Thursday, April 26, 2012

Burma’s gas export revenue increases

25 April 2012
(Mizzima) – Burma’s natural gas exports jumped to US$ 3.563 billion in 
fiscal year 2011-12. The total figure was up $640 million from $2.92 billion 
in 2009-10, local media reported on Tuesday.

Gov’t to buy back electricity from China to power Rangoon

25 April 2012
Rangoon (Mizzima) – The Burmese government is negotiating to buy back 
100 megawatts of electrical power sold to China to be used to provide 
more electricity in Rangoon Region.

DKBA Leader on Thailand’s Most-Wanted List

25 April 2012
Saw Lah Pwe, far right, appears on a Thai most-wanted poster. (Photo: ONCB)
Saw Lah Pwe, the leader of a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist 
Army (DKBA), has been named one of three Burmese nationals on Thailand’s
list of most-wanted drug traffickers.

Government mulls new broadcast law

25 April 2012
Burma’s first broadcast media law is being drafted and will likely be implemented 
by the end of this year. The government’s deputy information minister Soe Win, 
who spoke at a workshop concerning media development on 23 April in Naypyidaw, 
said the Ministry of Information (MoI) has been working on a broadcasting law 
since 2008.