News

Conflicts of interests hampering work of ‘land grab’ committee, say MPs
Members of the Union parliament have alleged that the work of a committee appointed...
Activists use street theatre to condemn hate speech Activists use street theatre to condemn hate speech
Myanmar activists opposed to hate speech took their campaign to upper Myanmar on...
UNFPA under fire over census role UNFPA under fire over census role
The United Nations Population Fund has come under criticism from human rights groups...
Myanmar vows to protect riot-hit aid agencies in Rakhine State
YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar pledged on April 9 to protect international aid groups targeted...

Interviews

Public enemy number one: drug resistant malaria Public enemy number one: drug resistant malaria
Global health organisation Population Services International plays a leading role...
The importance of CSR The importance of CSR
Ms Vicky Bowman has been the director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business...
EU ambassador Roland Kobia: ‘It is time for reconciliation. People should work together’ EU ambassador Roland Kobia: ‘It is time for reconciliation. People should work together’
Five months ago, EU ambassador Roland Kobia arrived in Myanmar to open the EU delegation...

Features

Sippin' a latte in Yangon: The emerging cafe scene in Myanmar
Since the reform process began in Myanmar in 2011, a new cafe scene, one mirroring...
Myanmar’s controversial census Myanmar’s controversial census
Down and out for the count? The vice president of the Rakhine Literature and Culture...
Water woes Water woes
Exuberant water throwing is a feature of Thingyan, Myanmar’s traditional new year...
Embracing CSR Embracing CSR
Corporate leaders reap dividends from sustainable social investment A small but...

Business

Myanmar’s economic outlook ‘favourable’: IMF
Myanmar’s economic outlook is favourable, the International Monetary Fund says...
Hilux buses in drive-by protest over Yangon ban Hilux buses in drive-by protest over Yangon ban
Drivers of Yangon’s Toyota Hilux commuter buses staged two protests in the commercial...
Myanmar, EU begin investment protection talks
Myanmar and the European Union have begun negotiations on an investment protection...
Economic reform process lacks focus, warns economic advisor Economic reform process lacks focus, warns economic advisor
Myanmar’s economic transformation is ineffective because it lacks a specific focus...

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

Newspapers plan black page protest over jailing of journalist
The Myanmar Journalist Network has asked newspapers and journals to participate in...
Journalists seek amendments to publishing law Journalists seek amendments to publishing law
The Myanmar Journalists Network has decided to submit to the Ministry of Information...
Myanmar media still in infancy, says Deputy Information Minister
A free press is essential to democratic discourse in Myanmar, but the media generally...
Press freedom, media responsibility, lacking in Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Press freedom, media responsibility, lacking in Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi
Media freedom is lacking in Myanmar because it does not yet have laws that ensure...

Opinion

A flawed exercise: Myanmar’s ill-timed census
Throughout Myanmar, thousands of government teachers have been fanning out across the country, armed with census questionnaires...
Statement by UN special envoy on human rights, Tomas Ojea Quintana Statement by UN special envoy on human rights, Tomas Ojea Quintana
The United Nations special envoy on human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, released the statement below at a news...
Not a rubber stamp: Myanmar’s legislature in a time of transition
  Myanmar’s new legislature, the Union Assembly formed in 2011 on the basis of elections the previous year, has turned...
Myanmar's ASEAN chairmanship: A litmus test of progress? Myanmar's ASEAN chairmanship: A litmus test of progress?
Myanmar’s sweeping reforms since 2011 have captured the world’s attention, provoking both approbation and criticism.
An iconic politician faces uncertain times An iconic politician faces uncertain times
"I've always thought that I was a politician, I look upon myself as a politician, and not as an icon," Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...

ED/OP

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...
Prevention rather than cure
  Myanmar needs to do more to tackle its HIV-AIDS challenge and it needs the...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

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...
Mandalay ceremony to launch US-Myanmar conservation project Mandalay ceremony to launch US-Myanmar conservation project
A ceremony at Mandalay’s Shwe Nan-daw Monastery next week will mark the start of...
Communal violence deters travel to Mrauk U Communal violence deters travel to Mrauk U
COMMUNAL violence in Rakhine State has been blamed for a sharp decline in the number...
‘Responsible Tourism’ ‘Responsible Tourism’
Myanmar’s tourism industry shifts into higher gear With total international arrivals...