Victory for Burma reformers over dam project

Guardian: Activists, tribal militias and environmentalists notched up a rare victory in Burma when the president ordered the suspension of a huge Chinese hydropower project on the Irrawaddy river. President Thein Sein informed parliament on Friday that construction of the $3.6bn (£2.3bn) Myitsone dam should be halted because it was against the will of the people. The suspension of the 3,600 megawatt project on Burma's most important river is a remarkable step for a nation long ruled by military fiat,......

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