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Wa Political Parties Call for Government to Lift Travel Curbs on Their People

Villagers, traders and students being blocked from returning to their homes, says statement The post Wa Political Parties Call for Government to Lift Travel Curbs on Their People appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Wa Political Parties Call for Government to Lift Travel Curbs on Their People

Villagers, traders and students being blocked from returning to their homes, says statement The post Wa Political Parties Call for Government to Lift Travel Curbs on Their People appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Ninety Percent of Rohingya Population Ejected from Rakhine

Govt and other reports show that fewer than 80,000 remain from a pre-crisis population of nearly 770,000 The post Ninety Percent of Rohingya Population Ejected from Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Ninety Percent of Rohingya Population Ejected from Rakhine

Govt and other reports show that fewer than 80,000 remain from a pre-crisis population of nearly 770,000 The post Ninety Percent of Rohingya Population Ejected from Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Eat Till You’re Full:  Brunch at Babett

With its friendly staff and tasty selection of Spanish and Mediterranean-themed dishes, you're sure to leave with a full stomach. The post Eat Till You’re Full:  Brunch at Babett appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Eat Till You’re Full:  Brunch at Babett

With its friendly staff and tasty selection of Spanish and Mediterranean-themed dishes, you're sure to leave with a full stomach. The post Eat Till You’re Full:  Brunch at Babett appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Chiming with History

Mired beneath the Yangon River for more than four centuries, the Dhammazedi Bell has become a symbol of all that unites and divides this nation. The post Chiming with History appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Chiming with History

Mired beneath the Yangon River for more than four centuries, the Dhammazedi Bell has become a symbol of all that unites and divides this nation. The post Chiming with History appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Two Men Arrested in Mandalay Over Foiled Attempt to Send 52 Illegal Workers to China

Villagers bound for Guangzhou factory had each paid agents 50,000 kyat The post Two Men Arrested in Mandalay Over Foiled Attempt to Send 52 Illegal Workers to China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Two Men Arrested in Mandalay Over Foiled Attempt to Send 52 Illegal Workers to China

Villagers bound for Guangzhou factory had each paid agents 50,000 kyat The post Two Men Arrested in Mandalay Over Foiled Attempt to Send 52 Illegal Workers to China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Generals Prep $15M of New Fencing For Border With Bangladesh

Maj-Gen Aung Soe told the Upper House that the money, from the president's emergency fund, would go to building another 18.5 km of barbed fencing and related infrastructure. The post Generals Prep $15M of New Fencing For Border With Bangladesh appeared first
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Generals Prep $15M of New Fencing For Border With Bangladesh

Maj-Gen Aung Soe told the Upper House that the money, from the president's emergency fund, would go to building another 18.5 km of barbed fencing and related infrastructure. The post Generals Prep $15M of New Fencing For Border With Bangladesh appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Four Rohingya Sentenced to Death for Deadly 2016 Attack in Rakhine

Maungdaw court sentences dozens more to lengthy prison terms; terror charges also brought in 2017 ARSA attacks The post Four Rohingya Sentenced to Death for Deadly 2016 Attack in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Four Rohingya Sentenced to Death for Deadly 2016 Attack in Rakhine

Maungdaw court sentences dozens more to lengthy prison terms; terror charges also brought in 2017 ARSA attacks The post Four Rohingya Sentenced to Death for Deadly 2016 Attack in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Ending Debt Bondage is Key to Eradicating Child Labor, Says ILO

Myanmar, with an estimated 1.2 million children in the workforce, begins new push to stop the practice The post Ending Debt Bondage is Key to Eradicating Child Labor, Says ILO appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Ending Debt Bondage is Key to Eradicating Child Labor, Says ILO

Myanmar, with an estimated 1.2 million children in the workforce, begins new push to stop the practice The post Ending Debt Bondage is Key to Eradicating Child Labor, Says ILO appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

EU Set to Prepare Sanctions on Myanmar Generals — Diplomats

The EU will start preparing sanctions against some generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by calling on the bloc's foreign policy chief next week to draw up a list of possible names. The post EU Set to Prepare Sanctions on Myanmar Generals — Diplomats a
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EU Set to Prepare Sanctions on Myanmar Generals — Diplomats

