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  1. Disappointing Progress on an Important Debate: Response to 'The...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Tea Circle Editor's Note : The following is a response to a recent opinion piece by Brandon Aung Moe on Tea Circle. In light of responses to this post , we invite readers to view an updated version of our submissions policy and to consider submitting their own responses.

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  2. The University Behind BarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Kay Latt was once a contributor to The Irrawaddy and now currently works for the Myanmar State Counselor's Office. On this 29th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits his article from 2010, in which he reflects on 'education' in prison.

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  3. Myanmar Asks WHO to Help Fight H1N1 VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 27 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar's government requested help from the World Health Organization on Wednesday after the H1N1 influenza killed six out of 20 confirmed cases in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. The ministry sent an official report to the WHO, outlining its needs to help control the virus, said deputy director general of the Public Health Department Dr. Than Tun Aung.

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  4. Why Was Bail Denied to Journalists Charged Under Article 66(d)?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    After a Bahan Township court denied bail to The Voice Daily's chief editor and columnist on Thursday, legal consultant U Khin Maung Myint criticized police and the court for acting unfairly and inconsistently in the handling of the defamation case, alleging that the decision was influenced by the plaintiffs-the Burma Army. The Burmese publication's editor U Kyaw Min Swe and columnist Ko Kyaw Zwa Naing were charged with defamation under the controversial Article 66 of the Telecommunications Law after publishing an article on March 26 that satirized the country's armed struggle and peace process.

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  5. Burma Signals for Foreign InvestmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma's businesspeople are expecting foreign investments to help launch their projects after buying thousands of acres across the country to develop industrial zones and large-scale operations, according to the Myanmar Investors Development Association . Companies presented their ventures at MIDA's Myanmar Investment Forum 2017 in Naypyidaw on June 6-7, which attracted mostly Chinese businesspeople, followed by Thai, and then Indian, according to the exhibition's organizers.

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  6. Woman Sentenced Under Article 66(d) for 'Insults' to Daw Aung San Suu KyiRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A Pegu Division court sentenced Ma Sandi Myint Aung to six months in prison on Friday for sharing Facebook posts deemed insulting to the State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Pegu Township Court handed down the sentence under Article 66 of the Telecommunications Law at the court hearing on Friday.

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  7. Security and Political Sector Discussions in Deadlock at Peace Conference: DelegatesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The security and political sector discussions reached an impasse during the second session of the Union Peace Conference in Naypyidaw this week, according to stakeholders. Some 700 delegates have been instructed to discuss the basic principles for building a future federal state, laid out by the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee .

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  8. More Than 250 Prisoners Released Under AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A former religion minister, interfaith activists, and a man charged under Article 66 of Burma's controversial Telecommunication's Law were among 259 prisoners released under a presidential amnesty on Wednesday. In recognition of the opening of the Union Peace Conference in Naypyidaw, 186 prisoners from Burma were released and 73 foreign prisoners were deported from jails across the country.

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  9. Karen Communities Along the Sittaung RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    I spent a week before Thingyan visiting family and friends in Karen villages, and the Karen parts of small towns, along the Sittaung River. Further to the east are the conflict-affected Dawna hills, where the government-controlled lowlands give way to foothills which have long been contested between the Karen National Union and Tatmadaw, then further up into the highlands, where the Karen National Liberation Army still controls extensive territory.

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  10. Deputy Defense Minister: Perks Over for Military BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The military's two major conglomerates, bolstered by past monopolies over industries ranging from cigarettes to cement, are no longer being treated preferentially, said Deputy Defense Minister Maj-Gen Myint Nwe. The Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd , established in 1990, and its sister company, Myanmar Economic Corporation , founded seven years later, have a sprawling business empire encompassing trade, services, and military supplies.

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  11. Burmese Migrants Continue to Eke Out a Living in Garbage Dump on Thai BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    When entering the landfill on the outskirts of Mae Sot on Thailand's border with Burma, flies buzz chaotically around the waste, which ranges from metal devices to worn out clothes to rotten food, the pile standing taller than a grown man. "We consume wasted food if it is good enough.

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  12. Police, Army Provide Security After Deadly Elephant Rampage in Irrawaddy DivisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Police and Burma Army soldiers were brought in to provide security in Sin Puu Kone village of Irrawaddy Division's Thabaung Township after two rampaging wild elephants killed a 59-year-old villager on Saturday morning. Thabaung Township Police Force dispatched over 20 police officers to the village to work alongside the general administration department and forest department in response to the rampage that also damaged local farmland.

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  13. Former Soldier and Two Reporters Arrested For Smuggling Rohingya in Arakan StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A former soldier and two reporters were arrested by police at Taungpon Gyi border checkpoint in southern Arakan State along with the three Rohingya men who they are accused of smuggling from the state capital Sittwe on April 16. The three men-two from Arakan State and one from Tharrawaddy District in Pegu Division-are being held in custody along with three other Muslim Rohingya from Sittwe who were not carrying the necessary identification for leaving the region, said police official Win Hlaing. The arrests have stirred accusations of unethical practice from other media groups, who claim the two reporters work for an organization that is tainting the image of journalists in Burma.

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  14. NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | The Telegraph

    The anti-witchhunt bill passed by the Assam Assembly in 2015 has been awaiting the approval of the Union ministry of home affairs for the past 15 months, bringing the government's efforts for a... The Union ministry of human resource development has extended by a year the deadline for the Assam government to appoint schoolteachers who do not have professional degrees.

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  15. The Last Pipe-Makers of Belu IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Crafting smoking pipes in Burma has never been a big business, although it has endured through generations. Now the dwindling cottage industry relies on a handful of people in Ywalut village of Chaungzon Township to keep it alive.

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  16. By-Elections Stir Up Regional ControversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    By-elections around the country scheduled for April 1 have highlighted regional power imbalances and differences between the National League for Democracy and local ethnic parties. Nineteen seats are up for grabs nationwide: eight in Shan State; five in Rangoon; one each in Chin, Mon, Karenni and Arakan states; and one each in Pegu and Sagaing.

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  17. Complaints Filed Against Nearly 150 NLD Lawmakers in Parliament's First YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The ruling National League for Democracy has received complaints against around 150 lawmakers in the first year of the new Parliament, according to the party's section which handles such complaints. "We received complaints against nearly 150 lawmakers.

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  18. Myanmar makes record seizures of illegal timberRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | The Star Online

    YANGON: Myanmar seized a record amount of illegal timber this financial year as part of a government clampdown to protect the country's rapidly disappearing forests, a senior official said on Wednesday. Forest ministry director Tin Tun said authorities had confiscated 40,000 tonnes of timber since April 2016, months before the newly elected government issued a nationwide ban on logging.

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  19. Meinmahla Kyun Wetlands Receive International RecognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Meinmahla Kyun in Irrawaddy Division's Bogale Township was added to the list of Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on World Wetlands Day, which fell on Thursday. Burma's Forest Department and the Norwegian Environment Agency observed World Wetlands Day at Moe Yun Gyi Wildlife Sanctuary during which the Ramsar Secretariat announced the designation, director U Zaw Lun of the marine and wetlands area conservation program told The Irrawaddy.

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  20. KNU Chairman: Aims of Karen Resistance Not Yet AchievedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The ethnic Karen armed resistance movement commemorated 68 years of struggle on Tuesday. On the occasion, Saw Mutu Say Poe, chairman of the Karen National Union , called for all Karen people to participate in the cause, stating that the goal of the resistance had yet to be achieved.

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