Thursday, November 01, 2012

Burma ready to push rice production higher

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:12 Mizzima News
Burma is looking at turning its rice-growing sector into a major source of income 
over the next five years, with plans to double rice production, according to officials.

For decades, prior to the suffocating grip of a series of coups and military regimes, 

Burma was the world’s No. 1 rice importer. 


Wa will not become government militia

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:39 S.H.A.N.

Refuting earlier reports by SHAN and other news agencies that the United 
Wa State Army (UWSA), if push comes to push, would accept a Burma 
Army-controlled militia status, a source close to Wa authorities said 
the Wa would stand by its 21 August 2011 statement.


Burma’s gov’t must honour protection of human rights

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:03 Mizzima News

The sectarian violence in Burma’s Rakhine State has brought much-deserved 

international attention to the long-neglected situation of Burma’s Rohingya 

community, Refugees International said in a report released on Tuesday.


Myanmar Air expands its fleet

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:41 Mizzima News
Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has received a leased Airbus A320-200 
to expand its fleet of aircraft, in a lease arrangement with International Lease 
Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary 
of American International Group, Inc.


Kachin woman still missing after one year

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:25 Mizzima News
More than one year on, Sumlut Roi Ja, an ethnic Kachin woman whose husband 
said she was abducted by the Burmese Army, is still missing, Burma Campaign 
UK (BCUK) noted in a press statement on Tuesday.

Sumlut Roi Ja, 28, who was arrested by Burmese Army soldiers on October

 28, 2011, was abducted while