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    Lao Villagers Lose Farmland to Chinese Banana Grower

    Villagers in Laos say a Chinese-owned banana plantation in has unfairly acquired the land of 46 families in the northern part of the country, many of whom were coerced by authorities into selling for a miniscule compensation package


    The 46 families sold 60 hectares (148 acres) of their land in Houy Or Village, located in Bokeo province’s Meung district. They were offered what some say is a paltry 11 million kip ($1,200) per family.


    When the plans for the banana plantation were revealed, several of the families refused to sell. They were taken to the local police station to be “reeducated,” according to one of the affected villagers.


    “The district authorities summoned three people to the police station and held them for about a week until they gave up their land,” the villager told RFA’s Lao Service Wednesday.


    The villager said that prior to the forced sale, the families lived on this land by growing rice and maize. After what the villager characterized as a “seizure,” the families have no farmland and are experiencing hardship.


    A second villager complained that the newly landless have no way to support themselves, saying that the compensation they received is not enough to buy new land elsewhere, so the families are pleading with authorities for mercy and sympathy.


    An official of Meung district told RFA Wednesday that there was very little the district could do.


    “The villagers have already given up their land and accepted the money [in compensation]. [The Chinese company] has assessed and measured their portion of the land, so up until now we’ve not been able to act on behalf of [the villagers].”


    Late last year, the same two villagers quoted in this report said that another investor, also Chinese, had made a request to authorities to provide him with a plot of land sized between 200 and 300 hectares (between 500 acres and a square mile) in the same village to plant rubber. Now they say authorities sold them out again are so Chinese can grow bananas there.


    Much of Laos’s recent economic growth is generated through land concessions for natural resources, including timber, agricultural products, minerals, and energy, even though these come at a cost for those who lose their land and may not receive proper compensation.


    Land grabs and the appropriation of public property to turn over to foreign and domestic companies are common in Laos, and villagers affected by them often refuse to speak out publicly because they fear retribution.

    Lao Villagers Lose Farmland to Chinese Banana Grower

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    I'm pretty sure this story was aired a good few years back?

    Chinese-owned banana plantations take their toll amid water scarcity

    May 24. 2016



    Chinese-owned banana plantations take their toll amid water scarcity

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    I'm pretty sure the chinkies have been at it for years, and the "officials" are happy to help them for a tidy sum.

    And when they leave the land barren, and soaked in toxic pesticides, they just move on to the next target like the locusts they are.

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    Simple really if you not want to sell,don't sell it ain't rocket science....

    Land grabs was part and parcel of life in Asia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Simple really if you not want to sell,don't sell it ain't rocket science....

    Land grabs was part and parcel of life in Asia
    The people taking backhanders to arrange its sale aren't the people farming it you fucking idiot.

    The farmers are the ones being strong-armed to give it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The people taking backhanders to arrange its sale aren't the people farming it you fucking idiot.

    The farmers are the ones being strong-armed to give it up.
    They accepted at first then some of them back stepped, so there the fucking idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    They accepted at first then some of them back stepped, so there the fucking idiots.
    Read the whole article shit for brains.

    Land grabs and the appropriation of public property to turn over to foreign and domestic companies are common in Laos, and villagers affected by them often refuse to speak out publicly because they fear retribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    They accepted at first then some of them back stepped, so there the fucking idiots.
    when they found out the ins and outs of the sale,it was either give it up or get LOCKED UP,or suffer a chinky virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Simple really if you not want to sell,don't sell it ain't rocket science....
    Good God, you are clearly the thickest piece of crap on TD, read the friggin' article . . . and you have knowledge of '"rocket science"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Read the whole article shit for brains.
    How does that get over the fact they accepted the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    How does that get over the fact they accepted the price?
    Hey thicko, read the article!

    "many of whom were coerced by authorities into selling"

    coerce meaning: persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.


    “The district authorities summoned three people to the police station and held them for about a week until they gave up their land,” the villager told RFA’s Lao Service Wednesday.
    May the bridges I burn light my way

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    hmm ye and you believe everything you read ye.

