Saturday, August 11, 2012
Villagers in the Kawkareik Township area claim the Democratic Karen Buddhist
Army and its political wing the Klohtoobaw Karen Organization is taxing boat
travelers using the Haung Tha Raw River.
Friday, 10 August 2012 14:37 Yadanar Oo
Rangoon (Mizzima) – A total of 19,492 people were given citations for illegally
crossing roads from January until late July, the Rangoon Region Supervisory
Committee for Motor Vehicles reported this week.
Friday, 10 August 2012 14:20 Mizzima News
Up to 6,000 people are homeless after severe flooding in Hpa-an Township in Karen State.
Zaw Min, the Karen State chief minister, said that heavy rains since July have caused
the Salween River to finally flood.
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:47 Mizzima News
The European Union has urged Bangladesh to ensure humanitarian access
to Rohingya refugees from Burma, and to allow humanitarian aid organizations
“to do their work for the benefit of all communities.”
Friday, 10 August 2012 14:06 Aung Myat Tun
Rangoon (Mizzima) – Parliament Legal Affairs and Investigating Committee
member Than Maung told a Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) meeting this week that people must
understand that the police, courts, public administrators and government
staff are all public servants who are bound
Friday, 10 August 2012 12:52 Theingi Tun
Rangoon (Mizzima) – The Ahlone Dockyard Port will significantly expand with
the construction of three new wharfs valued at more than US$ 110 million.
Friday, 10 August 2012 12:20 Mizzima News
Burma could be poised to reclaim its No. 1 position as the world’s top rice exporter,
perhaps within three years, say officials, if all goes well. Burma was the world's
top rice exporter in the 1960s. A top priority is to give farmers better access
to high-quality seeds and fertilizer, officials said.
Friday, 10 August 2012 12:04 Mizzima News
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is leading a delegation
of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on a visit to Rakhine State,
met with Burmese President Thein Sein in Naypyitaw on Thursday.
Civil society groups have urged the World Bank to exercise caution before
pressing ahead with their plans to pump $85 million into community projects
in Burma’s conflict-torn border regions or risk “exacerbating” local problems.