The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
16 The News For 16 February 2019
Students at Mandalay’s Yadanabon University demand tighter campus security
State legislators agreed to debate a proposal that would urge the Union government to find a way to end the fighting between the Myanmar military and AA in northern Rakhine.
Gunman, conspirator get death penalty; two accomplices handed jail terms in 2017 shooting death
More than 200 refugees from Chin State taking shelter in Bangladesh are receiving no government support and being ordered to leave, according to a volunteer aid group.
The 2019 Schuman Awards went to jailed Kachin community leader Daw Nang Pu, aid worker U Aung Kyaw Moe and lawyer U Robert Sann Aung.
The Irrawaddy charts the fluctuations in Myanmar's key economic and social indicators—GDP, FDI, current account, trade volume and inflation, as well as rankings in corruption, press
The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility. Islamabad rejected the suggestion it was linked to the attack.
The military says RCSS members seized equipment travelling with two commanders while collecting money from motorists in eastern Shan State on Tuesday.
“I don’t want to see fighting. I want to live a peaceful life. I am not afraid of soldiers, but I am afraid of guns,” said Daw Khin Mar Swe, the headmistress of Nanpyin Villa
The military-backed USDP wants just one change to the charter, and it has nothing to do with curbing the special privileges it grants the armed forces.
Mandalay Watch brand of quality timepieces finds success online and plans to expand
"We cannot depend on any authority or any procedures inside the country to protect the rights of workers," said Sar Mora, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions.
Asia's first LGBT+ video streaming platform plans to expand this year into India, its founder said on Wednesday, following the 1.3 billion-strong country's legalization of gay sex.
Rakhine State Lawmaker Suggests Union Govt Talk to AA to End Fighting
Two Sentenced to Death for Killing NLD Lawyer U Ko Ni
Latest Refugees From Myanmar Stranded in Bangladesh, Volunteer Group Says
E.U. Honors Myanmar Rights Defenders, Including Jailed Peace Activist
Kashmir Car Bomb Kills 44; India Demands Pakistan Act Against Militants
EU Trade Threat Could Make Cambodian Factories Worse For Workers: Unions
Asia's 'Gay Netflix' to Woo Indian Audiences in 2019
Bangladesh Steps Up Patrols to Stop Rohingya Risking Boat Trips to Malaysia
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