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By The Dispatch On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Myanmar military drops charges against Pastor Hkalam Samson

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 9, a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer dropped a lawsuit against Kachin pastor Hkalam Samson. The lawsuit surrounded comments that Rev. Samson More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Kachin Baptist leader Hkalam Samson seeks justice during Myanmar military lawsuit

The leader of the Kachin Baptist Convention, Rev. Hkalam Samson, was sued by a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer on August 26 over comments he made regarding Christian persecution in Myanmar when he met with US More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Saw Soe Ku shares the struggles of Christians in Myanmar, the Karen State, living in refugee camps

Ei Tu Hta is an Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp located on the border of Myanmar and Thailand, consisting of 2,400 Karen State IDPs. Most of these residents are Christian, living in a predominately Buddhist More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Myanmar military sues Rev Hkalam Samson for his sanctions remarks to President Trump

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on August 26, a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer filed a lawsuit against an ethnic Kachin pastor for the comments he made during a meeting with President More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Imprisoned Pastor John Cao Moved to Kunmings Prison

(International Christian Concern) –On August 19, the mother of imprisoned pastor John Cao confirmed that her son has moved from Menglian detention center to a prison in Yunnan province’s capital city, Kunming. His More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Baptist Leaders Urge Protection over Kachin Pastors who Testified at Ministerial

(International Christian Concern) –The two ethnic Kachin pastors who testified at last month’s State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, might face arrest upon their return. For this, leaders More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Myanmar Christian Villagers Released After Six Months of Captivity

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on August 1, the Arakan Army (AA) released dozens of villagers from western Myanmar’s Chin State. These villagers were More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Myanmar’s highest Buddhist body censors monks, declares group illegal

The government-appointed council, Myanmar’s highest Buddhist body declared a hardline monk organization an illegal association and ordered the nationwide removal of all its signage, three weeks after their leader, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Chinese Court Upholds Pastor John Caos Prison Sentence

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 25, a court in China’s Yunnan province announced its decision to uphold Pastor John Cao’s seven-year prison More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Myanmar Issues Arrest Warrant for Ultranationalist Monk known as Buddhist Bin Laden

(International Christian Concern) –On July 9, the western district court in Yangon ordered that an arrest warrant for ultranationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu be posted at his monastery in the northern city of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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TIME selects ‘persecuted’ journalists as Person of the Year

Time named a group of journalists it called “the guardians” from “the war on truth” as its Person of the Year. All of those named “have paid a terrible price to seize the challenge of this moment,” Time More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Myanmar: Displaced Christians hoping to find a new place to settle

(International Christian Concern) –Myanmar’s military and other armed ethic groups are not showing signs of peace giving Christians living in internally displaced people (IDP) camps no option but to move on More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Myanmar’s United Wa State Army releases 100 Christians, must pray at home, no more church services

(International Christian Concern) –On October 5, a month after the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the ethnic armed group comprising the military wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP) started detaining Christian More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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China pressures and Myanmar’s military and civilian authorities are blocking humanitarian aid to Kachin

(International Christian Concern) – With pressure from Beijing, Myanmar’s military and civilian authorities are blocking humanitarian aid from reaching thousands of displaced ethic Kachin in the conflict-torn More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 24th, 2018
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Myanmar: At least six dead in landslide in Phakant Township

Six people in Phakant Township were killed Friday in landslides after heavy rains inundated the ground and caused a creek to overflow its banks. Map/CIA world factbook via wikimedia The landslides occurred near More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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North Carolina pastor, John Cao, sentenced to seven years in prison for missionary work

ChinaAid reports that North Carolina pastor, John Cao, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after a China’s southern Yunnan province court ruled that he was guilty of “organizing illegal border More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Burma fighting with rebels leads to brutal rape, murder of two teachers

More than 2,000 villagers in Kachin State, northern Myanmar, on the border with China, have fled their homes because of renewed fighting between the Burmese army and the rebels of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Eleven South-East Asia countries certified polio-free: WHO

Eighty percent of the world’s population is now certified as being polio-free with the recent announcement from the World Health Organization certifying the South-East Asia Region Friday. Image/Chris Zahniser, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 16th, 2012
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Coca-Cola to start business in Myanmar. Can you name the two countries where Coke doesn’t have a presence?

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola announced Thursday that it is developing plans to begin business locally in Myanmar as soon as the U.S. government issues a general license allowing American companies to make investments, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 10th, 2012
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Curfew imposed as Myanmar in state of emergency following riots

Myanmar President Thein Sein has announced a state of emergency in Myanmar after deadly riots between Muslims and Buddhists resulted in several deaths. FOX News reports the details of Sein’s announcement: He More...


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