Friday, June 01, 2012

Myanmar’s future in Asia


Brave new world

A reformed Myanmar could have a big effect on its neighbours

THE visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Thailand this week marked 

another extraordinary milestone in Myanmar’s (so far) peaceful 

revolution. For the first time since 1988, when the opposition 

leader returned to her homeland from Britain to nurse her 

dying mother, she has felt confident enough 



Karen armed groups unite under one flag

Karen armed groups have agreed in principal to unite under 
the same flag to try to resolve all conflicts between them 
through peaceful dialogue. The armed groups say they will 
officially recognize the blue, white and red flag that is currently 
regarded by all Karen as their national flag


Burmese gov’t allows torture with impunity: report


The Burmese government continues to commit human rights 

abuses including torture and inhumane treatment with impunity, 

according to a new report by ND-Burma, a network 

for human rights documentation.


Mixed Feelings for Suu Kyi’s Mae La Visit

Burmese pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s expected 
visit to Mae La refugee camp on Saturday has provoked 
feelings from residents.

Striking Workers Left in the Dark

Some 2,000 workers on strike at the Hi Mo wig factory in 
Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone are in need of food 
and water as the Korean owner of the factory on Thursday 
cut all food supplies and electricity inside the workers barracks 
that they have been occupying at the plant.