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Jun 19, 2017
Myanmar film ‘The Gatekeeper’ to premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest
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Myanmar short film “The Gatekeeper” has been selected to have its North American premiere at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, or ShortFest, later this month....
Jun 12, 2017
Arker Kyaw’s First Solo Exhibition: “Luckie and Me”
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When visual artist Arker Kyaw comes home from work, he usually sits for a few minutes in front of his aquarium, gazing at the movement of his pet, Asian Arowana fish, which he named Luckie. ...
Jun 12, 2017
One dead after brawl breaks out at Y-Zet gig
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What began as a fun night out with free music turned into a horrific tragedy for one teenager over the weekend. On Saturday night, hip-hop singer Y-Zet held a free concert in Mandalay that was, uns...
Jun 12, 2017
Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from human rights film fest
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Myanmar’s censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, a film festival organizer said Thursday, highlighting deep sensit...
Jun 10, 2017
Who you gonna call? Ghost Hunters
MEDIA
Imagine spending the early hours of the morning in a deserted Yangon colonial-era building or perhaps all alone in a local cemetery....
May 28, 2017
Screening of Film on Myanmar’s Jade Trade Cancelled
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A hotel in Myanmar abruptly cancelled a film screening by a non-government body, Global Witness, that is critical of the role of the military in the lucrative jade business and its im­pact on a diffi...
May 16, 2017
Thailand’s Nation TV to film Myanmar Puppetry
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Thailand’s 24-hour news television channel, Nation TV is set to film and broadcast a documentary on Myanmar’s Yoke the’ puppets, and will feature Htwe Oo Myanmar puppet group in Yangon....
May 14, 2017
Video-On-Demand Service Iflix Teams Up With Local Firm Red Dot
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Kuala Lumpur based video-on-demand service, iflix, is now available in Myanmar on month and year long con­tracts, after the company launched in partnership with local payment com­pany Red Dot....
Apr 07, 2017
New Rooftop Bar Offers Jazz Under the Stars
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Yangon's gorgeous, uncluttered skyline, decorated with the beautiful gold stupa of Shwedagon, has been gaining more and attention from the nightlife industry....
Apr 07, 2017
Eclipse Bar Hopes to Encourage Foreigners and Locals to Mix
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A rooftop bar overlooking Inya Lake has opened at the Myanmar Plaza shopping centre. The owners of Eclipse, who are Myanmar, Australian and Vietnamese, say they want to encourage more interaction betw...
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Jun 25, 2017
Used Mini-Truck Prices Surge After Government Announces Import Restrictions
BUSINESS
The price of used mi­ni-trucks - trucks weighing less than one tonne - surged last week after the govern­ment announced it would restrict importers to bringing in a maximum of one used truck per mon...
Jun 25, 2017
Thai Export Import Bank Opens Office in Yangon in Bid to Promote Trade, Investment
BUSINESS
The Export-Import Bank of Thai­land (EXIM)has launched a representative office in Yangon in a bid to promote trade and in­vestment between the two neighbours. EXIM's Yangon branch will be the fir...
Jun 25, 2017
Construction Milestone Sees High Rise Galaxy Towers Shift to Next Phase
BUSINESS
The fourth and final tower of up-scale high-rise apart­ment development Galaxy Towers in Yangon is now structurally complete, ac­cording to one the pro­ject's main backers Yoma Strategic. Now th...
Jun 25, 2017
Mandalay Night Market opens to massive crowds
BUSINESS
Mandalay will formally open the Yandanapon Night Market consisting three zones at the foot of Mandalay Hill in mid-July, according to a report yesterday in Mandalay Yandanapon newspaper....
Jun 23, 2017
MIC permits 66 foreign and 24 Myanmar citizen investment projects
BUSINESS
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) permitted 66 foreign investment and 24 Myanmar citizen investment projects as of mid June in the current fiscal year, according to Wednesday’s edition o...
Jun 23, 2017
China reopens Myanmar company bank accounts
BUSINESS
China reopened Myanmar company bank accounts yesterday which were frozen on 14 June as part of an ongoing gambling probe, according to the Ministry of Commerce....
Jun 23, 2017
Chin State gets priority for future business development
BUSINESS
The Ministry of Planning and Finance said yesterday that Chin State will be prioritised for help in its future business development....
Jun 22, 2017
New stamps as gold tax goes national
BUSINESS
COMMERCIAL tax stamps will be affixed to gold purchase receipts beginning in July to reflect a new levy imposed upon gold purchases this month, an Internal Revenue Department official told Myawa...
Jun 21, 2017
Yangon government to call for tenders to renovate abandoned amusement park
BUSINESS
The abandoned amusement park next to the Yangon Zoo might be getting a second lease on life, although that day is probably still a good while away. First opened in 1998, the park was shut down roug...
Jun 19, 2017
Gold to be allowed for export/ import
BUSINESS
A discussion is ongoing to delist gold from the list of restricted items for export and import, according to Sunday’s report of the Myawady Daily newspaper....
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Jun 23, 2017

Myanmar releases nearly 70 more child soldiers: UNICEF
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Myanmar’s military released 67 child soldiers on Friday, its first discharge this year as part of a slow process to end decades of forced recruitment of underage fighters that began under the former...
Jun 23, 2017

Ayeyarwady Region in first place when it comes to number of pending 66(D) lawsuits
GENERAL
Although it seems like the entire country is rampant with 66(D) lawsuits (and let’s be honest — it is), the honor of the highest number of currently active cases under Section 66(d) of the Telecom...
Jun 23, 2017

Myaungmya school investigated for homicide after fire kills student
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A boarding school in Myaungmya, Ayeyawady Region, is being investigated for homicide after student died as a result of injuries he sustained in a fire on campus....
Jun 23, 2017

With madrassas shut down and street gatherings banned, Muslims in Yangon search for somewhere to pray this Ramadan
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By Caroline Henshaw, Huddled under umbrellas to escape a thundering monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque for a small portion of rice and curry to break their Ramadan fa...
Jun 23, 2017

Father finds maggots inside slice of Seasons cheesecake
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While the FDA is trying to crack down on the use of formaldehyde in food sold in Yangon’s markets, they might also want to inspect the food being served to customers in the city’s cafés....
Jun 23, 2017

Woman held at knifepoint inside home, robbed of necklace worth K2.8 million
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A woman was robbed at knifepoint inside her house on Tuesday night while her husband and grandson were both home. The thief was scared off before he could take much, but he did get away with the victi...
Jun 23, 2017
Britain Queen’s birthday event in Nay Pyi Taw
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Local admirers of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday at the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening....
Jun 23, 2017

Cost of visiting Shwedagon for foreigners rises to Ks 10,000
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According to the board of trusteeship of the Shwedagon Pagoda, as of 1 December, the entrance fee for foreigners to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda will go up to Ks 10,000....
Jun 23, 2017

Hmaw Yaw Gyi elephants draw thousands of visitors
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Over 4,000 local and foreign visitors visited Hmaw Yaw Gyi elephant camp in Kyauktaga Township in Bago Region during the past 10 months....
Jun 22, 2017

Actor Kyaw Thu almost fully recovered from open heart surgery, wife confirms
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Two-time Myanmar Academy Award winning actor and director Kyaw Thu has made a near-full recovery after undergoing open heart surgery in Bangkok, his wife Myint Myint Khin Pe confirmed in a Facebook st...
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