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Demonstrators in Myitkyina Say No Peace Without Constitutional Amendments

Demonstrators in Myitkyina Say No Peace Without Constitutional Amendments

‘The 2008 Constitution is not a democratic structure,’ a political researcher said. More than 6,000 people in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, held a demonstration on Thursday demanding that amendments be made to Burma’s…

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Chinese Nationals Arrested in Waingmaw For ‘Running Shops Without Permission’

Chinese Nationals Arrested in Waingmaw For ‘Running Shops Without Permission’

An immigration officer said that while the individuals had visas to live in Burma, they had been ‘repeatedly warned’ not to run shops. Police arrested three Chinese nationals in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township on Wednesday…

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Rawang Youth Provide Aid to Flood Victims Neglected in Kachin State’s Far North

Rawang Youth Provide Aid to Flood Victims Neglected in Kachin State’s Far North

A youth group provides food to some 20 households displaced by flooding in Puta-O since mid-July, who have not received international aid. An ethnic Rawang youth group provided food supplies to flood victims in Nawngmun…

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Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

‘We thank the Thai king and queen. They gave a place to us,’ a villager from Ban Mai Samakee said. Kachin people living in Thailand’s Chiang Mai province planted more than 900 trees to mark…

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Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Relatives do not rule out foul play, but police say there was no immediate evidence of violence. After being missing for more than one week, the body of a Kachin father of five was found…

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Youth Mission Brings Medical Aid to Remote Kachin Villages

Youth Mission Brings Medical Aid to Remote Kachin Villages

This is the sixth year that the group has provided medical assistance to impoverished villagers during the rainy season. Youths from the A Lin Thet Media Mission Group, based in Waingmaw Township, provided medical treatment…

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International Indigenous People’s Day Celebrated in Hpakant

International Indigenous People’s Day Celebrated in Hpakant

The event was held to remind migrants of the existence of indigenous people in the jade-mining region. The Kachin Indigenous People’s Protection Committee (Mungnawk Hkawng Uru Rudi Ruhpang Ga in the Kachin language Jinghpaw) celebrated…

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Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

The church-sponsored schools have been closed as a precaution against the further spread of seasonal flu among students. The Kachin Baptist Church (KBC) has decided to temporarily close its Myu Sha Jawng national school in…

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TNLA Attacks Burma Army Camp in KIA Territory

TNLA Attacks Burma Army Camp in KIA Territory

According to KIA officials, the attack took place in a military-movement area of the KIA’s Battalion 2 under Brigade 10. The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), an ally of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), attacked…

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Kachin Villagers in Thailand to Plant Trees on Queen’s Birthday

Kachin Villagers in Thailand to Plant Trees on Queen’s Birthday

Queen Sirikit visited the Kachin village of Ban Mai Samakee in northern Thailand on March 1, 1992. Kachin people living in northern Thailand will mark the Thai queen’s birthday on August 12 by planting trees…