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Fighting Between KIA and Tatmadaw Continues in Northern Shan State

Fighting Between KIA and Tatmadaw Continues in Northern Shan State

Yesterday saw fighting between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Tatmadaw troops in Burma's northern Shan State. A KIA officer told KNG that Burma Army LID-88 and LID-99 fought with Kachin soldiers at three sites in

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Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Civilians displaced by the conflict in Burma's Kachin State, who are eager to go home, are being blocked by the Burma Army despite receiving the green light from the government to return to their village.

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Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

The Kachin State Government plans to build laboratories to test for coronavirus in Myitkyina and Bhamo town by mid-September. Zaw Zaw, director of Kachin State government, told KNG the labs wouldn't be as big as

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Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

In Kachin State, there will be only one army polling station, meaning most soldiers in the state will be voting at the same locations as regular civilians during the upcoming 2020 general election on November

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Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) met with political parties and internally displaced persons (IDPs) during a roundtable in Myitkyina to share information and their views on peace matters.  The one-day event, which took place

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PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

A family of a Kachin youth, who was beaten by the Shahtuzup People's Militia Force, (PMF) in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, demanded the Northern Military Command punish their son's assailants. Lamai Htoi Bawk, 20, was

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Govt Will Build Polling Stations in IDP camps

Govt Will Build Polling Stations in IDP camps

To assist villagers displaced from conflict in Kachin State to vote during the upcoming elections, the government is planning to build some polling stations inside internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps. Tun Aung Khine, head of

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KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

The Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) won't allow polling to occur in its areas during the national election. The ethnic armed organization (EAO) said it doesn't recognize the 2008 Constitution. Col Nhpang Naw Bu, in charge

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Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

Disabled Need Assistance To Vote

A group assisting the physically challenged in Kachin State called for provisions to help them cast ballots for the 2020 general election when polling stations open on November 8. U G. Zung Sau, chair of

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Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

Govt Pursues Domestic Tender For Nam Jim Economic Zone

The government of Kachin State announced it won’t sign a second MoU for the Nam Jim economic zone with a Chinese company during a press conference. Instead, Wai Lin, Kachin State finance minister says plans