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Abuse Cases Spotlight Exploitation, Brutal Conditions in Myanmar Fishing Industry

The team at The Irrawaddy discusses human rights in the fishing industry in Ayeyarwady Region, where workers on fishing rafts face abuses, trafficking and exploitation.
The Irrawaddy

Abuse Cases Spotlight Exploitation, Brutal Conditions in Myanmar Fishing Industry

The team at The Irrawaddy discusses human rights in the fishing industry in Ayeyarwady Region, where workers on fishing rafts face abuses, trafficking and exploitation.

Myanmar Mixologist Heads to Global Cocktail Competition in Puerto Rico

Gekko Yangon’s Ko Lal Muan Puia has been selected to represent Asia Pacific in a global cocktail competition after devising a creamy, banana-based drink.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Mixologist Heads to Global Cocktail Competition in Puerto Rico

Gekko Yangon’s Ko Lal Muan Puia has been selected to represent Asia Pacific in a global cocktail competition after devising a creamy, banana-based drink.

AA Detains Local NLD Chief Planning Rally to Support Myanmar ICJ Defense

The Arakan Army says it detained a Rakhine State National League for Democracy leader for organizing a rally in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense at the ICJ.
The Irrawaddy

AA Detains Local NLD Chief Planning Rally to Support Myanmar ICJ Defense

The Arakan Army says it detained a Rakhine State National League for Democracy leader for organizing a rally in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense at the ICJ.

Karenni Activists Who Were Jailed Over Myanmar’s Gen Aung San Statue Dispute Freed

Five remaining Karenni activists have left prison after they condemned the placement of a statue of Gen. Aung San in Loikaw earlier this year.
The Irrawaddy

Karenni Activists Who Were Jailed Over Myanmar’s Gen Aung San Statue Dispute Freed

Five remaining Karenni activists have left prison after they condemned the placement of a statue of Gen. Aung San in Loikaw earlier this year.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Offers Personal Thanks to Myanmar Supporters in The Hague

After her World Court appearance, State Counselor offers her personal thanks to a group of Myanmar people who braved the cold to support her in The Hague.
The Irrawaddy

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Offers Personal Thanks to Myanmar Supporters in The Hague

After her World Court appearance, State Counselor offers her personal thanks to a group of Myanmar people who braved the cold to support her in The Hague.

Six Bodies Retrieved From NZ Volcanic Island; Survivors Face Long Recovery

Six of eight bodies recovered from volcanic island in New Zealand; medical officials urgently seeking skin supplies to treat burn victims.
The Irrawaddy

Six Bodies Retrieved From NZ Volcanic Island; Survivors Face Long Recovery

Six of eight bodies recovered from volcanic island in New Zealand; medical officials urgently seeking skin supplies to treat burn victims.

Myanmar State Counselor Asks World Court to Reject Genocide Case

In closing remarks to the ICJ, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asks the court to drop the genocide case against Myanmar and voices confidence the ICOE can address rights abuses.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar State Counselor Asks World Court to Reject Genocide Case

In closing remarks to the ICJ, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asks the court to drop the genocide case against Myanmar and voices confidence the ICOE can address rights abuses.

Myanmar Needs More Engagement From the West, Not China

Amid international pressure over rights abuses, Myanmar has embraced Chinese intervention. But Myanmar would do better to see past China’s agenda and look to the West.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Needs More Engagement From the West, Not China

Amid international pressure over rights abuses, Myanmar has embraced Chinese intervention. But Myanmar would do better to see past China’s agenda and look to the West.

Festival Aims to Give Young Musicians Center Stage

The fifth ‘Voices of the Youth’ festival takes place this Saturday in Yangon. It aims to encourage young residents to express themselves through music.
The Irrawaddy

Festival Aims to Give Young Musicians Center Stage

The fifth ‘Voices of the Youth’ festival takes place this Saturday in Yangon. It aims to encourage young residents to express themselves through music.

Myanmar Military Wins Yet Another Court Case Against Satirical Performers

In one of many suits against them, four performers from the Peacock Generation thangyat group have been sentenced to one year in prison for criticizing the military.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Wins Yet Another Court Case Against Satirical Performers

In one of many suits against them, four performers from the Peacock Generation thangyat group have been sentenced to one year in prison for criticizing the military.

Three Arrested in Yangon for Sending Myanmar Workers Abroad Illegally

Human trafficking police in Yangon arrested two Myanmar citizens and a Chinese woman for illegally sending workers from Myanmar abroad in exchange for months of their pay.
The Irrawaddy

Three Arrested in Yangon for Sending Myanmar Workers Abroad Illegally

Human trafficking police in Yangon arrested two Myanmar citizens and a Chinese woman for illegally sending workers from Myanmar abroad in exchange for months of their pay.

