Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Zealand to lead the herd in Myanmar’s dairy industry

14 Feb 2013

The distant South Pacific island nation of New Zealand is making its mark 
on Myanmar soil and looking to transfer its agricultural prowess in milk production 
and dairy manufacturing to farmers in the Southeast Asian country.

Energy Ministry revokes Myanmar oil company’s license

14 Feb 2013

The Energy Ministry announced on February 13 that it had revoked the license 
of Shweyathi Petroleum Co that permits it to produce oil at Padaukpin Village in Magwe Region.

Activists demand justice for copper mine attacks

15 Feb 2013

A group of lawyers and activists have demanded punishment for the officials 
who were responsible for the use of incendiary weapons against peaceful 
protesters at the Letpadaung copper mine on November 29.

Migrant registration offices open in Thailand

15 Feb 2013

The Myanmar Embassy in Thailand on Thursday announced the recommencement 
of a new period of registration for migrant workers and their employers
 at 11 sites throughout Thailand beginning Friday, February 15.

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Myanmar, India aim to step up pace on Kaladan project

15 Feb 2013

Myanmar and India will work together to speed up implementation of the Kaladan project 
and road construction programs, Myanmar’s state-run  
New Light of Myanmar reported on Thursday.

Religious persecution, rape still evident in Kachin State

15 Feb 2013
Sixty-six Christian churches have been burnt down in Kachin state
 since the conflict erupted in June 2011, according
 to the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT),
 a figure that is backed by Myitkyina-based Kachin Baptist Convention. 

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