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Tatmadaw Surrounds Northern Alliance During Offensive

Tatmadaw Surrounds Northern Alliance During Offensive

The Tatmadaw launched an offensive on several ethnic armed organizations in the Northern Alliance in northern Shan State despite that both the Army and the alliance declared their own unilateral ceasefires. Burma Army’s LID-88 and…

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Kachin Youth Express Dissatisfaction Over Long Awaited Meeting With State Govt

Kachin Youth Express Dissatisfaction Over Long Awaited Meeting With State Govt

The Kachin State government held a meeting with Kachin youth in Myitkyina last week on the order of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC), but the youth in attendance say that they are not…

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Plans To Send IDPs Home Delayed

Plans To Send IDPs Home Delayed

KNG spoke with Pastor Hpauyam Hka Li, the head of Kachin Baptist Convention’s (KBC) development department, about the obstacles his organisation faces returning the internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their villages. KBC said it would…

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Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

A parliamentarian called on the Tatmadaw to reopen gold and amber mines closed since 2018 when the Burma Army launched a series of offensives driving out the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) from the lucrative region…

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Trial Starts For Preacher Charged For Using Walkie-Talkie

Trial Starts For Preacher Charged For Using Walkie-Talkie

The trial of a Baptist preacher charged for using a walkie-talkie last year at a youth rehabilitation school in northern Burma started this Wednesday. Lahkye Seng Awng told KNG there was little he could say…

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Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Residents of northern Kachin State are concerned they will lose their ancestral land after the government gave a Singapore-based mining company the green light to start a feasibility study in one of the most remote…

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Relocated IDPs in Namti in Need of Food

Relocated IDPs in Namti in Need of Food

Internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Kachin State town of Namti relocated to a village outside of the town as part of a COVID-19 prevention plan, but say that their basic needs are not being…

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Chipwi Township IDPs Leave Resettlement Site, Return to Camp

Chipwi Township IDPs Leave Resettlement Site, Return to Camp

Internally displaced Kachin people (IDPs) have moved back to their camp in Chipwi Township after suffering from water shortages and difficulties in accessing education for their children at their resettlement site.  Burma’s Red Cross Association…

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Tatmadaw Discusses COVID-19 Prevention With KIO

Tatmadaw Discusses COVID-19 Prevention With KIO

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) held a meeting about COVID-19 prevention in KIO territory on May 20 in which government forces gave protective equipment to the KIO. The KIO’s information department…

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Kachin IDPs Running Out Of Food

Kachin IDPs Running Out Of Food

Displaced Kachin who fled fighting in northeastern Burma are running out of food after no-one came to their camp to help them during the pandemic. Since the government imposed a lockdown across the country at…