Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Burma soldiers gang-rape women in Kachin Church

A group of Burma army soldiers tortured and then gang-raped a 
48-year-old Kachin woman for three days in her village church 
northwest of Pang Wa (Pangwa) beginning May 1, according to 
the Kachin Women's Association of Thailand (KWAT) citing 
interviews with the victim and a local villager who was 
forced to watch the assault.

U.S., S. Korea, Japan to build Burmese power plants: reports

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:57 Mizzima News
 (Mizzima) - Burma says it has plans to build more electrical power 
plants with companies from the United States, Japan and South Korea 
to cope with the country’s chronic shortage of electricity, 
official media said on Tuesday.


Three Burma-Thai border checkpoints to be made permanent

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:33 Mizzima News

 (Mizzima) - The Thai cabinet is moving ahead with development 

projects intended to promote the link between the Dawei industrial 

zone in Burma, and the future growth of the western Thai province 

of Kanchanaburi, bordering neighbouring Burma.


Ministry officials to address New Myanmar Investment Summit 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:45 Mizzima News
Investment outlook and opportunities in Burma will take centre stage 
at the New Myanmar Investment Summit 2012 in Rangoon on June 20-21. 
The summit will spotlight the latest reforms in what some are calling 
the next “potential Asian tiger.”


Over 5,000 Workers Still on Strike in Rangoon

More than 5,000 workers in five different factories at Rangoon’s 
Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone have been striking for better 
pay for two weeks.


Authorities Quiz Power-Cut Protesters

Burmese authorities take some in for questioning after 
the largest protests in the country in years.

The Burmese government has detained residents and opposition 

party members who participated in large protests against electricity 

blackouts amid rising public anger over chronic power