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Belgian Firm’s Withdrawal from Mytel Operator Sees Minimal Impact

Newtec cut ties with Myanmar-military backed telecom operator in response to UN report; local partner Com & Com says number of subscribers affected won’t be large.

On the Armed Conflict in Northern Myanmar

This week on Dateline Irrawaddy, we speak with Dr. Aung Myo and Ko Zan about where the ongoing clashes between rebels and the Myanmar military in Shan State are headed.
The Irrawaddy

On the Armed Conflict in Northern Myanmar

This week on Dateline Irrawaddy, we speak with Dr. Aung Myo and Ko Zan about where the ongoing clashes between rebels and the Myanmar military in Shan State are headed.

Do Myanmar’s Generals-Turned-Politicians Have a Plan B for the Presidency?

In 2015 the NLD derailed ex-junta chief Sen-Gen Than Shwe’s master plan; there is little to suggest the military’s allies could win the 2020 vote legitimately.
The Irrawaddy

Do Myanmar’s Generals-Turned-Politicians Have a Plan B for the Presidency?

In 2015 the NLD derailed ex-junta chief Sen-Gen Than Shwe’s master plan; there is little to suggest the military’s allies could win the 2020 vote legitimately.

Myanmar ‘Has No Fourth Estate’, Mandalay Chief Minister Says of Media’s Role

Demonstrating a shaky grasp of the law, U Zaw Myint Maung insists the press is wrong to claim it plays a key role in Myanmar’s democracy.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar ‘Has No Fourth Estate’, Mandalay Chief Minister Says of Media’s Role

Demonstrating a shaky grasp of the law, U Zaw Myint Maung insists the press is wrong to claim it plays a key role in Myanmar’s democracy.

It Takes Two to Tango

While Myanmar has undertaken necessary preparations for the safe return of its displaced in Bangladesh, Bangladesh has failed to do the same, argues a guest contributor.
The Irrawaddy

It Takes Two to Tango

While Myanmar has undertaken necessary preparations for the safe return of its displaced in Bangladesh, Bangladesh has failed to do the same, argues a guest contributor.

Myanmar Military Says It Will Hold Peace Talks With Ethnic Armies in Shan State

Talks to be held in Kengtung; spokesman declines to name the ethnic groups involved; announcement follows Chinese ambassador’s expression of support for peace process.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Says It Will Hold Peace Talks With Ethnic Armies in Shan State

Talks to be held in Kengtung; spokesman declines to name the ethnic groups involved; announcement follows Chinese ambassador’s expression of support for peace process.

Myanmar Military Helicopters Attack Rebels in Northern Rakhine: AA, Locals

Local residents, lawmaker report heavy, daylong clashes in Minbya Township; witnesses say helicopters strafe and bomb mountains, forests in Minbya, Mrauk-U.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Helicopters Attack Rebels in Northern Rakhine: AA, Locals

Local residents, lawmaker report heavy, daylong clashes in Minbya Township; witnesses say helicopters strafe and bomb mountains, forests in Minbya, Mrauk-U.

Parliamentary Debate on Myanmar Constitutional Reform Gears Up

Military-appointed and USDP lawmakers renewed their opposition to the Charter Amendment Committee, a means of amending Myanmar’s Constitution created by the NLD.
The Irrawaddy

Parliamentary Debate on Myanmar Constitutional Reform Gears Up

Military-appointed and USDP lawmakers renewed their opposition to the Charter Amendment Committee, a means of amending Myanmar’s Constitution created by the NLD.

Rebels Detain 8 Alleged Myanmar Military Troops in Shan State

TNLA officials say the eight were dressed as civilians and traveling without weapons in Shan State. The military says it has no report of missing or detained soldiers.
The Irrawaddy

Rebels Detain 8 Alleged Myanmar Military Troops in Shan State

TNLA officials say the eight were dressed as civilians and traveling without weapons in Shan State. The military says it has no report of missing or detained soldiers.

