11 December 2018
LIOH campaign for land, peace and democracy moves into high gear after government adoption of the Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management Law that imposes countless number of farmers, ethnic peoples & IDPs to become landless and criminals.
On 11 November 2018, LIOH has launched a countdown campaign on social media; alerting that countless number of innocent citizens and ethnic nationals who are making a living on more than 45 million acres of land could be prosecuted & humiliated with lawsuits because of the unjust “Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management Law (VFV Law)”. Today, the campaign is already one-month-duration and only 90 days remain to reach deadline.
LIOH launched this campaign together with its strategic alliance MATA (Myanmar Alliance for Transparency & Accountability). The call of this campaign is –
- Abolishing the VFV Law
- Respecting the customary land management practices those are practicing within ethnic communities
- The process of making new federal land law with full and meaningful participation & inclusion of local ethnic peoples from different areas