The EU will start preparing sanctions against some generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by calling on the bloc's foreign policy chief next week to draw up a list of possible names. The post EU Set to Prepare Sanctions on Myanmar Generals — Diplomats appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Chinese Paper Says US Should Learn From China, Restrict Guns, Protect Rights

«Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths. The US should learn from China and genuinely protect human rights,» a Global Times editorial said. The post Chinese Paper Says US Should Learn From Ch
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Chinese Paper Says US Should Learn From China, Restrict Guns, Protect Rights

«Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths. The US should learn from China and genuinely protect human rights,» a Global Times editorial said. The post Chinese Paper Says US Should Learn From China, Restrict Guns, Protect Rights appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Banned UN Envoy, Rohingya Activists to Join Conference on ‘Myanmar Genocide’

The UN's human rights envoy to Myanmar will deliver a keynote address at an international conference meant to push Europe's leaders to do more for the beleaguered Rohingya. The post Banned UN Envoy, Rohingya Activists to Join Conference on ‘Myanmar Geno
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Banned UN Envoy, Rohingya Activists to Join Conference on ‘Myanmar Genocide’

The UN's human rights envoy to Myanmar will deliver a keynote address at an international conference meant to push Europe's leaders to do more for the beleaguered Rohingya. The post Banned UN Envoy, Rohingya Activists to Join Conference on ‘Myanmar Genocide’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

U Ko Ni Murder Suspect Freed on Bail

Court releases brother of mastermind in assassination of NLD adviser over prosecution’s objections The post U Ko Ni Murder Suspect Freed on Bail appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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U Ko Ni Murder Suspect Freed on Bail

Court releases brother of mastermind in assassination of NLD adviser over prosecution’s objections The post U Ko Ni Murder Suspect Freed on Bail appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Anti-Corruption Commission Hands List of 12 Suspects to Police

Judges, local police chief and administrators among those wanted The post Anti-Corruption Commission Hands List of 12 Suspects to Police appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Anti-Corruption Commission Hands List of 12 Suspects to Police

Judges, local police chief and administrators among those wanted The post Anti-Corruption Commission Hands List of 12 Suspects to Police appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Evolution of Myanmar Art On Display in New Exhibit at National Museum

The National Museum hopes to compensate for the lack of a dedicated art museum in Myanmar with a series of upcoming shows. The post Evolution of Myanmar Art On Display in New Exhibit at National Museum appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Evolution of Myanmar Art On Display in New Exhibit at National Museum

The National Museum hopes to compensate for the lack of a dedicated art museum in Myanmar with a series of upcoming shows. The post Evolution of Myanmar Art On Display in New Exhibit at National Museum appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Lashio Stable but Tense after Yoma Bank Bombing

TNLA spokesman denies longstanding Army claims that rebel groups are targeting town; authorities have yet to name suspects The post Lashio Stable but Tense after Yoma Bank Bombing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Lashio Stable but Tense after Yoma Bank Bombing

TNLA spokesman denies longstanding Army claims that rebel groups are targeting town; authorities have yet to name suspects The post Lashio Stable but Tense after Yoma Bank Bombing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Exhibition Looks Back on 120 Years of Photography in Myanmar

‘Burmese Photographers’ show displays images from the colonial era through the 1970s The post Exhibition Looks Back on 120 Years of Photography in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Exhibition Looks Back on 120 Years of Photography in Myanmar

‘Burmese Photographers’ show displays images from the colonial era through the 1970s The post Exhibition Looks Back on 120 Years of Photography in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Govt Asks Buddhist Leaders to Act Against Badly Behaved Monks

Immoral, fake monks threatening the very future of Buddhism, minster tells Ma Ha Na The post Govt Asks Buddhist Leaders to Act Against Badly Behaved Monks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Govt Asks Buddhist Leaders to Act Against Badly Behaved Monks

Immoral, fake monks threatening the very future of Buddhism, minster tells Ma Ha Na The post Govt Asks Buddhist Leaders to Act Against Badly Behaved Monks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Civilian Witness Contradicts Police on Reuters Reporters’ Arrest — Defense

The first civilian to testify in the court case contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the two reporters were arrested, a defense lawyer said. The post Civilian Witness Contradicts Police on Reuters Reporters’ Arrest — Defense ap
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Civilian Witness Contradicts Police on Reuters Reporters’ Arrest — Defense

