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The Hill Tribe People of Myanmar

There are over one hundred ethnic groups in Myanmar. Many can be found in the hills around the city of Keng Tung in the Shan State of Myanmar. The Shan State is in eastern Myanmar bordered by China to the north, Laos to the east, and Thailand to the south. It is an area that is familiar with the production of opium and civil war.

To visit the hill tribes from Keng Teng, there is up to a 2 hour drive and then uphill treks of one to seven kilometers.

A steep climb leads to the Weng Seng area and the Loi tribe. This Loi man offered to show his rifle and his tattoos.

Loi long house in the rolling hills of the Shan State. Up to eight families will live in this building.

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Disappointment as Kachin parties refuse to cooperate

Dec-19-2014: Second talk for unity of Kachin political parties at YMCA in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state

A committee comprised of Kachin concerned about next year's national election has issued a statement lamenting the refusal of Kachin political parties to cooperate with each other. The statement by the group whose name translates into English as the “The Committee of Public Voice for the Unity of all Kachin parties” warned that by refusing to cooperate the Kachin parties are doomed to cancel each other out, thus aiding the ruling party.

While the Kachin Democratic Party (KDP), the Kachin State Democracy Party (KSDP) and the Kachin State National Congress for Democracy (KNCD) party held a meeting on December 19th in Myitkyina, the Kachin state capital, about future possible cooperation and or merging, the meeting ended without agreement.

“We believe, all Kachin political parties were formed for the same purpose to serve people not for themselves, so they should listen and do what people wish,” said the statement.

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Arakanse protest against Ben Ki-moon’s gesture to Rohingyas

Man Yu Kyaw (ShweWa land)/ Narinjara 25 November 2014:


Arakanese people in large number protested against the UN secretary general  Ben Ki-moon for his recent favourable comment about Muslim Bengali residents of Burma, particularly because of terming them as Rohingyas.

The natives of Sittwe, Pauk Taw, Kyauk Taw, Minbya and Maungdaw townships of Arakan State in western Burma came to the streets on November 23 to show their resentments against the topmost UN official.

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Laiza shelling fatalities were from KIO allies, ABSDF, AA, CNF, TNLA

All of those killed in Wednesday's shelling attack on an training ground near the Kachin Independence Organization's Laiza headquarters were from the Kachin armed group's allies and not in fact the KIO as had been initially reported. A number of KIO personnel including trainers were however seriously injured in the blast.

Eleven of the victims were from the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), a close ally of the KIO which operates in northern Shan state. Eight more cadets from the Arakan Army (AA) also died in the attack. The All Burma Student Democratic Front (ABSDF) lost two cadets as did the Chin National Front (CNF).

According to a statement issued by the Free Burma Rangers the names of those killed are as follows:

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Chinese president stresses cooperation with Myanmar
President Xi Jinping said Saturday that China and Myanmar should promote cooperation in connectivity, construction of special economic zones and improvement of people's livelihood.

Xi made the remarks while meeting with Myanmar's President U Thein Sein, who is in Beijing to attend a dialogue on strengthening connectivity partnership.

The two countries should expand communication between ruling parties, enhance exchange of experiences in state governance, and promote cooperation and cultural, people-to-people exchanges on the basis of equality and mutual benefit while taking into account the building of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, he said.

Xi said China welcomes Myanmar to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member.

Xi said China hopes Myanmar can achieve long-lasting peace in northern part of the country at an early date through talks, and China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Myanmar in border areas to promote prosperity and stability in the region.

Xi said China will firmly push forward the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Myanmar.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

PTS, IT & Mgmt Consulting,USA




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