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.
On the cusp of the general election, residents in Letpadaung face ongoing health complications and battles with operators of the local mine.
As of 8 PM, 25 Jan, a total of 17,924 samples were tested and found more 383 new cases and 7 deaths. MoHS has reported 137,957 of total confirmed cases including 122,116 discharged, and 3,069 deaths. 38 townships have been reported thousands of Covid-19 cases, including 29 townships in Yangon region, 6 townships in Mandalay …
Human rights and civil society groups have long criticised the Peaceful Assembly Law, or Article 19 as it is commonly known, saying it has been used by the government and military to suppress opposition.
Monywa courthouse heard that Mr. Li ordered his subordinate, a Burmese woman named Kyi Kyi May, to stand on one spot for three consecutive working days.