This week, The Irrawaddy discusses how and when the military might be persuaded to relinquish its role in politics.
23 The News For 23 September 2018
As the rains ease off, it’s time to leave the city commotion behind and embrace the great outdoors for an experiential cycle adventure in the glorious green countryside.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Hpai Kawng villagers objected after Chinese began putting up fence on Myanmar territory
Vibrant footwear, handbags made by Myanmar’s Heart catching on among both locals and foreigners
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
The National Planning Law calls for drastic changes across a number of sectors in a move to abate high inflation rates and accelerate the growth of the economy.
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.
Ethnic regions should not be a dumping ground for civil servants who abuse their positions, they say.
Religious leaders detained as group orders all churches built after 1992 to be destroyed.
Development organizations say that the project would improve the students’ educational experience, but that a change of mindset is necessary for Arakanese to accept it.
This Week in Parliament
Local Committee Defuses Border Row Between Muse Residents, Chinese Villagers
UK Foreign Secretary Hunt Gets Rare Cold Shoulder From Commander-in-Chief
‘The issue has prompted serious challenges for us’: President’s Office Spokesman
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
Ethnic Political Parties Merge to Seek Stronger Representation in 2020 Election
This Week in Parliament
This Week in Parliament (Aug. 6-10)
Analysis: What Lies Behind the NLD's Protest Law Amendments?
National Planning Law Expects Highest Growth in Telecom, Industrial, Financial Sectors
Myanmar Official says ‘Totally Underestimated’ Economic Impact of Rohingya Crisis
Lawmakers Complain of Loopholes in Conditions of Korean Loan
Ten Reasons Behind Myanmar’s Economic Slump
President’s Office Criticizes UN Statement on Arakan State
Nine Police Dead in Arakan State Border Attacks
Mon Armed Group Warned to ‘Stop Violating Ceasefire’
KIO: Burma Army Launched Air Strikes