MP from NLD pushes govt to give explanation over death of local

Khin San Hlaing, a parliamentarian from National League for Democracy said she will push the government to release explanation over the death of a local in Letpadaungtaung incident by January 4.

She is also a member of the inspection commission for Letpadaungtaung conflict organised directly under the President.

"We had asked U Tha Aye, the chief minister of Sagaing regional government over the death of local. He said he formed an investigation team and it would take a couple of weeks to release a report. Since the team organised on December 22, the deadline for the report is January 4, 2015. We are waiting for the chief minister's pledge. We will push the government to release the report on time," Khin San Hlaing said.

National Human Rights Commission also carrying out investigation for the case.

"I want the report to mention the one responsible for the incident. The government failed to give answer when they used firebombs [to crack down demonstrators] in Letpadaungtaung. So, I don't want that happens again," she argued.

She added if the report did not settle the situation, she considered raising question or proposal to the Parliament.

Violence broke out over fencing of the project area in Letpadaungtaung on December 22 left the death of an elderly local woman called Khin Win and 40 injuries.

The conflict grew bigger the next day as the securities of Myanmar Wanbao Company and the police mounted another crackdown over the demonstrators and produced two more injured persons.

The NLD issued a statement stressing the President's working committee failed to follow the opinions of the commission for reviewing Letpadaungtaung copper mining project and requested to enquire the death of local woman.

Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of NLD said on December 30 that the case should be scrutinised under strict measure.