KNO warns Burmese migrants to leave Kachin State

The Kachin Post / July 27, 2021

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The overseas based Kachin National Organization (KNO) issued a warning for Burmese immigrants living in the Kachin State must leave immediately from the ethnic land or face undesirable consequences.

The reason KNO released a statement to leave Burmese migrants from the Kachin State is to stop the mass migration carried out the Burmese authorities, even during the pandemic hard-hit time, the Secretary of KNO Layang Hkun Htoi told The Kachin Post. It’s a kind of political operation which trying to wipe out the indigenous Kachin population from their native land, he said.

The mass migration of Burmese migrants workers has been intensified even in this time of political turmoil and the surge of the COVID-19, according to the KNO statement released on July 24. “Starting from the announcement date, all the illegal Burmese must leave from the Kachin State to their respective home in mainland Burma,” KNO statement said.

KNO already took action against the Yuzana Company in Hukawng Valley in western Kachin State, as we gave warning earlier, Hkun Htoi told The Kachin Post. This time also we’ll support the possible action against the Burmese migrants who wouldn’t heed our warning to leave, Hkun Htoi said.

In April 2021, Yuzana Company’s employees and their families left from Hukawng Valley after the company’s Tapioca factory was destroyed by the troops from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Hundreds of thousands acres of confiscated farm land were managed to distribute back to the original Kachin landowners.

The Kachin National Organization (KNO) was founded in January 9, 1999 by the Kachin diaspora led by the leader Duwa Bawmwang Laraw, striving to pursue the Independent Kachinland from the country of Burma.