Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 10)

Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 10)

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  1. World's biggest jade measuring 18ft and worth A 145 MILLION is unearthed by stunned minersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    The 175-tonne rock will appear its distinctive green once cleaned - it will then be carved up into expensive jewellery and sculptures in China Workers were excavating rare gems at a remote mine in Kachin State, Burma, when they stumbled across the huge jadeite rock. The rock - which will appear its distinctive green once cleaned - is second only in size to the a carved statue at the Jade Buddha Palace in China which weighs 260 tonnes.

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  2. Myanmar Times: Jade curse tests post-sanctions Myanmar - Chan Mya HtweRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Burmanet

    Its embrace can bring wealth beyond measure, or instant death. It is a magnet for the most impoverished migrant workers and the most ruthless exploiters.

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  3. Mizzima: 49 detained in Kachin State under Unlawful Associations ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Burmanet

    Dozens of people have been charged under Myanmar's Unlawful Association Act for allegedly having connections with an ethnic rebel group in restive northern Kachin State, according to an official Thursday, the Anadolu Agency reported on 13 October. A total of 49 people, including six women, were detained in Bamaw Township on Tuesday after a military official filed a case to police accusing them of conducting a military training lesson in Mai Ja Yang, a town under the control of the Kachin Independence Army .

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  4. The Irrawaddy: Police file charges against Kachin protest leader - Lawi Weng & Saw Yan NaingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Burmanet

    Police in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina have filed charges against a local man who organized a protest calling for an end to Burma Army offensives in the region, according to local sources. Lungjung Tu Raw was charged with violating Burma's peaceful assembly law after thousands of ethnic Kachin marched against the war in their state on Oct. 6. Lungjung Tu Raw had received permission from the authorities to protest, but police say that by not having all of their slogans pre-approved, protesters allegedly violated the law.

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  5. Mizzima: Ending conflict in Myanmar - Joe KumbunRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Burmanet

    As we move towards the end of the year, civil war continues to rage across the country especially in Kachin State. Numerous negotiations have taken places but to date, no quantifiable results can be seen.

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  6. The Irrawaddy: Burma's misguided peace process needs a fresh start - Bertil LintnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Burmanet

    The Burmese government's peace parley, dubbed "the 21st Century Panglong", in Naypyidaw at the end of August was hardly over before the Tatmadaw went on the offensive again. Fierce fighting has been reported from Kachin State and northern Shan State.

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  7. The Irrawaddy: UK Parliament Speaker calls for blocks on humanitarian aid to be lifted - Lawi WengRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Burmanet

    At a speech in Rangoon, Speaker of the British House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow stressed that restrictions on humanitarian aid to conflict-affected communities in Kachin, northern Shan and Arakan state should be urgently lifted. At the Park Royal Hotel on Friday evening, in an event co-hosted by the Yangon School of Political Science, the UK parliamentary speaker congratulated the people of Burma for the successful staging of the 2015 election and the democratic gains so far, and acknowledged the positive efforts of the previous government, but stressed that much still needed to be done.

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  8. Mizzima: More protests over ongoing conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Burmanet

    Activists conducted a campaign in Yangon yesterday calling for the stopping of armed conflicts in Myanmar and a probe into the case where one child was killed and others injured due to shelling. People from about 30 organisations gathered outside Mahabandoola Park downtown, wearing white and holding placards and shouting "Stop wars for peace".

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  9. Myanmar Times: Red Shan rally for an ethnic state - Khin Su WaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Burmanet

    Support for a new Red Shan state could complicate government efforts to end ethnic-based armed conflict and to look beyond the 2008 constitution at the possible future shape of the country, analysts believe. The re-emergence of the ethnic group came into focus at the August meeting of the 21st-century Panglong Conference, when Red Shan representatives demanded recognition as a separate ethnic group.

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  10. Mizzima: Is the peace process beginning to collapse?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | Burmanet

    Air strikes, artillery offensives, thousands of civilians fleeing their homes. This is what's been happening over the last few weeks in northern Myanmar.

