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Three Painters Promoting COVID-19 Awareness Released on Bail, Charges Remain

Three Painters Promoting COVID-19 Awareness Released on Bail, Charges Remain

Three painters were released from jail on bail by a Myitkyina court on Thursday, but continue to face charges of “insulting religion” for their public mural promoting awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Kachin

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Social Distancing Not Always Being Followed For Returning Workers, CSO Says

Social Distancing Not Always Being Followed For Returning Workers, CSO Says

With thousands returning en masse from jobs in China in recent days a Kachin civil society coalition cautioned that more needed to be done to reduce the risks of transmission of COVID-19 while the workers

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Day Workers Blocked From Banana Farms

Day Workers Blocked From Banana Farms

Hundreds of day workers employed on tissue-culture banana farms in Waingmaw township, in Kachin State, have been told not to go back to work. Dau Hkawng, the village administration officer for Jam Ga village, and

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Myitkyina Painters Promoting COVID-19 Awareness Charged With Insulting Buddhism

Myitkyina Painters Promoting COVID-19 Awareness Charged With Insulting Buddhism

A group of young painters who created a work of art on the wall of a railway station in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina is now facing charges for insulting Buddhism, which they deny

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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