Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Mine Activists Arrested

The four Burmese protesters refuse to be bailed out in an act of defiance, sources say.
Four activists in northern Burma have been taken into police custody 
for their role in demonstrations tied to a controversial copper mine 
and are refusing bail in protest of their arrest, relatives and fellow activists said Friday.

Sweden asks India to clarify arms presence in Burma

14 Dec 2012

Sweden asked India on Thursday to clarify how Swedish-made weapons 
wound up in Burma in breach of EU sanctions, after it was revealed 
the Indian army had purchased the arms, Trade Minister Ewa Bjorling said.

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Ethnic nationalities alliance to hold off with further gov’t talks this year

14 Dec 2012        
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) will hold off from sitting down 
with the government’s Union-level Peace Making Work Committee until next year.

Burmese officials make new mine protest arrests

14 Dec 2012

Burmese authorities on Friday said they had made a fresh round of arrests over 
a spate of protests demanding apologies for a police crackdown on a rally 
at a Chinese-backed copper mine last month.

Arakan’s salt industry faces ruin from losses

14 Dec 2012        

Sittwe: Salt industry, a major production business in Arakan State, 
faces ruin from continuous losses, said an executive director 
of the Arakan State Salt Industry Association.

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BGB-Nasaka flag meeting held in Maungdaw

14 Dec 2012

A flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and 
Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) of sector commander- level, 
was held at Maungdaw in Burma yesterday, according to BGB official.

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