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Myanmar Military Welcomes Chance to Contest Rohingya Charges

The military says it will fully cooperate with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi when she heads to The Hague to contest Rakhine State genocide charges.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Welcomes Chance to Contest Rohingya Charges

The military says it will fully cooperate with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi when she heads to The Hague to contest Rakhine State genocide charges.

Myanmar President to Brief Military, Civilian Leaders on Rakhine, Other Int’l Issues

President U Win Myint invites military leaders, state/regional chief ministers and Union-level officials to discuss ICJ prosecution, other issues at meeting in Naypyitaw.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar President to Brief Military, Civilian Leaders on Rakhine, Other Int’l Issues

President U Win Myint invites military leaders, state/regional chief ministers and Union-level officials to discuss ICJ prosecution, other issues at meeting in Naypyitaw.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Mission to The Hague: Defending the Indefensible?

The State Counselor has achieved broad support—including from the army—for her decision to defend Myanmar over the Rohingya case at the ICJ; but is it mission impossible?
The Irrawaddy

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Mission to The Hague: Defending the Indefensible?

The State Counselor has achieved broad support—including from the army—for her decision to defend Myanmar over the Rohingya case at the ICJ; but is it mission impossible?

Myanmar Govt, NCA Signatories Eye Resumption of Formal Talks Next Month

Government negotiators, ethnic groups that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement eye JICM meeting next month.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Govt, NCA Signatories Eye Resumption of Formal Talks Next Month

Government negotiators, ethnic groups that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement eye JICM meeting next month.

Myanmar Govt: Workers at 9 Foreign Companies Have Organized Major Strikes in 2019

Workers have launched long-term strikes over labor issues at nine foreign-owned companies so far this year, according to the Myanmar government.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Govt: Workers at 9 Foreign Companies Have Organized Major Strikes in 2019

Workers have launched long-term strikes over labor issues at nine foreign-owned companies so far this year, according to the Myanmar government.

Three Myanmar Workers Among Seven Killed in Construction Accident in Thailand

A collapsing concrete slab has crushed three Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand. The embassy has blamed faulty engineering.
The Irrawaddy

Three Myanmar Workers Among Seven Killed in Construction Accident in Thailand

A collapsing concrete slab has crushed three Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand. The embassy has blamed faulty engineering.

In Thailand, Pope Condemns Exploitation of Women, Children, Migrants

During first papal visit to Thailand since 1984, Francis condemns exploitation of women and children for sex tourism, trafficking of migrants and laborers.
The Irrawaddy

In Thailand, Pope Condemns Exploitation of Women, Children, Migrants

During first papal visit to Thailand since 1984, Francis condemns exploitation of women and children for sex tourism, trafficking of migrants and laborers.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Contest Rohingya Genocide Case at World Court

The State Counselor, in her capacity as Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, will lead a team to the Hague, Netherlands, to defend the national interest of Myanmar at the ICJ, the government announced.
The Irrawaddy

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Contest Rohingya Genocide Case at World Court

The State Counselor, in her capacity as Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, will lead a team to the Hague, Netherlands, to defend the national interest of Myanmar at the ICJ, the government announced.

Myanmar State Counselor Makes Donation at Religious Event Organized by Pa-O Militias

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi makes donation to new temple in Shan State at event organized by ethnic Pa-O National Organization.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar State Counselor Makes Donation at Religious Event Organized by Pa-O Militias

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi makes donation to new temple in Shan State at event organized by ethnic Pa-O National Organization.

Sri Lankan Technician Accused of Sexual Assault at Myanmar Garment Factory

Thousands of workers at a garment factory in Yangon are demanding their employer address labor issues and fire an employee who allegedly sexually assaulted aworker.
The Irrawaddy

Sri Lankan Technician Accused of Sexual Assault at Myanmar Garment Factory

Thousands of workers at a garment factory in Yangon are demanding their employer address labor issues and fire an employee who allegedly sexually assaulted aworker.

Locals’ Fear of Losing Livelihoods Forces Cancellation of Meeting on Oil and Gas Supply Base Project

A company canceled plans for a public consultation regarding an offshore supply base after local residents in Myanmar's Mon State planned to protest the meeting.
The Irrawaddy

Locals’ Fear of Losing Livelihoods Forces Cancellation of Meeting on Oil and Gas Supply Base Project

A company canceled plans for a public consultation regarding an offshore supply base after local residents in Myanmar's Mon State planned to protest the meeting.

Doctor’s Testimony Reveals Toddler in ‘Victoria’ Case Was Raped

Doctor tells Naypyitaw court the toddler at the center of the ‘Victoria’ case was raped, citing injuries and semen found on her body.
The Irrawaddy

Doctor’s Testimony Reveals Toddler in ‘Victoria’ Case Was Raped

Doctor tells Naypyitaw court the toddler at the center of the ‘Victoria’ case was raped, citing injuries and semen found on her body.

Volunteers Say Nearly 100,000 People Displaced by Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

New estimates from local aid groups say nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by escalating violence between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army in Rakhine State.
The Irrawaddy

Volunteers Say Nearly 100,000 People Displaced by Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

New estimates from local aid groups say nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by escalating violence between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army in Rakhine State.

Singapore Vows ‘Strong’ Action on Labor Trafficking After First Conviction

Singapore warns of more action against human traffickers after Indian couple is convicted of exploiting Bangladeshi migrant women.
The Irrawaddy

Singapore Vows ‘Strong’ Action on Labor Trafficking After First Conviction

Singapore warns of more action against human traffickers after Indian couple is convicted of exploiting Bangladeshi migrant women.

