Saturday, March 24, 2012

Political party takes aim at coal plant

23 March 2012
Democratic Party-Myanmar (DPM) has sent a letter to the Chief Minister 
of Tenasserim division calling for the suspension of an eight-megawatt 
coal plant in Kawthaung township that is set to become operational soon.

Farmer burdened with taxes on confiscated lands

23 March 2012
Taungup: A farmer from Maunnchaung Village in Taungup Township 
in southern Arakan State is still being burdened with the official taxes 
for his farmlands that were confiscated by the army nearly a decade ago.

Day Laborers Face Exploitation at Shwe Gas Construction Sites in Arakan

23 March 2012
Kyauk Pru: Day laborers at Shwe Gas construction sites across Arakan 
State are facing exploitation of their daily wages by some contractors 
at the sites, said local worker sources.

Burma and Laos Agree Friendship Bridge Deal

23 March 2012
Burma and Laos have signed a deal to build a friendship bridge spanning 
the Mekong River amongst a raft of measures to deepen trade and 
cooperation between the two nations. Burmese President Thein Sein 
witnessed the deal on Thursday when he arrived in Laos capital Vientiane 
for a two-day visit at the bequest of his Laos counterpart 
Choummaly Sayasone.

Suu Kyi stressing jobs in Kawhmu campaign

23 March 2012
NLD chairman Aung San Suu Kyi told residents of Kawhmu Township, 
where she is seeking a seat in the Burmese Parliament, that she will focus 
on trying to alleviate unemployment in the township.