News

China blasts 'irresponsible' US comments on South China sea project China blasts 'irresponsible' US comments on South China sea project
Beijing (AFP) - Beijing dismissed US criticism of its construction of an artificial...
India and Nepal to sign $1 billion hydro-electricity deal India and Nepal to sign $1 billion hydro-electricity deal
Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam (R) welcomes Indian Prime...
China trafficking bust rescues Myanmar women China trafficking bust rescues Myanmar women
Chinese police in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have arrested 31 suspects...
Violence against women in Myanmar ‘pervasive’ says report Violence against women in Myanmar ‘pervasive’ says report
A report into domestic violence against women, was the focus of a press conference...
UN 'concerned' at heavy fighting in Myanmar's Kachin state UN 'concerned' at heavy fighting in Myanmar's Kachin state
   The United Nations has expressed concern over an upsurge...
Military officials release 80 child soldiers Military officials release 80 child soldiers
Over 80 child soldiers were handed over to their families at No. 1 Transit Centre...
Ethnic groups should not be left out of talks: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Ethnic groups should not be left out of talks: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told ethnic delegates at the Sibin guest house...

Interviews

“I don’t think there will be a real estate bubble” “I don’t think there will be a real estate bubble”
Dr Stephen Suen, Chairman Marga Group The Marga Group, a consortium of companies...
‘Census data can empower all communities’ ‘Census data can empower all communities’
Janet Jackson, UNFPA Myanmar’s first census in more than 30 years, which took...
‘The authorities don’t like me very much’ ‘The authorities don’t like me very much’
Unity 5 lawyer Robert Sann Aung As an activist U Robert Sann Aung has seen many...

Features

Going Dutch at Bar Boon III Going Dutch at Bar Boon III
Bar Boon, pronounced ‘bone’ according to our Dutch editor, is known as that café...
Reporting on the media Reporting on the media
Big stories such as the death of Ko Par Gyi and the jailing of the Unity Journalists...
For the price of a cup of coffee For the price of a cup of coffee
Bridging cultures with free WiFi at Pansodan Scene Finding an internet connection...
The second Obama visit The second Obama visit
A transition in trouble dashes the audacity of hope At first glance 2014 was looking...

Business

Myanmar’s rice volatility keeps many farmers poor: World Bank Myanmar’s rice volatility keeps many farmers poor: World Bank
Myanmar’s rice volatility is the highest among net rice exporting countries in...
Resona Holdings and Myanmar Apex Bank form alliance Resona Holdings and Myanmar Apex Bank form alliance
Myanmar Apex Bank has joined with Japanese Resona Holdings Inc to provide...
Luxury cities & ghost towns Luxury cities & ghost towns
The supply of high-end apartments in Yangon will almost quadruple by 2017, albeit...
Less that 20 percent of Yangon citizens have a bank account Less that 20 percent of Yangon citizens have a bank account
More than 80 percent of Yangon’s 7 million inhabitants do not have a bank account,...
Local UN network promotes responsible business practice Local UN network promotes responsible business practice
The United Nations hopes to encourage at least 1,000 local companies and organizations...
Yuzana company ‘destroys farm road in Hukawng Valley’ Yuzana company ‘destroys farm road in Hukawng Valley’
Staff from the Yuzana company, one of Myanmar's largest conglomerates, have allegedly...
Petitioners ask Shan armed group for help in halting coal mine Petitioners ask Shan armed group for help in halting coal mine
Land being cleared for a coal mining project. Photo: SHAN A petition...

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

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...
Obama stresses press freedom Obama stresses press freedom
US President Barack Obama held talks with several civic organizations at the US embassy...
NGO calls on Myanmar to uphold media freedom NGO calls on Myanmar to uphold media freedom
The International Press Institute has called on Myanmar to thoroughly investigate...

Opinion

Rent scandals? The colonial option Rent scandals? The colonial option
Photo: Mizzima The international community in Yangon has been embroiled by rent scandals. UNICEF led the...
The peace process and the 2008 Constitution The peace process and the 2008 Constitution
Peace efforts are almost always connected to a constitution. Peace negotiations in South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines...
The Lowdown
Stalling reforms and the price of idealism Last week the Obama Administration added a new Myanmar name to the US sanctions...
The Game The Game
The effects of the war economy One cannot possibly imagine the effects of the war economy in Myanmar. There is no data available...
Zheng, Xi and China’s Silk Road revival Zheng, Xi and China’s Silk Road revival
Shashi Tharoor. Photo: Project Syndicate The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image – half history,...

ED/OP

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...
It’s a wrap. But what has been achieved? It’s a wrap. But what has been achieved?
(Editorial) - The ASEAN Summit is finished. The international visitors have moved...
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...

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Culture | Life | Entertainment | Trave | Sports

Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art
The Asia Society Museum exhibition will seek to highlight the beauty...
Myanmar slow start to Suzuki Cup Myanmar slow start to Suzuki Cup
Myanmar were held by Malaysia to a goalless draw in their ASEAN Football Federation,...
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...
Myanmar to kick offpush for ASEAN glory Myanmar to kick offpush for ASEAN glory
Myanmar’s quest to lift the ASEAN Football Federation Cup this weekend takes their...
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...