government troops reaching to Kawng Hka Pa (close to Man Wing Gyi-
which has IDP Camps, the border with China and Shan State (only 30
minutes drive from Nam Hkam in Shan State). The troops movement
Nam Lim Pa is still like a hostage: not allowed to
entered to the village, and not allowed to leave the villagers,
surrounded by Tatmadaw.
Mung Ding Pa villagers are asked the village. So, some are in the forest hiding, and some reached to Banmaw.
Kawng Ja is now controlled by the KIA since yesterday after clashed.
From Banmaw, the last village allowed to visit is Maing Hkawng.
According to villagers, there is high potential to hear more fighting
as the Government Troops still surrounding Battalion 12 of the KIA under
Kachin, tribal peoples occupying parts of northeastern Myanmar (Burma) and contiguous areas ofIndia (Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and China (Yunnan). The greatest number of Kachin live in Myanmar (roughly 790,000), but some 150,000 live in China and a few thousand in India. Numbering about 1012,000 in the late 20th century, they speak a variety of languages of the Tibeto-Burman group and are thereby distinguished as Jinghpaw, or Jingpo (Chingpaw [Ching-p’o], Singhpo), Atsi, Maru (Longvo), Lachid, Nung (Rawang), and Lisu .
The traditional Kachin religion is a form of animistic ancestor cult entailing animalsacrifice. As a result of the arrival of American and European missionaries in Burma beginning in the late 19th century, a majority of the Kachin are Christian, mainly Baptist and Roman Catholic. Among the Kachin in India, Buddhism predominates.