Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Protestors of Monywa copper mine stop trucks from entering site

27 Nov 2012

Protesters who have been affected by the controversial Monywa copper mine say 
they won’t leave until the Chinese financed project is stopped.

Villagers dispute Dawei relocation claims

27 Nov 2012

Tavoyan people in Southern Burma, who will be evicted from their homes 
to make way for a deep sea port and industrial zone deny claims 
by the project developer, the Italian-Thai Development Company, 
that most of the people have already been relocated out of the area.

“N Korea shipment of missile-grade materials to Myanmar has nothing to do with gov’t,” says President Office

27 Nov 2012

Japanese authorities seized materials suitable for uranium enrichment aboard 
a cargo vessel docked at Tokyo Port on August 22, The Asahi Shimbun reported. 
Regarding this information, director Zaw Htay of the President's Office said 
that it has nothing to do with Myanmar government but with the company, 
quoted Zaw Htay as saying by Yangon Times Journal.

Shans gather in Rangoon for peace conference

27 Nov 2012

Some 150 Shan representatives from across Burma are currently gathered 
at Shwe Gondaing Road in Rangoon for the November 26-28 
“Shan Conference on Trustbuilding for Peace.”

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Coffee deal brewing at FMI

27 Nov 2012

First Myanmar Investment Co Ltd (FMI) has announced that it is to establish 
coffee plantations in Burma with a view to exporting coffee.

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Thein Sein to Receive ICG’s Top Peace Award

27 Nov 2012
WASHINGTON—The International Crisis Group (ICG) will present Burmese President 
Thein Sein with the top honor at its annual In Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner 
in New York City on April 22, 2013.