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Farmers in Myanmar abandon fields for oil

Prospect of oil wealth is luring thousands of poor villagers from the countryside.

Last updated: 10 Dec 2013 10:21
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Motivated by the prospect of quick money, many farmers in Myanmar leave their main activity to invest in old methods of oil prospecting.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Magwe Division in Myanmar. 

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