BRIEF - Seven arrested in dispute over Latpadaung fence

Seven Monywa residents were arrested this morning after a violent scuffle with police, who were there to provide security for Wanbao Company staff as they erected a fence, according to a local witness. Around 30 villagers from Wet Hmay, near the Latpadaung copper mine, say the fence was being constructed on their farmland. Renowned Latpadaung activist Thwe Thwe Win was among those detained, the witness said.