Miners from the Moehti Moemi gold mine protest against an order evicting them from a monastery they were staying in, after they were kicked out of the mine compound.
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.
Local miners in Mandalay Division’s ‘Ruby Land’ town of Mogok may soon get access to more gems. The Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association plans to allocate small-scale mining plots to locals to promote gem trade in the area.
A landslide at a limestone factory in Thailand’s Petchaboon province has killed three people, including two Burmese migrants. Authorities say two people are still missing and one is seriously injured.