Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 7)

Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 7)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Kachin State, Burma. (Page 7)

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  1. Dateline Irrawaddy: 'We have seen a certain degree of deadlock in the peace process.'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! We have repeatedly heard about peace over the past five or six years across the country. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's administration believes peace is a top priority for the country's political stability and is working to achieve it.

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  2. Police Investigate Explosion at Hpakant Jade Mining CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Kachin Independence Army rejected a jade mining company's allegation that its soldiers destroyed US$5 million worth of property in Kachin State's Hpakant on Wednesday evening, when a large explosion sparked rumors of armed group involvement. Residents who live near Yadanar Yaung Chi Mining Co.

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  3. Gems Emporium Expected to Attract US and EU TradersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    More Western jade traders are expected to attend to the upcoming Naypyidaw Gems Emporium, after the lifting of US economic sanctions last month. Among the American restrictions which were lifted was a longtime ban on transactions involving jade, gems and jewelry from Burma.

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  4. Food Shortages for IDPs Blamed on Funding Cuts, Blocks on AidRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Some 40,000 IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan states have been facing food shortages due to the dual problems of being unable to secure longterm food support and the government's block on food aid, according to local relief groups. Food shortages for internally displaced people in camps in areas under the control of the Kachin Independence Army , such as Jayang, Hpun Lum Yang and Mai Ja Yang near the Chinese border, are attributed to subsequent funding shortages.

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  5. Civil Society Groups Continue to Boycott Myitsone DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Less than two weeks prior to submitting a government commission's evaluation of the proposed Myitsone Dam, civil society groups continue to call for an end to mega hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River. Myanmar Green Network, an environmental nongovernmental organization that coordinates with civil society groups across the country, pressed for the immediate end of the Myitsone Dam project and encouraged the public to participate in the cause during its fifth annual meeting.

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  6. An Uphill Mission But Not Mission ImpossibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma's peace process-the first priority of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's political agenda-is at risk due to the military's ongoing offensives against ethnic armed groups. The de facto leader is ambitious for aiming both to achieve peace and amend the undemocratic, military-drafted 2008 Constitution during a specific timeframe.

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  7. Rice man part of Merrill's MaraudersRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Sam V. Wilson, 93, of Rice, is one of a dwindling number of survivors of a 1944 secret mission involving almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater. What is remarkable is that those infantry jungle fighters, who have been called everything from "misfits" to "magnificent," weren't even expected to survive.

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  8. Government Fixes Price for Massive Jade Stone at US$6 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The price of a massive unearthed giant jade stone in Hpakant Township, Kachin State, has now been fixed by the government's Myanmar Gems Enterprise as worth around 7 billion kyats . The 210-ton stone was discovered on Oct. 10 at Yadanar Taung Tann Gems Company's mine, which is operating in a joint venture with the ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in Sate Mu village, Hpakant Township.

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  9. Network Media Group: Chipwe residents protest Lisu demands for self-administered zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Burmanet

    Residents of Chipwe in Kachin State staged a protest march to demand that the Lisu National Development Party retracts its demand for a Lisu self-administered zone made at the 21st Century Panglong Conference. The protesters, led by the Lawngwaw Literature and Culture Association, say the LNDP's demand that the five townships of Putao, Machanbaw, Kawnglanghpu, Hsawlaw, and Chipwe in Kachin State become a Lisu self-administered zone could lead to unwanted racial conflict.

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  10. 72-Year-Old Man Shot by Burma Army in Kachin StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A 72-year-old man is in hospital after being hit by two bullets in gunfire from a military camp in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township on Wednesday afternoon. U Hlkawng Bawk was at his home in Shwe Nyaung Bin village when gunfire from locally-based Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion 321grazed his head and throat.

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  11. Myanmar: Lift restrictions immediately on humanitarian aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Amnesty International

    The Myanmar government must urgently lift restrictions that are preventing access to humanitarian aid in Rakhine and Kachin states, Amnesty International said today. The intensification of the conflict in Kachin State, and the eruption of violence in northern Rakhine State, where a major security operation has led members of the Rohingya and Rakhine communities to flee their homes, has aggravated what was already a serious humanitarian situation in the country.

