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Heavy Rains Caused Flooding in Kachin State

Heavy rain caused flooding in several towns across Kachin State this week. Flooding has blocked the road between Kamai and Chyahkrau in western Kachin State. Old Seng Tawng town has been flooded since last Thursday due to a waterway blockage of Gwi Hka river. Huge landslide by jade mining operations in Hpakant area blocked the

Battles Rage in Kachin as NCA Talks Resume in Yangon

Fierce battles continued between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese Army in Sumpra Bum Township as Ethnic Armed Organizations’ Senior Delegation and Burmese government’s representatives met to discuss Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) in Yangon. A battle took place between KIA’s 7th Battalion troops and Burmese Army’s 381st, 385th, and 389th Light Infantry Regiments under Mogaung-based

One Villager Killed, Two Injured in Shelling in Shabuk Kawnghka

At least one villager was killed and two others injured by Burmese Army’s artillery shells in Shabuk Kawnghka village in Muse Township on July 13. Local sources said Burmese Army troops fired artillery shells at random on Kawnghka village at around 10 am killing Naw San (20), and injuring Khun Kyin Liang (45) and Zinghtung

Burmese Army Fighter Jets Bomb KIA Positions in Mali Yang

Burmese Army’s fighter jets bombed KIA’s Mali Yang post for the second times around 3 pm on Monday. The two fighter jets raided KIA positions at 11:30 am while ground troops from Northern Regional Command and 33rd Light Infantry Division attacked Mali Yang post firing several artillery shells. Mali Yang is located 7.5 miles east

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

Education

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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

Environment

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,

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