A Human Rights Day When Myanmar’s Junta Lived Up to its Reputation

As communities around the world hold events to mark Human Rights Day, The Irrawaddy revisits an article about the ill-fated student uprising of 1991 known as 10-D.

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Auspicious Pyit Taing Htaung Toy Named Yangon Region’s Mascot

A competition has been launched to choose the best mascot design, which will be displayed at government events and exhibitions and in popular locations around Yangon.

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More Kachin Youths Charged Under Peaceful Assembly Law

Three Kachin youths who held a demonstration in protest of the sentencing of three fellow activists on Friday have been charged under the same contentious law.

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Top Leaders Warn Minister over ‘Extreme Faith’ Comments

Thura U Aung Ko ordered to keep gov’t policy in mind following backlash from Muslim groups

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NLD Dedicates Team to Monitor Party’s Local Ministers, Lawmakers

“It will see if the chief ministers and ministers are really working.... This will make us better prepared" for the 2020 elections, said U Zaw Myint Maung.

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Military Officers Need Apt Experience For Civilian Posts, Govt Says

The President’s Office has ordered that unqualified military officers may no longer be transferred to ministries under the control of the civilian government.

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Myanmar Rubbing Salt into its Own Wounds

Amid mounting pressure from the international community, refusing to quash the unjust verdict of the three Kachin activists is wrong, writes analyst Joe Kumbun.

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Turning Bombs Into Bracelets, as Laos Villagers Wait For Safe Land

"I thought, why not take a weapon of destruction and turn it into a symbol of love that has a positive impact on the community?" she Elizabeth Suda, founder of Article 22.


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UK Investigates After Labor Rights Expose at World’s Top Glove Maker

Doubts have been raised about Britain's capacity to ensure its medical supply chain is free of labor abuses and unethical practices.

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