Saturday, June 16, 2012

Philippines, Myanmar to expand bilateral cooperation


THE PHILIPPINES and Myanmar have agreed to expand 

their bilateral relations in terms of political and cultural 

cooperation, and trade and investment, the Department 

of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.


Karen people’s forum demands all mega development projects be stopped

The Karen People’s Forum has demanded the Burma government 
and the Karen National Union suspend all mega development 
projects in Karen State during the current peace negotiation process.

Government to enforce motorbike registrations : Source

Residents in Burma’s Tenasserim Division claim government 
authorities have begun registering thousands of illegally 
imported motorbikes from Thailand.

United villagers are 100 times better off than those who go it alone

The Italian-Thai Development Company has made a second 
compensation payment to Karen villagers affected by 
the Dawei-Kanchanaburi road construction in eastern Tavoy Town.

Exhausted Suu Kyi Falls Ill during Press Conference

BERN, Switzerland—A rock star welcome greeted Aung San Suu Kyi 
as she embarked on her first trip to Europe in 24 years. But after 
a whirlwind of standing ovations, speeches and receptions, 
it all became too much, and she fell ill on Thursday during 
a news conference in Switzerland.

31,844 displaced refugees in Burma’s Rakhine State

Friday, 15 June 2012 10:14 Mizzima News
Burma’s minister for border affairs, accompanied by the top U.N. Burma 
envoy and Islam leaders, visited Maungtaw in Rakhine State on Thursday, 
where they met people whose homes were destroyed in the recent sectarian unrest.