News

Court turns down Koh Tao murder suspects’ bail request Court turns down Koh Tao murder suspects’ bail request
A Thai court has rejected a bail request for the two Myanmar suspects accused of...
EU pledges 257 million euro in development aid to Myanmar EU pledges 257 million euro in development aid to Myanmar
The European Unionhas announced that it will pledge 257 million euro (US$320.6 million)...
Parliament approves six-way talks for political reform process Parliament approves six-way talks for political reform process
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved a proposal to hold six-party talks aimed at solving...
Nationwide Myanmar ceasefire agreement meet postponed following Kachin deaths Nationwide Myanmar ceasefire agreement meet postponed following Kachin deaths
The planned seventh meeting between the Myanmar government’s Union Peace-making...
Report accuses Myanmar military of 188 alleged sexual offences Report accuses Myanmar military of 188 alleged sexual offences
Map plotting out alleged rape incidents by Myanmar army personnel since...
Myanmar Constitutional Amendment to be tabled in January, says deputy speaker Myanmar Constitutional Amendment to be tabled in January, says deputy speaker
A bill for the amendment of Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution will be drawn up over the...
China drafts first domestic violence law
Beijing (AFP) - China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence,...

Interviews

‘It was important not to build too high expectations’ ‘It was important not to build too high expectations’
Petter Furberg, chief executive officer, Telenor Myanmar   ...
‘We don’t want violence, just peace’ ‘We don’t want violence, just peace’
Tea leaf entrepreneur stays true to his roots After a life journey involving experiences...
“I don’t think there will be a real estate bubble” “I don’t think there will be a real estate bubble”
Dr Stephen Suen, Chairman Marga Group The Marga Group, a consortium of companies...

Features

Going Dutch at Bar Boon III Going Dutch at Bar Boon III
Bar Boon, pronounced ‘bone’ according to our Dutch editor, is known as that café...
Reporting on the media Reporting on the media
Big stories such as the death of Ko Par Gyi and the jailing of the Unity Journalists...
For the price of a cup of coffee For the price of a cup of coffee
Bridging cultures with free WiFi at Pansodan Scene Finding an internet connection...
The second Obama visit The second Obama visit
A transition in trouble dashes the audacity of hope At first glance 2014 was looking...

Business

Health insurance in Myanmar: premium versus benefits debate continues Health insurance in Myanmar: premium versus benefits debate continues
Debate continues amongst potential health insurance providers over affordable premiums...
Myanmar’s rice volatility keeps many farmers poor: World Bank Myanmar’s rice volatility keeps many farmers poor: World Bank
Myanmar’s rice volatility is the highest among net rice exporting countries in...
Resona Holdings and Myanmar Apex Bank form alliance Resona Holdings and Myanmar Apex Bank form alliance
Myanmar Apex Bank has joined with Japanese Resona Holdings Inc to provide...
Luxury cities & ghost towns Luxury cities & ghost towns
The supply of high-end apartments in Yangon will almost quadruple by 2017, albeit...
Less that 20 percent of Yangon citizens have a bank account Less that 20 percent of Yangon citizens have a bank account
More than 80 percent of Yangon’s 7 million inhabitants do not have a bank account,...
Local UN network promotes responsible business practice Local UN network promotes responsible business practice
The United Nations hopes to encourage at least 1,000 local companies and organizations...
Yuzana company ‘destroys farm road in Hukawng Valley’ Yuzana company ‘destroys farm road in Hukawng Valley’
Staff from the Yuzana company, one of Myanmar's largest conglomerates, have allegedly...

Entertainment

Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests
Prambanan (AFP) - An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in...
Popular Thai soap ‘Wanida’ now showing on Myanmar TV Popular Thai soap ‘Wanida’ now showing on Myanmar TV
 Advertisement for the Thai soap opera, Wanida Myanmar’s...
With no explanation, no Best Picture at Myanmar Academy Awards With no explanation, no Best Picture at Myanmar Academy Awards
The 60th annual Myanmar Academy Awards ceremonies, the first to be held in Yangon...

Media

End impunity over violence against journalists: SEAPA End impunity over violence against journalists: SEAPA
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance highlighted the death of a Myanmar journalist...
Journalists trained in how to cover religion and conflict Journalists trained in how to cover religion and conflict
A group of Myanmar reporters and editors received four days of training on religious...
Obama stresses press freedom Obama stresses press freedom
US President Barack Obama held talks with several civic organizations at the US embassy...
NGO calls on Myanmar to uphold media freedom NGO calls on Myanmar to uphold media freedom
The International Press Institute has called on Myanmar to thoroughly investigate...

Opinion

Rent scandals? The colonial option Rent scandals? The colonial option
Photo: Mizzima The international community in Yangon has been embroiled by rent scandals. UNICEF led the...
The peace process and the 2008 Constitution The peace process and the 2008 Constitution
Peace efforts are almost always connected to a constitution. Peace negotiations in South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines...
The Lowdown
Stalling reforms and the price of idealism Last week the Obama Administration added a new Myanmar name to the US sanctions...
The Game The Game
The effects of the war economy One cannot possibly imagine the effects of the war economy in Myanmar. There is no data available...
Zheng, Xi and China’s Silk Road revival Zheng, Xi and China’s Silk Road revival
Shashi Tharoor. Photo: Project Syndicate The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image – half history,...

ED/OP

Has Myanmar made the most of the ASEAN chairmanship? Has Myanmar made the most of the ASEAN chairmanship?
The Debate When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion...
It’s a wrap. But what has been achieved? It’s a wrap. But what has been achieved?
(Editorial) - The ASEAN Summit is finished. The international visitors have moved...
Pondering a general election delay Pondering a general election delay
The general election due to be held late next year is widely considered to be an...
Towards a freer press in the ‘new Myanmar’ Towards a freer press in the ‘new Myanmar’
Few would dispute that Myanmar’s media has seen a major transformation since the...
Amending the 2008 Constitution Amending the 2008 Constitution
Ko Min Ko Naing of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Organization...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Myanmar face hosts Singapore in ASEAN Championship Group stage Myanmar face hosts Singapore in ASEAN Championship Group stage
Myanmar’s Serbian national football team coach Radojko Avramovic told media his...
Ruins: a good run Ruins: a good run
Bagan Temple Marathon   As the sun rose over the temples...
Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art
The Asia Society Museum exhibition will seek to highlight the beauty...
Myanmar slow start to Suzuki Cup Myanmar slow start to Suzuki Cup
Myanmar were held by Malaysia to a goalless draw in their ASEAN Football Federation,...
Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests
Prambanan (AFP) - An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in...