Shan State, Burma Newswire

Shan State, Burma Newswire

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  1. Radio Free Asia: Shan State farmers summoned to court for using land...Read the original story

    22 hrs ago | Burmanet

    One hundred farmers from a village in eastern Myanmar's Shan state appeared in court on Monday after the national army filed a lawsuit against them for planting on confiscated land in a move that runs counter to the government's efforts to return land that the military previously grabbed from locals during the country's junta era, a villager said. The army's Eastern Command confiscated 2,000 acres of land in Ye Pu village in the state's Taunggyi township in 2004, during the rule of a military junta that controlled the country for 50 years until 2011, said villager Maw Maw Win.

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  2. Mizzima: Parliament passes motion to combat rampant illegal drug sales in Shan StateRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Burmanet

    Myanmar's upper house of parliament yesterday unanimously approved a motion submitted by an ethnic Shan lawmaker to combat rampant illegal drug sales and use in Myanmar's Shan state, RFA reported on 26 July. Sai One Hlaing Kham, a deputy from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy party, submitted the proposal to take more effective action against drug gangs who sell heroin and methamphetamine also known as "yaba".

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  3. Myanmar Times: State counsellor to meet Wa, Mongla - Ye MonRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Burmanet

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with two powerhouse ethnic armed groups in the capital later this week, as the government lays the groundwork for the much-anticipated Panglong Conference slated for next month. The two-day meeting with representatives from the Wa and Mongla starting on July 29 will focus on arrangements for the August summit, according to U Khin Zaw Oo, one of the government negotiators and a retired lieutenant general.

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  4. Frontier Myanmar: In Kyaukme, a complicated conflict - Mratt Kyaw ThuRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Burmanet

    Dozens of villages remain empty in Kyaukme Township, a tea-growing area in northern Shan State where fighting erupted in February. The displacement of thousands of residents by the fighting has disrupted the tea harvest, from June to December.

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  5. Myanmar Times: Civil society readies for upcoming Panglong Conference ...Read the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    Civil society groups are gearing up for the so-called 21st-century Panglong Conference, next month's much-anticipated peace summit. The National Ethnic Youth Conference, scheduled to be held in Loilin township's Panglong town from July 27 to 31, will strive to cultivate a sense of unity among Myanmar's younger generations.

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  6. Shan Herald Agency for News: Shan State government move to cancel youth conferenceRead the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    The Shan State government has made a last-minute move to cancel a five-day ethnic youth conference, citing the possibility of a negative impact on the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Convention . One of the organizers of the National Ethnic Youth Conference, Sai Aung Myint Oo of the Shan Youth Network, confirmed that they received an official letter yesterday evening signed by Dr. Aung Than Maung, the Burman Shan State Minister of Ethnic Affairs, requesting that the youth forum be suspended.

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  7. Myanmar Times: Hluttaw resumes with an eye toward budget amendment - Htoo ThantRead the original story

    Monday Jul 25 | Burmanet

    Fresh from a stint back in their constituencies, members of parliament have now returned to Nay Pyi Taw for the second hluttaw session since last November's elections. As the new session opens today, they face a range of issues, starting with a proposed revision of the budget law.

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  8. Myanmar Times: Golden promises turn sour in Indawgyi - R.J. VogtRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Burmanet

    It is home to myriad rare creatures and even, legend says, a dragon. Pilgrims believe that gold in the surrounding hills is one of nine Buddhist miracles to grace the region.

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  9. Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five villagersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Bangkok Post

    A senior general says five villagers were killed by soldiers during an interrogation in Myanmar's northern Shan State, in a rare admission by Myanmar's still-powerful military. - Reuters Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy.

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  10. The Irrawaddy: Government publishes data on populations of religious groups - San Yamin AungRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Burmanet

    For the first time in more than three decades, Burma released data on the populations of the country's different religious groups, based on the results of the 2014 census. The ministry said that the size of the non-enumerated populations-groups that were not counted in the census-in Karen and Kachin states were not large enough to change the proportion of religious groups at the Union or state levels.

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  11. Burma: Military admits killing 5 civilians, soldiers to face trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Asian Correspondent

    THE Burmese military has admitted to killing at least five civilians last month and has vowed to prosecute at the soldiers responsible for the act. Head of Military Security Affairs Lt.

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  12. Myanmar military admits killing five civilians in Shan State, promises action against perpetratorsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Newkerala.com

    Naypyidaw, July 21 : In an unprecedented admission, the Myanmar Military or the Tatmadaw, has accepted that its soldiers killed five civilians in Shan State's Lashio township and added that it will take action against the perpetrators responsible for the crime. At a press conference on Wednesday in Yangon, Lieutenant General Mya Tun Oo, who works in the office of Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, said a military tribunal would try those responsible for killing the five men, who died during interrogation.

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  13. In rare move, Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five villagersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Thanh Nein News

    A senior general says five villagers were killed by soldiers during an interrogation in Myanmar's northern Shan State, in a rare admission by Myanmar's still-powerful military. "All political parties in the United States should view China's development in an objective and rational manner and correctly understand the issues that emerge in bilateral ties."

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  14. Myanmar Times: Irrigation budget halved in agricultural policy change - Htoo ThantRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Burmanet

    A shift in policy, away from building dams and toward running irrigation channels to farmland, has led to a 50 percent cut in the request for irrigation funding next year, the agriculture ministry says. U Myo Tint Tun, assistant secretary in the ministry, told The Myanmar Times on July 18 that expenditure in 2017-18 would be less than half of this year's level.

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  15. Myanmar general: Soldiers killed 5 civilians, will be triedRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Gazette

    A Myanmar army general says soldiers killed at least five civilians last month and will be prosecuted, in a rare instance of the military taking responsibility for carrying out atrocities against ethnic minorities. Head of Military Security Affairs Lt.

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  16. Myanmar military admits soldiers killed 5 people, says will prosecuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Times of Oman

    Deputy Major General and chief of military intelligence Mya Tun Oo attends a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar on July 20, 2016. Photo - Reuters Deputy Major General and chief of military intelligence Mya Tun Oo attends a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar on July 20, 2016.

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  17. Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Thanh Nein News

    Women pose while holding portraits of their killed relatives Aik Sai, Aik Maung and Aik Lort after their bodies were found in a grave last June at Mong Yaw village in Lashio, Myanmar July 10, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn't belong to Aik Chin's missing son.

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  18. Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five people, says will prosecuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Thanh Nein News

    Mynamar Deputy Major General Mya Tun Oo attends a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar July 20, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Stringer Myanmar's military said on Wednesday that soldiers had killed five villagers during an interrogation last month in northern Shan State, a rare admission by the still-powerful armed forces, and promised to prosecute the perpetrators.

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  19. Women holding portraits of relatives said to have been killed by drunk soldiers. Photo: ReutersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | South China Morning Post

    The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn't belong to Aik Chin's missing son. Nor, he prayed, did the third, whose face was unrecognisable from a severe beating.

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  20. Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Reuters

    Women pose while holding portraits of their killed relatives Aik Sai, Aik Maung and Aik Lort after their bodies were found in a grave last June at Mong Yaw village in Lashio, Myanmar July 10, 2016. A portrait of Sai Shw Lu,17, is seen at his home after his body was found in a grave last June at Mong Yaw village in Lashio, Myanmar July 10, 2016.

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