Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. The Irrawaddy: Advocates demand more "humane" drug policy ahead of UN summit - Nyein NyeinRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | Burmanet

    Ahead of a United Nations summit on global drug issues, Burma's Drug Policy Advocacy Group has highlighted the need to develop humane drug policies at home. The Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to be held in New York from April 19-21.

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  2. The Irrawaddy: Myitsone not on agenda as Suu Kyi, Chinese FM meet - Htet Naing ZawRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | Burmanet

    Those hoping for clarity on the fate of the Chinese-funded Myitsone dam were left disappointed on Tuesday, as the first meeting between Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and her Chinese counterpart did not address the controversy. Suu Kyi told reporters at a press conference following the meeting that she didn't discuss any controversial investments, including the mega-dam in Kachin State, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday.

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  3. Suu Kyi to meet China counterpart in FM debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Bangkok Post

    Myanmar's new foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi will meet her Chinese counterpart in Naypyidaw on Tuesday, an official said, in her first act of international diplomacy since her pro-democracy party took power. Newly sworn-in Myanmar's Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, attends a ceremony at the presidential house in Nay Pyi Taw, on March 30, 2016.

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  4. In Burma's wildest corner, jade, drugs and rebels will test the new governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | The Washington Post

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  5. Democratic Voice of Burma: Opium production, a scourge of Burma's...Read the original story

    Apr 1, 2016 | Burmanet

    Opium farming has spread to Chin State, as cultivation of the drug continues to sow discord throughout other parts of the country. According to the emergency relief group the Free Burma Rangers , many internally displaced people in Chin State have turned to the cash crop due to a cycle of droughts and flooding that have made both farming and fishing difficult.

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    Mar 25, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    An 11th hour decision by the outgoing Burmese government to grant citizenship to tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese living in northern Shan State's Tarmoenye sub-township has raised eyebrows, with some questioning whether the move was politically motivated. A statement from Burma's Immigration Department, dated March 11 but only posted online this week, announced that immigration authorities had granted full citizenship to members of the "Mong Wong" ethnic Chinese group in Tarmoenye, part of Kutkai Township, enabling them to vote and enjoy other rights previously withheld.

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  7. The Irrawaddy: Report calls for logging moratorium, end to state-run MTE - Moe MyintRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | Burmanet

    International and Burmese environmental organizations this week said Burma's forest reserves are largely exhausted, calling for a moratorium on commercial logging and the dismantling or privatization of the state-owned Myanmar Timber Enterprise . Those finding came in an analysis released on Wednesday in a report titled "Legally and Illegally Logged Out," an EU-funded research project that looked at the state of Burma's timber industry and prospects for reform.

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  8. The Irrawaddy: Military-linked UMEHL transitions into public company - Kyaw Hsu MonRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | Burmanet

    The Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited announced on Thursday that, after being linked to the military for more than two decades, the conglomerate has transitioned into a public company. According to state-run media, shares for UMEHL, which was founded in 1990 with two shareholder groups, will be consolidated into one group.

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  9. Myanmar Times: Testing times: Ten challenges for the NLD governmentRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | Burmanet

    Despite the euphoria of yesterday's historic handover, the reality is that President U HTin KYaw's administration takes office at a time when the country is facing a range of economic, political, and social challenges. The Myanmar Times has surveyed 10 of the most significant hurdles the new government will face as it seeks to achieve its policy pledges and meet the high expectations of the voters who put it in power.

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  10. Eleven Myanmar: SNLD rejects government appointments to focus on political goalsRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2016 | Burmanet

    Shan Nationalities League for Democracy spokesperson Sai Leik told the Daily Eleven yesterday that his party will not participate in the new Shan State government on account of its political goals, despite overtures made by the National League for Democracy . The comment came in response to a question about the SNLD's response to the appointment of NLD member Dr Lin Htut from NLD as Shan State chief minister.

