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KNO: UNODC Should Support Kachin Community’s Anti-Drug Efforts

KNO: UNODC Should Support Kachin Community’s Anti-Drug Efforts

The UN agency’s recent findings suggested that they ‘hadn’t worked together with local people,’ the KNO secretary says. The Kachin National Organization (KNO) has urged the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to…

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Kachin Youth Brought to Court on Charges of Violating Peaceful Assembly Law

Kachin Youth Brought to Court on Charges of Violating Peaceful Assembly Law

 Police filed charges for their commemoration of the eighth year of war in Kachin State. Two youth appeared in court in Myitkyina on Thursday after being charged with violating the Peaceful Assembly Law’s Article 19…

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Tanai Amber Mines to be Re-Opened to Locals

Tanai Amber Mines to be Re-Opened to Locals

Investors can apply for permission to mine, with priority given to locals, Kachin State’s natural resources and environment minister says. The Kachin State government announced this week that it had presidential permission to re-open nearly…

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Relocated IDPs Call for Better Conditions in Unofficial Camp

Relocated IDPs Call for Better Conditions in Unofficial Camp

Residents of the unregistered Pangmati IDP camp in Myitkyina say they want same level of support as other camps. Residents of an unofficial camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina…

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Chinese Nationals Deported for Violating Immigration, Forestry Laws

Chinese Nationals Deported for Violating Immigration, Forestry Laws

Five of eight people sent back to China had been found to be working on a tissue culture banana plantation on protected forest land. Eight Chinese nationals were deported from Kachin State last week after…

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KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

According to the KIO, most of Kachin State’s poppy plantations are located in areas under the control of military-backed PMFs or the BGF. There is double the amount of opium poppy cultivation in Kachin State…

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KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

KIO: Opium Poppies Cover Twice as Much Land as UN Reported

There is double the amount of opium poppy cultivation in Kachin State as was previously documented by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has stated. The KIO’s Drug…

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Govt Proposes Resettlement for Hpakant’s Domestic Migrant Workers

Govt Proposes Resettlement for Hpakant’s Domestic Migrant Workers

Representatives of the Kachin State government and the Union’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Ministry discussed a possible resettlement program for domestic migrant workers in the Hpakant area in a meeting in Myitkyina on Monday.…

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Two men have gone missing, and their bodies not yet found.

Two men have gone missing, and their bodies not yet found.

Two men have gone missing in a landslide in Mawmau Kawng village in Hpakant Township on Friday, according to local sources. The landslide occurred at around 4:00 p.m.—another two people were reportedly injured. “The landslide…

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Two Presumed Dead in Hpakant Landslide

Two Presumed Dead in Hpakant Landslide

Two men have gone missing in a landslide in Mawmau Kawng village in Hpakant Township on Friday, according to local sources. The landslide occurred at around 4:00 p.m.—another two people were reportedly injured. “The landslide…