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  12. Myanmar Times: UEC lays out official by-election schedule - Shoon NaingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Burmanet

    All political hopefuls seeking to participant in next year's by-election must register their candidacy during a 10-day window from November 28 to December 7, the Union Election Commission announced this week. The UEC will release final candidate lists on January 2 and the campaign period will run two months, from the end of January until the end of March, with voters in 18 constituencies set to head to the polls on April 1, 2017, according to a by-election schedule released on October 18. Out of the 18 constituencies, spread across five states and three regions, Shan State will see the most seats voted on, with seven races in total.

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  13. Anadolu Agency: Myanmar urged to lift restrictions on aid to Rakhine - Kyaw Ye LynnRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Burmanet

    An international rights group has urged the government of Myanmar to lift restrictions on the flow of humanitarian aid to western Rakhine and northern Kachin states. Amnesty International said in a statement Thursday that recent armed clashes and violence had worsened the humanitarian situation in Kachin and Rakhine.

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  14. Burma Army Blocks Food Supplies to Kachin IDPsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Burma Army has stopped a local environmentalist group from sending food relief to internally displaced persons in Kachin State's Hpakant Township on suspicion that the supplies were intended for the Kachin Independence Army . Fifteen members of Green Land, an environmentalist civil society group based in jade-rich Hpakant, were in the process of transporting 130 bags of rice, 40 jerry cans of oil and six bags of salt to IDPs in Jahtu Zup village on Tuesday afternoon, when they were stopped outside of Hpakant town by soldiers at the Lawa security gate in the area of Kar Mai, Green Land director U Naung Latt told The Irrawaddy.

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  15. Termination of Myitsone Dam the Only Option, Say Local KachinRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    It has now been five years since the Myitsone Dam project was suspended, but local ethnic Kachin Mung Ra is still not satisfied. He wishes that the project had been entirely terminated.

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  16. Myanmar Times: Four drug rehab centres to open in December - Khin Su WaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | Burmanet

    A 300-bed drug rehabilitation centre in downtown Mandalay is one of four set to open this year in an effort to boost rehabilitation-focused medical treatment and counseling services for drug users, according to an official. Vehicles park outside a drug rehabilitation centre in the city of Mandalay.

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  17. Miners have uncovered a gigantic jade stone worth $170 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A mammoth-sized chunk of jade stone has been unearthed in Burma, the southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar. The discovery was made in a remote mine in Kachin State in the north of the country.

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  18. Democratic Voice of Burma: NGOs concerned by aid restrictions in Kachin State - Seamus MartovRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Burmanet

    A coalition of nine local humanitarian organisations active in Kachin State released a statement on Friday voicing their concern over restrictions imposed by the Burmese government and military on humanitarian aid access to camps housing villagers displaced by the ongoing Kachin conflict. "Humanitarian access is unfortunately politicised consistently by the Myanmar [Burmese] government," said the Joint Strategy Team for Humanitarian Response in its statement.

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  19. Frontier Myanmar: A year on from the NCA, what hope for peace? - Oliver SlowRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Burmanet

    October 15 marks the first anniversary of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between U Thein Sein's government and eight armed groups. Although celebrated as a step forward in the country's decades-old civil war, the deal fell well short of the government's hopes of sealing a truly nationwide ceasefire before the end of their term.

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  20. Mizzima: UN aid chief calls for stronger humanitarian action in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Burmanet

    The top United Nations aid official has called on all sides in conflicts in Myanmar to find peaceful ways to resolve their differences and urged strengthened humanitarian action to support the people affected by violence. "Humanitarian need is our only measure and impartial aid our only goal," said the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien, in a news release issued by his Office from Yangon on October 14. His three-day trip took place shortly after the outbreak of violence in the northern part of Rakhine State and at a time of escalating armed clashes in Kachin State.

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