Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Burmese ethnic groups rule out Union Day ceasefire agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Asian Correspondent

    A Kachin soldier mans a frontline position near the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organization, in Laiza, Burma. Pic: AP.

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  2. "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," by David Shafer, is published by Mulholland Books.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A clever social-satire and cyber-thriller, David Shafer's "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" begins its interwoven narrative in Mandalay. It's a bit harder to locate in time than in place, but the story about three young adults grappling against an international cabal on the verge of privatizing all information, looks like it was set in a time before 2010, when it became easier to be an INGO in Myanmar.

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  3. Myanmar probes army over murdersRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Broadly circulated images of the battered bodies of the two women, aged 20 and 21, have stirred outage in Shan and neighbouring Kachin state, with activists claiming the pair were raped and killed by military troops. Last week thousands of mourners attended funerals for the teachers in Myitkyina, the state capital of war-torn Kachin, as the government promised an inquiry into the deaths.

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  4. The Irrawaddy: Kachin trio missing after Burma Army encounter - Nan Lwin Hnin PwintRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Burmanet

    Three Kachin men from the village of Malun Banka near the Shan State border town of Muse have gone missing after reportedly being stopped by Burma Army troops on their way to work at a charcoal kiln on Sunday. The three men-aged 18, 20 and 21, respectively-were going to their jobs when they were confronted by a military column about one mile from Malun Banka village, according to Marang Ladwe, who says he was accompanying the trio but managed to flee the scene.

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  5. Myanmar police to DNA test soldiers over murdered teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Myanmar police on Thursday said they will conduct DNA tests on soldiers and residents in a northern village where two young teachers were murdered in a crime that has sparked widespread public anger. People attend a funeral service of two school teachers in Myitkyina, northern Myanmar on Jan 23, 2015.

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  6. Myanmar MPs Debating Controversial Religion LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Voice of America

    Myanmar Muslims, who identify themselves as "Rohingya" Muslims, are seen at a refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. The upper house of parliament in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has begun debating two controversial interfaith bills that critics say could escalate conflict between religious groups in the country.

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  7. A sign outside the Shan State border town of Muse greets entrants.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Three Kachin men from the village of Malun Banka near the Shan State border town of Muse have gone missing after reportedly being stopped by Burma Army troops on their way to work at a charcoal kiln on Sunday. The three men-aged 18, 20 and 21, respectively-were going to their jobs when they were confronted by a military column about one mile from Malun Banka village, according to Marang Ladwe, who says he was accompanying the trio but managed to flee the scene.

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  8. Journalists Lament Lack of Access Despite Military PledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    More than three months since the Burma Army vowed to make itself more available to members of the media, journalists are expressing frustration that the promise remains unfulfilled to date. Following a mid-October meeting between Burma Army commander in chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and members of the Interim Press Council, three generals were named to serve as press liaisons.

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  9. Army Reportedly Offers Money to Families of Murdered TeachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma Army officers in northern Shan State offered money to the families of two ethnic Kachin schoolteachers who were found murdered near the border town of Muse last week, a member of a Christian Kachin organization has said. Tu Jha, a leader of the Kachin Baptist Convention in Kutkai Township, said two army officers from Light Infantry Battalion 503 met with family members of the victims during a prayer ceremony held on Monday at Kaung Kha village, where the young women were killed.

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  10. Explosion Injures Two in HpakantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Tensions remain high in Kachin State's Hpakant Township after a bomb exploded in the town on Monday, injuring two people, according to local sources. The explosion occurred outside the Jade City Hotel, a well-known hotel in the downtown area of Hpakant, located near a military base of the Burma Army's Light Infantry Division 66. Shwe Thein, head of the Hpakant branch office of the National League for Democracy , told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday that local residents are living in fear following the blast on Monday evening.

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  11. Swiftly - Reveal the Truth' in Murder of Kachin Teachers: NLDRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Mourners attend the funeral for two murdered Kachin schoolteachers in Myitkyina on Thursday. The opposition National League for Democracy party on Monday implored Burma's government to swiftly get to the bottom of the grisly murder of two Kachin schoolteachers last week, saying the country's tenuous peace process could hang in the balance.

