A local government minister has blasted Burma’s “weak” response to the recent Muslim-Buddhist clashes in Arakan’s Sandoway township, which claimed seven lives.
Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of parliament have spoken out following a string of bomb explosions in Rangoon and central Burma over the last few days.
At least 20 fishermen from Irrawaddy division’s Bogale and Pyapon townships are missing in the Bay of Bengal after getting caught in swirling winds caused by Cyclone Phailin.
Thailand’s leading calcium-carbonate producer SurintOmya Chemicals rules out the possibility of investing in Burma in the short term, citing unreliable electricity supply.
One suspect has been detained in connection with the explosion that went off at Rangoon’s Traders Hotel just before midnight on Monday.
Security is beefed up after a string of incidents involving bomb blasts and controlled detonations in various parts of Burma, the latest being an explosion in the popular Traders Hotel…