Thursday, May 31, 2012

Villagers to be evicted to make way for Dam

Villagers who will be evicted from their homes in the east of Tavoy 
to make way for a Chinese company’s dam construction claim 
the Burma government and the Karen National Union (KNU) have 
ignored their pleas to stop the construction.


Opposition advice sought over electricity protests

Burma’s Election Commission held roundtable talks on Tuesday 
with representatives from the country’s six major political parties 
to address a recent string of protests over electricity shortages 
and workers’ rights, according to an opposition lawmaker 
in attendance.

Hunger strike ends, owner agrees to workers’ demands

Workers at Yangon Crown steel factory in Rangoon ended their 
strike yesterday after the factory’s owner agreed to increase 
the employees’ basic salary.

Vow to Protect Migrant Workers


Aung San Suu Kyi visits the home of Thailand’s largest Burmese migrant 

population.Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday pledged 

to better protect the rights of impoverished migrant workers from 

Burma as she spoke to a crowd of thousands of supporters 

central Thailand on her first official trip