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03 May 2012

Publication Date : 03-05-2012

 

Myanmar is set to overhaul its peace teams charged with negotiating peace deals with ethnic armies, and may see key negotiator Aung Thaung removed, reports The Straits Times. North Korea is presumed to be able to build three to six atomic bombs, as Seoul reports Pyongyang has 3,000 nuclear specialists and 2,000 centrifuges, writes The Korea Herald. There are now 14 Chinese ships in the disputed Scarborough Shoal, including four big maritime ships and 10 fishing boats, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer. China and South Korea launch bilateral free trade agreement negotiations, aiming to boost trade and investment, says China Daily. Thailand launches rainmaking operations in its northern region, with many parts of the country suffering from heat and drought, says The Nation.

 

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