Burmese Villagers Left Without Hope in Rush for Corporate Investment

    A recent article by CIJ Fellows Matt Kennard and Claire Provost in the Independent newspaper highlights the despair felt by many of Burma's poorest citizens.

    The country's transformation into an attractive opportunity for big business investment has been 'nothing short of a disaster' for the farming communities who traditionally make their living in Burma's rural regions.

    The Burmese government, supported by World Bank officials, is rushing through dozens of laws to incentivise foreign investment, but the impact on the wider population has raised concerns of human rights abuses.

    Read the full article: Burma's rush for economic growth leaves its villagers homeless and jobless