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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and monks, who have threatened to kill them, the firm behind the project said. The firm, Wanbao, which operates the Letpadaung mine in the town of Monywa, in northwestern Myanmar, said activists were holding the two 23-year-old contractors and demanding the "total halting" of the project, which has triggered fierce opposition from villagers. "Wanbao vehemently condemns ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Buddhists, allegedly aided by police. Reports of the killings have been strongly denied by the government. Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, which campaigns on Rohingya rights, said the MSF ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mob may have killed dozen Muslims in Myanmar: rights group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 05:05pm by AP

    ... than 240 people have been killed and another 250,000, mostly Muslims, forced to flee their homes. [Stab wounds] indicate the massacre was committed by … villagers ARAKAN PROJECT, ADVOCACY GROUP Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project, an advocacy group that has been documenting abuses against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority for more than a decade, said details of the violence ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ex-Myanmar spy chief Khin Nyunt and his victims re-evaluate their lives

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... last year on the grounds of his sprawling residential compound, where he sells tourist crafts and dotes over his orchids. The man, Khin Nyunt, smiled at his former captive. He was smaller than ...

  6. 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 ... dispersed protesters with smoke bombs containing white phosphorus. Those who oppose the project say it will cause major environmental, social and health problems. But following a revision ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to get bigger slice of profits at China-backed copper mine

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Revision of contract at the China-backed copper project is seen as a way of appeasing residents upset at huge seizure of land Myanmar strikes better mine deal Myanmar has ... by the government to appease public anger over the project by giving the country a bigger share of the profits, after protests last year that triggered a violent police crackdown. The new terms give ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to profit from controversial Chinese-backed mine

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... The revision is seen as an attempt by the government to appease public anger over the project by giving the country a bigger share of the profits, after protests last year that triggered a violent ... for months last year against the project’s expansion on what they said was thousands of acres of illegally seized land. The protest was a major test of the limits of reforms introduced under ...

  9. 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 lawyer said, despite the regime's pledge to free all political prisoners. Naw Ohn Hla, 49, was convicted on Thursday for public order offences in the town of Monywa, where the Chinese-backed ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Blast during sermon by radical Myanmar monk injures five

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 02:38pm by AFP

    ... people – a Buddhist child novice monk, three women and one man – were slightly injured in the blast, which occurred in a residential area of Myanmar’s second largest city on Sunday evening. “We ...




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