A group of senior former international peacemakers has said a key demand of ethnic armed groups in ongoing ceasefire talks is unrealistic.
Some enjoy living on the waterfront. There’s a cool and relaxing breeze and an impressive vista to show off to your friends. This week’s home in Yankin Township is perfect…
As mountains of rubbish pile up on Yangon’s streets, residents and environmentalists take it upon themselves to get the problem cleaned up.
After a nearly 20 year hiatus, the Myanmar National sports tournament began last week in Naypyitaw.
Gem traders are opposing plans to move the country’s largest gem market out of downtown Mandalay.
In an historic move, Google Translate has added “Burmese” to its portfolio, enabling the easy online translation of Myanmar language into other tongues and back.
Ecotourism is set to receive a boost as the government prepares to finalise a plan to link tourism with conservation.
A Team of 13 disabled racers are riding from Mandalay to Nay Pyi Taw in the spirit of sport, a 322 kilometre (200 mile) ride for which they embarked on November 27.
This is the second event organised for disabled racers by the Shwe Min Thar Foundation. The team is expected to arrive in Nay Pyi Taw on December 3.
“The team is riding to Nay Pyi Taw to take part in a ceremony for International Day of People with Disability on December 3,” Ma Aye Nandar Tun, assistant coordinator for the Shwe Min Thar Foundation told The Myanmar Times.
Five paramedics are dispatched to the race, she said.
She added that the Shwe Min Thar Foundation hopes that this event will empower the racers both physically and mentally, so that the disabled in Myanmar are encouraged to pursue equal opportunities.
Candidates in Yangon municipal elections begin campaign activities but find residents know little...01 December 2014