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"Most of the plantations have Chinese backing and are accused of stealing land, damaging the environment and violating their workers’ labor rights."
“I have no other and no better guidance to offer to you than to commend to your attention the general principle of non-violence, in other words, self-purification.”
The retired police officer, teacher, and lawyer has amassed a collection of more than 100,000 gramophone records over six decades.
Take a look at photos of the spectacular -- and sometimes dangerous -- tradition.
Since June 2017, five members of the media have been detained by the government.
Cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years— from 2014 to 2017—reflecting the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.
It offers an authentic chance to see how locals trade. Sellers arrive at the marker before dawn to prepare for the day, and the market usually lasts until around noon.
"A year after the resettlement, residents only just received power and still do not have running water. They are left to rely on collecting rainwater and deliveries from aid groups."
“I streamed it live so that my friends could watch it because my son participated in the drama. I did not intend to defame the military," the activist told reporters.
Pyay Kyaw visits patients at the St. Joseph Cotto Legnos Leprosy Colony, home to people like Maya, who once was forced to live in her town’s cemetery due to stigma.
Almost 2,000 fled their villages after recent skirmishes between the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar army
In some cases, children as young as five years of age share in their family’s labor when they really should be playing or studying at school.
As 2016 comes to an end, The Irrawaddy showcases the best photographs that capture Myanmar’s most iconic moments.
“We returned from a refugee camp. We didn’t come back bringing heaps of money. How are we supposed to pay 3 million kyats [US$2,200]?”
Chin is located in the mountainous northwest part of Myanmar. It is near Bangladesh and India. Despite its natural beauty, Chin has the highest incidence of poverty in the country.
Ethnic Kachin oppose the dam not only because it puts lives at risk, but also because it endangers the historically valuable Irrawaddy River
“But we have no money and no home; how could we go back and survive?”
"Most of the workers are internal migrants who return to their homes for treatment when their health problems become unbearable."
"The lake near our village dried up two months ago. Last year, we were able to use water from there until March."
"Typewriters challenge us to be more efficient, to see our errors on paper, so we are more careful not to make mistakes."
El Niño is already causing water shortages across Myanmar. Take a look at how residents are coping up with the rising temperatures.