OPINION
editorial
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Time to Stamp out Hate-Speech After yet more hate-filled invective from controversial Buddhist monk Wirathu, the government should show it is serious about tackling all forms of incitement to hatred.

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Keeping Burma’s ‘Reformers’ Honest in 2015 To many Burmese who had looked to 2014 with cautious optimism, the year has hardly been inspiring, leading to the question: Where are we heading?

Commentary
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Light at the End of the Tunnel? There is no shortcut to a free and prosperous country, writes Irrawaddy founding editor Aung Zaw.

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Burma’s Democracy: Just What the Generals Ordered The international community must press the Burmese government to go further in its top-down program of democratic reform.

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Walking the Walk Whatever form the dialogue on constitutional change takes, what’s most important is that the discussion is substantive and its participants approach the matter genuinely.

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Obama’s Second Burma Visit Falls Flat As US President Barack Obama concludes his second visit to Burma, many in the pro-democracy movement slam his ringing endorsement of President Thein Sein.

contributor
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Who’s Responsible for Reining in Rogues? The Irrawaddy contributor Khin Zaw Win says it takes both individual and collective will to combat the poisonous words and ideas of a few extremists.

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Child Soldiers: An Ongoing Battle in Burma The Burmese government must prioritize allocation of resources for awareness, age verification and disciplinary action to end the use of child soldiers, advocates say.

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The Guilty and the Innocent: China and Illegal Logging in Myanmar Illegal extraction of natural resources is fueling armed conflict in northern Myanmar, and the Chinese government’s inaction is partly to blame.