Saturday, December 29, 2012

carries out EIA on Rakhine hydropower project

28 Dec 2012

Shwetaung Company is carrying out environmental impact assessment 
on Saidin hydropower project in Buthidaung Township in Rakhine State, 
sources said.

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Myanmar’s MPs to propose Kachin peace solution

28 Dec 2012

Both Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament will submit a proposal 
on the peace issue in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State during a parliamentary 
session scheduled for next month, according to Members of Parliament (MPs).  

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Army steals rice

28 Dec 2012

Rohingya who faced difficulties cultivating rice from instability resulting from sectarian violence 
are being forced to hand over whatever they could grow to the army in Rathedaung Township. 
Soldiers have been stealing their small harvest since the third week of December, according 
to one villager who didn’t want their name used for fear of reprisal.

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14 Buddhist families from Bangladesh seek refuge in Burma

28 Dec 2012

Maugdaw: 14 Buddhist families from Bandarban District under Chittagong Hill Tract 
in Bangladesh have sought shelter in Burma after entering into northern Maungdaw 
in Arakan State.

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Dawei commitment opens door to real estate boom

28 Dec 2012

The real estate market in Tavoy is booming since Burmese President Thein Sein 
and Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra visited the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) 
earlier this month, local realtors say.

Government forces launching air strikes, says KIO

28 Dec 2012

Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) spokesperson La Nan said that Burmese 
government forces used fighter planes to attack Kachin positions near Laiza during
 a military offensive against the KIO on Friday morning.