News

Uncertainty surrounds billboard use in Yangon poll Uncertainty surrounds billboard use in Yangon poll
In the scramble for positions in the Yangon City Development Committee elections,...
ASEAN labouring under outdated migration policies ASEAN labouring under outdated migration policies
Migrant labour practices and regulations need to be changed and improved...
Kachin ceasefire talks at impasse over killing of cadets Kachin ceasefire talks at impasse over killing of cadets
Kachin Independence Army soldiers patrolling in Loije township near Mai...
Village wants to promote Kayan culture to attract tourists Village wants to promote Kayan culture to attract tourists
An ethnic long neck Padaung or Kayan woman standing next to souvenirs...
Myanmar wins ‘Best in Travel’ award Myanmar wins ‘Best in Travel’ award
Myanmar has just won a "Best in Travel" award as a prime destination...
Quakes hit Myanmar, Japan and the Philippines Quakes hit Myanmar, Japan and the Philippines
An 5 magnitude earthquake was reported on December 21 near Mawlaik, in...
Koh Tao murder suspects’ defence team gets parliamentary support Koh Tao murder suspects’ defence team gets parliamentary support
Lawyer U Aung Myo Thant talks at the press conference to discuss the...

Interviews

‘I derive great satisfaction from my role’ ‘I derive great satisfaction from my role’
Dr Nyo Nyo Thinn, Independent MP, Yangon Region parliament Photo: Hong...
‘We cannot say that Myanmar has full media freedom’ ‘We cannot say that Myanmar has full media freedom’
U Aung KyiFormer Information Minister Former Minister of Information U Aung Kyi...
‘We tell people: It’s OK to say what you think’ ‘We tell people: It’s OK to say what you think’
Rehan Khan, general manager Coca-Cola Myanmar Photo: Coca-Cola ...

Features

Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand
Myanmar national migrant worker Daw Mi Htay points out the area where...
Media lessons for Myanmar Media lessons for Myanmar
In Myanmar, the threat for journalists doing their job is possible i...
Is U Aye Maung of the Rakhine National Party the right person to represent the ethnic minorities during the six way talks? Is U Aye Maung of the Rakhine National Party the right person to represent the ethnic minorities during the six way talk
The Debate When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion...
Women’s Forum Myanmar 2014 Women’s Forum Myanmar 2014
Gender equality a challenge, says Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Photo: Hein ...

Business

Myanmar workers ‘suffer wage theft’ in Thai garment industry Myanmar workers ‘suffer wage theft’ in Thai garment industry
The Clean Clothes Campaign claims that Myanmar workers in Thai garment...
Yoma Bank helps SMEs with loans Yoma Bank helps SMEs with loans
Yoma Bank sees disbursement of loans to small and medium enterprises as a crucial...
Myanmar-Thailand border trade talks planned Myanmar-Thailand border trade talks planned
The sun setting as people drive and ride along a busy road in Myawaddy...
Yoma Strategic Holdings gets ADB loan to help connectivity Yoma Strategic Holdings gets ADB loan to help connectivity
Yoma Strategic Holdings Company is to receive a US$100 million (K100 billion) loan...
Myanmar on Deutsche Bank’s list of frontier markets to watch Myanmar on Deutsche Bank’s list of frontier markets to watch
Myanmar is one of several frontier markets that have the potential to deliver a relatively...
Thura U Shwe Mann says economic reform needs a boost Thura U Shwe Mann says economic reform needs a boost
Myanmar’s economic reform process has not yet reached its goal, Parliamentary Speaker...

Entertainment

Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests Indonesian Muslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests
Prambanan (AFP) - An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in...
Popular Thai soap ‘Wanida’ now showing on Myanmar TV Popular Thai soap ‘Wanida’ now showing on Myanmar TV
 Advertisement for the Thai soap opera, Wanida Myanmar’s...
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...

Media

Irrawaddy’s editor rejects call to change name to ‘Ayeyarwady’ Irrawaddy’s editor rejects call to change name to ‘Ayeyarwady’
State-run newspapers published an Information Ministry announcement Tuesday telling...
Reporters to join press corps at Presidential Palace Reporters to join press corps at Presidential Palace
A plan is underway to admit reporters from independent media to the Presidential...
End impunity over violence against journalists: SEAPA End impunity over violence against journalists: SEAPA
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance highlighted the death of a Myanmar journalist...
Journalists trained in how to cover religion and conflict Journalists trained in how to cover religion and conflict
A group of Myanmar reporters and editors received four days of training on religious...

Opinion

The lowdown The lowdown
A libertarian dream country? American business is by and large staying out of Myanmar for various reasons, usually citing...
Build it and they will come Build it and they will come
The parliament complex in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: Hong Sar When US President Barack Obama galloped through...
The power of the R-word
Brian Pellot, the director of global strategy at the Religion News Service, published his take on the use of the word ...
Are the reforms up to standard? Are the reforms up to standard?
The recent talk that Myanmar’s reforms are lurching towards failure misses the point. After so many decades of military...
Myanmar needs a balanced press Myanmar needs a balanced press
No more contentious issue than the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation has occurred in the American media. On November 23,...

ED/OP

The year of talking fruitlessly The year of talking fruitlessly
High-profile talks are the favourite pastime of the Myanmar political elite of late,...
The value of the kyat has been going down lately. Will the national currency continue to fall? The value of the kyat has been going down lately. Will the national currency continue to fall?
The Debate When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion...
The NLD and the pursuit of democracy The NLD and the pursuit of democracy
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at Sagaing in 2012, as she campaigns for NLD candidates....
Constitutional games Constitutional games
Constitutional matters have been dominating the political agenda of late, with Lower...
Has Myanmar made the most of the ASEAN chairmanship? Has Myanmar made the most of the ASEAN chairmanship?
The Debate When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Profiting from Imperial Japan’s ‘Death Railway’ Profiting from Imperial Japan’s ‘Death Railway’
Thanbyuzayat provides dark memories for the few surviving slave labourers who worked...
Ministry to give licenses to outbound tour operators Ministry to give licenses to outbound tour operators
Myanmar's Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is opening up outbound tour...
Blue plaques Blue plaques
Celebrating Yangon’s rich heritage Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima A...
Tourists to top 3 million by end of 2014 Tourists to top 3 million by end of 2014
 Selling umbrellas to tourists in Myanmar. Photo: Mizzima Tourist...
Myanmar Volleyball to host inaugural continental championship Myanmar Volleyball to host inaugural continental championship
Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima The Volleyball Federation of Myanmar...