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Upper House Passes Bill Increasing Penalty for Child-Rape Cases
Offenders face 20 years to life in cases where victim is under 12; critics say age requirement should be raised The post Upper House Passes Bill Increasing Penalty for Child-Rape Cases appeared first on The (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
Religion Ministry Defends Minister After Labeling Unnamed Faith ‘Extreme’
The ministry asked the public for a tolerant interpretation of the minister's recent remarks apparently referring to Islam as an extreme religion. The post Religion Ministry Defends Minister After Labeling Unnamed Faith ‘Extreme’ appeared first on (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
South Korean Tourist Missing, Feared Dead after Falling into River
Woman, 45, disappeared a week ago while floating on an inner tube in Hsipaw Township, northern Shan State The post South Korean Tourist Missing, Feared Dead after Falling into River appeared first on The (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
Myanmar Ex-Dictator Meets Allied Pa-O Militia Leaders
The former military junta chief urged ethnic Pa-O leaders to abandon their old faith in karma and devote themselves to building roads and educating their children. The post Myanmar Ex-Dictator Meets Allied Pa-O Militia Leaders appeared first on (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
Ludu Daw Amar: Speaking Truth to Power
As the 103rd anniversary of Ludu Daw Amar’s birth was yesterday, The Irrawaddy revisits this story from October 2002 about the journalist’s life. The post Ludu Daw Amar: Speaking Truth to Power appeared first on The (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
Police Witness in U Ko Ni Murder Trial Skips Hearing Again
A police colonel and key witness in the murder trial of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni failed to appear at a court hearing on Thursday, claiming he was busy supervising a sports event. The post Police Witness in U Ko Ni Murder Trial Skips Hearing (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
Japanese Pilot Jailed in UK for Being Nine Times over Drink Limit
A Japanese pilot, who was arrested at Heathrow airport as he prepared to fly an aircraft while more than nine times over the aviation alcohol limit, was jailed for 10 months. The post Japanese Pilot Jailed in UK for Being Nine Times over Drink (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
Villagers Fear for Survival on India’s Disappearing Island
Residents of India's Ghoramara Island want to leave their home as it shrinks each year due to rising seas, but many say they can't afford it. The post Villagers Fear for Survival on India’s Disappearing Island appeared first on The (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
China Nov Factory Growth Stalls as Orders Shrink
Growth in China's vast manufacturing sector stalled for the first time in over two years in November as new orders shrank, adding pressure on Beijing. The post China Nov Factory Growth Stalls as Orders Shrink appeared first on The (...)
The Irrawaddy - 30 November 2018
Villagers Support Dawei SEZ Resumption but Demand Fairness
Details of huge industrial park and port project remain vague, NGOs say The post Villagers Support Dawei SEZ Resumption but Demand Fairness appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy - 29 November 2018
Analysis : National Leaders Send a Chilling Message over Media’s Role
The views expressed by the State Counselor and President at a Press Council function play into the hands of those who would seek to muzzle or discredit journalists The post Analysis : National Leaders Send a Chilling Message over Media’s Role (...)
The Irrawaddy - 29 November 2018
The Government Leadership’s Military Ties in Pictures
Former or serving military officers now head nearly a quarter of Myanmar's 25 ministries, and run some powerful commissions besides. The post The Government Leadership’s Military Ties in Pictures appeared first on The (...)
The Irrawaddy - 29 November 2018
Human Casualties Will Be the Cost of War as RCSS Moves North
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry. The post Human Casualties Will Be the Cost of War as RCSS Moves (...)
The Irrawaddy - 29 November 2018
Climate Change ‘Biggest Global Health Threat’ of Century, Doctors Warn
A report produced by doctors, academics and policy experts from around the world warns of the effects of climate change on public health and health systems. The post Climate Change ‘Biggest Global Health Threat’ of Century, Doctors Warn appeared (...)
The Irrawaddy - 29 November 2018
India Transgender Political Candidate Reappears After Kidnapping Fears
Chandramukhi Muvvala disappeared minutes after she left her home on Tuesday in Hyderabad, where she is the only transgender candidate participating in Dec. 7 elections. The post India Transgender Political Candidate Reappears After Kidnapping (...)
The Irrawaddy - 29 November 2018
Rohingya Refugee Leaders in Bangladesh Call Work Strike Over ID Cards
The camp leaders called a three-day strike on Monday to demand that they be identified as ethnic Rohingya on the ID cards the UN is issuing them. The post Rohingya Refugee Leaders in Bangladesh Call Work Strike Over ID Cards appeared first on (...)
The Irrawaddy - 26 November 2018
Three Civilian Deaths as Fighting Flares in Northern Shan
According to the SSPP, their troops returned fire when RCSS troops launched an attack on a village where they mistakenly thought the SSPP troops were stationed. The post Three Civilian Deaths as Fighting Flares in Northern Shan appeared first on (...)
The Irrawaddy - 26 November 2018
U Wirathu Accuses Govt of Stalling ‘Nationalist’ High School Plans
The ultra-nationalist monk said he and his supporters would start building the school in Mandalay Region's Patheingyi Township with or without the government's permission. The post U Wirathu Accuses Govt of Stalling ‘Nationalist’ High School Plans (...)
The Irrawaddy - 26 November 2018
Taungup Police Chief’s Fatal Plunge down Well Was an Accident: Officials
Police deny rumors Capt. Thein Tun Naing killed himself while under investigation The post Taungup Police Chief’s Fatal Plunge down Well Was an Accident: Officials appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy - 26 November 2018
New Strategies Needed as EAOs Adapt to Changes in Drug Demand
Myanmar’s conflict zones have re-emerged as centers of the international drug trade, as meth—unlike opium—doesn’t require cultivation and is not dependent on the weather. The post New Strategies Needed as EAOs Adapt to Changes in Drug Demand (...)
The Irrawaddy - 26 November 2018
INGOs Discourage Repatriation for their Own Interests: Gov’t Spokesperson
U Zaw Htay accused INGOs of benefiting financially from the refugee crisis, while a Lower House lawmaker claims they fabricate invoices and photography to encourage donors. The post INGOs Discourage Repatriation for their Own Interests: Gov’t (...)
The Irrawaddy - 26 November 2018
Famed Dome-Shaped Pagoda Repainting Project to Start This Week
Rumors say former Snr-Gen Than Shwe ordered the pagoda to be painted gold on his astrologer’s suggestion, following his visit there in 2010. The post Famed Dome-Shaped Pagoda Repainting Project to Start This Week appeared first on The (...)
The Irrawaddy - 26 November 2018



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