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Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

For one week in early February, the public hospital in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina will provide free medical treatment to patients who are living with physical disabilities, hospital officials said. The program will…

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China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

Kachin State authorities say they are having difficulty keeping track of migrant workers coming from China to work in agribusiness initiatives such as tissue culture banana plantations. The state’s immigration minister, Zaw Win, said that…

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US Announces Agricultural Initiative in Kachin State

US Announces Agricultural Initiative in Kachin State

The US had committed to spending US$38 million over five years on Burma’s agriculture sector and the development of a food processing system in Kachin and Shan states and the country’s central regions, American officials…

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Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting between the Burma Army and forces belonging to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) resumed on Monday in Kachin State’s Mohnyin Township following the expiry of the military’s nine-month unilateral ceasefire declaration. According to local…

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Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), a newly formed opposition party has raised concerns about government policies that encourage the migration of workers from other parts of the country to Myanmar’s most northern state. The…

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Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin peace activist Seng Nu Pan was released from Myitkyina prison on the morning of September 16th after finishing her 15-day prison term. She was jailed for her role in organizing a ‘street performance’ to…

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Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Paw Lu, a prominent peace activist in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina, was given an additional three months added to his original sentence for his role in an “unauthorized” public peace performances after he was…

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Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

On Monday a senior military official dropped a suit he had filled against Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, the chairman of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC).  The suit was filed last month following critical comments the…

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Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

Myanmar Army Tanks Roll into Myitkyina as Kachin Activists Gather

A group of politically active Kachin gathering in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina says they were very alarmed by the Myanmar army’s decision to send a convoy of military tanks and other military vehicles down…

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Kachin Peace Activists Jailed for “Unauthorized” Theater in the Park

Kachin Peace Activists Jailed for “Unauthorized” Theater in the Park

Dramatic scenes unfolded in Myitkyina on Monday when a local court sentenced two Kachin peace activists to prison for their role in organizing an “unauthorized” performance to mark the 8th anniversary of the Kachin conflict…