August 17, 2011

Burmese leader calling for halt to the construction of the Myitsone Dam

Burmese democracy leader Dr. Aung San Suu Kyi joins environmentalists and other residents in calling for a halt to the construction of the Myitsone Dam on the Irrawaddy River, saying that besides displacing at least 10,000 primarily ethnic Kachin people, it would devastate an area rich in biodiversity and introduce dangerous risk in the event of an earthquake.

Sources:
Mizzima
International Rivers
Guardian
UPI

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