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  11. Displaced by continued fighting in Myanmar's Shan stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Al Jazeera

    Shan state, Myanmar - As Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party prepares to take power on April 1, and H tin Kyaw, Myanmar's first civilan president is sworn in after more than five decades of military rule, fighting in Myanmar's northern Shan State continues, despite a nationwide ceasefire agreement signed by the previous government last October. The Ta'Ang National Liberation Army and other ethnic groups have been fighting against government forces for decades, seeking greater autonomy and federalism.

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  12. Thailand's transparency deficit: Haste makes waste on mega-projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | The Nation

    One of the county's top bankers is stressing the need for faster action to transform Thailand into a hub for CLMV countries . Kevin Tan, CEO of HSBC Thailand, was speaking during an interview on Vietnam's increasing attractiveness to foreign investors.

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  13. The Irrawaddy: Some see politics in Burmanization, suffrage for...Read the original story

    Mar 25, 2016 | Burmanet

    An 11th hour decision by the outgoing Burmese government to grant citizenship to tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese living in northern Shan State's Tarmoenye sub-township has raised eyebrows, with some questioning whether the move was politically motivated. A statement from Burma's Immigration Department, dated March 11 but only posted online this week, announced that immigration authorities had granted full citizenship to members of the "Mong Wong" ethnic Chinese group in Tarmoenye, part of Kutkai Township, enabling them to vote and enjoy other rights previously withheld.

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  14. Transnational Institute: People's war on drugs in Kachin State: Indication of failed policiesRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | Burmanet

    The creation of Pat Jasan and its 'people's war on drugs' have brought to light a number of key drug-related problems facing not only the Kachin State but also the rest of the country. Praised by some Kachin activists for finally addressing drug problems, they are also criticized by others for violating human rights and not providing any services to marginalized communities, including drug users and poppy farmers.

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  15. Myanmar Now: Ethnic rebels hope for peace under new presidentRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | Burmanet

    Ethnic leaders and armed group representatives have welcomed last week's appointment of Htin Kyaw as president of the National League for Democracy government, with some voicing confidence in his government's abilities to revive Burma's stalled peace process. "Although Aung San Suu Kyi is not the president, she will be able to work harmoniously with the president.

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  16. Myanmar Times: Aid groups urge new focus on IDPs - Manny MaungRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | Burmanet

    A network of local NGOs has called for improved coordination of aid and relief to tens of thousands of displaced people in Kachin and northern Shan states. Many of the displaced people have been in camps for more than four years, as renewed fighting between the Kachin Independence Army and the Tatmadaw broke out in June 2011.

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  17. Myanmar Now: Ethnic rebels hail new president, hope for peace process successRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2016 | Burmanet

    Ethnic leaders and armed group representatives have welcomed last week's appointment of Htin Kyaw as president of the National League for Democracy government, with some voicing confidence in his government's abilities to revive Myanmar's stalled peace process. "Although Aung San Suu Kyi is not the president, she will be able to work harmoniously with the president.

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  18. Eleven Myanmar: NLD promises to listen to public on MyitsoneRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2016 | Burmanet

    Rumours that the Myitsone dam project is to resume are just one-sided and the new government will not resume it if people are not in favour, according to National League for Democracy spokesperson Dr Zaw Myint Maung. "We have faced questions like that always.

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  19. The Irrawaddy: Lawmakers speak favorably of proposed cabinet cuts - San Yamin AungRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2016 | Burmanet

    Lawmakers on Friday voiced support for a reduction in ministries comprising Burma's incoming government, saying the proposal recently put forward by President-elect Htin Kyaw would save billions of kyats from the annual state budget. On Thursday, Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy submitted a proposal to Parliament to reduce the executive's cabinet from its current 36 ministries to 21, including one new proposed ministry covering "ethnic affairs."

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  20. Aung La Nsang Hopes to Bring Global Attention to Myanmar Ahead of Homecoming FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | MMA Weekly

    Most people couldn't place Myanmar on a map. The Southeast Asian nation has a population of more than 50 million people making it the 26th most populated country in the world, but until recently it has been relatively isolated.

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