11 July 2012
Over 100 students from Goonshein high school in Kyaukpru
Arakan State staged a protest Monday morning
in anger of damage to their
school road that has been caused
by the Shwe Gas Project.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
WASHINGTON DC—The United States is poised to allow US
companies to invest with Burma’s state oil and gas enterprise
as the Obama administration takes its biggest step yet to roll
back sanctions, marking a rare break from democracy
icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
More than 3,000 acres of paddy fields in Thone Kwa Township
in southern Rangoon Division have been destroyed by flooding
following heavy rains, say local farmers. Some 40 villages are affected,
including Lattpan, Kan Myint and Taung Moe Kan Kwin.
The controversial Shwe Gas pipeline project dissects Burma
from the Bay of Bengal in western Arakan State through to
the Chinese border in northeastern Shan State.
Around 150 Burmese residents of Chiang Mai protested on
Monday against plans by Thailand’s Department of Religion
(DOR) to hand over the Wat Sai Moon monastery to a Thai abbot.
Burma fired the starting gun in the process of liberalising its
communications networks in a move that could finally bring
mobile and Internet access to the masses and drive