Friday, May 25, 2012

Myanmar demonstrators clash with police, some arrested as power cut protests spread

YANGON, Myanmar - Demonstrators protesting electricity outages 
in Myanmar clashed with police Thursday, and several were arrested. 
The spreading protests are a test of the tolerance of a reformist  
civilian government after decades of military rule.

Myanmar Power Rallies Spread

Rallies protesting shortages of electricity in Myanmar continued 
to spread Thursday, with police arresting several people north 
of the commercial capital of Yangon.

Thein Sein: Release 3 critically ill political prisoners

Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:21 Mizzima News
Three political prisoners in Burma are facing an imminent threat to 
their life if they are not released on grounds of compassion, 
the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma 
said in a statement on Thursday.

Business investment summit scheduled for July

Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:58 Mizzima News
A July business summit to provide information on investment in Burma,  
Into Myanmar: Agri Trade, Investments & Infrastructure Global Summit 
2012 will be held in Rangoon on July  25 -26 with speakers including 
government officials and experts in the field.


Urgent steps announced to restore power


Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Burma’s 

largest city on Tuesday for a second day of protests over 

chronic power cuts, effectively forcing the government to 

announce emergency measures aimed at restoring 

electricity to full capacity within weeks.


NLD members detained in demonstrations in Pyi

Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:54 Mizzima News
Burmese police arrested five NLD members in a protest against electrical 
power shortages in Pyi on Thursday. A senior official of the National League 
for Democracy (NLD) said its members were taken in custody for questioning.