Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Godfather-on-trial’s family hire lawyer

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:32 S.H.A.N.

The family of Naw Kham, the godfather of the now defunct Mekong protection 
racket who is awaiting court decision in China’s Yunnan province, has recently 
engaged a solicitor in Hong Kong to act on his behalf, according 
to a source close to his family.

Australia to advise Burma on elections

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:52 Mizzima News
Australian officials said on Monday they would advise Burma on elections and 
government structures and support its building an effective foreign investment regime.

Pentagon Rules Out Military Ties with Burma


WASHINGTON—The Pentagon on Monday categorically ruled out resumption 
of a defense relationship with Burma until the US’s concerns on human 
rights issues with the Burmese military are addressed.

NLD to hold a youth assembly this year

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:40 Mizzima News
Amid controversy over leadership selection in some local branches of the National 
League for Democracy (NLD), Burma’s largest opposition party has announced 
it will hold a youth assembly following its nationwide party gathering later this year. 

200,000 Burmese Face Deportation from Thailand


About 200,000 illegal Burmese migrant workers are among some 400,000 illegal 
foreign workers who are due to be deported back to their respected countries 
in December this year, according to a report by the Bangkok Post
a Thailand-based newspaper.

ABSDF leaders assess return home visit

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 15:24 Mizzima News
Htun Aung Gyaw, 63, the first chair of the All Burmese Students' Democratic 
front (ABSDF), told a Bangkok audience on Monday that Burma needs a further 
democratic push before the majority of Burmese exiles would return home.