Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Myanmar sees more foreign firms bidding for projects

24 Dec 2012

More international companies are submitting tenders for state projects 
on infrastructure, a business man said.

“Foreign firms [are filing] bid tenders for airports, sea ports, hotels and industrial zone projects. 
The trend may continue as other tenders are still in process,” he said,

General Jonny elected as head of Karen Army

24 Dec 2012

Brigadier General Saw Jonny, commander of the Karen National Union (KNU) 
Brigade 7 has been elected as the commander-in-chief of the Karen National Liberation Army 
(KNLA). The KNLA is the armed wing of the KNU. 

KNU Congress ends – all leadership positions filled

25 Dec 2012

The Karen National Union 15th Congress finished with the election of 
all the organization’s positions voted-in for the next four years administration.

Following the election of its five top leaders, together with its Central Standing Committee, 
the KNU elected General Saw Jonny, the former commander 
of the Karen National Liberation Army 7th Brigade, as its Army Chief. 
General Saw Baw Kyaw Heh, the former 5th Brigade Commander 
was elected as vice-chief-of staff (VCS) yesterday, December 24.

Bangladesh- China road link depends on Burma’s response

24 Dec 2012

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Construction of the much-talked about road 
to link China’s Kunming and Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar through depends 
on Burma’s response, Chinese ambassador Li Jun said in Dhaka recently.

Blankets need for the poor displaced people in northern Arakan

25 Dec 2012

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Blankets and warm clothes are needed 
for the poor displaced people living in Maungdaw and Rathedaung Townships. 
Severe cold accompanied by dense fog for the last few days has disrupted normal life
 in the areas, said a businessman from Maungdaw who denied his name. 

Couple arrested for marriage after 14 years in Mangdaw

25 Dec 2012
Maungdaw, Arakan State:  A couple was arrested by Nasaka 
(Burma’s border security force) at Maungdaw north on December 21, 
over the allegation that he had married without permission 
from the concerned authority after 14 years later, according to a friend of the victim.