Ethnic villagers in Sagaing Division say that gold mining along the fourth largest river in Burma is ruining farmland and causing tension in the community
Dec 20, 2007 (DVB), A gold mining village in Mandalay division’s Thar Si township was raided last week by government troops who seized valuable items and cash, according to locals. Leh Pyin village, located on a railway line half way between Thar Si and Kalaw township in Shan state, is well known among people in …
Miners at Tagon Gold Mine-1 in Mandalay division are calling on the government to adopt a Mining Law, to ensure safety standards and the protection of miners’ rights.
Church leaders in Tanai estimate that about a thousand people have sought sanctuary at churches in the town.
Fighting between government troops and the KIA forces hundreds of people to flee gold-mining sites in Kachin State’s Kamaing Township.
Residents of Hwaysai village say the mine, operated by local businessman Kyauk Win, has been eroding the banks of Uru Creek and obstructing the flow of water since it began in March of this year.