Burma’s lower house of parliament today approved a bill granting the government power to oversee public misuse of the Internet.
Coal would be one of the quickest ways to ramp up power generation, but the option is unpopular in Burma.
A second report covering the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River will soon be submitted to the Burmese president for his consideration.
Both the elder sister and the niece of Burma’s former vice-president Sai Mauk Kham were killed in a fire at their home this morning.
Generators are expensive. Pact says one hour of diesel power in rural Burma costs roughly the same as 24 hours of power in Rangoon.
A series of small islands on the Salween River is at risk of ‘going under’ if construction of a hydro-power dam goes ahead as planned, says a local NGO.