Kachin National Organization leader died

The Kachin Post / October 18, 2021

KNO Chairman Duwa Bawmwang Laraw

The founder and Chairman of overseas based Kachin National Organization (KNO) passed away last Saturday afternoon with the severe illness caused by the COVID-19 at the Bedford Hospital in the United Kingdom.

KNO Chairman Duwa Bawmwang La Raw passed away after he had been hospitalized for almost two weeks after he was tested positive COVID-19 at the end of September, according to the KNO secretary Layang Hkun Htoi. Bawmwang La Raw was put into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) last week after he had pneumonia, kidney failure and pancreas failure. He was then equipped with an invasive ventilator a few days before his death. Hkun Htoi mentioned that La Raw received the Pfizer vaccine days before he was admitted to the hospital.

“Duwa Bawmwang La Raw’s revolutionary belief and commitment to liberating the ethnic nationalities had well known among the ethnic leaders, said in the statement released by the KNO’s General Headquarter yesterday. “He tried to unified minority ethnic nationalities for coordinated actions on many occasions possible.”

The Kachin National Organization was founded by Bawmwang La Raw and his fellows in January 9, 1999, striving to pursue Independence Kachinland from the country of Burma.