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Kachin State’s Second COVID-19 Case Tests Negative

Kachin State’s Second COVID-19 Case Tests Negative

Kachin State’s second COVID-19 case has been released from hospital care after appearing to recover from the novel coronavirus. Case 249 will need to be quarantined another two weeks before it’s certain the patient is…

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162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

At least 162 miners at the Hpakant jade mine in Burma’s Kachin State died after the side of a hill collapsed into a pit, creating a giant wave of water that swept them away. “When…

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Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) fought in Kachin State on Monday after Kachin forces said that the Tatmadaw entered their territory. The battle lasted around 30 minutes and occurred at La…

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Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Over 200 internally displaced Kachin families living in the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, want the government to provide all the households in their village with electricity. Residents of Ngwi Pyaw San…

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Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Many Kachin citizens without national ID cards will be omitted during the 2020 general election. According to the Kachin State Election Commission, hundreds of thousands in the state are expected to be left out when…

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Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

The Burma Army destroyed a COVID-19 checkpoint created by the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in the Loije area on the Kachin State-China border on Monday, according to local sources.  The KIO’s medics and civilian health…

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Kachin State Govt Land Ruling Creates Dispute Between Villages

Kachin State Govt Land Ruling Creates Dispute Between Villages

Two villages are caught in a land dispute in Kachin State’s Hukaung Valley after the state government declared an area between the communities of Nawng Mi and San Pya “new farmland.” Hpakant Township’s new farmland…

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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…

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Burma Army and KIA Clash for Four Days Straight in Northern Shan State

Burma Army and KIA Clash for Four Days Straight in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) have had clashes for four consecutive days—from June 16-19—in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State, according to KIA sources. Locals in Kaleng village—the area in which…

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Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

In northern Shan State, fighting between Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) continued this Wednesday morning. A KIA officer from Brigade-4, who spoke to KNG on condition of anonymity, says the Burma Army launched…