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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…

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KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KNG interviewed Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) Vice-Chair Duwa Gumgrawng Awng Hkam about how his party is getting ready for the 2020 general election. In particular, the party’s candidate selection process for the townships in…

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Burma Army and KIA Clash for Four Days Straight in Northern Shan State

Burma Army and KIA Clash for Four Days Straight in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) have had clashes for four consecutive days—from June 16-19—in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State, according to KIA sources. Locals in Kaleng village—the area in which…

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Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

In northern Shan State, fighting between Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) continued this Wednesday morning. A KIA officer from Brigade-4, who spoke to KNG on condition of anonymity, says the Burma Army launched…

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Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Teachers working at Myitkyina University were allowed to return to their villages on Tuesday after two teachers in a quarantine tested negative for COVID-19. The teachers were quarantined after it was discovered one had contact…

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Northern Alliance Refuse Govt’s Offer To Resume Peace Talks Online

Northern Alliance Refuse Govt’s Offer To Resume Peace Talks Online

The government extended an invitation through Kachin Peace-Talk Creation Group (PCG) to resume peace talks with the Northern Alliance through online conferencing, after discussions with the ethnic armed coalition has been suspended since the COVID-19…

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Eight People Home Quarantined in Myitkyina After Contact With COVID-19 Patient

Eight People Home Quarantined in Myitkyina After Contact With COVID-19 Patient

Eight people found to have had contact with Burma’s 245th COVID-19 patient have been ordered to quarantine themselves at their homes in Myitkyina’s Shatapru Ward. Patient 245 is a 30-year-old man from Hsihseng Township in…

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More Than 50 Teachers Monitored in Myitkyina After One Has Contact With COVID-19 Patient

More Than 50 Teachers Monitored in Myitkyina After One Has Contact With COVID-19 Patient

Some 56 teachers have been restricted from traveling after it was found that one of them had contact with Burma’s 249th COVID-19 patient. The teachers are currently staying at Myitkyina University’s dorm to mark the…

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KIO Restricts Travel in Its Territory After COVID-19 Case Found

KIO Restricts Travel in Its Territory After COVID-19 Case Found

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has restricted travel in the territory under its control in N’mawk (Momauk) Township in Kachin State’s Bhamo District after Burma’s 249th COVID-19 case was found in the township. Travel in…