The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
23 The News For 23 September 2018
Hpai Kawng villagers objected after Chinese began putting up fence on Myanmar territory
Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has received a number of foreign diplomats and UN officials over the crisis in Rakhine State. Secretary Hunt has just become the exception.
Spokesperson U Zaw Htay says the report further damages the country’s image and has potential to cause divisions between communities.
Police say head of party’s Shwebo district chapter used hate speech in attack on government
U Thein Swe said the Immigration Ministry would investigate allegations by the KNPP that more than 3,000 of the cards were issued to Rohingya wrongly identifying them as Kaman.
Buthidaung Township Lawmaker U Aung Thaung Shwe’s proposal in parliament to form a militia with local villagers to improve security in the area has been rejected.
Activists worry that laws aimed at stopping fake news could be used by governments to stifle free speech and target legitimate news outlets that are critical of them.
Critics say the railway is a symbol of continuing Chinese assimilation of Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with guarantees of freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland.
While the US hopes the sanctions will deter other nations from making arms deals with Russia, observers say they push Moscow and Bejing closer together.
"If there isn't accountability and justice, this will be as big a stain on Burma's history as the Khmer Rouge are for Cambodia," said Jeremy Hunt.
Ethnic regions should not be a dumping ground for civil servants who abuse their positions, they say.
Visiting Foreign Minister Hunt says action should be considered if Myanmar courts fail to act
Religious leaders detained as group orders all churches built after 1992 to be destroyed.
Govt to Probe Claims Citizenship Cards Wrongly Issued to Rohingya, Minister Says
Ethnic Mro Murdered in Maungdaw, N. Rakhine
UK's Hunt Says Pressed Suu Kyi on 'Justice and Accountability' for Rohingya
Lawmakers Call for End to Disciplinary Transfers of Corrupt, Incompetent Officials
Singapore Panel Recommends Regulation of Tech Firms Over Fake News
Former Malaysian PM Charged with Money Laundering, Abuse of Power
China Tightens Embrace of Hong Kong With Bullet Train, Other Mega Projects
At Least 21 Dead, Dozens Ill in Malaysia from Bootleg Liquor
47 Karenni Villages Asked to Pay $10K for Electricity Connection
US Firm Plans Beverage Packaging Plant in Rangoon
Malaysia to Release Satellite Data on Missing Jet
Participants Say They Were Tricked Into Joining USDP Rally