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UK, France Should Press Thai PM on Rights, to End Military Rule: Group

Britain and France should make clear there will be no «business as usual» until Thailand’s PM holds a fair election, a rights group says. The post UK, France Should Press Thai PM on Rights, to End Military Rule: Group appeared first on The Irraw
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UK, France Should Press Thai PM on Rights, to End Military Rule: Group

Britain and France should make clear there will be no «business as usual» until Thailand’s PM holds a fair election, a rights group says. The post UK, France Should Press Thai PM on Rights, to End Military Rule: Group appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Red Cross to Pay For $300K Facelift of Insein Prison Visitors Area

“The upgraded facilities will allow detainees and their family members to maintain better relationships and reduce the strain of separation,” the ICRC said. The post Red Cross to Pay For $300K Facelift of Insein Prison Visitors Area appeared first on The
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Red Cross to Pay For $300K Facelift of Insein Prison Visitors Area

“The upgraded facilities will allow detainees and their family members to maintain better relationships and reduce the strain of separation,” the ICRC said. The post Red Cross to Pay For $300K Facelift of Insein Prison Visitors Area appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Court Revises Charges in U Ko Ni Assassination Case

One suspect now charged with conspiracy to murder, firearms charge dropped; another suspect’s charge changed from conspiracy to abetting. The post Court Revises Charges in U Ko Ni Assassination Case appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Court Revises Charges in U Ko Ni Assassination Case

One suspect now charged with conspiracy to murder, firearms charge dropped; another suspect’s charge changed from conspiracy to abetting. The post Court Revises Charges in U Ko Ni Assassination Case appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Flooding Causes Swathe of Devastation Across the Country

Flooding leaves swathe of devastation across the country; Mon State particularly hard hit The post Flooding Causes Swathe of Devastation Across the Country appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Flooding Causes Swathe of Devastation Across the Country

Flooding leaves swathe of devastation across the country; Mon State particularly hard hit The post Flooding Causes Swathe of Devastation Across the Country appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Court to Decide on July 2 Whether to Charge Reuters Reporters

Six months of pretrial hearings wrap up; defense lawyers cite inconsistencies between testimony from witnesses, accused in Official Secrets case. The post Court to Decide on July 2 Whether to Charge Reuters Reporters appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Court to Decide on July 2 Whether to Charge Reuters Reporters

Six months of pretrial hearings wrap up; defense lawyers cite inconsistencies between testimony from witnesses, accused in Official Secrets case. The post Court to Decide on July 2 Whether to Charge Reuters Reporters appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Analysis: Where Some See Respect, Ethnic Groups See Burmanization and Loss of Rights

Use of Burmese prefixes on national identity cards is a sore point for minority people The post Analysis: Where Some See Respect, Ethnic Groups See Burmanization and Loss of Rights appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Analysis: Where Some See Respect, Ethnic Groups See Burmanization and Loss of Rights

Use of Burmese prefixes on national identity cards is a sore point for minority people The post Analysis: Where Some See Respect, Ethnic Groups See Burmanization and Loss of Rights appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

This Week In Parliament

The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature. The post This Week In Parliament appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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This Week In Parliament

The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature. The post This Week In Parliament appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Parliament Divided Over Latest Rakhine Investigation Commission

Military representatives oppose the inclusion of an international member but both sides know they must somehow carry out an investigation that is acceptable to the international community. The post Parliament Divided Over Latest Rakhine Investigation Commiss
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Parliament Divided Over Latest Rakhine Investigation Commission

Military representatives oppose the inclusion of an international member but both sides know they must somehow carry out an investigation that is acceptable to the international community. The post Parliament Divided Over Latest Rakhine Investigation Commission appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Election Commission Urged to Share Details of Pending Poll

Myanmar's top election authority was urged to announce details about the Nov. 3 by-elections as soon as possible so that parties and NGOs could prepare to monitor the polls. The post Election Commission Urged to Share Details of Pending Poll appeared first o
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Election Commission Urged to Share Details of Pending Poll

Myanmar's top election authority was urged to announce details about the Nov. 3 by-elections as soon as possible so that parties and NGOs could prepare to monitor the polls. The post Election Commission Urged to Share Details of Pending Poll appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Flooding Kills at Least Five in Magway, Displaces Thousands in Rakhine

