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'My Wife Died From Police Abuse,' Says Husband
By THE IRRAWADDY
The distraught family of a woman who died after falling from a Rangoon police station window has laid blame firmly with her interrogating officers.

US Says Observer Conditions Don't Meet Int'l Standards
By LALIT K JHA / THE IRRAWADDY
The US says it is sending election observers, but insists conditions do not meet international standards.

159 Observers to Monitor Burma Election
By SAW YAN NAING/ THE IRRAWADDY
The head of Burma's Election Commission announces that 159 international observers will have access to polling stations on Sunday.

Govt to Address Breaches of SSA-South Ceasefire: Aung Min
By LAWI WENG / THE IRRAWADDY
A key government peace negotiator says he will discuss the Burmese army's continuing violations of a ceasefire with the Shan State Army-South with the president.

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Burma Investors Pin Hopes on Seminal Sunday
By CHARLIE CAMPBELL / THE IRRAWADDY
The clamor to enter Burma's emerging markets receives another boost with the announcement that the national currency will be floated on same day as by-elections.

Malaysia PM Leads 50-Strong Delegation to Burma
By PATRICK BOEHLER/ THE IRRAWADDY
Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak leads a delegation of more than 50 Malaysian ministers and businesspeople on a two-day visit to Burma.

US Congress to Assess Burma's Political Prisoner Issue
By LALIT K JHA/ THE IRRAWADDY
The status of political prisoners is likely to figure prominently in any consideration by the US Congress with regard to Burma, a congressional report says.

Rangoon Woman in Police Station Death Plunge
By THE IRRAWADDY
Fury grips Rangoon after an ethnic Shan woman fell to her death from the Police Bureau of Special Investigations office after three days of relentless interrogation.

Burmese Legal System Remains Tool of Govt: AHRC
By CHARLIE CAMPBELL / THE IRRAWADDY
A leading human rights group condemns the politicization of Burma's judiciary just as a widely criticized government lawsuit against a prominent journal has been dropped.

Burmese Army Chief Defends Political Role
By BA KAUNG / THE IRRAWADDY
Burma’s commander-in-chief Gen Min Aung Hlaing defends the military's continued role in politics during a speech to commemorate the 67th anniversary of Armed Forces Day.

NLD Seeks Election Talks with KIO
By LAWI WENG / THE IRRAWADDY
Burma's main opposition party wants to talk with Kachin rebels about the security concerns that forced a postponement of next week's election in Kachin State.


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bullet Burma and Laos Agree Friendship Bridge Deal
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bullet American WWII Veterans Retain Kachin Ties
bullet US-Based Refugees Petition Mitchell
bullet Burma's 'Resource Curse' Set to Get Worse, Says Watchdog
bullet Community Group Takes Over 100 Schools in Mon State
bullet Good First Step, But Short of Complete Transparency: US
bullet Burma Peace May Rest on Indian and Chinese Greed
bullet UN Sec-Gen Considers Burma Post-Election Visit
bullet Ten Dead as Ferry Sinks in Irrawaddy Delta
bullet Election Coordinator Deported from Burma
bullet Media Law to Give '100 Percent Press Freedom'
bullet Constitution Remains Key to Solving Ethnic Quagmire
bullet Burma Invites Asean Observers to April Poll
bullet Govt Troops Clash with SSA-South Despite Truce
bullet Burma Army Tells Locals to Leave Myitsone Area
bullet Govt Ministry Files Lawsuit Over Graft Claims
bullet Burma's Exiled Media Calls for United Front

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Corruption is Burma's Biggest Problem: Upper House Speaker
By HPYO WAI THA / THE IRRAWADDY
Upper House Speaker Khin Aung Myint describes Aung San Suu Kyi as “his sister” and corruption as biggest problem facing Burma in exclusive interview with The Irrawaddy.


Chinese Drug Busts Shed Light on Burma's Burgeoning Trade
By PATRICK BOEHLER / THE IRRAWADDY
A series of drug cases revealed by Chinese authorities highlight an increase in Burma's drug exports to China.


NLD Slams Army Barracks Campaign Snub
By THE IRRAWADDY
The National League for Democracy candidate for Rangoon's Mayangone Township complains she is forbidden from campaigning for the upcoming by-elections at her local military barracks.


UN Aid Finally Reaches Kachin IDPs
By THE IRRAWADDY
For just the second time since the conflict began, a UN convoy carrying aid has been allowed into KIO-controlled areas.


Burmese Exiled Media Tests Govt's Reform Promises
By TODD PITMAN / AP WRITER
Burmese exiled media figures return to eerily warm reception in Burma but remain cautious about moving home permanently after decades of vilification by military regime.


Govt Sincerity Key to Civil War Endgame
By SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY
Despite a raft of ceasefire agreements, on-and-off hostilities between Burmese government troops and ethnic rebels on the ground are threatening to undermine the delicate peace process.


What Our Readers Say
By THE IRRAWADDY
A round-up of comments from readers of The Irrawaddy taken from some of our top stories over the course of the last week.


Thein Sein Interfering in Election, Says NLD
By BA KAUNG / THE IRRAWADDY
Suu Kyi's party says the president is misusing his power by coercing farmers ahead of the by-election.

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