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Northern Shan State IDPs In Need of Aid, ‘Especially Food’

Northern Shan State IDPs In Need of Aid, ‘Especially Food’

Clashes are ongoing between the Burma Army and members of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State, with the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) increasing and in need of emergency…

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School Teacher Attacked in Sumprabum

School Teacher Attacked in Sumprabum

A 26-year-old teacher in a government school was attacked and beaten in Sumprabum, Kachin State, by two workers from the Yadanarbon phone company over the weekend. N’sen Lu Bu, who works in Sumprabum high school,…

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Burma Army Shoots Two Men Dead on Muse-Kutkai Road

Burma Army Shoots Two Men Dead on Muse-Kutkai Road

The Burma Army shot dead two motorbike drivers and injured two more people traveling on the road between Muse and Kutkai in northern Shan State on Sunday. The soldiers from the government forces reportedly tried…

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Military Supporters Hold Myitkyina Rally to Defend 2008 Constitution

Military Supporters Hold Myitkyina Rally to Defend 2008 Constitution

The counter-demonstration follows a thousands-strong protest the day before, which called for the charter to be changed. Supporters of the military and the military-backed the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) held a counter-rally in…

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Demonstrators in Myitkyina Say No Peace Without Constitutional Amendments

Demonstrators in Myitkyina Say No Peace Without Constitutional Amendments

‘The 2008 Constitution is not a democratic structure,’ a political researcher said. More than 6,000 people in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, held a demonstration on Thursday demanding that amendments be made to Burma’s…

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Chinese Nationals Arrested in Waingmaw For ‘Running Shops Without Permission’

Chinese Nationals Arrested in Waingmaw For ‘Running Shops Without Permission’

An immigration officer said that while the individuals had visas to live in Burma, they had been ‘repeatedly warned’ not to run shops. Police arrested three Chinese nationals in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township on Wednesday…

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Rawang Youth Provide Aid to Flood Victims Neglected in Kachin State’s Far North

Rawang Youth Provide Aid to Flood Victims Neglected in Kachin State’s Far North

A youth group provides food to some 20 households displaced by flooding in Puta-O since mid-July, who have not received international aid. An ethnic Rawang youth group provided food supplies to flood victims in Nawngmun…

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Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

‘We thank the Thai king and queen. They gave a place to us,’ a villager from Ban Mai Samakee said. Kachin people living in Thailand’s Chiang Mai province planted more than 900 trees to mark…

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Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Relatives do not rule out foul play, but police say there was no immediate evidence of violence. After being missing for more than one week, the body of a Kachin father of five was found…

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Youth Mission Brings Medical Aid to Remote Kachin Villages

Youth Mission Brings Medical Aid to Remote Kachin Villages

This is the sixth year that the group has provided medical assistance to impoverished villagers during the rainy season. Youths from the A Lin Thet Media Mission Group, based in Waingmaw Township, provided medical treatment…