Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 8)

Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. KIA Objects to Use of Vacant IDP LandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Kachin Independence Army's Brigade No. 3 based in Mai Ja Yang stated its objection to individuals and company's applying to use some 9,000 acres of vacant land in Kachin State's Mansi Township for agriculture on Thursday.

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  2. Myanmar says still working with UN, wants a rights investigator who is fairRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2017 | Daily Times

    YANGON: Myanmar wants to continue working with the United Nations on human rights but its investigator must be fair, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, a day after special rapporteur Yanghee Lee was barred from visiting the country. "But Ms Yanghee Lee's undertakings don't have impartiality and objectivity," he said, adding that Myanmar had asked the United Nations to replace her with someone who knows Myanmar well and is both fair and impartial.

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  3. Myanmar Says Still Working with UN, Wants a Rights Investigator Who is FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Voice of America

    Yanghee Lee, U.N. Human Rights Special Rapporteur to Myanmar, talks to journalists during a press briefing, July 21, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar wants to continue working with the United Nations on human rights but its investigator must be fair, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, a day after special rapporteur Yanghee Lee was barred from visiting the country.

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  4. Myanmar says still working with UN, wants a rights investigator who is fairRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Myanmar wants to continue working with the United Nations on human rights but its investigator must be fair, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, a day after special rapporteur Yanghee Lee was barred from visiting the country. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee addresses a news conference after her report to the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 13, 2017.

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  5. Petworth's Rose swaps Christmas for a charity trekRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2017 | Midhurst and Petworth

    Sorry, we're having problems with our video player at the moment, but are working to fix it as soon as we can A Petworth woman is swapping Christmas decorations, turkey and all the trimmings for walking boots and a map of the South Downs Way in a bid to give her festive season more meaning this year. Rose Beddington has decided to spend the Christmas holiday walking the length of the South Downs Way to rise money for the charity Children on the Edge.

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  6. Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator before visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Reuters

    The U.N. independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar called on Wednesday for stronger international pressure to be exerted on Myanmar's military commanders after being barred from visiting the country for the rest of her tenure. Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur, had been due to visit in January to assess human rights across Myanmar, including alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.

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  7. Shanni Businessman Fatally Shot in HpakantRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The chairman of the Hpakant Motor Vehicles Supervisory Committee in Kachin State's Hpakant Township was shot dead by a group of unidentified gunmen on Tuesday around noon. Police from Hpakant Township police station confirmed the death but said they were "still collecting information to identify the suspects," a police officer on duty told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday.

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  8. Fighting in Kachin State Heats UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Fighting in Kachin State between the armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organization and the Myanmar Army, or Tatmadaw, has intensified in recent days, according to the Kachin Independence Army . Colonel Naw Bu, spokesman for the KIA, said he did not know how many people have been killed or injured in the latest fighting but added that there have been daily clashes with regular shelling by the Tatmadaw in the townships of Bhamo, Mansi and Tanai.

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  9. Army Shelling Seen Signaling Start of New Offensive in Kachin, Shan StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Myanmar Army on Wednesday shelled at least four positions held by the Kachin Independence Army in northern parts of the country in a move rebel leaders are interpreting as a signal that fighting will soon escalate in areas under their control. Col. Naw Bu, a KIA spokesperson, told The Irrawaddy today that the four places were in Laiza, Mansi and Tanai townships.

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  10. AA Chief Urges Arakanese Not to Fall into Army Trap in RakhineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The head of the Arakan Army has called on the Arakanese people not to let their emotions lead them to become involved in the conflict in Rahkine State. AA chief Tun Myat Naing spoke for 20 minutes in a video posted on the AA's Facebook page in which he described the conflict between Muslims and the Myanmar Army in Rakhine as a "political trap."

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  11. Myanmar Army Restrictions Leave Tanai Residents Lacking Basic CommoditiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    As the Tatmadaw has restricted the transportation of basic commodities in conflict-torn Tanai Township, Kachin State, locals have run out of fuel and are suffering a rice shortage. The Tatmadaw has restricted the transportation of goods in the region for more than a year, but the situation worsened after June 3, when the Kachin Independence Army and the Tatmadaw renewed fighting and displaced hundreds of locals from N'Ga Ga and Nambyu villages.

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  12. The Politics Of Myanmar's Changing Tea CultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | WGBH

    Pulling low wooden stools out from under a short square table, a group of longyi-clad men sit down at an open-air tea shop in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. One man makes a kiss-kiss noise and calls out an order to the young waiter.

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  13. ANALYSIS: Tug Of War over Indigenous Rights and Govt's Forestry PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Civil society organizations want the rights of indigenous people to be officially recognized in Myanmar's Nationally Determined Commitment , the government's action plan to implement the Paris Agreement for tackling carbon emissions, in order to prevent tribal people being driven from the forest to make way for climate-change mitigation projects. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change includes a legally established rights platform for indigenous people to support the exchange of experiences and the sharing of best practices on mitigation and adaptation.

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  14. As DASSK Eyes Election Triumph, Beijing Goes CourtingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Ahead of Myanmar's historic 2015 general election, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese government. Now the lady is on her fourth visit to China, which also marks her second trip this year.

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  15. Same Game, Different Tactics: China's 'Myanmar Corridor'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to China, the second by a Myanmar leader in a matter of weeks, prompts us to revisit this story by Bertil Lintner in The Irrawaddy Magazine from July, 2015. Much has been said and written about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's recent visit to China, and some commentators have even suggested that it may signal a shift in Beijing's policy toward Myanmar-away from the government and toward a more favorable view of the pro-democracy opposition.

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  16. 'I Prefer Women Participate Not Because of a Quota but Because of Their Ability'Read the original story

    Nov 30, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The ruling National League for Democracy formed a Central Women's Committee on Aug. 21 with a view to promoting women's empowerment and capacity building. Dr. May Win Myint, chairwoman of the committee as well as a lawmaker representing Mayangone Township in the Lower House, recently talked to The Irrawaddy's May Sitt Paing about the objectives and activities of the committee Though the committee was formed [officially] on Aug. 21, it has been in existence for a long time before that.

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  17. KIA Reports Frequent Clashes with Tatmadaw Throughout NovemberRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Fighting resumed between the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, and the Kachin Independence Army in Kachin State's Tanai Township in early November, with frequent clashes continuing throughout the month, according to a KIA spokesman. "Clashes resumed early in the month and continued up until Tuesday, Nov. 28," Colonel Naw Bu of the KIA told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday.

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  18. Rohingya aren't the only ones being persecuted by Myanmar militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Daniel Maxwell says the persecution of the Rohingya, which has outraged much of the international community, is just the latest episode in a pattern of violent behaviour against minorities in Myanmar, which the democratic transition has done nothing to halt The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Eastern Myanmar is being exposed by international media organisations, pressuring the country's leaders to end these brutal human rights violations . What remains unreported is that the Myanmar military's conduct has been a pattern of behaviour against minority ethnic groups for decades.

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  19. Pope Francis holds historic Papal Mass in mainly Buddhist MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | GantDaily.com

    In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country's Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with "forgiveness and compassion." The pontiff's first visit to the staunchly Buddhist southeast Asian country, and the first ever by a sitting Pope, comes amid allegations of ethnic cleansing of the minority Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.

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  20. Pope holds historic Mass in mainly Buddhist MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | KMIZ

    In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country's Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with "forgiveness and compassion." The pontiff's first visit to the staunchly Buddhist southeast Asian country, and the first ever by a sitting Pope, comes amid allegations of ethnic cleansing of the minority Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.

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