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by Poi
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Burma announces November 8 election date
Replies: 6
Views: 4990

Re: Burma announces November 8 election date

Main Burmese opposition party to contest general election The Burma opposition party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says it will contest general elections on Nov. 8 and is expected to mount a strong challenge to military-backed rulers. Suu Kyi told reporters Saturday in the capital, Naypyit...
by Poi
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Social Issues and Conflict
Topic: Factory workers demonstrate for higher minimum wage
Replies: 0
Views: 4726

Factory workers demonstrate for higher minimum wage

Several hundred workers in Burma (Myanmar) have staged a peaceful demonstration to demand that a new daily minimum wage be set higher than proposed. The factory workers protesting Sunday in a northern suburb of Yangon, the country’s largest city, want the daily minimum wage to be set at 4,000 kyat (...
by Poi
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: Firm looking to explore in jade area expects permit delay
Replies: 0
Views: 2500

Firm looking to explore in jade area expects permit delay

Aurasian Minerals Plc (AuM) a British mining firm that has applied for a mineral exploration permit in a jade mining area in Burma has told its shareholders that it expects the permitting process to take some time. This admission was disclosed in a statement to shareholders issued last month that wa...
by Poi
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: No trade benefits for Burma before election
Replies: 0
Views: 2088

No trade benefits for Burma before election

The leader of the U.S. Senate says Washington should not provide trade benefits to Burma until after November elections that will signal the state of political reform in the former pariah state. Republican Mitch McConnell is a prominent voice in Congress on U.S. policy toward Burma. In a speech Thur...
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Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Social Issues and Conflict
Topic: Muslim nations must break silence over Burma issue
Replies: 0
Views: 3135

Muslim nations must break silence over Burma issue

In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) was held, today, in which representatives and members from Shopian participated.The party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah addressing the meeting urged the New Delhi to shun prejudicial approach and resolve Kashmir dispute at the earliest ...
by Poi
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: China is the Culprit
Replies: 20
Views: 8434

Re: China is the Culprit

China Stages Military Exercises Along Myanmar Border China has launched live-fire air-ground training exercises along the China-Myanmar border, an area where Kokang rebels have been fighting Myanmar's army for months. China’s Foreign and Defense ministries announced that the military exercises were...
by Poi
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China next week
Replies: 2
Views: 3766

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China next week

China says Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi will visit for five days next week. Suu Kyi is an international democracy icon for her years long defiance of an authoritarian military regime in Burma (Myanmar). She now has ambitions for her country’s presidency, which would involve the need for smooth relations...
by Poi
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: Manitowoc adds in Burma
Replies: 0
Views: 1478

Manitowoc adds in Burma

Two Elephant Asiagroup, a joint venture between Two Elephant and Asiagroup, has been appointed as Manitowoc and Grove distributor for Myanmar/Burma. Singapore based crane rental company Asiagroup already handles Manitowoc crawler cranes in Malaysia, and will now - in partnership with rental company ...
by Poi
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: My Burmese Inspiration
Replies: 1
Views: 966

My Burmese Inspiration

Having spent many seasons photographing street style in cities like London, Milan, Paris & New York, part of me yearned to explore a place and a visual aesthetic far removed from everything I had seen before. This lead to a trip to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which I was lucky enough to travel...
by Poi
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Photo Journey in Burma to Redefine Love
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Photo Journey in Burma to Redefine Love

60 days, 4 cities of Burma and 100 photo responses to the question “What is the meaning of Love.” This is the exciting photographic project of Maro Verli, entitled “From Myanmar… with Love.” On September 17, 2014, Verli wrote at her personal blog: “I’m at the airport with my suitcase, my camera and ...