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UPDATE 23. PROTEST YANGON
UPDATE SAIGAIN LATPADAUNG
RIP KHIN WIN
One woman killed, 20 villagers injured, when riot police fired on villagers at Latpadaung copper mine site at 2:20pm local time on Monday. Two hundred local villagers tried to stop Myanmar Wanbao employees from laying fence around site by firing stones with slingshots. Police in riot gear responded with slingshots and gunfire.Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker from the National League for Democracy party, said the Monday’s confrontation occurred as police and Chinese workers erected a fence on land that the villagers claimed as theirs.
She said a 50-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head, though it was not clear if she was shot by police or mining company security personnel.
Wai Lwin Lwin
22/12/2014 at Letpadaung
How to continue to get community participation
Really Really ….Really sad for that.Where is negotiation process? I don’t have to consider why government authority can’t consult with local villagers. Does a villager need to die for natural resource extraction? She died while saving her land.
(I would like to say about it as a member of EITI Yangon Region.)