USDP-led Alliance Criticizes Govt for Action on Rakhine Report

Opposition parties reject advisory commission’s report.

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Independent Cinema Resists Censorship at Local Film Festival

Censors prompt Wathann Film Festival organizers to manually block parts of films and one director to cancel her screening.

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Govt to Implement Recommendations on Rakhine Issue ‘Without Delay’

Social welfare minister U Win Myat Aye tells The Irrawaddy how his committee will implement advice on Rakhine State.

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Rakhine Govt Forges on With Maungdaw Economic Zone

Despite violence ravaging northern Rakhine, local govt plan to establish an economic zone in a joint venture with seven Myanmar businesses this year.

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State Counselor Calls Citizens to Curb Betel Chewing

A six-week campaign to deter betel chewing and inform of its adverse effects is launched.

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Al Qaeda Warns Myanmar of ‘Punishment’

Islamist group behind the Sept. 11attacks urge Muslims around the world to support their fellow Muslims in Myanmar with aid, weapons and ‘military support.’

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Rakhine State Education Department Instructs Staff to Return to Duty

Education department instructs staff who fled violence in the state to return to duty by September 17.

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A Struggle for Authority

On the 10th anniversary of Myanmar’s Saffron Revolution, we revisit anthropologist Gustaaf Houtman’s insights on how the military legitimized their rule.

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Senate Leader Opposes ‘Lecturing’ Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

US Senate Republican leader describes State Counselor as Myanmar’s ‘greatest hope.’

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