Monitor Global Outlook – “Kidnapping puts Myanmar mining risks on display”

Yangon, Myanmar | May 20, 2014

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Two Chinese mining employees were kidnapped May 18 and released a day later amid ongoing local opposition to a joint Chinese-Myanmar copper mine project in northwestern Myanmar…

“It is rare for such opposition to turn violent in central Myanmar, but as local frustrations mount, risks of such incidents being repeated increase,” says Romain Caillaud, managing director of the Yangon office of Vriens and Partners, a political risk consultancy.