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Waingmaw Villagers Afraid Regime Will Attack KIA

Waingmaw Villagers Afraid Regime Will Attack KIA

Villagers fear for their safety after the Burma Army (BA) showed up in their village in Waingmaw Township, which is also near Laiza, the de facto headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organisation, whose armed wing,

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Regime Launches Offensive To Build Strategic Border Road In Kachin State

Regime Launches Offensive To Build Strategic Border Road In Kachin State

The Burma Army (BA) has launched a clearance campaign to drive the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) out of an area where it plans to build a strategic road from its camp in Waingmaw Township to

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Waingmaw Residents Want PMF Checkpoint Removed

Waingmaw Residents Want PMF Checkpoint Removed

A People's Militia Force (PMF) is extorting money from people who passed through its checkpoint outside Wu Yang village in Kachin State. For the past month, it's charging each vehicle up to 2,000 kyat ($1).

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PMF Extorting  Waingmaw Residents

PMF Extorting  Waingmaw Residents

A People's Militia Force (PMF) has been extorting travellers in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State. "They demand money from every car that passes through the Wu Yang Gate,'' says a local source. He explained that the

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Armed Forces Arrest Workers At Power Plant In Waingmaw

Armed Forces Arrest Workers At Power Plant In Waingmaw

Armed forces arrested six workers at the Buga Power Plant in Waingmaw town, Kachin State. (more…)

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KIA Attacks Burma Army in Waingmaw

KIA Attacks Burma Army in Waingmaw

The Burma Army (BA) sustained causalities during a recent Kachin Independence Army (KIA) attack on its base in Waingmaw town, Kachin State. (more…)

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Authorities Will Take Action Against Trucks With Loads Exceeding Regulations

Authorities Will Take Action Against Trucks With Loads Exceeding Regulations

An awareness campaign to educate truck drivers not to carry loads exceeding heights of 13 feet has been launched by the Kachin State government. (more…)

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Villagers Demand Better Govt Compensation For 1,000 Trees Lost to Power Line Installation

Villagers Demand Better Govt Compensation For 1,000 Trees Lost to Power Line Installation

Villagers in Waingmaw Township have demanded higher compensation rates for trees cut down in their community forest to make way for a power line. Locals from Gaw Set Yang village in Washawng village tract have

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Tissue Culture Banana Company Demands 120 Million Kyat From Locals

Tissue Culture Banana Company Demands 120 Million Kyat From Locals

A tissue culture banana company is prosecuting seven villagers in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township and demanding 120 million kyat (US$83,000) in compensation for the halting of their agribusiness project. Generation Star Co. Ltd. has filed

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Pesticides Linked to Deadly Stream Pollution in Waingmaw

Pesticides Linked to Deadly Stream Pollution in Waingmaw

Pesticides in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township are polluting nearby streams and killing fish and livestock, locals say. Workers on the 3,000-acre tissue culture banana plantation around Wa Ra Yang village in Hpung Tang Yang village