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KWAT Exposes Military’s ‘Failure’ to Protect People From Hpakant Landslide

KWAT Exposes Military’s ‘Failure’ to Protect People From Hpakant Landslide

In a new report, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) highlighted what they say is the failure of the military to take responsibility for hundreds of deaths in a landslide at the Gwi Hka jade…

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Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

The Kachin State Government plans to build laboratories to test for coronavirus in Myitkyina and Bhamo town by mid-September. Zaw Zaw, director of Kachin State government, told KNG the labs wouldn’t be as big as…

Election
Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

In Kachin State, there will be only one army polling station, meaning most soldiers in the state will be voting at the same locations as regular civilians during the upcoming 2020 general election on November…

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Burma Army Clashes With MNDAA in Northern Shan State

Burma Army Clashes With MNDAA in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army’s Light Infantry Division (LID) 22 and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) engaged in intense clashes in northern Shan State’s Kunlong Township on Saturday morning. Local sources told KNG that the…

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Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) met with political parties and internally displaced persons (IDPs) during a roundtable in Myitkyina to share information and their views on peace matters.  The one-day event, which took place…

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PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

A family of a Kachin youth, who was beaten by the Shahtuzup People’s Militia Force, (PMF) in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, demanded the Northern Military Command punish their son’s assailants. Lamai Htoi Bawk, 20, was…

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Flyers ‘Insulting’ the NLD Circulated in Mansi Township

Flyers ‘Insulting’ the NLD Circulated in Mansi Township

Flyers “attacking” the National League for Democracy (NLD) have been circulating along the Bhamo-Mansi highway in Kachin State’s Mansi Township. The flyers appear to have been thrown along the road for a 10-mile stretch between…

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Citing Flooding and Security Concerns, Kachin IDPs Demand New Resettlement Site

Citing Flooding and Security Concerns, Kachin IDPs Demand New Resettlement Site

Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) have objected to a government plan to resettle them to a village which they say is affected by severe annual flooding and remains politically insecure. The Burmese government recently announced…

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Kachin State Govt Pledges Minor Financial Support to People With Disabilities

Kachin State Govt Pledges Minor Financial Support to People With Disabilities

As a part of their COVID-19 relief plan, the Kachin State government will give 30,000 kyat (US$22) each to more than 7,600 people with disabilities in the state.  According to the state’s social welfare, relief,…

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Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Ineffective cleaning of the Uru stream by businesspeople in Hpakant, Kachin State is contributing to flooding which now occurs every year in the area, locals say. While the local government and businesspeople have formed a…