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Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

After living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp for almost a decade, Kachin villagers, who were displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army, returned to their village to clean their…

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Fortuna Metals Company Withdraws Mining Exploration Plans for Hkawnglanghpu

Fortuna Metals Company Withdraws Mining Exploration Plans for Hkawnglanghpu

The Fortuna Metals Company has informed the Kachin State government that it will not pursue mining exploration in Hkawnglanghpu Township in Putao District at this time, the state’s chief minister said.    Kachin State chief…

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Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

The lawyer for Myitkyina Journal reporters asked the court to exclude a witness during the trial against Tha Khin Sit Mining and Import and Export Company currently underway at Waingmaw Township Court in Burma’s Kachin…

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KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

A Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer and several soldiers stand accused of assaulting civilians and then detaining some of them after attending a karaoke establishment in Mohnyin District, located in Burma’s Kachin State. Win Naing…

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Mining Companies, Govt to Blame for Hpakant Landslide Deaths, Kachin CSOs Say

Mining Companies, Govt to Blame for Hpakant Landslide Deaths, Kachin CSOs Say

Jade mining companies and government departments should be charged in the deaths of more than 170 jade pickers in a landslide in Gwi Hka mine in Hpakant Township in early July, representatives of Kachin civil…

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KNO Warns Yuzana to Leave Kachin State

KNO Warns Yuzana to Leave Kachin State

The Kachin National Organization (KNO) has demanded that the Yuzana Co. Ltd. unconditionally return land that it confiscated from locals and to leave the Hukawng Valley in Kachin State. The warning came in an open…

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Govt, KHCC Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss IDP Return

Govt, KHCC Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss IDP Return

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) submitted the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) strategic plan for Kachin internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) return home to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Naypyidaw last week.…

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Kachin Historians Demand Corrections be Issued to Government Textbooks

Kachin Historians Demand Corrections be Issued to Government Textbooks

The Kachin National Association of Tradition and Culture (Myanmar) has issued demands to the President and State Counsellor to correct information about the Kachin people in the government schools’ Grade 7 geography textbooks. The association…

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Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

The election commission is unable to collect a list of names for eligible voters from about 200 villages in Kachin State. “We have to collect a population list before we make an eligible voter list,”…

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Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

The government sent new guidelines to private schools with dormitories in Kachin State to ensure social distancing is followed when classes resume. Khin Than New, director of the educational department for Kachin State, told KNG…