News

Parents of Myanmar suspects petition Thai prosecutor Parents of Myanmar suspects petition Thai prosecutor
The parents of the Myanmar suspects charged in the murder of two British tourists...
EU consults with Myanmar civil society EU consults with Myanmar civil society
Representatives of the European Union are consulting with members of Myanmar NGOs...
Two Myanmar men arrested by Thai police for killing their employers Two Myanmar men arrested by Thai police for killing their employers
Thai police have arrested two Myanmar men for allegedly killing their duck farm employers...
Former military junta’s rights abuses to be ‘exposed’ Former military junta’s rights abuses to be ‘exposed’
The United National Democratic Organization claims it will expose and put cases of...
Military MPs condemned for not wanting to amend ‘veto power’ option Military MPs condemned for not wanting to amend ‘veto power’ option
Military MPs have been accused of blocking an important proposed amendment...
Villagers’ rights affected by Dawei project, claims NGO Villagers’ rights affected by Dawei project, claims NGO
The human rights of the residents from about 36 villages around the Dawei Special...
Shan rights group claims government troop abuse during offensive Shan rights group claims government troop abuse during offensive
A Shan rights group alleges that government soldiers committed human rights abuses...

Interviews

‘Telecommunications has the power to change lives forever’ ‘Telecommunications has the power to change lives forever’
  Sebastien Hie, Regional sales director, Orange French...
‘We need more brave parliamentarians’ ‘We need more brave parliamentarians’
Dr Nyo Nyo Thinn Independent Yangon Region Hluttaw MP Dr Nyo Nyo Thinn....
‘We need to give children a proper second chance’ ‘We need to give children a proper second chance’
Bertrand BainvelUNICEF country representative The Tatmadaw's release of 109 child...

Features

The Valley of Fancy The Valley of Fancy
Across from the western entrance to the revered Shwedagon Pagoda, on the edge of...
Point of origin, point of departure Point of origin, point of departure
A search for lineage rejuvenates Yangon’s Armenian community Yangon’s oldest...
Oil and gas and the debate over ‘quality’ investment Oil and gas and the debate over ‘quality’ investment
Laborers working on a pipeline at the Thabawa gas project site in Kyauk...
Money troubles Money troubles
Political parties struggle to raise campaign funds Many political parties eager...

Business

Jade market planned for Muse economic zone within six months Jade market planned for Muse economic zone within six months
Mandalay - Muse Central Economic Zone Project Director U Ngwe Soe says arrangements...
About 3,000 foreigners face difficulties to enter Myanmar due to sudden stop of visa on arrival About 3,000 foreigners face difficulties to enter Myanmar due to sudden stop of visa on arrival
The change to an e-visa system and the accompanying drop of Myanmar’s pre-arranged...
European luxury car makers struggle against Japanese European luxury car makers struggle against Japanese
Luxury European and South Korean car makers continue to struggle against Japanese...
Myanmar seeks to double bean exports to Europe Myanmar seeks to double bean exports to Europe
Local bean companies aim to double the export volume of beans to quality-sensitive...
Tourism Bank Public Company to help develop tourism sector Tourism Bank Public Company to help develop tourism sector
The Myanmar Tourism Federation will establish a privately-owned Tourism Bank Public...
First US Hotel chain arrives in Myanmar First US Hotel chain arrives in Myanmar
The foyer of the Hilton Nay Pyi Taw Photo : www3.hilton.com Hilton...
MIC designates Kokhang Economic Zone MIC designates Kokhang Economic Zone
The Myanmar Investment Commission announced the decision to designate a new economic...

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

Minister to bring jailed journal journalists’ case to president Minister to bring jailed journal journalists’ case to president
Myanmar’s Minister of Information U Ye Htut told media at the Myanmar Journalist...
TV and Broadcasting Bill will be fair: Union Information Minister TV and Broadcasting Bill will be fair: Union Information Minister
The Myanmar government is opening up opportunities for the private sector...
Five media personnel sentenced to two years in prison for sedition Five media personnel sentenced to two years in prison for sedition
Pabedan Township Court in Yangon has sentenced three journalists and the two owners...
Media seeks own watchdog to monitor media Media seeks own watchdog to monitor media
Myanmar media professionals say they plan to set up their own media watchdog to monitor...

Opinion

Myanmar’s educated elite: The responsibility of the privileged Myanmar’s educated elite: The responsibility of the privileged
Modern Myanmar's political metamorphosis from dictatorship towards democracy has resulted in lifting the heavy burden of...
Looking for a way out Looking for a way out
How will the US frame further lifting of its sanctions? US sanctions against Myanmar go a long way back. In May 1997, President...
The pitfalls of rushing the peace process The pitfalls of rushing the peace process
A Kayin State village, in an undated file photo. Ethnic minority groups have differing peceptions of what federalism...
Making history on the long road to peace Making history on the long road to peace
An historic tripartite meeting among representatives of the Government of Myanmar, political parties and ethnic armed groups...
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...

ED/OP

Pondering a general election delay Pondering a general election delay
The general election due to be held late next year is widely considered to be an...
Towards a freer press in the ‘new Myanmar’ Towards a freer press in the ‘new Myanmar’
Few would dispute that Myanmar’s media has seen a major transformation since the...
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,...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Thailand to host new $2 million Golf event Thailand to host new $2 million Golf event
Bangkok, (AFP) - Thailand will next year host a $2 million golf tournament co-sanctioned...
Myanmar qualifies for Southeast Asian Football Championships Myanmar qualifies for Southeast Asian Football Championships
A 2-1 victory over hosts Laos on October 20 saw Myanmar conclude the ASEAN Football...
Myanmar Football receives fine after pitch invasion Myanmar Football receives fine after pitch invasion
Myanmar Football’s crowd trouble has once again found them in trouble, as the Asian...
Zeise takes ‘his hat off’ to Myanmar FIFA World Cup qualifiers Zeise takes ‘his hat off’ to Myanmar FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Myanmar coach Gerd Zeise “took his hat off” to his players who have qualified...
Myanmar U-19 qualify for football’s World Cup Myanmar U-19 qualify for football’s World Cup
Photo: Ye Hein Myanmar have qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World...