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KSPP Chair and MP Elect: Federalism Must Come First

KSPP Chair and MP Elect: Federalism Must Come First

Dr. Manam Tu Ja, chairperson of the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), was one of four KSPP candidates to win a parliamentary seat in Kachin State in Burma’s general election on November 8.

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KSPP Brings Charges Against Three Individuals for Violating Election Law

KSPP Brings Charges Against Three Individuals for Violating Election Law

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has brought a legal case against three people who they say circulated false information about the party during their election campaign in Kachin State.

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Ethnic Political Parties in Kachin State Grapple With Electoral Losses

Ethnic Political Parties in Kachin State Grapple With Electoral Losses

After the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) won the majority of votes across the country in Burma’s general election, ethnic parties in Kachin State are exploring why they did not perform as well as…

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KSPP Refuses to Sign Off on Voting Results in Three Townships

KSPP Refuses to Sign Off on Voting Results in Three Townships

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) is opting not to sign off on voting reports—known as Form 19—in three constituencies in Kachin State, describing the November 8 general election as “unfair.” Naw Hkung, the KSPP’s…

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KSPP Parliamentarian Discusses ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Election Victory, Peace Process

KSPP Parliamentarian Discusses ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Election Victory, Peace Process

Duwa N’shang San Awng of the Kachin Peace-talk Creation Group (PCG) was elected as a Kachin State parliamentarian for Sumprabum Township’s Constituency 2 in Burma’s general election on November 8. He belongs to the Kachin…

Election
KSPP Won’t Air Policy Speech on MRTV

KSPP Won’t Air Policy Speech on MRTV

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) won’t broadcast their party’s policy speech on Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) after being asked to censor it by the Union Election Commission (UEC).  Salang Naw Hkung, in charge…

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Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

After the government restricted campaigning to curb coronavirus transmissions during the country’s worst outbreak since the pandemic started, ethnic political parties vying for seats in Kachin State are struggling to gain votes for their cause.…

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KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KNG interviewed Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) Vice-Chair Duwa Gumgrawng Awng Hkam about how his party is getting ready for the 2020 general election. In particular, the party’s candidate selection process for the townships in…

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Kachin Political Party Speaks Out Against Myitsone Dam

Kachin Political Party Speaks Out Against Myitsone Dam

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has come out against the Myitsone hydropower dam, which, if completed, would be located on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. The statement came on International…

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Party Leaders Elected at KSPP Conference

Party Leaders Elected at KSPP Conference

In its first conference held from March 3-4, the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) elected its leading committee and drew up the party’s policies. It was decided that the party chair is Dr. Manam Tu…