Tag: Kachin State

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KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

The Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) won’t allow polling to occur in its areas during the national election. The ethnic armed organization (EAO) said it doesn’t recognize the 2008 Constitution. Col Nhpang Naw Bu, in charge…

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Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

A group assisting the physically challenged in Kachin State called for provisions to help them cast ballots for the 2020 general election when polling stations open on November 8. U G. Zung Sau, chair of…

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Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Not many citizens of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, checked whether their names were included on voters’ lists. Despite this, the deadline has nearly passed. Naw Sang, head of Dukahtawng ward, said only about…

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Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

The government of Kachin State announced it won’t sign a second MoU for the Nam Jim economic zone with a Chinese company during a press conference. Instead, Wai Lin, Kachin State finance minister says plans…

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Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents of two students who were detained by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) following a brawl near a karaoke establishment in Burma’s Kachin State recently learned of their deaths while in custody. Kyi Kyi Khin,…

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Floods Inundate Village In Kachin State

Floods Inundate Village In Kachin State

Hundreds of homes were inundated after flooding overtook a village in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley earlier this week. Heavy rainfall caused the water levels of rivers surrounding Shahtuzup village, off Lido road, to overflow flooding…

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Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

The lawyer for Myitkyina Journal reporters asked the court to exclude a witness during the trial against Tha Khin Sit Mining and Import and Export Company currently underway at Waingmaw Township Court in Burma’s Kachin…

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KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

A Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer and several soldiers stand accused of assaulting civilians and then detaining some of them after attending a karaoke establishment in Mohnyin District, located in Burma’s Kachin State. Win Naing…

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Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

Hundreds Of Kachin Villages Will Be Left Out Of Election

The election commission is unable to collect a list of names for eligible voters from about 200 villages in Kachin State. “We have to collect a population list before we make an eligible voter list,”…

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Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

The government sent new guidelines to private schools with dormitories in Kachin State to ensure social distancing is followed when classes resume. Khin Than New, director of the educational department for Kachin State, told KNG…