President Thein Sein's government has surprised many over the last four years. USDP MPs in Parliament Photo: Mizzima
Saturday, December 12 2015

When Myanmar’s current Parliament first convened in 2011 following a flawed general election, most observers and opposition members ...

Saturday, December 5 2015

Since colonial days, Myanmar’s poets have put pen to paper to express the mood of the people, describing their trials and tribulations ...

An HIV patient stares out of a window at an HIV hospice in Yangon’s South Dagon township. (Photo: Ei Cherry Aung/Myanmar Now)
Tuesday, December 1 2015

Two weeks after Cho’s husband died at his parent’s home in 2013, his family called her and told her he died of AIDS.

Officials at the office of the Meikhtila Township Election Commission on the evening of the election on Nov. 8. (PHOTO:- Myanmar Now/Phyo Thiha Cho)
Tuesday, November 24 2015

In the sea of the National League for Democracy’s overwhelming victory in Myanmar’s Nov. 8 elections there was a small ...

Rohingya Muslim boys play sepak takraw at Thekkelpyin Internally Displaced Parsons (IDPs) camp near Sittwe of Rakhine State. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
Saturday, November 21 2015

It’s becoming something of a pattern. Rohingya people standing on the side-lines, watching celebrations of events which make our lives worse.

Sunday, November 15 2015

The Myanmar peace process is so complicated and involves so many actors that even those involved in the process sometimes ...

Lawmakers in parliament. Photo: Mizzima
Sunday, November 15 2015

Just days after the National League for Democracy clinched a historic election victory, Myanmar lawmakers elected in the flawed ...

Child workers in Yangon carry sandstones  in Pazundaung. Photo: Mizzima
Thursday, October 22 2015

Twelve-year-old Myat Noe dashes between tables taking orders and sweeping up cigarette butts, working for around a dollar ...

Drug users in Kachin. Photo: IRIN
Monday, October 19 2015

Armed with batons and the bible, church-backed vigilantes are taking the fight against northern Myanmar's heroin ...

Muslim man walks on a busy street in downtown Yangon. Photo: Khun Lat, Myanmar Now
Thursday, September 17 2015

A campaign by members of the nationalist group Ma Ba Tha to shut down cattle slaughterhouses, which has hit many of these ...


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