Chinese farmers have been illegally planting crops in Man Waing Gyi, near the Burma-China border of Kachin State, according to Lower House lawmaker U Chin Pe Lin who represents Kachin’s Mansi Township.
“Chinese farmers have been crossing the border and have been working illegally on farms on the Burmese side for years,” U Chin Pe Lin told the Lower House session on Wednesday.
The lawmaker asked the government to take action, saying that Chinese farmers had encroached on about 10 acres of Burmese land. He also presented photographic evidence of Chinese farmers growing sugarcane near milepost No. 53/2 of the Burma-China border in Man Waing Gyi.
Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Aung Soe replied that the government would take action in line with the regulations of the Burma Immigration Emergency Provisions Act of 1947 if Chinese farmers were found to be illegally entering Burma.
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