Friday, April 06, 2012

RWU Stages Demonstration Against Shwe Gas in front of Chinese Embassy in Dhaka

5 April 2012
The Rakhine Women’s Union, or RWU, based in Bangladesh, staged 
a demonstration against the Shwe Gas Project in front of the Chinese 
embassy in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Tuesday, calling on 
the Chinese government to stop the project immediately, said a 
spokesperson from the RWU.

Oil Firms Scramble in ‘Klondike’ Black Gold Rush

3 April 2012
They did not even wait to see if Aung San Suu Kyi would win a 
parliamentary seat. They did not wait to hear if European Union 
ministers will vote later this month to end economic sanctions. 
They did not wait for promised legislation to make Burma 
a more secure place to invest.

ILO to begin work in ethnic conflict zones

5 April 2012
A UN body tasked with pushing for workers’ rights and an end to 
forced labour in Burma has been granted access to conflict zones 
in the country’s border regions that for years have been largely 
off-limits to international monitoring groups.