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Mining mutual aid - Global Times

Employees work in the Letpadaung Cooper Mine. Photos: Courtesy of Wanbao. A three-hour's drive from Myanmar's second largest city Mandalay sits the Letpadaung Copper Mine…

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Letpadaung mine to restart operations ... - Frontier Myanmar

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July - December Human Rights Situation in Burma

At the Letpadaung copper mining project in Sagaing Region, 56 year old Daw Khin Win was fatally shot by the police in December while she and villagers gathered to protest against a Chinese mining firm, Wanbao, which attempted to fence off an area which the company had not yet legally acquired.6

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Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the ...

Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the struggle for human rights. Contention around a mine in Myanmar – especially police treatment of activists campaigning to close it …

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Myanmar Military-Chinese Copper Mining Stops as Workers ...

By Monday more than 2,000 miners from the Kyisintaung copper mines in Monwya District, a joint venture since 2010 between the military-owned Myanma Economic Holdings Public Co. Ltd (MEHL) and Myanmar Yang Tse Copper Mining – a subsidiary of Bejing-based Wanbao Mining Limited – joined the civil disobedience movement against the coup.

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Burma: Sentencing of three defenders following their ...

The Observatory has been informed by Burma Partnership and Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma of the sentencing of Mr. U Aung Soe, a member of Yangon People's Support Network, which campaigns for the respect of rule of law and democracy in Burma and has been involved in the campaign against the Letpadaung project, along ...

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Myanmar: Letpadaung mine protesters still denied justice

Press Release November 27, 2015 12:16 pm Myanmar: Letpadaung mine protesters still denied justice. Myanmar's government stands accused of putting profits before human rights at the Letpadaung copper mine, with continued detention of activists and continued refusal to investigate use of white phosphorous against peaceful protestors, said Amnesty International today.

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Copper miners in Letpadaung, Sabei and Kyaysin protest ...

Miners at copper mines in Latpadaung, Sabei and Kyaysin Mountains within Yinmarpin District, Sarlingyi Township, protested against the coup by wearing red armbands on February 5. The mines, made up of workers from Myanmar Wanbao, Myanmar Yan Tse, Sino Hydro and more, gathered together by wearing their red arm bands and held up signboards that condemn the coup, their desire

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Burma Partnership » Press Release: Justice Trust

Tags: Home Aff, Justice Trust, Letpadaung Copper Mine, Monks. This post is in: Press Release. Related Posts. Search for: About Burma Partnership. Burma Partnership is a network of organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region supporting the collective efforts of …

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and public ...

This paper will examine one of such cases – the Letpadaung copper mining project invested by Myanmar Wanbao, a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE). Based on semi-structured interviews with villagers at Letpadaung, it will evaluate the extent and nature of public participation, as well as the challenges of implementing CSR in ...

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Burma Partnership » BURMA: Two Sharply Contrasting Reports ...

The Asian Human Rights Commission has since mid-2012 closely followed, documented and reported on the struggle of farmers in the Letpadaung Hills of central Burma against the expansion of a copper mining operation under a military-owned holding company and a partner company from China.

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Myanmar/Burma: Lawyer Network and Justice Trust report on ...

Myanmar/Burma: Lawyer Network and Justice Trust report on Letpadaung copper mine controversy. A report launched by the Lawyer Network (Myanmar) and Justice Trust (USA) on 14 February 2013 follows recent controversy surrounding the Letpadaung copper mine project. The project is a joint-venture between the military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited and China's Wanbao Mining …

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China hopes Letpadaung project incident can be handled ...

Myanmar police officers walk to provide protection to construction of a fence on farmland extending onto the Letpadaung copper-mine, Monywa in northwestern Myanmar, Dec 23, 2014.

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Letpadaung: The struggle continues | Frontier Myanmar

The project, a partnership between China's state-owned Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited and military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited, was tainted from the start by allegations of illegal seizures and forced evictions, as well as environmental and health concerns in surrounding villages.

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Burma Partnership » Myanmar: Letpadaung Mine Protesters ...

"The Letpadaung copper mining project has come to represent all that is wrong with the Myanmar government's approach of prioritizing profits and foreign investment over human rights. Once in power the new government must put in place safeguards to protect people from corporate human rights abuses and hold officials and companies to account."

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CASE STUDY: Wanbao's CSR commitments go hand in hand …

Work started on the Letpadaung mine in the Monywa District of Myanmar in 2011 and the mine began producing copper in 2016. The mine is operated by Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited (MWMCL), a subsidiary of Chinese-owned Wanbao Mining. [2] Wanbao Mining itself is owned by NORINCO, a Chinese state-owned conglomerate with interests in arms manufacturing as well as mining.

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Burma Partnership » Justice Trust

Report of Evidence Regarding Controversies at Letpadaung Hill Copper Mine Project. Executive Summary This report was prepared by Lawyers Network, an independent association of leading lawyers throughout Myanmar, and Justice Trust, an international group that supports national efforts to advance rule of law and human rights.

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Burma Partnership » Hundreds Demand Probe of Burmese Mine ...

Tags: Letpadaung Copper Mine, Protest, Rangoon, Sagaing Region. This post is in: People's Voices. Related Posts ICTJ Paper Looks at Range of Options for Dealing with Myanmar's Troubled Past Myanmar: Letpadaung Mine Protesters Still Denied Justice Land Confiscation Continues Unabated Across Southeastern Burma

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Letpadaung Copper Mine to Resume Operations

By Lawi Weng 26 July 2013. NAYPYIDAW — The controversial Letpadaung copper mine is set to resume operations, a union minister said on Thursday, following the signing of a new contract that gives the government a large share of the mine's profits. Hla Tun, a union minister from the President's Office who chairs the Letpadaung mining ...

