Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma

September 17, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) met on 11 September to hear a complaint against the Ben Chaung Coal Mine. The coalmine is located in the Thanintharyi Region of Burma and three Thai companies are involved. The complaint, filed by representatives of in... Read more ►

Karen State Residents Object to Proposed Rock Quarry on Mee Zan Mountain

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

A company soliciting public backing for its rock quarry project received instead a deluge of fury and objections during a consultation held over this past weekend. The Explosives Consultation and Application Myanmar Company held an initial public meeting with Karen State res... Read more ►

Burma Army Officer Punishs and Warns Villagers over Protesting Against Gold Mining Polluting Their Water Sources

April 28, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Villagers from Ka Htaung Li village who protested against a gold mining operation that polluted their water sources alleged that they were harassed, punished and warned not to do it again by a Burma Army officer. Villagers alleged that Lieutenant Colonel Than Htike, the batt... Read more ►

Troubled Copper Mine a ‘Cautionary Tale’ for Myanmar Investors*

February 10, 2015  •  Author: Simon Lewis

On December 22, a China-Myanmar joint venture developing a copper mine in central Myanmar announced that it had gained “broad community support” to continue the controversial project and that it would be expanding the area covered by the mine. The day ended with 56-year ... Read more ►

Tanitharyi Villagers Meet with Companies and Authorities to Discuss Problems Caused by Coal Mining

January 10, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A meeting between villagers, company officials and officials from both the Karen National Union and the government was held on Tuesday, January 6 to discuss and resolve problems of land destruction caused by coal mining in Southern Burma’s Tanitharyi Division. Coal mining ... Read more ►

Shan Organizations Call for Mining Moratorium

September 12, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Shan community based organizations has said a moratorium on resource extraction is urgently needed until there is nationwide peace and a discussion on the control and management of the country’s natural resources, much of which are in ethnic areas. The Shan ... Read more ►

Myaung Byo Villagers Take Mining Company to Court

March 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers from Myaung Byo, located in Dawei District, have filed a court case over damages allegedly caused by the Heinda mining project operated by Myanmar Pongpipat Company Ltd. “It has had many negative social and economic impacts on our community,” Myaung Byo’s vil... Read more ►

Villagers Allege Mining Company Using Burma Army As Muscle

December 15, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Ka Taw Ni village in Southern Burma alleged that a Thai coal mining company used the local Burmese Army to threaten them for protesting for the closure of its coal mine. A villager in Ka Taw Ni, who asked not to be named for fear for his security, told Karen New... Read more ►

Dawei Residents Take Their Opposition To Mining To Rangoon

November 19, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Dawei residents in Southern Burma held a press conference on November 12 in Rangoon in an attempt to highlight what the residents have had to face because of mining in the region. The Dawei villagers from the western Dawei area said the mining has been going on before and af... Read more ►

Resettled Villagers Demand Coal Miners Return Land

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in southern Burma are demanding that a Thai coal mining company operating in their area return land that the claim the company is occupying is rightfully theirs. More than 13 villagers from Ah Mla, east of Dawei, want the East Star Company to return land that the ... Read more ►

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