Rohingya in Malaysia Warn Against Fleeing Bangladesh

Lacking jobs and harassed by police, Rohingya refugees who tried their luck in Malaysia tell friends and family to stay in Bangladesh, despite the harsh conditions there.
The Irrawaddy

Rohingya in Malaysia Warn Against Fleeing Bangladesh

Lacking jobs and harassed by police, Rohingya refugees who tried their luck in Malaysia tell friends and family to stay in Bangladesh, despite the harsh conditions there.

Options Fade for Last Hong Kong Campus Protesters as US Bill Angers China

Hong Kong police appear prepared to wait out the last group of about 100 anti-government protesters trapped inside besieged university.
The Irrawaddy

Options Fade for Last Hong Kong Campus Protesters as US Bill Angers China

Hong Kong police appear prepared to wait out the last group of about 100 anti-government protesters trapped inside besieged university.

Myanmar State Counselor Tells Crowd in Taunggyi She Hopes to See Peace in Her Lifetime

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes to see peace achieved in her lifetime during visit to Shan State’s capital.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar State Counselor Tells Crowd in Taunggyi She Hopes to See Peace in Her Lifetime

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes to see peace achieved in her lifetime during visit to Shan State’s capital.

Potential Environmental and Social Impacts of Chinese Mega-Projects in Myanmar Raise Concerns

Failing to learn lessons from existing projects, officials tout the benefits of BRI projects while ignoring locals’ fears of land-grabs, lost livelihoods and pollution.
The Irrawaddy

Potential Environmental and Social Impacts of Chinese Mega-Projects in Myanmar Raise Concerns

Failing to learn lessons from existing projects, officials tout the benefits of BRI projects while ignoring locals’ fears of land-grabs, lost livelihoods and pollution.

Families Question Myanmar Military’s Detention of Rakhine Civilians, Monk

Three civilians, including one monk, detained by the military in Rakhine State in September haven’t been heard from since and their families aren’t allowed to visit them.
The Irrawaddy

Families Question Myanmar Military’s Detention of Rakhine Civilians, Monk

Three civilians, including one monk, detained by the military in Rakhine State in September haven’t been heard from since and their families aren’t allowed to visit them.

MEMORY! Film Festival Under Way With French Actress Isabelle Huppert in Attendance

The ongoing MEMORY! Festival features screenings of foreign and local films—including the classic ‘Mhone Shwe Yi’—at Yangon’s Waziya Cinema and Mahabandoola Park.
The Irrawaddy

MEMORY! Film Festival Under Way With French Actress Isabelle Huppert in Attendance

The ongoing MEMORY! Festival features screenings of foreign and local films—including the classic ‘Mhone Shwe Yi’—at Yangon’s Waziya Cinema and Mahabandoola Park.

Hong Kong Leader Urges Peaceful Resolution of Campus Standoff

Hong Kong chief executive urges humane resolution to campus standoff as last group of about 100 protesters remain holed up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The Irrawaddy

Hong Kong Leader Urges Peaceful Resolution of Campus Standoff

Hong Kong chief executive urges humane resolution to campus standoff as last group of about 100 protesters remain holed up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Government of China’s Xinjiang Calls Leak on Uighur Camps ‘Fake News’

Government of China’s Xinjiang region claims New York Times report quoting leaked internal documents on the internment of Uighur Muslims was «fabricated».
The Irrawaddy

Government of China’s Xinjiang Calls Leak on Uighur Camps ‘Fake News’

Government of China’s Xinjiang region claims New York Times report quoting leaked internal documents on the internment of Uighur Muslims was «fabricated».

Myanmar State Counselor to Attend Religious Event Organized by Pa-O Militia

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to join a Buddhist donation ceremony this week hosted by the Pa-O National Organization, a former ethnic armed group.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar State Counselor to Attend Religious Event Organized by Pa-O Militia

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to join a Buddhist donation ceremony this week hosted by the Pa-O National Organization, a former ethnic armed group.

Ethnic Parties in Myanmar Worried Proposed Voter Registration Changes Will Hurt Their Election Chances

Ethnic parties say UEC’s plan to allow workers to vote in their place of employment after just 90 days of residence will hurt the parties’ chances at the ballot box.
The Irrawaddy

Ethnic Parties in Myanmar Worried Proposed Voter Registration Changes Will Hurt Their Election Chances

Ethnic parties say UEC’s plan to allow workers to vote in their place of employment after just 90 days of residence will hurt the parties’ chances at the ballot box.

Myanmar Blames Bangladesh for Rohingya Repatriation Failure

Myanmar government spokesman U Zaw Htay says Bangladesh has failed to fulfil its promises to repatriate the Rohingya to Rakhine State. 
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Blames Bangladesh for Rohingya Repatriation Failure

Myanmar government spokesman U Zaw Htay says Bangladesh has failed to fulfil its promises to repatriate the Rohingya to Rakhine State. 

Hong Kong Police Threaten to Use Live Bullets as Standoff With Protesters Escalates

Sri Lanka's former civil defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins presidential election by unexpectedly wide margin; vows to secure the country against threat of terrorism.
The Irrawaddy

Hong Kong Police Threaten to Use Live Bullets as Standoff With Protesters Escalates

Sri Lanka's former civil defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins presidential election by unexpectedly wide margin; vows to secure the country against threat of terrorism.

Leaked Chinese Govt Documents Show Details of Xinjiang Clampdown: NY Times

Chinese government papers leaked to New York Times reveal details of Beijing’s clampdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang under Xi Jinping, who urged officials to show ‘no mercy’.
The Irrawaddy

Leaked Chinese Govt Documents Show Details of Xinjiang Clampdown: NY Times

Chinese government papers leaked to New York Times reveal details of Beijing’s clampdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang under Xi Jinping, who urged officials to show ‘no mercy’.

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