Vietnam, India Stand Firm on China Row

Published on Oct 14 2011 // News Update, Related News
Vietnam, India Stand Firm on China Row
India and Vietnam, whose leaders meet today in New Delhi, are squaring up for a fight with China over the right of a state-owned Indian oil and gas company to explore in disputed waters near Vietnam. China is embroiled in territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Vietnam, the Philippines,...

August Breeze In Burma – Analysis

Published on Oct 13 2011 // News Update, Related News
August Breeze In Burma – Analysis
August, 2011 may become a watershed mark in Myanmar’s recent political history. ‘May’, because, what started in this particular month has surprised the international community, especially the US and the West. The changes towards democracy still appears to many as too good to be true, and every...

Myanmar-borders-purchasing-electricity-from-china-and-thailand

Published on Oct 04 2011 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
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REPORTED BY PHYU NU TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY WIN HTUT + MYA Local residents living in some border areas of Myanmar are buying and using electricity from neighboring countries such as China and Thailand, it was learnt.  The towns that are buying and using power from China are Lwejal of Kachin...

Chinese Official Threatens Myanmar

Published on Oct 04 2011 // News Update, Related News
Chinese Official Threatens Myanmar
By BRIAN SPEGELE BEIJING—The head of a major Chinese company behind a controversial dam in Myanmar said the project’s suspension by the Myanmar government last week was a surprise that “will lead to a series of legal issues,” in the latest sign of frayed relations between the two...

Villagers Complain to President of Shrimp Farm Confiscation by Army

Published on Oct 04 2011 // News Update, Related News
Villagers Complain to President of Shrimp Farm Confiscation by Army
One of the villagers said they sent the signed letter of complaint to the president on 18 September, 2011. “Our farms were confiscated by Military Police (10) of the Western Command based in Ann on 27 August. During the confiscation, the forces drove us away from our farms by intimidating us...

China pipelines threaten Myanmar economic security-NGO

Published on Sep 06 2011 // Related News
China pipelines threaten Myanmar economic security-NGO
Tue Sep 6, 2011 3:28am EDTBANGKOK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Controversial oil and gas pipelines spanning Myanmar will deprive its people of billions of dollars worth of their own resources and risk sparking armed conflict that threatens energy security for neighboring China, activists said on Tuesday. Chinese-led...

ConcoPhillips begins Bangladesh gas search in October

Published on Aug 20 2011 // News Update, Related News
ConcoPhillips begins Bangladesh gas search in October
DHAKA | Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:04am EDT Aug 20 (Reuters) – U.S oil company ConocoPhillips has begun preliminary work to carry out exploration in Bangladesh’s offshore gas field in October this year, a senior energy official said on Saturday. Bangladesh approved on May 23 a plan by the firm to...

NHPC planning Myanmar hydropower projects

Published on Aug 18 2011 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
NHPC planning Myanmar hydropower projects
NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ Category-I Enterprise of the Government of India is preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) for 1200 MW Htamanthi and 660 MW Shwezaye Hydro Power Projects on Chindwin River in Myanmar. In Myanmar a meeting took place on 26th July,...

India trying to woo Myanmar from China

Published on Aug 18 2011 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
India trying to woo Myanmar from China
LONDON — Even as a senior Burmese diplomat in Washington has defected, Burmese prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has suggested that some people, both at home and abroad, have deceived themselves into thinking a new government has brought change to her country. Political dynamic is undergoing a slow...

Myanmar launches construction of China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipeline

Published on Aug 04 2011 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Myanmar launches construction of China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipeline
On August 1, Myanmar officially commenced construction of the main line of the Myanmar section of the China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipeline Project, thus launching the construction of the project in question. The pipeline project will connect Kyaukpyu in Myanmar to the city of Ruili in China, with a total...