Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 (English Version)


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Tens of Thousands of Refugees Evacuated as Storm Nears Arakan Coast

Arakan State authorities and the UN say they are evacuating tens of thousands of refugees in order to shelter them from an approaching tropical storm. Read More


Death Toll Rises in East Burma Mining Accident

Rescuers continue finding victims after heavy rains and landslides this month caused a mine to collapse in Shan State, with the death toll surpassing 30. Read More


India Divided on Opening of Stilwell Road

India is divided over whether to reopen the Stilwell Road for trade with China, as potential commercial benefits are weighed against national security concerns. Read More


Burma Issues Cyclone Warning

Burma’s government warns that a cyclone could threaten the country’s western coast this week, raising fears for tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya. Read More


Clashes Likely To Delay Burma-China Pipeline Start-Up: Official

Security concerns will likely delay the first shipments of gas and oil from the Burma coast to China through a new pipeline. Read More


Refugees Face Uncertain Future as Burma Opens

For thousands of Burmese refugees in Thailand, “repatriation” is going to a country they have never known, where their parents suffered under a military regime. Read More


Foreign Investment Jumps Fivefold in Burma

Foreign investment in Myanmar was almost five times higher in the last fiscal year than the previous year, figures published on Monday showed. Read More


Burma’s Tough Fight

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Woman Rescued From Bangladesh Rubble Recovering

A seamstress who survived 17 days before being rescued from a collapsed garment factory was panicked but in generally good condition, according to her doctors. Read More


Taiwan Gives Philippines Ultimatum After Fatal Shooting of Fisherman

Taiwan tells the Philippines to apologize to the family of a Taiwanese fisherman who died in a shooting in the South China Sea. Read More


40 Years On, Fleeing Vietnamese Take to Seas Again

The unexpected spike in asylum seekers draws fresh scrutiny of Hanoi’s deteriorating human rights record. Read More


Arakan Displaced Moved to ‘Permanent Camps’ to Shelter From Cyclone

Burma on Sunday began to move displaced people in violence-hit Arakan State into “stronger permanent shelters” before Cyclone Mahasen makes landfall on Thursday morning, AFP reported. About 140,000 displaced people currently live in temporary tent shelters in the state. Most at risk are the Rohingya, who were sent to camps after two outbreaks of deadly [...] Read More


Fourteen More Suspects Arrested Over Okkan Violence

Fourteen suspects were arrested over anti-Muslim violence in Okkan Township, which claimed the life of one resident, Eleven Media reported on Sunday. The suspects were arrested on May 8, local police sources said, and are due to be interrogated in the coming days. In total, police said, 39 suspects had been arrested with eight released [...] Read More


Police Busted for Stealing Meth Worth $4m From Buddhist Monk

Four police officers were detained by authorities over the weekend in Arakan State after they were caught with large amounts of methamphetamine pills, known locally as yaba, which they had confiscated from a Buddhist monk. The Maungdaw Township court found the Maungdaw police chief and three other officers had seized about 120,000 pills from the [...] Read More


Large Croc Pulled From River Near Burma’s Former Capital

A 3.2-meter female crocodile was pulled dead from the Yangon River near Burma’s former capital Rangoon on Wednesday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar reported on Monday. The croc was found caught in a fisherman’s net in Kyauktan Township, rapidly drawing a large crowd of onlookers. The area near where the crocodile was found is [...] Read More


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