Thursday, January 17, 2013

Burmese rural populations to get off-grid solar power

16 Jan 2013

Solar power for off-grid rural populations in Burma is to be set up 
by SPCG Public Company Ltd., The Bangkok Post reported last week.

EU ‘deeply concerned’ about Kachin fighting

16 Jan 2013

The EU High Representative released a statement commenting on the ongoing 
conflict in Kachin State on Tuesday.

“The High Representative is deeply concerned about the continuous fighting 
in the Kachin State,” said Catherine Ashton, the spokesperson 
for the High Representative.

Burmese VP discusses Rakhine crisis with UN’s Nambiar

16 Jan 2013

Burma’s Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham received a delegation led 
by the Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) 
Vijay Nambiar in Naypyitaw on Tuesday.

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Burmese jets attack Kachin positions near Laiza, says KIA

16 Jan 2013

Two Burmese government military jets attacked Kachin Independence Army (KIA) 
positions outside Laiza on Tuesday, according to the KIA. 

Thailand to Ask Burma to Help Identify Rohingya

16 Jan 2013

BANGKOK — The Thai government might seek help from Burma in identifying 
the nationality of 857 people from the beleaguered Rohingya minority 
who are accused of entering Thailand illegally, authorities said on Tuesday.

Wildlife Group Wants Thailand to Ban Ivory Trade

16 Jan 2013

BANGKOK — An international conservation group on Tuesday urged Thailand 
to ban all ivory trading, warning that rising demand for tusks is fueling 
an unprecedented slaughter of elephants in Africa.