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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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“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

Kachin civil society organizations (CSOs) questioned the conditions leading to the senseless deaths of jade miners during last week’s tragic incident at the Hpakant jade mines in Burma’s Kachin State. CSOs created a Facebook group…

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162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

At least 162 miners at the Hpakant jade mine in Burma’s Kachin State died after the side of a hill collapsed into a pit, creating a giant wave of water that swept them away. “When…

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Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Over 200 internally displaced Kachin families living in the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, want the government to provide all the households in their village with electricity. Residents of Ngwi Pyaw San…

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Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Many Kachin citizens without national ID cards will be omitted during the 2020 general election. According to the Kachin State Election Commission, hundreds of thousands in the state are expected to be left out when…

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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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Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

In northern Shan State, fighting between Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) continued this Wednesday morning. A KIA officer from Brigade-4, who spoke to KNG on condition of anonymity, says the Burma Army launched…

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Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Teachers working at Myitkyina University were allowed to return to their villages on Tuesday after two teachers in a quarantine tested negative for COVID-19. The teachers were quarantined after it was discovered one had contact…

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Northern Alliance Refuse Govt’s Offer To Resume Peace Talks Online

Northern Alliance Refuse Govt’s Offer To Resume Peace Talks Online

The government extended an invitation through Kachin Peace-Talk Creation Group (PCG) to resume peace talks with the Northern Alliance through online conferencing, after discussions with the ethnic armed coalition has been suspended since the COVID-19…

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KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) announced plans to resettle hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Puta-O Township, Kachin State. KHCC chair Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson says: “It’s not possible for these IDPs to…