Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
|Halting UN aid to Kachin refugees will have dire impact say aid groups|
The suspension of United Nations (UN) aid convoys to refugee camps in Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) territory will lead to a “major crisis” in a very short time aid groups warn.
Monday, December 15, 2014
|The KIA burned huge drug in northern Shan state of Burma on Dec 8, 2014|
A drug eradication committee operated by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Battalion 9 under the group's 4th Brigade, burned over US $100,000 worth of confiscated drugs in northern Shan state last week.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Aung Min with KIO flag, government 's chief peace negotiator
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
|Kachin in Thailand celebrated King's birthday with Manau festival in Ban Mai Samakee in Chiang Dao district in northern Thailand on Dec. 5, 2014|
Kachin residents of Ban Mai Samakee village in Northern Thailand's Chiang Dao district held a four day Manau festival this past weekend to honour the Thai monarch's birthday.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
A coalition of 15 civil society organizations (CSOs) based in northern Burma's Kachin state publicly called on the Thein Sein government to withdraw army troops deployed in an ongoing offensive against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and other ethnic armed groups.
Friday, November 28, 2014
KIA officer training school, Laiza, Kachin state of northern Burma
Three ethnic groups issued a statement voicing their concern that the ongoing peace process would deteriorate because of the Burma Army’s artillery shelling of a Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) officer training school on19th November.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
|Je Yang camp near KIO capital Laiza in eastern Kachin state in northern Burma|
Over the last three days Burma army units stationed in Kachin state have repeatedly fired shells that landed near refugee camps situated in territory controlled by Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). No refugees were hurt by the shelling however the firing of shells near the camps has caused a great deal of concern among the refugees and aid workers, the Kachin News Group has learned.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Despite pressure from local authorities, a large crowd of several thousand mourners gathered in the Kachin state capital of Myitkyina over the weekend to honor the 23 trainees who were killed when their training ground near Laiza was hit by Burma army shell.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
All of those killed in Wednesday's shelling attack on an training ground near the Kachin Independence Organization's Laiza headquarters were from the Kachin armed group's allies and not in fact the KIO as had been initially reported. A number of KIO personnel including trainers were however seriously injured in the blast.
|Burma Army's Light Infantry Division No. 66 troops are taking position near KIA battalion 6 in Hpakant jade mine, Kachin state|
Following the Burma's army shelling of a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) training ground near Laiza on Wednesday government officials have repeatedly claimed that the lethal attack was not deliberate. A claim hotly contested by the KIA and its political wing the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO).
Friday, November 21, 2014
The Kachin Independent Organization (KIO) issued a terse statement on Friday condemning the army's shelling of a training ground near Laiza 48 hours earlier that resulted in the death of 23 cadets and injured 20 more.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
UNFC Vice-chairman Nai Hong Tar
The largest alliance of ethnic armed groups in Burma, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) claims that it has been able to clear up what the group characterized as a “misunderstanding” with officials in Naypyidaw about the group's policy.
|KIA officer training school and bodies of students|
A shell fired by Burma army forces hit a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) training ground near Laiza mid-day Wednesday killing 22 young men on impact and injuring 16 more. The victims of the shelling were taking part in an officer training program run by the KIA, the armed-wing of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO).