Six coalminers were killed and six trapped when a pipe carrying oxygen into a tunnel exploded, collapsing the mine.
A new report alleges that a recent Burmese army offensive in Shan State was linked to coal-mining operations opposed by local people.
Residents of Tigyit in Shan State say a nearby coal project continues to endanger their health.
Thailand, Japan and Burma effectively launched the US$50 billion industrial zone that will have a deep impact on trade and investment in Southeast Asia.
Three Burmese migrants injured in a coal mine blast in Malaysia’s Sarawak State have been carried by helicopter to another hospital and their condition is improving.
A group of local activists and politicians in Shan state’s Kengtung township are preparing a petition against a Thai-owned coal mining project, which they say will cause widespread social and…