The Myanmar Investment Commission approved 15 new projects including a program with large investment capital in power generation, the state-run media reported on Friday.New investment projects were given greenlight for electricity generation, livestock, manufacturing and other services sectors and proposals of increasing in capital of two existing projects were approved at the commission’s meeting, with investment capital of over 2.7 billion U.S. dollars and 15.3 billion kyats (9.8 million U.S. dollars) and 2,473 employment opportunities, the report said.
The code has been copied to your clipboard.No media source currently available Myanmar’s security forces are arresting thousands of people.Most are boys and young men.But many families of those taken do not know where they are.UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, says it has reports of 1,000 cases of children or young people being arrested and jailed.
Canberra's recent shifts to strengthen ties with other groupings suggest doubts about Asean's claims to being the central player in regional security matters The crisis in Myanmar is once again testing Asean's claims to playing the central role in managing the affairs of South-east Asia.The recent leaders' meeting in Jakarta helped a little, but no one imagines that the mildly worded chairman's statement will do much, if anything, to change the tragic dynamics in Myanmar.
Bryan Tun has messaged his father only once since February, when a brutal coup swept the military to power in Myanmar, resulting in more than 700 civilian deaths.“Hey Dad,” he wrote to his father, Pwint San, who accepted the post of minister of commerce in the Myanmar military’s illegitimate new government, “if you don’t quit, you’re going to lose me as your son forever.” “You are not killing anyone, but you are employed by killers.
People’s Defense Force is precursor to planned Federal Union Army aimed at bringing together armed anti-junta groups Self-defense groups set up across country in wake of attacks, arrests, night raids by military YANGON: A newly formed armed militia under Myanmar’s shadow government is gaining the support of community self-defense groups and ethnic armies against the military junta that seized control of the country more than three months ago.
Carrboro Engages with Immigrants through Virtual Community Listening Sessions CARRBORO, N.C. -- As part of the Town’s ongoing comprehensive planning process, Carrboro Connects, community members from Myanmar participated in a listening session with Mayor Lydia Lavelle on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.The listening session aired live on the Refugee Community Partnership’s Bridge Builders Facebook page available at https://www.facebook.com/100048787422845/videos/304592711176974 The conversation, which was assisted through interpreters in Burmese and Karen languages, centered around topics of housing, transportation and jobs/economy.
The United Nations independent human rights expert on Myanmar on Friday called on countries that have not yet done so, to impose arms embargo on the country urgently, to stop the “massacre” of citizens across the country.Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the southeast Asian nation, underscored in a statement, the need to stop the flow of weapons and so called dual-use weapons technology into the hands of forces under the command of the military junta, describing it as “literally a matter of life and death.” 🇲🇲 #Myanmar: @RapporteurUn Tom Andrews welcomes the call by a broad number of civil society organizations to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar’s military junta, and encourages States to take their own actions immediately 👉 https://t.co/S7ZuKsB1Zw pic.twitter.com/TAWDPYJoYa — UN Special Procedures (@UN_SPExperts) May 7, 2021 “There is no time to lose … I urge governments who support cutting the flow of weapons to a brutal military junta to consider immediately establishing their own arms embargo against Myanmar while simultaneously encouraging UN Security Council action.” ‘Dual-use’ technology Mr. Andrews also said that bilateral arms embargoes should encompass both weapons and dual-use technology, including surveillance equipment.
(Reuters) -Myanmar’s ruling military, which is facing nationwide protests against the coup that removed the elected government three months ago, said on Friday it would not agree to a visit by a Southeast Asian envoy until it could establish stability.Leaders of countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reached consensus on five points at a summit on the Myanmar crisis last month, which was attended by the architect of the Feb. 1 coup, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
News broke this morning of the Myanmar Traditional Lethwei Federation (MTLF) banning Canadian Dave Leduc from international competition and the country of Myanmar.In a press release, MTLF said that comments made about Thai boxer, Buckaw, and about Muay Thai in general.The news was first reported by James Goyder, which you can see below.
China has proposed to hold a foreign ministerial meeting with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations in June in the country, while arranging working-level talks on the Myanmar crisis, government sources said Friday.The Chinese government has been cozying up to ASEAN nations as the United States has been trying to deepen its ties with other democratic countries such as Japan to counter Beijing's rising regional and global assertiveness.
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French energy giant Total pulled adverts from Le Monde after it reported that the company was paying gas revenues to Myanmar's military through a tax haven, the newspaper said Thursday.Total has come under pressure from pro-democracy activists to "stop financing the junta" since a military coup in February which has been followed by a brutal crackdown on dissent.
Fighters from ’s Karen ethnic minority have burned down a government military outpost after capturing it without a fight when its garrison fled, a senior Karen officer said.The position is about nine miles from a larger camp which the Karen National Liberation Army stormed and burned 10 days earlier.