Two people die every day in road accidents in Yangon, with the vast majority of fatalities caused by negligence and recklessness, ...
Civil society groups say the government is failing to include them in a process aimed at establishing greater openness in the country’s administration and have raised concern about the benefits of joining the Open Government Partnership.
The groups make the comments in a statement issued after a two-day workshop on the Open Government Partnership, in which President U Thein Sein has said Myanmar will seek membership this year.
Breath is not bated at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice in a Yangon’s rural East Dagon Township and time, for its 50 patients, appears neither a burden nor a blessing. visitors may emerge from the hospice compound feeling oddly at peace with their own mortality – but unquestionably grateful for more time.
The search for a perfect weekend getaway may be over for those prepared to endure two overnight buses and a sleep-deprived Monday at the office. Mawlamyine, the Mon State capital and a former colonial capital and bustling port, boasts many attractions, including weathered Victorian architecture, hilltops crowned with pagodas and a waterfront worth exploring on foot. It’s a great place to unwind and to discover.
When the internet took one of its inevitable downtime moments at the Mizzima office in the Pearl Condo we found ourselves on the hunt for a wi-fi connection. More outlets for a coffee or creamy ice drink are opening in the Pearl but almost without exception they are of limited use for those needing to connect with the cyberverse. They tend to lack a reliable signal, space or tranquility.
After pacing the block in search of the tattoo studio we climbed the dusty steps of a nondescript downtown apartment building. Aside from operating unofficially in a residential building, the studio looked exactly like those I had visited abroad, save for the Buddhist altar tucked in a corner above stacks of binders teeming with photos of fresh tattoos.