More than forty miners, including women, arrested by the military at a jade mine in Hpakant Township last week are still in custody, while locals say the soldiers have demanded a ransom for their release.
An irregular jade miner in Hpakant Township was killed and another injured when a 300-foot mountain of debris collapsed on the two men as they scavenged for the precious metal in Mawsi Ser around 3am
The Burma Army (BA) has restricted the supply of rice and fuel to Hpakant to prevent jade mining companies affiliated with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) from operating in order to deprive the group and
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
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
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
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
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