Six Kachin villagers who fled from fighting
between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese military were detained by
authorities and their relatives forced to pay for their food. One was released
but five-people are still being held.
BANGKOK—The eulogies called Chut
Wutty one of the few remaining activists in Cambodia brave enough to fight
massive illegal deforestation by the powerful. The environmental watchdog was
shot by a military policeman in April as he probed logging operations in one of
the country’s last great forests.
KYAUKPYU, Arakan State — Located on the coast of Arakan State in western
Burma, Kyaukpyu is fast becoming a major gateway for the country’s offshore
resources. And as the starting point of the multi-billion dollar Shwe Gas
Project, it is also becoming the focus of a contentious debate over who
benefits from those
Western countries will make up the top investors in Burma after a new investment law is signed by
the government, following the removal or suspension of sanctions by many
countries, senior officials of the Ministry of National Planning & Economic
Development told the New Myanmar Investment Summit in Rangoon on Wednesday.
A union-level investigation team
has launched a probe into the killings of 10 Muslim pilgrims in Arakan state’s
Taungup town by a mob, which was one of the precursors to the sectarian riots
that erupted in western Burma
earlier this month.