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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Three civilians dead in Myanmar attack on Kachin base

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... escalates in the country’s last active civil war. Three shells landed in “the heart of Laiza” town, the Kachin Independence Army’s base near the Chinese border, early on Monday, said Colonel James ... The government was unable to be immediately reached for comment. Witnesses in the town confirmed it had been directly hit. “I have seen two shells fall in the city, killing three civilian residents,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1127844/three-civilians-dead-myanmar-attack-kachin-base
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's old guard keeps grip on US$8b jade trade

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... "Only the stones they cannot hide go to the emporiums," said Tin Soe, a jade trader in Hpakant, referring to the official auctions held in Myanmar's capital city of Naypyidaw. The rest is smuggled by truck to China by so-called jockeys through territory belonging to either the Myanmese military or the Kachin Independence Army, both of whom extract tolls. The All China Jade Trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320780/myanmars-old-guard-keeps-grip-us8b-jade-trade
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Small time bomb caused Myanmar Trader’s Hotel blast, police say

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:13pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon An explosion that struck one of the most prestigious hotels in Myanmar’s main city was caused by a small, homemade time bomb, police said on Tuesday. Police ... bomb reportedly went off on Friday at a guesthouse in Taungoo, a town 200 kilometres from Yangon, according to the independent media outlet, the Democratic Voice of Burma. It said two people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332121/small-time-bomb-caused-myanmar-traders-hotel-blast-police-say
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Bombings threaten influx of tourists to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... been questioned in connection with the series of explosions in Yangon and other cities. A further suspect was being sought by authorities in connection with an explosion on Friday ... country," said James Lum Dau, the Thailand-based spokesman for the political wing of the Kachin Independence Army. The government, which came to power in 2011, has reached tentative peace deals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333956/bombings-threaten-influx-tourists-myanmar
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's military strikes Kachin rebel stronghold, leaving three dead

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the country's last active civil war. Three shells landed early yesterday in "the heart of Laiza" town, the Kachin Independence Army's base near the Chinese border, said Colonel James Lum ... in the city, killing three civilian residents," Kachin aid worker La Rip said. "People are scared. "At the moment it has stopped, but I'm afraid the shelling will continue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1128076/myanmars-military-strikes-kachin-rebel-stronghold-leaving-three-dead
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Hundreds join Myanmar peace rally

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 01:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... the slogan “Stop Civil War”, or carrying banners and plastic doves. They began a march through several neighbourhoods in the city to draw attention to the Kachin conflict that has gripped Myanmar ... overshadowed by ongoing battles, while tens of thousands of people have been displaced. The Kachin Independence Organisation recently urged the government to end its offensives in the state, alluding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1042188/hundreds-join-myanmar-peace-rally
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Coca-Cola opens Yangon bottling plant in US$200m five-year deal

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The company announced the ceremonial inauguration of its bottling plant in Hmawbi Township, a suburb of Yangon, the country's biggest city, with local partner Pinya Manufacturing Co. I think ... The partner then introduced its own local cola, Star Cola. Coke and Pepsi continued to be available in Myanmar, imported independently from other countries in the region. Yesterday's announcement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1253563/coca-cola-opens-yangon-bottling-plant-us200m-five-year-deal

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