Holding Our Ground: Land Confiscation in Arakan & Mon States, and Pa-O Area of Southern Shan State | Land Portal

Informations sur la ressource

Date of publication: 
décembre 2009
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
i-iv, 1-45

INTRODUCTION: The following report has been compiled to bring to the attention of a wider audience many of the problems facing the people of Burma, especially its many ethnic nationalities. For many outside observers, Burma’s problems are confined simply to the ongoing incarceration of Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s democratically elected leader, and many other political prisoners. However, as we hope to show in the following report, this is only one of very many human rights abuses that provide obstacles to the people’s hope for democracy. This report concentrates in 3 specific areas of the country – Arakan State, Mon State and the Pa-O Area of southern Shan State. This is partly due to budget and time constraints, but, primarily because the brutal treatment received by the people of these areas at the hands of the military junta has received limited media attention in the past.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

All_Arakan_Students_and_Youths_Congress, (AASYC)
Pa-O_Youth_Organisation, (PYO)
Mon_Youth_Progressive_Organisation, (MYPO)

Corporate Author(s): 

The Mon Youth Progressive Organization, MYPO, is an independent youth organization which was founded by the youth and students from different places in Mon State with the goals; supporting for democracy, human rights and building a strong civil society for peaceful and democratic change in Burma in 1999. It is temporarily located in Sangkhlaburi in Thai-Burma border. The members of the MYPO are students and grass-root activists who are interested in social and political change in Mon State particularly.

The Pa-O Youth Organization (PYO) was set up on 4th December, 1998 by monks, women and youth who came from various places in the Pa-O areas in Burma. PYO is a member of the Students and Youth Congress of Burma (SYCB) and the Nationalities Youth Forum (NYForum). It is a non-violent independent youth organization striving for peace, justice and democracy in Burma.


The main aims of PYO are:

1. To establish a new society based on the principles of peace and justice.

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