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Govt Will Build Polling Stations in IDP camps

Govt Will Build Polling Stations in IDP camps

To assist villagers displaced from conflict in Kachin State to vote during the upcoming elections, the government is planning to build some polling stations inside internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps. Tun Aung Khine, head of…

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KIO Lifts Mandatory Quarantine

KIO Lifts Mandatory Quarantine

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) got rid of a mandatory quarantine in Burma’s Kachin State. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers were required to stay at one of the ethnic armed organizations (EAO)…

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Kachin State Electoral Candidate Cites ‘Unfair Law’ as Reason for His Disqualification

Kachin State Electoral Candidate Cites ‘Unfair Law’ as Reason for His Disqualification

A candidate who had planned to run for the position of Bamar ethnic affairs minister in Kachin State was disqualified from the November election by the state’s election commission because of time he previously spent…

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Govt’s Kachin IDP Resettlement Program to Tentatively Start in September

Govt’s Kachin IDP Resettlement Program to Tentatively Start in September

A resettlement program for Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) is likely to start in September, according to representatives of the Kachin State government. The Chinese government gave the program 4 million yuan (more than US$577,000)…

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KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

The Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) won’t allow polling to occur in its areas during the national election. The ethnic armed organization (EAO) said it doesn’t recognize the 2008 Constitution. Col Nhpang Naw Bu, in charge…

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China Gives Burmese Govt More Than $500,000 for Kachin IDP Resettlement

China Gives Burmese Govt More Than $500,000 for Kachin IDP Resettlement

China’s ambassador to Burma gave the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement 4 million yuan (US$574,209) last week to be used toward the resettlement of Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs). The transfer from Ambassador…

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Villagers Re-Open Myitkyina Recreational Area After COVID-19 Closure

Villagers Re-Open Myitkyina Recreational Area After COVID-19 Closure

Villagers dependent on income from the Aung Myint Tha recreational area in Myitkyina, Kachin State, re-opened the site in recent weeks after a three-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Locals in the nearby village,…

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Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

A group assisting the physically challenged in Kachin State called for provisions to help them cast ballots for the 2020 general election when polling stations open on November 8. U G. Zung Sau, chair of…

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Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Not many citizens of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, checked whether their names were included on voters’ lists. Despite this, the deadline has nearly passed. Naw Sang, head of Dukahtawng ward, said only about…

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Ethnic Political Parties’ Youth Reps Meet in Myitkyina to Strategize for Election Victory

Ethnic Political Parties’ Youth Reps Meet in Myitkyina to Strategize for Election Victory

Youth representatives from five allied ethnic political parties around Burma met in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina to draw up a strategy for winning as many seats as possible in the coming general election.…