United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, arrived in Monywa, Sagaing Division, on Monday to meet with villagers living near the controversial Latpadaung Copper Mine.
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Burma’s Vice-president Nyan Tun has warned domestic companies working in joint ventures with foreign firms in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) not to “fall under foreign control”. According to a report[…]
Following the approval of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Law by Burma’s Parliament on 23 Jan, Maung Aung, advisor to the Trade Minister, said the creation of SEZs should be[…]
Burma’s Finance Minister Win Shein submitted a proposal to Parliament on Tuesday to approve a US$600 million package of development assistance from the Japanese government. The Minister said the loan,[…]
The First Myanmar Investment Co Ltd (FMI) has begun sale of new shares worth 2.5 billion kyat (US$2.5 million) as of 9 January. The deadline for sale of 250,000 shares,[…]
Two warships mark China’s first ‘friendly’ naval visit to Burma, with a five-day series of exchanges with the Burmese navy to follow
Burma opens new missile base in Kachin state and readies North Korean weaponry transported from Rangoon, stoking suspicions about a Pyongyang ship cargo in April
Waning US influence in East Asia has allowed China to rise, and behind it lurks two ‘rogue states’ whose military intentions could tip the geopolitical balance
June 22, 2009 (DVB), A North Korean ship being tracked by the US navy over suspicions that it is carrying arms in breach of new UN sanctions on the country[…]
Dec 11, 2008 (DVB), More than one hundred people were arrested at Rangoon's Thilawa port on 8 December as they were being transported from Arakan state, according to eyewitnesses. The[…]