News

Twenty acres of poppy fields destroyed in Kayah State Twenty acres of poppy fields destroyed in Kayah State
The Myanmar government and local authorities have been looking for ways...
UN human rights expert commends Myanmar reforms, warns of backtracking UN human rights expert commends Myanmar reforms, warns of backtracking
New United Nations Human Rights Special Envoy to Myanmar Yanghee Lee...
Myanmar president opens unprecedented multi-lateral talks Myanmar president opens unprecedented multi-lateral talks
Naypyidaw (AFP) - Myanmar President UThein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army...
President Obama calls for 'inclusive' vote process in Myanmar President Obama calls for 'inclusive' vote process in Myanmar
Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama has called for an "inclusive and credible"...
Negotiations fail in second case against migrant activist Andy Hall Negotiations fail in second case against migrant activist Andy Hall
The second out of four defamation cases filed by Thai company Natural Fruit against...
Rights group to probe death of journalist Ko Par Gyi Rights group to probe death of journalist Ko Par Gyi
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission will investigate the death of freelance...
President U Thein Sein calls unprecedented multi-lateral talks including NLD President U Thein Sein calls unprecedented multi-lateral talks including NLD
Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar's president has called an unprecedented summit of army top...

Interviews

'We believe in federalism, we fought for it, we've been to jail for it' 'We believe in federalism, we fought for it, we've been to jail for it'
U Khun Tun Oo posing in the living room of his Yangon home. Photo: Nyain...
‘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....

Features

A community’s identity crisis A community’s identity crisis
Zomi journal takes the middle road Morning star journal in Chin state is community...
The Corner Table The Corner Table
Escaping to light, healthy Vietnamese cuisine Although Asian restaurants are common...
Rising from the ashes Rising from the ashes
Yangon’s market for office space is rebounding For years Pearl Condominium, a...
The bloc in the system: Military MPs and their role in parliament The bloc in the system: Military MPs and their role in parliament
Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima Every morning, before the start of the...

Business

Young IT start-up NEX grabs angel infusion Young IT start-up NEX grabs angel infusion
A Sweden and Singapore-based angel investor has stepped in with a US$150,000 injection...
Investors invited for privatization of domestic airports Investors invited for privatization of domestic airports
Following a move to find investors for the privatization of international airports...
EU SMART project launches CSR tools for garment industry EU SMART project launches CSR tools for garment industry
The European Union-funded SMART project for the garment sector launched corporate...
Singapore group wins bid for new Myanmar airport Singapore group wins bid for new Myanmar airport
Yangon (AFP) - A Singaporean-led group has won a $1.4 billion (K1.4 trillion) bid...
Standard Chartered pre-tax Q3 profit drops 16% Standard Chartered pre-tax Q3 profit drops 16%
Hong Kong (AFP) - Standard Chartered reported October 28 a sharp fall in pre-tax...
Colgate grabs Laser in big toothpaste deal Colgate grabs Laser in big toothpaste deal
In what is being heralded as one of the biggest foreign company acquisitions in Myanmar,...
Dawei residents’ losses are a problem for Myanmar, not Thailand Dawei residents’ losses are a problem for Myanmar, not Thailand
The Thai Human Rights Commission claims the Italian-Thai Development Company and...

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

NGO calls for the immediate release of Bi Mon Te Nay journalists NGO calls for the immediate release of Bi Mon Te Nay journalists
Burma Campaign UK has called for the immediate and unconditional release of the Bi...
Chin State government bans two more newspapers Chin State government bans two more newspapers
The Chin State Government has banned two more newspapers, Tiddin Post and Zo Lengthe,...
Minister to bring jailed journal journalists’ case to president Minister to bring jailed journal journalists’ case to president
Myanmar’s Minister of Information U Ye Htut told media at the Myanmar Journalist...
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...

Opinion

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,...
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...

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

Maligned Singapore pitch still set for ASEAN’s Suzuki Cup Maligned Singapore pitch still set for ASEAN’s Suzuki Cup
Singapore (AFP) - Singapore's new National Stadium will host ASEAN Football Federation’s...
Finding Happiness in Mandalay Finding Happiness in Mandalay
Yadanarbon FC’s Nigerian defender Okpechi Happiness, a Myanmar National League...
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...