Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pipeline, rubber plantation responsible for pollution

20 April 2012
The construction of a gas pipeline connecting western Burma’s Arakan 
state and southern China’s Yunnan province has disrupted a local river 
and destroyed farmland.

Jim Webb Supports Trade with Burma

20 April 2012
WASHINGTON D.C.―The United States should open up trade relations with 
Burma to reward the Asian country for its democratic reforms, an influential 
senator said on Thursday.

Ethnic alliance ready to meet government negotiator

20 April 2012
The 11-member United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) is now ready 
to parley with Naypyitaw’s chief negotiator U Aung Min, according to the 
statement issued by the grouping yesterday at a press conference held 
on the Chiangmai-Shan State East border.

Burma May Send 200,000 Workers to Thailand

20 April 2012
BANGKOK―More than 200,000 workers from Burma could be flown into 
Bangkok to be employed in Thai factories under a direct state-to-state 
agreement, according to a Thai Labor Ministry spokesman.

Shan party protests development zone

20 April 2012
Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) has called on President Thein Sein 
to carefully consider before approving the creation of a development zone 
in northern Shan state.

Rohingya ‘camping out’ at UNHCR office

20 April 2012
(Mizzima) – Hundreds Rohingya men, women and children from Burma are 
living virtually on the doorstep of the United Nations High Commissioner 
for Refugees (UNHCR) at Vasant Vihar, India, seeking refugee status.