Friday, January 13, 2012

Fishermen forced to leave home to avoid tax pressures

13 January 2012
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Rohingya fishermen are leaving their homeland
because they cannot pay the taxes levied by authorities in Maungdaw, 
according to a fisherman from Maungdaw South who lost his job.

Migrants struggling despite Thai scheme

12 January 2012
A move by the Thai government to verify the millions of migrant workers
from Burma has done little to improve conditions, a migrant advocacy group 
claims, with many still denied health insurance by employers.

PTT interested in Dawei power plant investment

12 January 2012
(Mizzima) – Thailand’s state-owed oil and gas company, PTT Plc, says 

it is looking at investing in a power plant at the Dawei deep-sea port megaproject 
in southern Burma after the government cancelled a coal-fired power
plant this week.

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