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  • Aug 21, 2014
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copper mine protest

Suu Kyi draws rare rancour over Myanmar mine report

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced the wrath of hundreds of villagers on Thursday angered by her defence of an independent report that backed expansion of a copper mine they say was built on illegally seized land.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 1:07am

Suu Kyi to lead probe into crackdown at Chinese-backed mine

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a probe into a crackdown on a protest against a Chinese-backed copper mine that left scores of monks injured, the president's office said yesterday.

The inquiry will also assess the future of the disputed project.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:50am

Dozens hurt in crackdown on Myanmar mine protest

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 manufacturer.

30 Nov 2012 - 4:01am

Riot police quell Myanmar mine protest

Riot police fired water and tear gas on Thursday to break up a protest against a vast copper mining project run by the powerful Myanmar military and a Chinese arms manufacturer.

29 Nov 2012 - 9:05pm