Monday, August 20, 2012

Over 400 people attended 41st anniversary of the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP)

Friday, 17 August 2012 14:53 NMHO
The ceremony for the 41st anniversary of the founding of Shan State Progress 
Party (SSPP) was held and more than 400 party members and people reportedly attended.


Burma’s FM say new micro-financing strategies needed

Friday, 17 August 2012 13:58 Mizzima News
Burma’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin has asked Asean-based countries 
to look for new ways to enhance micro financing for rural agricultural projects, 
which is cited as a prime need to energize Burma's agricultural sector.


Burma to Probe Ethnic Unrest

The country will launch its own investigation into ethnic clashes that left 
dozens dead.Burma’s president on Friday announced the 
formation of a commission to investigate the June deadly 
ethnic conflict in western Rakhine state, a day after an 
Islamic group said it would raise the issue of the Muslim 
Rohingya, who allegedly bore the brunt of the violence, 
before the United Nations.


Gov’t forms commission to investigate Arakan violence

Following weeks of international pressure, President Thein Sein today formed 
a commission to investigate the deadly sectarian violence in Arakan state, 
which controversially pitted Buddhists against the Muslim Rohingya minority in June.


China is more helpful to Myanmar

The Yunnan-Burma Road played an important role in the victory of China and 
other Asian countries against Japanese invasion over 70 years ago. A recent 
journey along the northern Myanmar section of the road left an impression 
that the local economy remains backward due to armed conflicts and 
it is China who can help alleviate poor living conditions of local residents. 

Myanmar opens probe into unrest

YANGON: Myanmar has set up a new commission to probe sectarian clashes 
that saw scores killed and displaced tens of thousands, members told AFP, 
following intense scrutiny of its handling of the issue.  

Myanmar starts flights between big cities

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Myanmar Progress 'Fragile,' Says U.S. Envoy

YANGON, Myanmar—Myanmar's overhauls of the past year remain fragile 
and tenuous, the new U.S. ambassador to the country said, with continuing 
evidence of human-rights violations and concerns about opaque 
policy-making and possible military ties to North Korea.

600 attend KNU opening of its fourth liaison office

As many as 600 people attended the Karen National Union fourth liaison 
office opening ceremony in Myawaddy, Karen State that will serve as 
the main communication hub for the Burma Army and the Karen National Liberation 
Army’s 6th and 7th Brigade areas.

2012 Aug 18 Investigation commission formed

2012 Aug 18 Investigation Commission Formed