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Kachin IDPs Ready to Start Over

Kachin IDPs Ready to Start Over

Kachin villagers displaced by the conflict between Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) have decided it’s time to leave the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp, where they have lived for several years, and resettle…

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KBC Committee Resumes Investigation into Murders of Teachers

KBC Committee Resumes Investigation into Murders of Teachers

Family and friends are still waiting for justice for the brutal murder and rape of two Kachin volunteer teachers six years ago.

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Union Govt Resumes Plans for Uranium Extraction in Hpakant

Union Govt Resumes Plans for Uranium Extraction in Hpakant

Kachin villagers told KNG they opposed the Union government’s request to Kachin State government to mine uranium in Hpakant Township.

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Govt and Kachin CSOs Offer Different Support for Returning IDPs

Govt and Kachin CSOs Offer Different Support for Returning IDPs

No straight road lies ahead for hundreds of thousands of displaced Kachin who want to return home after being uprooted by conflict between armed groups nearly a decade ago. While the government is committed to…

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Tang Hpre Villagers Demand Thousands of Acres of National Park Land be Reclassified as Community Forest

Tang Hpre Villagers Demand Thousands of Acres of National Park Land be Reclassified as Community Forest

Locals in Aung Myint Tha village in Myitkyina District have applied for access to more than 4,000 acres of land in what is now the N’khai Bum National Park to be used as a community…

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Authorities Will Take Action Against Trucks With Loads Exceeding Regulations

Authorities Will Take Action Against Trucks With Loads Exceeding Regulations

An awareness campaign to educate truck drivers not to carry loads exceeding heights of 13 feet has been launched by the Kachin State government.

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Youths Demand Connectivity in Northern Burma

Youths Demand Connectivity in Northern Burma

Youth want internet connectivity in their township in northern Burma and access to more phone providers than MPT.

Interview
KBC Chairman Discusses Returning IDPs With Burma Army Chief

KBC Chairman Discusses Returning IDPs With Burma Army Chief

Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) Rev Dr Hkalam Samson and six other KBC representatives met with Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, in Kachin State’s capital, Myitkyina, where they discussed returning displaced…

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KSPP Chair and MP Elect: Federalism Must Come First

KSPP Chair and MP Elect: Federalism Must Come First

Dr. Manam Tu Ja, chairperson of the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), was one of four KSPP candidates to win a parliamentary seat in Kachin State in Burma’s general election on November 8.

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KSPP Brings Charges Against Three Individuals for Violating Election Law

KSPP Brings Charges Against Three Individuals for Violating Election Law

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has brought a legal case against three people who they say circulated false information about the party during their election campaign in Kachin State.