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Ethnic Parties Tell NLD to Put Promises of Federal DemocracyInto Practice

Ethnic Parties Tell NLD to Put Promises of Federal DemocracyInto Practice

Ethnic political parties have described a recent National League for Democracy (NLD) statement about building a future federal democratic Union as “just words” that need to be put into practice. The NLD released the statement…

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KSPP Refuses to Sign Off on Voting Results in Three Townships

KSPP Refuses to Sign Off on Voting Results in Three Townships

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) is opting not to sign off on voting reports—known as Form 19—in three constituencies in Kachin State, describing the November 8 general election as “unfair.” Naw Hkung, the KSPP’s…

Interview
KSPP Parliamentarian Discusses ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Election Victory, Peace Process

KSPP Parliamentarian Discusses ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Election Victory, Peace Process

Duwa N’shang San Awng of the Kachin Peace-talk Creation Group (PCG) was elected as a Kachin State parliamentarian for Sumprabum Township’s Constituency 2 in Burma’s general election on November 8. He belongs to the Kachin…

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Ten Women Elected as Legislators in Kachin State

Ten Women Elected as Legislators in Kachin State

Out of a total of 55 women who ran for legislative positions in Burma’s general election in Kachin State, 10 won races to represent their constituencies in three parliaments. In the next government, two women…

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Hpakant CSOs Complain About Alleged Election Fraud

Hpakant CSOs Complain About Alleged Election Fraud

Civil society organizations (CSOs) complained to Khet Aung, Kachin State Chief Minister, in a letter after the Hpakant Municipal allegedly elected a nominee as chairperson with less votes than another nominee. Eight people were nominated…

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Eligible Voting Population in Hpakant Doubles Since 2015 Election

Eligible Voting Population in Hpakant Doubles Since 2015 Election

The number of eligible voters in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township has increased since the 2015 election, the local electoral commission has said, ahead of Burma’s next general election scheduled for November 8. There were 89,488…

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Youth Launch Voter Education Campaign in Myitkyina

Youth Launch Voter Education Campaign in Myitkyina

Youth organizations have used bicycles to start a voter education campaign in Kachin State’s Myitkyina Township, urging people to check their names on the final draft of the eligible voter list. Around 30 young people…

Election
KSPP Won’t Air Policy Speech on MRTV

KSPP Won’t Air Policy Speech on MRTV

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) won’t broadcast their party’s policy speech on Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) after being asked to censor it by the Union Election Commission (UEC).  Salang Naw Hkung, in charge…

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Kachin Villagers Demonstrate Against Buddhist Monastery Planned on School Property

Kachin Villagers Demonstrate Against Buddhist Monastery Planned on School Property

Residents of Loi Len Yang village, located in Kachin State, demonstrated against the construction of a Buddhist monastery on the grounds of a school. More than 30 took part in the protest on the morning…

Election
Kachin State Voter List Increases by More Than 10,000

Kachin State Voter List Increases by More Than 10,000

After the Kachin State Election Commission published its second draft of the state’s voter list, the number of eligible voters had increased by 10,000. According to the commission, there were more than 1,080,000 eligible voters…