Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Electricity protests in Rangoon end

Rangoon’s residents calling for better electricity supplies in Burma’s 
economic hub blew out their candles on Sunday and stopped protesting.

Thai health care leaves migrant workers in cold

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:50 Andy Hall
 (Commentary) – It is unbelievable that fully documented migrants 
in Thailand are currently less protected in terms of access to 
health care than they were in the past. 

Industry minister calls for trade union support

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:14 Lynn Bo Bo
Rangoon (Mizzima) – As labour strikes increase in Rangoon, 
the Minister for Industry and Myanmar Investment Commission 
Chairman Soe Thein called for more support of trade unions and 
the protection of workers’ rights.

Muslims protest at Bengali mosque in Rangoon against murder of Muslims

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 19:31 Ko Pauk
New Delhi (Mizzima) – About 50 Muslims staged a protest in front 
of Sunni Bengali Mosque in Rangoon on Tuesday evening, calling 
attention to the murder of 10 Muslims in Tungup, Rakhine State, 
on Sunday in a brutal sectarian rampage.

Landmines still widely used in Eastern Burma, says report

Burma’s deadly legacy due to decades of civil conflict undercuts 
the impoverished country’s reform process.In Eastern Burma, 
villagers are increasingly unwilling to leave their homes from 
fear of walking on a landmine, or of being coerced into 
becoming human minesweepers for the Burma Army.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits the Thai Mae La refugee camp

Thousands of miners in Mandalay division’s Yamethin township rallied 
after an order from the Ministry of Mining demanding the suspension 
of all mining operations across the country left them jobless.