Myitkyina, Burma Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Fighting northern Myanmar's drug trade with sticks, prayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | The China Post

    Armed with batons and the bible, church-backed vigilantes are taking the fight against northern Myanmar's heroin epidemic into their own hands - deepening the fallout from a drug trade already feeding conflict and corruption in the region. On the leafy banks of the Irrawaddy river, locals from Katcho village in Kachin state tread carefully among abundant evidence of addiction - scores of syringes strewn on the pathway and piled under trees.

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  2. Fighting north Myanmar's addiction curse with sticks and prayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | The Nation

    Armed with batons and the bible, church-backed vigilantes are taking the fight against northern Myanmar's heroin epidemic into their own hands -- deepening the fallout from a drugs trade already feeding conflict and corruption in the region. On the leafy banks of the Irrawaddy river, locals from Katcho village in Kachin state tread carefully among abundant evidence of addiction -- scores of syringes strewn on the pathway and piled under trees.

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  3. Sticks, bible to fight addiction curseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Armed with batons and the bible, church-backed vigilantes are taking the fight against northern Myanmar's heroin epidemic into their own hands - deepening the fallout from a drugs trade already feeding conflict and corruption in the region. On the leafy banks of the Irrawaddy river, locals from Katcho village in Kachin state tread carefully among abundant evidence of addiction - scores of syringes strewn on the pathway and piled under trees.

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  4. Myanmar Times: Little hope for change as IDPs mull elections - Ei Ei Toe LwinRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2015 | Burmanet

    International commentators are fond of saying that Myanmar's November 8 election could bring sweeping changes to the country. But many of the displaced people living in camps in Kachin State do not see it that way.

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  5. The Irrawaddy: $4.9m repair bill for rail network after flood damage - Kyaw Hsu MonRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2015 | Burmanet

    Burma will need nearly US$5 million and 18 months to finish repairing extensive damage to the nation's rail network in the wake of August's floods disaster. State run newspapers reported on Friday that the Ministry of Rail Transport estimates a 6.3 billion kyats repair bill for a number of rail lines operating in seven of the country's 15 administrative divisions.

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  6. Agence France-Presse: Buffeted by war, Myanmar ethnic groups crave peace after pollsRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Burmanet

    After a life turned upside down by conflict, Htan Wang craves peace and security in her Kachin homeland more than any democratic dividend promised by next month's Myanmar election. Kachin is one of several borderlands where armed ethnic groups have sporadically fought the central government for nearly 70 years, in the world's longest running civil war.

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  7. The Irrawaddy: In war-torn Kachin, Suu Kyi sells NLD as party for peace - Kyaw Phyo ThaRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2015 | Burmanet

    Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi kicked off a tour of war-torn Kachin State on Friday, urging voters to choose her National League for Democracy in order to better prospects for peace in the region. "You all have to decide," she said Friday, in response to a question on the party's plans for peace, raised by a member of the audience during a campaign rally in the state capital Myitkyina.

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  8. Buffeted by war, Myanmar ethnic groups crave peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | The China Post

    After a life turned upside down by conflict, Htan Wang craves peace and security in her Kachin homeland more than any democratic dividend promised by next month's Myanmar election. Kachin is one of several borderlands where armed ethnic groups have sporadically fought the central government for nearly 70 years, in the world's longest running civil war.

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  9. MYITKYINA: Election fever hits MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Under the baking mid-morning sun, hundreds of people, cheeks plastered with tiny National League for Democracy stickers, stream to a swampy open field, buffaloes bolting from their path. Most on foot, others bumping along on motorcycles and other vehicles - their excitement is clear here at the edge of Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar's northern Kachin state.

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  10. Myanmar's Suu Kyi courts minority vote in war-torn KachinRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday told voters in war-torn Kachin state that her opposition party represents the "whole" of Myanmar and not just the majority ethnic group, as she courts the crucial minority vote ahead of November's landmark polls. Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech during an electoral rally for the National League for Democracy on the outskirts of Myitkyina, Kachin state, on Oct 2, 2015.

