BREAKING NEWS – Three Wanbao contractors kidnapped at Latpadaung

Chinese firm Myanmar Wanbao has announced that three of its Sagaing-based contractors – two Chinese nationals and a Burmese – were kidnapped yesterday by activists claiming to be the “Student Network of Mandalay”.  The Burmese staffer was later released, the firm said, and the group has demanded that the controversial Latpadaung copper mine project be closed down. Wanbao says the victims have been beaten and that death threats have been made by phone.