Burmese villagers exiled from ancestral home as fate of dam remains unclear

Guardian: Lapai Zoong kicks the red dirt outside his house and complains that nothing will grow. "The situation here is hopeless," he says. "In the old village we used to grow rice, fruit and vegetables. We were happy. Here they bulldozed the land and there's no soil. Everyone wants to go back to our old village." But 70-year-old Lapai is not allowed back to his ancestral home just 12 miles to the north, even though the massive dam that was going to flood the village is now in limbo. The Myitsone dam......

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