News

Chinese companies exporting 'tools of torture', says rights group
BEIJING (AFP) - The number of Chinese companies exporting "tools of torture" has...
Peace talks at 'crucial moment', says U Aung Min Peace talks at 'crucial moment', says U Aung Min
YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar's efforts to secure a historic ceasefire agreement with ethnic...
Myanmar marks International Peace Day Myanmar marks International Peace Day
People across Myanmar recognised International Peace Day on September 21, including...
Proportional representation would rule out appointed military MPs, says activist Proportional representation would rule out appointed military MPs, says activist
There could be no place for unelected military appointees in a parliament chosen...

Interviews

'I am really worried about our country’s future' 'I am really worried about our country’s future'
Nay Phone Latt: Former political prisoner and blogger, MIDO founder, PEN Myanmar...
‘You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see there is a problem’ ‘You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see there is a problem’
ILO liaison officer Steve Marshall You can see them in almost every teashop and...
‘My focus at the moment is onsecuring the release of every remaining political prisoner.’ ‘My focus at the moment is onsecuring the release of every remaining political prisoner.’
Comedian and activist Zarganar Zarganar is widely considered to be Myanmar’s most...

Features

'We have a bad feeling about this and want to change' 'We have a bad feeling about this and want to change'
Erosion has stripped the topsoil from cleared hillsides near Pam Lem...
From opium to espresso From opium to espresso
An alternative crop brings hope to southern Shan State poppy growers Long...
A century of suppressing student activism A century of suppressing student activism
The suppression of student activism begun during the British colonial period endures...
Lifestyle changes linked to alarming rise in diabetes cases Lifestyle changes linked to alarming rise in diabetes cases
‘The message I want to convey to the public is that early diagnosis is vital’ Myanmar...

Business

$670m in oil and gas investments approved in August, says DICA $670m in oil and gas investments approved in August, says DICA
The oil and gas sector comprised US$670 million (about K670 billion), or nearly a...
August foreign investment is half the yearly target, says DICA August foreign investment is half the yearly target, says DICA
Foreign investment in August was nearly half the US$5 billion targetted for the 2014-2015...
Foreign banks will receive permission to operate soon, says vice chair of Myanmar’s Central Bank Foreign banks will receive permission to operate soon, says vice chair of Myanmar’s Central Bank
U Sett Aung, the vice chairman of the Central Bank of Myanmar told a press conference...
Myanmar's GDP per capita could reach $5000 by 2030, forecasts Asian Development Bank Myanmar's GDP per capita could reach $5000 by 2030, forecasts Asian Development Bank
A report by the Asian Development Bank has predicted the gross domestic product of...

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

Ethical journalism under the spotlight at media conference Ethical journalism under the spotlight at media conference
A member of the audience asks a question during the panel discussion...
Government must narrow ‘expectations gap’, minister tells media conference Government must narrow ‘expectations gap’, minister tells media conference
President U Thein Sein's third wave of reforms will focus on narrowing an "expectations...
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...

Opinion

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...
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...

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 launches online visa applications Myanmar launches online visa applications
YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar launched online visa applications on September 1 promising...
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...