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Burma Army Launches Attack on KIO Administration Office

Burma Army Launches Attack on KIO Administration Office

The Burma Army opened fire with heavy weapons directed toward the hilltop site of the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) general administration office in Laiza, Kachin State at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, KIO officials said. “The…

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KIO To Commemorate Work of Its Civil Administration

KIO To Commemorate Work of Its Civil Administration

A Thanksgiving event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) Department of General Administration (DGA) is scheduled for November 14-15 in Laiza, Kachin State. It is the biggest celebration organized by…

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KIO Commemoration Called Off Due to Burma Army Attack

KIO Commemoration Called Off Due to Burma Army Attack

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) could not hold an event to commemorate the 59th anniversary of its founding due to a Burma Army attack on the northern Shan State village where the proceedings were to…

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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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Despite Ceasefire Declaration Myanmar Army and Ethnic Alliance Clash in Kutkai

Despite Ceasefire Declaration Myanmar Army and Ethnic Alliance Clash in Kutkai

Armed clashes between the Myanmar army and members of an ethnic military alliance continued in the hours after the alliance declared a one-month ceasefire on September 9th.  The ceasefire announcement followed weeks of heavy fighting…

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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…

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Civilians killed by Shelling in Myanmar’s Shan State as Gov. and Armed Groups Meet

Civilians killed by Shelling in Myanmar’s Shan State as Gov. and Armed Groups Meet

Many Kachin people across the world took to social media on Saturday to express their anger and outrage following the death of five Kachin civilians in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township on Saturday amid heavy…

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Prayer Service Held for KIO Leader

Prayer Service Held for KIO Leader

The service in honor of KIO Chairman Gen. Nban La marks more than half a century of service to the Kachin cause and other important anniversaries. A special prayer service was held in Laiza, the…

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Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Top officials from the TNLA were also present at the meeting, according to sources. Chinese border trade and security officials from Yunnan Province met with Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) officials in Laiza, the headquarters of…

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Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

The visit is part of an agreement that will also see the government provide assistance to the IDPs on a monthly basis. A delegation of Burmese government officials is expected to travel to Kachin State…