Myitkyina, Burma Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. 47 Govt Troops Killed, Tens of Thousands Flee Heavy Fighting in Shan StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A photo reportedly shows Kokang refugees sheltering in a public building in Nansan, in China's Yunnan Province, on Thursday after they fled heavy fighting in Shan State. Burmese state media announced on Friday that Burma Army operations against ethnic Kokang rebels in northern Shan State have cost the lives of 47 soldiers so far, while 73 were wounded during the recent heavy fighting.

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  2. We Were Happy at That Time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    General Aung San was rarely seen smiling in a photograph. Perhaps the only known photo of the architect of modern Burma caught in a moment of laughter was from a visit he made to Kachin State in the pre-independence era, when he was captured in a snapshot posing with six young Kachin women between discussions with ethnic leaders about the nation's future departure from British rule.

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  3. The Guardian: Teenage girls in Burma find their voices to defend their rights - Fiona MacGregorRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | Burmanet

    Dau Naw, a 12-year-old girl wearing a wide smile, lopsided bunches of hair and a slightly grubby floral dress, sits in a circle on the bamboo floor with a dozen adolescent girls. She has a nature so animated that she frequently reduces the rest of the group to helpless giggles.

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  4. The Irrawaddy: Kachin group questions government murder probe, forms ...Read the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | Burmanet

    An investigation into the recent deaths and alleged rape of two young women in northern Shan State has been criticized by a local religious group claiming investigators threatened villagers and spread fear across the community. A spokesman for the Kachin Baptist Convention told The Irrawaddy that the group plans to form a committee to independently carry out an investigation into the incident, which left two of the organization's volunteer schoolteachers dead and possibly raped in their bedroom late last month.

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  5. Kachin Group Questions Govt Murder Probe, Forms Investigation TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    An investigation into the recent deaths and alleged rape of two young women in northern Shan State has been criticized by a local religious group claiming investigators threatened villagers and spread fear across the community. A spokesman for the Kachin Baptist Convention told The Irrawaddy that the group plans to form a committee to independently carry out an investigation into the incident, which left two of the organization's volunteer schoolteachers dead and possibly raped in their bedroom late last month.

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  6. Mizzima News: 'It is possible we are going to sign something [on Union Day]' - Tim McLaughlinRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | Burmanet

    The peace process launched by President U Thein Sein after the change of government in 2011 has made significant process towards a national ceasefire agreement to end more than 60 years of civil conflict. The national ceasefire talks, in which the Myanmar Peace Center has played a critical role, began after the government reached separate ceasefire agreements with most of the country's armed ethnic groups.

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  7. The Myanmar Times: Tatmadaw issues warning against murder allegations - Ye MonRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | Burmanet

    A newspaper owned by the army has concluded that Tatmadaw soldiers were "unlikely" to have committed the two rapes and murders of volunteer teachers in northern Shan State last month, as President U Thein Sein responded to concerns raised by a leading Kachin religious group. Senior Tatmadaw figures have even threatened libel action against anyone who says otherwise, in apparent response to accusations by civil society groups in the area.

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  8. Myanmar probes army over murdersRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Broadly circulated images of the battered bodies of the two women, aged 20 and 21, have stirred outage in Shan and neighbouring Kachin state, with activists claiming the pair were raped and killed by military troops. Last week thousands of mourners attended funerals for the teachers in Myitkyina, the state capital of war-torn Kachin, as the government promised an inquiry into the deaths.

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  9. Myanmar police to DNA test soldiers over murdered teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Myanmar police on Thursday said they will conduct DNA tests on soldiers and residents in a northern village where two young teachers were murdered in a crime that has sparked widespread public anger. People attend a funeral service of two school teachers in Myitkyina, northern Myanmar on Jan 23, 2015.

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  10. Army Reportedly Offers Money to Families of Murdered TeachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma Army officers in northern Shan State offered money to the families of two ethnic Kachin schoolteachers who were found murdered near the border town of Muse last week, a member of a Christian Kachin organization has said. Tu Jha, a leader of the Kachin Baptist Convention in Kutkai Township, said two army officers from Light Infantry Battalion 503 met with family members of the victims during a prayer ceremony held on Monday at Kaung Kha village, where the young women were killed.

