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Nam Jim Economic Zone to Be Suspended, CSO Says

Nam Jim Economic Zone to Be Suspended, CSO Says

Plans for a controversial economic zone planned on the outskirts of Myitkyina has been suspended, civil society attendees told KNG after a meeting with state officials this month. The Kachin State parliament’s finance committee met…

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Myitkyina University Postpones Exams Due to COVID-19

Myitkyina University Postpones Exams Due to COVID-19

Myitkyina University in Kachin State postponed mid-term exams for students on Tuesday amid fears of spreading the coronavirus through large gatherings, including those required for academic testing. The university’s rector Dr. Aung Win said that…

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KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

The Kachin National Congress (KNC) gathered in protest on Monday against an amendment of the election bylaw allowing guest domestic workers voting rights less than three months after arriving in Kachin State. KNC members and…

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Coronavirus Impacts Jade Auction Turnout in Myitkyina, Organizers Say

Coronavirus Impacts Jade Auction Turnout in Myitkyina, Organizers Say

Organizers of Myikyina’s third jade auction say that only around half of the expected amount of jade is on display at the event, held from February 24-28. Yitnang Ze Lum, chair of the Kachin State…

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Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin gathered to celebrate Kachin Revolution Day in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, this Wednesday. The commemoration, led by the Kachin Nationals Consultative Assembly, attracted about 4,000 people and was joined by religious leaders.…

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Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

For one week in early February, the public hospital in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina will provide free medical treatment to patients who are living with physical disabilities, hospital officials said. The program will…

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Remaining Kachin Youth Activist Released From Myitkyina Prison

Remaining Kachin Youth Activist Released From Myitkyina Prison

Kachin youth activist Paul Lu was released from a prison in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina on Monday morning after serving a three-month sentence for handing broken judicial scales to a judge in protest.…

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Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin Peace Activist Seng Nu Pan Released from Myanmar Prison

Kachin peace activist Seng Nu Pan was released from Myitkyina prison on the morning of September 16th after finishing her 15-day prison term. She was jailed for her role in organizing a ‘street performance’ to…

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Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Kachin Peace Activist’s Jail Term Extended After Myitkyina Courtroom Protest

Paw Lu, a prominent peace activist in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina, was given an additional three months added to his original sentence for his role in an “unauthorized” public peace performances after he was…

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Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

Myanmar Army Drops Suit Against Kachin Church Leader Over Trump comments

On Monday a senior military official dropped a suit he had filled against Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, the chairman of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC).  The suit was filed last month following critical comments the…