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Rakhine Advisory Commission’s Kofi Annan Arrives in Yangon

The visit coincides with the commission’s upcoming release of its final report. The post Rakhine Advisory Commission’s Kofi Annan Arrives in Yangon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Rakhine Advisory Commission’s Kofi Annan Arrives in Yangon

The visit coincides with the commission’s upcoming release of its final report. The post Rakhine Advisory Commission’s Kofi Annan Arrives in Yangon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Displaced Kachin Return Home

Some 1,000 villagers in Mogaung Township, Kachin State return home after fleeing clashes between Myanmar Army and the KIA. The post Displaced Kachin Return Home appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Displaced Kachin Return Home

Some 1,000 villagers in Mogaung Township, Kachin State return home after fleeing clashes between Myanmar Army and the KIA. The post Displaced Kachin Return Home appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

NLD Reorganizes Information Committee

Infamous NLD spokesperson and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi confidante U Win Htein still not included in the committee. The post NLD Reorganizes Information Committee appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

NLD Reorganizes Information Committee

Infamous NLD spokesperson and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi confidante U Win Htein still not included in the committee. The post NLD Reorganizes Information Committee appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

A Matter of Conscience

The fate of three detained journalists depends upon the ruling of a judge who maintains he is under no pressure from the military. The post A Matter of Conscience appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

A Matter of Conscience

The fate of three detained journalists depends upon the ruling of a judge who maintains he is under no pressure from the military. The post A Matter of Conscience appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week (Aug. 22 – Aug. 28)

This week in Yangon: clean up Yangon, a Myanmar food festival, and a LGBT dance night. The post Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week (Aug. 22 – Aug. 28) appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week (Aug. 22 – Aug. 28)

This week in Yangon: clean up Yangon, a Myanmar food festival, and a LGBT dance night. The post Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week (Aug. 22 – Aug. 28) appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Defense Team Submits Supreme Court Appeal in Koh Tao Murder Case

Lawyers submit a 319-page appeal to Thailand’s Supreme Court through the Koh Samui court. The post Defense Team Submits Supreme Court Appeal in Koh Tao Murder Case appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Defense Team Submits Supreme Court Appeal in Koh Tao Murder Case

Lawyers submit a 319-page appeal to Thailand’s Supreme Court through the Koh Samui court. The post Defense Team Submits Supreme Court Appeal in Koh Tao Murder Case appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Rakhine NLD MP Accused of Bribery in Land Dispute

Villagers allege that a regional Rakhine State lawmaker demanded money in exchange for withdrawing his claim to contested land. The post Rakhine NLD MP Accused of Bribery in Land Dispute appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Rakhine NLD MP Accused of Bribery in Land Dispute

Villagers allege that a regional Rakhine State lawmaker demanded money in exchange for withdrawing his claim to contested land. The post Rakhine NLD MP Accused of Bribery in Land Dispute appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Kachin Rights Group Urges End to Military-to-Military Ties with Myanmar Army

Group says international community needs to end ties in order to halt human rights abuses. The post Kachin Rights Group Urges End to Military-to-Military Ties with Myanmar Army appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Kachin Rights Group Urges End to Military-to-Military Ties with Myanmar Army

Group says international community needs to end ties in order to halt human rights abuses. The post Kachin Rights Group Urges End to Military-to-Military Ties with Myanmar Army appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Forum Urges Women’s Involvement in Peace Process

Female involvement in security sector discussions—one of Panglong’s five key sectors—should be increased, attendees argue. The post Forum Urges Women’s Involvement in Peace Process appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Forum Urges Women’s Involvement in Peace Process

Female involvement in security sector discussions—one of Panglong’s five key sectors—should be increased, attendees argue. The post Forum Urges Women’s Involvement in Peace Process appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Lawmaker Claims Authorities Complicit in Poppy Growing  

Lawmaker states in Parliament that poppy growers are taxed by authorities, military representative objects. The post Lawmaker Claims Authorities Complicit in Poppy Growing   appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Lawmaker Claims Authorities Complicit in Poppy Growing  

Lawmaker states in Parliament that poppy growers are taxed by authorities, military representative objects. The post Lawmaker Claims Authorities Complicit in Poppy Growing   appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

NLD Dissolves Chaungzon Branch Executive Committee

The committee is dissolved in connection with a protest over the selection of candidates for the township’s 2017 by-election. The post NLD Dissolves Chaungzon Branch Executive Committee appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

NLD Dissolves Chaungzon Branch Executive Committee

The committee is dissolved in connection with a protest over the selection of candidates for the township’s 2017 by-election. The post NLD Dissolves Chaungzon Branch Executive Committee appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

