Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chin state collects tax on Gamoan

29 March 2012
Chin state authorities have imposed a tax on the cultivation of Gamoan,  
which is akin to ginger but derived from the orchid and lily families. 
Local people in Chin state grow asGamoanas a cash crop.
“Gamoan is planted on hillsides like paddy. Tax is being collected for 
cultivation of a cash crop farmers need to support themselves,” 
said a local from Paletwa Township, Chin state.

Burma Investors Pin Hopes on Seminal Sunday

28 March 2012
The clamor to enter Burma's emerging markets has received yet another
boost with the announcement that the national currency will be floated on 
Sunday—the same day as seminal by-elections.

Majour General Saw Lah Pwe's Felicitation Letter to Opening Ceremony of NLD's office in Myawaddy

March 27, 2012
Klo Htoo Baw Military Head Quarters

Honorable People in Myawaddy,
leaders and members of the National League for Democracy (NLD)

We are very pleased and proud of sending felicitation letter to the opening ceremony of the NLD's office in Myawaddy held in this auspicious time.

Stateless Rohingya: ‘Running on Empty’

28 March 2012
Bangkok (Mizzima) – Award-winning Thai photographer Suthep Kritsanavarin 
will exhibit photographs depicting the plight of the Rohingya at the Bangkok 
Art and Culture Centre now through Sunday. Titled “Stateless Rohingya…
Running on Empty,” the exhibit is supported by the Asian Resource 
Foundation and the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus.

Car crash kills six migrant workers in Thailand

28 March 2012
At least seven people including six Burmese illegal migrant workers were killed 
in Thailand on Wednesday after their pickup plunged into a canal trying to 
avoid a police checkpoint, police said. The accident occurred in Ban Phreak 
district of Ayutthaya province, about 75 kilometres north of Bangkok.