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Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

A group assisting the physically challenged in Kachin State called for provisions to help them cast ballots for the 2020 general election when polling stations open on November 8. U G. Zung Sau, chair of…

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Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Not many citizens of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, checked whether their names were included on voters’ lists. Despite this, the deadline has nearly passed. Naw Sang, head of Dukahtawng ward, said only about…

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Ethnic Political Parties’ Youth Reps Meet in Myitkyina to Strategize for Election Victory

Ethnic Political Parties’ Youth Reps Meet in Myitkyina to Strategize for Election Victory

Youth representatives from five allied ethnic political parties around Burma met in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina to draw up a strategy for winning as many seats as possible in the coming general election.…

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COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 preventative materials from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reached the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) last week after the international health organization was forced to distribute the aid indirectly Instead the Kachin…

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More Than One Year After IDPs Return to Nam San Yang, Burma Army Removes Landmines From Their Farmland

More Than One Year After IDPs Return to Nam San Yang, Burma Army Removes Landmines From Their Farmland

The Burma Army removed landmines from nearly 100 acres of paddy farms owned by 98 families in Nam San Yang village in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township last week. The 500 people living in Nam San…

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KIO Will Attend Union Peace Conference If Invited

KIO Will Attend Union Peace Conference If Invited

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has not been invited to the 4th Union Peace Conference (UPC), a time when most of Burma’s ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) will meet with the government and Burma Army to…

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Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

The government of Kachin State announced it won’t sign a second MoU for the Nam Jim economic zone with a Chinese company during a press conference. Instead, Wai Lin, Kachin State finance minister says plans…

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Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents of two students who were detained by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) following a brawl near a karaoke establishment in Burma’s Kachin State recently learned of their deaths while in custody. Kyi Kyi Khin,…

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Floods Inundate Village In Kachin State

Floods Inundate Village In Kachin State

Hundreds of homes were inundated after flooding overtook a village in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley earlier this week. Heavy rainfall caused the water levels of rivers surrounding Shahtuzup village, off Lido road, to overflow flooding…

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KBC Leader Returns From Laiza Without Incidence

KBC Leader Returns From Laiza Without Incidence

A Kachin leader, who was initially blocked by the Burma Army after returning from Laiza was allowed to pass through the checkpoint after clearing the matter with the government and army leaders. Rev Dr. Hkalam…