Landslides, swollen rivers strand many villagers in west of country; more heavy rains forecast The post Flooding Kills at Least Five in Magway, Displaces Thousands in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Flooding Kills at Least Five in Magway, Displaces Thousands in Rakhine

Landslides, swollen rivers strand many villagers in west of country; more heavy rains forecast The post Flooding Kills at Least Five in Magway, Displaces Thousands in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

‘I Am Not a Turncoat’: Thura Shwe Mann

The ex-general and former head of the USDP defended his move to ally himself with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi before the 2015 general elections. The post ‘I Am Not a Turncoat’: Thura Shwe Mann appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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‘I Am Not a Turncoat’: Thura Shwe Mann

The ex-general and former head of the USDP defended his move to ally himself with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi before the 2015 general elections. The post ‘I Am Not a Turncoat’: Thura Shwe Mann appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Army Chief Asks UN Envoy for ‘Constructive’ Relationship

On the UN special envoy's first visit to Myanmar, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing defended the army's actions in Rakhine State and said «bias» would only make the situation worse. The post Myanmar Army Chief Asks UN Envoy for ‘Constructive’ Re
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Myanmar Army Chief Asks UN Envoy for ‘Constructive’ Relationship

On the UN special envoy's first visit to Myanmar, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing defended the army's actions in Rakhine State and said «bias» would only make the situation worse. The post Myanmar Army Chief Asks UN Envoy for ‘Constructive’ Relationship appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Why We Need to Recognize Migrant Domestic Workers’ Contribution to Our Economies

Remittances remain hugely important to developing economies, and the Asia-Pacific region is the biggest receiver of remittances worldwide. The post Why We Need to Recognize Migrant Domestic Workers’ Contribution to Our Economies appeared first on The Irrawa
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Why We Need to Recognize Migrant Domestic Workers’ Contribution to Our Economies

Remittances remain hugely important to developing economies, and the Asia-Pacific region is the biggest receiver of remittances worldwide. The post Why We Need to Recognize Migrant Domestic Workers’ Contribution to Our Economies appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Former Ambassador to Myanmar to Lead National Democratic Institute

Former US Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell has become the new president of an international nonprofit working to support democracy around the world. The post Former Ambassador to Myanmar to Lead National Democratic Institute appeared first on The Irrawadd
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Former Ambassador to Myanmar to Lead National Democratic Institute

Former US Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell has become the new president of an international nonprofit working to support democracy around the world. The post Former Ambassador to Myanmar to Lead National Democratic Institute appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Govt Calls for Private Sector Cooperation in Promoting Tourism

With foreign arrivals down due to the situation in Rakhine State, the govt calls for cooperation from the private sector in promoting Myanmar tourism. The post Govt Calls for Private Sector Cooperation in Promoting Tourism appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Govt Calls for Private Sector Cooperation in Promoting Tourism

With foreign arrivals down due to the situation in Rakhine State, the govt calls for cooperation from the private sector in promoting Myanmar tourism. The post Govt Calls for Private Sector Cooperation in Promoting Tourism appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Man Arrested for Fake Facebook Post on ‘Shootout’ in Rakhine

Mrauk-U resident says bogus report prompted by argument with girlfriend; faces one year in prison. The post Man Arrested for Fake Facebook Post on ‘Shootout’ in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Man Arrested for Fake Facebook Post on ‘Shootout’ in Rakhine

Mrauk-U resident says bogus report prompted by argument with girlfriend; faces one year in prison. The post Man Arrested for Fake Facebook Post on ‘Shootout’ in Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Tales of Myanmar’s Political Upheaval

‘The Cell, Exile and the New Burma’ collects pro-democracy student activist turned editor Kyaw Zwa Moe’s accounts of prison and exile, along with dozens of essays and feature stories. The post Tales of Myanmar’s Political Upheaval appeared firs
The Irrawaddy

Tales of Myanmar’s Political Upheaval

‘The Cell, Exile and the New Burma’ collects pro-democracy student activist turned editor Kyaw Zwa Moe’s accounts of prison and exile, along with dozens of essays and feature stories. The post Tales of Myanmar’s Political Upheaval appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

With Camps Slated for Closure, IDPs Fear for Safety in Home Villages

Ministry’s plan to shut shelters without security guarantees violates IDPs’ human rights, advocates say. The post With Camps Slated for Closure, IDPs Fear for Safety in Home Villages appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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With Camps Slated for Closure, IDPs Fear for Safety in Home Villages

Ministry’s plan to shut shelters without security guarantees violates IDPs’ human rights, advocates say. The post With Camps Slated for Closure, IDPs Fear for Safety in Home Villages appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

A Coffee and Cake Buffet? Yes!

