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Burmese Army Troops Removed A Cross from RCM Prayer Mountain

Burmese army’s 261 Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) troops seized a Roman Catholic Mission’s prayer mountain located at Tanggau Bum in Awng Bar Le in Hpakant Township. Local sources said Burmese troops launched an attack beginning Feb 20. The soldiers removed a giant cross which symbolizes Christian faith from top of the mountain after they seized

Kachin IDPs from Kutkai RCM Camp Arrested

A local NGO source said 6 IDPs and volunteers from a Roman Catholic Mission’s IDP Camp in Kutkai, northern Shan State have been arrested by Burmese army troops today at around 1 pm. Those arrested by Burmese army troops are Zau Seng (50), La Nu (19), Doi Li (22), Gam Awng (25), Yawng Htang (21) and an orphan boy named Zau

Battles Rage Between Allied Ethnic Forces and Burmese Army in Lau Kai

Allied ethnic forces from Kokang MNDAA’s 2nd Battalion, Ta-ang TNLA’s 919th Battalion and Arakan Army troops today fought against Burmese Army troops at Chin Ma Lin, Lau Kai in northern Shan State at around 2:30 am. The battle lasted for about 6 hours. Another allied troops from MNDAA’s 17th Battalion, TNLA’s 447th Battalion and Arakan

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

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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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