Friday, February 08, 2013

Rohingya villagers convicted for sectarian violence

7 Feb 2013

Eleven Rohingya villagers were sentenced to ten years for taking part 
in the June sectarian in Arakan during a trial in Maungdaw on Tuesday.

More >>>>>>>>

First opposition MP appointed to Cabinet

6 Feb 2013

Myanmar's president has appointed an opposition lawmaker to his cabinet, 
state media said Wednesday, giving a foothold to a political rival 
in his reformist government for the first time.

Myanmar fishing towns to get net factories

7 Feb 2013

Authorities will allow companies to build fishing net factories in areas 
with developed fishing business, according to the notification
 No. 1/2013 released by the Myanmar Investment Commission.

More >>>>>>>>>

Sino-Myanmar jade trade in for a bumpy ride

7 Feb 2013

It didn’t take much to have the grapevine buzzing with concern. A rumor, 
said to originate in Myanmar, quickly spread to China. The gist of it was
 that there was an official message from the Nayptitaw government about
 plans to ban the export of raw jade stone starting sometime this year.
 It was part of an alleged scheme to have the country’s new capital become 
the go-to place for stone-cutting and polishing, giving a desired value-added
 element to a very important export commodity.

More >>>>>>>

Rice shortages in Chin State due to bad weather, pests

7 Feb 213

There have been severe rice shortages in Htantlang Township, Chin State 
due to bad weather and pest attacks, according to MPs
 from the Chin National Party (CNP).

MSF warns of “emergency” in Myanmar camps

7 Feb 2013

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday February 7 
of a "humanitarian emergency" in strife-hit western Myanmar with tens of
 thousands of people unable to access urgently needed medical care.