Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival has been under the spotlight in recent months following the Rohingya crisis and the response of the festival’s patron Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Shutterstock

Future of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival thrown into doubt after accusations of poor organisation

The situation got so bad at last weekend’s event that one Myanmese writer stood up during a gala dinner for 200 guests and made an impromptu speech criticising the festival for its disorganisation

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Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival has been under the spotlight in recent months following the Rohingya crisis and the response of the festival’s patron Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Shutterstock
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