Thursday, January 03, 2013

Nasaka arrest and torture Muslim man

2 Jan 2013

A Muslim man was nabbed by the notorious Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) 
over allegations he was running a human trafficking ring in Maungdaw south, 
according to one businessman who didn’t want his name used.

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Burma’s Cooperative Bank allies with Japan’s largest bank

2 Jan 2013

One of Burma’s leading banks, Cooperative Bank (CB), has forged 
an alliance with Japan’s Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), 
the largest bank in Japan, according to various media sources.

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VISA experiencing teething problems in Burma

2 Jan 2013

While Burma’s Kanbawza Bank (KBZ) says its electronic operations with VISA cards are 
so far running smoothly, rival Cooperative Bank (CB) says it has been inundated 
with customer complaints due to technical problems, according 

Dragonair celebrates Rangoon launch with discounted air fares

2 Jan 2013

For only US $388 you can now fly return from Rangoon to Hong Kong.
Dragonair, a Hong Kong-based airline, has announced that it is offering
 special introductory fares to celebrate the launch of its new four times 
weekly Yangon-Hong Kong service commencing on January 9, 2013.

Indonesian cement firm seeks plant in Burma

2 Jan 2013

Indonesia's largest cement firm, Semen Indonesia, formerly known as PT Semen Gresik,
 says it plans to open a new plant in Burma by the end of 2013, according 
to the Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Kachins say air strikes are continuing

2 Jan 2013

Burmese government forces on Wednesday continued their ground offensive 
against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) near the village of Nam Sang Yawng 
in Kachin State while supported by two fighter jets and two helicopter gunships,
 said Maj. Min Htay, the information officer of the All Burma Students Democratic Front 
(ABSDF) Northern Branch.