Monday, October 08, 2012

Myanmar extends fight against drug


Yangon, Oct 6 (IANS) Myanmar has extended its 15-year drug eradication 
plan by another five years, Xinhua reported Saturday.

Japan Seeks a Deal on Myanmar Debt


TOKYO—When the world's top economic policy makers converge 
in Tokyo later this week, a prominent agenda item alongside 
the euro crisis and global slowdown will be debt relief 
for rapidly reforming Myanmar. 

Myanmar president's S. Korea visit to further boost bilateral cooperation


YANGON, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein is due 
to leave Yangon on Sunday night to embark on a journey of state visit 
to South Korea which is believed to further boost bilateral relations and cooperation.

Axiata among those in Myanmar telecom race


PETALING JAYA: Myanmar's emergence as an investment destination 
has been hogging news bulletins globally. One area of business 
that holds vast potential is its telecoms market, labelled 
as the last greenfield telecoms turf in Asia.

The Balkanization of Karen State


The Karen National Union (KNU) finds itself once again at a crossroads 

in its 63-year resistance against the Burmese government. A major internal 

division over how to proceed in peace talks threatens to escalate. 

Some observers worry about plots and counter-plots within the Karen leadership, 

and that the power struggle