Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 6)

Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Military Officer: 'Rambo IV' Defames Burma ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    U Min Htay, a central committee member of the All Burma Students' Democratic Front facing trial under Article 17 of Burma's Unlawful Association Act, is now likely to face another charge for his appearance in the 2008 Hollywood blockbuster "Rambo IV" which is deemed to defame the Burma Army. U Min Htay was arrested by the Burma Army on Dec. 28 last year at the Sein Lone military checkpoint on the Bhamo-Lwegel road in Momauk Township, Kachin State, and charged for allegedly associating with Kachin Independence Army , which has opted out of signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government.

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  2. Myanmar Now Journalist Demands Authorities Take Action Against U WirathuRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar Now chief correspondent Ko Swe Win has requested the government take action against U Wirathu, claiming the ultranationalist monk has broken laws and defamed Buddhism. Ko Swe Win sent letters on Tuesday to the chairman of the state Buddhist authority State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, popularly known by the Burmese language acronym "Ma Ha Na," the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, and to the Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture.

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  3. Myanmar population will reach 65m by 2050 : surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | The Nation

    Myanmar's total population will reach about 65 million in 2050, according to a survey conducted by the Population Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. The survey is based on the 2014 population and household census.

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  4. photoA day in photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    New stamps honouring the late king and a baby born on a train are featured events on March 29, 2017. A Thailand Post official shows a new set of stamps honouring the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his royal projects at the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board before the launch on April 1. Nurses tend the baby born on a rapid train at Yala station, before taking him and his mother to Yala General Hospital on Wednesday.

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  5. A day in photosRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    New stamps honouring the late king and a baby born on a train are featured events on March 29, 2017. A Thailand Post official shows a new set of stamps honouring the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his royal projects at the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board before the launch on April 1. - Pawat Laopaisarntaksin Nurses tend the baby born on a rapid train at Yala station, before taking him and his mother to Yala General Hospital on Wednesday.

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  6. Treating Burma's Drug ProblemRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    It was New Year's Eve, 1996, but Ko Kyaw Thu was in high spirits for other reasons; he was being released after serving a three-year sentence at a prison labor camp near Bago. "I had many dreams of what I would do after my release," Ko Kyaw Thu, who is now in his late 40s, with a bronzed complexion and hair scraped back in a ponytail, told The Irrawaddy.

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  7. A Year on, Regal Suu Kyi Struggles to Move Myanmar on from ConflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Voice of America

    Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi visits an IDP camp outside of Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin state, March 28, 2017. At the beginning of this year, Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with one of her advisers to go through priorities for the coming months.

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  8. State Counselor Visits IDP Camps in Kachin StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The plight of internally displaced persons was highlighted during the State Counselor's visit to Myitkyina where she met with Kachin leaders and visited IDP camps. During Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's official one-day visit, she met with Kachin public representatives, including religious leaders and civil society groups.

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  9. Bhamo Sayadaw: U Wirathu Could Be ImprisonedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Ultra-nationalist monk U Wirathu may be incarcerated if he continues to deliver sermons in defiance of a ban from the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, said Bhamo Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumara, chairman of the state Buddhist authority known by its Burmese acronym Ma Ha Na. "He has preached things as if they were delivered by the Buddha, which were not," said Bhamo Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumara.

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  10. Understanding the UWSA's Perspective on the Peace ProcessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar's peace process , the signature policy of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has run into an extremely strong, if not fatal, headwind. The three-day Ethnic Armed Organizations summit ended on Feb. 24 in Pangkham , the headquarters of the 30,000-strong United Wa State Army which is Myanmar's largest non-state military group.

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  11. Army Chief: Tatmadaw Will Prevent Political Intervention on Rohingyas' BehalfRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma Army Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has warned against what he described as a political intervention in Burma in the name of assisting the Rohingya. The Burma Army chief, in his address on the 72nd Anniversary Armed Forces Day observed in the administrative capital Naypyidaw on Monday, reiterated that "Bengalis" did not belong to Burma, but were interlopers from Bangladesh-a reference to the self-identifying Rohingya community largely concentrated in Arakan State.

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  12. Despite Ban, U Wirathu Vows to Continue 'Silent Sermons'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Despite an official one-year ban on delivering his public sermons, nationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu has said he will continue his "silent protest," which he believes does not violate the gag order put forward by the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee . On March 11 , U Wirathu livestreamed a video to his Facebook page of him sitting on a plinth in Irrawaddy Division's Thee Kwin village with tape over his mouth, while a recording of one of his older sermons played from a CD player for a crowd of some 500 people.

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  13. Banana plantation in Myanmar breaches forestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | The Nation

    Kachin State residents are reportedly seizing land from protected forests and selling it to Chinese entrepreneurs who want to grow tissue-culture bananas. An acre is reportedly sold for Ks500,000 .

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  14. China Meets with Myanmar's Ethnic Armies in Attempt to Quell FightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | Voice of America

    Soldiers of the Kachin Independence Army are seen in Laiza, a border town of China and Myanmar, in Kachin State, Myanmar, Nov. 2, 2013. China's special envoy for Asian affairs met with two groups of ethnic armies Tuesday in an attempt to quell fighting along the Myanmar-China border.

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  15. UN Rapporteur to Burma Reports to Human Rights CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma may be using bureaucratic means to get rid of its Rohingya Muslim minority after a security crackdown against them caused an international outcry, the UN human rights investigator on Burma said on Monday. The UN human rights office said last month that the campaign of killings and rapes probably amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.

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  16. Champions for ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Inspiring business leaders from the private sector are featured in a new publication 'Champions for Change' published jointly by the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society and The Irrawaddy. On International Women's Day, we share profiles from the book of key individuals who are helping empower women in the workplace and beyond in Burma.

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  17. They Call It a Crime: Being Born Non-Bamar in a Conflict ZoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    On a winter night on the China-Burma border, I sat cramped in a small house with two dozen people, members of five Kachin families who had recently been displaced by fighting in Mong Ko, also on the border in northern Shan State. The purpose of my trip was to research and document the impact of conflict in the region; I stayed up late into the night listening to the stories of the displaced.

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  18. Displaced Families Receive 'E-wallet' PaymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Families in three camps for internally displaced people in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, have received small electronic cash payments in a pilot program launched by the World Food Program . The scheme will deliver a monthly payment of between 9,000 and 13,000 kyats per person to vulnerable people who have been displaced by conflict.

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  19. WFP Launches First Mobile Cash Transfers For Humanitarian Assistance In MyanmarRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    The United Nations World Food Programme has launched the first pilot programme using mobile cash transfers for humanitarian assistance in Myanmar. Between 27 February and 1 March, 112 conflict-affected internally displaced families in three camps in Myitkyina Township of Kachin State received a monthly electronic credit allocation of MMK 9,000 per person for vulnerable households and MMK 13,000 per person for the most vulnerable households on their phone to be used at local shops.

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  20. Kachin State on H5N9 alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | The Nation

    After severe cases of the flu in China, there have been a deluge of poultry products and the Kachin police claim that they have stepped up their checkpoint security as well as educating people with signs, official statements, flyers and more. Colonel Myoe Thura Naung said: "The borders are the priority for checks places where things can easily be spread.

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