Myanmar



Thailand: In the Eye of the Coming Storm

With the US under Biden looking for allies in its stand against China, strategic clarity is needed in Bangkok if Thailand is not to become a pawn in the new great game.
The Irrawaddy

Thailand: In the Eye of the Coming Storm

With the US under Biden looking for allies in its stand against China, strategic clarity is needed in Bangkok if Thailand is not to become a pawn in the new great game.

Myanmar Military Refuses to Rule Out Coup as It Presses Claim of Fraud in Nov. Election

In a tense exchange with reporters, the military’s spokesman recalled the 1988 coup and defended the Tatmadaw’s intervention in November’s polls.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Refuses to Rule Out Coup as It Presses Claim of Fraud in Nov. Election

In a tense exchange with reporters, the military’s spokesman recalled the 1988 coup and defended the Tatmadaw’s intervention in November’s polls.

Chinese Group Proposes Major Garment Manufacturing Hub in Northern Myanmar

Costing more than $370 million, the project in Sagaing Region would be the country’s first textile-based industrial cluster.
The Irrawaddy

Chinese Group Proposes Major Garment Manufacturing Hub in Northern Myanmar

Costing more than $370 million, the project in Sagaing Region would be the country’s first textile-based industrial cluster.

Myanmar World Heritage Site Residents Demand Return of Visitors as COVID-19 Hits Economy

Pagodas in Bagan have been prepared to make them coronavirus-safe, according to employers who are facing bankruptcy.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar World Heritage Site Residents Demand Return of Visitors as COVID-19 Hits Economy

Pagodas in Bagan have been prepared to make them coronavirus-safe, according to employers who are facing bankruptcy.

Hundreds More Myanmar Migrant Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 in Thailand

Some 760 migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar, are among more than 900 new COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon, Thai health authorities said.
The Irrawaddy

Hundreds More Myanmar Migrant Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 in Thailand

Some 760 migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar, are among more than 900 new COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon, Thai health authorities said.

Govt Vows Action After Myanmar Villagers Demand Fertilizer Factory’s Closure Over Pollution

Foul odors, chemical dust plague two villages in Twante Township, leaving crops and water supply damaged, residents say.
The Irrawaddy

Govt Vows Action After Myanmar Villagers Demand Fertilizer Factory’s Closure Over Pollution

Foul odors, chemical dust plague two villages in Twante Township, leaving crops and water supply damaged, residents say.

The Inside Story of Thailand and Myanmar’s Troubled Dawei Mega-Project

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says Thailand remains committed to developing the SEZ, despite Naypyitaw’s termination of an agreement with the Thai contractor.
The Irrawaddy

The Inside Story of Thailand and Myanmar’s Troubled Dawei Mega-Project

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says Thailand remains committed to developing the SEZ, despite Naypyitaw’s termination of an agreement with the Thai contractor.

Chinese Firm Opens Assessment Tender for Strategic Deep-Sea Port in Western Myanmar

Studies on the way on possible environmental and social impacts by Kyaukphyu port project that will give China access to the Indian Ocean.
The Irrawaddy

Chinese Firm Opens Assessment Tender for Strategic Deep-Sea Port in Western Myanmar

Studies on the way on possible environmental and social impacts by Kyaukphyu port project that will give China access to the Indian Ocean.

Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Keep State Counselor Position, NLD Says

The ruling party has yet to identify its candidates for the presidency and the leadership positions in the state and regional governments.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Keep State Counselor Position, NLD Says

The ruling party has yet to identify its candidates for the presidency and the leadership positions in the state and regional governments.

The US Voted for Change; When Will Myanmar Truly Be Able to Do the Same?

In Myanmar, Joe Biden’s rapid steps to move the US on from the turbulent Trump era only serve to remind us of how deeply entrenched the legacy of military rule remains.
The Irrawaddy

The US Voted for Change; When Will Myanmar Truly Be Able to Do the Same?

In Myanmar, Joe Biden’s rapid steps to move the US on from the turbulent Trump era only serve to remind us of how deeply entrenched the legacy of military rule remains.

Myanmar Military Rolls Out Red Carpet for Russian Defense Minister

Sergey Shoigu’s visit to Naypyitaw sends a signal that Moscow’s role in modernizing Myanmar’s military is set to deepen.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Rolls Out Red Carpet for Russian Defense Minister

Sergey Shoigu’s visit to Naypyitaw sends a signal that Moscow’s role in modernizing Myanmar’s military is set to deepen.

NLD Poised to Impose Chief Ministers on States and Regions

The National League for Democracy is set to use its powers under the military-drafted Constitution to enforce its chief ministers on states and regions.
The Irrawaddy

NLD Poised to Impose Chief Ministers on States and Regions

The National League for Democracy is set to use its powers under the military-drafted Constitution to enforce its chief ministers on states and regions.

