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29 Aug 2019, 4:15 am by Howard Friedman
  Irrawaddy reports:The legal complaint cites a live broadcast of the conversation between the religious leader and the US president on the Facebook page of World News Now....... [read post]
10 Nov 2016, 9:41 am by Autumn Callan
The draft prisons law, designed to repeal the 1894 Prisons Act, the 1900 Prisoners Act and the 1920 Identification of Prisoners Act, was introduced in July 2015, but rights activists claim it remains deficient [Irrawaddy op-ed] in many ways. [read post]
6 Sep 2011, 8:42 am by Alexandra Malatesta
The commission has been met with skepticism [Irrawaddy report] regarding the potential veracity of the group's findings and whether it will have the authority and independence from the Myanmar government [JURIST... [read post]
3 Feb 2015, 10:06 am by Bradley McAllister
Lawmakers passed the legislation [Irrawaddy report] by a vote of 328-79, with 19 abstentions. [read post]
14 Jan 2011, 11:30 am by Howard Friedman
Irrawaddy reported yesterday that in Burma (Myanmar), the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party has formed a new organization to discourage residents from converting from Buddhism to other religions.The organization, Sasana Nugaha, was formed by businessman Khin Shwe, a USDP member of the upper house of Parliament. [read post]
30 Oct 2014, 4:05 am by Howard Friedman
According to a report yesterday from The Irrawaddy, in Burma the influential Association for the Protection of Race and Religion (known as  Ma Ba Tha) is organizing demonstrations calling for passage of the Interfaith Marriage Bill that the Buddhist nationalist organization first proposed last year. [read post]
18 Mar 2014, 10:32 am by Stephen Adelgren
Some critics have expressed concern [Irrawaddy report] that any gains contained... [read post]
30 Nov 2016, 4:43 pm by Sanjana
Amongst the confirmed participants were: Media and Media Support Organizations Irrawaddy BBC Media Action Kumudra and Modern Journal Democratic Voice of Burma Myanmar Journalism Institute Civil Society Organizations PEN Myanmar People in Need Burma Human Rights Network Myanmar ICT Development Organization Center for Diversity and National Harmony Women Peace Arakan Network Funders, Researchers, INGOS Andaman Research and Advisory Peace Support Fund The Swedish Burma Committee Fortify Rights… [read post]
9 Dec 2014, 7:50 am
The Irrawaddy reports: Columnist and National League for Democracy member Htin Lin Oo has been subjected to a lawsuit for contravening the Burmese Penal Code’s statutes on religious offence, after a speech last month provoked outrage from Buddhist groups. [read post]
9 Dec 2014, 4:00 am by Howard Friedman
 Irrawaddy reported yesterday on the suit filed Nov. 20 which grew out of a two-hour speech that Htin Lin Oo delivered at a literary event on Oct. 23. [read post]
7 Jul 2014, 12:49 pm by Jillian York
While leaders in the country, including Suu Kyi, have spoken of the responsibility of journalists in reporting the truth (which some have interpreted as an early call for online censorship), journalist Aung Zaw, writing for the Burmese publication, The Irrawaddy, says "...don’t expect the government to take action against the hatemongers—it isn’t going to happen. [read post]
25 Jul 2016, 3:59 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Despite its relative anonymity, the Third Pole is vitally important; it is the source of Asia’s 10 largest rivers including the Yellow, the Yangzi, the Mekong, the Irrawaddy and the Ganges — and their fertile deltas. [read post]
9 May 2008, 12:27 pm
An unknown number of monks and other civilians were killed, and many remain in detention.Then came Cyclone Nargis with its 120 mile an hour winds.On May 3, the cyclone swept through the Irrawaddy delta, a densely populated rice growing region, leaving death and destruction in its wake. [read post]
1 Jun 2008, 3:27 pm
Meanwhile, outside aid is slow to arrive, with foreign aid agencies gaining only incremental access to the hard-hit Irrawaddy Delta and the government impounding cars of some private Burmese donors.In a scene the ruling generals are unlikely to see played out for themselves, a convoy of trucks carrying relief supplies, led by Buddhist monks, passed through storm-devastated villages in the delta this week. [read post]
16 May 2010, 1:31 am
On 2 December 2009, the High Court postponed Yong Vui Kong’s execution (which had been set to take place on 4 December) to allow the Court of Appeal time to hear an application for a stay.PLEASE WRITE IMMEDIATELY in English or your own language:- Urging President Nathan to reconsider Yong Vui Kong's clemency petition and commute his death sentence;- Calling on the president to introduce an immediate moratorium on all executions, with a view to complete abolition of the death penalty;- Reminding… [read post]
1 Sep 2009, 7:55 pm by Christoph Koettl
Not only have they increased tensions and caused distress with the ethnic groups, they’re straining ties with China – Aung Zaw, editor of Thailand-based Irrawaddy magazine, August 29, 2009. [read post]
12 Aug 2013, 12:16 pm by Dan Harris
 Over the holiday weekend a group of us went to Chaungthar Beach, on the West coast of the Irrawaddy delta; roads headed that way were pretty poor as well, notwithstanding the additional degradation caused by the monsoons. [read post]
28 Dec 2009, 8:41 am by Sanjana Hattotuwa
I’m not aware of any significant progress in Myanmar to make communities in the Irrawaddy Delta region more disaster resilient even post-Nargis given the junta’s sui generis approach to humanitarian assistance, and the challenges this rigid approach posed to aid workers and their associated technologies. [read post]
3 Apr 2015, 4:00 am by Ruth Bird
Last week, marches by students resulted in some violence, reported by Human Rights Watch and the Irrawaddy Newspaper. [read post]
26 Jun 2014, 3:58 am by Dan Harris
 UNICEF was recently dinged here when it was revealed by Irrawaddy News that the organization was paying a retired crony general’s family $87,000/month for a house in Golden Valley it is using for their Myanmar HQ. [read post]