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Burma’s National Unity Government Reveals Civilian Defense Force

Burma’s National Unity Government Reveals Civilian Defense Force

Burma’s interim government announced the People Defense Force (PDF), established in cooperation with the Southeast Asian country’s ethnic armed organizations (EAOs).

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Kachin Organizations Form Interim Coordination Team in Burma

Kachin Organizations Form Interim Coordination Team in Burma

Domestic and international Kachin organizations established a coordination team to advocate on behalf of the Kachin people during military rule, according to the team’s spokesperson.

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Youth Protesters In Putao Released From Prison

Youth Protesters In Putao Released From Prison

Five youths arrested in Putao, located in Burma’s northern Kachin State, were released, with their charges reduced after Kachin State Negotiation Committee mediated with authorites, according to committee member Bawk Ja.

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Lawmaker Charged For Supporting Civil Servants

Lawmaker Charged For Supporting Civil Servants

The military regime charged a high-ranking Kachin minister for supporting holidays for civil servants until the democratically elected government in Burma is restored. Dashi La Seng, the minister of Natural Resources and Environment in Kachin…

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Protesters Reject Military Installed Committee

Protesters Reject Military Installed Committee

Some protesters rejected the Kachin State Negotiation Committee (KSNC) that was recently established to negotiate between the military and demonstrators opposed to the coup.

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Civilian Killed By Tatmadaw Shell During Fighting With KIO/A

Civilian Killed By Tatmadaw Shell During Fighting With KIO/A

A Burma Army shell killed a Burmese civilian during fighting with the Kachin Independence Organization/Army in northern Shan State during the weekend.

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Five Youths Arrested for Demonstrating in Putao

Five Youths Arrested for Demonstrating in Putao

Five youths who joined protests against the military regime were arrested in Putao.

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KIO General Secretary La Nan: The Main Problem Is The 2008 Constitution

KIO General Secretary La Nan: The Main Problem Is The 2008 Constitution

The Tatmadaw threatened military action against the Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) if it interferes in its handling of the protests in Burma. While a KIO/A counter statement supported the people’s right to protest against the…

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KIO Vows To Stand With The People If Military Govt Resorts To Violence

KIO Vows To Stand With The People If Military Govt Resorts To Violence

The Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) said it will stand with the people if the military regime’s security forces attack them for opposing its rule in Kachin State.

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Govt Failed to Address Land Grievances

Govt Failed to Address Land Grievances

Since the National League for Democracy entered office, after winning the 2015 election, many land disputes in Kachin State remain unresolved, according to the Federal Ethnic Farmer Network (FEFN).