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PCG Spokesperson: Without Bilateral Ceasefire, Clashes Between Northern Alliance, Tatmadaw Likely to Resume

PCG Spokesperson: Without Bilateral Ceasefire, Clashes Between Northern Alliance, Tatmadaw Likely to Resume

As the Burma Army’s extended unilateral ceasefire is set to expire on June 30, questions remain as to what lies ahead concerning peace and conflict in Burma’s north and east. Talks were supposed to have…

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IDP Returnees in Northern Shan State Still Waiting for Homes

IDP Returnees in Northern Shan State Still Waiting for Homes

Kachin villagers who have been sheltering at a church in the northern Shan State border town of Muse for the past five years have returned to their home village only to find that they have…

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Immigration Officers Arrest Three Chinese Nationals for Visa Overstay

Immigration Officers Arrest Three Chinese Nationals for Visa Overstay

Immigration officers in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township arrested three Chinese nationals after finding their documents to be out of date at a roadside checkpoint this week. The vehicle—which was not licensed—was stopped at the Sadon…

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Chipwi Locals Plant Trees to Mark World Environment Day

Chipwi Locals Plant Trees to Mark World Environment Day

Local people in the town of Chipwi in northern Kachin State planted trees on Tuesday to celebrate World Environment Day. “There have been many landslides in Chipwi since 2010 and the weather has also gotten…

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Red Cross Builds Houses for IDPs in Chipwi Township

Red Cross Builds Houses for IDPs in Chipwi Township

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Kachin State have begun moving into a new housing project in Chipwi Township built by the Myanmar Red Cross Society. The project, located in Makawk, a village about a…

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IDP Returnees Now Facing Water Shortage

IDP Returnees Now Facing Water Shortage

Formerly displaced people who returned to their home village of Nam San Yang in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township three months ago are now experiencing a new hardship—a lack of drinking water. The villagers—who spent eight…

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Kachin People in Shan State Agree to Form New Party

Kachin People in Shan State Agree to Form New Party

Kachin people living in Shan State have agreed to form a party representing their community following a two-day meeting that began on May 28. “I think the meeting was 100 percent successful. All participants agreed…

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Kachin people prepare for second session of 21st Century Panglong Conference

Kachin people prepare for second session of 21st Century Panglong Conference

The Kachin Political Cooperation Committee (KPCC) held a two-day national-level political dialogue for ethnic groups in the Kachin State’s capital Myitkyina to prepare for the second session of the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong…

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Detained Kachin pastors transferred to Muse Police Station

Detained Kachin pastors transferred to Muse Police Station

Two pastors from the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) have been transferred to Muse Myoma Police Station after they were forcibly detained by the Burma Army in Mong Ko, northern Shan State and they have been…

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PJS to restart opium eradication this year

PJS to restart opium eradication this year

Kachin anti-narcotic group, Pat Jasan (PJS), will restart its opium eradication program this year in the Kachin State before the opium season is over. Tang Gon, secretary of PJS (Myitkyina), explained that information from the…