Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Myanmar gem firms say $100m 'missing' from industry fundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | The China Post

    An embezzlement probe has been launched after nearly $100 million vanished from a fund set up by Myanmar's gem companies, a trade body said Thursday, raising corruption fears in an industry notorious for its shady dealings. Mining -- especially for jade -- was firmly in the hands of the military and their 'crony' elites during the final years of junta rule, but remains cloaked in secrecy despite reforms under a quasi-civilian government that came to power in 2011.

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  2. The Irrawaddy: Gems traders accuse Ex-President of misusing more than US $1 million - Kyaw Hsu MonRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Burmanet

    At one time, the Myanmar Gems Traders Association had a 93 million in its bank account. But, now, all that money is gone, and the scandal over where it went is poised to embroil former President Thein Sein.

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  3. The Irrawaddy: Kachin political prisoner overlooked in NLD's Early Amnesties - Seamus MartovRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | Burmanet

    Burma's newly installed National League for Democracy government has pardoned and released more than 200 political prisoners and detainees facing politically motivated charges since it took power in April, including jailed student activists and journalists. The amnesties have been welcomed by rights groups, but despite the change in government, freedom remains elusive for Lahpai Gam, a 55-year-old refugee farmer from war-torn Kachin State.

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  4. Mizzima: NLD-led government must abide by UN ruling to release Lahpai GamRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | Burmanet

    The Burma Campaign UK has called for the NLD-led government to abide by the United Nations ruling that Lahpai Gam is detained illegally and release him immediately, according to a statement on 26 May. Lahpai Gam was arrested in June 2012 by the military-backed government in Myanmar. He was charged under Article 17/1 of the Unlawful Association Act, and he was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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  5. Myanmar Now: Dreams of riches and risk of death - a jade miner's life - Htet Khaung LinnRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Burmanet

    For much of the past two decades Maung Aye's life has revolved around a daily routine that mixes the hope of finding sudden riches with constant danger and back-breaking work. Every morning, the 36-year-old jade labourer gets up in the bamboo shack that he shares with other workers and walks down from the heap of mining waste on which it sits.

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  6. Frontier Myanmar: Ethnic parties seek united front - Hein Ko SoeRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Burmanet

    After a crushing defeat in the November general election, ethnic political parties are seeking to rebuild to ensure a stronger showing in 2020. Myanmar is a country with many different ethnic groups, but a look at its new leadership doesn't fully reflect its diversity.

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  7. Dangerous Myanmar Jade Mines Bring Income, DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | Voice of America

    Within days of the start of the monsoon rains, the dangerous conditions and lack of safety measures at Myanmar's jade mines were highlighted when a dozen miners were killed while scavenging in a mining pit. The area in Hpakant Township, in northern Myanmar's Kachin State, is a vast wasteland of deep pits and huge rubble heaps produced by mining companies using heavy machinery and dynamite.

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  8. Frontier Myanmar: Midwives under pressure - Ann WangRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Burmanet

    Ask Daw Nayee Ziram how she feels about her 28 years as the only midwife serving six isolated villages in Kachin State's remote Putao valley and the response will be a two-hour rant. A Rawang, Nayee Ziram, 54, has a long list of grievances, including low pay and a lack of support from the Ministry of Health.

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  9. Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma Army accuses KIA 'operatives' of Hpakant bombingsRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Burmanet

    Burma's government army has detained three men it accuses of being Kachin Independence Army operatives linked to a series of bombings in Kachin State's jade-mining town of Hpakant earlier this month, according to the military mouthpiece Myawady News. The men, identified as Mayang Bum Raw, Gum Ja Naw and Aung Aung, are suspected of carrying out bomb attacks targeting mining companies in Hpakant on 9 and 15 May and were taken into army custody on 19 May, the newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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  10. The Irrawaddy: Civilians beaten by Burma Army soldiers - Nyein NyeinRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Burmanet

    Two civilians have claimed they were beaten by Burma Army troops under the suspicion of being Kachin Independence Army soldiers in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State. Zaw Awng and Naw Seng, both 32-year-old men, say they were detained for three hours by four soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion 381, under Brigade No.

