Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Suu Kyi pushes for debate over Chinese-backed copper mine

14 Jan 2013

A preliminary report on the environmental and social impacts of the controversial 
Letpadaungtaung copper mine project will be submitted to President Thein Sein 
earlier than scheduled, a member of the team investigating 
the Chinese-backed project said at the weekend.

Padoh Mahn Mahn discusses KNU meeting with Burma government

14 Jan 2013

President U Thein Sein invitated a Karen National Union delegation to Naypyidaw 
to meet with key government ministers, including the vice president Sai Mauk Kham 
and the military chief, Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. 

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Thai oil company to work Burmese rigs

14 Jan 2013

PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) will be allowed to work on offshore 
projects in the Tenasserim region following a meeting with 
the Union of Myanmar Investment Commission last week.

HRW calls on Burma to drop charges against peace activists

14 Jan 2013

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on Burma’s authorities 
to drop charges against nine activists who participated in peaceful protests 
in Rangoon in September against the war in Kachin State. 

Singapore investors build hopes of entering Burma’s construction market

14 Jan 2013

Several Singaporean companies have indicated an interest in investing in the high-end 
construction business and other industries in Burma, a notable advancement 
from previous Singapore firms which chose mostly to steer toward the construction of hotels.

Media Bill nears completion

14 Jan 2013

A draft Media Law bill will soon be presented by the provisional Myanmar Press Council
 (MPC) to members of the Burmese press, Council Secretary Kyaw Min Swe 
said at a press briefing on Saturday.