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...
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...
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 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...
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