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.
05 The News For 5 July 2020
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.
A minor arson at a Buddhist temple with well-preserved murals in Bagan prompted calls from heritage experts for more resources to secure the site.
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.
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.
Marking its 10th anniversary—and the 50th Earth Day—amid the COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Green Future Art and Environment Festival has moved online.
On this day in 1981, Myanmar dictator General Ne Win, once trained by Japanese military and intelligence operatives, left for his fourth and final visit to Japan.
On April 6, 1942, Chinese general Chiang Kai-shek met Allied generals Joseph Stilwelland Harold Alexander in Pyin Oo Lwin to discuss how to repel the Japanese from Burma.
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
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
Confessions of Two Military Men Illustrate the Myth of ‘One Voice’