KIO condemns government’s violent crackdown on Letpadaung protesters

Kachin Independence Organization released a statement on Monday condemning government’s violent crackdown on Buddhist monks and local civilians. KIO’s statement said it hoped public to freely express their will and opinion under current reformed government but government violently suppressed peaceful protesters in Letpadaung on Nov 29. KIO central committee, in the statement, expressed empathy with […]

Kachin battles intensified as more government’s reinforcements arrived

Local Kachin residents say Burmese army is continuously pounding villages and KIA posts with heavy artillery shells. Burmese government continued to reinforce its frontline posts by sending more combat soldiers, ammunition and other necessary supplies to continue combat operations in Kachin region. Local residents in Kamaing, Gauri and Nam Sheng said they saw continuous flow […]

Laiza residents dance to “Gangnam Style”

Laiza residents bust out their moves to South Korean musician PSY’s pop hit “Gangnam Style” at Laiza’s Manau compound on Nov 19. Kachin civilians exhausted by constant fighting and bombings near Kachin administrative capital danced to “Oo Pa Gangnam Style” as music began.  The evening event was organized by Kachin Independence Woman Association (KIWA).