On the cusp of the general election, residents in Letpadaung face ongoing health complications and battles with operators of the local mine.
Protesters confronted police along the Pathein-Monywa Road near the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in Salingyi Township on Monday, in the latest dust-up over the Chinese-backed project in southern Sagaing Division.
A Union minister says the government has netted almost $20 million in revenue from the Letpadaung copper mining project through the first 10 months of the current fiscal year.
Brisbane-based Metro Mining is one of the first Western mining companies to invest in Burma since a revised mining law was introduced late last year.
Two years after a brutal police crackdown against protesters at the Latpadaung copper mine site, Amnesty Int’l has issued a press release highlighting ongoing problems with the project.
Activists who were arrested after staging a rally calling for the suspension of the controversial Latpadaung copper mine were released today on bail