News

Parents of Myanmar murder suspects arrive in Bangkok Parents of Myanmar murder suspects arrive in Bangkok
The parents of the two Myanmar suspects charged with killing two British tourists...
Three out of 10 Myanmar toddlers have no birth certificate: UNICEF Three out of 10 Myanmar toddlers have no birth certificate: UNICEF
UNICEF has launched “Birth Registration Week” in Myanmar from October 20-24 to...
Myanmar suspects retract confessions, claim assault Myanmar suspects retract confessions, claim assault
Koh Tao murders case suspects recant confessions. Myanmar suspects Win...
Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow on October 22, as official...
Singapore and China follow Switzerland as top destination for expats: poll
London, (AFP) - Switzerland is the world's favourite destination among expats, followed...
No breakthrough during Hong Kong protest talks No breakthrough during Hong Kong protest talks
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's government held its first talks on October 21 with...
Myanmar, Brunei bring in mutual visa exemption Myanmar, Brunei bring in mutual visa exemption
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on October 20 that Myanmar and Brunei Darussalam...

Interviews

‘Telecommunications has the power to change lives forever’ ‘Telecommunications has the power to change lives forever’
  Sebastien Hie, Regional sales director, Orange French...
‘We need more brave parliamentarians’ ‘We need more brave parliamentarians’
Dr Nyo Nyo Thinn Independent Yangon Region Hluttaw MP Dr Nyo Nyo Thinn....
‘We need to give children a proper second chance’ ‘We need to give children a proper second chance’
Bertrand BainvelUNICEF country representative The Tatmadaw's release of 109 child...

Features

The Valley of Fancy The Valley of Fancy
Across from the western entrance to the revered Shwedagon Pagoda, on the edge of...
Point of origin, point of departure Point of origin, point of departure
A search for lineage rejuvenates Yangon’s Armenian community Yangon’s oldest...
Oil and gas and the debate over ‘quality’ investment Oil and gas and the debate over ‘quality’ investment
Laborers working on a pipeline at the Thabawa gas project site in Kyauk...
Money troubles Money troubles
Political parties struggle to raise campaign funds Many political parties eager...

Business

Tourism Bank Public Company to help develop tourism sector Tourism Bank Public Company to help develop tourism sector
The Myanmar Tourism Federation will establish a privately-owned Tourism Bank Public...
First US Hotel chain arrives in Myanmar First US Hotel chain arrives in Myanmar
The foyer of the Hilton Nay Pyi Taw Photo : www3.hilton.com Hilton...
MIC designates Kokhang Economic Zone MIC designates Kokhang Economic Zone
The Myanmar Investment Commission announced the decision to designate a new economic...
Japan’s Toyota leads in Myanmar auto sales Japan’s Toyota leads in Myanmar auto sales
Leading Japanese vehicle maker Toyota is still dominating Myanmar’s growing automobile...
Myanmar, Thailand work on economic border zones master plan Myanmar, Thailand work on economic border zones master plan
Myanmar and Thailand’s chambers of commerce have held discussions in the Mae Sot...
Myanmar’s Tourism Ministry to retender four hotels Myanmar’s Tourism Ministry to retender four hotels
Yangon (Mizzima) - Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism plans to use an open...
MOGE shortlists nine international consultants in first round selection MOGE shortlists nine international consultants in first round selection
State-run Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise has begun the selection process to find foreign...

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

TV and Broadcasting Bill will be fair: Union Information Minister TV and Broadcasting Bill will be fair: Union Information Minister
The Myanmar government is opening up opportunities for the private sector...
Five media personnel sentenced to two years in prison for sedition Five media personnel sentenced to two years in prison for sedition
Pabedan Township Court in Yangon has sentenced three journalists and the two owners...
Media seeks own watchdog to monitor media Media seeks own watchdog to monitor media
Myanmar media professionals say they plan to set up their own media watchdog to monitor...
‘Unity Five’ case will go to Myanmar’s Supreme Court ‘Unity Five’ case will go to Myanmar’s Supreme Court
On October 14, Myanmar’s Supreme Court of the Union agreed to hear the case of...

Opinion

Myanmar’s educated elite: The responsibility of the privileged Myanmar’s educated elite: The responsibility of the privileged
Modern Myanmar's political metamorphosis from dictatorship towards democracy has resulted in lifting the heavy burden of...
Looking for a way out Looking for a way out
How will the US frame further lifting of its sanctions? US sanctions against Myanmar go a long way back. In May 1997, President...
The pitfalls of rushing the peace process The pitfalls of rushing the peace process
A Kayin State village, in an undated file photo. Ethnic minority groups have differing peceptions of what federalism...
Making history on the long road to peace Making history on the long road to peace
An historic tripartite meeting among representatives of the Government of Myanmar, political parties and ethnic armed groups...
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...

ED/OP

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...
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,...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Thailand to host new $2 million Golf event Thailand to host new $2 million Golf event
Bangkok, (AFP) - Thailand will next year host a $2 million golf tournament co-sanctioned...
Myanmar qualifies for Southeast Asian Football Championships Myanmar qualifies for Southeast Asian Football Championships
A 2-1 victory over hosts Laos on October 20 saw Myanmar conclude the ASEAN Football...
Myanmar Football receives fine after pitch invasion Myanmar Football receives fine after pitch invasion
Myanmar Football’s crowd trouble has once again found them in trouble, as the Asian...
Zeise takes ‘his hat off’ to Myanmar FIFA World Cup qualifiers Zeise takes ‘his hat off’ to Myanmar FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Myanmar coach Gerd Zeise “took his hat off” to his players who have qualified...
Myanmar U-19 qualify for football’s World Cup Myanmar U-19 qualify for football’s World Cup
Photo: Ye Hein Myanmar have qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World...