News

MSF welcomes invitation to resume activities in Rakhine State
In an unexpected move, the Rakhine State Government has invited an international...
Charges brought against suspects accused of causing Mandalay riots
Charges have been brought against three people accused of involvement in a fabricated...
Pyithu Hluttaw approves proposal to establish Ministry of Ethnic Affairs
The Pyithu Hluttaw has approved a draft bill submitted by its National Races Affairs...
Returned Myanmar tell of 'atrocious' working conditions in China
A group of Myanmar workers who said they endured "atrocious" working conditions at...

Interviews

New addition to Yangon skyline New addition to Yangon skyline
Luxury complex architect aims at "least impact" on Shwedagon Alex Lau, a veteran...
Cultivating talent Cultivating talent
“I tend to avoid famous artists because they already have a market....
Water wizards Water wizards
Dutch minister sees big opportunities for water management expertise The Dutch have...

Features

Nawaday Art Gallery Nawaday Art Gallery
An oasis of green and a controversial owner Sipping a latte in a residential compound...
Energy addiction Energy addiction
Piracy surge justifies China’s investment in Myanmar oil terminal China’s strategic...
Thilawa SEZ: Some unanswered questions Thilawa SEZ: Some unanswered questions
Residents raise environmental, health concerns Concerns about air and water pollution...
A freedom fighter's vision for reconciliation and peace A freedom fighter's vision for reconciliation and peace
The former president of Timor-Leste (East Timor), Jose Ramos-Horta, was an indefatigable...

Business

SIM cards to go on sale in a month, says Ooredoo SIM cards to go on sale in a month, says Ooredoo
Ooredoo SIM cards will go on sale in the third week of August, a spokesperson for...
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

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 ...
Journalists, media and human rights groups condemn Unity journal case sentences
Journalists and media and human rights organisation in Myanmar and abroad have reacted...

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

‘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...
Inaugural music festival to end with a concert of celebration Inaugural music festival to end with a concert of celebration
The inaugural Myanmar Music Festival opening in Yangon this week will feature concert...
Ancient treasures from Myanmar to feature in New York exhibition Ancient treasures from Myanmar to feature in New York exhibition
NEW YORK (AFP) – Treasures from Myanmar feature in a landmark exhibition of sculptures...
MFF Ooredoo Cup draw launched MFF Ooredoo Cup draw launched
The first round of the MFF Ooredoo Cup drawn at the Myanmar Football Federation in...