Wednesday, December 12, 2012
11 Dec 2012The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed on Tuesday
that it will resume visits to prisons in Burma as soon as possible.
11 Dec 2012Chinese ambassador Li Junhua held a press conference recently at the embassy
in Yangon to answers concerns regarding the controversial Lapaduang copper mine.
11 Dec 2012The Chin National Front (CNF) peace committee and other ethnic party leaders
from inside Burma met for the first time during the second level union talks
with the government at Tawwin Rose Peace Hall in Yangon. The CNF signed
27 points of a 33 plan brought forth by the armed group with the government.
One point included recognizing Chin Day as a national holiday.
11 Dec 2012
At least two of Myanmar Airway’s ageing aircraft are to be replaced
by state-of-the-art Embraer 190s from Brazil.
Than Htun, the managing director of the state-run airline, said,
“The first Embraer 190 aircraft will arrive here on December 12.
The second one will be here in the first week of January 2013.”
11 Dec 2012
Several private enterprises in Burma have been granted forestry permits
by the Ministry of Environmental Conservations and Forestry, but only
an estimated 83 percent of the lands are being devoted to forestry projects,
the Ministry says.