Western Military Command Continuing Grabbing Private Owned Land
Sittwe, February 6: Western Military
Command is confiscating land owned by general people and turned
them into military property.
The land confiscated for military use by ‘cha-ka-kha’
(9), the headquarters of Military Operation Planning Bureau under
Western Military Command in the months of December and January 2004
are plot No Kha/ 639 near the mile stone 176/3 under Aung Fru Bran
village track, plot No. Kha/ 667 near mile stone 160/1 under Yotayook
village track and plot No. 676/1 under Thaydaw village track and
the plot No Khagway/ 629 near the milestone on Sittwe - Ann highway.
All the lands confiscated are under Ponnagyun Town ship.
It is further learnt that the land owned by public were grazing
fields and farming lands.
“ The land confiscated by military are grazing fields and
farming land traditionally owned by village community generation
after generation,” said an official of land survey department
of Ponnagyun Township.
For further confiscation of the land owned by the farmers, the
official of land department has been given order by cha-ka-kha-
9 to survey the lands at the both sides of the motor road of Sittwe-Rangoon
near village Thaydaw under the same township and as per order the
land department are continuing to survey the land.
Since 1988, under the same system army has confiscated the lands
in Kyauk Taw Township, acre 892.72 for army compound, acre 1699.75
for growing paddy, acre 65.75 for horticulture, acre 37.82 for grazing
field, acre 30.85 is canals and water reservoirs, remaining acre
377.63 hilly area and acre 377.63 land used for various purpose,
it is learnt according to record of survey department, Kyauk Taw.