The Singapore Hotel Where Top Brass, Dealers and Spies Rub Shoulders

For the region's military officers, diplomats, weapons manufacturers and spies, there are few livelier places than the lobby of Singapore's Shangri-La hotel around mid-year.


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Philippines Duterte Tells UN Human Rights Expert: ‘Go to Hell’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told a UN human rights expert to ‘go to hell,’ warning against interference in domestic affairs.

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People Expect Decisive Govt Action Against Corruption

The Irrawaddy discusses what measures the NLD govt should take to improve its efforts to fight corruption within its ranks.

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This Week in Parliament (May 28-June 1)

The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.

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Man Shot Dead When Group Confronts Police With Swords

Police in Mandalay opened fire on a group of young men who allegedly attacked them with swords on Thursday night, killing one and injuring another.

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Yangon Government’s 2018-19 Budget Proposals Come Under Fire

Lawmakers blast planned purchases of expensive furniture and cars, lack of transparency

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Three-Person Commission to Investigate Rakhine Abuses

Gov’t says ‘independent’ panel to include one international member, 2 local experts; in separate move, Naypyitaw inks MoU on Rohingya repatriation with 2 UN agencies

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Is the President Truly Above the Commander-in-Chief?

Executive power in Myanmar is divided between the civilian government and armed forces. As many political observers put it, there are two lions sharing a cave. But which is king?


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North Korean Restaurant in Yangon Ordered to Close its Doors

Embassy-owned business was operating in violation of UN sanctions.

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Myanmar’s Perspective on Indo-Pacific by Prof. Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo


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