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Aung San Suu Kyi talks with crying villagers during a visit to Tone village, near the Letpadaung copper mine project, in Monywa, 760 kilometers (450 miles) north of Yangon, central Burma, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Can Suu Kyi appease villagers on copper mine question?

By Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:49PM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi talks with crying villagers during a visit to Tone village, near the Letpadaung copper mine project, in Monywa, 760 kilometers (450 miles) north of Yangon, central Burma, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

After the ‘Commission on Let-pa-daung Copper-mine Project’ recommended that the project should go ahead, several annoyed local villagers expressed dissatisfaction and complained to the commission’s chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi on a conclusion that sided with the military’s Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL). Burma Nobel laureate and Nobel laureate Suu Kyi on Thursday...

Will copper mine commission of Burma meet people’s demands?

By Wed, Dec 05, 2012 11:29AM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with monks who were injured in the crackdown. Pic: AP.

People of Burma remain skeptical of political change under the existing President Thein Sein administration that claims itself as a reformist establishment. The reason is that the regime just changes its clothes rather than its authoritarian practices. It has disclose its true nature during the crackdown on the peaceful anti-copper mine protesters including several Buddhist...

Suu Kyi takes tough stance on Burma copper-mine row

By Mon, Dec 03, 2012 6:22PM UTC 1 Comment Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with monks who were injured in the crackdown. Pic: AP.

Numerous protesters including several Buddhist monks were seriously injured in a violent crackdown by police in the early hours of 29 November. The riot police used inflammable bombs, tear-gas and water cannon to break up a protest at the gate of the Chinese Wanbao Company’s Lapadaungtaung copper mine project near Monywa in Upper Burma. The...

Burma president launches an ‘Investigation Commission’ to the Rakhine state

By Sat, Aug 18, 2012 12:06AM UTC Comments Off

Burma has initiated the formation of an ‘Investigation Commission’ for an independent enquiry into recent horrific sectarian violence in the Rakhine state, which the United Nations human rights envoy to Burma said was one of the country’s one various human rights challenges at present. The president of Myanmar (Burma), Thein Sein, signed Notification No. 58/2012...