Have plans to catch up with friends and want some place quiet with a good vibe, great coffee and tasty cakes? The Chatrium Hotel’s Afternoon High Tea Buffet is a good choice. The post A Coffee and Cake Buffet? Yes! appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

A Coffee and Cake Buffet? Yes!

Have plans to catch up with friends and want some place quiet with a good vibe, great coffee and tasty cakes? The Chatrium Hotel’s Afternoon High Tea Buffet is a good choice. The post A Coffee and Cake Buffet? Yes! appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Witness No-Show as Reuters Reporters Mark Six Months in Myanmar Detention

A police investigator failed to show at court to testify as a prosecution witness against two reporters who were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret govt papers. The post Witness No-Show as Reuters Reporters Mark Six Months in Myanmar Det
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Witness No-Show as Reuters Reporters Mark Six Months in Myanmar Detention

A police investigator failed to show at court to testify as a prosecution witness against two reporters who were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret govt papers. The post Witness No-Show as Reuters Reporters Mark Six Months in Myanmar Detention appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Trump, Kim Co-Star in US-Made Summit Film Mixing Propaganda, Hollywood

When Trump sat down to make the case for peace to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, he rolled out what amounted to a movie trailer starring the two leaders. The post Trump, Kim Co-Star in US-Made Summit Film Mixing Propaganda, Hollywood appeared first on The
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Trump, Kim Co-Star in US-Made Summit Film Mixing Propaganda, Hollywood

When Trump sat down to make the case for peace to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, he rolled out what amounted to a movie trailer starring the two leaders. The post Trump, Kim Co-Star in US-Made Summit Film Mixing Propaganda, Hollywood appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese Proverb’ Tweet Mystifies China

"Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it,” she tweeted, leading many Chinese people to state that it was not a Chinese proverb. The post Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese Proverb’ Tweet Mystifies China appeared first on The Irr
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Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese Proverb’ Tweet Mystifies China

"Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it,” she tweeted, leading many Chinese people to state that it was not a Chinese proverb. The post Ivanka Trump’s ‘Chinese Proverb’ Tweet Mystifies China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

WhatsApp the Media Platform of Choice for ARSA

Government urged to pressure Facebook-owned encrypted messaging service to monitor for fake news, hate speech. The post WhatsApp the Media Platform of Choice for ARSA appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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WhatsApp the Media Platform of Choice for ARSA

Government urged to pressure Facebook-owned encrypted messaging service to monitor for fake news, hate speech. The post WhatsApp the Media Platform of Choice for ARSA appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

More than 100 Rohingya Refugees Wash Ashore on Rathedaung Beach

Passengers taken to camp in Maungdaw after vessel damaged by high winds; point of departure unclear The post More than 100 Rohingya Refugees Wash Ashore on Rathedaung Beach appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

More than 100 Rohingya Refugees Wash Ashore on Rathedaung Beach

Passengers taken to camp in Maungdaw after vessel damaged by high winds; point of departure unclear The post More than 100 Rohingya Refugees Wash Ashore on Rathedaung Beach appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Aung San Suu Kyi to Chair Peace Talks in Mon State

Naypyitaw tight-lipped ahead of latest round of negotiations, civil society groups say. The post Aung San Suu Kyi to Chair Peace Talks in Mon State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Aung San Suu Kyi to Chair Peace Talks in Mon State

Naypyitaw tight-lipped ahead of latest round of negotiations, civil society groups say. The post Aung San Suu Kyi to Chair Peace Talks in Mon State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

