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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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17 December 2017

Myanmar activists, Catholic Church hit Chinese-operated megaprojects due to environmental damage & land expropriation without adequate compensation

Author: Thant Zin Oo & Kyaw Myo Min, Radio Free Asia

"Chinese-backed Megaprojects in Myanmar Continue to Raise Ire of Residents", 14 December 2017...

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28 March 2017

Myanmar: At least 10 injured as police fire rubber bullets at Letpadaung copper mine protesters; over 50 farmers charged with illegal assembly

The Letpadaung mine in Sagaing Region, Myanmar is a copper mine operated by Wanbao Mining and the state-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings. For years, villagers have been demanding for compensation for land lost to the project, as well as for...

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10 May 2016

Myanmar: After renewed protests at Letpadaung mine, China says companies are demanded to respect laws of host countries

  "China has consistently demanded its companies operating abroad respect local laws, China's Foreign Ministry said…after hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed copper mine...Myanmar Wanb...

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26 January 2016

Groups submit comments to US Govt. calling for renewal & strengthening of Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma

U.S. investors who invest at least $500,000 in Burma are required to submit a report to the US Government about their human rights and land use policies, their contact with the Burmese military and their payments to the Government of Burma. The US...

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11 January 2016

Myanmar: Letpadaung mine protesters still denied justice

Author: Amnesty International

27 Nov 2015...

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21 July 2015

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business launches 2nd Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises report

Author: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)

"Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises: the best get better, but what about the others?", 20 July 2015...

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16 July 2015

Myanmar: Intl. Commission of Jurists ask companies to disclose information on special economic zone projects, but receives no substantive responses

Author: Vani Sathisan & James Tager, International Commission of Jurists, on Bangkok Post

"Silence on investment projects is not the answer", 16 July 2015...

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10 February 2015

Myanmar: Foreign mining companies colluding in serious abuses & illegality in Monywa mine complex, says Amnesty report

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2 February 2015

Myanmar: Wanbao should fulfil environmental & social commitments in Letpadaung especially after recent abuses, say experts

Author: Daniel Aguirre & Irene Pietropaoli, Myanmar Times

“Blame game at Letpadaung”, 28 January 2015...

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