Tuesday, January 01, 2013

M.V Minerva visits Myanmar for the second time

31 Dec 2012

A cruise ship M.V Minerva from Britain carrying more than 300 tourists arrived 
at Yangon Port, Myanmar on December 26 for the second time to make 
an excursion around the country.

Kachin people take shelters from possible air attacks

30 Dec 2012

Kachin people in Laiza township, where the headquarters of KIO/KIA is located, 
are now constructing air-raid shelters and bunkers for protection from the possible 
air attacks of government air force.

Rice price insurance to avoid market crash

31 Dec 2012                                                                    

Myanmar Farmers Association (MFA) has submitted a proposal to Thein Sein’s 
government to set up a rice price insurance program recently that will protect rice market crash.

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Commerce Ministry issues GSP Certificate of Origin to exporters

31 Dec 2012

The Ministry of Commerce is now issuing recommendation for Certificates 
of Origin for GSP (Generalized System of Preference) to local exporters, 
which is the European Union’s tariff preferences granted to the developing countries, 
the minstry said.

Rohingya boatpeople reportedly forced to swim ashore to Malaysia

31 Dec 2012

Some 450 Rohingya asylum seekers from Burma have reportedly landed 
on Malaysia’s northern island of Langkawi after a hazardous two-week boat
 journey across the Andaman Sea.

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Japan’s Deputy PM to visit Naypyitaw, Thilawa

31 Dec 2012

Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso will visit Burma on Wednesday 
and is scheduled to hold talks with President Thein Sein the following day in Naypyitaw, 
Japanese media have reported.