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19 April 2018

Myanmar: Banana Plantation owned by Chinese companies raises local concerns over land and environmental problems

In 2016, the media reported the emergence of the Chinese investment allegedly involved in the land confiscations by renting land for banana plantation from local authorities in Kachin state where the land grabbing was widespread and longstanding....

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18 April 2018

Myanmar: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg replies to activist accusations that Facebook incited violence

Author: Kevin Roose and Paul Mozur, The New York Times

" Zuckerberg Was Called Out Over Myanmar Violence. Here is His Apology", 9 April 2018...

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18 April 2018

Myanmar: Female garment workers report sexual harassment and routine pregnancy tests in factories

Author: ABC (Australia)

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31 March 2018

Myanmar: Police detains two villagers seeking to block eviction on land claimed by China-operated copper mine

Author: Thet Su Aung, Radio Free Asia

"Two Detained in New Letpadaung Mine Protest in Myanmar", 29 March 2018...

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30 March 2018

Thailand: Fisherman who lost forearm appeals for higher pay; UN business & human rights working group expected to urge Thailand to adopt a national action plan

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Bangkok Post

"Fishermen long for justice as Thailand comes under UN scrutiny", 29 March 2018...

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25 March 2018

Myanmar: Sino-Myanmar pipeline project faces complaints for land compensation from six hundred protesters

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Hundreds in Myanmar Protest Lack of Payment For Land Confiscated For Pipeline Project", 22 March 2018...

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25 March 2018

Save the Mekong Coalition calls on govts to consider renewable energy sources in lieu of destructive dams

Author: Don Ross, TTR Weekly

"Dams threaten Mekong river life," 23 March 2018...

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14 March 2018

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business launches sector-wide impact assessment on mining

Impact assessment focuses on tin, gold and limestone mining in eight states and regions. Report says a new mineral resources policy and fresh laws are needed if mining in Myanmar is to be sustainable

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11 March 2018

Commentary: Women migrant workers are paid less, relegated to jobs that expose them to exploitation, & subjected to gender-based violence during transit

Author: Dana Graber Ladek, Bangkok Post

"Female migrants hidden impetus behind economy", 9 March 2018...

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11 March 2018

Myanmar: MCRB urges gov't to conduct transparent consultations for mining policies; cites vague rules as one of many challenges in mining governance

Author: Chan Mya Htwe & Thomson Chau, Myanmar Times

"Myanmar's approach to mining needs a rethink," 09 March 2018...

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