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Residents of Hwaysai village say the mine, operated by local businessman Kyauk Win, has been eroding the banks of Uru Creek and obstructing the flow of water since it began…
The case highlights the limits of control that Suu Kyi’s government, elected in November on pledges of democratization, has over the government where the military plays an outsized political role.
A ferry operated by the same company as one that sank last year, killing at least 62 people, ran ashore in Arakan State on Monday.
The incident took place at a site that had been closed for the rainy season because of fears about the stability of its massive pile of mining waste.
Deep divisions in Burmese society could make it difficult for the country to achieve real democracy.