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UWSA Hands 2 Suspected Human Traffickers to Myanmar Police

Women arrested in Panghsang after allegedly luring the victim, a woman from Pegu Region, into sex work after promising her a job in China.
The Irrawaddy

UWSA Hands 2 Suspected Human Traffickers to Myanmar Police

Women arrested in Panghsang after allegedly luring the victim, a woman from Pegu Region, into sex work after promising her a job in China.

Anti-Corruption Committee Steps Up Energy Ministry Investigation

The Irrawaddy has found that the Anti-Corruption Commission secretly seized the minutes of intra-ministry meetings going back three years.
The Irrawaddy

Anti-Corruption Committee Steps Up Energy Ministry Investigation

The Irrawaddy has found that the Anti-Corruption Commission secretly seized the minutes of intra-ministry meetings going back three years.

We Trust Neither the Govt Nor the Tatmadaw: Shan IDPs

More than 300 Shan IDPs that fled civil wars at home in 2002 have little hope that Aung San Suu Kyi’s government can bring peace or repatriation.
The Irrawaddy

We Trust Neither the Govt Nor the Tatmadaw: Shan IDPs

More than 300 Shan IDPs that fled civil wars at home in 2002 have little hope that Aung San Suu Kyi’s government can bring peace or repatriation.

Pompeo Visit Important for Region, Not Just Thailand

As ASEAN chair, Bangkok must impress on the US secretary of state that the bloc’s ‘Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ serves both regional and US interests in Southeast Asia.
The Irrawaddy

Pompeo Visit Important for Region, Not Just Thailand

As ASEAN chair, Bangkok must impress on the US secretary of state that the bloc’s ‘Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ serves both regional and US interests in Southeast Asia.

Triad Gangster Attack in Hong Kong After Night of Violent Protests

Men in white t-shirts, armed with poles and bamboo staves, flooded a train station outside of Hong Kong on Sunday and attacked passengers, many of them protesters.
The Irrawaddy

Triad Gangster Attack in Hong Kong After Night of Violent Protests

Men in white t-shirts, armed with poles and bamboo staves, flooded a train station outside of Hong Kong on Sunday and attacked passengers, many of them protesters.

Dhaka Minister Meets US Congressman Who Mooted Rakhine Annexation

Talks come 10 days after Bangladeshi PM slammed Bradley Sherman’s ‘reprehensible’ plan to recognize western state as part of Bangladesh.
The Irrawaddy

Dhaka Minister Meets US Congressman Who Mooted Rakhine Annexation

Talks come 10 days after Bangladeshi PM slammed Bradley Sherman’s ‘reprehensible’ plan to recognize western state as part of Bangladesh.

Federal Union Won’t Be Built with Guns: Rakhine Parliament Speaker

U San Kyaw Hla says the state legislature is doing what it can to end rights abuses and inequality; he calls for peace through dialogue and an end to the internet shutdown.
The Irrawaddy

Federal Union Won’t Be Built with Guns: Rakhine Parliament Speaker

U San Kyaw Hla says the state legislature is doing what it can to end rights abuses and inequality; he calls for peace through dialogue and an end to the internet shutdown.

The Day Myanmar’s Independence Hero was Assassinated

Today is Martyr’s Day, the day that, 72 years ago, Myanmar independence hero General Aun San was gunned down. The mastermind behind his death remains unnamed.
The Irrawaddy

The Day Myanmar’s Independence Hero was Assassinated

Today is Martyr’s Day, the day that, 72 years ago, Myanmar independence hero General Aun San was gunned down. The mastermind behind his death remains unnamed.

New Bar Sports Art Theme

Bart is a cool, laid back downtown bar with a wide ranging food and drink menu sure to satisfy the lunchtime worker and the nighttime bar fly alike.
The Irrawaddy

New Bar Sports Art Theme

Bart is a cool, laid back downtown bar with a wide ranging food and drink menu sure to satisfy the lunchtime worker and the nighttime bar fly alike.

Prosecution of Filmmaker Sued by Military to Proceed: Court

U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi’s incitement to mutiny trial to resume next month; separate defamation case has yet to be brought to court, lawyer says.
The Irrawaddy

Prosecution of Filmmaker Sued by Military to Proceed: Court

U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi’s incitement to mutiny trial to resume next month; separate defamation case has yet to be brought to court, lawyer says.

Singapore Deportees in Custody, Families Left in the Dark

After several Arakenese migrants were deported from Singapore last week, all have since wound up in government detention. Their relatives are searching for answers.
The Irrawaddy

Singapore Deportees in Custody, Families Left in the Dark

After several Arakenese migrants were deported from Singapore last week, all have since wound up in government detention. Their relatives are searching for answers.

Key Facts & Figures on Myanmar Charter Amendment Recommendations 

A graphic guide to the work of the joint parliamentary panel set up to draft changes to the 2008 Constitution, which submitted a list of 3,765 proposals on Monday.
The Irrawaddy

Key Facts & Figures on Myanmar Charter Amendment Recommendations 

A graphic guide to the work of the joint parliamentary panel set up to draft changes to the 2008 Constitution, which submitted a list of 3,765 proposals on Monday.

Plastic Cups Runneth Over at Cambodia’s Rubbish Cafe

As Southeast Asia grapples with massive tides of trash hitting its shores, a Cambodian coffee shop owner has outfit his chic café with local refuse.
The Irrawaddy

Plastic Cups Runneth Over at Cambodia’s Rubbish Cafe

As Southeast Asia grapples with massive tides of trash hitting its shores, a Cambodian coffee shop owner has outfit his chic café with local refuse.

