The mining sector in Burma receives flak, with protestors taking to the streets in Wetthay and Phetshay villages in Thabeikkyin, Mandalay.
A new report by ND-Burma has revealed more than 100 cases of human rights violations committed by the Burmese military in the second half of 2013 including torture, rape, extra-judicial killing, land grabs, unlawful arrests and detentions, arbitrary taxation and forced labour.
An influx of foreign investment in Burma’s extractive industries is likely to fuel human rights abuses and environmental degradation across the country, a new report warned on Wednesday
Burma has the worst record on natural resource governance in the entire world, according to a new international study, which activists on Thursday described as a “warning” to global investors eyeing oil and gas deals in the country
A number of lucrative energy contracts are likely to be handed to Western firms in April, when the Burmese government is set to open a long-awaited bidding round for some two dozen off-shore oil and gas tenders
For sanctions against natural resource investment in Burma to be lifted without any transparency provisions is inherently misguided