Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kachin Church leaders tell US government about shooting death of Myitkyina student

Fr.Dr. Gawlu Yang Wa(left), Nsang San (middle), Rev/Dr.Hkalam samson (right)

During a visit to the United States earlier this month, Christian leaders from the Kachin community informed American government officials in Washington DC about the recent shooting death of a Kachin student named Gum Seng Awng. The 19 year old student was shot dead by a Burma army soldier on the night of June 20th in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina.

Farmland seized in Shan State from villagers

Loi Kung village in northern shan state

A headmaster at an elementary school in north western Shan State has been accused of seizing land belonging to local residents after improperly deeming their land vacant. The alleged land seizures took place in Loi Kung village of Pan Kai village group in Kutkai Township.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Burma Army’s fighter jets attack KIA positions

Burma Army's fighter jets attack KIA positions

The Burma Army attacked positions held by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s Battalion 27 with fighter jets in Mansi Township in south eastern Kachin State on Tuesday May 17th.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Burma Army Commander to Be Questioned About Kachin Teachers' Murder

Burma Army Commander to Be Questioned About Kachin Teachers' Murder

Permission will soon be granted to interview Major Aung Phyo Myint, the Burma Army commander who many consider a key suspect in the murder of two Kachin teachers in northern Shan State in 2015.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Burma Army and KIA Clash near Mohnyin Jade Mine

Burma Army and KIA Clash near Mohnyin Jade Mine

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s Regiment 8 fought for nearly an hour on the outskirts of the southern Kachin State town of Mohnyin on 22 April, the Kachin News Group has learned.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kachin IDP Camps Damaged by Strong Winds Still Without Aid

Burmtist Pa IDPs camp

Camps for displaced Kachin refugees located along the Chinese border that were damaged by strong winds on 19 April have not yet received badly needed supplies to rebuild damaged shelters and other buildings.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Clashes resume in Kachin State between KIO and army

Clashes resume ni Kachin State near KIA headquarter Laiza

The past few weeks have seen a resumption of fighting in Kachin state between government forces and troops from the Kachin Independence Army's (KIA). The latest wave of fighting began when the Burma Army troops attached a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) outpost near the group's Laiza capital on Thursday April 7th.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Map of Burma Army's offensive in Kachin State

Latest Burma Army's Offensive against Kachin Independence Army KIA in Kachin state, Northern Burma.

Map of latest Burma Army's Offensive against Kachin Independence Army KIA in Kachin State, Northern Burma.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Kachin Parties Unite

Three Kachin political parties have agreed to merge. The Kachin State Democracy Party (KSDP), the Kachin National Congress for Democracy (KNCD), and the Kachin Democratic Party (KDP) prepared for the merger during a recent meeting in state capital Myitkyina.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Clashes between Burma Army and KIA Battalion 12 in Mansi Township

Heavy clashes broke out between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army's (KIA) Battalion 12 in Nam Hpu in Mansi Township in southern Kachin State on March 27th, the Kachin news group has learned.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

KIA and Burma Army Clash at Sisi Wong Hill

KIA soldiers ni frontline

There was a skirmish between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) at Sisi Wong Hill in northern Shan State on the evening of 24 March.

Monday, March 28, 2016

KIA clashes with pro government militia in poppy growing area of Kachin state

Kambaiti BFG

Fighting between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) troops and those from a government backed People’s Militia Force broke out in Kachin state’s Kampaiti last Tuesday March 22nd. The clash appears to have been triggered by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Third Regiment’s efforts to eradicate opium in the area.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Kachin CSOs Call for Halt of All Kachin State Dam Projects

rendition of myitsone dam

Thirty Kachin State civil society organisations (CSOs) called for a permanent halt to all dam projects in Kachin State due to a lack of transparency, negotiations and communication on 14 March, International Rivers’ Day.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

PJS Leaders Unaware of Charges of Violence Against PJS

Kachin Protestant on Drug

Leaders of the Christian Kachin-based anti-narcotic group Pat Ja San (PJS) said on 6 March that they were unaware that the group is being sued by U Zakhung Tin Ying’s family.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Burma Army Prepares for Military Offensive Against KIA


The Burma Army is preparing to launch a large military offensive codenamed ‘Operation Moe Pyar’ (Operation Sky-Blue) against the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) Sixth Brigade in northern Shan State according to Sixth Brigade officials.