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Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Hostilities between armed forces is disrupting campaigning for election candidates in Burma’s northernmost Kachin State. Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) are in a standoff after the former demanded the latter to remove two…

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Multiple Tatmadaw Soldiers Slain During Ambush in Muse District

Multiple Tatmadaw Soldiers Slain During Ambush in Muse District

At least 6 Tatmadaw soldiers were slain and 5 wounded while battling with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Muse District this Monday (September 28), according to an anonymous KIA source. A KIA Brigade-6 officer…

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Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

The Election Commission (EC) for Puta-O District, located in northern Kachin State, announced that four polling stations will be designated for the country’s armed forces during the upcoming general election, three of which will also…

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Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

The government is preventing the Kachin Backpack Health Worker Team (KBHWT) from providing essential medical services to remote areas of Burma’s most northeastern state since the end of August, after the country experienced a steep…

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Shahtuzup Flood Victims Desperately Need Food and Supplies

Shahtuzup Flood Victims Desperately Need Food and Supplies

Shahtuzup village in Kachin State was inundated for the third time this year.  “Flooding is actually worse than it was during the previous times,” Naw Dee, who is the village headman of Wa Ra Zup…

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Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

After the government restricted campaigning to curb coronavirus transmissions during the country’s worst outbreak since the pandemic started, ethnic political parties vying for seats in Kachin State are struggling to gain votes for their cause.…

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Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

A guesthouse in Kachin State’s capital city, Myitkyina, has been locked down after a police officer who stayed there tested positive for COVID-19. The police officer booked a bed at the guesthouse before being transferred…

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Burma Army Attacks KIO/A in Muse District

Burma Army Attacks KIO/A in Muse District

Tatmadaw troops clashed with Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) in Muse District, located in northern Shan State, this Thursday (September 24). Locals told KNG that Burma Army soldiers from LID-88 attacked KIO/A Battalion-36, located on Howa…

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Kachin National Consultative Assembly Calls for End of Civil War in Burma

Kachin National Consultative Assembly Calls for End of Civil War in Burma

The Kachin National Consultative Assembly (KNCA) called for an end to 70-years of civil war in Burma during the International Day of Peace on Monday (September 21). A KNCA statement said the ethnic armed organizations,…

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Campaigning in Hpakant Stopped Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Campaigning in Hpakant Stopped Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Electoral candidates contesting the 2020 general election have been informed by the Union Election Commission (UEC) they cannot campaign in Hpakant Township after the government invoked a ‘stay at home’ order to stop the coronavirus…