770,000 Migrant Workers in Thailand Being ‘Legalised’

‘Thailand wants to see all migrant workers have work permits,’ says Employment Department director-general. The post 770,000 Migrant Workers in Thailand Being ‘Legalised’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

770,000 Migrant Workers in Thailand Being ‘Legalised’

‘Thailand wants to see all migrant workers have work permits,’ says Employment Department director-general. The post 770,000 Migrant Workers in Thailand Being ‘Legalised’ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Lower House to Debate Rakhine Security Measures

Lawmakers demand heightened security tactics in state’s north after recent killings. The post Lower House to Debate Rakhine Security Measures appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Lower House to Debate Rakhine Security Measures

Lawmakers demand heightened security tactics in state’s north after recent killings. The post Lower House to Debate Rakhine Security Measures appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Shan State Progressive Party Resigns from UNFC

The group has been a part of a Wa-led bloc that demands an alternative to the nationwide ceasefire agreement since its inception. The post Shan State Progressive Party Resigns from UNFC appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Shan State Progressive Party Resigns from UNFC

The group has been a part of a Wa-led bloc that demands an alternative to the nationwide ceasefire agreement since its inception. The post Shan State Progressive Party Resigns from UNFC appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

NLD Receives 400 Complaints Since Assuming Office

Four regional or state chief ministers were accused of wrongdoing and action has been taken against 20 party members, according to complaints body. The post NLD Receives 400 Complaints Since Assuming Office appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

NLD Receives 400 Complaints Since Assuming Office

Four regional or state chief ministers were accused of wrongdoing and action has been taken against 20 party members, according to complaints body. The post NLD Receives 400 Complaints Since Assuming Office appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Mangrove-planting Drones on a Mission to Restore Myanmar Delta

Fast-dwindling mangroves in the Irrawaddy Delta could find an unlikely savior – drones. The post Mangrove-planting Drones on a Mission to Restore Myanmar Delta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Mangrove-planting Drones on a Mission to Restore Myanmar Delta

Fast-dwindling mangroves in the Irrawaddy Delta could find an unlikely savior – drones. The post Mangrove-planting Drones on a Mission to Restore Myanmar Delta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Saving Film Heritage

‘Every old film is unique and original. There is no question that they should be preserved and restored,’ says filmmaker Maung Okkar. The post Saving Film Heritage appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Saving Film Heritage

‘Every old film is unique and original. There is no question that they should be preserved and restored,’ says filmmaker Maung Okkar. The post Saving Film Heritage appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Malaysia Apologizes to Indonesia Over Flag Blunder at SEA Games

Mistake is latest in a series of embarrassing incidents, including the arrest of a bus driver ferrying the Myanmar women’s football team. The post Malaysia Apologizes to Indonesia Over Flag Blunder at SEA Games appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Malaysia Apologizes to Indonesia Over Flag Blunder at SEA Games

Mistake is latest in a series of embarrassing incidents, including the arrest of a bus driver ferrying the Myanmar women’s football team. The post Malaysia Apologizes to Indonesia Over Flag Blunder at SEA Games appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Retains Tough Clause in Communications Law Despite Calls for Repeal

Under amendments, judges can release on bail those charged under telecoms law. The post Myanmar Retains Tough Clause in Communications Law Despite Calls for Repeal appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Retains Tough Clause in Communications Law Despite Calls for Repeal

Under amendments, judges can release on bail those charged under telecoms law. The post Myanmar Retains Tough Clause in Communications Law Despite Calls for Repeal appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Can Myanmar’s Soccer Teams Win at SEA Games?

The Irrawaddy discusses the chances of Myanmar’s soccer teams winning the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia. The post Can Myanmar’s Soccer Teams Win at SEA Games? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Can Myanmar’s Soccer Teams Win at SEA Games?

The Irrawaddy discusses the chances of Myanmar’s soccer teams winning the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia. The post Can Myanmar’s Soccer Teams Win at SEA Games? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Breaking the Devil’s Silence: Sexual Violence in Myanmar

Aye Thiri Kyaw asks why sexual violence is so prevalent in Myanmar. The post Breaking the Devil’s Silence: Sexual Violence in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Breaking the Devil’s Silence: Sexual Violence in Myanmar

Aye Thiri Kyaw asks why sexual violence is so prevalent in Myanmar. The post Breaking the Devil’s Silence: Sexual Violence in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Analysis: Did Advisory Commission Remedy Rakhine State’s Conflict?

As the mandate of the Kofi Annan-led delegation comes to an end, The Irrawaddy looks back on its recommendations and challenges. The post Analysis: Did Advisory Commission Remedy Rakhine State’s Conflict? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Analysis: Did Advisory Commission Remedy Rakhine State’s Conflict?

