Thursday, June 07, 2012

Suu Kyi calls her Thai trip fruitful, says Myanmar’s government has no reason to be upset

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi 
said Wednesday her activities on a recent trip to Thailand gave 
no cause for anyone to be unhappy, dismissing speculation her 
high-profile visit annoyed the government.


Religious tensions reveal deep divisions in Myanmar

Sittwe, Myanmar: An eruption in religious tensions in Myanmar 
has exposed the deep divisions between the majority Buddhists 
and the country’s Muslims, considered foreigners despite 
a decades-long presence. 


Global dam body confirms CPI doing another Myitsone study

A statement released by the International Commission on large Dams 
(ICOLD) last week, has confirmed that the Chinese state-owned 
firm behind the stalled Myitsone hydroelectric project is pushing 
ahead with plans to conduct a new study on the dam.

Student Union ‘to Register or Risk Jail’

Leaders of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) 
were told on Wednesday to register as an official association 
by the Rangoon authorities or potentially face imprisonment.

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Factory Workers End Strike

Employees of the Hi Mo High Art wig factory and five other factories 
in Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone returned to work 
on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with management 
late Tuesday night.