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Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin gathered to celebrate Kachin Revolution Day in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, this Wednesday. The commemoration, led by the Kachin Nationals Consultative Assembly, attracted about 4,000 people and was joined by religious leaders.…

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Union Day Commemorated During Manau Festival

Union Day Commemorated During Manau Festival

After a controversy over its name, leading to its cancellation in January, the Manau festival in Myitkyina has been rescheduled from February 5 to 12. Ginraw Tang Gun, from the organizing committee, told KNG they…

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Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

With many migrant workers returning to Myanmar from China because of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) thermal scanners have been installed at border gates to check if any of the returnees have been infected with the…

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Pat Jasan Destroys Poppy Farms In Kachin State

Pat Jasan Destroys Poppy Farms In Kachin State

Kachin anti-drug group, Pat Jason, have been destroying poppy fields in Tanai (Danai) township with the support of locals since early this year. Naw Di, village headman for Wa Ra Zup, said he’s been helping…

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KIO Kicks Off Coronavirus Awareness Campaign

KIO Kicks Off Coronavirus Awareness Campaign

An awareness campaign about the coronavirus was launched along the Burma-China border in Kachin State by the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). Col. Nhpang Naw Bu, in charge of KIO’s information department, told KNG they are…

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Kachin Orgs Welcome ICJ Ruling & Push For Wider Recognition of Persecution

Kachin Orgs Welcome ICJ Ruling & Push For Wider Recognition of Persecution

Some Kachin organizations have spoken out in support of an order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague imposing emergency restrictions on the Burmese state amid an ongoing trial for genocide. On…

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Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

The public health department in Kachin State set up medical checks at the Kambaiti and Loije border gates to China on Monday in response to the spread of coronavirus throughout the region. There have been…

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Jade Picker Killed in One of First Hpakant Landslides of 2020

Jade Picker Killed in One of First Hpakant Landslides of 2020

Local authorities confirmed that a 54-year-old man was killed while picking jade during a landslide in Hpakant this week. The incident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. at the Yadanar San Shwin mining block near Nam…

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KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

Five years after the brutal rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in northern Shan State, the chairperson of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) said that justice has been delayed because witnesses have been afraid…

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Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

More than 50 Kachin organizations have called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently visiting Burma, to permanently cancel the China-backed Myitsone Dam on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. President…