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KNO Warns Yuzana to Leave Kachin State

KNO Warns Yuzana to Leave Kachin State

The Kachin National Organization (KNO) has demanded that the Yuzana Co. Ltd. unconditionally return land that it confiscated from locals and to leave the Hukawng Valley in Kachin State. The warning came in an open…

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Govt, KHCC Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss IDP Return

Govt, KHCC Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss IDP Return

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) submitted the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) strategic plan for Kachin internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) return home to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Naypyidaw last week.…

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Kachin Historians Demand Corrections be Issued to Government Textbooks

Kachin Historians Demand Corrections be Issued to Government Textbooks

The Kachin National Association of Tradition and Culture (Myanmar) has issued demands to the President and State Counsellor to correct information about the Kachin people in the government schools’ Grade 7 geography textbooks. The association…

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Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

The election commission is unable to collect a list of names for eligible voters from about 200 villages in Kachin State. “We have to collect a population list before we make an eligible voter list,”…

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Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

The government sent new guidelines to private schools with dormitories in Kachin State to ensure social distancing is followed when classes resume. Khin Than New, director of the educational department for Kachin State, told KNG…

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“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

Kachin civil society organizations (CSOs) questioned the conditions leading to the senseless deaths of jade miners during last week’s tragic incident at the Hpakant jade mines in Burma’s Kachin State. CSOs created a Facebook group…

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Kachin State’s Second COVID-19 Case Tests Negative

Kachin State’s Second COVID-19 Case Tests Negative

Kachin State’s second COVID-19 case has been released from hospital care after appearing to recover from the novel coronavirus. Case 249 will need to be quarantined another two weeks before it’s certain the patient is…

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162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

At least 162 miners at the Hpakant jade mine in Burma’s Kachin State died after the side of a hill collapsed into a pit, creating a giant wave of water that swept them away. “When…

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Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) fought in Kachin State on Monday after Kachin forces said that the Tatmadaw entered their territory. The battle lasted around 30 minutes and occurred at La…

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Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Over 200 internally displaced Kachin families living in the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, want the government to provide all the households in their village with electricity. Residents of Ngwi Pyaw San…