    If that was the case and now they've gone public they won't last long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    They accepted at first then some of them back stepped, so there the fucking idiots.
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Read the whole article shit for brains.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    How does that get over the fact they accepted the price?
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Hey thicko, read the article!

    "many of whom were coerced by authorities into selling"
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    hmm ye and you believe everything you read ye.
    Really the lowest possible level of brainpower, our chico

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    PH you have no ferking clue about life in the countryside or rural communities,my GF comes from Laos and also say the same it wouldn't happen if they not accepted the Offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    PH you have no ferking clue about life in the countryside or rural communities,my GF comes from Laos and also say the same it wouldn't happen if they not accepted the Offer.
    Do you understand the meaning of the word "coerced", you dribbling fucking moron.

    Of course you don't, you're an idiot and you can't read.

    Here:

    verb
    past tense: coerced; past participle: coerced


    1. persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.

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    The chinkies are planting there bananas? Such a lamentable action. However, perhaps not so much dangerous as what was there planted years ago:
    The U.S. dropped 2,756,941 tons of ordnance on 113,716 Laotian sites in 230,516 sorties between 1965 and 1973 alone.[103] By September 1969, the Plain of Jars was largely deserted.[104]
    U.S. aircraft dropped more ordnance on Laos than on all countries during World War II, leaving Laos with about 78 million pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) by the end of the war.[105] Casualties continue to mount from UXO dropped by the U.S. and Laotian Air Forces from 1964 to 1973. It has been reported that, between 1964 and 1973, areas controlled by the invading communist North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao were hit by an average of one B‑52 bomb-load every eight minutes, 24 hours a day. Xiangkhouang Province was the most heavily bombed province. Thirty percent of bombs failed to explode immediately.[106]
    Laotian Civil War - Wikipedia

    Listen to 3 POTUSes (Nixon, JFK, Bombama) just in the first 30 sec. of the movie:

    https://teakdoor.com/the-multimedia-...ml#post4082685 (Documentaries worth watching. Post 'em here)

    For that what they say a POTUS is never impeached, for an impeachment there are more horrible atrocities, aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Do you understand the meaning of the word "coerced", you dribbling fucking moron.

    Of course you don't, you're an idiot and you can't read.

    Here:
    Another who has no idea about how it works in the country

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    And by the way have any of you looked which website the report comes from

    RFA and what is RFA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    my GF comes from Laos and also say the same it wouldn't happen if they not accepted the Offer.
    You really are lamentably stupid

    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    The chinkies are planting there bananas? Such a lamentable action. However, perhaps not so much dangerous as what was there planted years ago:
    And yet again deflecting from the actual issue here just to throw some shit at the US.

    Yes, Klondyke, we get it. USA very bad many times - no-one here disagrees with you. Everyone knows that.

    The issue here is simple farmers being coerced into selling their mad to wealthy mainland Chinese - is that really too dofficult to enter your simplistic brain? So, you agree and support farmers being forced to sell their land to big business and wealth.

    You and chico - the inbred twins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You really are lamentably stupid
    You gullible prick, RFA is a propaganda channel

    shaking head, head in hands 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    RFA is a propaganda channel
    "About RFA: Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia corporation, bringing award-winning, domestic journalism and uncensored content to people in six Asian countries that restrict free speech, freedom of the press, and access to reliable information beyond their borders.

    Here's what Reporters Without Borders has to say about it:

    "Created as a non-profit broadcaster in 1996 and funded by the US Congress via the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Radio Free Asia aims to provide independently- reported news and information to Asian countries that have little or no alternative to government propaganda."

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    Lom, you ain't very smart are you,or possibly you believe all the BS.

    Worldwide Propaganda Network Built by the C.I.A.

    Worldwide Propaganda Network Built by the C.I.A. - The New York Times

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    ^ and to prove what R.F.A is today you bring up a 42 years old article about what R.F.A was then.

    If R.F.A is good for Reporters Without Borders then it is also good for me.

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    Lom there is so much about about RFA,though if you wish to believe you go right ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Another who has no idea about how it works in the country
    Yeah, I shall defer to your intellectual equal of a partner then.


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