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Thai coal mine’s emissions under fire in Tanintharyi

Local residents adversely affected by emissions from a coal mine project of Thai companies in Tanintharyi Region have urged the Thai authorities to take action against the firm, a local youth group told The Myanmar Times. The residents filed a complaint on Monday before the Thailand National Human Rights Commission to air their grievances against […]

Taxi meter services gaining momentum among passengers looking for safer ride

After several failed attempts by the government over the years to formalise Yangon’s hectic taxi system, local firm Hello Cabs, which introduced a metered service and driver training nearly two years ago, says that business is catching on, with commuters today demanding higher standards from the city’s cabbies. Dagon Logistics launched the Hello Cabs service in December […]

Dawei residents protest against $3 billion oil refinery

A collection of civil society groups in the southern city of Dawei has begun to actively protest a Chinese-led US$3 billion proposal to build Myanmar’s largest oil refinery on their doorstep. Local businesses, civil society organisations and villagers are circulating a petition calling for the new National League for Democracy-led government to reconsider the project […]

Doubts raised over Chinese oil refinery plan

A Chinese-led US$3 billion plan to build Myanmar’s largest oil refinery near the southern city of Dawei has raised questions about China’s strategic intentions in launching apparently commercially unviable projects, while local groups have already signalled their opposition. Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co, a Chinese state-controlled commodity trader, said the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) had signed its […]