Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Judicial committee overwhelmed by volume of letters of complaint

4 Feb 2013

The Lower House of Parliament’s Judicial Committee Chairman Thura Aung Ko 
said that his office has been unable to keep up with the deluge of letters 
of complaint sent to it by members of the public.

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Sea voyagers rescued from sinking fishing boat near Sri Lanka

4 Feb 2013

Sri Lanka’s navy has rescued 138 people from a sinking fishing vessel 
off the island’s east coast. The vessel had been adrift for 10 days until
 finally sinking just before the navy intervened, according to a Zee News article.

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Border Security Affairs Minister talk economic zones, repatriation and rule of law with armed groups

4 Feb 2013

Government ministers, police officers, the government’s military and representatives 
of all of the state’s armed groups met and discussed the setting up of economic zones 
in Myawaddy, refugees repatriation and the country’s legislation system.

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Burma army blocks aid group from entering Hpakant

4 Feb 2013

The Burma military blocked Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) representatives 

from delivering aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the Hpakant 

(Hpakan) jade mining district in western Kachin State, according to church officials.

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Myanmar confirm observer status at US-Thai military exercise

4 Feb 2013

Myanmar will send two officers to observe the Cobra Gold military exercise 

this month, a senior Thai armed forces official said on Thursday.

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Indonesian tin mining firm expands Myanmar operations

4 Feb 2013

Indonesian tin mining company PT Timah says it will establish two subsidiaries 
to support its operations in Myanmar, according to a report on Saturday in the Jakarta Post.