Thursday, October 11, 2012

More Burma army forces fall in battle in jade rich Hpakant

 [B]HPAKANT, BURMA —[/B] At least 6 Burmese soldiers were killed and as many 
as 15 injured Tuesday following two separate attacks by the Kachin Independence Army 
(KIA) in the jade rich Hpakant region of western Kachin state, according 
to local KIA officials.


Armed Forces chief meet with Wa, Mongla more than just about drugs: analyst

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:35 S.H.A.N.

According to Aung Kyaw Zaw, Burmese military watcher on the Sino-Burmese border, 
the visit to Kengtung last Saturday, 6 October of Vice Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing 
to meet Wa and Mongla leaders, might be more about the Burma Army’s military 
objectives than just drugs.


Property prices shoot up in Rangoon

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:22 Mizzima News
Choice property values in Rangoon have soared, rising 39 per cent in the first 
nine months of this year, according to a survey by an investment bank in Rangoon.


Foreign airlines stacking up flights into Rangoon

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:36 Mizzima News
EVA Airways Corp. (EVA), Taiwan's second largest carrier, launched three-times 
a week direct flights between Taipei and Rangoon on Tuesday, according to airline sources.


Early fossil discovery in remote Hukawng Valley

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:03 Mizzima News
An article published in October by researchers at an US university shows 
a 100-million-year-old fossil of a spider about to attack a wasp 
in the Hukawng Valley of Burma.


Shan forces want talks with peacemaking group

10 October 2012
Facing an ultimatum to withdraw from a military stronghold, the Shan State 
Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) said it would seek to meet with 
the Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) to resolve the issue.