Malaysian Activists Urge Lawmakers to Get Tough on Forests Losses

Activists plan to march outside the country’s parliament building this Thursday to demand stronger forestry laws and greater protection for dwindling rainforests.
The Irrawaddy

Malaysian Activists Urge Lawmakers to Get Tough on Forests Losses

Activists plan to march outside the country’s parliament building this Thursday to demand stronger forestry laws and greater protection for dwindling rainforests.

US Sanctions Hurt Military Dignity: Spokesperson

What, beyond vanity, the sanctions may materially mean remains to be seen. “The leaders don’t travel to the US, and they need not travel there,” a spokesperson said.
The Irrawaddy

US Sanctions Hurt Military Dignity: Spokesperson

What, beyond vanity, the sanctions may materially mean remains to be seen. “The leaders don’t travel to the US, and they need not travel there,” a spokesperson said.

Constitution Amendment Supporters Rally in Cities Nationwide

Thousands gathered in cities across the country to support the recent report of the Charter Amendment Committee, which the military has declared unconstitutional.
The Irrawaddy

Constitution Amendment Supporters Rally in Cities Nationwide

Thousands gathered in cities across the country to support the recent report of the Charter Amendment Committee, which the military has declared unconstitutional.

Myanmar Army Barred from Future Israeli Arms Expos: Newspaper

Israel’s Foreign Ministry to stop issuing visas to Tatmadaw officers in bid to avoid international ‘embarrassment’ over rights-abuse claims, Haaretz reports
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Army Barred from Future Israeli Arms Expos: Newspaper

Israel’s Foreign Ministry to stop issuing visas to Tatmadaw officers in bid to avoid international ‘embarrassment’ over rights-abuse claims, Haaretz reports

US Sanctions Hurt Military Dignity

What, beyond vanity, the sanctions may materially mean remains to be seen. “The leaders don’t travel to the US, and they need not travel there,” a spokesperson said.
The Irrawaddy

US Sanctions Hurt Military Dignity

What, beyond vanity, the sanctions may materially mean remains to be seen. “The leaders don’t travel to the US, and they need not travel there,” a spokesperson said.

Ethnic Parties, NLD at Odds over Pace of Military’s Exit from Politics

In proposed charter changes, ANP, SNLD and others call for immediate return to barracks, while the NLD suggests a gradual phasing out of the Tatmadaw from Parliament.
The Irrawaddy

Ethnic Parties, NLD at Odds over Pace of Military’s Exit from Politics

In proposed charter changes, ANP, SNLD and others call for immediate return to barracks, while the NLD suggests a gradual phasing out of the Tatmadaw from Parliament.

EXCLUSIVE-Influential Hindu Group Says India Should not Issue Foreign Currency Bonds

The economic wing of BJP constituent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh called government plans to sell foreign currency bonds ‘un-patriotic.’
The Irrawaddy

EXCLUSIVE-Influential Hindu Group Says India Should not Issue Foreign Currency Bonds

The economic wing of BJP constituent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh called government plans to sell foreign currency bonds ‘un-patriotic.’

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Commander-in-chief Over Rohingya Abuses

The US State Dept. announced a ban on Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other army officials from traveling to the US, urging Myanmar’s government to act.
The Irrawaddy

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Commander-in-chief Over Rohingya Abuses

The US State Dept. announced a ban on Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other army officials from traveling to the US, urging Myanmar’s government to act.

What the Recent Military Shake-Ups Really Mean

As Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing grooms his juniors, who is likeliest to take his place when he steps down, and what do recent military shake-ups mean for the 2020 elections?
The Irrawaddy

What the Recent Military Shake-Ups Really Mean

As Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing grooms his juniors, who is likeliest to take his place when he steps down, and what do recent military shake-ups mean for the 2020 elections?

Constitution Amendment Committee Returns Nearly 4,000 Recommendations

After months of meetings, Parliament’s Charter Amendment Committee put forward more than 3,700 recommended constitutional changes. The military rejected all of them.
The Irrawaddy

Constitution Amendment Committee Returns Nearly 4,000 Recommendations

After months of meetings, Parliament’s Charter Amendment Committee put forward more than 3,700 recommended constitutional changes. The military rejected all of them.

U.S. Firms May Get Nod to Restart Huawei Sales in Two-Four weeks: Official

Trump’s reversal, and rapid implementation by the Commerce Department, suggests chip industry lobbying, coupled with Chinese political pressure, may have paid off.
The Irrawaddy

U.S. Firms May Get Nod to Restart Huawei Sales in Two-Four weeks: Official

Trump’s reversal, and rapid implementation by the Commerce Department, suggests chip industry lobbying, coupled with Chinese political pressure, may have paid off.

Clashes Break Uut as Hong Kong Protesters Escalate Fight in Suburbs

Protesters braved sweltering heat in Sha Tin, a town between Hong Kong island and the Chinese border, extending demonstrations outward from the heart of the financial.
The Irrawaddy

Clashes Break Uut as Hong Kong Protesters Escalate Fight in Suburbs

Protesters braved sweltering heat in Sha Tin, a town between Hong Kong island and the Chinese border, extending demonstrations outward from the heart of the financial.

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