Myint Naing is among thousands of Burmese fishermen who are tricked or sold into forced labor in fishing industry, forced to work under harsh conditions with little pay.
“I am not surprised with the result. Those who didn’t vote for the change have shown they are against change,” Suu Kyi said.
Myanmar’s parliament rejected changes to two clauses that would allow Suu Kyi to compete in the elections and remove military veto power.
Villages bank on barter across the border, militants provide more medical help ‘than state govt ever did’
If China’s stakes in Myanmar are massive and enduring, Suu Kyi can’t ignore Myanmar’s deep historic ties with China and the logic of geography.
Impact on insurgents less than earlier estimates; target was one camp in Onzia and two in Ponyo; NSCN (K) leader, 40 cadres fled camp before strike.
Indian Army had undertaken a successful cross-border strike with the knowledge of Myanmarese authorities killing at least 38 insurgents
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan had on Wednesday had said that “Pakistan is not Myanmar”.
A high security alert has been sounded across northeast after reports that NSCN-K militants have entered India for revenge attacks following Army’s strike in insurgent camps.
Myanmar’s drug boom is worrying. Insurgents in the Northeast could tap into it.
Khan said that Pakistan would never accept India hegemony and that the ‘Indian leaders should stop day dreaming’.
Myanmar on Wednesday maintained that Indian forces had carried out an attack on insurgents inside India and that it would not tolerate rebel groups using its soil to attack neighbours.
The visit gives Beijing leaders a chance to get to know Suu Kyi at a time when Myanmar has shifted toward Western countries, Japan and other potential investors.
The border will be blocked in consultation with local Myanmar security agencies, the sources said, given that the militants are believed to have come from the neighbouring nation.
US President Barack Obama has sought to make Myanmar’s transition to democracy a legacy of his presidency.