On this day in 1964, Britain handed to Gen. Ne Win more than 100 royal items that had been looted from the Mandalay Palace by British colonizers some 80 years earlier.
02 The News For 2 December 2020
The 32 conversations in ‘Burma’s Voices of Freedom’ by Alan Clements reflect the moral and spiritual greatness of those fighting totalitarianism in Myanmar.
As Myanmar’s tourism sector has reopened to domestic travelers, Hpa-an has become a hot spot those wanting a scenic, relaxed trip away to recover from lockdown.
It’s been a hard few months for Myanmar. Now that lockdowns are lifted and domestic travel is back on, easy overnights and day trips from Yangon offer a much-needed break.
JOOX World Music Day 2020 features numerous artists from Myanmar and overseas with revelers encouraged to help those struggling during COVID-19.
One of the oldest structures in Yangon, the Norman Kyaung Kyi Htaik has been a place of learning—first for Christian missionaries and later for Buddhist monks—since 1852.
Artist Ko Sid’s latest series of paintings depict the feelings of confinement and estrangement he has experienced at home during the COVID-19 restrictions.
Many of the Peacock Generation troupe are already in jail for ridiculing the military last year. They now face further charges in each township where they performed.
Yangon’s Government Press Building played a key role in the official life of British Burma, and has continued printing documents for Myanmar’s governments ever since.
Renowned Myanmar artist MPP Ye Myint has spent the pandemic producing a series of paintings depicting the coronavirus over iconic Myanmar scenes.
Burmah Oil Company’s headquarters in Yangon enabled the British firm to generate huge profits while its employees lived in squalor on tiny wages.
David Scott Mathieson reviews Andrew Selth’s 2019 book ‘Secrets and Power in Myanmar: Intelligence and the Fall of General Khin Nyunt’.
In its implausible account of her ‘adventures’ in military-ruled Myanmar, Amaryllis Fox’s dishonest, self-serving memoir typifies too much Western writing on the country.
Myanmar artists are taking to social media amid COVID-19 to share art and maintain community, while also supporting one another to unplug, get offline and create.
Myanmar Artist Captures Frustration, Isolation of COVID-19 Lockdown on Canvas
Satirical Troupe Face Extra Prison Terms for Ridiculing Myanmar’s Military
Myanmar’s Green Future Art and Environment Festival Moves Online Amid COVID-19
Singaporean and Myanmar Artists Blend Photos and Poetry at ‘Tempo(rary)’
Standing for Nearly 170 Years, This Yangon Monastery Has Been a Key Site for Two Religions in Myanmar
The Site That’s Still Publishing Myanmar’s Official Documents After More Than a Century
The Building That Exploited Myanmar’s Oil Wealth
A Burmese Dictator’s Final Visit to Japan
A Study of Myanmar’s Totalitarianism and People’s Resistance
Scholar’s Account of Myanmar’s Intelligence Apparatus Lets Its Former Chief Off Lightly
One Flew Over the Pigeon’s Nest
Reading Myanmar—‘Miss Burma’ and the Liberal Conscience