Thursday, July 26, 2012

Captured godfather’s aide claims confession extracted through torture

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:02 S.H.A.N.
Sai Aung Myat, No. 2 lieutenant to Sai Naw Kham, who was arrested by Lao 
authorities on 25 April and extradited to China on 10 May over the killing of 13 
Chinese sailors on 5 October, is reported to have maintained that he was 
forced by Burmese authorities to make a confession, according to sources 
close to the suspect currently under custody in Kengtung.

Brutal illegal elephant trade documented in Burma

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:49
A video, produced by the Ecologist Film Unit in association 
with Link TV and the NGO Elephant Family, shows how Burmese 
traders dispatch between 50 to100 calves and young female 
elephants from their forest homes each year to be 
traded illegally in Thailand.

Burma’s average income could overtake Laos, Cambodia: minister

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:00 Mizzima News
A Burmese government minister believes that the country’s average income 
per person could overtake Laos and Cambodia in two to three years.

Burma’s environment law undergoes revisions

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:21 Nay Lin Aung
Rangoon (Mizzima) – Burma's new Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) is 
in the process of final revisions and should be completed by the end of this year, 
according to reports.

Burma rejects visa for Pakistani human rights leader

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:44 Mizzima News
New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma has refused to grant visas to Pakistani human 
rights advocate Asnar Burney and a colleague, who wanted to come to Burma 
on a fact-finding mission regarding reports of Rohingya Muslims arbitrarily 
arrested and killed in Arakan State.