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QUOTE OF THE DAY I would first advise him [Snr-Gen Than Shwe] to try to build trust among the people. For the sake of the country and the people, we should negotiate and build trust. I would tell him that he can still do so.
—Tin Oo, the vice-chairman of the NLD
By AUNG ZAW Closer military ties between Burma and North Korea are having their effect on US policy towards the Burmese regime.
By SAW YAN NAING Most Burmese migrants in Mahachai are less fearful of arrest and deportation when registering at the National Verification office. By WAI MOE The junta tightens security along Burmese-China trade routes in northern Shan State following the expiration of the deadline for its border guard force order.
By SAW YAN NAING Several deadlines for ethnic cease-fire groups to become border guard forces (BGF) under the military government have now passed. The latest deadline was Sunday.
By KO HTWE Workers in a clothing factory near Rangoon are on strike to support demands for more pay.
By LAWI WENG More than 600,000 migrants in Thailand failed to summit requests for nationality verification (NV) by the March 2 deadline and could now face deportation.
Distillery workers demand more wageNew Delhi (Mizzima) – This morning over 1,000 workers from Rangoon's Grand Royal Distillery Factory called on their bosses to give them better wages, public holidays and overtime pay.
This afternoon a staff person confirmed to Mizzima by phone that a company official from the International Beverages Trading Co. Ltd. (IBTC) was on his way to the distillery to negotiate with the workers.
The Grand Royal distillery located on U Shwe Yoe Street in Rangoon's Shwe Pyithar Township employs more than 1,500 workers.
Several garment factory strikes occurred in Rangoon last month and thousands of workers took part despite facing severe punishment. Strikes and independent workers unions are illegal in Burma, a country known for having some of the worst working conditions in the world.
Deportation stares 500,000 migrants in the face
About 500,000 migrant workers who have failed to renew their work permits ...
Imminent Thai deportation condemned
Mar 3, 2010 (DVB)-The Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) has condemned the imminent deportation of what they estimate could be as many as 1.5 million workers. - more
Kachins plea to China over the Myitsone Dam Mar 3, 2010 (DVB)-The Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG) has called on the Chinese government and China Power Investment Corporation to stop the Myitsone Dam project at the confluence of the Irrawaddy in Kachin state. KDNG say the dam will pose hardships for locals and their livelihoods. - more Than Shwe's warning to farmers Mar 3, 2010 (DVB)-Senior general, Than Shwe used his ‘peasant’s day’ statement, carried by all the national newspapers to warn famers; “to ward off potential dangers of those who will disrupt State stability and community peace with assistance of aliens in the background.” - more