Construction work has begun on Thai-Burmese SEZin Mae Sot, Tak province, with many additional labourers needed according to the director of construction.
A delegation of student activists met with university professors in Mandalay a day after a Burmese student union led a public demonstration in the city denouncing the National Education Law.
Ten miners from Mandalay’s Yamethin Township have been sentenced to one and a half years in prison following months of protest against privatisation of the Moehti Moemi gold mines.
Residents in the Burmese border town of Myawaddy fear that the imposition of martial law in neighbouring Thailand will disrupt the flow of border trade.
Farmers in Ayadaw, Sagaing Division, said that authorities have unfairly disbursed agricultural stipends after insects ravaged the paddies of around 160 people.
Burmese migrant workers in a garment factory in northern Thailand’s Mae Sot are striking over unpaid wages and long working hours.