Ten villagers in Madae Island of Kyauk Pru in Arakan state have been charged by police as they are suspected of leading the recent demonstration against the Chinese company, CNPC without permission from government authority, said U Tun Kyi who is included among them.
Speaking to Mizzima on behalf of state-run China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the Secretary to the Chinese Ambassador in Yangon, Xiong Guofeng, said that the company did not force workers at its pipeline plant on Maday Island to sign a pledge saying they would not participate in Thursday’s demonstration, and furthermore that they did not dismiss more than 50 workers who refused to do so.
Ten residents of Maday Island in Kyaukphyu Township have been charged by local police for protesting against the oil and gas pipeline projects on the island without receiving official permission to hold a demonstration.
Myanmar President Thein Sein was honored with the prestigious ‘Pursuit of Peace Award’ by the International Crisis Group (ICG) in New York on Monday, a prize he shared this year with former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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