BURMA : Fear of Pagoda Damage Draws Protests at Letpadaung Mine

RANGOON — At least 150 rights activists and local residents are urging authorities in northwest Burma to allow them to visit a historic Buddhist pagoda that was allegedly damaged by a blast at the Letpadaung copper mine project last week.

Amid rumors that the pagoda was damaged in a blast last Thursday, protests have been ongoing near the offices of Chinese mining company Wanbao….(…)

The Irrawaddy,05/11/2013

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