of negotiations".
"He said, "We only want to thrive on our traditional lands. However, the enterprise could face a challenge for its owners because of the obvious lack of development in aquaculture. According to the Arable Lands Nationalization Act, known as La Na/39, the state can take back property if the proprietor does not complete the transaction within six month.
Myanmar's Agriculture and Farmer's Union U Maung Win, which was formally founded in September 2012 and has members in more than 60 of Maubin's 88 communities, said that only 15 mornings of the Orchard seized lands have been mined. Maung Win said the seizure had driven the peasants into destitution and that the February violent events were a symptom of their despair.
Said the call to return the country was "fair" and criticized "rich people" in Myanmar for wanting to take the "poor farmer" country for their business. "Peasants' life will improve when they get their lands back, which were wrongly seized by the company," he said.
Ko Htaik Htaik of the Pyo Khin Thit Foundation, which was established in 2012 and implements rural community programmes in Maubin Vt., however, said that the shortage of property papers makes it difficult to judge farmers' property rights. "There are only 21 peasants who can prove that they previously possessed the property. There' are a bunch of folks who say they own the country but have no records," he said.