U Win Tin: Insights from Myanmar’s Tiger in Chief

When I learned of death of Myanmar writer and activist U Win Tin, I decided to wear a blue shirt for the day. The gesture, however small, struck me as a fitting tribute to Myanmar’s longest-held political prisoner, a man who vowed to continue wearing his blue prison shirt until all prisoners of conscience in […]

Yangon car horn-free zone a failure says traffic police

The government’s “No Car Horn Zone” launched ten years ago in Yangon City has failed, according to traffic police. Yangon is Myanmar’s commercial hub has growing reputation for noise pollution where drivers over-rely on their car horns to push their way through heavy traffic. Six main townships in the city were firstly designated as no-horn […]