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Jade Picker Killed in One of First Hpakant Landslides of 2020

Jade Picker Killed in One of First Hpakant Landslides of 2020

Local authorities confirmed that a 54-year-old man was killed while picking jade during a landslide in Hpakant this week. The incident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. at the Yadanar San Shwin mining block near Nam…

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KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

Five years after the brutal rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in northern Shan State, the chairperson of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) said that justice has been delayed because witnesses have been afraid…

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Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

More than 50 Kachin organizations have called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently visiting Burma, to permanently cancel the China-backed Myitsone Dam on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. President…

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Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

On the day of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Burma, the Burmese military launched an attack on an ethnic Kokang army base on the Burma-China border, killing one soldier, according to local…

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Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

To ensure that flood damage is minimized this year in Hpakant, Kachin State, locals have demanded that the government enforce existing regulations around the annual cleaning of sediment from the Uru stream. A government-sponsored cleaning…

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KSPP Not Buying Into NLD’s New Ethnic Affairs Committee

KSPP Not Buying Into NLD’s New Ethnic Affairs Committee

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has criticized the ruling National League for Democracy’s (NLD) hasty formation of an ethnic affairs committee—and its appointment of an ethnic Kachin chair—as a move to garner support in…

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Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

A jade market is being built in Hpakant town in Kachin State at a cost of 6 billion kyat (more than US$4 million), the state’s ministry of natural resources said. The ministry and the Association…

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Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

For one week in early February, the public hospital in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina will provide free medical treatment to patients who are living with physical disabilities, hospital officials said. The program will…

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KWAT: No Justice in Burma Army’s Crimes in Northern Shan State

KWAT: No Justice in Burma Army’s Crimes in Northern Shan State

The Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand (KWAT) has released a report demonstrating how justice has yet to be served in crimes committed by the Burma Army in northern Shan State. KWAT launched its human rights…

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Civil Society, Participates in Kachin State Day Event in Myitkyina

Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Civil Society, Participates in Kachin State Day Event in Myitkyina

During her visit to the Kachin State capital last week, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi participated in a controversial commemoration of Kachin State Day on January 10, after meeting with members of civil society…