Friday, December 07, 2012

Vow for ‘Truth’ in Mine Probe

Aung San Suu Kyi promises an inquiry into a controversial copper mine 
in northern Burma will be based on what is best for the people.

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US officials meet monks, protesters behind monastery’s closed doors

6 Dec 2012

Three US State Department officials met with Buddhist monks at Mandalay’s 
Masoeyein Monastery yesterday to discuss sectarian tensions in Arakan state 
and last week’s crackdown at the Latpadaung Copper Mine in Sagaing division.


Commission sidelines gov’t in crackdown investigation

6 Dec 2012

Independent experts will investigate what type of devices and tactics were 
used against protestors during a police crackdown at Latpadaung Copper Mine 
last week, said Aung San Suu Kyi.

Nasaka attack village in Maungdaw

6 Dec 2012        

Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) fired live rounds into Bagona village 
on Dec.5 at about 9 pm. No-one was hurt but security officers arrested 
5 people on allegations of participating in sectarian violence that broke out 
in Arakan State in June and October.

Karen Women’s Rights Must Be a Priority in Peace Process

6 Dec 2012

The first ever Karen Women’s seminar has been attended by more than 40 
Karen women who work in a wide variety of fields, including education, health, 
social work and human rights.

The UN and international community urge Burma to recognize Rohingya as citizens

6 Dec 2012

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief 
Coordinator Valerie Amos told the press in Dhaka that Burma should 
recognize the Rohingya as citizens.