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  1. Breaking the Devil's Silence: Sexual Violence in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Reported rape cases have sky-rocketed in recent years in Myanmar, with the majority of rape survivors being under-aged girls. According to the national police records , there were approximately 1,100 reported rape cases in 2016, 670 of which involved victims who were underage girls.

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  2. Analysis: Did Advisory Commission Remedy Rakhine State's Conflict?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The mandate of the nine-member Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, led by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, will expire at the end of August, after being established by the National League for Democracy government one year ago. Kofi Annan will come to Myanmar next week and is scheduled to conduct several meetings in Naypyitaw, including with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in preparation to publish the commission's final report, according to member Al-Haj U Aye Lwin.

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  3. Myanmar Naling Electrical CO., Ltd.Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | California Computer News

    Myanmar Naling Electrical CO., Ltd, near the Yangon Airport, is a professional and reputable manufacturer and supplier of electric materials, covering high voltage transformers, disconnectors, fus

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  4. Art and CensorshipRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Aung Min, a renowned doctor, scriptwriter and author, was busy interviewing artists for his book on Myanmar contemporary art at the height of Saffron Revolution in 2007 when people took to the streets across the country in response to the high price of food and fuel. The Special Branch asked him to provide a complete list of names and addresses of those interviewed for the book.

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  5. The Tragedy and Hope of a PalaceRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The last time she saw Inge Eberhard, the wife of the last prince of Hsipaw, was in 1964 at Mingalardon Airport in Yangon, shortly before the Austrian woman and her two children left Myanmar out of fear for their safety. It was two years after the sudden disappearance of the prince during his detention by the army.

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  6. Daughter of Assassinated Lawyer TestifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Nearly five months into the trial process , Yangon's northern district court examined the daughter of late National League for Democracy legal adviser U Ko Ni, who was present at the scene when her father was murdered in January. At the 20th hearing for the trial on Friday, U Ko Ni's eldest daughter Dr. Yin Nwe Khaing, 34, appeared in court with her family's lawyer, U Nay La, to present her eyewitness account of the murder.

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  7. Myanmar retains tough clause in communications law despite calls for repealRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    YANGON: Myanmar's parliament on Friday made minor changes to a controversial telecommunications law, amendments rights monitors say will do little to address concern the law is used to curb criticism of the authorities and reporting of corruption. The recent arrest of several journalists has raised fears that free speech is under pressure in Myanmar, even under a government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, who led efforts to end decades of military rule and won a landmark election in 2015.

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  8. Tough tax policy, lack of capital access for Myanmar SMEsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Fibre2Fashion

    Small and medium enterprises in Myanmar suffer from arduous tax and monetary policies and lack of access to capital and intellectual property protection. SME owners feel the government needs to address these issues as there are no business category for entrepreneurship and opportunities in emerging fields, such as digital applications and software.

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  9. Fish Farmer Hit With Defamation Lawsuit Over State Counselor Facebook PostRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A fish farmer in Yangon has been dealt a lawsuit under Myanmar's controversial telecoms law for posting on Facebook the suggestion that bachelors could propose to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Self-described political activist Daw Zar Zar Htoon filed the lawsuit under Article 66 of the Telecommunications Law against U Min Swe, also known as Nga Min Swe-a nod to his profession, and a means to differentiate him from politician and former political prisoner U Min Swe.

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  10. Myanmar State-owned Airline To Extend Wing To China's ChengduRead the original story

    Yesterday | Malaysian National News Agency

    YANGON, Aug 18 -- Myanmar National Airlines , a state-owned airline, will extend wing to China's Chengdu, China's Xinhua news agency citing a report quoting the airline's Chief Executive Officer as saying on Friday. The planned schedule-flight will be introduced in addition to 26 domestic destinations and some international routes including Singapore, China's Hong Kong, Bangkok, Chaing Mai and Gaya, MNA Chief Executive Officer U Than Tun said.

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  11. The Empty Rhetoric of UnityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    One was a meeting between the Delegation for Political Negotiation , the negotiating body of the ethnic alliance the United Nationalities Federal Council , and the government Peace Commission. "The level of trust is now at zero," said DPN leader Khu Oo Reh, reflecting the spirit of the meeting.

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  12. Business Mogul Tay Za Makes Surprise Appearance at SEA GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    In his first public appearance for years, business mogul U Tay Za presented US$10,000 to the Myanmar men's football team on Monday after the team beat Singapore in the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia. According to sources, U Tay Za has been in Malaysia since Sunday, together with his son Ko Pyae Phyo Tay Za and two other so-called cronies-U Aung Ko Win, the chairman of Kanbawza Group , and Max Myanmar Co.

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  13. Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Channelnewsasia.com

    Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Myanmar, following reports that about 1,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into the country in the past two weeks, amid fresh tension in its neighbour's northwestern Rakhine state. Rohingya refugee boys play football at the Kutupalang Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, July 8, 2017.

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  14. Telenor video series teaches safe Internet useRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Nation

    Telenor Myanmar last week introduced an educational video series "Be Smart Use Heart" aiming to educate people to stay safe on the Internet and also fully utilise opportunities available online. "The Internet has become crucial in every aspect of the world and Myanmar people, especially those from rural areas, need to be aware of the importance of the Internet, how to stay safe on the Internet and how the Internet can be utilised to improve themselves, said Min Thu, head of business sustainability for Telenor'.

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  15. Former Myanmar Peace Center Director Appointed to Ceasefire Monitoring CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A former director of the Myanmar Peace Center, U Aung Naing Oo, has been appointed to the role of executive director of the Technical Secretariat Center of the Union-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee . The appointment was approved at the JCM's 11th regular meeting, which was held last month at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center office in Yangon.

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  16. State Counselor Honors Former NLD Chairman at FuneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi praised a former chairman of the National League for Democracy as someone "who always stood for democracy" at his funeral in Yangon on Thursday. In her public eulogy at Yeway Cemetery, the State Counselor noted that her party was lucky enough to have a leader like U Aung Shwe, who passed away on Sunday.

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  17. Displaced Kachin Mothers Struggle to Feed Their ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    On a foggy evening, a few women trundled along the slope of a valley, grasping bundles of green leaves, and carrying their babies in slings on their backs. They entered a compound of dozens of bamboo homes roofed with blue tarpaulin, some displaying the UNHCR logo, in the backdrop of paddy fields lush with rain and leading to mountains.

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  18. Military Rejects Returning Yangon Stadium to the PublicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar's military said it has no intention to return a 13-acre sports ground and stadium in Yangon's Hlaing Township to the public, when replying to a lawmaker's question in Parliament on Wednesday. U Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo, a Lower House lawmaker representing Hlaing Constituency, asked whether there was a plan to give the property back to Hlaing Township residents during the parliamentary session.

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  19. UPDATE 1-INSIGHT-Suu Kyi's man in Yangon under fire over transit deal with ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | Reuters

    Aung San Suu Kyi's first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible - hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples' lives. But two deals to import 2,000 buses from China estimated at more than $100 million have caused an unusual rift within her National League for Democracy , with regional lawmakers accusing Yangon's chief minister Phyo Min Thein, a Suu Kyi protA gA , of doing a deal with a businessman he's close to and showing a lack of transparency.

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  20. The Textured Lives of the Chin HillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    At a sideways glance, Yo Ya May seems less a textile shop than a museum. Sitting on the first floor of Yangon's bustling Bogyoke Market, cofounders Khun Shwe and her husband Kyin Lam Mang clearly feel blessed by their success, and in the course of their lives become the city's most eager advocates for traditional Chin craft.

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