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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…

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Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

Gender Equality Workshop in Myitkyina Focuses on Greater Political Participation

A workshop in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina on Friday explored gender equality and a 30 percent participation quota for women across all sectors. The Kachin State social welfare and relief department organized the…

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Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

The man suffered a non-lethal injury as police attempted to stop several dozen people from walking off with a large piece of jade. A man is receiving treatment for a non-lethal injury after an apparent…

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Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

Hpakant Jade Scavenger in Hospital after Apparent Police Shooting

A man is receiving treatment for a non-lethal injury after an apparent shooting by police in the jade-mining town of Hpakant on Thursday. The incident occurred near the village of Ywar Thit in the Lon…

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Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Waingmaw Locals Plant Trees to Mark Start of Rainy Season

Nearly 200 people in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township took part in a tree-planting event at the Nam Wa protected forest on Wednesday to mark the start of the rainy season. Local people from the Wuyang…

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UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

UPDJC Calls for Peace Conference to be Convened ‘With Truth and Commitment’

Members of the Union Peace and Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) have stated that they remain concerned about the delay of the fourth session of the Union Peace Conference and the current deadlock in Burma’s peace…

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EU Ambassador: Kachin IDPs Should Only Return Home With Security Guarantee

EU Ambassador: Kachin IDPs Should Only Return Home With Security Guarantee

Internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kachin State should return to their homes when they receive guarantees that their basic needs will be met, the European Union’s (EU) ambassador to Burma Kristian Schmidt said in Myitkyina…

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Police Officer Who Charged IDP Protesters Appears in Court

Police Officer Who Charged IDP Protesters Appears in Court

The police officer who charged two Kachin youths with violating Section 19 of Burma’s Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act appeared in the Myitkyina Township Court on Wednesday for a hearing into the case. Police…