Thin Lei Win

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Members of parliament arrive to attend the first session of House of Nationalities (Upper House) in Nay Pyi Taw on 3 February 2016. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Wednesday, 3 February 2016

On Wednesday morning, Myanmar convened the new Upper House and a Kayin and a Rakhine lawmaker were chosen as ...

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in Myanmar is facing a funding shortfall of $51 million to meet all the needs till the end of 2016.

Ja Seng Hkawn at her riverside home in Myitkyina. (PHOTO:- Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now)
Monday, 25 January 2016

For much of the first 20 years of her life, Maran Ja Seng Hkawn was raised by her grandmothers in Kachin, Myanmar’s northernmost state, ...

Friday, 15 January 2016

For more than six months in 2011, YweJa refused to leave her home in Myanmar’s Kachin State despite heavy fighting around her village.

Dr. Manam Tu Ja
Thursday, 14 January 2016

Manam Tu Ja is a well-known Kachin leader, ...

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their continued absence could undermine the success of the talks ...

Thursday, 5 November 2015

When millions of Myanmar citizens go to the polls on Nov. 8, many will be hoping their votes can help make the country a freer and ...

Myanmar expats wait in line to cast their vote outside the Myanmar Embassy building in Singapore, 15 October 2015. Photo: Wallace Woon/EPA
Saturday, 17 October 2015

The details of that morning 25 years ago are hazy but Than Than Aye remembers vividly the palpable excitement as ...

Monday, 12 October 2015

It was early afternoon, but the small prayer hall was dark, its walls and pillars lined with wooden boards with sheets of A4 paper glued to them.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Tuan Cer Sung, better known as Cheery Zahau, was born in ...