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Tue, 3 Mar 2015

Fighting broke out in Papun Township between the Karen National Liberation Army government troops on February 27 that resulted in one Karen soldier killed and one wounded. The fighting happened in territory under the control of the KNLA’s 5th Brigade.

Source: Karen News

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Mon, 2 Mar 2015

Detained freelance photographer Aung Nay Myo from Monywa in Sagaing Division was released on Monday, after three days of questioning. “I was released after questioning by the local authorities, with no conditions. There were no warnings [issued] and no assurances I had to give,” said Aung Nay Myo, who had only just arrived home.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015

On behalf of the organization Burma Center Prague, we would like to express our deepest sympathies for the untimely passing of our dear friend and member of the supervisory board, U Hla Shwe. As one of the long-term residents in the Czech Republic who came originally from Burma, he has been involved in our activities since the very beginning. His calm, cheerful and exceptionally friendly nature was always appreciated. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time.

Source: Burma Center Prague

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015

A freelance photojournalist has been arrested in Myanmar for uploading a satirical post on Facebook mocking the military, relatives said on Saturday.

Source: Bangkok Post

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Chinese rebels has handed the long-feared military a public relations coup, with an explosion of praise on social media and even former political prisoners expressing grudging support.

Source: Reuters

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