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Karen villagers are forced to leave their homes in Burma. Pic: AP.

Burma uses development as a weapon against ethnic groups

By Wed, Jul 20, 2011 10:04PM UTC Comments Off Karen villagers are forced to leave their homes in Burma. Pic: AP.

A giant construction project managed by an Italian-Thai company has come across a number of major barricades in Karen State, according to Karen News on Tuesday. Villagers say they have not been compensated for the loss of their land and the Karen National Union has stopped it building a highway to Thailand. The Thai industrial...

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