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Landmines Injures Civilians Near Hpakant Goldmine

Landmines Injures Civilians Near Hpakant Goldmine

Two villagers sustained injuries after accidentally stepping on concealed landmines allegedly planted by the Jahtu Zup People Militia Force (PMF) in Hpakant township, Kachin State. The PMF, which is under the Burma Army, blocked and

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Gold Mining Contaminates Villager’s Water In Kachin State

Gold Mining Contaminates Villager’s Water In Kachin State

Residents of a village in Kachin State have told KNG that their water source has become discoloured after large-scale gold mining took place nearby following the military coup in Burma over a year ago. ''Since

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Junta Targets Small Gold Prospectors In Myitkyina Township

Junta Targets Small Gold Prospectors In Myitkyina Township

The regime's armed forces have arrested several small-scale gold prospectors along the Irrawaddy River, rather than large companies using heavy machinery to mine for the precious metal, causing most of the environmental destruction in Kachin

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Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Under military rule, gold mining has increased around the suspended Myitsone Dam along the Mali hka and Irrawaddy rivers, and in Chipwi Township in Kachin State, with crony mining companies using large backhoes to extract

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Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

A parliamentarian called on the Tatmadaw to reopen gold and amber mines closed since 2018 when the Burma Army launched a series of offensives driving out the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) from the lucrative region

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Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Residents of northern Kachin State are concerned they will lose their ancestral land after the government gave a Singapore-based mining company the green light to start a feasibility study in one of the most remote