KIA Blasts Myanmar Military on Anniversary of Civil War in Kachin

The KIA accused the Myanmar military of genocide and human rights abuses including rape and murder on Saturday to mark the seven-year anniversary of fighting in Kachin State. The post KIA Blasts Myanmar Military on Anniversary of Civil War in Kachin appeared
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KIA Blasts Myanmar Military on Anniversary of Civil War in Kachin

The KIA accused the Myanmar military of genocide and human rights abuses including rape and murder on Saturday to mark the seven-year anniversary of fighting in Kachin State. The post KIA Blasts Myanmar Military on Anniversary of Civil War in Kachin appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

‘Who is Ruling the Country?’: Military Representative

Military representatives to Parliament oppose the inclusion of a foreign expert on a commission investigating human rights abuses in Rakhine State. The post ‘Who is Ruling the Country?’: Military Representative appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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‘Who is Ruling the Country?’: Military Representative

Military representatives to Parliament oppose the inclusion of a foreign expert on a commission investigating human rights abuses in Rakhine State. The post ‘Who is Ruling the Country?’: Military Representative appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

What’s for Lunch? Trump, Kim Summit Menu a Blend of Western, Asian Flavors

Beef ribs and sweet and sour pork: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to be served a working lunch that combines the flavors of East and West during their historic meeting. The post What’s for Lunch? Trump, Kim Summit Menu a Blend of Western, Asian Flavors ap
The Irrawaddy

What’s for Lunch? Trump, Kim Summit Menu a Blend of Western, Asian Flavors

Beef ribs and sweet and sour pork: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to be served a working lunch that combines the flavors of East and West during their historic meeting. The post What’s for Lunch? Trump, Kim Summit Menu a Blend of Western, Asian Flavors appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Trump Says Summit is ‘Very, Very Good,’ Kim Calls it Prelude to Peace

Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of northeast Asia. The post Trump Says Summit is ‘Very, Very Good,’ Kim Calls it Prelude to Peace appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Trump Says Summit is ‘Very, Very Good,’ Kim Calls it Prelude to Peace

Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of northeast Asia. The post Trump Says Summit is ‘Very, Very Good,’ Kim Calls it Prelude to Peace appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Coal Miners Given Permission to Resume Controversial Projects in Shan State

Local groups vow to oppose operations amid environmental concerns. The post Coal Miners Given Permission to Resume Controversial Projects in Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Coal Miners Given Permission to Resume Controversial Projects in Shan State

Local groups vow to oppose operations amid environmental concerns. The post Coal Miners Given Permission to Resume Controversial Projects in Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Yangon Lawmakers Say Port Project Short on Specifics, Ask for Details

Frustrated by the lack of details, lawmakers want to know how much the new port will cost, how long it will take to build, and its potential impact on locals. The post Yangon Lawmakers Say Port Project Short on Specifics, Ask for Details appeared first on Th
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Yangon Lawmakers Say Port Project Short on Specifics, Ask for Details

Frustrated by the lack of details, lawmakers want to know how much the new port will cost, how long it will take to build, and its potential impact on locals. The post Yangon Lawmakers Say Port Project Short on Specifics, Ask for Details appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Organizers of Myitkyina Anti-War Protest Face Legal Action

Event went beyond agreed time and featured unauthorized performance, police say. The post Organizers of Myitkyina Anti-War Protest Face Legal Action appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Organizers of Myitkyina Anti-War Protest Face Legal Action

Event went beyond agreed time and featured unauthorized performance, police say. The post Organizers of Myitkyina Anti-War Protest Face Legal Action appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Give Us an Identity to Stop Myanmar Exodus, Urges Award-Winning Rohingya Lawyer

Stateless Rohingya must be recognized as citizens of Myanmar and given identity documents so they can safely stay in the country instead of fleeing abroad, said a Rohingya lawyer. The post Give Us an Identity to Stop Myanmar Exodus, Urges Award-Winning Ro
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Give Us an Identity to Stop Myanmar Exodus, Urges Award-Winning Rohingya Lawyer

Stateless Rohingya must be recognized as citizens of Myanmar and given identity documents so they can safely stay in the country instead of fleeing abroad, said a Rohingya lawyer. The post Give Us an Identity to Stop Myanmar Exodus, Urges Award-Winning Rohingya Lawyer appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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