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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.

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COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 preventative materials from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reached the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) last week after the international health organization was forced to distribute the aid indirectly Instead the Kachin

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More Than One Year After IDPs Return to Nam San Yang, Burma Army Removes Landmines From Their Farmland

More Than One Year After IDPs Return to Nam San Yang, Burma Army Removes Landmines From Their Farmland

The Burma Army removed landmines from nearly 100 acres of paddy farms owned by 98 families in Nam San Yang village in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township last week. The 500 people living in Nam San

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KIO Will Attend Union Peace Conference If Invited

KIO Will Attend Union Peace Conference If Invited

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has not been invited to the 4th Union Peace Conference (UPC), a time when most of Burma’s ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) will meet with the government and Burma Army to

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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