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Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

On the day of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Burma, the Burmese military launched an attack on an ethnic Kokang army base on the Burma-China border, killing one soldier, according to local

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Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

To ensure that flood damage is minimized this year in Hpakant, Kachin State, locals have demanded that the government enforce existing regulations around the annual cleaning of sediment from the Uru stream. A government-sponsored cleaning

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Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

A jade market is being built in Hpakant town in Kachin State at a cost of 6 billion kyat (more than US$4 million), the state’s ministry of natural resources said. The ministry and the Association

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Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

For one week in early February, the public hospital in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina will provide free medical treatment to patients who are living with physical disabilities, hospital officials said. The program will

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KWAT: No Justice in Burma Army’s Crimes in Northern Shan State

KWAT: No Justice in Burma Army’s Crimes in Northern Shan State

The Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand (KWAT) has released a report demonstrating how justice has yet to be served in crimes committed by the Burma Army in northern Shan State. KWAT launched its human rights

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Civil Society, Participates in Kachin State Day Event in Myitkyina

Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Civil Society, Participates in Kachin State Day Event in Myitkyina

During her visit to the Kachin State capital last week, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi participated in a controversial commemoration of Kachin State Day on January 10, after meeting with members of civil society

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Hpakant Jade Cutting Workshop Recruits Women Recovering From Drug Addiction

Hpakant Jade Cutting Workshop Recruits Women Recovering From Drug Addiction

A small workshop has been opened in Hpakant to train women recovering from drug addiction in the skill of jade cutting. The Kachin National Development Foundation—Amyusha Zinlum Hpung in the Jinghpaw language—opened the shop at

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Tatmadaw Attacks KIA Camp in Northern Shan State

Tatmadaw Attacks KIA Camp in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army fired multiple artillery shells at the Kachin Independence Army's (KIA) military training camp in Hsenwi Township in northern Shan State on Wednesday, KIA sources said. The camp is located between Loidau and

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Govt Talks Explore Closure of Kachin IDP Camps

Govt Talks Explore Closure of Kachin IDP Camps

A national-level policy discussion on the resettlement of Kachin internally displaced people (IDPs) and the closure of IDP camps were held in Myitkyina, Kachin State, on January 6. Dr. Win Myat Aye, the Union minister

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Alleged Tatmadaw Fighter Jet Makes Multiple Flights Over KIO Headquarters

Alleged Tatmadaw Fighter Jet Makes Multiple Flights Over KIO Headquarters

A fighter jet believed to belong to the Burma Army flew over the Kachin Independence Organization/Army’s (KIO/A) headquarters in Laiza on the Burma-China border on Tuesday afternoon, KIO sources said. The white jet flew over