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District Court Rejects Villagers’ Lawsuit Against Myitsone Dam Shareholders

District Court Rejects Villagers’ Lawsuit Against Myitsone Dam Shareholders

A Myitkyina district court rejected a lawsuit by villagers against the two main companies involved in the controversial Myitsone dam. Aung Myin, a lawyer representing Mali Yang and Chying Hkrang villages, filed the lawsuit at…

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Burma Army Launches Attack on KIO Administration Office

Burma Army Launches Attack on KIO Administration Office

The Burma Army opened fire with heavy weapons directed toward the hilltop site of the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) general administration office in Laiza, Kachin State at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, KIO officials said. “The…

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KIO To Commemorate Work of Its Civil Administration

KIO To Commemorate Work of Its Civil Administration

A Thanksgiving event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) Department of General Administration (DGA) is scheduled for November 14-15 in Laiza, Kachin State. It is the biggest celebration organized by…

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KIO Commemoration Called Off Due to Burma Army Attack

KIO Commemoration Called Off Due to Burma Army Attack

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) could not hold an event to commemorate the 59th anniversary of its founding due to a Burma Army attack on the northern Shan State village where the proceedings were to…

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Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Kachin people displaced by war have expressed concern about how a potential ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Burma Army could affect their security. The KIO is among the majority of armed…

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Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting between the Burma Army and forces belonging to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) resumed on Monday in Kachin State’s Mohnyin Township following the expiry of the military’s nine-month unilateral ceasefire declaration. According to local…

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Authorities Raid Kachin Bible School in Myitkyina

Authorities Raid Kachin Bible School in Myitkyina

Military and government authorities raided a Kachin Christian Bible school in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina in the early hours of September 26, leading to charges against members of the school. More than 20…

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Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), a newly formed opposition party has raised concerns about government policies that encourage the migration of workers from other parts of the country to Myanmar’s most northern state. The…

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Myanmar Ethnic Media Conference in Myitkyina Declared a Success

Myanmar Ethnic Media Conference in Myitkyina Declared a Success

A three-day-long ethnic media conference was successfully held in Myitkyina the Kachin State Capital last week bringing together reporters from across Myanmar.  According to organizers over 300 journalists joined the conference.  The conference which ran…

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Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin peace activist Seng Nu Pan was released from Myitkyina prison on the morning of September 16th after finishing her 15-day prison term. She was jailed for her role in organizing a ‘street performance’ to…