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Bus Fares Increase In Myitkyina

Bus Fares Increase In Myitkyina

Fares for buses travelling from Myitkyina to Yangon and Mandalay have been increased. From 30 June, fares from Myitkyina to Mandalay, which use to cost $15, and from Yangon and Mandalay, which previously cost $20,

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KSCM Destroys Unity Statue In Myitkyina

KSCM Destroys Unity Statue In Myitkyina

The Kachin State Civilian Movement (KSCM) has burnt down a statue in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, which is supposed to symbolise unity. However, the Kachin demonstration group considers it propaganda for the military

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Myitkyina Residents Organise Anti-drug Patrols

Myitkyina Residents Organise Anti-drug Patrols

The people of Myitkyina have taken the law into their own hands by punishing illicit drug users in a ward in the capital of Kachin State. An anonymous male source told KNG that residents from

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Myitkyina To Putao Highway Reopens

Myitkyina To Putao Highway Reopens

Putao residents can breathe a little easier after the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) announced that the motorway from Myitkyina to the remote town in northern Kachin State will reopen on 2 March for trucks carrying

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Fake PDF Hustling Shopkeepers In Kachin State

Fake PDF Hustling Shopkeepers In Kachin State

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) has promised to do something against a group posing as the People's Defence Forces to extort money from civilians in Myitkyina and Mogaung townships. According to a KIO officer in

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Armed Forces Harass Myitkyina Shops For Not Selling Regime Beer

Armed Forces Harass Myitkyina Shops For Not Selling Regime Beer

After shopkeepers have stopped selling the regime's beer products in Myitkyina as part of boycott organised by the Kachin Independence Army, Burma Army soldiers (BA) in civilian clothes have tightened security in the Kachin State

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Child Killed By Myitkyina Police On Coup Anniversary

Child Killed By Myitkyina Police On Coup Anniversary

A policeman killed a seven-year-old after firing indiscriminately following a bomb attack on a police camp in Myitkyina on the one-year anniversary of the coup - a day when many people in Burma took part

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Kachin Risk Commemorating Kachin State Day

Kachin Risk Commemorating Kachin State Day

A man in Myitkyina who did not want to give his name told KNG that he raised the Kachin national flag in his house for 74th Kachin State Day on 10 January, followed by prayers.

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Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Under military rule, gold mining has increased around the suspended Myitsone Dam along the Mali hka and Irrawaddy rivers, and in Chipwi Township in Kachin State, with crony mining companies using large backhoes to extract

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KIO Outlaws Junta Beer In Myitkyina

KIO Outlaws Junta Beer In Myitkyina

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) banned the sale of beer produced by the regime and crony companies in Myitkyina District. A KIO officer told KNG that Myanmar, Dagon and ABC beer companies have all been