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Lawmaker Criticizes Military Action in Illegal Mining Areas

By NAN LWIN HNIN PWINT 14 July 2017 YANGON — Lower House lawmaker representing Kachin’s Tanai Township U Lin Lin Oo criticized a military crackdown on illegal gold and amber mines in the township during a parliamentary...

MP wants authorities to monitor illegal gold and amber mines in Tanai, Hpakant

A lawmaker has urged the Union government and state government to monitor illegal gold and amber mines in Tanai and Hpakant townships in Kachin State. The proposal was submitted by MP U Lin Lin Oo...

Life after Myitsone

The anticipated cancellation of the controversial China-backed dam in Kachin State would be an opportunity to build trust with civil society and move forward with smaller hydropower projects in other areas of the country. By...

Watchdog accuses companies of mining in Kachin with expired permits

Mining companies in the Hpakant and Lone Khin jade mining areas have been operating in each other’s existing licensed plots after the expiration of their licenses, resource watchdog and advocacy group Global Witness and...

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