Get your paws on some pretty cakes from Frosting Cat

When Myanmar began its gradual integration with the international community a few years ago, its citizens became aware of things that the rest of the world had long taken for granted: Facebook, credit cards, smartphones…and fondant cakes Today, the man behind Frosting Cat café is on a mission to tell the people of Myanmar that their wildest dreams can come true on the surface of a cake With over 70,000...

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Myanmar’s storied film industry gears up for a sequel

Working with monasteries, one local organization is educating communities on how to care for their strays

Stray dogs are a common sight around Myanmar, including Yangon While there is no way to gauge exactly how many stray dogs roam the city, a Guardian article from earlier this year...

Working with monasteries, one local organization is educating communities on how to care for their strays

Myanmar’s Legal Voice of Conscience: A Tribute to U Ko Ni

On Sunday, prominent Muslim lawyer, and legal adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, U Ko Ni, was fatally shot by an alleged assassin Melissa Crouch reflects on the life and legacy of...

Myanmar’s Legal Voice of Conscience: A Tribute to U Ko Ni

The art of preserving the art of 1960’s and 70’s Yangon

Although Bob Percival has only been running his RetroYangon Posters business for four months, he’s been collecting the vintage prints ever since he first moved to Yangon four...

The art of preserving the art of 1960’s and 70’s Yangon

Marry a pregnant woman or face jail time: The government’s latest effort to “advance” women’s rights

The Myanmar government is drafting a new law that would penalize a man for living with a woman without marrying her, AFP reported yesterday Under the law, a woman would...

Marry a pregnant woman or face jail time: The government’s latest effort to “advance” women’s rights

Why Myanmar youth are ditching their adopted English names

When Khin Su was six years old, the international school she attended gave her a booklet of English names to browse through as part of a welcome package Khin was immediately drawn...

Why Myanmar youth are ditching their adopted English names

On society’s fringes, disabled Myanmar veterans languish in poverty

By Htet Khaung Linn THATON, Mon State – By 1999 Sein Kyaw Win had already survived 24 years of service as a foot soldier in the Myanmar army’s long war against ethnic rebel...

On society’s fringes, disabled Myanmar veterans languish in poverty

Labour rights reforms and impatient unions a challenge for NLD

By Htet Khaung Linn YANGON (Myanmar Now) - Myat Thiri Nwe left her poor village in Ayeyarwady Region three years ago to find work in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon and...

Labour rights reforms and impatient unions a challenge for NLD

Exposed: Abuses, exploitation rife in Myanmar’s forgotten prison labour camps

By Swe Win NAUNG CHO TOWNSHIP, Shan State (Myanmar Now) – Under the glare of the midday sun, several dozen men wearing blue outfits, with shackles around their ankles, stood...

Exposed: Abuses, exploitation rife in Myanmar’s forgotten prison labour camps

A Burmese repat reflects on dwindling tolerance in the region

Shine Zaw-Aung, a Burmese graduate of Stanford University and a fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, relocated to Myanmar in 2013 and founded First...

A Burmese repat reflects on dwindling tolerance in the region