The Day Britain Moved Its Dead from Shwedagon Pagoda

After 70 years of lobbying, the British colonial authorities in 1929 finally moved the bodies from a cemetery within the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda compound.
The Irrawaddy

The Day Britain Moved Its Dead from Shwedagon Pagoda

After 70 years of lobbying, the British colonial authorities in 1929 finally moved the bodies from a cemetery within the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda compound.

Hotel Construction Threatens Myanmar’s World Heritage Site at Bagan

Hotel development considered ‘one of the greatest threats’ to the stupas, pagodas and temples within the Bagan property zone.
The Irrawaddy

Hotel Construction Threatens Myanmar’s World Heritage Site at Bagan

Hotel development considered ‘one of the greatest threats’ to the stupas, pagodas and temples within the Bagan property zone.

Myanmar Needs Major Powers’ Cooperation, Not Competition

Meddling from overseas, as foreign powers look to further their interests, will only increase Myanmar’s instability, argues analyst Joe Kumbun.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Needs Major Powers’ Cooperation, Not Competition

Meddling from overseas, as foreign powers look to further their interests, will only increase Myanmar’s instability, argues analyst Joe Kumbun.

Myanmar’s Rights Groups Call for Long-Delayed Justice for Kachin Teacher Murders

Six years on, there has been no justice for two young Kachin teachers who were raped and murdered in Shan State.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Rights Groups Call for Long-Delayed Justice for Kachin Teacher Murders

Six years on, there has been no justice for two young Kachin teachers who were raped and murdered in Shan State.

Myanmar Villagers Agree to Relocate From China-Backed Copper Mine

After years of disagreements over compensation and violence against peaceful protests, a deal has reportedly been agreed with Wanbao to relocate Sagaing villagers.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Villagers Agree to Relocate From China-Backed Copper Mine

After years of disagreements over compensation and violence against peaceful protests, a deal has reportedly been agreed with Wanbao to relocate Sagaing villagers.

Timeline: Tracing Military’s Interference in Myanmar Election

The Tatmadaw and the USDP have been banging this drum since before voters went to the polls, ignoring their landslide loss to the National League for Democracy.
The Irrawaddy

Timeline: Tracing Military’s Interference in Myanmar Election

The Tatmadaw and the USDP have been banging this drum since before voters went to the polls, ignoring their landslide loss to the National League for Democracy.

Myanmar and Japan Talk of Continued Expansion of Investment and Military Relation

Japan Myanmar Association plays a private institutional role to promote private sector investment between the two countries.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar and Japan Talk of Continued Expansion of Investment and Military Relation

Japan Myanmar Association plays a private institutional role to promote private sector investment between the two countries.

Myanmar’s Military Asked to Ensure Rakhine IDP Safety

More than 12,000 displaced Rakhine villagers say they are ready to return to their homes but are demanding protection and troop withdrawals.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Military Asked to Ensure Rakhine IDP Safety

More than 12,000 displaced Rakhine villagers say they are ready to return to their homes but are demanding protection and troop withdrawals.

COVID-19 and Security Issues Hamper Myanmar’s Efforts to List Mrauk-U with UN

The government began the process of naming Mrauk-U as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2019 only for the historic capital to be damaged in fighting with the Arakan Army.
The Irrawaddy

COVID-19 and Security Issues Hamper Myanmar’s Efforts to List Mrauk-U with UN

The government began the process of naming Mrauk-U as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2019 only for the historic capital to be damaged in fighting with the Arakan Army.

Myanmar Workers at International Joint-Venture Construction Site Strike for Unpaid Wages

Yoma Central strikers say they are not being paid their wages or social-security allowances.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Workers at International Joint-Venture Construction Site Strike for Unpaid Wages

Yoma Central strikers say they are not being paid their wages or social-security allowances.

Six Members of Rebel Group Along Myanmar-Indian Border Charged With Unlawful Association

Meitei rebels in the People’s Liberation Army of Manipur also face charges of violating immigration laws.
The Irrawaddy

Six Members of Rebel Group Along Myanmar-Indian Border Charged With Unlawful Association

Meitei rebels in the People’s Liberation Army of Manipur also face charges of violating immigration laws.

Myanmar Still Lacks a Meaningful Definition of  ‘Political Prisoner’

Unclear laws and arbitrary language have allowed the government to suppress dissent, moving the march for human rights backwards.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Still Lacks a Meaningful Definition of  ‘Political Prisoner’

Unclear laws and arbitrary language have allowed the government to suppress dissent, moving the march for human rights backwards.

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