Thursday, October 18, 2012

Poppies return as usual

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:26 S.H.A.N.

From all over Shan State, reports have begun to arrive that poppy cultivation 
is back, as early as August in the south and east, but only recently in the north.

‘Policy errors, protectionism’ caused food price instability

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:06 Mizzima News
Policy errors and protectionism has led to price volatility in Burma’s food market, 
President Nyan Tun said in an address on World Food Day on Tuesday.

KIO Accept Ruili Venue for Peace Talks


The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has agreed to the Burmese 
government’s proposal of Ruili as the venue for the next round of peace talks, 
but has yet to fix a date for the negotiations.

US links military ties with Burma on human rights progress

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:29 Mizzima News
The top-level US delegation now in Burma is sending a signal that cooperation 
between US and Burma’s military can only come if the country makes further 
progress on human rights issues.

The Untold Dreams of a KNU Peace Pioneer


The death last Sunday of David Htaw, a senior leader of the Karen National Union 
(KNU), came at a time of mixed feelings within the group over the peace deals 
that he has helped to reach with the Burmese government.

Muslim group ‘regrets’ rejection of OIC office

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:04 Mizzima News
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed “regret” over 
a Burmese government decision not to allow the opening of an OIC liaison 
office in Burma’s western Rakhine State.