News

Exiled activists call for clearer policy on return Exiled activists call for clearer policy on return
Myanmar exiles claim President U Thein Sein’s open-door promises to help exiles...
U Ye Htut says the number of players in political talks not important U Ye Htut says the number of players in political talks not important
The act of holding a dialogue about Myanmar’s politics is more important than number...
Karen groups call for action over war crimes report Karen groups call for action over war crimes report
Karen groups have joined together to call for an investigation into alleged war crimes...
Police search for criminal suspects nationwide Police search for criminal suspects nationwide
Nay Pyi Taw – Myanmar’s police force face a challenge in trying to track down...
Increasing farm output and basic services critical to ending poverty: WB Increasing farm output and basic services critical to ending poverty: WB
Raising farm productivity, increasing basic services and expanding private sector-led...
Six poor townships to be developed in 2015 Six poor townships to be developed in 2015
The Department of Rural Development aims to help six poor townships as...
President urges Rakhine State citizens to maintain stability President urges Rakhine State citizens to maintain stability
President U Thein Sein urged the people of Rakhine State to maintain stability and...

Interviews

‘We cannot say that Myanmar has full media freedom’ ‘We cannot say that Myanmar has full media freedom’
U Aung KyiFormer Information Minister Former Minister of Information U Aung Kyi...
‘We tell people: It’s OK to say what you think’ ‘We tell people: It’s OK to say what you think’
Rehan Khan, general manager Coca-Cola Myanmar Photo: Coca-Cola ...
‘The world wants what Myanmar has’ ‘The world wants what Myanmar has’
Carter Roberts, president World Wildlife Fund US   The Myanmar...

Features

Pandita Development Institute Pandita Development Institute
Name: Cham Tha Kyaw Position: Executive Director Organisation: Pandita Development...
‘This is our imagination for the future’ ‘This is our imagination for the future’
Community groups seek commercial forestry role Dr. Bjoern Wode training...
The politics of Rakhine The politics of Rakhine
‘Pressure from other countries is the only way’ A cooling breeze makes for a...
Myanmar Child Rights Development Network Myanmar Child Rights Development Network
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Business

Yoma Strategic Holdings gets ADB loan to help connectivity Yoma Strategic Holdings gets ADB loan to help connectivity
Yoma Strategic Holdings Company is to receive a US$100 million (K100 billion) loan...
Myanmar on Deutsche Bank’s list of frontier markets to watch Myanmar on Deutsche Bank’s list of frontier markets to watch
Myanmar is one of several frontier markets that have the potential to deliver a relatively...
Thura U Shwe Mann says economic reform needs a boost Thura U Shwe Mann says economic reform needs a boost
Myanmar’s economic reform process has not yet reached its goal, Parliamentary Speaker...
Where’s the data? Where’s the data?
Engaging the public in the budget debate State and regional MPs will early next...
Myanmar sees US$3.8 billion in FDI in first 8 months of 2014 fiscal year Myanmar sees US$3.8 billion in FDI in first 8 months of 2014 fiscal year
Foreign direct investment in Myanmar stands at US$3.8 billion [K3,800 billion] for...
EU launches Euro Chamber Myanmar EU launches Euro Chamber Myanmar
Mr Roland Kobia, Ambassador of the European Union speaks at the Euro...

Entertainment

Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests
Prambanan (AFP) - An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in...
Popular Thai soap ‘Wanida’ now showing on Myanmar TV Popular Thai soap ‘Wanida’ now showing on Myanmar TV
 Advertisement for the Thai soap opera, Wanida Myanmar’s...
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...

Media

Irrawaddy’s editor rejects call to change name to ‘Ayeyarwady’ Irrawaddy’s editor rejects call to change name to ‘Ayeyarwady’
State-run newspapers published an Information Ministry announcement Tuesday telling...
Reporters to join press corps at Presidential Palace Reporters to join press corps at Presidential Palace
A plan is underway to admit reporters from independent media to the Presidential...
End impunity over violence against journalists: SEAPA End impunity over violence against journalists: SEAPA
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance highlighted the death of a Myanmar journalist...
Journalists trained in how to cover religion and conflict Journalists trained in how to cover religion and conflict
A group of Myanmar reporters and editors received four days of training on religious...

Opinion

The power of the R-word
Brian Pellot, the director of global strategy at the Religion News Service, published his take on the use of the word ...
Are the reforms up to standard? Are the reforms up to standard?
The recent talk that Myanmar’s reforms are lurching towards failure misses the point. After so many decades of military...
Myanmar needs a balanced press Myanmar needs a balanced press
No more contentious issue than the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation has occurred in the American media. On November 23,...
Voices from the fields Voices from the fields
Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi My institute, Tampadipa, has been carrying out public pre-consultations on the draft...
The draft land use policy: putting big business first The draft land use policy: putting big business first
The draft National Land Use Policy has created widespread discontent in Myanmar. The policy is positive for those who may...

ED/OP

The year of talking fruitlessly The year of talking fruitlessly
High-profile talks are the favourite pastime of the Myanmar political elite of late,...
The value of the kyat has been going down lately. Will the national currency continue to fall? The value of the kyat has been going down lately. Will the national currency continue to fall?
The Debate When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion...
The NLD and the pursuit of democracy The NLD and the pursuit of democracy
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at Sagaing in 2012, as she campaigns for NLD candidates....
Constitutional games Constitutional games
Constitutional matters have been dominating the political agenda of late, with Lower...
Has Myanmar made the most of the ASEAN chairmanship? Has Myanmar made the most of the ASEAN chairmanship?
The Debate When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Myanmar Volleyball to host inaugural continental championship Myanmar Volleyball to host inaugural continental championship
Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima The Volleyball Federation of Myanmar...
Kayin State’s Thandaung hill station next on Myanmar’s tourist trail Kayin State’s Thandaung hill station next on Myanmar’s tourist trail
As part of the drive to attract more tourists, Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and...
German-Myanmar relations celebrated German-Myanmar relations celebrated
Rocking Kandawgyi park People enjoy during 'A Somewhat Different Anniversary'...
Great burgers and personal serenade surprises Great burgers and personal serenade surprises
Blind Tiger: a laid back cartoon character with the smile of the Cheshire Cat, a...
ASEAN football final to be Thailand v Malaysia ASEAN football final to be Thailand v Malaysia
Malaysia will face Thailand in the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup, after both teams,...