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Burma 2013 2:Burma Spring 2007

Protesters march near the Letpadaung Copper Mine in Sarlingyi township, Sagaing. THE 'RESOURCE CURSE' IN BURMA UN Special Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana, visited Burma from 11-21 August to report on continuing human rights abuses, but the UN envoy has been denied permission to visit the Sino-Burmese border town of Laiza where the

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Civil Society and Community Groups ... - Burma Campaign UK

Civil Society and Community Groups Condemn the Violent Crackdown on Protest Against the Letpadaung Copper Mine in Burma. We, the undersigned civil society and community based organizations, condemn yesterday's brutal crackdown against protesters who have been calling for the suspension of the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa, Sagaing Region in Burma.

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Chinese Investment in Myanmar: What Lies Ahead?

Myitsone Dam, the Letpadaung Copper Mine and the Sino-Myanmar oil and gas pipe-lines – stand out due to their size and significance. All three projects were finalized between December 2009 and June 2010, when China consciously pushed to ink these deals before the 2010 elections to maximize its holding of Myanmar natural resources.

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Myanmar Villagers Agree to Relocate From China-Backed ...

China Wanbao Engineering Company has been operating the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in partnership with the military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Company (UMEHL) since 2010. Protests began in 2012 against the mine, with villagers saying it cost them their livelihoods and damaged the environment while demanding compensation.

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Copper mining | Online Burma/Myanmar Library

Chinese-operated copper mine projects in the resource-rich region have generated controversy among locals, especially in the town of Letpadaung where China's Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd. and the Myanmar military-owned conglomerate, Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd. (UMEHL), operate a large mine.

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The Social Responsibility of China's OFDI and NGOs' …

Taking the Myanmar Letpaduang Copper Mining Project as an Example ponsibility hina ment Taking the Myanmar Letpaduang Copper Mining Project as an Example Table 2.2 The main industries China's invested in Myanmar and the project number and characteristics Table 2.3 The positive and negative impacts on livelihood capital of local communities

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Myanmar: Letpadaung mine protesters still denied justice ...

Myanmar: Letpadaung mine protesters still denied justice. Myanmar's government stands accused of putting profits before human rights at the Letpadaung copper mine, with continued detention of activists and continued refusal to investigate use of white phosphorous against peaceful protestors, said Amnesty International today. Three years ago ...

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The Meaning of Land in Myanmar | Transnational Institute

23 Amnesty International, "Myanmar: Letpadaung Mine Protesters Still Denied Justice", Burma Partnership, 27 November 2015; Thomas Fuller and Wai Moedec, "Woman Killed While Protesting Chinese Copper Mine in Myanmar", NY Times, 22 December 2014. 24 Tom Fawthrop, "The Salween River is Not for Sale", East By Southeast, 7 August 2015.

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Mon Burma Partnership Letpadaung Copper Mine

The operator Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited Myanmar Wanbao, a fully owned subsidiary of Wanbao Mining, says it plans to expand the mines perimeter by a further two thousand acres which includes the homes of 141 families in four villages. Burma Partnership 187 Letpadaung Copper Mine.

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Left behind by the Letpadaung copper mine | Frontier Myanmar

In 2011, Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned arms manufacturer Norinco, formed a partnership with Myanmar's military-linked Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited to take over operations under the joint venture Myanmar Wanbao.

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Burma: Protests against Letpadaung copper project resume

Hundreds resume Letpadaung mine protest. The Irrawaddy. 28 March 2013. More than 300 farmers in northern Burma's Sagaing Division have resumed their protests against a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine, saying they will refuse compensation and continue to push for the mine's …

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Letpadaung Copper Mine - consult-myanmar.com

February 17, 2017 by thiha. The Union Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation Minister Ohn Win said that the profit received by the State within eight months from Letpadaung copper mine which is owned and jointly operated by Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (MEHL). and China's Wanbao Company was about US$ 20 million.

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MYANMAR MONYWA COPPER MINE PROJECT | Myo AUNG Myanmar …

The Letpadaung mine is operated by Wanbao Mining, a subsidiary of NORINCO, a Chinese state-owned conglomerate with interests in arms manufacturing and mining – and began shipping copper in ...

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Amnesty Letpadaung - Final Report

Wanbao Mining operates the S&K mine, Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited (Myanmar Wanbao), another subsidiary, operates Letpadaung in partnership with the military-owned conglomerate, Union of . Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL). In 2013 the Government of Myanmar gained a stake in Letpadaung via

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Letpadaung Protests to Test the Limits of Reforms

The copper mining project in Letpadaung, near Monywa, is a joint-venture between the military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (UMEH) and China's Wanbao Company. More than 7,800 acres of land have been grabbed from 26 villages in the Letpadaung mountain range to make way for the project.

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Burma Partnership » Arbitrary Detention

October 9, 2014 • By Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders • Tags: All Burma Federation of Student Unions, Arbitrary Detention, China, Human Rights, International Federation for Human Rights, Letpadaung Copper Mine, National League for Democracy, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Phyu Hnin Htwe ...

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Letpadaung mine to restart operations ... - Frontier Myanmar

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Episode 75: Anger remains for Letpadaung villagers ...

Since economic and political reforms began in Myanmar in 2011, one of the most controversial projects in the country has been the Letpadaung Copper Mine, close to Monywa in Sagaing Region. This week, in partnership with the Monywa Gazette, Doh Athan visits villagers affected by the project and hears about some of their concerns towards it ...

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Letpadaung mine to restart operations | The Myanmar Times

Angry farmers and activists have repeatedly clashed with authorities in recent years over the Letpadaung copper mine in the central town of Monywa. Several bloody police crackdowns on protests have stirred anti-China sentiment and public alarm over the project, which is a joint venture with the corporate arm of Myanmar's military.

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