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Thursday, 12 November 2015

(EDITORIAL) This is the first time in a generation that Myanmar has a chance of a free vote to elect their rulers.

Garment factory workers at Hlaing Thayar industrial zone in Yangon in 2014. Photo: Mizzima
Friday, 9 October 2015

As was to be expected the backlash against the approval of the minimum wage has led to punitive attacks not on ...

Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Ministry of Health will appoint at least one health worker in each village to reduce the deaths of children under five.

Conditions at garment factories are said to be improving, but many of the underlying concerns over pay and long hours remain. Photo: Hong Sar
Monday, 18 May 2015

Foreign clothing companies are licking their lips as they seek to set up shop in Myanmar, Asia’s new investment opportunity.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Whether it is a disappearing umbrella, a questionable dinner party for the well connected, a fake rape report, the wrong wrecked ,,,

Journalists gather during a demonstration to mark “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists” in Yangon on November 2, 2014. Photo: Mizzima
Saturday, 28 March 2015

Beaten by batons, locked up, threatened with lengthy prison sentences: how is a journalist to react to the threat posed by uniformed or ...

The scenes in Letpadan and Yangon recetly of police brutality against unarmed though agitated student protesters appeared to be a throwback to the dark days of repressive military rule. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Thursday, 26 March 2015

Is this the Myanmar regime of old? The scenes in Letpadan and Yangon last week of police brutality against unarmed though agitated ...

A man uses a mobile phone at a tea shop in Yangon, Myanmar, June 27, 2013. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Friday, 20 March 2015

It is easy to be cynical about mobile phone companies. Their raison d’etre is to make hefty profits, right? 

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Facebook is supposed to bring people together. But it can be divisive and problematic. We only have to look at recent incidents to see how it can incite hatred, anger or misunderstandings.

A worker hangs a large Chinese national flag covering a local government building to celebrate the upcoming National Day in downtown Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong province, September 30, 2011. Photo: Wun Hong/EPA
Thursday, 5 March 2015

Myanmar’s relationship with China has always been uneasy. After Chairman Mao assumed power in 1949, remnants of the Kuomintang fled into northern Myanmar, creating all kinds of problems for the newly independent government that was already dealing with a widespread armed ethnic insurgency. The US eagerly supported the KMT.