Friday, September 07, 2012

140 Burma army troops killed in Hpakant blast on August 29


 [B]Hpakant, BURMA —[/B] Officials with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) 

claim that at as many as 140 soldiers from the Burmese military died on August 

29 following a massive explosion at a mining compound that army forces 

were using as a temporary base in Kachin's state Hpakant (also Hpakan,



Mastercard teams up with Burma’s CB bank

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:42 Mizzima News
MasterCard Inc. says it has issued a license to one of Burma’s largest banks to offer 
services at ATMs and private companies.The country only installed ATM machines 
for local banks last year, and the number is still limited in Burma.

Danyingon brick factory workers want place to stay

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:26 Hnin Pwint

Rangoon (Mizzima) – After a change of ownership from the state to a private company, 

workers who had been living at a brick factory say they need a place to live after 

being told to leave by the new owners.


Thailand’s Growing Rice Predicament


The dimensions of Thailand’s rice dilemma started to come clear earlier this week 

when the government put 763,856 metric ton of rice on the market at an average 

of US $547 per ton, but sold less than a third of what it put up for auction—just 

232,000 tons. What started as an economic miscue looks increasingly like 



Chins denied right to practice Christianity

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:07 Mizzima News
Chins in Burma are being denied the freedom to practice the Christian religion, 
said a new report by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) released this week.


Upper House Rejects FDI Restrictions

The controversial Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) law will be debated at Burma’s 
Union Parliament on Friday after the Upper House objected to certain restrictions.