Civil Society Organizations’ Statement on the Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management 2018 and related announcement

Despite continuing & serious public opposition to the Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management Law and the amendments, it was passed on 11 September 2018. A short time later on 30 September 2018 the Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management Central Committee issued a letter notifying the public that the persons and organizations currently using the vacant, fallow & virgin land without permission from the Central Committee must register the land.

Section 22(b) of the law requires users to register the land in accordance with specifications within 6 months after the enactment of the law. Moreover, according to section 27(a), anyone using the vacant, fallow & virgin land without permission of central committee shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or with fine not exceeding Kyat five lakhs or with both; as they violate the section 22(b-iii).

The standpoint of 346 civil society organizations on the newly amended law and related announcement is the following:

Contact Person

Sithu 09790739488
Mi Kamoon 09401601822
Alex 09785175874
Ye Lin Myint 09791685056‬
Thant Zin ‭ 09422190691‬

View this original post HERE.

View the Burmese joint statement HERE.

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