Thursday, April 12, 2012

Workers need holiday pay: union

11 April 2012
Rangoon division’s Industrial Workers Union is demanding paid-leave for 
factory workers in their jurisdiction during the country’s New Year holidays, 

Burma Business Boom Looms: ADB

12 April 2012
BANGKOK—With planeloads of foreign investors rushing in daily, Burma’s 
economy is poised for substantial growth that could surge beyond 
expectations if sanctions are lifted and the government steps up reforms, 
the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday.

Burmese navy threatens farmers with revocation of its rented lands

11 April 2012
The regional headquarters of the Burmese navy known as the 
Danyawady Naval Base, stationed in Kyaukpru in western Burma’s 
Arakan State has threatened the local farmers with the revocation 
of the leases of lands rented to them after asking for more paddies 
as the rental charges.

Business leaders to accompany Cameron on Burma trip

11 April 2012
British Prime Minister David Cameron will be accompanied by a group 
of business leaders during his historic trip to Burma this week, in a 
controversial and potentially embarrassing move, the Guardian reported today.