News

Leprosy: Myanmar struggles with an ancient scourge Leprosy: Myanmar struggles with an ancient scourge
MAWLAMYAING (AFP) - High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch...
AEC may worsen inequality, warns study
JAKARTA (AFP) - A plan by Southeast Asian countries to establish a European Union-inspired...
Myanmar, Vietnam testing three for deadly Ebola virus Myanmar, Vietnam testing three for deadly Ebola virus
NAY PYI TAW (AFP) - A Myanmar man being tested for the deadly Ebola virus is believed...
KIA leaders can’t control recruitment of child solders, admits General KIA leaders can’t control recruitment of child solders, admits General
General Gum Maw, deputy commander-in-chief of the Kachin Independence Army said on...

Interviews

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...
Changing the rules Changing the rules
Edwin Vanderbruggen: ‘The new regulations strengthen the grip of the Central Bank...

Features

For better or worse: The foreign bride business in China For better or worse: The foreign bride business in China
LINQI, August 18, 2014 (AFP) - Their marriages were arranged for cash, but some of...
History from the grassroots History from the grassroots
The Yangon tour from an activist's perspective “Activists in this country stick...
Filling the development gap Filling the development gap
People-centred process brings better living standards in 500 villages United Nations...
Radio station closure leaves migrant communities in the dark Radio station closure leaves migrant communities in the dark
A radio station in Mae Sot that provided news and information for Myanmar migrants...

Business

New York regulator fines Standard Chartered $300m over laundering controls New York regulator fines Standard Chartered $300m over laundering controls
NEW YORK (AFP) - New York state's banking regulator fined Standard Chartered Bank...
Closed tenders sought in bid to restart Dawei SEZ, says official Closed tenders sought in bid to restart Dawei SEZ, says official
The Dawei Special Economic Zone management committee has invited two companies to...
Trade between Myanmar and Yunnan at record-breaking levels, say trade officials Trade between Myanmar and Yunnan at record-breaking levels, say trade officials
Trade between Yunnan Province, China and Myanmar grew by 83 per cent in 2013 in comparison...
Talks planned with China on rice exports Talks planned with China on rice exports
Myanmar has begun taking steps aimed at paving the way for rice exports to China,...

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

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...
An unfair advantage An unfair advantage
The irony of the NLD’s opposition against proportional representation How are the people of Myanmar going to choose their...

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...