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KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

Five years after the brutal rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in northern Shan State, the chairperson of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) said that justice has been delayed because witnesses have been afraid…

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Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

More than 50 Kachin organizations have called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently visiting Burma, to permanently cancel the China-backed Myitsone Dam on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. President…

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Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

To ensure that flood damage is minimized this year in Hpakant, Kachin State, locals have demanded that the government enforce existing regulations around the annual cleaning of sediment from the Uru stream. A government-sponsored cleaning…

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KSPP Not Buying Into NLD’s New Ethnic Affairs Committee

KSPP Not Buying Into NLD’s New Ethnic Affairs Committee

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has criticized the ruling National League for Democracy’s (NLD) hasty formation of an ethnic affairs committee—and its appointment of an ethnic Kachin chair—as a move to garner support in…

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Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

A jade market is being built in Hpakant town in Kachin State at a cost of 6 billion kyat (more than US$4 million), the state’s ministry of natural resources said. The ministry and the Association…

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KWAT: No Justice in Burma Army’s Crimes in Northern Shan State

KWAT: No Justice in Burma Army’s Crimes in Northern Shan State

The Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand (KWAT) has released a report demonstrating how justice has yet to be served in crimes committed by the Burma Army in northern Shan State. KWAT launched its human rights…

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Tatmadaw Attacks KIA Camp in Northern Shan State

Tatmadaw Attacks KIA Camp in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army fired multiple artillery shells at the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) military training camp in Hsenwi Township in northern Shan State on Wednesday, KIA sources said. The camp is located between Loidau and…

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Govt Talks Explore Closure of Kachin IDP Camps

Govt Talks Explore Closure of Kachin IDP Camps

A national-level policy discussion on the resettlement of Kachin internally displaced people (IDPs) and the closure of IDP camps were held in Myitkyina, Kachin State, on January 6. Dr. Win Myat Aye, the Union minister…

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Another Kachin Political Party Merges with KSPP

Another Kachin Political Party Merges with KSPP

The Union Nationalities Federal Democracy Party (UNFDP), a political party based in Kachin State, merged with the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) in the state capital Myitkyina on Friday. The merger is the latest move…

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KHCC Prepares for Return of More than 3,000 Kachin IDPs

KHCC Prepares for Return of More than 3,000 Kachin IDPs

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) is preparing to resettle a total of more than 3,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from 10 villages in Kachin State in the first few months of next year, the…