Burmese People

One night in Yangon

The Shwedagon Pagoda

As Myanmar opens its doors,Hazel Knowles finds the commercial capital, Yangon, is ready for business - well, almost. Pictures by Cedric Arnold.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 11:13pm

Journey of shelf discovery

U Hla Min Aung in his New Vision bookshop.

Heavily censored until August, books are now openly sold and enjoyed in Myanmar. Mary O'Shea gets the word on Yangon's streets. Pictures by Cedric Arnold.

14 Oct 2012 - 12:49am

Talking Points

Pussy Riot

Suu Kyi heads to the United States

15 Sep 2012 - 1:31am

Who said it?

[Hong Kong] media enjoy greater freedom than on the mainland, in Taiwan or in Singapore. They should defend it to the death

Taiwanese author Kenneth Pai Hsien-yung, at the Book Fair

We should respect the martyr leaders in order to increase the noble spirit of our country

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Burma: a Nation at the Crossroads

Burma: a Nation at the Crossroads by Benedict Rogers Rider In 2009, Swedish journalist Bertil Lintner noted that of the military regimes which had grabbed power around the world since 1962, only two remained: in Myanmar and Libya. Two years later, Libya's regime fell, and Myanmar's looked set for change.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Lawmakers report on Yuen Long's illegal park

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Hong Kong people never lost their fighting spirit

Donald Tsang on his last day in office reflecting on 45 years in public service

Bolt is a tough cookie and I think he will survive

Glen Mills, coach of Usain Bolt (pictured), after the fastest man in the world came second in the Jamaican Olympic trials

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

He's in a bad way. It's very sad. He's mostly just at home on his own ... He's shunned by everybody

An acquaintance of former I.M.F. chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, now separated from his wife

Referring to the country as Burma does not amount to disrespecting the constitution

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

I suppose I do have a stubborn streak in me

Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi

It's great that in a U2 crowd not everyone is a political science student

Bono, on his fans' unfamiliarity with Aung San Suu Kyi

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Aung San Suu Kyi in diplomatic role

Aung San Suu Kyi is famed internationally as a democracy icon and fighter for human rights. The Nobel Peace Prize she formally accepted in Norway on Friday drew international attention to her struggle against military dictatorship in Myanmar when the prize was conferred in 1991.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Suu Kyi heads for Europe to deliver 1991 Nobel speech

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Aung San Suu Kyi

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I wish the migrant workers from Burma good health and wealth, that they be free from danger and can come back home as soon as possible

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, speaking in Bangkok

The accused [is] responsible for aiding and abetting some of the most heinous crimes in history

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Suu Kyi's travels just another step

There would seem to be no better way of assessing the state of democratic reform in Myanmar than looking to Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the opposition National League for Democracy. No longer under house arrest, the democracy icon and 42 party colleagues hold seats in the nominally civilian parliament and now, for the first time in 24 years, she has left the country for an overseas trip.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Suu Kyi's jaunt is truly historic moment

For any outsiders still doubting the reality of reform in Myanmar - for decades one of the region's most isolated nations - Aung San Suu Kyi's flight this week from Yangon to Bangkok in neighbouring Thailand should be seen as a historic sign that significant change is indeed underway.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am