Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Burma’s vice president calls for development in Rakhine State

Monday, 24 September 2012 13:23 Mizzima News
Burma’s vice president said trust and sympathy is needed to achieve a stable 
society in western Rakhine State, official state-run media reported on Sunday.

Burmese peace march organizers to be charged

Monday, 24 September 2012 16:46 Mizzima News
Leaders of a peace march in Rangoon on the International Day of Peace 
on Friday face charges for marching without a permit, said the Rangoon Police Chief.

Conditions for Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazaar ‘grim’

Monday, 24 September 2012 13:58 Mizzima News
Rohingya refugees' living conditions in Bangladesh are “grim” and the best solution 
would be eventual repatriation to Burma, according to a US delegation tasked 
with assessing conditions in the areas.

ADB releases draft documents for Burma’s development

Monday, 24 September 2012 12:56 Mizzima News
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released copies of draft consultation 
reports covering 11 key sectors of Burma’s energy, transportation, poverty, 
economic reform, education and other areas.

UN Has Great Expectations from Suu Kyi, Says Ban

WASHINGTON DC—The 193-member United Nations has great expectations 
from Aung San Suu Kyi, said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York 
on Friday, adding that he hoped the Burmese opposition leader would lead 
her country on a path of reconciliation and greater participatory democracy.

KIO calls for Burmese gov’t to release casualty figures

Monday, 24 September 2012 13:14 Mizzima News
The number of Burmese soldiers killed in the renewed 15-month long Kachin 
conflict is in the thousands and could be as high as 10,000, say senior leaders 
of the Kachin Independence Organizations (KIO).