Judge pledges to decide fairly in mining case

A Minbu court judge maintained that he would decide on a case involving illegal coal miners objectively, just a 400 people demonstrated against the prosecutions of a mining company owner and his workers. The protestors on Tuesday claimed that the Magway regional government had been pressuring the court and the company owner and coal miners were unfairly detained and prosecuted. Judge U Zaw Min, who was making his judgment after hearing from both the prosecution and defence, said the Minbu court was never under pressure from the government.

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