KIA troops on the front line (Photo: Sumlut Gindai)

Battles Continue Unabated in Hpakant and Northern Shan State

A battle took place between KIA’s 6th Battalion troops and a combined force of Burmese Army’s 336th & 421st Light Infantry Battalion troops and Burmese Army- backed local Tai Leng (Red Shan) militia at Hkum Tsai Zup village in Hpakant Township on June 29 at 11:30 am. During the battle at Hkum Tsai Zup, one

Artillery Shells Landed near IDP Boarding School

Several artillery shells fired by Burmese army’s post at Hkaya Bum landed near Alen Bum IDP boarding school on June 25 at 6 pm. According to KIO relief team IRRC, shrapnel from the mortar shell hit the school headmaster’s kitchen. There are 986 IDP students currently studying at the boarding school. They are IDP students

Seng Hpra Village Church Destroyed by Burmese Army Shelling

An RPG fired by Burmese Army’s 421st Light Infantry Battalion troops on June 19 hit a Christian Church at Seng Hpra village in Hpakant Township. Locals said the Church was burnt and completely destroyed after repeated shelling. Sara Hting Ram, a Chrisitian minister from Seng Hpra village, was detained and interrogated by Burmese Army troops.

Battles Rage in Hpakant and Northern Shan State

KIA frontline sources said a combined force of Burmese Army’s 423rd and 434th Light Infantry Regiment troops on Monday launched attack on KIA 6th Battalion’s Naw Lang Post, located in Hpakant Township, at around 2:00 pm. KIA source said Burmese army troops first fired artillery shells on KIA’s positions at around 1:45 pm before its

Peace Process

Meeting between NCCT and MPC members

Pondering the Future of Burma’s Peace Process

This year’s February 12th Union Day has come and gone, significantly without the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) that President Thein Sein had so hoped for as his presidential legacy. Instead, a face-saver Union Day pledge of sorts was signed by a “coalition of the willing” – 50 political parties and 4 ethnic



KIO turns military headquarters into a boarding school

By KLN Published on July 10, 2013   Opening ceremony of a boarding school was held at Hpung Mai hall in Laiza on July 9 at 9 am. The combined boarding school which accommodates 1725 middle and high school students is located at Alen Bum, the former KIA’s military headquarter, in Laiza. 107 teachers and


Pamphlet distributed by Upstream Ayeyawady Confluence Basin Hydropower Co. Ltd, a local subsidiary of CPI Group.

CPI presses ahead with Myitsone dam project

By KLN Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Despite public outcry against the construction of Myitsone (Malizup) dam, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI Group), which is one of the five largest state-owned electricity company in China, continues to pursue the project, reported Kachin Development and Networking Group (KDNG) on Monday. Upstream Ayeyawady Confluence Basin Hydropower Co. Ltd,