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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin State’ (265 found)

Kachin Conflict Highlights Deep-seated Ethnic Concerns and Dire Need for a Commission of Inquiry

Yesterday, democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom for the first time in 7 years. However, her 66th birthday was marked by ongoing conflict between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma Army that broke a 17-year ceasefire between the two sides.

During an address at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stated that there are “sparks of war flying” in Burma. With as many as 10,000 civilians displaced by the ongoing conflict in Kachin State, and documented conflict-related human rights violations, the past week’s conflict has only served to further highlight the failure of the regime to address the needs and concerns of ethnic communities in Burma […]

June 20, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Worldwide Demonstrations Against Broken Ceasefire in Kachin State

Armed conflict broke out in Kachin State on 9 June, breaking a 17-year ceasefire agreement between the KIO and the Burma Army. As many of 10,000 people have fled from the fighting and remain displaced along the China border.

The Kachin National Organization has called for a Global Day of Action on Friday 24 June to show solidarity with the Kachin Independence Army (KIO) that is fighting to protect the people of Kachin State […]

June 20, 2011  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ ျဖစ္ေပၚေနေသာ စစ္ပြဲမ်ားအေပၚ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္၏ ေၾကညာခ်က္

ယခုအခါ တပ္မေတာ္ႏွင့္ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ အေျခစိုက္ KIA အဖြဲ႕တို႕သည္ အျပန္အလွန္ လက္နက္ၾကီးမ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခိုက္ ၾကသျဖင့္ ထိခိုက္ႏွစ္နာ ဆံုးရႈံးမႈမ်ား၊ ေသေၾကပ်က္စီးမႈမ်ား ျဖစ္ေပၚေနေၾကာင္း လူေပါင္းေသာင္းဂဏန္းခ်ီျပီး အိမ္နီးခ်င္း တရုတ္ႏိုင္ငံသို႕ ထြက္ေျပးေနၾကရေၾကာင္း […]

June 20, 2011  •  By National League for Democracy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC calls for urgent peace talks in Myanmar and real action by ASEAN

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus – AIPMC strongly condemns the decision by the Myanmar government to dispatch heavily armed troops into Kachin State and the concomitant outbreak of fighting, which brings an end to seventeen years of ceasefire between the government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) […]

June 17, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Regime Attacks Kachin Ethnic Resistance Group, International Community Must Demand End of all Violence and Peaceful Solution through Political Dialogue

The U. S. Campaign for Burma (USCB), a Washington, DC-based human rights organization campaigning to end crimes against humanity and the culture of impunity in the Southeast Asian country of Burma, today strongly demands the international community pressure Burma’s Thein Sein regime […]

June 15, 2011  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hydropower Dams Fuelling Conflict in Burma

Recent fighting near the Dapein and Shweli hydropower dams in northern Burma shows how the buildup of Burma Army troops to secure deeply unpopular Chinese dam projects is fuelling conflict.

Fighting broke out between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) last week at the Dapein No. 1 and 2 dams, which are being constructed by China’s state-owned Datang Company […]

June 15, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls for Ceasefire and International Support for Refugees in Burma’s Kachin Civil War

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for a ceasefire in Burma’s Kachin state and urges the international community, including the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), to press Burma’s nearest neighbours, China and India, to protect refugees who have fled the Kachin conflict to seek refuge in the border regions […]

June 14, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Tyrants, Tycoons and Tigers

A bitter land struggle is unfolding in northern Burma’s remote Hugawng Valley. Farmers that have been living for generations in the valley are defying one of the country’s most powerful tycoons as his company establishes massive mono-crop plantations in what happens to be the world’s largest tiger reserve […]

August 25, 2010  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Protests in UK Over Forced Relocation on Irrawaddy Dam Site

Kachins and activists in solidarity today staged a demonstration outside the Burmese Embassy in London demanding a halt to the forced relocation of villagers living near the Irrawaddy dam project in Kachin State […]

June 7, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta Adamant About Continuing Dam Project Despite Blast

The Burmese military junta is adamant about continuing with the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Kachin State despite the serial bomb blasts at the site yesterday, which killed four Chinese workers and injured 12.

The announcement comes less than 24 hours after the explosion […]

April 18, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