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Kachin Villagers Demonstrate Against Buddhist Monastery Planned on School Property

Kachin Villagers Demonstrate Against Buddhist Monastery Planned on School Property

Residents of Loi Len Yang village, located in Kachin State, demonstrated against the construction of a Buddhist monastery on the grounds of a school. More than 30 took part in the protest on the morning

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Kachin State Voter List Increases by More Than 10,000

Kachin State Voter List Increases by More Than 10,000

After the Kachin State Election Commission published its second draft of the state’s voter list, the number of eligible voters had increased by 10,000. According to the commission, there were more than 1,080,000 eligible voters

Election
Naga National Party Aims to Win Representation in Kachin State

Naga National Party Aims to Win Representation in Kachin State

The Naga National Party (NNP) has laid out its platform to win parliamentary representation in 15 constituencies, including in Kachin State, in Burma’s general election scheduled for November 8. Shu Maung, chair of the NNP,

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Villagers Want Myitsone Dam Permanently Stopped

Villagers Want Myitsone Dam Permanently Stopped

Villagers displaced by the Myitsone Dam, suspended since 2011, want it permanently stopped so they can live on their land again. On September 30, the ninth anniversary of when the project was halted, over 50

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More than 1,000 Burma Army Soldiers, Police Apply to Vote in Mohnyin District

More than 1,000 Burma Army Soldiers, Police Apply to Vote in Mohnyin District

Nearly 1,300 Burmese soldiers and police officers have applied to vote in Mohnyin District in the country’s general election in November, the district election commission said. The announcement came after the first draft of the

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Citing Rising COVID-19 Rates in Burma, KIO Halts Travel Into Its Territory

Citing Rising COVID-19 Rates in Burma, KIO Halts Travel Into Its Territory

The Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) COVID-19 response committee has ordered a stop to all entry into its territory as of October 1, due to rising rates of infection in Burmese administrated areas.  Secretary of the

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Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Hostilities between armed forces is disrupting campaigning for election candidates in Burma's northernmost Kachin State. Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) are in a standoff after the former demanded the latter to remove two

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Multiple Tatmadaw Soldiers Slain During Ambush in Muse District

Multiple Tatmadaw Soldiers Slain During Ambush in Muse District

At least 6 Tatmadaw soldiers were slain and 5 wounded while battling with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Muse District this Monday (September 28), according to an anonymous KIA source. A KIA Brigade-6 officer

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Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

The Election Commission (EC) for Puta-O District, located in northern Kachin State, announced that four polling stations will be designated for the country's armed forces during the upcoming general election, three of which will also

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Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

The government is preventing the Kachin Backpack Health Worker Team (KBHWT) from providing essential medical services to remote areas of Burma's most northeastern state since the end of August, after the country experienced a steep