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...
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...
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...
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...
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