,

Tag: Kachin State

News
Regime Convicts Tanai Youths

Regime Convicts Tanai Youths

The regime gaoled 21 Tanai youths for 2 years and released 8 others who were under 18. In May, the military had arrested them all at a checkpoint near the town, accusing them of having…

News
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…

News
KIO Chair Warns Resistance Groups About Attacking Civilians

KIO Chair Warns Resistance Groups About Attacking Civilians

The chair of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) in his New Year’s address has exhorted civilian resistance groups to stop all attacks on civilians and public facilities, including schools and hospitals. ”I would urge resistance…

News
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…

News
Waingmaw Residents Want PMF Checkpoint Removed

Waingmaw Residents Want PMF Checkpoint Removed

A People’s Militia Force (PMF) is extorting money from people who passed through its checkpoint outside Wu Yang village in Kachin State. For the past month, it’s charging each vehicle up to 2,000 kyat ($1).…

News
Burma Army Convoy Attacked In Mohnyin Township

Burma Army Convoy Attacked In Mohnyin Township

On Monday, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) ambushed a military convoy with a landmine in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State. The KIA claimed to have killed at least seven Burma Army (BA) soldiers. The Kachin armed…

News
Kachin State Town Damaged By Burma Army Shelling

Kachin State Town Damaged By Burma Army Shelling

The military shelled a Kachin internally displaced persons (IDP) camp and a church in an artillery attack on Momauk, a town in Kachin State. According to a local man, a hundred Burma Army (BA) soldiers…

News
Bomb At Hpakant Township High School Injures At Least Six

Bomb At Hpakant Township High School Injures At Least Six

At least six people were injured on Friday morning when their school bus detonated a concealed landmine in Hpakant Township. According to a local, the bomb was planted on the premises of Mawsizar High School…

News
PMF Extorting  Waingmaw Residents

PMF Extorting  Waingmaw Residents

A People’s Militia Force (PMF) has been extorting travellers in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State. “They demand money from every car that passes through the Wu Yang Gate,” says a local source. He explained that the…

News
Muse Residents Remove Chinese Border Fence

Muse Residents Remove Chinese Border Fence

Civilians have removed a fence erected by Chinese officials in Muse Township, claiming they built it inside of Burma and not in China. “China constructed a fence on Burmese soil, so the locals removed it,”…