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Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

The visit is part of an agreement that will also see the government provide assistance to the IDPs on a monthly basis. A delegation of Burmese government officials is expected to travel to Kachin State…

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18 Feared Dead in Hpakant Landslide

18 Feared Dead in Hpakant Landslide

At least 18 people are feared dead in the latest landslide to hit the jade-mining region of Hpakant, including company employees and police. The landslide occurred at an old jade-mining block near the village of…

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Burma Army Refuses to Compensate for Confiscated Land

Burma Army Refuses to Compensate for Confiscated Land

Villagers in Waingmaw Township say the land, including a local graveyard, is being used for a culture-tissue banana plantation. The Burma Amy will not withdraw from or compensate for land it seized from the village…

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KIA Launches another Attack on Burma Army Forces in Shan State

KIA Launches another Attack on Burma Army Forces in Shan State

The attack was the second in less than a week on a military convoy in northern Shan State’s Muse District. Forces from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) ambushed a Burma Army convoy in northern Shan…

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Two Dead in KIA Attack on Burma Army Convoy in Shan State

Two Dead in KIA Attack on Burma Army Convoy in Shan State

The ambush comes amid tensions in peace negotiations between the Burmese government and the KIA’s political wing. An ambush on a Burma Army military convoy by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) left two Burmese soldiers…

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‘Elephant Flu’ Spreads to Myitkyina University

‘Elephant Flu’ Spreads to Myitkyina University

An outbreak of the disease began last month in neighboring Mohnyin and Mogaung townships. Students at Myitkyina University in the Kachin State capital have fallen ill with a variant of the influenza virus known as…

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Flood Victims in Naw Mung Still Need Assistance

Flood Victims in Naw Mung Still Need Assistance

Impassable roads have made it difficult to get aid to local villagers hit by the region’s worst flooding in four decades. Even though flooding in northern Kachin State’s Naw Mung Township has receded, local people…

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Accusations of ‘Fake IDPs’ Denounced by Pastor

Accusations of ‘Fake IDPs’ Denounced by Pastor

Residents of the unofficial Pangmati camp in Myitkyina say they have been denied the level of support received by other IDPs. Rev. Dashi Tang Nau, a pastor of the Assemblies of God church, has spoken…

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Kachin Public Health Officials Warn on Spread of H1N1 Flu Virus

Kachin Public Health Officials Warn on Spread of H1N1 Flu Virus

The potentially deadly form of influenza has killed at least person in Myitkyina since the current outbreak started in June. Public health officials in Kachin State have issued a warning about the spread of the…

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Lazum Kam Hpang, a veteran observer of Burmese politics, sees little downside to US moves to pressure Burma’s generals on human rights abuses.

Lazum Kam Hpang, a veteran observer of Burmese politics, sees little downside to US moves to pressure Burma’s generals on human rights abuses.

A decision by the US State Department last week to impose new sanctions on four of Burma’s top generals will hurt them without harming the rest of the country, according to political analyst Lazum Kam…