Min Ye Kyaw

Min Ye Kyaw

Min Ye Kyaw is a four-year veteran of journalism in Myanmar. He covers everything from food, lifestyle and travel to subculture, crime and the internet

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How a Myanmar chef went from fine dining to street food vendor following coup, coronavirus pandemic

British-trained Myanmar chef Orng Joitamoi won Restaurant of the Year in Yangon and had big plans until he lost 80 per cent of his clients after the military coup.

British-trained Myanmar chef Orng Joitamoi won Restaurant of the Year in Yangon and had big plans until he lost 80 per cent of his clients after the military coup.

How a Myanmar chef went from fine dining to street food vendor following coup, coronavirus pandemic
27 Apr 2021 - 12:00PM
‘I still get nightmares’: Myanmar student protesters traumatised after beatings in prison

The junta has resorted to mass detentions and custodial violence to muzzle the student-led movement demanding a return to democracy.

The junta has resorted to mass detentions and custodial violence to muzzle the student-led movement demanding a return to democracy.

‘I still get nightmares’: Myanmar student protesters traumatised after beatings in prison
11 Apr 2021 - 5:28PM
‘They are shooting at our kids’ heads’: in Myanmar, a dead 17-year-old’s family mourns the loss of hope

Khant Nyar Hein, a medical student from an ethnic Chinese family, was killed by security forces at a protest – and his father is among those who want Beijing to take a stronger stance against the generals behind the February 1 coup.

Khant Nyar Hein, a medical student from an ethnic Chinese family, was killed by security forces at a protest – and his father is among those who want Beijing to take a stronger stance against the generals behind the February 1 coup.

‘They are shooting at our kids’ heads’: in Myanmar, a dead 17-year-old’s family mourns the loss of hope
19 Mar 2021 - 11:49PM
Why are Myanmar’s anti-coup protesters angry at China?

Many protesters believe China supports the Tatmadaw – despite Beijing’s denial – and are sceptical of Chinese investments in the country.

Many protesters believe China supports the Tatmadaw – despite Beijing’s denial – and are sceptical of Chinese investments in the country.

Why are Myanmar’s anti-coup protesters angry at China?
20 Mar 2021 - 12:19AM
Indonesia’s foreign minister cancels Myanmar visit amid outrage at purported Asean plan for new elections

Protesters rallied at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon to reject a purported Asean proposal for new polls with election monitors.

Protesters rallied at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon to reject a purported Asean proposal for new polls with election monitors.

Indonesia’s foreign minister cancels Myanmar visit amid outrage at purported Asean plan for new elections
24 Feb 2021 - 1:39PM
Myanmar’s Gen Z protesters defy powerful military with ‘innovative’ signs

The signs, written in English, poke fun at the fearsome military and are proof of a generational change since the Saffron Revolution.

The signs, written in English, poke fun at the fearsome military and are proof of a generational change since the Saffron Revolution.

Myanmar’s Gen Z protesters defy powerful military with ‘innovative’ signs
12 Feb 2021 - 3:43PM
Amid Myanmar’s #CivilDisobedience movement, the thunder of pots and pans fill the night

Days after a military coup, all seems normal in Yangon during the day, but residents are making their resistance against the military heard come nightfall.

Days after a military coup, all seems normal in Yangon during the day, but residents are making their resistance against the military heard come nightfall.

Amid Myanmar’s #CivilDisobedience movement, the thunder of pots and pans fill the night
11 Feb 2021 - 8:56PM