Two years ago, the question is asked to then President U Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing whether they will keep holding on power. Back then, it was not easy to ask such a strong question. It can still be seen how strong and straightforward the question was. NLD and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi supporters need to understand we are doing our work. NLD government and its supporters need to expect criticisms and suggestions.
May 3 is the World Press Freedom Day. We usually tell Myanma Press Freedom Day. We did not have a change in Myanma press freedom arena within five years. Myanmar stands at ninth place in poor press freedom according to the CPJ. The Freedom House stated that Myanmar included in the list of countries that have not press freedom.
“The charges increased within one year.”
A student leader Phyo Phyo Aung says so.
She has been tried four days a week for calling educational reforms alongside fellow student protest leaders, Min Thwe Thit and Nanda Sitt Aung.
More than 100 boycott students and protestors have been sued with charges that can imprison them for at least nine years.
In fact they did not demonstrate for their self-interest, and they are not criminals. They just asked for reforms in the education system for the country’s sake.
Dear Union Parliament Speaker U Mann Win Khaing Than,
I have read the statement issued by the parliamentary office dated February 5. I am not sure whether or not you are aware of the statement, but it was signed off by U Kyaw Soe, the secretary of the Central Committee for Holding Parliamentary Sessions and director general of the parliamentray office.
The statement is titled “For the Coordination with the Media” and expressed the don’ts for the media professionals in the Parliament.
Here in Myanmar, we usually say that life has three phases; one to earn knowledge, one to earn wealth and one to find peace before we inevitably kick the bucket.
We have all been young once so we fully understand the alluring seduction of curiosity of the children since everything is new to them. It is with what we do with the curiosity and where our decision takes us that shape how we look, how we think and how we communicate with the rest of the world.
The ex-capital city – Yangon, the definitive major business hub of Myanmar has a lot to live up to its literal meaning – “End of Strife”.
The bustling city was just a mere 80 square kilometers large in 1988 but by the year 2000, it grew to 240 square kilometers – almost 3 times the size – and by 2014, the total area according to the Yangon City Development Council (YCDC) reached 306 Square Kilos.
A controversy sparked when the Carlsberg Group imprints the word “Tu Po” on their Tuborg beer cans and bottles and distributes them in Myanmar.
Tu Po is the name of a famous Thingyan Water Festival-themed song written by an acclaimed composer, Myoma Nyein, in 1940. The word and the festival have become synonymous for more than seven decades in Myanmar.