Boat Builder Floats New Business to Tap Island Tourism Boom

Managing director of Myeik-based tour operator is making fiberglass speedboats to cater to growing number of visitors to Mergui Archipelago

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Criminals at Large

Amid a flare of criticism of Yangon chief minister’s show of respect to the notorious former general, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2014 commentary on U Khin Nyunt’s insolence.


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Rakhine Chief Minister Survives Serial Mine Attacks

Amid ongoing conflict between the AA and Tatmadaw troops in Rakhine State, a convoy in which the state’s chief minister was traveling was attacked with remotely detonated mines.


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Thousands March in Hong Kong Against China ‘Repression’ after Grim 2018

The demonstrations come after a year of incidents said to have undermined confidence in Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.

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Thai Man Kills Six Family Members after New Year’s Party—Police

The man’s wife and another man survived the mass shooting in Thailand where the rate of gun ownership and gun-related deaths is among the highest in Asia.

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Thai King to be Crowned in Ceremonies May 4-6

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, has been serving since shortly after his father died in 2016 following a 70-year reign.

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Visitors throng to renown places in Hpa-an during New Year holidays

During the four days New Year holiday visitors and pilgrims are thronging to well-known places in Hpa-an like Bayin Nyi Naung (Twin King Brothers) Cave, Kawgun Cave, Yathaypyan (flyin...

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