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Finnish Ambassador talks education and Myanmar relations

Finland’s Ambassador to Myanmar Ms Riikka Laatu recently sat down with Mizzima TV editor Myo Thant to discuss Finland’s long-standing relationship with Myanmar and the recent upgrade of the embassy in 2017. Here is the full interview. How do you view the Finland and Myanmar relationship today? The relationship between Finland and Myanmar is good. […]

A bite of Yangon

From July 5 to July 19, the undergraduate team of the School of Journalism and Information Communication of Huazhong University of Science and Technology went to Mizzima, a famous media group in Myanmar, for a 15-day internship. During the internship period, 10 undergraduate students formed three teams to conduct research in different directions according to […]

Salary hike for all government employees to start from April

Ministry of Planning and Finance issued a notification dated April 29 which says salaries of all government employees including military personnel will be hiked in accordance with their time pay scale starting from April 30 payday. The notification signed by Union Minister of Planning and Finance Ministry Kyaw Win says, “The benefits under this notification […]

Non-Transparent Contracts in Yangon Region to Be Reviewed

Yangon Region Legislative Assembly legislator Kyaw Zeya from Dagon constituency told Mizzima that the assembly would review and point out the non-transparency of contracts given through nepotism by citing an Auditor-General’s Report for Yangon Region. “These agreements and contracts were made with companies. But these contracts and agreements are non-transparent and were signed without any […]

Three-Fourths of Old YBS Buses Will Be Replaced With New Ones Within Four Months

Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) Secretary Dr.Maung Aung told Mizzima that three fourths of all Yangon Bus System (YBS) city buses would be replaced by new ones within four months. “By the end of May this year, about three fourths of these YBS buses will be new buses though not yet all,” he said. Currently […]

Redrafting of Municipal Law Underway

Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe told Mizzima that they were redrafting the Municipal Law, which has weaknesses, with the assistance of Singaporean legal experts. “It is really shameful. This new Municipal Law is not as good and comprehensive as the law enacted in 1922,” he said, referring to the legislation brought in under British colonial […]

Myanmar media outlets enter new era

After more than a year of civilian rule in Myanmar, the country’s media has started to emerge from a climate of fear and suppression. But as the country’s media sector grows rapidly, there are still challenges facing the industry in this newly opened nation now embracing modern times. “[The] Press Freedom Index’s ranking said that […]

China’s Modern ‘Silk Road’ Plans Discussed at Yangon Meeting

​​ A recent briefing looking at China’s One Belt One Road strategy and Myanmar opportunities was held at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon. The Briefing was well attended, with over 100 attendees from companies representing countries such as Japan, Singapore, Australia, China, Malaysia and India. The briefing was arranged and coordinated in conjunction with the […]

YOMA leads the field in quality properties in Yangon

  Cyrus Pun is excited about the prospects for his company’s new real estate development in Yangon. As Head of Real Estate and Executive Director of YOMA Strategic Holdings Limited, Cyrus Pun says Myanmar’s real estate market is young. But judging by the quality of the property Lotus Hill that his company is rolling out, […]

Thailand reaffirms Dawei plans, but does Myanmar?

“The governments of Thailand and Myanmar reaffirmed that the Dawei megaproject will create thousands of jobs and improve the livelihoods of people along the border,” according to Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha. Prayuth was speaking at a joint press conference in Bangkok on Friday. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also addressed reporters, […]