30 Years Since Myanmar’s Pro-democracy Uprising

The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.

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This Week in Parliament (March 12-16)

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

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From ‘Beauty Queen’ to Beach Bum? Ngapali Loses its Sparkle

At a meeting in Ngapali last weekend, government officials and business owners debated the beach's fall from grace. Some blame unchecked development by the rich and powerful.


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Cycling a Great Way to See Nyaung Shwe

After you’ve done a boat trip on Inle Lake, take a two-wheeled tour of the local cafes and wineries, which are set amid stunning scenery

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Tatmadaw Offensive Forces KIA Battalion to Abandon Base in Tanai

Kachin Independence Army downplays significance of retreat; Tatmadaw in second offensive so far this year.

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Sick Reuters Journalist Still Waiting For Proper Medical Care

Ko Kyaw Soe Oo has been suffering from jaundice for 20 days, family says.

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USDP Complains of ‘Democratic Bullying’

The opposition party claims it has been subject to democratic bullying by the ruling National League for Democracy party.

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Myanmar Human Rights Defenders Honored by EU

Three activists awarded the Schuman Award for Human Rights from the European Union in Myanmar for their efforts.

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Parliament Ponders Japanese Loan to Continue Railway Upgrades

The 56.622 billion yen ($536 million) loan would be used to buy locomotives, carriages and sleepers and to improve the signal and control system, U Tha Oo told Parliament.


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