Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ILO, MITU, ITUC and FTUB/M (2012, Dec)

Red Cross confirms it is ready to resume prison visits

11 Dec 2012      

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed on Tuesday 
that it will resume visits to prisons in Burma as soon as possible.

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Chinese ambassador holds press conference for copper mine

11 Dec 2012       

Chinese ambassador Li Junhua held a press conference recently at the embassy
 in Yangon to answers concerns regarding the controversial Lapaduang copper mine.

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Chin political parties meet in Yangon

11 Dec 2012

The Chin National Front (CNF) peace committee and other ethnic party leaders 
from inside Burma met for the first time during the second level union talks 
with the government at Tawwin Rose Peace Hall in Yangon.  The CNF signed 
27 points of a 33 plan brought forth by the armed group with the government. 
One point included recognizing Chin Day as a national holiday.

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Myanmar Airways’ ageing aircraft to be replaced

11 Dec 2012

At least two of Myanmar Airway’s ageing aircraft are to be replaced 
by state-of-the-art Embraer 190s from Brazil.
Than Htun, the managing director of the state-run airline, said,
 “The first Embraer 190 aircraft will arrive here on December 12. 
The second one will be here in the first week of January 2013.” 

Forestry plantations not running at full capacity, says Ministry

11 Dec 2012

Several private enterprises in Burma have been granted forestry permits 
an estimated 83 percent of the lands are being devoted to forestry projects, 
the Ministry says.

Refugees slam UNHCR in documentary

11 Dec 2012

“Nothing About Us Without Us” is a short sharp documentary filmed at refugee 
camps along the Thai-Burmese border by filmmaker Timothy Syrota 
on behalf of NGO Burma Partnership.