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  11. Suu courts minority vote in KachinRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2015 | The Peninsula

    Opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, talks to supporters during a campaign rally in Wyne Maw, Myitkyina, Kachin State, yesterday. Winemaw: Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday said voters in war-torn Kachin state that her opposition party represents the "whole" of Myanmar and not just the majority ethnic group, as she courts the crucial minority vote ahead of November's landmark polls.

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  12. Democratic Voice of Burma: Kachin militia yields to allow political campaigning - Naw NoreenRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2015 | Burmanet

    An incumbent upper house MP and militia leader in Kachin State's Special Region 1 who banned parties from campaigning in his constituency has yielded to pressure to abide by electoral regulations. Zakhon Tein Ring made headlines when he and his New Democratic Army- Kachin refused to allow candidates to enter the self-administered region.

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  13. Myanmar Times: Kachin State warlord ordered to let opponents campaign - Ei Ei Toe Lwin and Wa LoneRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | Burmanet

    The Kachin State election commission says an agreement has been reached that will allow the National League for Democracy and other parties to campaign in areas controlled by a Kachin warlord-turned-politician. The Kachin State election sub-commission called yesterday's meeting yesterday after U Zakhung Ting Ying, an independent Amyotha Hluttaw representative who heads the New Democratic Army-Kachin, ordered political parties to stay out of his territory, prompting the NLD to file a formal complaint to the commission.

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  14. The Irrawaddy: Mansi Township off NLD campaign itinerary as fighting ...Read the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | Burmanet

    Recent fighting in Kachin State has forced National League for Democracy chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi to amend her itinerary ahead of a series of campaign rallies planned across the conflict-wracked state beginning on Friday. During the five-day visit, Suu Kyi will make campaign stops in several key centers across the state, including the capital Myitkyina.

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  15. The Irrawaddy: Kachin authorities quash plans for Suu Kyi rally at festival grounds - Zarni MannRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2015 | Burmanet

    Local authorities in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina have rejected a request by the National League for Democracy to hold a campaign rally featuring popular party chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi at the town's well-known Manaw festival grounds. According to an NLD organizing committee, the order-barring pre-election gatherings at the grounds that have a "political purpose"-came from the Kachin State government.

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  16. The Irrawaddy: Kachin election body requests meeting with militia...Read the original story

    Sep 28, 2015 | Burmanet

    Kachin State's election sub-commission has invited militia leader turned lawmaker Zakhung Ting Ying to the body's headquarters in Myitkyina next week after the sitting parliamentarian ordered candidates for the opposition National League for Democracy not to campaign in his constituency. In a letter sent to NLD candidates on Tuesday, Zakhung Ting Ying instructed them to avoid campaigning in Waingmaw, Chipwi and Tsawlaw, three Kachin State townships in which the New Democratic Army-Kachin operates.

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  17. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt appear ready to adopt Syrian refugeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Angelina Jolie has been visiting Syrian refugees in the region since the crisis began in 2011. Now, she and husband Brad Pitt have plans to adopt a little boy, reports say.

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  18. Angelina Jolie Urges Burma's Citizens to Vote in Landmark PollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2015 | Time

    In this handout photo provided by the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, actress and activist Angelina Jolie Pitt meets children during a visit to Ja Mai Kaung Baptist refugee camp on July 30, 2015 in Myitkyina, Burna. Angelina Jolie Pitt has appeared in a voter awareness campaign video urging Burma's citizens to vote in upcoming historic elections.

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  19. Democratic Voice of Burma: Election 2015: Revised voter lists fail to impressRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2015 | Burmanet

    The revised voter lists released by the Union Election Commission on 14 September are still riddled with irregularities, according to voters across the country. Shan Nationalities Democratic Party Lower House MP Sai Maung Gyi told DVB that the voting list in southern Shan State's Mongnai Township included the names of deceased residents.

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  20. The Irrawaddy: Renewed flooding hits Burma's Kachin State - Nyein NyeinRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2015 | Burmanet

    Heavy rain over the past few days has inundated parts of Kachin State, including in the jade-rich region of Hpakant, as well as Mogaung and Mohnyin townships, with water levels rising several feet high and flooding homes since Saturday evening. Affected communities were still grappling with the impact of flooding which began in early July and has affected swathes of the country.

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