News

Census Commission to hold conference on ethnicity question
A conference will be held in May 2015 to confirm the validity of census data collected...
UNFC will work with democracy pressure groups for federal state
The Union Nationalities Federal Council, a coalition of ethnic armed organisatio...
Karen National Union leave armed ethnic group talks early
Members of the Karen National Union party have walked out of meetings in with the...
National League for Democracy discuss media freedom with press council
Central Executive Committee members of the National League for Democracy met with...

Interviews

Traffic Police Superintendent Lt-Col Lin Htut: ‘Road users should obey the traffic rules’ Traffic Police Superintendent Lt-Col Lin Htut: ‘Road users should obey the traffic rules’
Since Myanmar opened in 2011, a relaxation of vehicle import rules has resulted in...
What China wants What China wants
‘We have more opportunity for cooperation. This momentum will not change’ Chinese...
Art on the waterfront Art on the waterfront
Nathalie Johnston Nathalie Johnston is the gallery director of...

Features

Accidents and injuries Accidents and injuries
Unregistered workers relying on compassion for compensation payouts Economic growth...
Direct aid on the fringes Direct aid on the fringes
Grassroots organisation supports dump residents in Thailand It was a sunny Sunday...
Arbitration board ruling aids family after factory compound accident Arbitration board ruling aids family after factory compound accident
Farmer U Myint Than is adamant that the factory where his eldest son died and his...
Seeking solutions for Myanmar's traffic accident 'epidemic' Seeking solutions for Myanmar's traffic accident 'epidemic'
Myanmar’s roads are becoming more congested. After the reforms started in 2011,...

Business

Presidential advisor responds to Chinese report about money laundering Presidential advisor responds to Chinese report about money laundering
Huge sums of foreign cash entering Myanmar illegally could have a detrimental effect...
US company to invest $480m in Myanmar's first solar energy project US company to invest $480m in Myanmar's first solar energy project
US Trade Representative Mr Michael Froman greets the Minister of Electric...
Property transfer rules blamed for money laundering, speculation Property transfer rules blamed for money laundering, speculation
Property transfer rules are encouraging money laundering and speculation, say members...
Land prices a major obstacle to government low cost housing plans, says construction industry Land prices a major obstacle to government low cost housing plans, says construction industry
Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima Construction entrepreneurs have responded...

Entertainment

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...
After 50 years, Myanmar returns to Miss Universe pageant After 50 years, Myanmar returns to Miss Universe pageant
Miss Myanmar Moe Set Wine will enter Miss Universe Pageant 2013 in Moscow, Russia...
Myanmar picks first Miss Universe hopeful in half century Myanmar picks first Miss Universe hopeful in half century
With a whiff of controversy and not a bikini in sight, a US-educated business graduate...

Media

Charges downgraded in interim government report case, says lawyer
Charges brought against seven employees of a fortnightly journal after it published...
U Ye Htut's nomination brings cautious response from MPs U Ye Htut's nomination brings cautious response from MPs
There has been a guarded response from politicians to the decision by President U...
Concerns over media intimidation not a matter for the President’s Office, says official
The recent measures exacted against certain sections of the press are a matter for...
Magway court grants Unity five the right to appeal, says lawyer Magway court grants Unity five the right to appeal, says lawyer
Magway Region Court has granted the Unity journal employees who were sentenced to...

Opinion

Peace, compromise and federalism Peace, compromise and federalism
'Federalism is no longer a taboo subject and it no longer appears to be a distant prospect in Myanmar' In my writings a...
Nurturing the tree of trust in the Myanmar peace process Nurturing the tree of trust in the Myanmar peace process
Propaganda poster for the Kachin Independence Army. There is not a conversation or discussion on the Myanmar...
The Rakhine checkmate The Rakhine checkmate
The timing was conspiciously reminiscent of old junta tactics. Two days before newly appointed UN special human rights rapporteur...
The ministerial reshuffle: reformers on the rise or a strategic play?
It has been a busy few days for the Union Government. On July 24, Medecins Sans Frontières was invited to resume operations...
The role of empathy in peace negotiations The role of empathy in peace negotiations
So several years ago, I told a friend, a well-educated exiled activist, that opposition groups must put themselves in the...

ED/OP

Amending the 2008 Constitution Amending the 2008 Constitution
Ko Min Ko Naing of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Organization...
This is not the time for to turn inwards and backwards
On March 7, a twelve-member Presidential Commission was formed to draft two bills...
Half the sky Half the sky
Last week, Myanmar marked International Women’s Day 2014 with a range of events,...
Expats and Health Care A doctor’s perspective Expats and Health Care A doctor’s perspective
After a nearly a decade working in Myanmar as a primary care doctor, Christoph Gelsdorf...
Off the track on the path to democracy
Democracy is in trouble around the world but it can be argued that it is the only...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Myanmar chefs team wins fourth international prize this year Myanmar chefs team wins fourth international prize this year
The Myanmar Chefs' Association team is celebrating its fourth award this year at...
Hotel building to be banned in Myanmar’s ancient heritage sites Hotel building to be banned in Myanmar’s ancient heritage sites
Hotels, guesthouses and restaurants will not receive planning permission in the UNESCO...
Visitor figures at Shwedagon Pagoda up sharply despite rainy season Visitor figures at Shwedagon Pagoda up sharply despite rainy season
US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Shwedagon Pagoda on August 10....
‘This Land is our Land’ grabs human rights festival film prize ‘This Land is our Land’ grabs human rights festival film prize
‘This Land is our Land’; a documentary film that follows the struggles and experiences...
Documentary on Meikthila dropped from human rights film festival Documentary on Meikthila dropped from human rights film festival
Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, the organiser of the Human Rights and Human Dignity...