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Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

The government of Kachin State announced it won’t sign a second MoU for the Nam Jim economic zone with a Chinese company during a press conference. Instead, Wai Lin, Kachin State finance minister says plans…

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Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents of two students who were detained by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) following a brawl near a karaoke establishment in Burma’s Kachin State recently learned of their deaths while in custody. Kyi Kyi Khin,…

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Floods Inundate Village In Kachin State

Floods Inundate Village In Kachin State

Hundreds of homes were inundated after flooding overtook a village in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley earlier this week. Heavy rainfall caused the water levels of rivers surrounding Shahtuzup village, off Lido road, to overflow flooding…

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KBC Leader Returns From Laiza Without Incidence

KBC Leader Returns From Laiza Without Incidence

A Kachin leader, who was initially blocked by the Burma Army after returning from Laiza was allowed to pass through the checkpoint after clearing the matter with the government and army leaders. Rev Dr. Hkalam…

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Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

After living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp for almost a decade, Kachin villagers, who were displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army, returned to their village to clean their…

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Fortuna Metals Company Withdraws Mining Exploration Plans for Hkawnglanghpu

Fortuna Metals Company Withdraws Mining Exploration Plans for Hkawnglanghpu

The Fortuna Metals Company has informed the Kachin State government that it will not pursue mining exploration in Hkawnglanghpu Township in Putao District at this time, the state’s chief minister said.    Kachin State chief…

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Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

The lawyer for Myitkyina Journal reporters asked the court to exclude a witness during the trial against Tha Khin Sit Mining and Import and Export Company currently underway at Waingmaw Township Court in Burma’s Kachin…

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KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

A Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer and several soldiers stand accused of assaulting civilians and then detaining some of them after attending a karaoke establishment in Mohnyin District, located in Burma’s Kachin State. Win Naing…

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Mining Companies, Govt to Blame for Hpakant Landslide Deaths, Kachin CSOs Say

Mining Companies, Govt to Blame for Hpakant Landslide Deaths, Kachin CSOs Say

Jade mining companies and government departments should be charged in the deaths of more than 170 jade pickers in a landslide in Gwi Hka mine in Hpakant Township in early July, representatives of Kachin civil…

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KNO Warns Yuzana to Leave Kachin State

KNO Warns Yuzana to Leave Kachin State

The Kachin National Organization (KNO) has demanded that the Yuzana Co. Ltd. unconditionally return land that it confiscated from locals and to leave the Hukawng Valley in Kachin State. The warning came in an open…