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Hundreds Displaced by Fighting Between Burma Army and Northern Alliance

Hundreds Displaced by Fighting Between Burma Army and Northern Alliance

More than 200 villagers fled their homes after fighting broke out between the Burma Army and forces belonging to the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State’s Muse District on Friday. The…

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Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Civilians displaced by the conflict in Burma’s Kachin State, who are eager to go home, are being blocked by the Burma Army despite receiving the green light from the government to return to their village.…

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Unclear if Govt Will Enforce Closure of KIO Office in Myitkyina

Unclear if Govt Will Enforce Closure of KIO Office in Myitkyina

The Burmese government’s peace negotiation body has yet to respond to an inquiry from the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) about whether they will close the KIO’s Technical Advisory Team (TAT) office in Myitkyina. The Burma…

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LID 88 and KIA Clash in Muse

LID 88 and KIA Clash in Muse

The Burma Army’s Light Infantry Division (LID) 88 and the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) Brigade 6 engaged in clashes in northern Shan State’s Muse Township on Friday and Saturday.  A KIA officer told KNG that…

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KWAT Exposes Military’s ‘Failure’ to Protect People From Hpakant Landslide

KWAT Exposes Military’s ‘Failure’ to Protect People From Hpakant Landslide

In a new report, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) highlighted what they say is the failure of the military to take responsibility for hundreds of deaths in a landslide at the Gwi Hka jade…

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Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

The Kachin State Government plans to build laboratories to test for coronavirus in Myitkyina and Bhamo town by mid-September. Zaw Zaw, director of Kachin State government, told KNG the labs wouldn’t be as big as…

Election
Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

In Kachin State, there will be only one army polling station, meaning most soldiers in the state will be voting at the same locations as regular civilians during the upcoming 2020 general election on November…

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Burma Army Clashes With MNDAA in Northern Shan State

Burma Army Clashes With MNDAA in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army’s Light Infantry Division (LID) 22 and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) engaged in intense clashes in northern Shan State’s Kunlong Township on Saturday morning. Local sources told KNG that the…

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Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) met with political parties and internally displaced persons (IDPs) during a roundtable in Myitkyina to share information and their views on peace matters.  The one-day event, which took place…

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PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

A family of a Kachin youth, who was beaten by the Shahtuzup People’s Militia Force, (PMF) in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, demanded the Northern Military Command punish their son’s assailants. Lamai Htoi Bawk, 20, was…