Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ethnic political parties want news in their language

A group of six ethnic political parties from Burma – the Nationalities Brotherhood Forum, 
released a statement to announce that they want newsletters and journals published 
in ethnic languages as they cannot rely on the government to do so.

Burmese gov't says religious discrimination not factor in violence

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:41 Mizzima News
The Burmese government said the unrest in Rakhine State was not related 
to any kind of religious persecution or discrimination, in an article in the state-run  
New Light of Myanmar on Wednesday.

China Reacts to Burma’s Nascent Media Reform : Source

The end to pre-publication censorship in Burma has generally been welcomed 
by Chinese journalists, but has also led China’s leading right-wing daily to publish 
an ambiguous editorial stating that Naypyidaw should not serve as Beijing’s role model.

Burmese banks need upgrade before foreign investment

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:50 Than Htike Oo
 (Interview) – The Burmese Central Bank Deputy Governor Maung Maung Win 
was interviewed in the bank’s Rangoon office on August 10. He discussed 
the bank’s stance on liberalization of the financial markets, the opening 
of foreign commercial banks, the exchange rate unification and interest rates, among


Laos Upgrades Burma Border Security at Mekong

VIENTIANE, Laos—A new military road is to be built along the Mekong River 
where it forms the Burma-Laos border in order to enhance security 
in the tumultuous Golden Triangle region where pirates have been terrorizing trade.

Burmese Commission heads to Rakhine State this week: report

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:32 Mizzima News
Zarganar, the well-known Burmese comedian who is a member of a commission 
named to look into the causes of violence in Rakhine State, said on Tuesday 
the group would spend two days there this week, according to a report 
by DPA, the German news agency.