Friday, July 13, 2012

Clinton to meet Myanmar leader at business forum

SIEM REAP, Cambodia — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 
Myanmar President Thein Sein were to hold landmark talks on Friday 
as Washington moves to ease US sanctions on the once pariah state.


Myanmar farmers listen in to tune out hunger

MONYWA, Myanmar (AlertNet) - Padamyar FM, a radio station 
covering the Sagaing region of Myanmar’s Dry Zone, has been 
broadcasting local market prices of crops, from sesame and 
maize to peas and groundnuts, twice a day since March. 


HREIB meet with Myanmar Human Right Commission

The Thailand based Human Rights Education Institute of Burma 
said they will meet in the near future with the Myanmar Human 
Right Commission after being invited to do so recently 
by Railways Minister, Aung Min.


150 families ordered to move from Three Pagoda Pass

Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:50 Kun Chan
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – About 150 Burmese families who have 
lived on army land with permission in the Three Pagoda Pass 
area will be forced to move from their homes by Nov. 1, 
according to residents.


Burmese gov’t to let foreign firms into telephone, Internet market

Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:51 Mizzima News
Burma has started a reform process in the telecommunication 
field that will lead to an upgrade of telephone and Internet services 
in the country, while driving international investments 
and lowering prices in the country.

U.S. companies now free to invest in Burma

Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:32 Mizzima News
American companies can now begin investing in Burma, following 
the official lifting of U.S. investment sanctions against Burma on Wednesday. 
For the past 15 years, U.S. companies were prohibited to 
make investments in the country.