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Banana Plantation Workers Demand Kachin State Govt Help Them Claim Unpaid Salaries

Banana Plantation Workers Demand Kachin State Govt Help Them Claim Unpaid Salaries

Laborers on tissue culture banana plantations in Waingmaw Township have asked the Kachin State government to resolve the case of their unpaid salaries as soon as possible. The employees of Sea Sun Star Co. Ltd…

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Resettled Kachin IDPs Request Aid As They ‘Start From Zero’ 

Resettled Kachin IDPs Request Aid As They ‘Start From Zero’ 

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have resettled to the village of Nam San Yang in Kachin State say that they are in need of basic assistance for another six months until they are able to…

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Kachin Political Party Speaks Out Against Myitsone Dam

Kachin Political Party Speaks Out Against Myitsone Dam

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has come out against the Myitsone hydropower dam, which, if completed, would be located on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. The statement came on International…

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KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

The Kachin National Congress (KNC) gathered in protest on Monday against an amendment of the election bylaw allowing guest domestic workers voting rights less than three months after arriving in Kachin State. KNC members and…

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Two Kachin IDPs Injured in Landmine Blast

Two Kachin IDPs Injured in Landmine Blast

Two Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) were injured after they stepped on a landmine while trying to reach their farmland in Kachin State’s Mogaung Township on March 5. The incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m.…

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Kachin State Govt Invites Locals to Apply For Small-Scale Jade Mining Permits

Kachin State Govt Invites Locals to Apply For Small-Scale Jade Mining Permits

The Kachin State government moved this week to allow locals to engage in small-scale mining in Hpakant Township for what they say is the first time. As of March 3, locals can register with the…

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Party Leaders Elected at KSPP Conference

Party Leaders Elected at KSPP Conference

In its first conference held from March 3-4, the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) elected its leading committee and drew up the party’s policies. It was decided that the party chair is Dr. Manam Tu…

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Villagers Demand Better Govt Compensation For 1,000 Trees Lost to Power Line Installation

Villagers Demand Better Govt Compensation For 1,000 Trees Lost to Power Line Installation

Villagers in Waingmaw Township have demanded higher compensation rates for trees cut down in their community forest to make way for a power line. Locals from Gaw Set Yang village in Washawng village tract have…

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Landmine Removal Will Come After NCA Signing, Govt Says

Landmine Removal Will Come After NCA Signing, Govt Says

Both the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma Army can undertake a landmine removal program after the KIA signs the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), a Kachin State minister said recently in parliament. The comment…

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Ten Acres of Village Land Damaged by Digging for Turtle Stones

Ten Acres of Village Land Damaged by Digging for Turtle Stones

A village headman has reported that more than 10 acres of farmland has been damaged through the digging for “turtle stones.” The land, which is part of the 2,000 acres collectively owned by the residents…