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The Lady’s Painting Generates Auction Buzz

An enigma in pastel shades, the picture of a fish behind bars, at once poignant and pregnant with meaning, was painted by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi while under house arrest in 2009. It is now being auctioned to raise money for the non-profit Daw Khin Kyi Foundation. The charity was established in 2010 by Daw Aung […]

Four Ministries clarify undertakings in the first 100 days

Four ministries clarified their undertakings in the first 100 days of the new government to reporters in Nay Pyi Taw. The press conference was held at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Regarding the achievements of the Ministry of Information, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said the ministry conducted training and workshops for the […]

From ‘invisible’ to man in Myanmar spotlight

Tall, soft-spoken and almost self-effacing, Mr Htin Kyaw will on Wednesday be the focus of a handover ceremony in Naypyitaw. The next day, the 69-year-old will assume his duties as Myanmar’s first civilian president since 1962, and will preside over a fractious and volatile country in a still-fragile experiment with democracy. Pundits and the media […]

Aung San Suu Kyi to run Myanmar foreign ministry

Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party won historic elections in Myanmar, is to take a place in the new cabinet. Ms Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency herself and had been widely expected not to take a ministry. But her name was on a list of 18 submitted to parliament by President-elect Htin Kyaw. […]