No Rohingya Return to Myanmar on Dhaka’s Official Repatriation Date

The Bangladesh government earlier told Myanmar that nearly 3,500 refugees would return to Maungdaw on Thursday, but none arrived.
The Irrawaddy

No Rohingya Return to Myanmar on Dhaka’s Official Repatriation Date

The Bangladesh government earlier told Myanmar that nearly 3,500 refugees would return to Maungdaw on Thursday, but none arrived.

Student Film Festival Leaves Myanmar Audiences Wowed

In just its 2nd year, the University Students Film Festival has become an important incubator of young filmmaking talent; 10 shorts competed for the top prize this year.
The Irrawaddy

Student Film Festival Leaves Myanmar Audiences Wowed

In just its 2nd year, the University Students Film Festival has become an important incubator of young filmmaking talent; 10 shorts competed for the top prize this year.

When Myanmar’s Women Were Given a Seat at the Table

The list of attendees to the Burma Roundtable Conference on Myanmar’s partition from British India was entirely male, until a mass of women in Yangon demanded otherwise.
The Irrawaddy

When Myanmar’s Women Were Given a Seat at the Table

The list of attendees to the Burma Roundtable Conference on Myanmar’s partition from British India was entirely male, until a mass of women in Yangon demanded otherwise.

As Students Map the Weather, an Indian Village Bests Its Water Woes

An educational weather station at a village school in southern India is teaching children about climate change and helping their parent’s harvest more from their land.
The Irrawaddy

As Students Map the Weather, an Indian Village Bests Its Water Woes

An educational weather station at a village school in southern India is teaching children about climate change and helping their parent’s harvest more from their land.

Canadian Consulate Suspends Travel to China for Hong Kong Staff

The decision, which the consulate is not elaborating on, comes days after a British Consulate employee went missing while visiting Shenzhen, in mainland China.
The Irrawaddy

Canadian Consulate Suspends Travel to China for Hong Kong Staff

The decision, which the consulate is not elaborating on, comes days after a British Consulate employee went missing while visiting Shenzhen, in mainland China.

Cambodia Says EU Rice Tariffs Hurting Farmers

Half a million farmers have been hurt by sharp declines in exports, Cambodia said, after the EU imposed tariffs on the Southeast Asian nation over human rights concerns.
The Irrawaddy

Cambodia Says EU Rice Tariffs Hurting Farmers

Half a million farmers have been hurt by sharp declines in exports, Cambodia said, after the EU imposed tariffs on the Southeast Asian nation over human rights concerns.

Locals Say Officials Took Bribes, Freed Illegal Loggers in W. Myanmar

Villagers and lawmakers in Gwa Township, in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State, say local police and forestry officials replaced a captured boat with a decoy as a cover.
The Irrawaddy

Locals Say Officials Took Bribes, Freed Illegal Loggers in W. Myanmar

Villagers and lawmakers in Gwa Township, in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State, say local police and forestry officials replaced a captured boat with a decoy as a cover.

Despite Critical Remarks, Malaysia Keen to Invest in Myanmar

“Politics don’t create jobs, only economies create jobs,” the Malaysian ambassador said, despite his government’s past criticism of Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya.
The Irrawaddy

Despite Critical Remarks, Malaysia Keen to Invest in Myanmar

“Politics don’t create jobs, only economies create jobs,” the Malaysian ambassador said, despite his government’s past criticism of Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya.

Healing Images: Exhibition Showcases Works by Art Therapy Patients

At Myanmar’s Aung Clinic, patients struggling with mental illness find a path to wellness in painting. JoSaZo is displaying their works in a new exhibition, ‘The Room’.
The Irrawaddy

Healing Images: Exhibition Showcases Works by Art Therapy Patients

At Myanmar’s Aung Clinic, patients struggling with mental illness find a path to wellness in painting. JoSaZo is displaying their works in a new exhibition, ‘The Room’.

