Public meeting on Chinese copper mine in Sagaing ends in shouting match

YANGON—The Sagaing regional government’s first public consultation on a Chinese company’s proposal to conduct a mining feasibility study in the Wazeintaung area came to an abrupt end on Wednesday due to resistance from local people. The first public consultation was organized in Yinmarpin Township on Wednesday by Sagaing government officials, and attended by the regional […]

Power shortages hold Myanmar back

The recent protests in Yangon against a hike in electricity charges have shed some light on Myanmar’s serious power crisis. In the past three years Myanmar has witnessed the suspension of the Chinese-invested Myitsone dam project, mass demonstrations against blackouts in big cities like Yangon and Mandalay, and protests against the rate rise. Electricity is […]