27 Nov 2012
Protesters who have been affected by the controversial Monywa copper mine say
they won’t leave until the Chinese financed project is stopped.
The construction for the mine has recently started in Lapadaung Mountains,
near Monywa, in Upper Burma. The investors - a joint venture between China’s
Wan Bao Company and military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd
(UMEHL) - have been accused of destroying crop fields and Buddhist shrines,
polluting clean water sources, and seizing 3,150 hectares of land
from the surrounding villages.