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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Chinese Nationals Fined, Detained for Weeks Over Illegal Operation of Waingmaw Shops

Chinese Nationals Fined, Detained for Weeks Over Illegal Operation of Waingmaw Shops

A Waingmaw Township court sentenced three Chinese nationals to fines of 500,000 kyat (US$329) for operating shops without official permission earlier this month. Immigration officers arrested a woman—who ran the Shang Nan car parts shop—and…

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Chinese Nationals Arrested in Waingmaw For ‘Running Shops Without Permission’

Chinese Nationals Arrested in Waingmaw For ‘Running Shops Without Permission’

An immigration officer said that while the individuals had visas to live in Burma, they had been ‘repeatedly warned’ not to run shops. Police arrested three Chinese nationals in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township on Wednesday…

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Youth Mission Brings Medical Aid to Remote Kachin Villages

Youth Mission Brings Medical Aid to Remote Kachin Villages

This is the sixth year that the group has provided medical assistance to impoverished villagers during the rainy season. Youths from the A Lin Thet Media Mission Group, based in Waingmaw Township, provided medical treatment…