Jun 5, 2008 (DVB), Despite the Burmese regime's promise to prosecute anyone found misappropriating cyclone aid, Bogalay residents claim local authorities are openly selling international relief supplies for their own[…]
Feb 27, 2008 (DVB), The Chin National Front has criticised the excessive taxes levied by the Burmese government on ethnic Chin people who are already facing severe food shortages. The[…]
Feb 1, 2008 (DVB), Taunggok township National League for Democracy communications committee member and human rights activist U Aung Than Htun passed away on 29 January at the age of[…]
Jan 21, 2008 (DVB), Villagers from Aung Lan township are angry that local Union Solidarity and Development Association and village Peace and Development Council officials are getting away with illegally[…]
Dec 11, 2007 (DVB), Taung Twin Gyi township residents are angry that local authorities have ordered police to stop investigating crimes reportedly committed by government supporters following two incidents in[…]
“The military-formed union election commission(UEC) attempts to have acknowledgement of their legitimacy from the political parties,” said Sai Leik, General Secretary of Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), regarding the[…]
Burmese Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry Win Tun received Robert Cekuta, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US State Department, on Wednesday morning when the pair discussed the development[…]
Sculptors who work with wood may soon have easier access to raw material. The government’s Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) is planning to start a tender bidding system to conveniently sell wood to sculptors, as there is currently no direct channel for business with artists.
Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. The Myanmar Timber Merchants Association has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with the government to stop illegal exports.
Govt to hand decision regarding the Myitsone project to new Environment Ministry, offering hope of a rethink on the controversial dam