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Locals Irked over Nighttime Closure of Myitkyina-Waingmaw Bridge

Locals Irked over Nighttime Closure of Myitkyina-Waingmaw Bridge

Residents of Waingmaw want to know why they can’t cross the bridge to the Kachin State capital at night. The lower house MP for Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township said his constituents want to know why…

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Kachin Farmer Reported Missing in Hpakant

Kachin Farmer Reported Missing in Hpakant

The family of the missing man has requested help in locating him. Hpungjung La Seng, a farmer from the village of Maw-one in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township, has been missing since July 31, according to…

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Kachin Rights Groups Call for Protection of Women in Conflict Zones

Kachin Rights Groups Call for Protection of Women in Conflict Zones

The rights activists also demanded transparency in the investigation of a murder that shocked many last month. Kachin human rights groups have held a press conference in Yangon to call attention to the security risks…

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Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Top officials from the TNLA were also present at the meeting, according to sources. Chinese border trade and security officials from Yunnan Province met with Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) officials in Laiza, the headquarters of…

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New Kachin Party Holds ‘Introduction Ceremony’ in Myitkyina

New Kachin Party Holds ‘Introduction Ceremony’ in Myitkyina

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), officially formed earlier this year through a merger of former rival Kachin parties, held a ceremony in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina on Monday to introduce itself to the…

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KIO Reopens Mai Ja Yang-Loije Road

KIO Reopens Mai Ja Yang-Loije Road

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has officially reopened the Mai Ja Yang-Loije road, according to people living in the area. The road, which was closed for eight years due to clashes between government forces and…

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Village Headman Accused of Punching Woman over Land Dispute

Village Headman Accused of Punching Woman over Land Dispute

The village administrator has denied the charge and threatened to sue the woman for defamation. A woman has accused a village administrator in Kachin State’s Mohnyin Township of punching her during an argument over a…

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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…