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  1. Chinese-Made Fighter Jets Crash in Magwe, Killing Girl, PilotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A sixth-grade girl and two pilots were killed when a pair of military planes crashed in Magwe Region's Minbu Township on Tuesday morning. Thwel Zin Nyein, who lived in Minbu's 4th Ward, was struck and killed by debris from one of the planes that crashed during a training exercise.

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  2. Repatriated by India, seven Rohingya are back homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | The Indian Express

    The seven Rohingya men repatriated by India to Myanmar on October 4 are back at their homes in North Rakhine's Kyauktaw area. They were escorted through a four-day journey from Moreh to Kyauktaw by Myanmar immigration officials, and were handcuffed for part of the way.

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  3. Death of a Traditional Way of Life: Central Myanmar's Toddy Palm Tree ClimbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    When his son said he was going to give up his toddy palm-climbing job, U Kye Ni, who has spent the past 30 years climbing up and down toddy palm trees, was speechless. U Kye Ni felt sorry that his son was quitting the job, which has been a way of life for him and his ancestors.

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  4. USDP Campaign Sign Vandalized in MandalayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    An election campaign sign for the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party in Mandalay's Myingyan Township was vandalized on Sunday. Portraits of the party's chairman, U Than Htay, and Dr. Than Win, a USDP candidate for a seat in the Lower House of Myanmar's Parliament in next month's by-election, were ripped out of the sign.

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  5. Myanmar to inspect all 235 dams after spillway collapse in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | Channelnewsasia.com

    A bridge is seen after a dam breach flooded the area in Swar township, Myanmar, August 29, 2018, in this still image from video obtained from social media. ASHIN KAW WIDA/via REUTERS MYANMAR: Myanmar has set up a special task force to inspect all 235 dams in the country, after a spillway collapse in August flooded as many as 85 villages.

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  6. Objections Against Use of President's and State Counselor's Images in By-Election CampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The National League for Democracy said that it would continue to use the images of President U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in campaigns for the November by-election, said spokesperson of the ruling party U Myo Nyunt. "We are sure that it is not against the law, so we will continue using [their images] boldly," the spokesperson told the media in Naypyitaw on Sunday.

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  7. Two NLD Lawmakers Resign from PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The National League for Democracy has accepted the resignation of two NLD lawmakers, confirmed spokesperson of the ruling party Dr. Myo Nyunt on Sunday. The party has accepted the resignation of two Upper House lawmakers, U Pe Chit of Yangon Constituency and U Tin Aung Tun of Magwe Constituency , Dr. Myo Nyunt told reporters in Naypyitaw after a party central executive committee meeting.

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  8. This Week in ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    In the Union Parliament, Union Education Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said his ministry would build around 44,000 school buildings and appoint 84,000 teachers at basic education schools over the next five years. In the Lower House, lawmaker Sai Thant Zin of Hsipaw Township called for the suspension of a 280-megawatt hydropower project on the Myitnge River some 20 miles to the south of Shan State's Kyaukme Township, citing public opposition.

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  9. USDP Vows to Protect Territory, Independence in By-Election SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party appealed to voters' fears of losing territory and independence on Saturday in anticipation of the Nov. 3 by-elections. "It is time to repulse the foreign intervention against the nation's sovereignty with true patriotic spirit," USDP Secretary U Pike Htwe said in a speech broadcast on state-run television and radio.

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  10. Trapped Survivors of Mine Blast Believed Dead, Rescue Called OffRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Authorities on Sunday called off rescue operations at a coal mine in Magwe Region's Saw Township where four men believed to have survived an explosion on Sunday are now believed dead from a lack of oxygen. The explosion, blamed on a methane gas reaction, instantly killed four miners and injured another four who were taken to the township general hospital for care.

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  11. Flooding, inflation may dampen SCG Myanmar's growth target this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | The Nation

    Despite bright outlook for Myanmar in the coming years, the Siam Cement Group 's growth target for the country this year may be hit by inflation and flooding across the country, said Surachai Pomjindachote, the Thai firm's country director for Myanmar. "For this year, Myanmar is facing floods and inflation, so total growth of the country might fall below traget," he said in an interview with The Nation.

