Shan State


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Shan State

(ʃɑːn; ʃæn)
n
(Placename) an administrative division of E Myanmar: formed in 1947 from the joining of the Federation of Shan States with the Wa States; consists of the Shan plateau crossed by forested mountain ranges reaching over 2100 m (7000 ft). Pop: 4 416 000 (1994 est). Area: 149 743 sq km (57 816 sq miles)
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The incident took place in Lashio, the capital of Burma's northeastern Shan state, after claims spread that a Muslim man had doused a Buddhist woman with fuel and set her on fire at a petrol station, the BBC reports.
The flight was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members from Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, to Heho airport in Shan State, which is the gateway to a popular tourist destination, Inle Lake, Air Bagan said in a statement.
Today the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) is the only remaining resistance group of the Shan ethnic insurgencies and the largest remaining ethnic opposition army in Burma.
The significant downward trend in poppy cultivation observed in Burma since 1998 halted in 2007, with increased cultivation reported in Eastern, Northern and Southern Shan State and Kachin State.
Kantathi said Thailand hopes Myanmar will agree to lower the high fees it charges for the Thai private sector to transport goods to the Chinese border through northern Myanmar's Shan State.
Recently, they were discovered by an international news agency photographer who made a rare tourist trip into Myanmar's usually closed and remote eastern Shan state.
Both sides have clashed in southern Shan State several times over the past two years.
Rebels fear the national army is planning a major assault following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Kokang region of Shan state on Tuesday.
They were attacked during the night of 19 January and early hours of 20 January by Burma Army soldiers in Kawng Hka Shabuk village, Muse District, northern Shan State, gang-raped and murdered.
According to Yonhap News Agency, Kim said he has learned that 64 North Koreans are being used for slave labor in a rebel-controlled district of Myanmar, located about 80 kilometers northeast of the border town of Tachilek in southern Shan State.
The Fokker-100 was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members from Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, to Heho airport in Shan State, which is the gateway to a popular tourist destination, Inle Lake, the airliner said in a statement.
In the latest development, the KIA blew up four towers of a 230- KV Shweli-Mansan national power grid in Namkham, Shan state in upper Myanmar last weekend.