Month: June 2019

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KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

According to the KIO, most of Kachin State’s poppy plantations are located in areas under the control of military-backed PMFs or the BGF. There is double the amount of opium poppy cultivation in Kachin State…

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KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

There is double the amount of opium poppy cultivation in Kachin State as was previously documented by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has stated. The KIO’s Drug…

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Govt Proposes Resettlement for Hpakant’s Domestic Migrant Workers

Govt Proposes Resettlement for Hpakant’s Domestic Migrant Workers

Representatives of the Kachin State government and the Union’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Ministry discussed a possible resettlement program for domestic migrant workers in the Hpakant area in a meeting in Myitkyina on Monday.…

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Two men have gone missing, and their bodies not yet found.

Two men have gone missing, and their bodies not yet found.

Two men have gone missing in a landslide in Mawmau Kawng village in Hpakant Township on Friday, according to local sources. The landslide occurred at around 4:00 p.m.—another two people were reportedly injured. “The landslide…

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Two Presumed Dead in Hpakant Landslide

Two Presumed Dead in Hpakant Landslide

Two men have gone missing in a landslide in Mawmau Kawng village in Hpakant Township on Friday, according to local sources. The landslide occurred at around 4:00 p.m.—another two people were reportedly injured. “The landslide…

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Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

A workshop in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina on Friday explored gender equality and a 30 percent participation quota for women across all sectors. The Kachin State social welfare and relief department organized the…

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Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

The man suffered a non-lethal injury as police attempted to stop several dozen people from walking off with a large piece of jade. A man is receiving treatment for a non-lethal injury after an apparent…

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Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

A man is receiving treatment for a non-lethal injury after an apparent shooting by police in the jade-mining town of Hpakant on Thursday. The incident occurred near the village of Ywar Thit in the Lon…

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Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Nearly 200 people in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township took part in a tree-planting event at the Nam Wa protected forest on Wednesday to mark the start of the rainy season. Local people from the Wuyang…

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UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

Members of the Union Peace and Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) have stated that they remain concerned about the delay of the fourth session of the Union Peace Conference and the current deadlock in Burma’s peace…