The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
18 The News For 18 August 2018
Security officials, residents tense in wake of reports from Bangladesh that militants may be planning to resume activity in Rakhine.
With many men hooked on drugs, women have become the breadwinners in Palaung villages in Mongyaw.
Group says event will both commemorate 30th anniversary of ceasefire and demonstrate its continued military strength.
The Myanmar Club in Singapore had booked and paid for the event to be held at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Center before management revoked the agreement.
Two policemen were detained after a fight between them ended in gunfire, with one officer being taken to Mandalay General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Outgoing Advisory Board praises the progress of the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State but says much work remains to be done.
Employees from various government bodies involved in the scandal have also been sacked for negligence or are facing corruption investigations.
Hotels in Phuket aim to reduce the use of plastic, tackling the garbage that washes up on the shores, and educating staff, local communities and tourists alike.
Hoping to gain approval from the Chinese govt to provide a mobile search service, the company plans to block some websites and search terms.
Controversial panel officially commences investigation into allegations of rights abuses and related issues in conflict-torn region
The giant papier-mâché sculpture was created as part of 'Voices for Momos,’ a campaign to highlight the plight of elephants in Myanmar.
Ministry earns second parliamentary dressing down in 2 weeks for failing to invite tenders for Education Ministry buildings.
Lawmakers object to some of the terminology used by their peers being logged in the parliamentary record.
Police, Soldiers Patrol in Maungdaw amid Reports of Renewed ARSA Threat
Drug Abuse Leaves Many Palaung Women to Fend for Their Families
2 Police Officers Detained After Argument Ends in Gunfire
Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine to Report to President ‘Within a Year’
China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-list
On Thai Island, Hotel Guests Check Out of Plastic Waste
China-Linked Cyberattacks Likely as Malaysia Reviews Projects: Security Firm
Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos' Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects
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