David Scott Mathieson reviews Andrew Selth’s 2019 book ‘Secrets and Power in Myanmar: Intelligence and the Fall of General Khin Nyunt’.
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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.
A fictionalized account of the life of beauty queen-turned Karen rebel leader Louisa Benson has a message about the West’s bad conscience for Yangon’s peace industry.
On this day in 1989, the then-military government changed the names of 165 streets in Yangon, dropping their English colonial names in favor of Burmese language replacements.
“Tempo(rary)” is an exhibition by Myanmar artist Maung Day and Singaporean artist Marc Nair, featured at Singapore Festival 2020 and now on display at Rosewood Yangon.
Locals fear for the future of a dilapidated but storied manor in northern Shan State.
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
The Yangon Photo Festival awards have honored photographers who brought attention to the poor and forgotten across Myanmar.
At the Yangon Photo Festival, Hkun Li’s exhibition ‘The Price of Bananas’ chronicles the human and environmental cost of illegal banana plantations in Kachin State.
Showcasing work by photographers from Myanmar and beyond, the 12th Yangon Photo Festival addresses issues like environmental threats, peace-building and social justice.
Myanmar’s Green Future Art and Environment Festival Moves Online Amid COVID-19
Singaporean and Myanmar Artists Blend Photos and Poetry at ‘Tempo(rary)’
Yangon Photo Festival Awards Address Myanmar’s Pressing Issues
Photos Reveal Impact of Illegal Banana Plantations on Workers, Land in Myanmar’s Kachin State
A Burmese Dictator’s Final Visit to Japan
The Chinese Nationalist Party Leader's Short Visit to British Burma
When Yangon’s Avenues Traded Colonial English Names for Burmese
The Day the Thai Princess Visited Myanmar
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’
‘Have Fun in Burma’: A Fictional Exploration of Intercultural Misunderstanding