Civilian killed in Waingmaw clash

San Latt / May 09, 2021

KIA soldiers / Hkun Lat

A women in her 30s died yesterday during the clash between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burma Army near Washawng village in Waingmaw Township in Kachin State.

Fuel tanker under attacked in Waingmaw

The Kachin Post / May 08, 2021

A damaged fuel tanker / CJ

A fuel tanker, which is believed to transporting aircraft fuel, was attacked today by the soldiers from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State.

Kachin women became NUG’s deputy minister

The Kachin Post / May 04, 2021

Stella Hkawng Naw

A second Kachin women has yesterday joined the team of Burma’s National Government (NUG) as the Deputy Minster of International Cooperation, expanding the parallel government with gender and ethnicity balance.

Myitkyina Journal ordered to cease publishing

San Latt / May 03, 2021

MNJ office in Myitkyina, Kachin State / MNJ

A Burmese-language Myitkyina News Journal (MNJ) based in Myitkyina, Kachin State has announced yesterday that the publication ceased to publish, a few days after it received a notice of revoking the publication licence from the Ministry of Information of State Administration Council (SAC).

Fuel price jumped in Hpakant

San Latt / May 01, 2021

A jade mining site in Hpakant / Hkun Lat

Gasoline prices are recently up more than double of its original price in Burma’s Jade mine of Hpakant town in Kachin State due to the blockage imposed by the military authorities.

Northeast India insurgents’ hidden link

N.B Chyoi / April 23, 2021

Naga Insurgent in Northeast India

The pro-democracy protesters in Burma are suspicious about China’s hidden support to the military coup that has caused a major bloodshed and people are now calling to attack Chinese installations in the country.

Ethnic armies urge Wa to lead northern alliance

The Kachin Post / April 18, 2021

FPNCC meeting in Panghsang, Wa State / Reuters

Three ethnic armies from Three Brotherhood Alliance (TBA) in northern Burma requested United Wa State Army (UWSA) from Burma’s self-administered Wa region to take a leading role for the interest of ethnic people of northern Burma during the political turmoil in the country.

China’s Burma lessons for BRI ambitions

Subir Bhaumik / April 18, 2021

Kyaukphyu Deep Sea Port in western Burma

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) is up against a huge challenge in what Beijing had started considering as its backyard in Burma. Pro-democracy protesters, who see China as the main backer of the military junta that seized power on Feb 1st have started attacking Chinese business interests as never before.

Burma’s unity government appointed Kachin individuals

The Kachin Post / April 17, 2021

Duwa Lashi La (Right) with Kachin Alliance leader Gum San

The newly formed National Unity Government (NUG) of the Republic of Union of Burma has appointed three Kachin individuals as the Vice President, a Minister and a Deputy Minister yesterday.

World Press Photo awarded Kachin photojournalist

San Latt / April 16, 2021

Temple and Half-Mountain by Hkun Lat

A Kachin photojournalist from Myitkyina, Kachin State has been awarded the world’s 2nd prize from World Press Photo contest 2021 for the picture ‘Temple and Half-Mountain’.