Topic: Myanmar

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Myanmar: Free Wrongfully Detained Kachin Christian Leaders

(Rangoon, July 25, 2017) – Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release two ethnic Kachin Baptist leaders who have been arbitrarily...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Dead, Thousands Displaced in Myanmar Floods

The government has provided assistance to a total of 116,817 displaced people till now. The post Two Dead, Thousands Displaced in Myanmar Floods appeared first...   [ continue reading...]

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H1N1 Virus Infects 13 in Myanmar As Boy Dies of Flu-Like Symptoms

Three cases of H1N1 had been confirmed in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Sport said in a statement on Monday. The post H1...   [ continue reading...]

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Silencing dissent: digital capitalism, the military junta and Thailand’s permanent state of exception

In the last three years of military rule in Thailand, prosecutions for defamation, sedition and computer crimes of...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar Claims Muslim Militants Behind Rohingya Killings

Myanmar claims militants affiliated with, or part of Harakah al-Yaqin are behind the slew of attacks on the Rohingya that security forces blamed for, while the...   [ continue reading...]

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Sketching Myanmar’s Challenging Media Landscape

A selection of cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years, which reflect the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar Must Nurture Its People as Assets, Not Treat Them as ‘Threats’

In Myanmar's waves of racial and religious violence, how many promising individuals have been killed, maimed or otherwise destroyed? The post Myanmar Must Nurtu...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar Government Escorts Media to Conflict Zone, Promises ‘No Restrictions’

Eighteen Myanmar nationals and foreigners representing international media arrived in Sittwe on Wednesday before a government-escorted visit to the north. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar’s Challenging Media Landscape, in Cartoons

Cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years— from 2014 to 2017—reflecting the media milestones and hardships experienced in My...   [ continue reading...]

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EU/Greece: Asylum Seekers’ Silent Mental Health Crisis

Expand Souda refugee camp on the island of Chios. Poor living conditions in the camp and o...   [ continue reading...]

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US Urges Myanmar to Allow UN Probe Into Crimes Against Rohingya

UNHRC established the inquiry in March, but Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's foreign minister, has rejected the allegations and opposes the mission. The post US Urge...   [ continue reading...]

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Thailand: Migrant Worker Law Triggers Regional Exodus

Expand Cambodian migrant workers carry their belongings as they walk to cross the border...   [ continue reading...]

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Burma’s Manmade Disaster

Expand Children recycle goods from the ruins of a market which was set on fire at a Rohing...   [ continue reading...]

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Economy Neglected by Suu Kyi’s Government, Says Myanmar Tycoon

Suu Kyi has prioritized peace between the military and rebels but Serge Pun said economic development is "the most effective tool" to attain that goal. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar says it will refuse entry to UN investigators probing Rohingya abuses

Reuters reports: Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Deny Entry to UN Investigators Probing the Rohingya: Myanmar

"If they (the UN) are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there's no reason for us to let them come," was the message. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Journalists Detained in Myanmar Will Be Charged Under Colonial-Era Law

The journalists, arrested by the military for covering an event by an ethnic militia will be charged under the statute of "unlawful association", which carries...   [ continue reading...]

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US Removes Iraq and Myanmar From Child Soldiers’ List

Foreign militaries on the list can face sanctions including a prohibition on receiving US military aid, training and US-made weapons unless the White House issu...   [ continue reading...]

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A Year on, Myanmar Landslide Victims Are Hanging on by a Thread

The resettled people live without basic utilities – they don't have running water or resources for agriculture – leaving them dependent on erratic r...   [ continue reading...]

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Why ISIS, Saudi Arabia and the USA are Dangers to East Asia

Since the end of WW2, the culturally and religiously diverse nations of East and Southeast Asia have managed their internal conflicts well. Sustained, debilitat...   [ continue reading...]

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