News

KNO condemns cadet killings, stresses not an isolated incident KNO condemns cadet killings, stresses not an isolated incident
The Kachin National Organization and other Kachin groups have expressed their dismay...
Thai elections may be delayed until 2016 Thai elections may be delayed until 2016
Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand's finance minister Mr Sommai Phasee has said elections in...
Myanmar armed group signs commitment on human rights in conflict Myanmar armed group signs commitment on human rights in conflict
Representatives from Myanmar’s Pa-Oh National Liberation Organization and its armed...
Amyotha Speaker says Myanmar’s Section 436 should be amended Amyotha Speaker says Myanmar’s Section 436 should be amended
Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint told media that Section 436, the...
Uncertainty surrounds ethnic representative for Myanmar’s six-party talks Uncertainty surrounds ethnic representative for Myanmar’s six-party talks
Following the announcement of the planned six-way political reform talks, leaders...
Government personnel to get salary increase Government personnel to get salary increase
Myanmar government employees, including military servicemen and police will receive...
Malaysia reverses vow to scrap controversial sedition law Malaysia reverses vow to scrap controversial sedition law
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia’s prime minister abandoned plans to repeal a controversial...

Interviews

‘It was important not to build too high expectations’ ‘It was important not to build too high expectations’
Petter Furberg, chief executive officer, Telenor Myanmar   ...
‘We don’t want violence, just peace’ ‘We don’t want violence, just peace’
Tea leaf entrepreneur stays true to his roots After a life journey involving experiences...
“I don’t think there will be a real estate bubble” “I don’t think there will be a real estate bubble”
Dr Stephen Suen, Chairman Marga Group The Marga Group, a consortium of companies...

Features

Going Dutch at Bar Boon III Going Dutch at Bar Boon III
Bar Boon, pronounced ‘bone’ according to our Dutch editor, is known as that café...
Reporting on the media Reporting on the media
Big stories such as the death of Ko Par Gyi and the jailing of the Unity Journalists...
For the price of a cup of coffee For the price of a cup of coffee
Bridging cultures with free WiFi at Pansodan Scene Finding an internet connection...
The second Obama visit The second Obama visit
A transition in trouble dashes the audacity of hope At first glance 2014 was looking...

Business

Japanese water project flows into Yangon’s Mayangone Japanese water project flows into Yangon’s Mayangone
School children walk on water pipe built in 1940 by British in Yangon,...
Economic growth brings expanding waistlines to Malaysia Economic growth brings expanding waistlines to Malaysia
Malaysia's Petronas Twin-Towers are illuminated in pink during a breast...
Health insurance in Myanmar: premium versus benefits debate continues Health insurance in Myanmar: premium versus benefits debate continues
Debate continues amongst potential health insurance providers over affordable premiums...
Myanmar’s rice volatility keeps many farmers poor: World Bank Myanmar’s rice volatility keeps many farmers poor: World Bank
Myanmar’s rice volatility is the highest among net rice exporting countries in...
Resona Holdings and Myanmar Apex Bank form alliance Resona Holdings and Myanmar Apex Bank form alliance
Myanmar Apex Bank has joined with Japanese Resona Holdings Inc to provide...
Luxury cities & ghost towns Luxury cities & ghost towns
The supply of high-end apartments in Yangon will almost quadruple by 2017, albeit...
Less that 20 percent of Yangon citizens have a bank account Less that 20 percent of Yangon citizens have a bank account
More than 80 percent of Yangon’s 7 million inhabitants do not have a bank account,...

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

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...
Obama stresses press freedom Obama stresses press freedom
US President Barack Obama held talks with several civic organizations at the US embassy...
NGO calls on Myanmar to uphold media freedom NGO calls on Myanmar to uphold media freedom
The International Press Institute has called on Myanmar to thoroughly investigate...

Opinion

Rent scandals? The colonial option Rent scandals? The colonial option
Photo: Mizzima The international community in Yangon has been embroiled by rent scandals. UNICEF led the...
The peace process and the 2008 Constitution The peace process and the 2008 Constitution
Peace efforts are almost always connected to a constitution. Peace negotiations in South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines...
The Lowdown
Stalling reforms and the price of idealism Last week the Obama Administration added a new Myanmar name to the US sanctions...
The Game The Game
The effects of the war economy One cannot possibly imagine the effects of the war economy in Myanmar. There is no data available...
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,...

ED/OP

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...
It’s a wrap. But what has been achieved? It’s a wrap. But what has been achieved?
(Editorial) - The ASEAN Summit is finished. The international visitors have moved...
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...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Football: Myanmar stumble against Singapore at ASEAN championships Football: Myanmar stumble against Singapore at ASEAN championships
Myanmar’s campaign to reach the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup suffered a huge...
Myanmar face hosts Singapore in ASEAN Championship Group stage Myanmar face hosts Singapore in ASEAN Championship Group stage
Myanmar’s Serbian national football team coach Radojko Avramovic told media his...
Ruins: a good run Ruins: a good run
Bagan Temple Marathon   As the sun rose over the temples...
Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art
The Asia Society Museum exhibition will seek to highlight the beauty...
Myanmar slow start to Suzuki Cup Myanmar slow start to Suzuki Cup
Myanmar were held by Malaysia to a goalless draw in their ASEAN Football Federation,...