The struggles of being a Burmese millennial

Myanmar has changed in so many great ways over the last couple of years, but the pressure to maintain the culture, values, and traditions we grew up with remains a part of everyday life. People coming of age in this rapidly modernizing country are forced to balance their long-carried traditions while also trying to stay ...

Opinion

The Lady and the General: Two sides of the same coin

The Lady and the General: Two sides of the same coin

Despite often being presented as opposing forces in the struggle over control of Myanmar, speeches given by Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and State Counsellor Aung San Suu...

Buddhist-only compassion on display at Sitagu Sayadaw’s birthday party

Buddhist-only compassion on display at Sitagu Sayadaw’s birthday party

Thousands of monks, nuns, and members of the public flocked to Sagaing Hill from Feb. 28 to March 2 to celebrate the 81st birthday of Ashin Nyanissara, better known as Sitagu...

DiscriMyanation: A high schooler’s perspective on bigotry in Burma

DiscriMyanation: A high schooler’s perspective on bigotry in Burma

Racism, sexism, and homophobia are often accepted and even promoted by Myanmar’s older generations. It’s up to young people to stand up to it, even if that means...

Three Chinese New Year perverts

Three Chinese New Year perverts

These three perverted men illustrate why Yangon has a worsening sexual assault problem. According to a report released by the Ministry of Home Affairs there were 1,405 rape case...

All lives matter to Aung San Suu Kyi

All lives matter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Hundreds of people gathered outside Yangon’s City Hall this morning waving flags, releasing balloons, and bopping gleefully to techno music. They were waiting for the big screen...

Myanmar leaders must nurture the country’s many potential ‘Aung La Nsangs’

Myanmar leaders must nurture the country’s many potential ‘Aung La Nsangs’

by Maung Zarni In our long-running civil wars and waves of racial and religious violence, how many Aung La Nsangs have we killed, maimed or otherwise destroyed? On Friday, in...

Invest in Myanmar, says a guy who invested in Myanmar

Invest in Myanmar, says a guy who invested in Myanmar

by Anthony Larmon In an article posted last week titled “Don’t Invest in Myanmar, Here’s Why”, a young Mr. Reid Kirchenbauer encourages the good readers of his InvestAsian...

Banning Ma Ba Tha was pointless and dangerous

Banning Ma Ba Tha was pointless and dangerous

Three days ago, following a wave of anti-Muslim activity in Yangon, a body of Myanmar’s most senior monks ordered the dissolution of the radical Buddhist organization Ma Ba Tha....

The U Ko Ni I knew

The U Ko Ni I knew

In April last year, I took a foreign journalist to the downtown house of a prominent lawyer and government advisor in Yangon. This was around the time that the newly elected...


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