Friday, December 28, 2012

Burmese drug lord’s final appeal rejected

27 Dec 2012                                     

A Chinese court on Wednesday rejected appeals by Shan drug lord Naw Kham 
and three of his subordinates, upholding the death penalties imposed on them 
for the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in October last year.

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Vietnam on board for Burmese fisheries tasks

27 Dec 2012

The Myanmar Fisheries Federation has announced that local entrepreneurs 
will cooperate with Vietnamese investors in the livestock and fisheries sectors.

Japanese foundation delivers aid to Mon refugees

27 Dec 2012

The Nippon Foundation said that it had completed the shipment of relief 
goods including rice and medicines to Mon State on December 25, the first 
of an expected US $3 million donation to ethnic refugees.

Air Bagan takes ‘full responsibility’ for fatal crash

27 Dec 2012

Air Bagan held a press conference at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Rangoon 
on Wednesday afternoon to address the crash-landing of Flight XY-AGC at Heho Airport 
in southern Shan State the day before when two people were killed and 11 hospitalized.

Burmese President meets China’s copper mine backer

27 Dec 2012

Burma’s President Thein Sein received a Chinese delegation of the defense industry 
giant China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) at the Presidential Palace 
on Wednesday afternoon, his office announced on its website.

Thein Sein calls for further governmental reform

27 De 2012

Burma’s President Thein Sein on Wednesday called for administrative improvements 
from the grassroots level to the Union level as the third step of a national bid 
to promote further development.