Thursday, May 24, 2012

Troubles continue for Myanmar's Rohingya minority

KLANG, Malaysia, May 23, 2012 (AFP) - For five years, Abdul Rahim 
Abdul Hashim was repeatedly press-ganged into forced labour at 
a Myanmar military camp, until the ethnic Rohingya teenager 
could take no more.

Myanmar explains power cuts to calm rare protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government made an 
uncharacteristic plea for understanding Tuesday after chronic 
power cuts set off rare protests in the Southeast Asian country 
that is easing toward democracy after decades of military rule.

A new chapter in U.S.-Burma relations

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:53 VOA
 (VOA Editorial) – In further recognition of the positive changes being 
made by the government of Burma, the United States has named its first 
ambassador to the Southeast Asian nation in 22 years and announced 
the intent to ease restrictions on new American investment 
and the provision of financial services. 

Indian PM to relax terms on $500 million line of credit: reports

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:02 Mizzima News
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will arrive in Burma later 
this month, will bring a package of proposals to accelerate “development 
and connectivity” that include relaxing terms on a $500-million line 
of credit, launching an Imphal-Mandalay bus service and opening 
local branches of Indian banks.

People’s Militia Force terrorize village

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:22 S.H.A.N.
Residents in Southern Shan State have been complaining about being tortured 
and killed by Wanpang People’s Militia Force (PMF), according to 
SHAN sources in the area.


New wave of Burmese migrant deportations underway

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:33 Mizzima News
Burmese illegal migrants are being rounded up in central Thailand 
and transferred to Mae Sot to be deported, according to reports.