As per the Myanmar Special Economic Zone Law and Dawei
Zone Law the Republic of Union of Myanmar
Government has made an
announcement of about 50,535.0233
acres (204.5088212 square kilometer)
of land are demarcated
for Dawei Special Economic Zone in Daweil
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
With lowest wages in the region, workers in factories
established with foreign investment in Myanmar go on strike
due to extremely low wages in 2012.
On 6 February, 1,863 workers from Taiyi Shoe Factory owned
by an entrepreneur from Taiwan came out on strike in protest
of the wage cut for Chinese New Year holidays, and demanded
a wage hike and other benefits.
14 May 2012
Col Therdsak Ngam-sanong, a spokesperson for Thailand’s Third Army,
told The Bangkok Post on the weekend that his force has no information
about Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) leader Maj-Gen Saw Lah Pwe’s
alleged involvement in the drug trade.
Myanmar is open for business, but not everyone is ready to dive
in just yet.Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country —
one that is rich in resources but remains deeply impoverished —
has grown over 100 times in the past few years. In 2010-11 alone,
it soared to $20 billion from a much smaller $300 million
The situation over the presence of about 2,500 asylum seekers from
Myanmar at the Sultan Garhi monument near Vasant Kunj remained
volatile on Monday. After about 30-40 persons were moved away
from in front of the 13th century Sultan Garhi monument on Sunday,
no one was shifted on Monday.
During decades of political repression in Burma, many activists fled abroad,
building lives in exile while working for democratic change. Despite Burma's
political reforms over the past year, many remain reluctant to move back.
(Mizzima) – Northeast India has a strong interests in ethnic events
in Burma, and Burmese ethnic groups in India should try to influence
the India government’s “Look East” policy, Dr. Walter Fernandes,
the chairman of the North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC),
said last week at a conference in Delhi.