Myanmar

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Police say they were surrounded by armed men while trying to arrest two human trafficking suspects, while one camp resident said they were shot at unprovoked. The post Shots Fired by Police Injure Four at Sittwe Rohingya Camp appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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The US said there would be no end to its tariffs until China changed its ways, after China warned that the shadow of protectionism and unilateralism was hanging over global growth. The post US-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the US in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it. The post Two Years After Philippines’ Pivot, Duterte Still Waiting on China Dividend appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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  • 3 days ago

The U.S. vice president’s lecture on democracy lacked credibility, but the State Counselor may have missed an opportunity to enlist more help from Washington. The post Lack of Constructive Ideas on Display at Pence, Suu Kyi Meeting appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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Social welfare minister U Win Myat Aye said that the Rohingya returnees who do want to be repatriated are being dissuaded from doing so through threats from ARSA affiliates. The post Minister Claims Refugee Returnees Intimidated by ARSA appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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The Kachin State native has been appointed WWF-Myanmar’s ambassador in order to take down the illegal wildlife trade by raising public awareness of the issue. The post MMA Star Aung La N Sang to Help Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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Ministry plans to accept interest-free loan from Beijing to buy 80 million yuan worth of Chinese train carriages. The post Lawmaker Urges Scrutiny of Railway Purchase from China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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When local authorities inspected a suspicious boat in the Gulf of Martaban south of Yangon they found 106 Rohingya fleeing their Sittwe internment camp for Malaysia. The post Boat of Refugees Destined for Malaysia Brought Ashore Near Yangon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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New Zealand’s prime minister said that her country shares the concerns of the international community but remains willing to help in Rakhine’s “incredibly complex” situation. The post New Zealand to Support Suu Kyi in Finding Resolutions to Rakhine Issues appeared first on The Irrawaddy.