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Jittrapon Kaicome  Documentary photographer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Inspired by Buddhist philosophy. contact: jk.kaicome@gmail.com website:

International day of action for rivers and against dam.

My Karen friend tells me “you go tell EGAT that Karen people don’t want dam”

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The International Day of Action for Rivers and against Dam.
Karen people have gathered on the banks of the Salween to celebrate the free-flowing lifeblood of Karen people, and demonstrating against Hatgyi dam and other hydropower dam projects along the Salween.

The Hatgyi dam project on the Salween river is being funded by Thailand (EGAT), China's Sino and Myanmar (IGE). The majority of electricity will be sent to Thailand is waiting to be resume which will threaten to flood causing permanently displaced from their ancestral territories, more conflict, and insecurity. For Karen people, the Hatgyi dam is a symbol of violence and a tool used by the Burma Army to occupy the Karen territory.
March 14 in Karen State, Myanmar.

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Young Karens are gathering by the Salween for the International Day of Action for Rivers.

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Karen people have animistic beliefs that life offering is to give respect or appease the guardian spirits. These ethnic minority people are having an indigenous spiritual ceremony by the Salween, Myanmar’s Karen State.

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In Myeik, investors and business companies apply for Burma’s Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Rights with the purpose of changing beaches and coastal areas into private areas. If succeed, livelihoods of the fishery communities who have already faced with overfishing to satisfy the demands of industrial-scale coastal fishing operators and will not be permissible and will become obsolete to fish from beaches and provide a loss of income at the coastal areas. Consequently, The local fisherman will endure a loss of income and create a hardship for them to make a living. Taninthayri, Myanmar.

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Kye Zu Daw, after decades of conflict and after a ceasefire agreement was signed in 2012, villagers were able to return to their homeland. After returning, these refugees were unable to resettle since the land was taken for the Tanintharyi Nature Reserve and palm oil plantation sprawling across about 610 acres (circa 250 hectares). Almost all of applications for land use were ignored while only nine villagers received betel nut plantation permits in 9 villages.

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Most villagers in Htein Gyi Village, Yae Phyu Township make a living from betel nut farming. The township is located in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (Dawei SEZ). The zone has attracted billions of dollars in foreign investments with great demand for industrial and commercial land uses. Interests in the region bring about massive exploitation of villagers caused by land grabbing and environment threats due to the exploitation of natural resources. In Taninthayri, Myanmar.

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In Taninthayri, Myanmar, the Dawei SEZ was officially initiated after the agreement to construct this projected was signed by the Myanmar and Thai governments in May 2008. The establishment of the project has various impacts on more than 43,000 residents. Htein Gyi, one of 19 villages included in the Special Economic Zone project. Community livelihood activities in the village were prohibited and people were told to move out. Some still believe that they will have many benefits if they can have an opportunity to participate in the project which consists of various types of industrial infrastructures. However, the required information concerning details about these jobs are not enough and apparent.

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At a bridal shower, village community members are celebrating a marriage ceremony in the area that people have been forced to leave their land which is a part of thousands of acres of land in Thaboudchaung village, Thaninthari, Myanmar being grabbed by Mawyawaddy Navy to build the their headquarters.

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Village community members in the area have been forced to leave their land which is a part of thousands of acres of land in Thaboudchaung village, Tanintharyi, Myanmar being grabbed by Mawyawaddy Navy to build their headquarters.

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