Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lies, Dam Lies

30 March 2012
A leading member of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has refuted 
allegations that the ethnic militia contacted a Chinese hydropower investor 
for kickbacks. Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Thursday, KIA Vice Chief 
of Staff Gen. S. Gun Maw denied that any letter had been sent to China 
Power Investment Corp (CPI) requesting profit-sharing on the Myitsone 
Dam construction project.

Chinese crackdown targets Burmese

30 March 2012
About 800 undocumented Burmese migrants in China’s Yunnan province 
have been arrested this month in what locals claim is the largest crackdown 
on the population by the police. Aung Kyaw Zaw, Burmese resident in Ruili 
and Jiegao townships said the crackdown started during the middle of March 
following the murder of a Chinese police officer and a local woman who runs 
a money exchange operation.

Slingshot possession lands fisherman in jail

30 March 2012
A man in Irrawaddy Division’s Maubin township who petitioned President 
Thein Sein last year has been sentenced to one year in prison. 
Than Aye was seeking to allow local peasants to fish in waters leased 
by a businessman. He was sentenced after being charged with possessing 
a modified slingshot, which are capable of firing bicycle spokes and sharp objects.

2012 Mar 29 Labour Law

2012 Mar 29 Labour Law (Mya)

2012 Mar 30 1th April by election - budjet law (Eng-Mya)

2012 Mar 30 1th April by Election - Budjet Law (Eng-Mya)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Migrant workers dead, injured in pickup accident

29 March 2012
(Mizzima) – After trying to avoid a police checkpoint, an overloaded pickup 
carrying Burmese migrant workers in Thailand went off the road and into a 
canal on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 12 other persons.