Chinese Ambassador Says Beijing Stands with Myanmar on Rohingya Issue

Rohingya groups say conditions not right for repatriation; in meeting with Myanmar Army chief, ambassador also calls for end to ethnic alliance’s attacks in Shan State.
The Irrawaddy

Chinese Ambassador Says Beijing Stands with Myanmar on Rohingya Issue

Rohingya groups say conditions not right for repatriation; in meeting with Myanmar Army chief, ambassador also calls for end to ethnic alliance’s attacks in Shan State.

Venerable Myanmar EAO Leaders Plead for End to Fighting

While decrying the increased fighting taking place in Shan State, leaders still remain reluctant to point fingers, understanding rebel groups that feel unrecognized.
The Irrawaddy

Venerable Myanmar EAO Leaders Plead for End to Fighting

While decrying the increased fighting taking place in Shan State, leaders still remain reluctant to point fingers, understanding rebel groups that feel unrecognized.

Myanmar Military Evacuates Foreigners Trapped by Clashes in Kutkai

28 people from US, Canada, HK, China, Taiwan flown to Lashio and then to Yangon; concerns mount for northern Shan State’s tourism industry amid ethnic offensive.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Evacuates Foreigners Trapped by Clashes in Kutkai

28 people from US, Canada, HK, China, Taiwan flown to Lashio and then to Yangon; concerns mount for northern Shan State’s tourism industry amid ethnic offensive.

Former Indian Finance Minister Chidambaram Arrested in Corruption Case

In a scene watched across India, police scaled a wall to enter the minister’s home. A Supreme Court lawyer, he has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Irrawaddy

Former Indian Finance Minister Chidambaram Arrested in Corruption Case

In a scene watched across India, police scaled a wall to enter the minister’s home. A Supreme Court lawyer, he has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Frontline View: Making the Case for Violence in Hong Kong Protests

«I have thrown rocks … I have also been hit by police with batons. We're all slowly getting used to this. We have to,» a “peaceful, middle-class” Hong Kong student said.
The Irrawaddy

Frontline View: Making the Case for Violence in Hong Kong Protests

«I have thrown rocks … I have also been hit by police with batons. We're all slowly getting used to this. We have to,» a “peaceful, middle-class” Hong Kong student said.

Flat-Packed Cities: Wooden Skyscrapers Sprout Over Concrete Concerns

Growing environmental concerns over concrete and rapid advances in engineered wood, wooden structures are sprouting across Europe, North American and the Asia Pacific.
The Irrawaddy

Flat-Packed Cities: Wooden Skyscrapers Sprout Over Concrete Concerns

Growing environmental concerns over concrete and rapid advances in engineered wood, wooden structures are sprouting across Europe, North American and the Asia Pacific.

At Talks in China, Beijing Urges Myanmar Rebel Groups to Stop Fighting

Special envoy Sun Guoxiang tells northeast-based EAOs their attacks are ‘unacceptable’; govt welcomes China’s efforts but says peace deal can only be reached in Myanmar.
The Irrawaddy

At Talks in China, Beijing Urges Myanmar Rebel Groups to Stop Fighting

Special envoy Sun Guoxiang tells northeast-based EAOs their attacks are ‘unacceptable’; govt welcomes China’s efforts but says peace deal can only be reached in Myanmar.

In Myanmar’s Commercial Capital, Mayor’s Sidewalk Store Plan Draws Criticism

A plan by Yangon’s mayor to create mini convenience stores on the platforms of the city’s already overcrowded bus stops has drawn the ire of citizens and lawmakers alike.
The Irrawaddy

In Myanmar’s Commercial Capital, Mayor’s Sidewalk Store Plan Draws Criticism

A plan by Yangon’s mayor to create mini convenience stores on the platforms of the city’s already overcrowded bus stops has drawn the ire of citizens and lawmakers alike.

