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Armed Forces Kill Protester in Hpakant

Armed Forces Kill Protester in Hpakant

Armed forces fired live rounds killing one person, seriously injuring another at a protest in Hpakant town, Kachin State, during Global Myanmar Spring Revolution Day, which saw peaceful rallies against the military regime break out…

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Authorities Target Journalist in Hpakant

Authorities Target Journalist in Hpakant

A freelance journalist who reported for Kachin News Group and Kachin Wave was arrested while covering a protest in Hpakant, Kachin State, where he is based.

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Union Govt Resumes Plans for Uranium Extraction in Hpakant

Union Govt Resumes Plans for Uranium Extraction in Hpakant

Kachin villagers told KNG they opposed the Union government’s request to Kachin State government to mine uranium in Hpakant Township.

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Hpakant CSOs Complain About Alleged Election Fraud

Hpakant CSOs Complain About Alleged Election Fraud

Civil society organizations (CSOs) complained to Khet Aung, Kachin State Chief Minister, in a letter after the Hpakant Municipal allegedly elected a nominee as chairperson with less votes than another nominee. Eight people were nominated…

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Eligible Voting Population in Hpakant Doubles Since 2015 Election

Eligible Voting Population in Hpakant Doubles Since 2015 Election

The number of eligible voters in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township has increased since the 2015 election, the local electoral commission has said, ahead of Burma’s next general election scheduled for November 8. There were 89,488…

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More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

Four COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Burma’s jade-rich Hpakant town, located in Kachin State. The new transmissions may have been infected by Case 1712, which they all had direct contact with. Tint Naing, who’s…

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Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Ineffective cleaning of the Uru stream by businesspeople in Hpakant, Kachin State is contributing to flooding which now occurs every year in the area, locals say. While the local government and businesspeople have formed a…

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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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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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Gov’t Restricts Traffic To Hpakant To Fight Virus

Gov’t Restricts Traffic To Hpakant To Fight Virus

The government introduced stricter travel measures it claims will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township. Locals are afraid of contracting the virus after many Burmese nationals returned from Thailand and…