US Sanctions on Military Are Targeted Political Pressure: Spokesman

Myanmar’s military spokesman says US sanctions on four key generals are timed to coincide with the genocide charges at the International Court of Justice.
The Irrawaddy

US Sanctions on Military Are Targeted Political Pressure: Spokesman

Myanmar’s military spokesman says US sanctions on four key generals are timed to coincide with the genocide charges at the International Court of Justice.

Key Figures Assess the Myanmar Legal Team’s Performance in The Hague

The Irrawaddy asked prominent figures for their views on the arguments put forward by Myanmar’s legal team in response to The Gambia’s genocide lawsuit at the ICJ.
The Irrawaddy

Key Figures Assess the Myanmar Legal Team’s Performance in The Hague

The Irrawaddy asked prominent figures for their views on the arguments put forward by Myanmar’s legal team in response to The Gambia’s genocide lawsuit at the ICJ.

Myanmar Cannot Be Trusted on Rohingya Rights, ICJ Told

Lawyers for The Gambia say the same generals who are accused of genocide cannot be trusted to prosecute their soldiers for crimes against the Rohingya.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Cannot Be Trusted on Rohingya Rights, ICJ Told

Lawyers for The Gambia say the same generals who are accused of genocide cannot be trusted to prosecute their soldiers for crimes against the Rohingya.

New Zealand Police Plan to Recover Bodies From Volcanic Island on Friday

Police in New Zealand say they will recover bodies of volcanic eruption victims on Friday, as death toll rises to eight and is expected to climb.
The Irrawaddy

New Zealand Police Plan to Recover Bodies From Volcanic Island on Friday

Police in New Zealand say they will recover bodies of volcanic eruption victims on Friday, as death toll rises to eight and is expected to climb.

Myanmar Plays a Role in New Delhi’s Two Major Foreign Policy Initiatives: Indian Ambassador

Myanmar is unique in that it plays a role in both of New Delhi’s two major foreign policy initiatives—‘Act East’ and ‘Neighborhood First’—says Ambassador Saurabh Kumar.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Plays a Role in New Delhi’s Two Major Foreign Policy Initiatives: Indian Ambassador

Myanmar is unique in that it plays a role in both of New Delhi’s two major foreign policy initiatives—‘Act East’ and ‘Neighborhood First’—says Ambassador Saurabh Kumar.

When U Nu Met Mao Zedong

On this day in 1954, U Nu, the first prime minister of independent Myanmar, was in the midst of his first official visit to China, helping to ease tensions between Mao Zedong and Washington.
The Irrawaddy

When U Nu Met Mao Zedong

On this day in 1954, U Nu, the first prime minister of independent Myanmar, was in the midst of his first official visit to China, helping to ease tensions between Mao Zedong and Washington.

State Counselor-Led Development Agency Denies Accusations of Land Seizures at ICJ

A humanitarian and development agency led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi known as UEHRD has denied The Gambia’s accusations that it confiscated land following alleged genocide.
The Irrawaddy

State Counselor-Led Development Agency Denies Accusations of Land Seizures at ICJ

A humanitarian and development agency led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi known as UEHRD has denied The Gambia’s accusations that it confiscated land following alleged genocide.

Two Killed, Seven Injured as Artillery Shell Strikes Ferry in Chin State, Myanmar

An artillery shell hit a ferry on the Kaladan River in Chin State Tuesday, killing two civilians and injuring seven.
The Irrawaddy

Two Killed, Seven Injured as Artillery Shell Strikes Ferry in Chin State, Myanmar

An artillery shell hit a ferry on the Kaladan River in Chin State Tuesday, killing two civilians and injuring seven.

Rohingya Insurgent Chief Praises Gambia’s Genocide Charges Against Myanmar

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army leader Ataullah has thanked The Gambia for bringing genocide charges against the Myanmar military to the International Court of Justice.
The Irrawaddy

Rohingya Insurgent Chief Praises Gambia’s Genocide Charges Against Myanmar

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army leader Ataullah has thanked The Gambia for bringing genocide charges against the Myanmar military to the International Court of Justice.

No Genocide Was Committed in Myanmar, State Counselor Tells World Court

Calling the Rohingya crisis an ‘internal conflict’, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tells the ICJ the military’s actions in Rakhine do not meet the legal definition of genocide.
The Irrawaddy

No Genocide Was Committed in Myanmar, State Counselor Tells World Court

Calling the Rohingya crisis an ‘internal conflict’, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tells the ICJ the military’s actions in Rakhine do not meet the legal definition of genocide.

Lawyers for Convicted Rakhine Politician, Author Appeal to Myanmar Supreme Court

Lawyers for a Rakhine politician and author will appeal their convictions on charges of high treason to Myanmar’s Supreme Court, suggesting the charges are inappropriate.
The Irrawaddy

Lawyers for Convicted Rakhine Politician, Author Appeal to Myanmar Supreme Court

Lawyers for a Rakhine politician and author will appeal their convictions on charges of high treason to Myanmar’s Supreme Court, suggesting the charges are inappropriate.

