Thursday, May 10, 2012

Burma’s Frontier Appeal Lures Shadowy Oil Firms

9 May 2012
While the major non-American Western oil companies adopt and 
wait-and-see policy and US firms remain barred by Washington’s 
sanctions, shadowy oil enterprises are gaining footholds in Burma.

Soldiers using forced labour to be prosecuted

9 May 2012
Burmese army personnel suspected of using forced labour will be prosecuted 
under civilian law, according to senior military chiefs who met with representatives 
from the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Rangoon last week.