Thein Myint, 44, a farmer from Hlaing Thayar Township in the Yangon Region, had several acres of land taken from his family in 1991 by the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) military government. The government eventually sold the land his family once farmed, and new owners fenced off the land and built factories and other structures. To support his family, he now collects and sells grass from nearby empty lots, earning no more than a few thousand kyat per day. 

© 2017 Patrick Brown for Human Rights Watch