“My position is not appointed by [the protesters], but by the leader democratically elected by the people. I’ve no reason to resign at their demand,” the Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture told reporters, adding that the accusations of protesters were “baseless” and he would file lawsuits in the future.
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My position is not appointed by the protesters but by the leader

Religion Minister Rejects Nationalists’ Criticism, Intends to ‘Purify’ Buddhism in Myanmar

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“Rohingya individuals are particularly vulnerable to labor trafficking in Rakhine state, including forced labor perpetrated by government authorities,” read the report.
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Rohingya individuals are particularly vulnerable to labor trafficking in Rakhine

US Upgrades Myanmar From Human Trafficking Blacklist

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“According to his daughter, he was bedridden for almost four years, and was not able to speak all those years because of age-related brain problems,” KIO central executive committee member Dr. La Ja told The Irrawaddy, confirming that he had passed away in Yangon.
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According to his daughter he was bedridden for almost four years and

Prominent Peace Negotiator Dies at 83

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Washington D.C., June 27, 2017--Myanmar authorities should immediately release three journalists arrested in northern Shan state yesterday on accusations of unlawful association after they covered an event organized by an armed ethnic group that is banned by authorities, the Committee to Protect Jou...
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Myanmar detains three journalists who reported on outlawed group - Committee to Protect Journalists

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Event Today: Wednesday Night Music: Acoustic Session | Every Wednesday

50th Street has live acoustic music on Wednesdays, with songs ranging from contemporary pop hits to beloved classics.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. 50th Street Cafe Restaurant and Bar, No. 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp.
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Event Today: Wednesday Night Music: Acoustic Session | Every Wednesday
Aluminium parts belonging to a crashed military plane were found during search operations on Tuesday evening, close to where the plane's tail was also discovered, according to a statement from the Tatmadaw's commander-in-chief. So far, bodies of 93 people out of the 124 crew, military, and family members travelling from Tanintharyi Region's Myeik to Yangon when it crashed into the Andaman Sea...
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Aluminium parts belonging to a crashed military plane were found during search
Event Today: Open Mic Unplugged | Every Wednesday

An open mic aimed at supporting young talent in practicing their craft.

Every Wednesday, 4 pm to 8 pm. Hledan Center. Free admission.
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Event Today: Open Mic Unplugged | Every Wednesday
Event Today: Kanbawza Bank Cup | June 28

Myanmar U-22 men’s soccer team will play against Cambodia, Hong Kong and Japan University teams respectively on June 28, 30 and July 2.

June 28 and 30, July 2, 6 pm. Thuwunna Stadium. Advance tickets for 1,000 to 3,000 kyats are available at Hledan Center, Bogyoke Aung San Stadium, and Padonma pitch between 10 am and 5 pm until June 27.
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Kachin MMA fighter Aung La Nsang talks to The Irrawaddy about parenthood, politics, and his determination to be crowned champion in his home country.
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Kachin MMA fighter Aung La Nsang talks to The Irrawaddy about parenthood

Aung La ‘Burmese Python’ Nsang Set for Myanmar Showdown

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Three Myanmar reporters detained at an undisclosed location by the army will be charged under a colonial-era statute against “unlawful association” and risk up to three years in jail, government and army officials have said.
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Three Myanmar reporters detained at an undisclosed location by the army will

Detained Myanmar Journalists to be Charged Under Colonial Era Law: Officials

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“It is very concerning that the media organizations still can’t reach the whereabouts of their detained journalists and under which exact conditions they were arrested. The journalists were out there just to gather information, not rebelling against the country,” the open letter, signed by 25 news outlets, organizations and networks, stated.
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It is very concerning that the media organizations still cant reach the

Media Organizations Call for ‘Immediate Release’ of Detained Journalists

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Nan Kyann
“I invite government officials, lawmakers, foreigners, and other people to observe our southern Wa State—I guarantee there is no poppy plant in the southern part [of UWSA territories] controlled by military region 171,” said UWSA commander Yang Guozhong at a village in Pone Pa Kyin Township, home to the ethnic armed group southern headquarters.
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I invite government officials lawmakers foreigners and other people to observe our

Wa Declare Poppy-Free Zone

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“It seems like the plaintiff complained twice about the same issue, and such an action is not in line with legal provisions,” said defense lawyer U Myo Thein.
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It seems like the plaintiff complained twice about the same issue and

Military Files Second Lawsuit Against Myanmar Publication: Lawyers

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Today marks the second day that The Irrawaddy's senior reporter, Lawi Weng, is in detention in northern Shan State after he was arrested by the Myanmar Army on June 26 along with fellow journalists U Aye Nai and U Pyae Bone Naing of the Democratic Voice of Burma while reporting in the region.

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Today marks the second day that The Irrawaddys senior reporter Lawi Weng

From the Archives: Surviving the Night

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“The Union government should create opportunities for equitable resource sharing among regions and states,” the lawmaker told Parliament.
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The Union government should create opportunities for equitable resource sharing

Lawmaker Presses Union Govt to Share Pipeline Profits with Shan State Govt

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Kyaw Myint Oo
ဧရာဝတီသတင္းဌာနမွ သတင္းေထာက္ ဦးသိန္းေဇာ္ႏွင့္ ဒီဗြီဘီသတင္းဌာနမွ သတင္းေထာက္ ဦးေအးႏုိင္ႏွင့္ဦးျပည့္ဘုန္းႏုိင္တုိ႔ကုိ တမ္မေတာ္ကဖမ္းဆီးျခင္းႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍၊ အထူးသျဖင့္ အျခားေသာသတင္းေထာက္မ်ား မၾကာေသးမီက ဖမ္းဆီးခံရျခင္းႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ မိမိတုိ႔စုိးရိမ္မကင္းျဖစ္မိပါသည္။ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ၏ေအာင္ျမင္မႈအတြက္ သတင္းလြတ္လပ္ခြင့္က မုခ်လုိအပ္ေသာအရာတစ္ခုျဖစ္သည့္အတြက္...
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“We’ve lost contact with [the reporters],” Than Win Htut, an editor of DVB, said in a statement released Tuesday, adding that there had been conflicting reports of the three being detained in both Namhsan and Lashio township police stations.
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Weve lost contact with the reporters Than Win Htut an editor of

Media, Rights Groups Urge Authorities to Release Arrested Journalists

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Editor of the Karen Information Center, Nan Paw Gay, said Article 66(d) is “an obstacle to freedom of expression and a threat to all people in the media.”
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Editor of the Karen Information Center Nan Paw Gay said Article 66d

Media Urges Govt to Scrap Article 66(d)

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“Torture is not a practice of the past. It continues to be used in Myanmar,” said Aung Myo Kyaw, from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
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Torture is not a practice of the past It continues to be

Local Organizations Address Ongoing Practice of Torture and Needs of Survivors

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