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  11. Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 12Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has killed at least 12 people, and dozens more might have been buried by the collapsed hillside, an official said Tuesday. The landslide in Kachin State on Monday night came after heavy rainfall in recent days.

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  12. At least 11 dead, more missing in Myanmar jade mine landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Star Online

    Tragic scene: At least 11 people died in a landslide at the Hpa Kant jade mining area in Kachin State, northern Myanmar. - EPA YANGON: At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with scores more reported missing, authorities said, in the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry.

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  13. Mizzima: 50 villagers escape after being trapped in clashes - PhanidaRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Burmanet

    Over 50 villagers who were trapped in clashes between government troops and the KIA in Mansi Township, Bhamo District, Kachin State arrived back Mai Khaung refugee camp. They had been trapped in fighting between KIA 3rd Brigade, 27th Battalion and government troops on the morning of May 23. A Civilian Protection Group member, Naw Mai, said that clashes occurred at around 6 a.m. on May 23 between Mai Khaung and Lai Kar Zuap villages.

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  14. Democratic Voice of Burma: Protestors call for closure of gold mineRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Burmanet

    Around 40 residents staged a protest on Monday calling for the shutdown of a gold-mining operation near Uru Creek in Kachin State's Hpakant Township. Residents of Hwaysai village say the mine, operated by local businessman Kyauk Win, has been eroding the river's banks and obstructing the flow of water since it began in March of this year.

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  15. Democratic Voice of Burma: At least 10 dead, dozens missing in latest ...Read the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Burmanet

    At least 10 people have been reported killed and dozens more are missing after a downpour triggered the collapse of a massive slag heap in Kachin State's Hpakant Township on Monday night, in the latest deadly landslide to hit Burma's notoriously unregulated jade-mining region. The incident took place at a site operated by the Yadana Kyal Company in Hwayhka, a village in Hpakant's Seikmu village-tract, that had been closed for the rainy season because of fears about the stability of its massive pile of mining waste.

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  16. Jade mine collapses in Myanmar, killing at least 13, with death toll expected to riseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | South China Morning Post

    Workers toil long hours in dangerous conditions for little pay searching for precious stones, which are highly valued in neighbouring China. A collapse at an illegal mine killed at least 13 people in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, a resident involved in rescue efforts said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of deadly accidents to hit the jade-mining area.

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  17. Pit collapse kills at least 13 in Myanmar jade-mining districtRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Times of Oman

    Rescue workers are pictured at the site of a landslide on December 26, 2015 in Hpakant, Kachin State, the war-torn area that is the epicentre of Myanmar's secretive billion dollar jade industry. A collapse at an illegal mine killed at least 13 people in Kachin State, a resident involved in rescue efforts said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of deadly accidents to hit the jade-mining area.

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  18. Myanmar landslide kills over a dozen at jade mineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Al Jazeera

    At least 113 people were killed in a large landslide in the same area of Myanmar last November [EPA File Photo] At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide in Myanmar's northern jade-mining region that left dozens missing, an official has said. Two piles of mining debris collapsed late on Monday after two days of rain, Myo Thet Aung, deputy head of Hpakant Township Administration Office in Kachin State, said on Tuesday.

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  19. At least 12 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many feared missingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Channelnewsasia.com

    At least 12 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday, in the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry. Workers are pictured in Hpakant, Kachin State on Dec 27, 2015, near the site of a Dec 25 landslide in the war-torn area that is the epicentre of Myanmar's secretive billion dollar jade industry.

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  20. 11 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many f...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Peninsula

    File picture of people searching for miners killed by a landslide at Hpa Kant jade mining area, Kachin State, northern Myanmar, November 2015. EPA/ZAW MOE HTET Yangon: At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday, the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry.

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