Politics, Fear, and Myanmar’s Anti-Politics Machines

The tools and programs created by outside “experts” to support Myanmar’s democratic transition are crippling the country’s politics, leaving key questions unaddressed.
The Irrawaddy

Politics, Fear, and Myanmar’s Anti-Politics Machines

The tools and programs created by outside “experts” to support Myanmar’s democratic transition are crippling the country’s politics, leaving key questions unaddressed.

US Slaps Sanctions on Myanmar Military Chief Over Rohingya Rights Abuses

Washington imposes sanctions against Myanmar military chief Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Vice Sen-Gen Soe Win and two other generals for treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
The Irrawaddy

US Slaps Sanctions on Myanmar Military Chief Over Rohingya Rights Abuses

Washington imposes sanctions against Myanmar military chief Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Vice Sen-Gen Soe Win and two other generals for treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

Thai Electronics Firm Compensates Exploited Myanmar Workers in Rare Award

Thai tech firm to reimburse at least 10,000 workers about $10 million in a rare move that has drawn attention to plight of migrant laborers forced to pay recruitment fees.
The Irrawaddy

Thai Electronics Firm Compensates Exploited Myanmar Workers in Rare Award

Thai tech firm to reimburse at least 10,000 workers about $10 million in a rare move that has drawn attention to plight of migrant laborers forced to pay recruitment fees.

A Kachin Leader Speaks on Peace, Federalism and the Course of Myanmar Politics

The Irrawaddy speaks with Dr. Manam Tu Ja of the Kachin State People’s Party about the 2020 election, Myanmar’s political history and advancing the peace process.
The Irrawaddy

A Kachin Leader Speaks on Peace, Federalism and the Course of Myanmar Politics

The Irrawaddy speaks with Dr. Manam Tu Ja of the Kachin State People’s Party about the 2020 election, Myanmar’s political history and advancing the peace process.

Myanmar Supporters Travel From Near and Far to Show Solidarity With State Counselor in The Hague

Missing work and classes, Myanmar people have traveled from as far away as Australia to support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as she defends the country in the ICJ genocide case.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Supporters Travel From Near and Far to Show Solidarity With State Counselor in The Hague

Missing work and classes, Myanmar people have traveled from as far away as Australia to support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as she defends the country in the ICJ genocide case.

Leaders of Myanmar’s Religious Groups Express Support for State Counselor’s Legal Battle in The Hague

At a rally in Yangon, leaders of Myanmar’s religious groups express support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s efforts to contest a genocide case against the country at the ICJ.
The Irrawaddy

Leaders of Myanmar’s Religious Groups Express Support for State Counselor’s Legal Battle in The Hague

At a rally in Yangon, leaders of Myanmar’s religious groups express support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s efforts to contest a genocide case against the country at the ICJ.

Shelling Fractures Families in Myanmar’s Conflict-Torn Shan State

Zau Bauk is a carpenter in Kutkai, Shan State. In late August, as the military fought with ethnic armed groups, a shell hit his home, killing his wife, son and daughter.
The Irrawaddy

Shelling Fractures Families in Myanmar’s Conflict-Torn Shan State

Zau Bauk is a carpenter in Kutkai, Shan State. In late August, as the military fought with ethnic armed groups, a shell hit his home, killing his wife, son and daughter.

Military Tells Bangladesh: Myanmar Ready to Accept Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar’s deputy commander-in-chief told a Bangladeshi general on a visit to Myanmar that the country is ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
The Irrawaddy

Military Tells Bangladesh: Myanmar Ready to Accept Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar’s deputy commander-in-chief told a Bangladeshi general on a visit to Myanmar that the country is ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

Gambia Details Mass Rapes, Killings in Myanmar at World Court

The case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice alleging genocide against the Rohingya is underway in The Hague. The hearings will continue through Thursday.
The Irrawaddy

Gambia Details Mass Rapes, Killings in Myanmar at World Court

The case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice alleging genocide against the Rohingya is underway in The Hague. The hearings will continue through Thursday.

Shan, Karen Groups Back Genocide Charges Against Myanmar Military

Shan and Karen activists say for decades they suffered similar abuse to that endured by the Rohingya in 2017 and that the generals should face justice.
The Irrawaddy

Shan, Karen Groups Back Genocide Charges Against Myanmar Military

Shan and Karen activists say for decades they suffered similar abuse to that endured by the Rohingya in 2017 and that the generals should face justice.

Military Sues 27 Farmers for Using Seized Land in Kayah State

A total of 27 Kayah farmers are being sued by the military for cultivating unused land seized from them decades ago. Activists are demanding the cases be dismissed.
The Irrawaddy

Military Sues 27 Farmers for Using Seized Land in Kayah State

A total of 27 Kayah farmers are being sued by the military for cultivating unused land seized from them decades ago. Activists are demanding the cases be dismissed.

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