Likely to Focus on Ceasefire Monitoring

Likely to Focus on Ceasefire Monitoring

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YANGON — Chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) and commander-in-chief of its armed wing the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) General Yawd Serk and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will meet soon, according to sources close to both sides. General Yawd Serk is likely to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
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Myanmar Govt to Fence Remaining 40-mile Border with Bangladesh

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NAYPYITAW — The Myanmar government will fence some remaining 40 miles of the 170 mile-border with Bangladesh without delay, U Zaw Htay, spokesperson of the President’s Office, told The Irrawaddy. He announced the plan amid news reports that there was no budget for fencing in the Home Affairs Ministry’s current fiscal year. “We will fence
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Climbers to Settle Dispute over Tallest Mountain in Southeast Asia

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YANGON — Three climbers from the Myanmar Hiking and Mountaineering Federation will attempt to summit Mt. Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State next August, in hopes of settling a dispute over whether it is Southeast Asia’s tallest mountain. The remote mountain, which is part of the eastern range of the Himalayas, has long been officially regarded
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Police Open Case Against Former Buthidaung MP

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YANGON — Police have opened a case against former Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) lawmaker U Shwe Maung (aka Abdul Razak) under the Counter-Terrorism Law for allegedly supporting the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which has been declared a terrorist organization by the government. Police Cpt Thaung Kywe of Buthidaung Myoma Police Station told
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Locals Object to Mandalay Hill Cable Car Installation

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MANDALAY — A proposal to build a cable car at Mandalay Hill, a landmark in the cultural center of Mandalay, has been widely criticized by locals. The initial proposal, recently submitted by the Korean company Sky Dream Co. Ltd., to the regional government, was explained to local environmentalists, lawmakers and Mandalay Hill trustee committee members
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Taunggyi collects cash assistance for displaced persons in Rakhine State

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With the aim to donate cash and kinds for the displaced persons in Rakhine State, Five of Assistance Providing Teams from Taunggyi Township, Shan State: Rule of Law Network, Arakan Religious and Funeral Association, Southern Shan State Auto Dealing Association, Shan State Political Team and Shan State Generation Force yesterday collected the cash together with
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Analysis: Who Is Burning Homes in Rakhine State?

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MAUNGDAW, Rakhine State — In the three weeks since Myanmar security posts were attacked by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), more than 2,600 homes have been torched in more than 60 villages. Rights advocates have said that security forces and local extremist Buddhists could have committed these crimes as part of the Myanmar Army’s
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