As the mandate of the Kofi Annan-led delegation comes to an end, The Irrawaddy looks back on its recommendations and challenges. The post Analysis: Did Advisory Commission Remedy Rakhine State’s Conflict? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

The Tragedy and Hope of a Palace

Locals fear for the future of a dilapidated but storied manor in northern Shan State. The post The Tragedy and Hope of a Palace appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

The Tragedy and Hope of a Palace

Locals fear for the future of a dilapidated but storied manor in northern Shan State. The post The Tragedy and Hope of a Palace appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

NLD Ministers Corruption-Free, Says Commission

Govt investigator hopes ‘situation can continue like this.’ The post NLD Ministers Corruption-Free, Says Commission appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

NLD Ministers Corruption-Free, Says Commission

Govt investigator hopes ‘situation can continue like this.’ The post NLD Ministers Corruption-Free, Says Commission appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Art and Censorship

A book on Myanmar contemporary art was recently republished in English, almost nine years after the initial censored version was printed in Burmese. The post Art and Censorship appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Art and Censorship

A book on Myanmar contemporary art was recently republished in English, almost nine years after the initial censored version was printed in Burmese. The post Art and Censorship appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Daughter of Assassinated Lawyer Testifies

A Yangon court examines the 20th witness in the murder trial: U Ko Ni’s eldest daughter. The post Daughter of Assassinated Lawyer Testifies appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Daughter of Assassinated Lawyer Testifies

A Yangon court examines the 20th witness in the murder trial: U Ko Ni’s eldest daughter. The post Daughter of Assassinated Lawyer Testifies appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Detained Journalists Denied Second Bail Appeal in Unlawful Association Case

The Hsipaw Township judge again denied bail for the Irrawaddy and DVB journalists, citing national security reasons and a prolonged trial. The post Detained Journalists Denied Second Bail Appeal in Unlawful Association Case appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Detained Journalists Denied Second Bail Appeal in Unlawful Association Case

The Hsipaw Township judge again denied bail for the Irrawaddy and DVB journalists, citing national security reasons and a prolonged trial. The post Detained Journalists Denied Second Bail Appeal in Unlawful Association Case appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Govt Peace Team to Meet UWSA

UWSA official says Peace Commission vice-chair will lead visit to Panghsang. The post Govt Peace Team to Meet UWSA appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Govt Peace Team to Meet UWSA

UWSA official says Peace Commission vice-chair will lead visit to Panghsang. The post Govt Peace Team to Meet UWSA appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Critics Cry Foul as Joshua Wong and Other Young Hong Kong Democracy Leaders get Jail

Jail terms disqualifies trio from running for seats for 5 years. The post Critics Cry Foul as Joshua Wong and Other Young Hong Kong Democracy Leaders get Jail appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Critics Cry Foul as Joshua Wong and Other Young Hong Kong Democracy Leaders get Jail

Jail terms disqualifies trio from running for seats for 5 years. The post Critics Cry Foul as Joshua Wong and Other Young Hong Kong Democracy Leaders get Jail appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Rights Groups Slam ‘Outrageous’ Indian Plan to Deport Rohingya

Rights groups say India should abide by its legal obligations and protect the stateless refugees who face persecution in Myanmar. The post Rights Groups Slam ‘Outrageous’ Indian Plan to Deport Rohingya appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Rights Groups Slam ‘Outrageous’ Indian Plan to Deport Rohingya

Rights groups say India should abide by its legal obligations and protect the stateless refugees who face persecution in Myanmar. The post Rights Groups Slam ‘Outrageous’ Indian Plan to Deport Rohingya appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Bangladesh Ramps up Border Patrols to Deter Fresh Rohingya Inflow

The move follows a recent deployment of hundreds more Myanmar Army troops to Rakhine State. The post Bangladesh Ramps up Border Patrols to Deter Fresh Rohingya Inflow appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Bangladesh Ramps up Border Patrols to Deter Fresh Rohingya Inflow

The move follows a recent deployment of hundreds more Myanmar Army troops to Rakhine State. The post Bangladesh Ramps up Border Patrols to Deter Fresh Rohingya Inflow appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Fish Farmer Hit With Defamation Lawsuit Over State Counselor Facebook Post

Mandalay resident files Article (66)d case against Yangon man. The post Fish Farmer Hit With Defamation Lawsuit Over State Counselor Facebook Post appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy

Fish Farmer Hit With Defamation Lawsuit Over State Counselor Facebook Post

Mandalay resident files Article (66)d case against Yangon man. The post Fish Farmer Hit With Defamation Lawsuit Over State Counselor Facebook Post appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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