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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

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Teacher Quarantined After Having Contact With COVID-19 Case

Teacher Quarantined After Having Contact With COVID-19 Case

A high school teacher, who was marking final exams in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, was sent to a quarantine facility at Myitkyina Public Hospital this Thursday after having contact with COVID-19 Case 249. 

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Displaced Villagers Can Go Home If A Ceasefire Is Signed: Kachin Organizations Say

Displaced Villagers Can Go Home If A Ceasefire Is Signed: Kachin Organizations Say

On the anniversary of the conflict in Kachin State, the Kachin National Consultative Assembly (KNCA) stated that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) would be able to return to their homes if the warring parties sign

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Tatmadaw Surrounds Northern Alliance During Offensive

Tatmadaw Surrounds Northern Alliance During Offensive

The Tatmadaw launched an offensive on several ethnic armed organizations in the Northern Alliance in northern Shan State despite that both the Army and the alliance declared their own unilateral ceasefires. Burma Army's LID-88 and

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Plans To Send IDPs Home Delayed

Plans To Send IDPs Home Delayed

KNG spoke with Pastor Hpauyam Hka Li, the head of Kachin Baptist Convention’s (KBC) development department, about the obstacles his organisation faces returning the internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their villages. KBC said it would

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Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

A parliamentarian called on the Tatmadaw to reopen gold and amber mines closed since 2018 when the Burma Army launched a series of offensives driving out the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) from the lucrative region

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Trial Starts For Preacher Charged For Using Walkie-Talkie

Trial Starts For Preacher Charged For Using Walkie-Talkie

The trial of a Baptist preacher charged for using a walkie-talkie last year at a youth rehabilitation school in northern Burma started this Wednesday. Lahkye Seng Awng told KNG there was little he could say