Burmese women's rights activists wary of Canadian mining investment

Some civil society reps worried about implications of DFATD scoping mission last fall.

Embassy Photo: Kristen Shane
Burmese women's rights activists Wahkushee Tenner, Htwe Htwe and Pippa Curwen in Ottawa last week.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 03/18/2015 12:00 am EDT

Representatives of Burmese women’s groups who were in Ottawa last week say that the Harper government should be wary of promoting mining investment in Myanmar, because it could further inflame ethnic conflict that they say continues—despite a Western perception that the country is improving.

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