Wednesday, December 19, 2012
17 Dec 2012A Burma army Mi-8 helicopter has been damaged by the Kachin Independence Army
(KIA) last Friday, according to senior officials. The Russian built helicopter was
last spotted retreating to Myitkyina, plumes of smoke bellowing out of it after
receiving sustained fire from KIA troops in Lajayang. There are also rumors
that the helicopter crashed before reaching the Kachin State capital but it hasn’t been verified.
18 Dec 2012A report Burma released by ethnic students and youth groups 12, December documents
the lack of inclusion and consultation with local communities by Burma’s government
and the developers of the country’s mega projects.
18 Dec 2012Minbya: The local farmers in Minbya Township in Arakan State have been summoned
and threatened by the Burmese army reportedly for filing a complaint to the higher
authorities over their farms being confiscated by the army.
18 Dec 2012A new report by Arakan Oil Watch (AOW) called “Danger Zone” alleges
that a planned Chinese industrial zone threatens the livelihoods of tens of thousands
of people in Arakan State as well as Burma’s second largest mangrove forest.
18 Dec 2012
The local residents said they are planning to stage a protest outside the office
of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) that is in charge of projects
related to the gas and oil pipelines on Kyaukpru’s Madae Island in Arakan State
on 26th of December.
18 Dec 2012The Burma Partnership (BP), a community based advocate organisation
called on the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee to consult
and to involve refugees in the process of repatriation.