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Title: Thaton Interview: Saw N---, June 2017
Date of publication: 28 September 2018
Description/subject: "In June 2017, Karen National Union (KNU) Thaton Township leaders held a consultation meeting about the development of a limestone quarry and cement factory. They only invited local leaders from Min Lwin village tract, Thaton Township. During this consultation meeting, they did not provide adequate information about the impact of this factory on the local community. Instead, they distributed assessment survey forms to all local community members. The lack of adequate information led to disagreements among the local community. The process of gaining the consent of the local community has been controversial. Households that live far from the Mountain were included in the process, even though they are not directly impacted by the limestone quarry and cement factory. Many households who signed their names did not realise this would constitute consent to the development project. The names of people who have emigrated to Thailand were also found among the signatures of people agreeing to the development of a limestone quarry on Min Lwin Mountain. Local people predict that the negative consequences of the limestone quarry on Min Lwin Mountain are the loss of community forest, environmental damage and the loss of biodiversity, farm lands, plantations and potential displacement due to livelihood problems..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (240K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/2018/09/17-120-a1-i1/thaton-interview-saw-n-june-2017
Date of entry/update: 04 October 2018

Title: Revived Cement Factory Draws Protestors in Hpa-an
Date of publication: 01 April 2016
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Irrawaddy
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2016

Title: Mi Karen Villagers Pray for Protection of Their Land and Natural Resources Threatened by Proposed Cement Project
Date of publication: 29 March 2016
Description/subject: Press Release
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Mi Kayin Community
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2016

Title: Thousands protest against mines in Namhkam
Date of publication: 05 September 2014
Description/subject: "Thousands gathered in Namhkam, Shan State, on Friday morning to protest against commercial mining operations. The locals said that large-scale silica mining projects have resulted in permanent damage to streams and farmlands, ultimately ruining the livelihoods of thousands of people in the township. Demonstrators convened at the Nam Seere bridge at around 8am, then marched to downtown Namhkam shouting slogans..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2014

Title: Nyaunglebin Situation Update: Kyauk Kyi Township, July 2012
Date of publication: 05 September 2012
Description/subject: This report includes a situation update submitted to KHRG in July 2012 by a community member describing events occurring in Nyaunglebin District, during July 2012. It describes the Norwegian government's plans for a development project in Kheh Der village tract, which is to support the villagers with their livelihood needs. In addition, the legislator of Kyauk Kyi Township, U Nyan Shwe, reported that he was going to undertake a stone-mining development project in the township, which led the Burmese government to order a company, U Paing, to go and test the stone in Maw Day village on July 1st, 2012. U Paing had left the area by the 8th of July due to safety concerns after a landmine explosion occurred in the near vicinity. Also described are villagers' fears to do with such projects, particularly in regards to environmental damage that could result from mining.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (263K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2012-09-05-Nyaunglebin_Situation_Update_Kyauk_Kyi_Township_...
Date of entry/update: 05 November 2012