The lawmakers say small-scale amber and gold mining would create jobs and is better for the environment than large, commercial operations that use heavy machinery.
The company was ordered to give up their mining license after failing to pay 2,032 kilograms of gold to the Natural Resources Ministry’s No. 2 Mining Enterprise.
Price of carbon credits must rise drastically to help protect SE Asia's tropical forests against rubber plantation expansion, according to researchers.
Current legal framework is unclear and not in line with global standards, Myanmar Center for Responsible Business says.
Protesters say resources have not been used to benefit locals and that lawmakers have not listened to their suggestions.
Dealers say possible sanctions on Myanmar’s jade and gems will have little impact, as most sales are to neighboring countries.
Mine owner and workers in Mandalay’s Yamethin Township stage protest, demand contract renegotiation.
Pathein locals call for help to drive a wild elephant from their village back to the forest.
The proposal also calls for transferring the gross revenues of extractive industry enterprises under the natural resources ministry to the Union budget.