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KIO Reopens Mai Ja Yang-Loije Road

KIO Reopens Mai Ja Yang-Loije Road

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has officially reopened the Mai Ja Yang-Loije road, according to people living in the area. The road, which was closed for eight years due to clashes between government forces and…

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Village Headman Accused of Punching Woman over Land Dispute

Village Headman Accused of Punching Woman over Land Dispute

The village administrator has denied the charge and threatened to sue the woman for defamation. A woman has accused a village administrator in Kachin State’s Mohnyin Township of punching her during an argument over a…

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Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

The visit is part of an agreement that will also see the government provide assistance to the IDPs on a monthly basis. A delegation of Burmese government officials is expected to travel to Kachin State…

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18 Feared Dead in Hpakant Landslide

18 Feared Dead in Hpakant Landslide

At least 18 people are feared dead in the latest landslide to hit the jade-mining region of Hpakant, including company employees and police. The landslide occurred at an old jade-mining block near the village of…

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Kachin Woman’s Murder Shocks Remote Shan State Village

Kachin Woman’s Murder Shocks Remote Shan State Village

Calls for justice are growing in the case of a Kachin woman who was brutally murdered in her home last week after Burmese soldiers entered her village in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township. The victim,…

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KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

There is double the amount of opium poppy cultivation in Kachin State as was previously documented by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has stated. The KIO’s Drug…

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Govt Proposes Resettlement for Hpakant’s Domestic Migrant Workers

Govt Proposes Resettlement for Hpakant’s Domestic Migrant Workers

Representatives of the Kachin State government and the Union’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Ministry discussed a possible resettlement program for domestic migrant workers in the Hpakant area in a meeting in Myitkyina on Monday.…

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Two Presumed Dead in Hpakant Landslide

Two Presumed Dead in Hpakant Landslide

Two men have gone missing in a landslide in Mawmau Kawng village in Hpakant Township on Friday, according to local sources. The landslide occurred at around 4:00 p.m.—another two people were reportedly injured. “The landslide…

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Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

A workshop in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina on Friday explored gender equality and a 30 percent participation quota for women across all sectors. The Kachin State social welfare and relief department organized the…

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Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

A man is receiving treatment for a non-lethal injury after an apparent shooting by police in the jade-mining town of Hpakant on Thursday. The incident occurred near the village of Ywar Thit in the Lon…