Saturday, October 20, 2012

Australian energy company partners with Daewoo

Friday, 19 October 2012 14:18 Mizzima News
Woodside Petroleum and Daewoo International Corp. have reached a deal 
to explore for oil and gas in Burma, giving the Australian firm a foot 
in the door in a promising oil and gas block.


Amazons busting dope peddlers in Shan State North – More details

Friday, 19 October 2012 16:47 S.H.A.N.

More details have emerged following SHAN report on 12 October on women 
in the Sino-Burmese border township of Muse rising against local drug 
suppliers for local users.


Max Myanmar enters cement deal

Friday, 19 October 2012 14:05 Mizzima News
Max Manufacturing Company of Burma will increase its daily cement production 
capacity from 500 tonnes now to 2,600 tonnes by the end of next year and 4,200 
tonnes in 2014, according to a deal with a Thai 


NLD to Probe Thein Sein’s USDP Role


RANGOON—As Burma’s latest parliamentary session gets going, the main 
opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) says it is looking into whether 
President Thein Sein’s election as head of the ruling Union Solidarity 
and Development Party (USDP) breaches Burma’s Constitution.


Bangladesh, Burma maritime agreement hailed as ‘model’

Friday, 19 October 2012 13:08 Mizzima News
Oil and gas development in the Bay of Bengal is being opened in areas previously 
disputed by Bangladesh and Burma, creating a potential model for similar maritime 
disputes among China and its neighbors, a Voice of America (VOA) article said on Friday.


Copper mine opposition becoming sensitive Chinese issue

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:17 Mizzima News
The controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Burma will 
continue to operate despite a growing national outcry against the project, 
local authorities said.