News

Education Ministry plans to establish 20,000 kindergartens over five years Education Ministry plans to establish 20,000 kindergartens over five years
The Ministry of Education plans to establish about 20,000 kindergartens during the...
Taiwan honours WWII Nationalist troops killed in Myanmar Taiwan honours WWII Nationalist troops killed in Myanmar
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan has honoured tens of thousands of Chinese Nationalist soldiers...
New parties must contest by-election or face de-registration, says UEC New parties must contest by-election or face de-registration, says UEC
Up to 24 new political parties face de-registration if they do not contest at least...
Yangon regional hluttaw to discuss bid to dismiss YCDC Yangon regional hluttaw to discuss bid to dismiss YCDC
Yangon regional hluttaw has agreed to discuss on August 29 a proposal by an independent...

Interviews

What China wants What China wants
‘We have more opportunity for cooperation. This momentum will not change’ Chinese...
Art on the waterfront Art on the waterfront
Nathalie Johnston Nathalie Johnston is the gallery director of...
A helping hand for the people of the hills A helping hand for the people of the hills
Joern Kristensen Joern Kristensen is executive director of the...

Features

Two thriving vineyards in Shan State Two thriving vineyards in Shan State
Reds, whites and breathtaking views The drive into the Shan hills from sleepy Nyaung...
Bogalay Tint Aung: A passion for words, disdain for politics Bogalay Tint Aung: A passion for words, disdain for politics
U Tint Aung said that as a teenager, his only ambition was a career in...
A scenario to dread A scenario to dread
'The silent majority in both religious communities doesn’t want any trouble at...
More green space proposed for Thilawa SEZ More green space proposed for Thilawa SEZ
The companies involved in designing the master plan for the Thilawa Special Economic...

Business

US company to invest $480m in Myanmar's first solar energy project
An agreement to build Myanmar's first solar energy project at an estimated cost of...
Property transfer rules blamed for money laundering, speculation Property transfer rules blamed for money laundering, speculation
Property transfer rules are encouraging money laundering and speculation, say members...
Land prices a major obstacle to government low cost housing plans, says construction industry Land prices a major obstacle to government low cost housing plans, says construction industry
Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima Construction entrepreneurs have responded...
Thailand will remain a strong economic partner with Myanmar, says ambassador Thailand will remain a strong economic partner with Myanmar, says ambassador
  Thailand will strive to maintain its position as Myanmar's...

Entertainment

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...
After 50 years, Myanmar returns to Miss Universe pageant After 50 years, Myanmar returns to Miss Universe pageant
Miss Myanmar Moe Set Wine will enter Miss Universe Pageant 2013 in Moscow, Russia...
Myanmar picks first Miss Universe hopeful in half century Myanmar picks first Miss Universe hopeful in half century
With a whiff of controversy and not a bikini in sight, a US-educated business graduate...

Media

Charges downgraded in interim government report case, says lawyer
Charges brought against seven employees of a fortnightly journal after it published...
U Ye Htut's nomination brings cautious response from MPs U Ye Htut's nomination brings cautious response from MPs
There has been a guarded response from politicians to the decision by President U...
Concerns over media intimidation not a matter for the President’s Office, says official
The recent measures exacted against certain sections of the press are a matter for...
Magway court grants Unity five the right to appeal, says lawyer Magway court grants Unity five the right to appeal, says lawyer
Magway Region Court has granted the Unity journal employees who were sentenced to...

Opinion

Peace, compromise and federalism Peace, compromise and federalism
'Federalism is no longer a taboo subject and it no longer appears to be a distant prospect in Myanmar' In my writings a...
Nurturing the tree of trust in the Myanmar peace process Nurturing the tree of trust in the Myanmar peace process
Propaganda poster for the Kachin Independence Army. There is not a conversation or discussion on the Myanmar...
The Rakhine checkmate The Rakhine checkmate
The timing was conspiciously reminiscent of old junta tactics. Two days before newly appointed UN special human rights rapporteur...
The ministerial reshuffle: reformers on the rise or a strategic play?
It has been a busy few days for the Union Government. On July 24, Medecins Sans Frontières was invited to resume operations...
The role of empathy in peace negotiations The role of empathy in peace negotiations
So several years ago, I told a friend, a well-educated exiled activist, that opposition groups must put themselves in the...

ED/OP

Amending the 2008 Constitution Amending the 2008 Constitution
Ko Min Ko Naing of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Organization...
This is not the time for to turn inwards and backwards
On March 7, a twelve-member Presidential Commission was formed to draft two bills...
Half the sky Half the sky
Last week, Myanmar marked International Women’s Day 2014 with a range of events,...
Expats and Health Care A doctor’s perspective Expats and Health Care A doctor’s perspective
After a nearly a decade working in Myanmar as a primary care doctor, Christoph Gelsdorf...
Off the track on the path to democracy
Democracy is in trouble around the world but it can be argued that it is the only...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Myanmar chefs team wins fourth international prize this year Myanmar chefs team wins fourth international prize this year
The Myanmar Chefs' Association team is celebrating its fourth award this year at...
Hotel building to be banned in Myanmar’s ancient heritage sites Hotel building to be banned in Myanmar’s ancient heritage sites
Hotels, guesthouses and restaurants will not receive planning permission in the UNESCO...
Visitor figures at Shwedagon Pagoda up sharply despite rainy season Visitor figures at Shwedagon Pagoda up sharply despite rainy season
US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Shwedagon Pagoda on August 10....
‘This Land is our Land’ grabs human rights festival film prize ‘This Land is our Land’ grabs human rights festival film prize
‘This Land is our Land’; a documentary film that follows the struggles and experiences...
Documentary on Meikthila dropped from human rights film festival Documentary on Meikthila dropped from human rights film festival
Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, the organiser of the Human Rights and Human Dignity...