Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 3)

Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Policeman and Miner Killed in Kachin Mine ClashRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A prospector and a policeman were killed in the Hpakant jade mining area of Kachin State during a clash between authorities and prospective miners on Monday. The two men were killed when an argument broke out as police tried to stop prospectors from searching for jade scraps before a permitted time at Yadanar San Shwin mining company near Hseit Mu village, said witnesses.

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  2. Stop using landminesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Nine out of the 14 states and regions in Myanmar are contaminated with landmines, making it the world's third most landmine-contaminated country, behind Afghanistan and Colombia. The telling statistic was revealed by Fortify Rights, a US-based rights group.

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  3. Govt to Provide Aid to Displaced PersonsRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Myanmar government will provide food supplies for internally displaced persons if requested, said U Zaw Htay, director-general of the State Counselor Office. Leaders of IDP camps can contact the National Reconciliation and Peace Center if they are short on food, he told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday.

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  4. Five dead after Myanmar police clash with jade scavengersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | The Star Online

    At least five people were killed and 20 injured after Myanmar police opened fire on an armed mob of jade seekers that tried to enter a mine in the far north, state media reported Friday, the latest deadly incident in a murky multi-billion-dollar industry. The violence erupted after police blocked around 50 jade scavengers from accessing an industrial plot owned by "111 Company" in Kachin State's Hpakant -- the hub of a lucrative trade beset by worker unrest, deadly landslides, corruption and drug abuse.

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  5. Five Miners Shot Dead at Kachin Jade MineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Five freelance miners were shot dead and at least 20 injured when security forces opened fire on them for scavenging for jade scraps on Wednesday evening in the Lone Kin mining area of Kachin State. According to witnesses, police tried to stop a couple of prospectors who were searching for residues of jade at the operation of Myanmar-China joint venture Triple One Company in the Ngopin Phawar jade mining area of Sankhar village.

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  6. Magyi Khon Nang Wants JusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    An ethnic Kachin woman in faded clothes, carrying a small baby, entered the compound of the Myanmar Army Light Infantry Battalion 319 in Kachin State's Mansi Township. She came to attend a military court hearing and to seek justice for her late husband who was killed before she gave birth to their last child, who is now three months old.

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  7. The child bride trade is booming in Myanmar as the gender gap bites in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | ABC News

    "One day a broker approached me and suggested that I could make very good money working as a hairdresser in China." With Myanmar's newly opened economy still spluttering, the offer sounded like an ideal opportunity.

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  8. ONE Championship: 'The Burmese Python' stakes middleweight title against 'The Panther'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    ONE Championship , recently announced the complete bout card for "ONE: HERO'S DREAM," set for the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium on November 3. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion "The Burmese Python" Aung La N Sang of Myanmar will take on Muay Thai heavyweight world champion Alain "The Panther" Ngalani of Hong Kong in an open weight contest. The ONE Middleweight World Championship will not be on the line.

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  9. Ex-Ministers, Armed Groups Operate Farms in Kachin's Conflict AreasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Fifty-six-year-old father-of-two Bran Li is a former village administrator of Gang Dau Yang village in Waingmaw Township of resource-rich Kachin State. He is one of 100,000 people in Kachin State displaced after a 17-year ceasefire agreement between the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar Army broke down in 2011.

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  10. NLD Central Women's Committee to Support Kachin IDPsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The National League for Democracy's new-formed Central Women's Committee plans to visit Kachin internally displaced people's camps as the committee's first mission on October 4, said chairperson Dr. May Win Myint. The NLD's new-formed Central Women's Committee Team will donate rice and oil, sanitary products, and provide medical services to 1,350 IDPs in Kachin State during their one-week trip, said Daw Zin Mar Aung, a secretary on the committee.

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  11. Thousands Protest UNESCO Project at Mt. Hkakabo RaziRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Thousands of locals took to the streets in Kachin State's Putao, Machanbaw and Naungmon townships to protest an expansion project in Mt. Hkakabo Razi National Park headed by UNESCO.

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  12. Is the NLD Still the People's Party?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    As the National League for Democracy turns 29 today, The Irrawaddy revisits its 2013 commentary asking if the popular party still enjoys the overwhelming public support demonstrated in the 1990 election. Two years later in 2015, the NLD won a landslide victory again in the general election, and today it remains the most popular political party in the country.

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  13. Locals to Protest UNESCO Natural World Heritage Designation at Hkakabo RaziRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Citing concerns of land loss, locals are planning protests over a Mt. Hkakabo Razi National Park expansion project, which aims to distinguish the locale as Myanmar's first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

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  14. 'Our Top Priority is to Achieve Peace'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Kachin State chief minister Dr. Khet Aung recently sat down with The Irrawaddy's Nan Lwin Hnin Pwint and talked about his government's undertakings and plans for this term, as well as the controversial China-backed Myitsone Dam project. Mainly, we concentrated on infrastructural development such as building bridges, roads, power stations and the electricity supply.

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  15. More Than 700 Stranded on Myitkyina-Tanai Road in Kachin StateRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    More than 700 people were stranded in a village in Kachin State's Hpakant Township after the Myanmar Army blocked some 70 vehicles on the Myitkyina-Tanai road, claiming the Kachin Independence Army was collecting taxes from vehicles in the area. The Tatmadaw's Light Infantry Battalion No.

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  16. Rakhine State Crisis Hinders Myanmar's Peace ProcessRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar, plagued by prolonged civil war for a half century, has now been forced into a tailspin. Recent violence in Rakhine State threatens to impede an already fragile nationwide peace process.

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  17. Women March in Karen State, Demanding End to Armed ConflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Over 400 advocates gathered at the Women's Peace Forum marched peacefully in the Karen State capital of Hpa-an on Thursday afternoon, under the theme "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All." Peace advocates and local people from Mandalay, to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, to Kyaukme in Shan State, to Dawei in Tanintharyi Region, also observed the day.

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  18. Will a visit from Pope Francis compel Aung San Suu Kyi to act?Read the original story

    Sep 18, 2017 | Crikey

    Suu Kyi needs to find a way to end her galling stasis on the Rohingya. Just maybe, Pope Francis can help her.

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  19. Religion is not the only reason Rohingyas are being forced out of MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | UPI

    Recent weeks have seen an escalation of violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine, the poorest state of Myanmar. A tide of displaced people are seeking refuge from atrocities - they are fleeing both on foot and by boat to Bangladesh.

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  20. Rohingya persecution is driven by economics, not just religious hatredRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Asian Correspondent

    People demonstrate against the situation of the Rohingyas in Burma showing sign reading "stop genocide in Burma", in Brussels, Belgium September 9, 2017. Source: Reuters/Eric Vidal A tide of displaced people are seeking refuge from atrocities - they are fleeing both on foot and by boat to Bangladesh.

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