Monywa courthouse heard that Mr. Li ordered his subordinate, a Burmese woman named Kyi Kyi May, to stand on one spot for three consecutive working days.
DVB spoke to one resident who put the blame for the floods squarely on the Wanbao copper mine, saying it affects the free flow of the Chindwin River.
Brisbane-based Metro Mining is one of the first Western mining companies to invest in Burma since a revised mining law was introduced late last year.
Incarcerated political activist Naw Ohn Hla has been handed an additional six-month sentence for allegedly disturbing religious assembly eight years ago.
A court ruling that Khin Win was killed by a bullet means charges can now be brought against police.
The villagers had formed a protest line to try to stop bulldozers from entering disputed farmland that has been confiscated from local farmers for use in the project.