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KBC Chairman Discusses Returning IDPs With Burma Army Chief

KBC Chairman Discusses Returning IDPs With Burma Army Chief

Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) Rev Dr Hkalam Samson and six other KBC representatives met with Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, in Kachin State’s capital, Myitkyina, where they discussed returning displaced…

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Youth Launch Voter Education Campaign in Myitkyina

Youth Launch Voter Education Campaign in Myitkyina

Youth organizations have used bicycles to start a voter education campaign in Kachin State’s Myitkyina Township, urging people to check their names on the final draft of the eligible voter list. Around 30 young people…

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Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

A guesthouse in Kachin State’s capital city, Myitkyina, has been locked down after a police officer who stayed there tested positive for COVID-19. The police officer booked a bed at the guesthouse before being transferred…

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Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem prices in Kachin State have been plummeting since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, with merchants forced to sell off their stock at half of the regular rates. Tin…

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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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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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Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Few Checked Names On Voters’ Lists

Not many citizens of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, checked whether their names were included on voters’ lists. Despite this, the deadline has nearly passed. Naw Sang, head of Dukahtawng ward, said only about…

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Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

After living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp for almost a decade, Kachin villagers, who were displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army, returned to their village to clean their…

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Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

Court Rejects Myitkyina Journal’s Request To Revoke Witness In Lawsuit

The lawyer for Myitkyina Journal reporters asked the court to exclude a witness during the trial against Tha Khin Sit Mining and Import and Export Company currently underway at Waingmaw Township Court in Burma’s Kachin…

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More Than 50 Teachers Monitored in Myitkyina After One Has Contact With COVID-19 Patient

More Than 50 Teachers Monitored in Myitkyina After One Has Contact With COVID-19 Patient

Some 56 teachers have been restricted from traveling after it was found that one of them had contact with Burma’s 249th COVID-19 patient. The teachers are currently staying at Myitkyina University’s dorm to mark the…