Two years after a brutal police crackdown against protesters at the Latpadaung copper mine site, Amnesty Int’l has issued a press release highlighting ongoing problems with the project.
The Border Consortium says that the increase in military presence in the region is being increasingly driven by resource extraction and commercial development.
A coalition of ethnic NGOs says the draft National Land Use Policy is flawed because it overlooks traditional shifting agricultural practices in Burma.
UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee has expressed concern about “possible signs of backtracking” that could undermine Burma’s reform process, according to a UN press statement released yesterday.
The Myanmar Journalists Network met with Information Minister Ye Htut on Tuesday to discuss their concerns about the rising number of legal actions lodged against media employees.
Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, gave a speech at the “Myanmar Festival 2014” in Tokyo on 18 October urging Japan’s business leaders to think of…