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Momauk Villagers Protest KIO Rare Earth Mine

Momauk Villagers Protest KIO Rare Earth Mine

Hundreds of Kachin nationalities have demanded the closure of a rare earth mine planned by the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) in Momauk Township. Nearly 200 villagers from N'ba Pa protested at the location of the

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Rare Earth Mining Poisons Eastern Kachin State

Rare Earth Mining Poisons Eastern Kachin State

After last year's coup, Burma has become the world's largest supplier of rare earths. According to a six-month report by Global Witness, which tracked the toxic mining of the mineral needed for computers and most

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PMF Turns Away Workers At Chipwi Rare-earth Mine

PMF Turns Away Workers At Chipwi Rare-earth Mine

The Laymai People's Militia Force (PMF) has been turning away workers who are desperate enough to pay exorbitant quarantine fees as a condition of working in their rare earth mines, while local residents fear the