Thai, Indian Firms Selected to Supply Power, Gas to Myanmar New City Near Yangon

PTT Group, IGL Consortium are preliminary choices to supply mega-project across river from Myanmar’s commercial capital.
The Irrawaddy

Thai, Indian Firms Selected to Supply Power, Gas to Myanmar New City Near Yangon

PTT Group, IGL Consortium are preliminary choices to supply mega-project across river from Myanmar’s commercial capital.

German Firm to Advise Central Bank of Myanmar on Licensing Foreign Lenders

Roland Berger Co. selected from among four consultants; govt plans to allow foreign banks, insurers to provide retail banking services next year.
The Irrawaddy

German Firm to Advise Central Bank of Myanmar on Licensing Foreign Lenders

Roland Berger Co. selected from among four consultants; govt plans to allow foreign banks, insurers to provide retail banking services next year.

Ethnic Alliance Says 30 Myanmar Army Troops Killed in Northern Shan

Military denies losing any soldiers as ethnic groups’ offensive focuses on Kutkai Township; aid groups say thousands of civilians displaced, many trapped without food.
The Irrawaddy

Ethnic Alliance Says 30 Myanmar Army Troops Killed in Northern Shan

Military denies losing any soldiers as ethnic groups’ offensive focuses on Kutkai Township; aid groups say thousands of civilians displaced, many trapped without food.

Militia Leader, Wife Dead in Alleged Rebel Attack in Northeast Myanmar

U Win Maung, a militia leader in Myanmar’s Shan State, and his wife were killed by rebel-fired mortars and grenades Tuesday evening, according to the military.
The Irrawaddy

Militia Leader, Wife Dead in Alleged Rebel Attack in Northeast Myanmar

U Win Maung, a militia leader in Myanmar’s Shan State, and his wife were killed by rebel-fired mortars and grenades Tuesday evening, according to the military.

Myanmar Police Captain Killed as Convoy Hit by Mine Blasts in Rakhine

Four police also wounded in two explosions; in separate incident, Myanmar military sergeant killed as artillery shell strikes home in Minbya.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Police Captain Killed as Convoy Hit by Mine Blasts in Rakhine

Four police also wounded in two explosions; in separate incident, Myanmar military sergeant killed as artillery shell strikes home in Minbya.

US Commander Says Cracks in Asian Alliances a Worry Amid N. Korea, China Threats

A worsening spat between Japan and South Korea over forced labor during World War II has already spilled over into trade and threatened to derail security cooperation.
The Irrawaddy

US Commander Says Cracks in Asian Alliances a Worry Amid N. Korea, China Threats

A worsening spat between Japan and South Korea over forced labor during World War II has already spilled over into trade and threatened to derail security cooperation.

State Dept Approves Possible $8B Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

China has already denounced the widely discussed sale, one of the biggest yet by the United States to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province.
The Irrawaddy

State Dept Approves Possible $8B Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

China has already denounced the widely discussed sale, one of the biggest yet by the United States to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province.

S. Korea to Increase Radiation Testing of Japanese Food

Relations between the two are their worst in years, with a trade row rooted in a decades-old dispute over compensation for South Korean forced labor.
The Irrawaddy

S. Korea to Increase Radiation Testing of Japanese Food

Relations between the two are their worst in years, with a trade row rooted in a decades-old dispute over compensation for South Korean forced labor.

Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster Preparedness

With increasingly erratic weather brought on by global warming, disaster-prone Myanmar must improve its planning and preparedness or face increasing losses of life.
The Irrawaddy

Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster Preparedness

With increasingly erratic weather brought on by global warming, disaster-prone Myanmar must improve its planning and preparedness or face increasing losses of life.

Will Myanmar’s Formal Peace Negotiations Get Back on Track?

Proposals elucidated by the Union government at peace talks in Chiang Mai on Monday offer little that’s new in terms of ideas for moving Myanmar’s peace process forward.
The Irrawaddy

Will Myanmar’s Formal Peace Negotiations Get Back on Track?

Proposals elucidated by the Union government at peace talks in Chiang Mai on Monday offer little that’s new in terms of ideas for moving Myanmar’s peace process forward.

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