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 […]

Skirmishes break out as leaders meet in Naypyitaw

A battle took place between Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s 14th Battalion troops and a Burma Army (BA) column at Nam Hkam village in Danai township on July 12 at 2:30 pm, reported a KIA frontline source. The battle lasted for an hour. In Hpakant township on July 11, a BA unit fired two rounds of […]