Friday, 11 July 2008

Junta confiscates Christian owned land in Sadung, Kachin State

Sadung (Sadon), it is also under the joint-development projects of
Burma's ruling junta and Kachin ceasefire groups --
Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and New Democratic Army (NDA-K).

Kachin News

The Burmese military junta authorities in Kachin State in northern Burma has confiscated land owned by Christians in Sadung (Sadon) areas in eastern Kachin State bordering China's Yunnan province, a source said.

Led by Sadung Township Peace and Development Council (Ma-Ya-Ka) chairman U Kyaw Tu, an office of the Ma-Ya-Ka on Christian owned land without any agreement with the Christian leaders. By now half the construction has been completed, a resident in Sadung said.

There is already a Christian boarding house where U Kyaw Tu constructed the office. It was set up by the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) and it has been in operation for nearly 10 years. It houses 50 students a year, a resident added.

According to Christian leaders in Sadung, U Kyaw Tu made an agreement with Christian leaders after he nearly finished constructing the office on the land. The Christian leaders are upset but could do nothing because of the junta's order.

The land where the Burmese military regime constructed the office is a good place from where there is a good view of the Sadung area. The areas are also shared and administrated by the Burmese ruling junta, the KIO and New Democratic Army-Kachin (NDA-K).

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