Friday, October 19, 2012

Rangoon airport sees over 350,000 tourists in Jan-Sept

Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:18 Mizzima News
The number of tourist arrivals in Rangoon reached 357,159 in the first nine months 
of 2012, local media reported on Monday.


Tourist ferry resumes service on Mekong River

Thursday, 18 October 2012 13:48 Mizzima News
A tourist ferry carrying 21 Britons and two South Africans set off on Wednesday 
from southwest China for Thailand, marking the resumption of tourist services 
on the Mekong River after a suspension following the 


Burma Army shelling kills three Kachin civilians in Hpakant

[B]HPAKANT, BURMA [/B]— Army shelling in the Hpakant jade mining district 
of western Kachin state killed three Kachin civilians Wednesday evening, 
according to local residents.


Burma’s state-run newspaper now ‘public service media’

Thursday, 18 October 2012 13:06 Mizzima News

“Perspectives,” an editorial section in Burma’s state-run New Light of 

Myanmar newspaper, on Thursday announced it was “redefining our paper 

in this new era in which we are enjoying more and more freedom of speech, 

freedom of expression and freedom of press as fundamental rights 

of the citizens of the Republic of


Poppy fields growing in Shan State

Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:53 Mizzima News
Reports say growing poppy fields can now be seen from many roadways in Shan State.

While authorities have warned that poppies must be grown “at the nape” [out of sight] 

and “not on the forehead” [within sight], many fields are visible from roads

 in the Hopan-Hokhieng area, south of the Mongpan-Mongton road, according 

to a report on the Shan Herald website on Thursday.