Thursday, July 19, 2012

Draft law on gem work in Kachin state completed

The first draft regarding how gem work in Kachin state will be legally 
conducted has been approved.
A secretary from the Myitkyina Gem Trade Association was very happy 
with the new draft.

Thailand upgrades anti-trafficking, migrant programs

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:30 Mizzima News
The Thai Labour Ministry has announced a consolidation of agencies designed 
to combat human trafficking and improve migrant workers’ conditions.

Burma calls for foreign companies to explore new offshore blocks

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 15:52 Mizzima News
At a Singapore investment conference this week, Burmese officials renewed 
their call for foreign oil and gas companies to explore 23 new offshore blocks.

Suu Kyi asks US to remove more sanctions

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 11:55 Mizzima News
Aung San Suu Kyi asked influential US Sen. Mitch McConnell in 
a telephone call on Monday night to remove more US sanctions, 
saying it would serve to benefit the Burmese people.

Legal Reform Deemed Vital for US Investment

RANGOON—Burma requires economic and legal reform in order 
to become competitive in a 21st century environment, an industry 
expert tells dozens of leading US companies in Rangoon.

Protesting Farmers Charged with Trespassing

Despite negotiating with the district administrator prior 
to their protest, 19 farmers from Kan Kaung Village, 
Meikhtila District, Mandalay Division, who worked their 
confiscated land in order to win it back are facing legal 
action under the Trespassing Act.