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Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

The election commission is unable to collect a list of names for eligible voters from about 200 villages in Kachin State. “We have to collect a population list before we make an eligible voter list,”…

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Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

The government sent new guidelines to private schools with dormitories in Kachin State to ensure social distancing is followed when classes resume. Khin Than New, director of the educational department for Kachin State, told KNG…

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“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

Kachin civil society organizations (CSOs) questioned the conditions leading to the senseless deaths of jade miners during last week’s tragic incident at the Hpakant jade mines in Burma’s Kachin State. CSOs created a Facebook group…

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Kachin State’s Second COVID-19 Case Tests Negative

Kachin State’s Second COVID-19 Case Tests Negative

Kachin State’s second COVID-19 case has been released from hospital care after appearing to recover from the novel coronavirus. Case 249 will need to be quarantined another two weeks before it’s certain the patient is…

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162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

At least 162 miners at the Hpakant jade mine in Burma’s Kachin State died after the side of a hill collapsed into a pit, creating a giant wave of water that swept them away. “When…

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Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) fought in Kachin State on Monday after Kachin forces said that the Tatmadaw entered their territory. The battle lasted around 30 minutes and occurred at La…

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Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Over 200 internally displaced Kachin families living in the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, want the government to provide all the households in their village with electricity. Residents of Ngwi Pyaw San…

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Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Many Kachin citizens without national ID cards will be omitted during the 2020 general election. According to the Kachin State Election Commission, hundreds of thousands in the state are expected to be left out when…

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Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

The Burma Army destroyed a COVID-19 checkpoint created by the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in the Loije area on the Kachin State-China border on Monday, according to local sources.  The KIO’s medics and civilian health…

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Kachin State Govt Land Ruling Creates Dispute Between Villages

Kachin State Govt Land Ruling Creates Dispute Between Villages

Two villages are caught in a land dispute in Kachin State’s Hukaung Valley after the state government declared an area between the communities of Nawng Mi and San Pya “new farmland.” Hpakant Township’s new farmland…