Despite the conflict at Letpadaung, the interests of mining firms and communities can align – provided investors make a serious effort to understand an area’s people and environment.
A lot of fuss is made over the provision that a quarter of the seats in Myanmar’s parliament are reserved for the military.
Many are questioning whether anyone be held accountable for the killing of Daw Khin Win, who was shot during a protest against the Letpadaung copper mine. Daniel Aguirre and Irene Pietropaoli look at the responsibilities of the mine’s investors.
Roger Mitton on the age-old problem of religious intolerance, it is worth reassessing the appeal of the world’s great faiths in this region.