The Speaker from the House of Representatives silenced fellow parliamentarians and hit her gavel, opening yet another important chapter in Myanmar’s democratic transition. But, as the smiles and high-fives suggested, this was not a typical sitting of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: it was a session of the country’s first model student parliament.
The launch on July 16 of Shin hnit Kyama (You and I), a new collection of poems by Mae Yway and Cho Pain Naung, was an exhilarating event, with a large local audience packed into The Rough Cut, a Sanchaung bar that has become one of Yangon’s homes for Myanmar poetry, photography and music
Ethnic Karen women are still subject to abuse and to feelings of insecurity, say human rights advocates. The Karen Human Rights Group yesterday officially released its report “Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s Testimonies from Southeast Myanmar” at a press conference at Summit Parkview Hotel, Yangon.
Ownership is sparse on details thus far but Rangoon Tea House is planning to open a dining area on the ground floor, below its current first-floor location on Pansodan Street, possibly in the next three months.