The first civilian to testify in the court case contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the two reporters were arrested, a defense lawyer said. The post Civilian Witness Contradicts Police on Reuters Reporters’ Arrest — Defense appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Two Dead, 22 Hurt by Bomb Blast in Shan State

A bomb blast killed two bank employees and injured 22 other people in the northeastern city of Lashio on Wednesday, the government and the military said. The post Two Dead, 22 Hurt by Bomb Blast in Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Two Dead, 22 Hurt by Bomb Blast in Shan State

A bomb blast killed two bank employees and injured 22 other people in the northeastern city of Lashio on Wednesday, the government and the military said. The post Two Dead, 22 Hurt by Bomb Blast in Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Floating Island: New Home for Rohingya Refugees Emerges in Bay of Bengal

Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya refugees. Aid agencies think it's a bad idea. The post Floating Island: New Home for Rohingya Refugees Emerges in Bay of Bengal appeared first on The Irr
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Floating Island: New Home for Rohingya Refugees Emerges in Bay of Bengal

Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya refugees. Aid agencies think it's a bad idea. The post Floating Island: New Home for Rohingya Refugees Emerges in Bay of Bengal appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Still No Date for Release of Census Findings on Ethnic Populations

Officials, experts and groups have yet to resolve differences over terminology and classifications, says minister The post Still No Date for Release of Census Findings on Ethnic Populations appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Still No Date for Release of Census Findings on Ethnic Populations

Officials, experts and groups have yet to resolve differences over terminology and classifications, says minister The post Still No Date for Release of Census Findings on Ethnic Populations appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Karen Group Doubles Up on Young Leader Award for 10th Anniversary

Two Karen have won the Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award for their contributions to their community by the Phan Foundation, established in memory of the slain Karen leader. The post Karen Group Doubles Up on Young Leader Award for 10th Anniversary appeared fi
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Karen Group Doubles Up on Young Leader Award for 10th Anniversary

Two Karen have won the Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award for their contributions to their community by the Phan Foundation, established in memory of the slain Karen leader. The post Karen Group Doubles Up on Young Leader Award for 10th Anniversary appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Nationalist Monk Gets 3-Month Jail Term for Incitement

A Yangon court sentenced U Parmaukkha to three months in jail on Wednesday for his comments about the Rohingya during a 2016 protest outside the US Embassy. The post Nationalist Monk Gets 3-Month Jail Term for Incitement appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Nationalist Monk Gets 3-Month Jail Term for Incitement

A Yangon court sentenced U Parmaukkha to three months in jail on Wednesday for his comments about the Rohingya during a 2016 protest outside the US Embassy. The post Nationalist Monk Gets 3-Month Jail Term for Incitement appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Indonesia Seizes Record 1.6 Tons of Crystal Methamphetamine

Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine from a ship that had arrived from Myanmar disguised as a fishing boat, narcotics officials said. The post Indonesia Seizes Record 1.6 Tons of Crystal Methamphetamine appeared first on The Irrawaddy
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Indonesia Seizes Record 1.6 Tons of Crystal Methamphetamine

Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine from a ship that had arrived from Myanmar disguised as a fishing boat, narcotics officials said. The post Indonesia Seizes Record 1.6 Tons of Crystal Methamphetamine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Trial of Mrauk-U Riot Suspects Opens in Special Jailhouse “Court”

Authorities worried about security and welfare of suspects, who were wounded by police fire The post Trial of Mrauk-U Riot Suspects Opens in Special Jailhouse “Court” appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Trial of Mrauk-U Riot Suspects Opens in Special Jailhouse “Court”

Authorities worried about security and welfare of suspects, who were wounded by police fire The post Trial of Mrauk-U Riot Suspects Opens in Special Jailhouse “Court” appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Computer Shops Embrace Lucrative Business: Outfitting Cryptocurrency Miners

Scores of cryptocurrency miners from around the world are travelling to places like Hong Kong and Singapore to buy the latest — and cheapest — gear. The post Computer Shops Embrace Lucrative Business: Outfitting Cryptocurrency Miners appeared first on Th
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Computer Shops Embrace Lucrative Business: Outfitting Cryptocurrency Miners

Scores of cryptocurrency miners from around the world are travelling to places like Hong Kong and Singapore to buy the latest — and cheapest — gear. The post Computer Shops Embrace Lucrative Business: Outfitting Cryptocurrency Miners appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

