Saturday, May 19, 2012

US firms eye Myanmar as sanctions suspended

The suspension of US sanctions barring investment in Myanmar in 
response to political reforms in the poor southeast Asian state gives 
a green light to US firms queuing to scout for business in one of 
the last frontier markets.

Burma Army still using torture and forced labor says report

The Burma Army is accused of ongoing human rights violations 
–including the use of violent torture- according to a report 
by a grassroots humanitarian organization, 
the Karen Human Rights Group.


80 Burmese workers rescued from shrimp factory

The Burmese Association of Thailand along with Thai authorities 
rescued 80 Burmese migrant workers that were being illegally held 
by their employer at the San Tit shrimp factory in Maha Chai 
near Bangkok.