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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar says sorry for monks' protest injuries at Monywa mine

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Government apologises to monks for protest injuries Myanmar's government has apologised to senior Buddhist clerics over injuries sustained in a violent ... the demonstration had a "political" element and that the government was treating the wounded with a "clear conscience". The pre-dawn raid on protest camps at the mine last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1100913/myanmar-says-sorry-monks-protest-injuries-monywa-mine
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Harassment and imprisonment of journalists, cited as the reason for 'black page' protest, undermines image of nation that recently emerged from a half-century of military rule Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest against recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1475816/myanmar-newspapers-print-black-covers-protest-against-sentencing-reporters
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Farmers stage protests over land confiscations Myanmar's swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: the ploughing protesters. They are farmers and activists angry that developers have snatched away farmland, rights groups say. Five farmers were arrested on January 2 for trespassing on land they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Protest held after jailing of newspaper journalist who was working on a story about corruption Press freedom outcry over reporter's imprisonment Scores of journalists staged a rare demonstration yesterday in Myanmar's biggest city in protest at a jail term handed down to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption. Wearing black T-shirts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1399741/myanmar-press-stage-rare-protest-against-journalists-conviction
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at protest over China-backed mine

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Trouble flares again at copper mine Police fired rubber bullets at protesters who gathered at a roadblock near a Chinese-backed copper mine project ... frequently used by residents from Mogyopyin village to try to disrupt the shipment of supplies to a small "protest camp" set up by Buddhist monks near the mine, said Sandar Thiri, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357287/myanmar-police-fire-rubber-bullets-protest-over-china-backed-mine
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dozens hurt in crackdown on Myanmar mine protest

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Yangon Security forces accused of using incendiary devices to break up protest at joint Chinese project DOZENS HURT IN CRACKDOWNON COPPER MINE PROTESTERS Security forces fired water cannon and tear gas to break up a three-month protest against a vast copper mining project run by the powerful Myanmar military and its partner, a subsidiary of a Chinese arms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1094068/dozens-hurt-crackdown-myanmar-mine-protest
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Riot police quell Myanmar mine protest

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 11:32am by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Reuters in Yangon Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas on Thursday to break up a three-month protest against a vast copper mining project run by the powerful Myanmar military ... into their camps by police. Media described the devices as “phosphorous bombs”. After decades of oppression, the Monywa mine has become a test of Myanmar’s reforms as protesters explore new-found freedoms, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1093706/riot-police-move-end-myanmar-copper-mine-protest
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar activist’s jailing tied to copper mine protests

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activist's jailing tied to mine protests Myanmar has jailed an activist for two years in connection with protests over a controversial mine project, her ... to stage a protest was denied, her lawyer, Robert San Aung, said. Rights campaigners have expressed concern at the arrest of activists opposed to the mine. A botched raid on a protest at the copper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300857/activist-myanmar-jailed-over-protests-about-chinese-backed-letpadaung-mine
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... joke with me. Please don't joke with me," Saw Thet Tun pleaded. It was a common reaction by those who had been imprisoned for protesting against the country's longtime military ... after massive protests against the government. Since President Thein Sein, a former military commander, took office in 2011, ushering in political, economic and social reforms, there have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Cancel Chinese-backed dam project, say marchers Dozens of protesters began a 2,400-kilometre march yesterday to northern Myanmar, calling for the cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns. The US$3.6 billion dam along the Irrawaddy River was supposed to export about 90 per cent of the electric power it generated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455772/myanmar-marchers-seek-cancellation-chinese-backed-dam-project

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