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Democratic Voice of Burma: Shan farmers dissatisfied with dam relocation site

Villagers in Paunglaung, located between Naypyidaw and Shan State, have said that a relocation project designed to make way for the Upper Paunglaung Dam is insufficient.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Shan IDPs Petition for Army to Vacate Occupied Village

Displaced children eat a meal at the Wan Wat village monastery in Kyaythee Township, northern Shan State.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Burmanet

KIC: "There can be no more silence on the continued aggression against ethnic peoplea "

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Ms Charm Tong, a founder of the Shan Women's Action Network, expressed grave concerns over ongoing Burma Army offensives in Shan State in areas of supposed ceasefire, and criticised the international community for not applying more pressure on the government to stop its offensives.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

One Civilian Killed After TNLA, Govt Troops Clash

One civilian was shot dead and another hospitalized with a gunshot wound following a clash between government troops and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army on Monday morning in northern Shan State, according to the ethnic rebel group.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Bangkok Post

$7.3m drugs buried in 'Golden Triangle'

Myanmar authorities have seized 234.32 million baht of drugs buried in a forest in the so-called "Golden Triangle", police said on Tuesday, raising fears of a boom in the narcotics trade in the notorious border region.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The United Wa State Army on parade in Wa State

A United Wa State Party spokesman has denied that the ethnic rebel army in northern Burma continues to be involved in drug trade, saying their autonomous region is "drug-free."

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Sino-Burmese Border Sees Majority of Human Trafficking Rescues

Burma's anti-human trafficking police made most of their rescues along the Sino-Burmese border in the first seven months of the year, helping 42 Burmese women there to escape forced marriages, labor exploitation and other human rights abuses.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Shan Village Abandoned for Fear of Burma Army Reprisals

Residents of a Shan village in Namkham Township, northern Shan State, have fled their homes after the Burma Army harshly interrogated several villagers about the recent assassination of two military officers on a nearby road, local sources said on Friday.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Govt Working With China on Border Dispute in Shan State

Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin has told Parliament that the government is working with Chinese officials to resolve Shan communities' complaints over the demarcation of the Burma-China border.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A group of TNLA troop at a frontline base in Shan State.

Leaders of an alliance of ethnic armed groups are scheduled to meet with government peace negotiator Aung Min in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina this weekend to discuss a nationwide ceasefire accord, ethnic representatives said on Thursday.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Nation

Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle'

Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Police in Shan State Seize Valuable Haul of Opium, Guns

Burmese police on Monday seized more than US$2.3 million worth of opium and several automatic weapons in Tachileik, on the Thai-Burmese border in eastern Shan State.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A poppy flower grows at an opium plantation in Shan State.

A military representative in Parliament's Upper House has blamed Burma's growing opium woes on poverty induced by economic sanctions, according to state-run media.

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