Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ethnic alliance ready to meet government negotiator

21 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.

Chinese Plan to Extract Gold from Laymro River under Guise of Hydropower Project

21 April 2012
Chinese nationals are reportedly planning to extract gold from Peophru Island 
in the Laymro River in Mrauk-U Township in western Burma’s Arakan State, 
under the guise of constructing a hydropower project on the island.