Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012 May-June Report of the Officers of the ILO Governing Body

2012 May-June Report of the Officers of the ILO Governing Body

2012 May-June ILO Governing Body officers report

2012 May-June ILO Governing Body Officers Report

Burma government soldiers beat Baptist preacher

Burma army soldiers severely beat a Baptist preacher in Kachin state's 
northernmost Putau (also Patao) district earlier this month when 
he was crossing a bridge, say sources close to the victim. Troops also 
confiscated the national identity card of the preacher who practices 
at the Sumpyi Yang Kachin Baptist church.


Japan to provid emergency turbines for Burma blackout

Monday, 28 May 2012 13:12 Mizzima News
Burma will acquire three large gas turbines from Japan in addition to 
buying a dozen heavy-duty generators from the United States and Singapore 
in an emergency effort to meet citizens’ pleas for more electricity 
in Rangoon, Mandalay and other cities.


Private jade mining halted in north Kachin State

Monday, 28 May 2012 15:22 Mizzima News
Burma’s mining authorities will suspend all jade mining work by private 
companies in northern Kachin State starting the end of this month, 
Rangoon media reported on Sunday.

Karen Victim Drops Lawsuit Against Canadian Police

Po La Hay, a Karen man who sustained serious injuries from 
a Canadian police tactical squad when they mistakenly broke 
into his home, has agreed to drop his CAN $2.5 million 
(US $2.45 million) lawsuit against Hamilton Police Service’s 
Board and 16 officers.

Rangoon Factory Hunger Strike Enters Third Day

Forty-five steelworkers have continued their hunger strike for 
a third day at Yangon Crown Steel Factory in Myauntakar 
Industrial Zone in Rangoon’s Hmawbi Township as representatives 
of the workers entered into talks on Monday with the factory 
manager and Director General of the Worker Supervisory 
Office Win Shein.