News

Myanmar to reduce red tape for business, says presidential advisor
Myanmar will endeavour to improve its rating in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business...
Residents moved in Kachin State IDP camp after deadly landslide Residents moved in Kachin State IDP camp after deadly landslide
Photo: Min Min/Mizzima More than 400 residents of a refugee camp...
Activists urged abolition of military's constitutional privileges Activists urged abolition of military's constitutional privileges
  An alliance of civil society groups called for the abolition...
Indian diplomats meet civic groups over border encroachments dispute Indian diplomats meet civic groups over border encroachments dispute
Indian diplomats are reported to have asked civil society organisations in Sagaing...

Interviews

Echoes of ‘1984’ Echoes of ‘1984’
Tracing George Orwell's footsteps in Burma with a nom de plume The award-winning...
Banking on a new direction Banking on a new direction
Hal Bosher, CEO of Yoma Bank Photo: Lwin Maung Maung Many banks...
New addition to Yangon skyline New addition to Yangon skyline
Luxury complex architect aims at "least impact" on Shwedagon Alex Lau, a veteran...

Features

Should the government be involved in monitoring social media sites? Should the government be involved in monitoring social media sites?
The Debate When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion...
Enforcement, corruption: The challenges to preservation Enforcement, corruption: The challenges to preservation
The illegal logging of rosewood in Myanmar and throughout the region highlights the...
Endangered Myanmar timber feeds a luxury market in China Endangered Myanmar timber feeds a luxury market in China
An insatiable demand in China for furniture made from rosewood could result in the...
Lives in limbo Lives in limbo
Talk of repatriating Myanmar refugees is 'nothing new': UNHCR official For nearly...

Business

Clarification for Ooredoo SIM cards report Clarification for Ooredoo SIM cards report
Telecoms firm Ooredoo has asked Mizzima to clarify that it plans to launch its service...
Japan's KDDI, Sumitomo eye $2b Myanmar telecom deal
TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese mobile carrier KDDI says it is planning to link up with trading...
More high-rise projects likely in Yangon suburbs, says MCEA chairman More high-rise projects likely in Yangon suburbs, says MCEA chairman
Yangon's outer suburbs are likely to become the preferred locations for high-rise...
Hluttaw receives clarification on banking reform
While local banks may open as many branches as they like, foreign banks entering...

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

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...
50 reporters face charges over protest against Unity journal sentences 50 reporters face charges over protest against Unity journal sentences
The Myanmar Journalist Network says it will support any reporters charged over a...
Lawyers plan legal aid service for journalists Lawyers plan legal aid service for journalists
A meeting in Yangon attended by about 30 lawyers and the representatives of two ...

Opinion

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...
An unfair advantage An unfair advantage
The irony of the NLD’s opposition against proportional representation How are the people of Myanmar going to choose their...
Myanmar women expect concrete outcomes from Global Summit on Sexual Violence Myanmar women expect concrete outcomes from Global Summit on Sexual Violence
Women have been subjected to rape in conflict for thousands of years. Rape has been viewed by common soldiers as a ‘reward’...
Relationships that count in the peace process
The peace process in Myanmar has gained increased momentum in the past year. The government has reacted to this welcome ...
Aid should support the people, not the government Aid should support the people, not the government
Zoya Phan, centre, meets the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. There are many different opinions...

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

Yadanarbon coach U Khin Mg Tint critics MNL fixtures redrawing. #mizzima
Yadanarbon coach U Khin Mg Tint critics MNL fixtures redrawing. #mizzima
Myanmar national women team does not reach international level if MFF does not arrange any international games said coach....
Myanmar national women team does not reach international level if MFF does not arrange...
Myanmar national men volleyball team to participate 2014 Asian Games. #mizzima
Myanmar national men volleyball team to participate 2014 Asian Games. #mizzima
Chin united fc agree 50 million kyats sponsorship deal with Ooredoo for next season. #mizzima
Chin united fc agree 50 million kyats sponsorship deal with Ooredoo for next season....
‘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...