A symphonic treat

The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Ministry of Information presented a concert by the Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra on January 22 at the National Theatre in Yangon. Photos: Thet Ko/Mizzima  

Union Peace Conference opens

President Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, General Min Aung Hlaing, Thura Shwe Mann and General Mutu Say Poe made opening speeches at the Union Peace Conference today which is being held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC-2) in Nay Pyi Taw from the 12-16 January.

Tram service begins

December 10 saw an electric tram service begin in Yangon, seen here at the Strand. The local authorities launched the service to help improve public transportation in Yangon. Photos: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Death Railway Museum opens in Thanbyuzayat

The Death Railway Museum, founded to educate visitors about the World War II-era Burma Railway, was opened at the site of the original railway in Thanbyuzayat Township. It showcases historic photos, as well as paintings, sculptures and 3D images of the daily life of forced labourers from Myanmar and Thailand and prisoners of war who died during the construction of the railway. Photos: Hong Sar/Mizzima

Protests continue over Koh Tao murder accused

Demonstrators met in Yangon on January 2 at a rally to call for justice over a court case that has strained relations between Myanmar and Thailand. Two Myanmar migrant workers have been found guilty and sentenced to death on December for the murder of two British tourists on the Thai island of Koh Tao in 2014. Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin, both 22, were sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Hannah Witherridge, 23, and the killing of David Miller, 24, plus two extra years for theft and illegal entry into Thailand. Photos: Thet Ko/Mizzima

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