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BNI, a network of independent media agencies from Burma/Myanmar, covers news from the country's ethnic regions nationwide.
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BNI Online 16h
“Refugees between the ages of 18 and 50 got 7,500 kyat (US$4.90). Refugees under 18 and over 50 got 15,000 kyat ($9.80). Since January, refugees aged between 18 and 50, get 10,000 kyat ($6.50), and those under 18 and over 50 get 20,000 kyat ($13.05),”
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BNI Online 16h
“I am so afraid of losing my farmland. Here in the IDP camp, I cannot work on my paddy field, so I have faced difficulties,” Kai Luam told NMG. “I heard that the government will construct a railway and a road in our area. If we are not there, we
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BNI Online 16h
I think it will be too difficult to do that. Now the government operates under the 2008 Constitution. Therefore, constitutional amendments can be done in accordance with the Constitution’s Chapter 12. Everybody knows that most participants in
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BNI Online Feb 21
The refugees will be departing from five refugee camps on the border and crossing from Thailand into Myanmar’s Kayin and Kayah States. On reception by Myanmar authorities at the border, the returnees will continue on to reception centres, where they will
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BNI Online Feb 21
Noting that each country's national cultural heritage greatly contributes to the cultural diversity and richness of humanity, in particular of the Mekong region, Myanmar Religious Affairs and Culture Minister U Aung Ko said at the opening ceremony
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BNI Online Feb 21
“Everything will operate under the laws—we gave permission accordance with laws and regulations because we want to eliminate illegal gold extraction,” the minister told KNG. “Illegal gold extraction has damaged the natural environment a lot. It also
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BNI Online Feb 20
“First, we will try to seek commonalities. Then we will make our organizational structure stronger. We will explain our future plans to indigenous people in Hpakant. After that, we will cooperate with the government in accordance with the UN’s Declaration
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BNI Online Feb 20
“The agriculture sector has a major role to play in addressing [the] sustained rates of food insecurity and malnutrition through agricultural diversification and rural income generation,” Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional
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BNI Online Feb 20
At the first meeting of the steering committee for implementation of tasks relating to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, Aung San Suu Kyi also stressed the need to work on the projects under the BRI in harmony with the country's national
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BNI Online Feb 20
Most EAOs didn’t like it. EAOs are trying to solve this issue in their own way. For us, we talked about it with the PC. We told them that they should not do things like this. It could damage the efforts put into and the momentum of negotiation meetings.
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BNI Online Feb 20
The monks traveled in seven buses from Sittwe and were stopped at Bago Region Okshitpin and Nawadae checkpoint gates and interrogated before hauling them to Zawtikaryong temple building in the city of Pyi for further interrogation. The duration of the
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BNI Online Feb 20
CNF: Arakan Army Should Negotiate With—Not Fight—Tatmadaw “Should the CNF attack the AA? It is an ethnic armed organization and we have the same goal. Should the CNF attack the Tatmadaw? No, we already signed the NCA with the government,” he explained.
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BNI Online Feb 20
“We have a responsibility to help our ethnic brothers and sisters as much as we can. When they face troubles, we must help them. Currently, we can only contribute some money to them. We want to fulfill their needs,” Daw Biak Mawi
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BNI Online Feb 20
At least eight villages in Paletwa Township have suffered damage from the fighting in recent months, and nearly 1,000 people have been internally displaced to Rakhine State, as well as across the border to Bangladesh.
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BNI Online Feb 19
On her first visit to Myanmar, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt called for the most vulnerable to be given a say in their country’s future after shifting the work of UK aid there to help disadvantaged and conflict-affected people, the
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BNI Online Feb 19
In a statement, the ministry of foreign affairs said, "Myanmar strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February, 2019 that claimed many lives and caused a number of injuries."
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BNI Online Feb 19
“I thought I was going to be killed by the blast. I could not get up off the ground, even though I tried to look for my friends. I felt pain in my legs. I also saw blood on my hands,” Lon Kay Ta told SHAN. “Our village headman told me these words:
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BNI Online Feb 19
“The proposed meeting would take place between the government and four members of the Northern Alliance group,” Lamai Gum Ja told KNG, referring to the Arakan Army (AA), KIO, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, and the Ta’ang National Liberation
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BNI Online Feb 19
“We didn’t agree to grow Chinese tissue culture banana plants,” resident Lagwi Ting Ying told KNG. “What we had thought was that they were going to grow cassava and watermelons. Later, we didn’t complain about it.”
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BNI Online Feb 19
Since the 11th Century, Mon and Burman ethnic groups had fought to control territory in what is present-day Myanmar. The Mon permanently lost control to the Burmans in 1757 when they attacked the Mon Kingdom Hongsawatoi in Pegu (Bago). The Burmans ruled
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