Month: August 2019

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International Indigenous People’s Day Celebrated in Hpakant

International Indigenous People’s Day Celebrated in Hpakant

The event was held to remind migrants of the existence of indigenous people in the jade-mining region. The Kachin Indigenous People’s Protection Committee (Mungnawk Hkawng Uru Rudi Ruhpang Ga in the Kachin language Jinghpaw) celebrated…

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Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

The church-sponsored schools have been closed as a precaution against the further spread of seasonal flu among students. The Kachin Baptist Church (KBC) has decided to temporarily close its Myu Sha Jawng national school in…

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TNLA Attacks Burma Army Camp in KIA Territory

TNLA Attacks Burma Army Camp in KIA Territory

According to KIA officials, the attack took place in a military-movement area of the KIA’s Battalion 2 under Brigade 10. The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), an ally of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), attacked…

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Kachin Villagers in Thailand to Plant Trees on Queen’s Birthday

Kachin Villagers in Thailand to Plant Trees on Queen’s Birthday

Queen Sirikit visited the Kachin village of Ban Mai Samakee in northern Thailand on March 1, 1992. Kachin people living in northern Thailand will mark the Thai queen’s birthday on August 12 by planting trees…

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Prayer Service Held for KIO Leader

Prayer Service Held for KIO Leader

The service in honor of KIO Chairman Gen. Nban La marks more than half a century of service to the Kachin cause and other important anniversaries. A special prayer service was held in Laiza, the…

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Locals Irked over Nighttime Closure of Myitkyina-Waingmaw Bridge

Locals Irked over Nighttime Closure of Myitkyina-Waingmaw Bridge

Residents of Waingmaw want to know why they can’t cross the bridge to the Kachin State capital at night. The lower house MP for Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township said his constituents want to know why…

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Kachin Farmer Reported Missing in Hpakant

Kachin Farmer Reported Missing in Hpakant

The family of the missing man has requested help in locating him. Hpungjung La Seng, a farmer from the village of Maw-one in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township, has been missing since July 31, according to…

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Kachin Rights Groups Call for Protection of Women in Conflict Zones

Kachin Rights Groups Call for Protection of Women in Conflict Zones

The rights activists also demanded transparency in the investigation of a murder that shocked many last month. Kachin human rights groups have held a press conference in Yangon to call attention to the security risks…

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Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Top officials from the TNLA were also present at the meeting, according to sources. Chinese border trade and security officials from Yunnan Province met with Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) officials in Laiza, the headquarters of…