Month: July 2019

News
Kachin Youth Brought to Court on Charges of Violating Peaceful Assembly Law

Kachin Youth Brought to Court on Charges of Violating Peaceful Assembly Law

 Police filed charges for their commemoration of the eighth year of war in Kachin State. Two youth appeared in court in Myitkyina on Thursday after being charged with violating the Peaceful Assembly Law’s Article 19…

Opinions
The current unilateral ceasefire does not cover Rakhine State.

The current unilateral ceasefire does not cover Rakhine State.

Officials in the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and Kachin politicians have said that the Burma Army should declare a unilateral ceasefire nationwide rather than in only five command regions, in the interest of moving the…

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Tanai Amber Mines to be Re-Opened to Locals

Tanai Amber Mines to be Re-Opened to Locals

Investors can apply for permission to mine, with priority given to locals, Kachin State’s natural resources and environment minister says. The Kachin State government announced this week that it had presidential permission to re-open nearly…

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Relocated IDPs Call for Better Conditions in Unofficial Camp

Relocated IDPs Call for Better Conditions in Unofficial Camp

Residents of the unregistered Pangmati IDP camp in Myitkyina say they want same level of support as other camps. Residents of an unofficial camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina…

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Chinese Nationals Deported for Violating Immigration, Forestry Laws

Chinese Nationals Deported for Violating Immigration, Forestry Laws

Five of eight people sent back to China had been found to be working on a tissue culture banana plantation on protected forest land. Eight Chinese nationals were deported from Kachin State last week after…