USAID to open liaison office to assist rural development?- technical aid ?

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based in St. Louis, Mo., is a leading supplier of seeds for genetically engineered crops to farmers in the United States and around the world, and a frequent target of protests against GMOs. The company has clearly stated why it is opposed to labeling, saying mandatory labeling “could imply that food products containing these ingredients are somehow inferior to their conventional or organic counterparts.”

About 90% of the corn, cotton, soybeans and sugar beets grown in the United States are genetically engineered, according to BIO, the trade group representing Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and other giant firms that dominate the industry.

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YANGON—The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to open a liaison office to provide five years of technical aid for rural development, according to country director Ei Thandar Kyaw from Winrock International.

At present, Winrock International is receiving assistance from USAID to implement a farmer-to-farmer programme that provides technical aid for the agricultural sector as well as for livestock and fisheries.

We will provide technical aid for rural development for five years,” the country director said.

USAID is satisfied with Winrock International’s work and decided to extend the programme to five years after the one-year trial period for the programme expires.

“We have much support from USAID to develop the fisheries sector. They are helping us with technical aid,” said Win Kyaing, general secretary of the Myanmar Fisheries Federation.

Than Hla, an executive advisor to the Myanmar Livestock Federation, said the appointment of a country director will improve the programme’s speed and effectiveness.

BURMA -MYANMAR:ဖေယာင္းတုိင္က ကမၻာေျမေပါ ္ထြန္းရုံတင္မကဘူး တာဝတိ ံတာ ပါတက္ျပီး မီးစာပုိ ့လုိက္တယ္ သျကားမင္းဆီအေရာက္ေပါ့


ဖေယာင္းတုိင္က ကမၻာေျမေပါ ္ထြန္းရုံတင္မကဘူး တာဝတိ ံတာ ပါတက္ျပီး မီးစာပုိ ့လုိက္တယ္

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ကဲ ..ျမန္မာစစ္အာဏာရွင္ေတြ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ မထိရဲ မတို႔ရဲရင္လည္း ေနာက္ဆုတ္ေပးလိုက္၊ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ရႈပ္ထားတာေတြကို ရခိုင္ေတြ ျပန္ရွင္းယူမယ္၊ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ ေနာက္ကေနၿပီး မသိမသာ ပံ့ပိုးေပးလိုက္ပါ။


ကဲ …. ျမန္မာစစ္အာဏာရွင္ေတြ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ မထိရဲ မတို႔ရဲရင္လည္း ေနာက္ဆုတ္ေပးလိုက္၊ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ရႈပ္ထားတာေတြကို ရခိုင္ေတြ ျပန္ရွင္းယူမယ္၊ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ ေနာက္ကေနၿပီး မသိမသာ ပံ့ပိုးေပးလိုက္ပါ။

Source: Arakan PATRIOTIC


Myanmar-Burma Protesters Force NGOs-MFS to Leave Town

Protesters in western Burma have caused two international non-governmental organizations (NGO) to leave a town after allegations that an aid group sided with Muslim Rohingyas in the recent clashes with local Buddhists. 
The protests started earlier this week following clashes near the town of Pauktaw. 

Local Buddhists complained the group Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym MSF, only gave assistance to three wounded Muslims and abandoned two wounded Rakhine women, one of whom later died of her injuries.

But a Rakhine-based MSF official, Michele Trinite, said his group was only advised that Muslim men had been wounded. 


READ !!! Whether or not international aid organisations should operate in the repressive, authoritarian state of Myanmar provokes passionate debate. On one side are many exile groups and their supporters—predominantly based in Thailand, the US and the UK—who argue that it is impossible to provide aid inside Myanmar without strengthening the military regime.
“At no moment were we informed that there were these patients in the community that were in need of medical assistance. Otherwise, for sure, we would have supported them in the transfer to the hospital. As a medical organization, we don’t discriminate based on ethnicity or religion. We just support anyone who is in need of emergency medical care.”


International NGOs originally came to Rakhine State decades ago with the mandate of helping with the resettlement of Muslim returnees from Bangladesh under a U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) project. However, they have started offering more diverse assistance in recent years, particularly after natural disasters and outbreaks of violence. 

Sectarian violence has been an ongoing concern in Rakhine state since last year, when clashes between Muslims and Buddhists killed more than 200 people and left 140,000 homeless last year. 

(This report was produced in collaboration with the VOA Burmese service.)

TO DHAKA TRIBUNE: Myanmar border to be sealed off: BENGALI ,so called “Rohingya” Muslims are not Burmese nationals



The government has decided to seal off the frontiers with Myanmar to stop infiltration of Rohingya Muslims as the minority” Burmese nationals “flock into Bangladesh to escape persecution by the majority Buddhists, foreign minister tells parliament.

Dipu Moni on Thursday told the Jatiya Sangsad that the government would take legal actions against the locals giving shelters to the Rohingya Muslims, who had been creating pressure on Bangladesh.

She, however, said Saudi Arabia and the other Muslim countries are sympathetic to the causes of the persecuted Muslims, putting the government under pressure to take any decision about infiltrating Rohingyas since 2.5 million Bangladeshis work in Saudi Arabia alone.

“Given the recent unstable situation in the Rakhain state, the foreign ministry has adopted measures to immediately seal off the Myanmar border to stop the infiltration of the Myanmar nationals for national interests,” Dipu Moni told parliament replying to a question from Awami League MP Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury.

The government, she said, had already taken measures to create awareness among local people in Cox’s Bazar against such infiltration.

Local people had suggested the local authorities, local government bodies and border forces not to allow Myanmar nationals in any more, she informed the House.

“Besides, the law enforcing agencies working at the local level have been instructed to take legal actions against illegal infiltrators and those giving them shelter,” said Dipu Moni.

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