Container truck drivers stage protest on Strand Road

Container truck drivers staged a protest along Strand Road in Kyimyindine Township, Yangon, at about 8 pm on Wednesday causing a massive traffic blockage. The protest came after traffic police stopped some container trucks from using the road beyond prescribed period. Container trucks are officially allowed to go along the road from 9 pm to […]

Mandalay gold-leaf businesses protest new rules at Shwedagon

About 200 Mandalay gold-leaf business owners and workers protested on Tuesday in Mandalay city against the Shwedagon Pagoda trustee board’s new tender rules for gold leaf, saying it may lead to the disappearance of their livelihoods. Last month, Shwedagon Pagoda Trustee Group invited tenders for 25,000 gold-leaf packets over the next three years. The tender […]

Local partners criticise mining firm that owes government money

Mine workers marched to protest against the gold mining firm National Prosperity Co (NPC), which the government ordered closed in November last year for not paying the government its share of mining revenue. About 200 workers from 22 local firms in Moehti Moemi mining area of Yamethin township in Mandalay Region held the protest at […]

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 […]

Villagers condemn power-plant project

Residents have staged a protest in Thakyataw village, Dawei District of Tanintharyi Region, against a coal-fired power plant to be built by the 24-Hour Mining and Industry Company Limited. About 400 residents took part, carrying banners reading “Environmental preservation”, “No dirty plant wanted”, “Stop the coal-fired power plant project”, “Get out” and “Goodbye to the […]

Madae Islanders to Protest Inauguration of Kyaukphyu Pipeline

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The oil pipeline linking the Rakhine State port of Kyaukphyu and China will commence operations on Jan. 30, with local residents planning a demonstration against land seizures and environmental damage at the project’s official inauguration. Locals said a large contingent of police had been deployed on the island ahead of the […]

Letpudaung Mine protest turns deadly

Opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday said failure by authorities to implement the recommendations of a commission that reviewed a controversial copper mine project in northwestern Myanmar had led to a deadly clash at the site earlier this week between protesters and police. A local official on Wednesday also announced a formal […]

Thousand farmers stage protest in Mandalay

Around one thousand farmers staged a protest against the Mandalay-Myothar Industrial Zone Park on Nov 17 in Myotar Town, of Mandalay Region. They demanded immediate release of jailed farmers and proper compensation for their farmlands seized, during the protest. The protestors from 14 villages located in the project area went on their protest march through […]

Demonstration to be held against hotel construction in Bagang hotels in Bagan without following the instruction to stop

The construction and expansion of private HOTELS IN Bagan in defiance of government orders is prompting a public group to come out in protest. Min Naing Aung, chairperson of Bagan Lovers Organization, said a protest will be held at Royal Rose Hall in Yangon on November 1. Preparations are underway to add the Bagan cultural […]

Lawyers’ Network to battle MIC over court tenders

Members of the Lawyers’ Network have protested against a government decision to lease two court buildings to private companies and have threatened to sue the Myanmar Investment Commission. About 50 lawyers from the network walked from the High Court on Maha Bandoola Park Street to Small Claims Court on Strand Road during the May 28 […]