Corruption, environmental damage, and conflict: the effect of forestry clearance in Burma, say a US-based organisation.
Twenty six fire engines were called to busy Pansodan Street in downtown Rangoon on Wednesday.
Large numbers of protestors are arrested, as an image of confusion and violence in Letpadan emerges.
Police in Letpadan have reacted with force against up to 200 students and their supporters after tensions boiled over at the protest site.
Student negotiators achieved an apparent breakthrough on Tuesday morning, as a deal was proposed to allow them to carry on towards Rangoon.
Three students arrested in Pegu Division’s Letpadan, which has been the epicentre of protests in recent days.
Police, plain clothed thugs beat students and activists with batons and makeshift weapons, to disperse Rangoon crowd.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.