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  11. Explosion Injures Two in HpakantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Tensions remain high in Kachin State's Hpakant Township after a bomb exploded in the town on Monday, injuring two people, according to local sources. The explosion occurred outside the Jade City Hotel, a well-known hotel in the downtown area of Hpakant, located near a military base of the Burma Army's Light Infantry Division 66. Shwe Thein, head of the Hpakant branch office of the National League for Democracy , told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday that local residents are living in fear following the blast on Monday evening.

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  12. Swiftly - Reveal the Truth' in Murder of Kachin Teachers: NLDRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Mourners attend the funeral for two murdered Kachin schoolteachers in Myitkyina on Thursday. The opposition National League for Democracy party on Monday implored Burma's government to swiftly get to the bottom of the grisly murder of two Kachin schoolteachers last week, saying the country's tenuous peace process could hang in the balance.

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  13. I'm Afraid We Won't Be Able to Sign the Agreement'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Kachin Independence Army Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Gun Maw speaks to journalists in Chiang Mai on Jan. 21. The National Ceasefire Coordination Team and Myanmar Peace Center met in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Jan. 21. The meeting failed to set a date for a seventh round of talks between ethnic army and government peace negotiators, dashing hopes for the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement to be signed on Union Day next month.

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  14. MYITKYINA: Thousands attend funeral of slain teachers in MyanmarRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Thousands attended the funeral of two female teachers brutally raped and murdered, on Monday in Kaungkha village in Pansan Township, Muse district, in northern Shan State. The funeral was held on January 23 in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State.

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  15. MYITKYINA: Invesigation continues into murder of Kachin teachers in MyanmarRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The police are investigating the rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in Muse district, upper Shan State, but there had not been any new development, a senior officer from Muse District Police Office said. "We're still interviewing the suspects.

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  16. BANGKOK: Myanmar peace pact looking doubtfulRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The long anticipated National Ceasefire Accord with 16 armed groups that Myanmar's President Thein Sein wants signed on February 12 is unlikely to materialise, analysts say, leaving the former general to find a way of at least keeping dialogue on track or risk a return to war. The last meeting between government negotiators and armed groups in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, on Wednesday, ended with no agreement.

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  17. Agence France Presse: Myanmar President's Office vows probe into teacher deathsRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Burmanet

    A spokesperson for the President's Office said on January 23, the deaths of two Kachin Baptist Convention teachers in Shan State on January 19, would be investigated. The badly mutilated bodies of Ma Tangbau Hkawn Nan Zing and Ma Maran Lu Ra , aged 21 and 20 respectively, were found in their rooms in Kawng Hka village, Muse, northern Shan State, the following morning.

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  18. The Associated Press: Burma government says Kachin rebels trying to scuttle peace dealRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | Burmanet

    Burma's government has accused ethnic rebels of trying to scuttle a nationwide peace deal, as tensions soar in the northern state of Kachin, where an activist said sporadic clashes between the army and insurgents have trapped more than 1,800 villagers. Meanwhile, emotions were running high in the state capital, Myitkyina, where a funeral is planned Friday for two ethnic Kachin volunteer teachers, said Tin Soe, an official with the opposition National League for Democracy party.

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  19. Kachin Community Mourns Slain Schoolteachers in RangoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A memorial has been held in downtown Rangoon for two Kachin women found murdered in the northern Shan State village of Kaung Kha earlier this week. Maran Lu Ra and Tangbau Hkawn Nan Tsin, two young teachers from Myitkyina, were found dead on Tuesday in the room they shared on the grounds of the local Kachin Baptist Church school.

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  20. Supplies Dwindling for Trapped Hpakant VillagersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Local residents in a village on the road linking Myitkyina and Hpakant in Kachin State carry passing vehicles by ferries on a river. Up to 2,000 displaced villagers in conflict-wracked Hpakant Township, Kachin State, are facing dwindling supplies and restrictions on movement more than a week after the Burma Army clashed with Kachin rebels in the area, according to local sources.

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