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  12. Chinese logging firms seek intervention over seized staff and equipment in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    Operators say 150 workers have been detained and hundreds of trucks and cranes seized since government troops raided logging camps in Kachin State early this month Yunnan logging firms say staff and millions of yuan worth of equipment were seized in raids on what they claim were legal operations in Kachin State. Photos: SCMP Pictures Dozens of Chinese logging operators have petitioned local authorities in Yunnan to intervene over the arrests of more than 150 logging workers in Myanmar's Kachin State and the seizure of equipment worth hundreds of million yuan, the Beijing Times reported.

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  13. I'm Afraid We Won't Be Able to Sign the Agreement'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Kachin Independence Army Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Gun Maw speaks to journalists in Chiang Mai on Jan. 21. The National Ceasefire Coordination Team and Myanmar Peace Center met in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Jan. 21. The meeting failed to set a date for a seventh round of talks between ethnic army and government peace negotiators, dashing hopes for the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement to be signed on Union Day next month.

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  14. MYITKYINA: Thousands attend funeral of slain teachers in MyanmarRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Thousands attended the funeral of two female teachers brutally raped and murdered, on Monday in Kaungkha village in Pansan Township, Muse district, in northern Shan State. The funeral was held on January 23 in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State.

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  15. MYITKYINA: Invesigation continues into murder of Kachin teachers in MyanmarRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The police are investigating the rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in Muse district, upper Shan State, but there had not been any new development, a senior officer from Muse District Police Office said. "We're still interviewing the suspects.

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  16. BANGKOK: Myanmar peace pact looking doubtfulRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The long anticipated National Ceasefire Accord with 16 armed groups that Myanmar's President Thein Sein wants signed on February 12 is unlikely to materialise, analysts say, leaving the former general to find a way of at least keeping dialogue on track or risk a return to war. The last meeting between government negotiators and armed groups in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, on Wednesday, ended with no agreement.

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  17. The Irrawaddy: Optimism and concern mark Burma's first workshop on...Read the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Burmanet

    An atmosphere of optimism over the sustainable development of hydropower dams in Burma was tempered by serious concern at the country's first ever public workshop on dams in Naypyidaw early this week. As international development banks, government officials and business consultants raised the prospect of expanding hydropower in a sustainable and equitable way, ethnic minority activists and NGOs warned against the potentially heavy impacts of dams on local communities, the environment and ongoing ethnic conflict.

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  18. Agence France Presse: Myanmar President's Office vows probe into teacher deathsRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Burmanet

    A spokesperson for the President's Office said on January 23, the deaths of two Kachin Baptist Convention teachers in Shan State on January 19, would be investigated. The badly mutilated bodies of Ma Tangbau Hkawn Nan Zing and Ma Maran Lu Ra , aged 21 and 20 respectively, were found in their rooms in Kawng Hka village, Muse, northern Shan State, the following morning.

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  19. The Irrawaddy: Jade mining to continue despite conflict, ministry says - Kyaw Hsu MonRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Burmanet

    Jade mining operations in northern Burma's Kachin State will not be officially halted due to ongoing conflict in the area, according to a Ministry of Mines official. Fighting between the government and the Kachin Independence Army intensified in areas near Hpakant last week, causing thousands of civilians to flee and seek shelter in nearby churches.

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  20. The Associated Press: Burma government says Kachin rebels trying to scuttle peace dealRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Burmanet

    Burma's government has accused ethnic rebels of trying to scuttle a nationwide peace deal, as tensions soar in the northern state of Kachin, where an activist said sporadic clashes between the army and insurgents have trapped more than 1,800 villagers. Meanwhile, emotions were running high in the state capital, Myitkyina, where a funeral is planned Friday for two ethnic Kachin volunteer teachers, said Tin Soe, an official with the opposition National League for Democracy party.

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