Saturday, January 05, 2013

Students Protest in Kyaukphyu Education College

4 Jan 2013

Students of the Education College in Kyaukphyu in Arakan State staged 
a protest in their campus on Wednesday’s evening. One of the students said 
they staged the protest because they have been suffering from insufficient 
supply of foods in their college.

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Burmese tourism plan to be unveiled in March

4 Jan 2013

Aung Kyaw Moe, the secretary of the Myanmar Hotelier Association (Inle Zone), 
said that full details of the Myanmar Travel and Tourism Project Plan 
will be announced on time in March.

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Kachin NGOs request ICG not to honor Thein Sein

4 Jan 2013

A group of 16 NGOs has written to the International Crisis Group (ICG) urging it 
to reconsider its decision to present Burmese President Thein Sein 
with its highest peace award in April 2013. 

Burmese media claim army overran KIO base

4 Jan 2013

Burma’s state-run media have run articles on Thursday saying that the Burmese army, 
supported by air cover, seized Point-771 hill and its surrounding area near Laja Yang 
from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on December 30.

Unlimited airlines permitted between Burma and South Korea

4 Jan 2013

Burma and South Korea will soon permit an unlimited number of carriers 
to operate between the two countries, overturning a bilateral agreement set 
in 2006 that only allowed for two airlines from each nation.

Jakarta offers $1 million in Rohingya aid

4 Jan 2013

The Indonesian government will donate US $1 million in humanitarian aid 
to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya community in Burma’s Rakhine State, 
according to a statement by the country’s Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa.