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Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Kachin State Govt Says It Lacks Authority to Close Border

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Kachin State Govt Says It Lacks Authority to Close Border

The Kachin State government does not have the authority to shut down border gates with China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the state’s immigration minister has said. Minister Zaw Win told KNG that despite local…

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Returned IDPs Demand Landmines Be Removed From Nam San Yang

Returned IDPs Demand Landmines Be Removed From Nam San Yang

Villagers in Nam San Yang, who returned to the community from internally displaced persons (IDP) camps more than one year ago, have said that landmines remain a prominent threat in the area where they now…

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Banana Plantation Workers Demand Kachin State Govt Help Them Claim Unpaid Salaries

Banana Plantation Workers Demand Kachin State Govt Help Them Claim Unpaid Salaries

Laborers on tissue culture banana plantations in Waingmaw Township have asked the Kachin State government to resolve the case of their unpaid salaries as soon as possible. The employees of Sea Sun Star Co. Ltd…

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Resettled Kachin IDPs Request Aid As They ‘Start From Zero’ 

Resettled Kachin IDPs Request Aid As They ‘Start From Zero’ 

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have resettled to the village of Nam San Yang in Kachin State say that they are in need of basic assistance for another six months until they are able to…

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Kachin Political Party Speaks Out Against Myitsone Dam

Kachin Political Party Speaks Out Against Myitsone Dam

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has come out against the Myitsone hydropower dam, which, if completed, would be located on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. The statement came on International…

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KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

The Kachin National Congress (KNC) gathered in protest on Monday against an amendment of the election bylaw allowing guest domestic workers voting rights less than three months after arriving in Kachin State. KNC members and…

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KBC: ‘If IDPs Want to Return Home, We Are Ready to Help Them’

KBC: ‘If IDPs Want to Return Home, We Are Ready to Help Them’

The Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) is preparing to send 500 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to pre-selected villages in Kachin State, as part of a resettlement project supported by the Nippon Foundation. KNG spoke…

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Two Kachin IDPs Injured in Landmine Blast

Two Kachin IDPs Injured in Landmine Blast

Two Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) were injured after they stepped on a landmine while trying to reach their farmland in Kachin State’s Mogaung Township on March 5. The incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m.…

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Kachin State Govt Invites Locals to Apply For Small-Scale Jade Mining Permits

Kachin State Govt Invites Locals to Apply For Small-Scale Jade Mining Permits

The Kachin State government moved this week to allow locals to engage in small-scale mining in Hpakant Township for what they say is the first time. As of March 3, locals can register with the…

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Party Leaders Elected at KSPP Conference

Party Leaders Elected at KSPP Conference

In its first conference held from March 3-4, the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) elected its leading committee and drew up the party’s policies. It was decided that the party chair is Dr. Manam Tu…