U Yan Win: After parliament, back to business

The National League for Democracy is the people’s choice, he said at his office in Yangon yesterday. “We have to follow the people’s desire.” Nevertheless, the owner of A1 Group of Companies will have plenty to keep him occupied – with the NLD in power he believes his business prospects are likely to improve. “Our […]

Canadian mining company Ivanhoe faces lawsuit in Myanmar

Justice Trust and the Myanmar Lawyers Network will file a lawsuit against Ivanhoe Mines, the Canadian mining company that launched the controversial Latpadaungtaung Copper Mine. “The Canadian company broke the law and it did not meet international standards when it was running the project,” said Thein Than Oo of the Myanmar Lawyers Network. “The company […]

Kawthaung Residents Claim Coal Plant Causes Health Problems

Residents of Kawthaung, a Tenessarim Division town located on Burma’s southernmost tip, are complaining that air pollution caused by a coal-fired plant constructed last year is affecting the health of about 100 people. Nway Nway, a local resident, said the coal plant was located in the town, between Shwepyitha and Ayeyeiknyein quarters, where its emissions […]

Fear of Pagoda Damage Draws Protests at Letpadaung Mine

Yangon — At least 150 rights activists and local residents are urging authorities in northwest Burma to allow them to visit a historic Buddhist pagoda that was allegedly damaged by a blast at the Letpadaung copper mine project last week. Amid rumors that the pagoda was damaged in a blast last Thursday, protests have been […]