Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Burma army soldiers severely beat a Baptist preacher in Kachin state's
northernmost Putau (also Patao) district earlier this month when
he was crossing a bridge, say sources close to the victim. Troops also
confiscated the national identity card of the preacher who practices
at the Sumpyi Yang Kachin Baptist church.
Monday, 28 May 2012 13:12 Mizzima News
Burma will acquire three large gas turbines from Japan in addition to
buying a dozen heavy-duty generators from the United States and Singapore
in an emergency effort to meet citizens’ pleas for more electricity
in Rangoon, Mandalay and other cities.
Monday, 28 May 2012 15:22 Mizzima News
Burma’s mining authorities will suspend all jade mining work by private
companies in northern Kachin State starting the end of this month,
Rangoon media reported on Sunday.
Po La Hay, a Karen man who sustained serious injuries from
a Canadian police tactical squad when they mistakenly broke
into his home, has agreed to drop his CAN $2.5 million
(US $2.45 million) lawsuit against Hamilton Police Service’s
Board and 16 officers.
Forty-five steelworkers have continued their hunger strike for
a third day at Yangon Crown Steel Factory in Myauntakar
Industrial Zone in Rangoon’s Hmawbi Township as representatives
of the workers entered into talks on Monday with the factory
manager and Director General of the Worker Supervisory
Office Win Shein.