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Caution Urged as Myanmar Poised to Embrace More Mining

New mining laws in Myanmar are expected to come into place after November’s national elections, enticing more foreign investment, but rights groups fear local communities could be imperiled without more solid legal protections. Analysts say Myanmar’s mining industry is still at the “frontier” stage of development with prospects in precious metals as well as copper, tin and tungsten. John Hancock, an Australian lawyer and consultant in Yangon, said there is plenty of enthusiasm with...

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