The 2nd Kachin National Conference concluded in Laiza

The 2nd National Conference organized by Kachin Political Consultative Team was held in Laiza’s Manau Hall from Nov 8 to Nov 13. Over 500 representatives from Kachin communities around the world, CSOs, religious organizations and KIO/KIA personnel attended a week-long meeting. A statement released after the conference said the main topics the conference participants discussed […]

High crime rate and insecurity in Kachin and northern Shan states

Despite high expectations that the situation and livelihood of the ordinary citizens will improve under NLD’s civilian government, crime rates have increased and humanitarian crisis in Kachin and northern Shan states is worsening.  Drug-related problems, drug overdose deaths, motorcycle and cellphone theft cases, robberies and violent crimes added to decades of armed conflict and insecurity […]

Battles rage in northern Shan State

After a period of relative calm in northern region, battles resumed between KIA and BA troops in northern Shan state. A battle took place between KIA’s 9th Battalion troops and a combined force of BA’s 415th LIR and 10th LIB troops near Sinli Bum in Kutkai township in northern Shan state on Aug 29 at […]