Friday, May 11, 2012

Ethnic groups welcome new gov’t peace team

10 May 2012
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Ethnic armed groups and others welcomed 
the Burmese government’s newly formed union level peace committee, 
especially the inclusion of the highest government and military officials.

Human rights violations continue in Burma: report

10 May 2012
(Mizzima) – The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) 
has released a report that highlighting the human rights situation in Burma in the 
period marking the newly established government of President Thein Sein.

Pledge to legalize Student Union

10 May 2012
Burmese prodemocracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi pledged on Wednesday 
to help revive a banned national student rights organization whose leaders 
fueled a 1988 revolt that was brutally suppressed by the then military junta, 
according to the group’s spokesperson.

Rangoon Hair Factory Strikers Win Wage Hike

10 May 2012
Striking employees at an artificial hair factory in Rangoon’s Industrial Zone 
4 were granted their demands for a wage hike as well as increased workers’ 
rights on Thursday.

DKBA Calls on US Drug Agency to Investigate Thai Allegations

10 May 2012
Saw Lah Pwe, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) leader who 
has been named one of Thailand’s most-wanted drug traffickers, has 
called on international anti-narcotics bodies including the US Drug 
Enforcement Administration (DEA) to investigate the allegations against him.