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A Local Hunter Killed by Burmese Army Troops

Ta Kyaw, a local hunter, of Namhpyek village was killed by Burmese army troops under Tanai-based Regional Operation Command near Namhpyek creek on April 20 at 12 pm. A local source said he was hiding inside a drainage pipe as fighting raged between KIA’s 14th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops. “Burmese soldiers saw him

423rd LIR Troops Attacked KIA’s Anam Camp Post

A battle took place between KIA’s 6th Battalion troops and Burmese Army’s 423rd Light Infantry Regiment (LIR) troops near KIA’s Anam Camp post in Hpakant Township on April 18. A frontline source said the battle started at around 5 pm after Burmese troops stepped on 2 land mines near KIA post. “423rd LIR troops, reinforced

Battles Rage in Northern Shan State

A battle took place between KIA’s 38th Battalion troops and a combined force of Burmese army’s 313rd and 416th Light Infantry Regiments near Bang Sai village in northern Shan State on April 12 at 2:30 pm. Another battle took place between the two sides near Hpawng Seng village at around 5 pm. No casualties had

Strong Winds Swept Through Bum Tsit Pa IDP Camp

A strong wind swept through Bum Tsit Pa Camp, a makeshift IDP camp in China-Burma border in Kachin State, on March 31. Heavy rain continues in the area, causing hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons shelterless and worsening their already precarious living conditions.  The full extent of the damage caused by the windstorm is still unknown.

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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