88 Activist Says Awareness, Not Execution, is Key to Tackling Rape

«The most important thing in our country is to have the rule of law. Maximum punishment should be imposed in child rape cases. But the death penalty is not an answer,» said Daw Nilar Thein. The post 88 Activist Says Awareness, Not Execution, is Ke
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88 Activist Says Awareness, Not Execution, is Key to Tackling Rape

«The most important thing in our country is to have the rule of law. Maximum punishment should be imposed in child rape cases. But the death penalty is not an answer,» said Daw Nilar Thein. The post 88 Activist Says Awareness, Not Execution, is Key to Tackling Rape appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Travel Curbs Imposed on Ethnic Wa in Shan State

Local people blocked from travelling to Kyaingtong or Tachilek even for medical emergencies The post Travel Curbs Imposed on Ethnic Wa in Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Travel Curbs Imposed on Ethnic Wa in Shan State

Local people blocked from travelling to Kyaingtong or Tachilek even for medical emergencies The post Travel Curbs Imposed on Ethnic Wa in Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

10-Year Plan Aims to Save Myanmar’s Wild Elephants from Poachers

Govt, agencies launch MECAP to protect elephants and their habitat, and combat trade in body parts The post 10-Year Plan Aims to Save Myanmar’s Wild Elephants from Poachers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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10-Year Plan Aims to Save Myanmar’s Wild Elephants from Poachers

Govt, agencies launch MECAP to protect elephants and their habitat, and combat trade in body parts The post 10-Year Plan Aims to Save Myanmar’s Wild Elephants from Poachers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Protesters May Be Required to Identify Funding Sources

Proposed amendment to protest law requires organizers to tell police ahead of time who will pay for demonstrations The post Protesters May Be Required to Identify Funding Sources appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Protesters May Be Required to Identify Funding Sources

Proposed amendment to protest law requires organizers to tell police ahead of time who will pay for demonstrations The post Protesters May Be Required to Identify Funding Sources appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Government Rejects EU Call For Independent Investigation Into Rohingya Exodus

Majority of Myanmar people don’t think such a probe would be fair, says president’s spokesperson The post Government Rejects EU Call For Independent Investigation Into Rohingya Exodus appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Government Rejects EU Call For Independent Investigation Into Rohingya Exodus

Majority of Myanmar people don’t think such a probe would be fair, says president’s spokesperson The post Government Rejects EU Call For Independent Investigation Into Rohingya Exodus appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Chin State Bans Hunting, Picking Rhododendron Flowers

The regional government has banned picking of the state flower after photos of visitors cutting branches off a Rhododendron tree drew rebuke on social media. The post Chin State Bans Hunting, Picking Rhododendron Flowers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Chin State Bans Hunting, Picking Rhododendron Flowers

The regional government has banned picking of the state flower after photos of visitors cutting branches off a Rhododendron tree drew rebuke on social media. The post Chin State Bans Hunting, Picking Rhododendron Flowers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Army, Police Raid Drug Labs in Northern Shan State

Joint team says no arrests made; total haul of drugs and equipment worth nearly 10 billion kyat The post Army, Police Raid Drug Labs in Northern Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Army, Police Raid Drug Labs in Northern Shan State

Joint team says no arrests made; total haul of drugs and equipment worth nearly 10 billion kyat The post Army, Police Raid Drug Labs in Northern Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Receives List of Returnees From Bangladesh

Minister U Thein Swe said Myanmar would check that the listed refugees had resided in Myanmar within a week and then inform Bangladesh to start the repatriation. The post Myanmar Receives List of Returnees From Bangladesh appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Receives List of Returnees From Bangladesh

Minister U Thein Swe said Myanmar would check that the listed refugees had resided in Myanmar within a week and then inform Bangladesh to start the repatriation. The post Myanmar Receives List of Returnees From Bangladesh appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

A Quick Guide to Inle Lake and Nyaung Shwe

Popular tourist spot offers a wealth of things to do … or just a nice place to chill The post A Quick Guide to Inle Lake and Nyaung Shwe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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A Quick Guide to Inle Lake and Nyaung Shwe

Popular tourist spot offers a wealth of things to do … or just a nice place to chill The post A Quick Guide to Inle Lake and Nyaung Shwe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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