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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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Burma Army Kills Man In Hpakant

Burma Army Kills Man In Hpakant

Regime soldiers have shot dead a man in a reportedly unprovoked attack in a village in jade-rich Hpakant Township, Kachin State. "There was no clash in the village...a man on a motorbike didn't stop at

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Hpakant Students Struggling After Internet Partially Restored

Hpakant Students Struggling After Internet Partially Restored

On Monday, Mytel, a major telecommunications company owned by the Burma Army (BA), partially restored internet connectivity in Hpakant Township after it had been shut down since August. However, youth in the township in Kachin

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Hpakant Journalist Arrested Last Year Awaits Trial

Hpakant Journalist Arrested Last Year Awaits Trial

A freelance reporter for Kachin News Group and Kachin Wave, detained by the regime for over a year after being charged with sedition, is still waiting for his case to be heard in court. Nawng

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Rescuers Unable To Find Missing Miners After Hpakant Landslide

Rescuers Unable To Find Missing Miners After Hpakant Landslide

Rescue workers have recovered only one body from the landslide in Hpakant Township with many more feared to have perished in the disaster in Kachin State. "We still do not know the exact number of

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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