After years of hardship in camps, thousands of war refugees want a guarantee of peace before going home, as they don’t want to become IDPs again.
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Kachin villagers fled their farms due to clashes between the army and KIA over amber; to feed their families, they must now risk death to illegally mine the material.
On this day in 1954, Myanmar secured a pledge from Japan to pay reparations for violence and damage caused to the country under Japanese occupation during World War II.
On this day in 1980, color television broadcasts came to Yangon with the help of Japanese funding.
On this day in 1943, Myanmar’s delegation crashed while flying to Tokyo’s Greater East Asia Conference. The delegates survived but the summit’s plans were short-lived.
On this day in 1958, power was handed to Gen. Ne Win as the Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League government fell apart amid internal divides.
The conflict in northern Rakhine has scared away the tourists who used to visit the area’s tatooed Chin women, while farming—and even weaving—has become too dangerous.
On this day in 1971, Kachin leader Sima Duwa Sinwa Naung died aged 57. When the military seized power in the 1962 coup, he was days away from being sworn in as president.
On this day in 1947, the prime ministers of Myanmar and Britain signed the treaty by which Myanmar would gain its independence.
Amid constant threats to their security, Rakhine civilians are treated with suspicion by the military, while police and state officials are unable or unwilling to help.
On this day in 1941, Prime Minister U Saw arrived in London seeking independence; after being rebuffed and contacting Japan, he spent the war detained by the British.
On this day in 1942, renowned Myanmar traditional folk musician Sein Beda died of throat cancer.
On this day in 1869, Mohandas Gandhi was born. His theories of economic nationalism and non-violence influenced colonial-era Myanmar.
On this day in 1939, Myanmar’s first radio broadcaster came on the air as Burma State Broadcasting Service, carrying news, music, Dhamma talks and live football matches.
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The Day in 1980 When Color TV Arrived in Myanmar
The Day Myanmar’s Wartime Puppet Leader Crashed in Vietnam
The Day Ne Win Was Handed Power
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