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  11. In Burma's north, thousands protest continuing low-grade warRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Protesters in Kachin state, Burma, hold placards saying "For a more peaceful day, war is not the way" and "Stop civil war in Kachin state." Angered by the death of a 2-year-old girl, thousands of protesters marched through Myitkyina, capital of Burma's Kachin state, last week, demanding an end to Burmese military offensives.

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  12. The Irrawaddy: KIO- Burma Army launched air strikes - Kyaw KhaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Burmanet

    The Kachin Independence Organization alleged that on Friday morning the Burma Army launched air strikes from four fighter jets on its armed wing, the Kachin Independence Army . The Burma Army attacked Inkaren Hill in Waingmaw Township where KIA Battalion No.

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  13. Democratic Voice of Burma: Refugee groups slam proposed...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Burmanet

    A recent report in Burmese state-run media indicating that Canadian officials have been having discussions with their Burmese counterparts regarding future military cooperation between the two countries has raised alarm bells among Karen and Kachin refugee communities in Canada. Global New Light of Myanmar reported that during a 19 September meeting between Canada's outgoing ambassador to Burma, Mark McDowell, and commander-in-chief of the Burmese armed forces Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the pair discussed a range of issues involving Canadian-Burmese relations, including "the promotion of [relations] and cooperation between the two armed forces".

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  14. Democratic Voice of Burma: Thousands rally in Myitkyina for end of war - Naw NoreenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Burmanet

    Thousands of people rallied in Myitkyina for the second time this week on Thursday to demand an end to Burmese army offensives against ethnic armed groups in Kachin State and around the country. The rally in the Kachin State capital began around 8am at the town's Manau festival grounds, where a similar gathering took place on Monday.

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  15. Mizzima: KNO calls on UN to investigate 'crimes against humanity'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Burmanet

    The Kachin National Organisation is calling on the United Nations to investigate what it terms 'crimes against humanity' in Kachin State. The KNO in a press release on October 4 called on the UN to step in and protect innocent civilians and prevent further destruction.

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  16. Burmese Middleweight Aung La Nsang Excited to be Fighting in Yangon AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | MMA Weekly

    The growth of MMA in South East Asian countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand has been well documented, but Myanmar seems to have slipped under the radar. It might not be home to many high level training facilities, but the public appetite for the sport there is virtually insatiable.

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  17. The Diplomat: Why the US shouldn't have lifted sanctions on Myanmar - Aaron BalshanRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2016 | Burmanet

    Heading into 2016, Myanmar was on pace to truly become the democratic Cinderella story of our time. After half a century of despotic military rule, it seemed as though dramatic reforms were taking place on a daily basis, from the signing of the first national ceasefire agreement in October 2015 to the first relatively free election a month later.

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  18. The Irrawaddy: Thousands of Kachin locals call on Burma Army to stop...Read the original story

    Oct 3, 2016 | Burmanet

    Following intensified clashes between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army , an estimated 10,000 members of the Kachin public staged a demonstration on Monday on the manaw festival grounds in the state capital of Myitkyina, calling for an end to ongoing armed conflict. The demonstration was held from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Sitapu Ward.

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  19. New Fighting, Displacement Show Limits of Myanmar Peace ProcessRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | Voice of America

    Ta'ang National Liberation army officers join a traditional line dance with civilians during a celebration in Mar-Wong Village, northern Shan state, Myanmar, marking their insurrection more than a half-century ago, Jan. 12, 2015. Ethnic activists and community leaders from northern and southeastern Myanmar have condemned recent outbreaks of fighting, large-scale civilian displacement and alleged rights abuses in their areas.

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  20. Frontier Myanmar: The sunset of a notorious warlord - Sithu Aung MyintRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2016 | Burmanet

    A new lawmaker was sworn in on September 14 to represent a Kachin State constituency in the Amyotha Hluttaw, Myanmar's Upper House. The oath-swearing ceremony, 10 months after the November general election, followed a decision by the Union Election Commission to annul the victory of U Zakhung Ting Ying for breaches of election laws during campaigning.

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