Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Burmese embassy in Thailand appoints labour official

27 December 2011
Burmese embassy in Bangkok has appointed a labour affairs official to provide
assistance to migrant workers regarding workplace issues and rights, according 
to a government official. Labour Administration Department’s director Chit Shein, 
who was in Thailand last Friday with a delegation led by deputy labour minister 
Myint Thein, said the newly appointed official has already begun meeting with 
migrant worker groups in the country to study their situations.

Burma to see 50% hike in power fees

27 December 2011
Around 80 percent of Burmese struggle to access regular power (Reuters)
An announcement that electricity prices in Burma will rise 50 percent in 2012
has sparked alarm among small business-owners and families who claim the
government is seeking to profit on the exploitation of the country’s poorest.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tan Chong to start motor workshop in Myanmar

23 December 2011
PETALING JAYA: Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd will start motor workshop
services in Myanmar next year, via E-Garage Auto Services and
Spare Parts (Myanmar) Co Ltd. E-Garage Myanmar will start operations with 
one workshop in Yangon in the second half of 2012. Tan Chong told Bursa Malaysia 
that it had a 90% stake in E-Garage Myanmar, with the balance owned by 
Myanmar businessman U Khin Maung Lwin.

Friday, December 23, 2011

21 villages to be relocated for Dawei project

22 December 2011
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Dawei Development Association (DDA), a local social 

group, said that 21 Burmese villages with a population of about 32,000 people 
would have to be relocated for the Dawei deep-sea port development project.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gold and antimony in KNU areas attract investors

21 December 2011
Chiang Mai (Mizzima)– Gold and antimony mining permits are being sought 
by companies interested in exploring and operating mines in Karen National
Union (KNU) controlled areas.

Thailand Secures Gas Deal with Naypyidaw

21 December 2011
Thailand's state-run oil and gas company, PTT Plc, has received the green light from 
the Burmese government to buy more natural gas from Burma, a Thai government
official told reporters on Tuesday.