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Copper Mine Report Not Yet Due: Commission

11 February 2013

A parliamentary commission that is investigating a copper mine in northwestern Burma’s Sagaing Division announced on Sunday that its eagerly awaited report is still being compiled. It was previously announced that it would be released on Dec. 31 and later on Jan. 31. The commission, which is headed by NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, announced in the state-run New Light of Myanmar that President Thein Sein received a provisional report on Jan. 19. On Feb. 8, the commission discussed “compilation of the final report.” The commission said it recently met six monks, who were among about 90 monks injured during a brutal police raid on a protest against the Chinese-backed mine on Nov. 29.