The Myanmar Times
Friday, 06 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Sex in the city

For Myanmar's some 70,000 sex workers every day on the job is a dangerous undertaking, from running afoul of the authorities to rising HIV exposure.

 

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The apprentice to Myanmar's master puppeteer

 

Since the age of two, Thet Paing Htwe Oo has been going to work with his father, the founder of the Htwe Oo marionette theatre.

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Exhibition captures Yangon’s vibrant past

The story of Yangon’s colourful history is told through a collection of rarely shown photographs, writes Charlotte Rose.

 

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New York exhibition to show Myanmar Buddhist art for first time

Mara’s Demons Ca. 1479 is one of the works on display at the Buddhist Art of Myanmar exhibition. Photo: Sean DunganMara’s Demons Ca. 1479 is one of the works on display at the Buddhist Art of Myanmar exhibition. Photo: Sean DunganOpening in New York City on February 10, the Asia Society Museum’s Buddhist Art of Myanmar will be the first exhibition of its kind to include loans from collections of Buddhist art in Myanmar.

 

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As they see it: Kids capture jetty life through photographs

Amid the hussle and bussle of Yangon’s Lanthit Jetty, a small girl adjusts the zoom on her camera.

 

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A window to the past

As you walk around the quiet shelves with Aung Myint Oo, custodian of Mandalay’s Ludu Library, he carefully pulls down a thick, aged volume with yellowed pages called The Pacification of Burma by Sir Charles Crosthwaite...

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Workplace reforms “A light at the end of the tunnel” say Myanmar’s disabled

Since graduating with a degree in Korean from Yangon’s University of Foreign Languages, Ma Aye Thinzar Maung has dreamt of becoming a university teacher.

 

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Domestic workers from Myanmar forced into modern slavery

Agencies continue to send domestic workers to Singapore for work despite a government ban

 

 

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Ethnic Akha ring in New Year at Kengtung festival

Douglas Long reports from the 2015 Akha New Year Festival, which drew ethnic Akha from near and afar.

 

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Myanmar film industry objects to new censorship rules

Film professionals are warning that new rules governing their industry could lead to a return to military-era censorship. 

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