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Tatmadaw Discusses COVID-19 Prevention With KIO

Tatmadaw Discusses COVID-19 Prevention With KIO

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) held a meeting about COVID-19 prevention in KIO territory on May 20 in which government forces gave protective equipment to the KIO. The KIO’s information department…

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KIO And Govt Prepare For Pandemic

KIO And Govt Prepare For Pandemic

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and the Kachin National Consultative Assembly met with the state government for the first time to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. KIO officials that attended the meeting last Wednesday in…

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EAOs Cautious About Collaboration With Govt’s COVID-19 Coordination Committee, Insiders Say

EAOs Cautious About Collaboration With Govt’s COVID-19 Coordination Committee, Insiders Say

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) replied to and acknowledged the Burmese government’s official letter announcing the formation of a COVID-19 coordination committee in ethnic regions, but further actions to collaborate have not been taken by…

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Burma Army Warns KIO to Cut Ties With Arakan Army or Face Attack, PCG Says

Burma Army Warns KIO to Cut Ties With Arakan Army or Face Attack, PCG Says

Kachin civil society organizations say that they are concerned that the Burma Army is planning a military offensive in areas under the control of the Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A), after a reported “warning” from the…

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Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin gathered to celebrate Kachin Revolution Day in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, this Wednesday. The commemoration, led by the Kachin Nationals Consultative Assembly, attracted about 4,000 people and was joined by religious leaders.…

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Alleged Tatmadaw Fighter Jet Makes Multiple Flights Over KIO Headquarters

Alleged Tatmadaw Fighter Jet Makes Multiple Flights Over KIO Headquarters

A fighter jet believed to belong to the Burma Army flew over the Kachin Independence Organization/Army’s (KIO/A) headquarters in Laiza on the Burma-China border on Tuesday afternoon, KIO sources said. The white jet flew over…

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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…