Thursday, September 27, 2012

World Bank to grant community-controlled loans to Burma

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:22 Mizzima News
The World Bank is preparing two grants, totaling US$ 85 million, to rural areas 
in Burma through community-driven development programs. 



Democratic nations ‘prosper’ Shwe Mann tells Singapore officials

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:33 Mizzima News
Speaker of the Burmese Lower House of Parliament Shwe Mann met the acting 
president of Singapore and the prime minister on Monday to express appreciation 
for Singapore's support of Burma’s reforms and economic development. 


Kachin group asks UN to take ‘action’ to stop conflict


The Kachin National Organization (KNO), which represents Kachin political exiles, 

has called for the UN to take action to end the fighting in Kachine State 

in northeast Burma, which has claimed thousands of lives in renewed fighting 

since June 2011.


Nationalism may ‘run counter’ to AEC

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:22 S.H.A.N.
Unabated nationalism, tinged with xenophobic outlooks, may be running counter 
to the successful establishment of the ambitious Asean Economic Community 
(AEC) in 2015, barely 3 years from now, said participants at a seminar held
 in Chiangmai yesterday.


Mae Tao Clinic urges Govt to get official before next meet

The Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai Burma border treats as many as 150,000 migrants 
and refugees each year, has now called for the Burma government to make 
the restructuring of its worn-out health system a funding priority.


Britain, Canada to share Rangoon embassy

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:46 Mizzima News
Canada and Britain have agreed to share embassy space in Rangoon, 
officials announced in Ottawa on Monday. Currently, Canada has no embassy in Burma.