Traditional Tug-of-War to Launch Arakan’s Shwe Gas Campaign Stopped by Police

Published on Feb 09 2012 // Campaign Update, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Traditional Tug-of-War to Launch Arakan’s Shwe Gas Campaign Stopped by Police
The Shwe Gas Campaign that was launched by a group of Arakanese youths in their traditional tug-of-war or “Rahta-Swe-Bwe” held in Sittwe in western Burma’s Arakan State was forcibly stopped by the police, said a leader of the campaign. Over 100 local youths who were organized by a local campaign...

New regime tries to rise above growing shadow of Beijing’s influence

Published on Feb 09 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
New regime tries to rise above growing shadow of Beijing’s influence
RANGOON: When Burma’s military regime completed a carefully engineered transition to an elected government in March last year and formally retired itself, few expected much real change soon. Many old army officers popped up in civilian clothes as members of parliament and ministers, and the new...

Reforms look uncertain as no reconciliation takes place in Burma

Published on Feb 09 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Reforms look uncertain as no reconciliation takes place in Burma
Several citizens of Burma are still skeptical on government’s reform process. Most observers believe the situation is in a state of insecurity seeing that the conventional faction and moderate group in the cabinet are struggling for muscle. On the surface, it looks like change started since government...

Burma Reveals Its External Debt Is $11 Billion

Published on Feb 02 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Burma Reveals Its External Debt Is $11 Billion
RANGOON — Burma owes US $11 billion in foreign debt—some of it decades old—and is negotiating with Japan and Italy to repay the outstanding sums, the finance minister said, disclosing the country’s external debt for the first time in recent years. Burma’s economy was stunted for many years...

Published on Feb 01 2012 // Uncategorized
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