Thaksin’s Role in Yingluck Trip Raises Concerns

Published on Dec 21 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
Thaksin’s Role in Yingluck Trip Raises Concerns
By SAW YAN NAING Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra has confirmed that he visited Burma last week to pave the way for a trip to the country by his sister, the current Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra, raising concerns that relations between the two neighbors could once again...

China and US make overtures to Burma

Published on Dec 16 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
China and US make overtures to Burma
CLIFFORD COONAN in Beijing CHINA IS redoubling its efforts to secure its position in Burma, which is hugely important because of its strategic geographical position and its wealth of natural resources. There are also signs that ties between Burma and Washington are getting warmer. China’s premier...

Integrating Energy Concerns into India’s National Security Strategy

Published on Dec 15 2011 // Featured Analysis, Slide Show
Integrating Energy Concerns into India’s National Security Strategy
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 00:00 Michael Kugelman India’s prodigious economic growth refuses to let up. While the 2008-09 world financial crisis caused a brief interruption (GDP growth dipped from pre-crisis averages of 9% to less than 7%), it quickly rebounded and now approaches double-digit levels...

Campaign for 24-Hour Electricity Continues

Published on Dec 09 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
Campaign for 24-Hour Electricity Continues
Thandwe: A youth group for 24-hour electricity in Arakan resumed its campaign on Monday in two major towns in southern Arakan State, demanding electricity be supplied throughout the state using gas being extracted from Arakan. The campaign was resumed by the youth group in Thandwe and Taungup in...

Bangladesh Embassy First to Move to Naypyidaw

Published on Dec 08 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
Bangladesh Embassy First to Move to Naypyidaw
By SAI ZOM HSENG Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Bangladesh will be the first country to move its embassy from Rangoon to Naypyidaw, and marked the event by driving a stake into the ground on the site of its new office on Tuesday. The new Bangladeshi embassy will be located in Dekkhinathiri...

Oil and gas drilling conference in Yangon paints a healthy future

Published on Dec 06 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
Oil and gas drilling conference in Yangon paints a healthy future
By Juliet Shwe Gaung Volume 31, No. 604 December 5 – 11, 2011 DELEGATES of oil and gas companies in Myanmar who attended a major drilling meet in Yangon last week said the industry’s future appears bright, with a more open outlook from the nation’s policymakers expected to yield greater...

Korean Civil Society Release Joint Statement Against the Shwe Gas Project

Published on Dec 05 2011 // Campaign Update, Slide Show
Korean Civil Society Release Joint Statement Against the Shwe Gas Project
Korean civil society groups issued a joint statement on November 30th in solidarity with the Shwe Gas Movement against the Shwe Gas Project. Korean company, Daewoo International has 51% ownership in the Shwe Natural Gas Fields and 25% ownership in the Onshore Natural Gas Pipeline. The Korean group that...

Realpolitik and the Myanmar Spring

Published on Dec 01 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
Realpolitik and the Myanmar Spring
Wondering why Hillary Clinton is in Myanmar right now? Hint: it’s all about China. BY BERTIL LINTNER | NOVEMBER 30, 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Myanmar, on a trip that is being hailed as a stunning breakthrough in bilateral relations and a sign that the Southeast Asian pariah...

Burma’s oil and natural gas sectors eyed by Malaysia

Published on Nov 29 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
Burma’s oil and natural gas sectors eyed by Malaysia
Monday, 28 November 2011 21:55 Mizzima News Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Malaysian companies are preparing to invest more in Burma’s inland oil and natural gas blocks. Nineteen Malaysian companies and Burmese businessmen will discuss investment opportunities on Tuesday at the Union of Myanmar...

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