Myitkyina residents demand Chinese border closure

Seng Htoi Zin / February 24, 2020

Hundred of residents in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina have demanded local authorities to close the Chinese border checkpoints, a move to ward off the spreading of deadly disease Novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Press conference held for released pastors

San Lat / February 22, 2020

A press conference was held at the Myitkyina office of the Kachin Baptist Association yesterday for its pastors who were recently released from the prison, explaining the details of their experience in custody.

Jade business declines as coronavirus spreads

Seng Htoi Zin / February 21, 2020

Jade trading in the world’s largest Hpakant jade mine in Burma has been slowing down as the lack of Chinese buyers due to the travel restrictions caused by the China’s Noval coronavirus outbreak.

 

Border lives report introduced

The Kachin Post / February 20, 2020

A research foundation based in Yangon had introduced its new report “Border Lives; The Kachin-China Border” on last Saturday in Myitkyina, Kachin State.

Revolution day performers arrested

The Kachin Post / February 9, 2020

The police in Myitkyina had detained a couple performers who demonstrated a show of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO)’s history on its 60th anniversary of launching the revolution against Burmese government.

KIO welcomes Chinese President visit

The Kachin Post / January 17, 2020

Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), an insurgent armed organization headquartered in northern Burma, has welcomed the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Burma, hoping to achieve peace and stability in the country.

Rebel alliance prolongs the ceasefire

The Kachin Post / January 01, 2020

A rebel alliance called Three Brotherhood Alliance, which comprised of three ethnic armed organizations, has stretched out its unilateral ceasefire for another two months until end of February 2020, a step to reach the Bilateral Ceasefire Agreement with Burma Army.

Kachin State Day event being cancelled

The Kachin Post / January 1, 2020

The planned celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the Kachin State Day at the Manau Park in Myitkyina has been called off by the government of Kachin State, a move to avoid the looming public frustration over the controversial term used by the event organization committee.

No Christmas celebration allowed in Panghsang

The Kachin Post / December 24, 2019

Christmas celebration in public is not allowed in Panghsang, the capital of Burma’s semi-autonomous Wa State, even though most of the Christian Churches have been reopened a year after shutting down by Wa authorities.

KIO ordered Kachin State name intact

The Kachin Post / December 23, 2019

The Chairman of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has ordered to keep the appellation of Kachin State Day (Jinghpaw Mungdaw Nhtoi) intact, striving to solve the controversial public outrage.