Write on Monday, 12 January 2015 Published in Myanmar
President U Thein Sein (C) attends the 67th Kachin State Day and traditional Manaw Festival in Myitkyina, Kachin State on January 10, 2015. Photo: MOI Webportal Myanmar
President U Thein Sein (C) attends the 67th Kachin State Day and traditional Manaw Festival in Myitkyina, Kachin State on January 10, 2015. Photo: MOI Webportal Myanmar

President U Thein Sein flew in to Myitkyina on January 10 to attend the 67th Kachin State Day and traditional Manaw Festival, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar, January 11.

Write on Monday, 05 January 2015 Published in Ethnic Issues
With peace yet to come to Kachin State, many Kachin people feel it is not a time to celebrate. Kachin Independence Army patrol in Laiza, Kachin State on August 3, 2014. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
 With peace yet to come to Kachin State, many Kachin people feel it is not a time to celebrate. Kachin Independence Army patrol in Laiza, Kachin State on August 3, 2014. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima

Residents of Kachin State, citing ongoing fighting and lack of peace, have called on their state government to cancel the traditional Manaw dance celebration.