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12 January 2018

Response by Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited

Author: Wanbao Mining

...With regard to local resident relocation and land expropriations, Myanmar Wanbao by now has extended 12.36 billion kyats in three rounds providing to the local residents who are impacted by Letpadung Copper Project for their compensation and...

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4 January 2018

Myanmar: Community residents protest vs. megaprojects due to environment damage and inadequate compensation; company responds

Residents of Myanmar town of Letpadung protest against Chinese-operated infrastructure megaprojects and allege that the operations are causing serious environmental damage.  Furthermore, residents in the community allege that there have been land...

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17 December 2017

Myanmar activists, Catholic Church hit Chinese-operated megaprojects due to environmental damage & land expropriation without adequate compensation

Author: Thant Zin Oo & Kyaw Myo Min, Radio Free Asia

"Chinese-backed Megaprojects in Myanmar Continue to Raise Ire of Residents", 14 December 2017...

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28 March 2017

Myanmar: At least 10 injured as police fire rubber bullets at Letpadaung copper mine protesters; over 50 farmers charged with illegal assembly

The Letpadaung mine in Sagaing Region, Myanmar is a copper mine operated by Wanbao Mining and the state-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings. For years, villagers have been demanding for compensation for land lost to the project, as well as for...

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15 May 2016

Return of Seized Land a Top NLD Priority: Deputy Agriculture Minister

Author: Htet Naing Zaw, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

12 May 2016...

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10 May 2016

Myanmar: After renewed protests at Letpadaung mine, China says companies are demanded to respect laws of host countries


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11 April 2016

Myanmar: New govt. to review all Chinese-led major projects on social & environmental impacts

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9 March 2016

Myanmar: Commentary: Transitional justice & corporate accountability critical to breaking down impunity

Author: Irene Pietropaoli, Justice Info

“Corporate Accountability and Transitional Justice in Myanmar”, 7 Mar 2016...

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22 February 2016

Myanmar: Wanbao to begin copper production in Letpadaung in May despite continued land rights protests

Author: Radio Free Asia

“Chinese Company to Begin Controversial Copper Mining Operation in Myanmar”, 19 Feb 2016...

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28 January 2016

Myanmar: Letpadaung farmers’ crop compensation demands denied

Author: Thuzar, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

The Chinese firm Wanbao’s Burma subsidiary has reportedly told locals in the Letpadaung mine area that it has no plan to compensate them further, after hundreds of would-be farmers sought payment for crops forgone last year due to the project....

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