Around 20 farmers from Kanbalu, jailed for holding a “plough protest” in March, have this week been transferred to prisons far from their homes.
Bullet Points: bringing you the day’s news for Wednesday 16 July.
Police and local villagers were reportedly injured this morning in Sagaing Division’s Yinmarbin township, when police arrived with bulldozers to uproot toddy palm trees on 100 acres of confiscated land.
Once again, tensions peak at the Latpadaung mining project after officials begin to fence off farmland that falls within the project zone.
Religious minister pledges not to destroy a revered Buddhist site at the Latpadaung copper mine.