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KIO Commemoration Called Off Due to Burma Army Attack

KIO Commemoration Called Off Due to Burma Army Attack

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) could not hold an event to commemorate the 59th anniversary of its founding due to a Burma Army attack on the northern Shan State village where the proceedings were to…

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Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Kachin people displaced by war have expressed concern about how a potential ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Burma Army could affect their security. The KIO is among the majority of armed…

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Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting between the Burma Army and forces belonging to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) resumed on Monday in Kachin State’s Mohnyin Township following the expiry of the military’s nine-month unilateral ceasefire declaration. According to local…

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Authorities Raid Kachin Bible School in Myitkyina

Authorities Raid Kachin Bible School in Myitkyina

Military and government authorities raided a Kachin Christian Bible school in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina in the early hours of September 26, leading to charges against members of the school. More than 20…

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Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), a newly formed opposition party has raised concerns about government policies that encourage the migration of workers from other parts of the country to Myanmar’s most northern state. The…

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Myanmar Ethnic Media Conference in Myitkyina Declared a Success

Myanmar Ethnic Media Conference in Myitkyina Declared a Success

A three-day-long ethnic media conference was successfully held in Myitkyina the Kachin State Capital last week bringing together reporters from across Myanmar.  According to organizers over 300 journalists joined the conference.  The conference which ran…

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Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin peace activist Seng Nu Pan was released from Myitkyina prison on the morning of September 16th after finishing her 15-day prison term. She was jailed for her role in organizing a ‘street performance’ to…

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Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Paw Lu, a prominent peace activist in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina, was given an additional three months added to his original sentence for his role in an “unauthorized” public peace performances after he was…

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Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

On Monday a senior military official dropped a suit he had filled against Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, the chairman of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC).  The suit was filed last month following critical comments the…

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Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

A group of politically active Kachin gathering in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina says they were very alarmed by the Myanmar army’s decision to send a convoy of military tanks and other military vehicles down…