The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Suu Kyi urges artists to get political

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has called upon Myanmar's writers, poets, cartoonists and artists of all sorts to use their creative skills to inspire political dialogue.

 

 

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Low-fat cream: Slimming solutions spark debate

A number of women in Yangon are turning to specialist cream treatments in order to lose weight, despite it not being clear if these are effective or are possibly detrimental to health.

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A voice that demands to be heard

The Myanmar Times speaks with former political prisoner and prominent women’s rights activist Ma Zin Mar Aung about protest, prison and role models.

 

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Conflict takes centre stage in youth project

An allegory about conflict, the recently-staged Play with No Name was intended to reflect Myanmar's country’s current political and social situation.

 

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Myanmar artist’s recycled-waste works to be shown in London

Artist San Zaw Htway has been shortlisted for the 2014 Artraker Award honouring artists who endeavour to help end suffering and conflict. 

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Living Well in Myanmar: When children get too big

Childhood obesity is a public health epidemic that is well established in many Western countries and will likely be a threat to Myanmar in the coming years.

 

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Going fair, whatever the cost

The increasing availability of cheaper and more invasive treatments is fulfilling – and fuelling – desires for whiter skin. But are the side effects worth the risk?

 

 

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Drawn to Yangon

German artist Malte Jehmlich collaborates across cultures and mediums to help present a unique performance in Yangon.

 

 

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Troupe revives royal classic

After a 26-year hiatus, Partawmu – a play about Thibaw, the last king of Myanma – will be performed on August 30 and 31 at the National Theatre.

 

 

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Classic anti-romance of colonial Burma condemns good intentions

Ma Ma Lay’s 'Not Out of Hate' is a melancholy romance set in the pre-war years leading up to the Japanese occupation.

 

 

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