Category: Interview

Interview
KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KNG interviewed Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) Vice-Chair Duwa Gumgrawng Awng Hkam about how his party is getting ready for the 2020 general election. In particular, the party’s candidate selection process for the townships in…

Interview
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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Kachin IDPs Face Food Insecurity During COVID-19 Lockdown

Kachin IDPs Face Food Insecurity During COVID-19 Lockdown

All the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Kachin State have been under lockdown since the end of March after the government confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Burma. KNG spoke with Sumlut Lu San,…

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KBC: ‘If IDPs Want to Return Home, We Are Ready to Help Them’

KBC: ‘If IDPs Want to Return Home, We Are Ready to Help Them’

The Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) is preparing to send 500 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to pre-selected villages in Kachin State, as part of a resettlement project supported by the Nippon Foundation. KNG spoke…

Interview
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…