The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Better Burmese Healthcare: Art for a cause

Meet the team behind Better Burmese Healthcare, whose clinics provide valuable treatment to those in need as well as crucial training for doctors.

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Night and day at the museum

Were it not for a storm along the coast of Rakhine State, Daw Nu Mra Zan might never have found her calling as a museum director.

 

 

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In the spotlight: Hnin Ei Hlaing

Two documentaries by filmmaker Hnin Ei Hlaing, Potters’ Songs and Puppets Beyond Borders, have been selected to screen at major international festivals.

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Myanmar's master puppeter still pulling the strings

Every night, the 84-year-old Ma Ma Naing offers a glimpse into a centuries-old tradition of Buddhist storytelling in which past lives and deeds merge with the drama of the present at Mandalay Marionette Theatre.

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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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