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Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Nearly 200 people in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township took part in a tree-planting event at the Nam Wa protected forest on Wednesday to mark the start of the rainy season. Local people from the Wuyang…

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UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

Members of the Union Peace and Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) have stated that they remain concerned about the delay of the fourth session of the Union Peace Conference and the current deadlock in Burma’s peace…

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EU Ambassador: Kachin IDPs Should Only Return Home With Security Guarantee

EU Ambassador: Kachin IDPs Should Only Return Home With Security Guarantee

Internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kachin State should return to their homes when they receive guarantees that their basic needs will be met, the European Union’s (EU) ambassador to Burma Kristian Schmidt said in Myitkyina…

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Police Officer Who Charged IDP Protesters Appears in Court

Police Officer Who Charged IDP Protesters Appears in Court

The police officer who charged two Kachin youths with violating Section 19 of Burma’s Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act appeared in the Myitkyina Township Court on Wednesday for a hearing into the case. Police…

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Hukawng Valley Villagers Demand Their Own Graveyard

Hukawng Valley Villagers Demand Their Own Graveyard

Residents of San Pya, a village on the Ledo Road in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, are calling on the authorities to provide them with a cemetery of their own. The village, which was established in…

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New Ethnic Alliance Aims to Present ‘Common Voice’ for Rights in Burma

New Ethnic Alliance Aims to Present ‘Common Voice’ for Rights in Burma

Representatives from six ethnic nationalities formed the Nationalities Alliance (Burma) in Washington, D.C. in the United States on June 15. They included members of the Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Rakhine and Shan communities who seek…

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Govt Deports 11 Chinese Nationals From Kachin State

Govt Deports 11 Chinese Nationals From Kachin State

The Kachin State Immigration Department reported deporting 11 Chinese nationals on Thursday after detaining them in Waingmaw Township for allegedly living in Burma without the required documentation. Ten of the people were put into detention…

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IDPs, Villagers Call for Militia Camp to Relocate

IDPs, Villagers Call for Militia Camp to Relocate

Villagers and internally displaced people (IDPs) are calling for the relocation of a new militia camp on the Ledo Road, which connects Kachin State to China. The camp—built in May—is located around 100 feet from…

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PCG Spokesperson: Without Bilateral Ceasefire, Clashes Between Northern Alliance, Tatmadaw Likely to Resume

PCG Spokesperson: Without Bilateral Ceasefire, Clashes Between Northern Alliance, Tatmadaw Likely to Resume

As the Burma Army’s extended unilateral ceasefire is set to expire on June 30, questions remain as to what lies ahead concerning peace and conflict in Burma’s north and east. Talks were supposed to have…

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IDP Returnees in Northern Shan State Still Waiting for Homes

IDP Returnees in Northern Shan State Still Waiting for Homes

Kachin villagers who have been sheltering at a church in the northern Shan State border town of Muse for the past five years have returned to their home village only to find that they have…