In Burma, America Is Easing Out the Chinese - Newsweek

NewsweekIn Burma, America Is Easing Out the ChineseNewsweek1204_BurmaChinese Relations Oil tanks are seen at China's oil pipeline project on Madae island, Myanmar October 7. China has taken steps to protect its most strategic investments in Myanmar. The embrace from Burma's northern neighbor has grown ever ...and more »

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Issuance of Burma General License 20 - US Department of State (press release)

Issuance of Burma General License 20US Department of State (press release)In response to reports of unintended interruptions of Burmese trade due to sanctions concerns with a key Rangoon port, the Treasury Department issued General License 20 (GL 20) today. GL 20 is a technical fix to support exports to and from Burma, while ...and more »

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Burma offers wine tasting for tourists - but is it any good?

The sun tickles the mountain slopes, the vines sway in the gentle breeze, and we have four wine-tasting glasses on the poolside table in front of us. It’s the perfect vineyard experience. But we are not in a famous wine-producing country like France or ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Burma's Hard-Line Buddhists Are Waging a Campaign of Hate That Nobody Can Stop - TIME

TIMEBurma's Hard-Line Buddhists Are Waging a Campaign of Hate That Nobody Can StopTIMEIt was late July, exactly one year on from a deadly bout of communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the northern Burmese city of Mandalay. The young activist, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, had been working on a series ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Dispatches: Greed and Death in Burma's Jade Mines - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchDispatches: Greed and Death in Burma's Jade MinesHuman Rights WatchWhen Aung San Suu Kyi met recently with her long-time nemesis, retired general Than Shwe, after her party's stunning election victory in November 2015, it was heralded as a harbinger of a smooth democratic transition in Burma. But hundreds of miles ...and more »

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Chinese jade miners rush to dig more ahead of new Burma government

Using heavy earth-excavators and explosives, miners have been tearing into Burma's northern hills in recent months, in a rush to excavate more jade from the world's richest deposits of the gemstone before a new government takes office next year. Acres of ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Landslide fatalities continue at Burma jade mines

The annus horribilis continued at the jade mines in Myanmar, as another major landslide was announced, with at least one fatality and ten people missing. While local reports seem sketchy and unreliable, it seems that it’s yet another case of a collapse ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Final goodbyes to Bristol's Burma Star war veteran and teacher

One of Bristol's last Burma Star war heroes has died. Family and friends yesterday said their final goodbyes to 91-year-old Leslie John Hooper, a war veteran and former teacher from Bristol. Leslie, popularly known as Les, served in the RAF during the ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Hearts move to Burma Camp

Hearts of Oak have now adapted Nicholson Park in Burma Camp as their new training ground after parting company with authorities of the Legon Park. The Phobians in their pre-season adapted the grassless Tesano Police Park as their training grounds but the ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Problems escalate for Burma’s refugees

As a result of the positive changes in Burma due to the elections, Thailand has discussed sending all the refugees back to Burma in 2017. There are currently five refugee camps located on the Thai/Burma border, which hold over 100,000 people altogether.

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Problems escalate for Burma's refugees - Mission Network News

Mission Network NewsProblems escalate for Burma's refugeesMission Network NewsAs a result of the positive changes in Burma due to the elections, Thailand has discussed sending all the refugees back to Burma in 2017. There are currently five refugee camps located on the Thai/Burma border, which hold over 100,000 people altogether.

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Burma - Bangladesh Border Tension

Bangladesh lodged a protest with Burma after Burmese security forces killed a Bangladeshi villager and injured another on 14 and 15 December in what Bangladesh called unprovoked attacks, according to local man Noor Khobir. Burma Border Guard Police (BGP ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Burma: Brazen Bid for Presidential Immunity

(New York) ­– Burma’s parliament should reject a proposed law that would shield former presidents from prosecution for crimes committed during their terms in office, Human Rights Watch said today. Published in the state-run newspaper on December 21 ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Burma: Brazen Bid for Presidential Immunity - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchBurma: Brazen Bid for Presidential ImmunityHuman Rights Watch“The immunity provision should be stripped from the proposed law so that President Thein Sein and future Burmese presidents remain accountable for any crimes they commit.” The draft law consists of 14 clauses that outline the government's commitment to ...Presidential Protection, Immunity Bill Put Forward The Irrawaddy News Magazineall 10 news articles »

24 Dec 2015 09:06

NGOs Demand Better Conditions for Burmese Migrant Workers - Burma News International

NGOs Demand Better Conditions for Burmese Migrant WorkersBurma News InternationalMigrant workers in Thailand—of whom there are an estimated two million from Burma—are still experiencing many problems, according to statement released by the group. Highlighted were issues of basic legal documentation, such as the work permit ...and more »

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Burma and Myanmar: From Junta Repression to Luxury Tourism

It's happy hour in the bar of The Strand hotel in Yangon. A smartly dressed barman mixes a Strand Sour as fans slowly revolve below the high ceiling. Musicians play. Tourists at tables beside the teak-lined walls check guidebooks and discuss where to go ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

New OFAC General License Will Facilitate Trade with Burma

A new general license issued by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will make it easier to transport goods between the United States and Burma. Since 2012, the United States has been easing economic sanctions directed ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Burma and Myanmar: From Junta Repression to Luxury Tourism - Bloomberg

Burma and Myanmar: From Junta Repression to Luxury TourismBloombergIt's no longer the British colony where my father was born in 1904, nor the 33-year-old independent state (then called Burma) I first visited in 1981, then returned to in 1992. That was a scary place, brutally governed. In 1992 the country was ruled by ...and more »

24 Dec 2015 09:06

New OFAC General License Will Facilitate Trade with Burma - JD Supra (press release)

New OFAC General License Will Facilitate Trade with BurmaJD Supra (press release)A new general license issued by the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will make it easier to transport goods between the United States and Burma. Since 2012, the United States has been easing economic sanctions ...

24 Dec 2015 09:06

Thailand backpacker murders: Two Burmese men sentenced to death after being ... - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukThailand backpacker murders: Two Burmese men sentenced to death after being ...Mirror.co.ukThe bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found in September 2014 on a Koh Tao beach in the Gulf of Thailand that is popular with divers. Police said Witheridge, 23, was found bludgeoned to death and had been raped. Miller, 24 ...Myanmar migrant workers found guilty in Koh Tao murders case Burma News InternationalThailand murders: Burmese migrant workers sentenced to death for murders of ... Telegraph.co.ukMigrant Workers Sentenced to Death for Murder of Tourists in Thailand Voice of America The Irrawaddy News Magazine  - IPSOall 462 news articles »

24 Dec 2015 09:06