Huawei CFO Seeks Bail on Health Concerns; Canada Wants Her in Jail

Meng Wanzhou argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing her ties to Canada, properties in Vancouver and fears for her health.


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The NLD and the Media: A Once Cozy Relationship Turns Icy

This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the souring relationship between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the press, including her controversial remarks about social media.

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Gov’t Departments to Have Their Own Corruption Prevention Units

President approves creation of special units to oversee anti-graft effort at the department level

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Landmine Explosion in Northern Rakhine Kills Two

The two men were killed in a landmine explosion Thursday along a road linking Rathedaung and Buthidaung townships, where the Myanmar military and Arakan Army have been fighting.


From The Irrawaddy

Spend a Winter’s Afternoon Chatting over a High Tea

Oleo restaurant at Melia Hotel Yangon offers sweet treats, savory fare and unlimited tea or coffee in a relaxed vibe

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Six Months Behind Bars for Kachin Peaceful Protesters

The sentencing has been condemned as a blow to democracy, freedom of expression and human rights by local and international groups.

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Police in Singapore Find Counterfeit Kyats in Raids on Moneychangers

Police in Singapore say the arrest of a Singaporean couple in Yangon last week for using fake kyats led to raids on 18 moneychangers that came up with more counterfeit cash.


From The Irrawaddy

New Criminal Case Opened Against Rogue Businessman

A wanted man since refusing to return a gold-mining license earlier this year, police are now investigating complaints against U Soe Tun Shein for failing to repay a $644,000 loan.

From The Irrawaddy

White House, Trudeau Seek to Distance Themselves From Huawei Move

U.S. President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said.

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