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By   Dutch Tourist Faces Jail Time for Insulting Religion

A Mandalay court accepts a case against a Dutch tourist for violating visa regulations and insulting religion after he disrupted a Buddhist ritual last week.

By   Two-Thirds of Disabled Children Not Enrolled in Formal Education

Burma’s national education law needs to be amended as two thirds of the country’s 232,000 disabled children do not obtain a formal education, says Unicef.

By   Rangoon Parliament Resumes After Long Recess

The Rangoon divisional Parliament begins its second session on Thursday after a three and a half month break.

By   Kachin Locals Oppose Dam in Militia-Controlled Area

Locals have sent an open letter to Burma’s President U Htin Kyaw opposing the planned hydropower project to be built in Kachin State’s Chipwi and

By   Thai Palace: King’s Kidneys Still Not Functioning Properly

King Bhumibol Adulyadej's kidneys are still not functioning properly, but infections plaguing the 88-year-old monarch have eased.

By   Asia Leaders Tiptoe Around South China Sea Tensions

Asian leaders played down tensions over the South China Sea in a carefully worded Asean summit statement in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday

By   Asean Summit Overshadowed by Philippine President’s Remarks

A summit of Southeast Asian leaders to discuss issues ranging from terrorism to South China Sea tensions opened Tuesday, overshadowed by the Philippine president's unrestrained

By   20 New Zika Cases Found in Thailand

Twenty new patients in four provinces in Thailand have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus, but the situation remains under control, according to the public health

By   Gold Price Highest on Record

Gold prices reach record highs as the value of the kyat lowers and the price of the US dollar continues to increase, according to industry

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A meeting between Burma’s business community and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is postponed following her trip to the United States and reports

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As the US pledges to lift sanctions, The Irrawaddy senior reporter Kyaw Hsu Mon talks to MKT Construction Co. chairman U Myo Mint and economist

By   The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (Sept 23)

State Counselor briefs business community; Thai investment; reforms required in banking sector; Shinhan Bank opens branch; IFC doubles investment portfolio

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As the US pledges to lift sanctions, The Irrawaddy senior reporter Kyaw Hsu Mon talks to MKT Construction Co. chairman U Myo Mint and economist

By   Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘Our Economy Will Not Pick Up Unless and Until Economic Sanctions are Lifted’

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits the US, U Khine Win and Daw Yamin Myat Aye join Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ye Ni to discuss

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Better relations between the US and the Burmese military could be a good thing, says veteran Burma scholar.

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The Irrawaddy asks Burma expert Bertil Lintner about the changing US-Burma relationship, as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits the US this week.

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Despite international pressure over human trafficking in the seafood trade, Thailand is failing to reform the fish processing industry and compensate victims of slavery

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Three members of a family accused of human trafficking and abuse at a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop are arrested and detained

By   Can Rangoon Become a Disabled-Friendly City?

As Burma’s commercial capital changes, its disabled community continues to face a hostile physical environment and stubborn social attitudes.

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Development of the century-old complex remains in the hands of private developers with links to the ex-military elite, whose pledges of public accessibility spark cautious

By   Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week

A football final, a lethwei world championship, charity events and art exhibitions—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.

By   Burmese Climbers Summit Everest

Two Burmese mountaineers summit Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers from the country to reach the peak of the world’s tallest mountain.  

By   Bangkok Temple Now a Venerated Site for Leicester City Fans

Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s Thai fans.

By   Burmese Trio Readies for History-Making Everest Bid

A trio of climbers hopes to become the first Burmese nationals to summit the world’s tallest peak, a climb expected to take over two months.