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Myanmar violence could affect tin price

European tin market sources say fighting in Myanmar, rather than an effort by Indonesia to cap tin exports, is more likely to lead to an increase in the world price of tin, reports Metal Bulletin on February 20. Currently signs of an increase in the price of tin have yet to emerge on the London…

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AIPMC Membership Drive at Malaysian Parliament

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), held a membership drive at the Malaysian Parliament on 10 November 2008 in its bid to step up support and efforts in hope of democratic change in Myanmar. As a result, the AIPMC Malaysian Chapter has now registered 35 new members to date, mainly from the Democratic Action Party…

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Announcement: AIPMC New Steering Committee 2008 – 2010

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) is pleased to present its new Steering Committee as listed below. It is comprised of serving Members of Parliament, with the exception of AIPMC’s senior adviser who is a former Parliamentarian, from six ASEAN member nations. President Kraisak Choonhavan (Thailand) Vice Presidents Charles Chong (Singapore) Son Chhay (Cambodia) (Chairs…

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S.E. Asian lawmakers nudge India, China on Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Giant Asian neighbours India and China must take a greater role in pushing military-ruled Myanmar towards political reform, a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers said on Monday. The United States, the European Union and Japan have sanctions in place against Myanmar, but the junta has avoided total isolation by using its…

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Myanmar declares emergency in war-torn region as fighting rages

Lashio (Myanmar) (AFP) – Myanmar on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles. Civilians have come under fire in the deadly clashes between the army and Kokang rebels in Shan state, local officials…

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