Chief Minister rejects land request for resettlement in Hakha
20 August 2015 — Hung Ngai, Chief Minister of the Chin State government, refused a proposal of land for resettlement requested by landslide-affected victims in Hakha.
Residents in Khuahlun ward made a request for a new location in the western part of the town to resettle after their place had been completely destroyed by landslides.
However, the chief minister responded to them negatively, adding that it had been reserved for construction of a new police quarter and academy.
Khua Kung, a Khuahlun community leader, said in the Hakha Post: “We are now homeless. We approached him as our father to help us, he shouted at us instead of wiping our tears. He made our sadness worse.”
Khuahlun residents are currently taking shelter at temporary camps arranged by both the State government and local communities after having abandoned their devastated ward early this month.
Kung said that they had gone to Hung Ngai’s office on 17 August and that their second attempt had failed again as he had not wanted to meet with them.
Hakha community leaders and town-elders are planning to write a letter to President Thein Sein regarding the issue.#