Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Burmese ‘Slaves’ Rescued from Thai Fishing Boat

23 April 2012
Twenty Burmese migrants were rescued when the fishing boat they were 
forced to work on was raided by the Thai authorities and human rights activists 
in Chonburi Province, south of Bangkok.

Ancient Arakanese City Walls Destroyed for Sittwe-Rangoon Road

23 April 2012
The ancient city walls in Mrauk-U in western Burma’s Arakan State are 
reportedly being bulldozed to make way for expansion of the Sittwe-Rangoon road.

Trafficking victims rescued from Thai fishing boat

24 April 2012
More than 20 Burmese nationals including four underage teenagers sold 
to work on a fishing boat in Thailand’s Chonburi province have been 
rescued by the area’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) last Friday.

Regime negotiator misses out on ethnic alliance

23 April 2012
Flying in from Norway two days after the United Ntionalities Federal Council  
(UNFC) declaration it was ready to meet him, Naypyitaw chief negotiator
U Aung Min met only one of its members, Karenni National Progress Party 
(KNPP) on Saturday, 21 April.