The Burmese army continues to step up abuses in northern Kachin state, including raping, killing and torturing villagers, despite signing a tentative ceasefire with ethnic rebels, activists say.
This week: Shwe gas pipeline fully operational; Burma invites tender bids for broadband services; Mandalay railway station floors to be converted into hotel; Ministry to ban foreign fishing boats in Burmese waters; and more.
The European Union is set to lift all remaining sanctions against Burma next week, except its arms embargo, to recognise the country’s “remarkable process of reform”, according to news reports
Britain has warned of the “increasingly serious” situation unfolding in Kachin state after fresh shelling hit the town of Laiza on Monday night, following the deaths of three civilians by artillery fire
Will Burma’s economy be invigorated and its citizens made rich by the simple lifting of state control over large swathes of the economy?
Investors are flocking to Burma’s in hordes to inspect the resource-rich country, but few are prepared to put money on the table as cronies and poor infrastructure plague the country