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  12. Four Dead in Magwe Coal Mine ExplosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    At least four people are dead, one seriously injured and four are still trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in Saw Township, Magwe Region, on Thursday. According to police, a methane gas explosion trapped 12 coal mine workers on Thursday morning at Htun Yarzaw coal mining company in Kyauke Myaung, a village in Saw Township about 130 kilometers north of the city of Magwe.

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  13. Govt Readies Protected Areas for Wild ElephantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The government is planning to open wild elephant protection camps in three regions where the pachyderms are most at risk from poachers, Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Minister U Ohn Win told a session of Parliament on Friday. "We are planning to make camps where police, local administration officers and staff from the Forestry Department can stay and watch for poachers, hunt down the poachers and protect the wild elephants," he said, responding to questions about the plan from lawmakers.

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  14. State Counselor's Choice of Helicopter Causes StirRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A government spokesman said State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi did not use a military helicopter during a recent trip to central Myanmar because the visit related to personal matters involving the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, a charity established in 2012 in memory of her late mother. After a public talk on the national peace process in Pakokku Township, Magwe Region, on Thursday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited the foundation's branch office on Popa Mountain and attended the opening of a library in Nyaungbin village, in Mandalay Region's Singu Township, the childhood home of International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University Rector Ashin Nandamabhivamsa.

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  15. Lawmakers Rebuke Construction Ministry Over Handling of Road ContractsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday passed a proposal to urge the government to keep companies true to their contracts after accusing the Construction Ministry of failing to adequately monitor firms it hires to build and maintain roads using the BOT - build, operate, transfer - system. Though the companies collect the agreed tolls from road users, they fail to properly maintain the roads and the ministry is negligent in regulating them, lawmakers said.

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  16. Five Die Following Coal Mine Explosion in Thit ChaukRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Five coal miners, including a Chinese technician, died of oxygen deprivation and four miners were injured when a coal mine collapsed near Thit Chauk village in Kalaywa Township, Sagaing Division, on Friday. According to police, the mine, operated by Shwe Pauk Pauk Co., a unit of Tun Thwin Coal Mining Co., collapsed at around at 2 a.m. Friday due to a methane gas explosion.

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  17. Specter of Yangon as a Mega City Casts Shadow Over Whole Country's FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    According to the most recent census, Myanmar's population reached 50.28 million in 2014, of which 14.9 million, or around 30 percent of the country's people, lived in towns and cities. The annual growth rate of this urban population has been 1.72 percent over the last 30 years compared to 1.12 percent for the country as a whole.

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  18. A Modern TraditionalistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    When talking about Myanmar's modernist painters, Sein Myint cannot be left out. He is praised by his contemporaries as an authority on Myanmar culture and folk art.

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  19. Nationalist Sympathizer Arrested with Grenade in RakhineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    An ethnic Arakan-Bamar man with apparent ultranationalist sympathies was found with a grenade and detained with his wife in Rakhine State on Monday after refusing demands from local authorities to leave a village cleared of Rohingya and razed to the ground in the wake of the violence that hit the area in August. A border police major contacted by The Irrawaddy on Wednesday said local authorities found a grenade and several swords in the home of Tun Myint Oo and his wife, Ohmar Kyaw, in Maungdaw Township's Thin Baw Gwe village.

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  20. 'We Have Made Ourselves Ready to Fulfill the Wishes, Expectations...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    U Thein Tun Oo, the spokesperson of the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party , recently talked to The Irrawaddy's reporters Htet Naing Zaw, Moe Moe and Kyaw Myo about the party's plan to contest the by-election in November, its hopes for the 2020 general election, membership, views on the current political landscape, the country's peace process and the party's efforts to enhance its image. We've pondered whether or not to contest the by-election, mainly because of the lack of credibility of the election commission.

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