Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kachin refugees worry Chinese authorities will force them move

Kachin living in internally displaced person (IDP) camps in Nongdao, China, 
are worried as rumors are circulating that authorities will make them move
 across the border to Manwing in Kachin State.

Mae Tao clinic issues emergency funding appeal

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:24 Mizzima News
A cutback in donor funds has forced the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot to reduce
 its services to patients. The clinic treats up to 110,000 Burmese or migrant 
workers annually on the Thai-Burma border. 

Daiwa involved in US$ 380 million Burmese project

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 15:50 Aye Kyawt Khine
Rangoon (Mizzima) – Daiwa, a Japanese technological company, will lead a 
US$ 380 million plan to build a Burmese government computer “backbone” 
connecting key government sectors, an official from the Myanmar Computer 
Industry Association (MCIA) said.  

Thailand’s PTT to aid Burma’s energy shortfall

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:42 Mizzima News
After securing agreements from the Thai government to cooperate 
in the development of the Dawei deep-sea port, Burmese President 
Thein Sein on Monday met with top Thai business executives.

Chiang Mai Monastery Dispute Resolved

A Burmese abbot will be assigned to run Wat Sai Moon monastery in the center 
of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, and so solve a weeks-long deadlock, 
according to the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok.

Burmese Labor Minister Meets Labor Rights NGOs

Burma’s Labor Minister Aung Kyi met with representatives of five NGOs 
at the Burmese embassy in Bangkok on Tuesday when they discussed 
issues surrounding Burmese migrant workers, their rights, 
and the conditions they work under.