Myanmar

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This week, The Irrawaddy discusses how and when the military might be persuaded to relinquish its role in politics. The post Will the Tatmadaw Still Be in Control 30 Years from Now? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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As the rains ease off, it’s time to leave the city commotion behind and embrace the great outdoors for an experiential cycle adventure in the glorious green countryside. The post The Antidote to Urban Fatigue? Cycle Tours appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature. The post This Week in Parliament appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has received a number of foreign diplomats and UN officials over the crisis in Rakhine State. Secretary Hunt has just become the exception. The post UK Foreign Secretary Hunt Gets Rare Cold Shoulder From Commander-in-Chief appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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MPP Ye Myint's latest show is filled with majestic paintings of a bygone Bagan's temples and gates. But the works hold a critical message. The post Serenity of Artist’s Latest Paintings Only Skin Deep appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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Buthidaung Township Lawmaker U Aung Thaung Shwe’s proposal in parliament to form a militia with local villagers to improve security in the area has been rejected. The post Ethnic Mro Murdered in Maungdaw, N. Rakhine appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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Activists worry that laws aimed at stopping fake news could be used by governments to stifle free speech and target legitimate news outlets that are critical of them. The post Singapore Panel Recommends Regulation of Tech Firms Over Fake News appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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In a case that prosecutors say is a “national disgrace”, Najib Rasak has been charged with a total 32 counts of money laundering in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal. The post Former Malaysian PM Charged with Money Laundering, Abuse of Power appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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Critics say the railway is a symbol of continuing Chinese assimilation of Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with guarantees of freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland. The post China Tightens Embrace of Hong Kong With Bullet Train, Other Mega Projects appeared first on The Irrawaddy.