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Jul 28, 2017
Myanmar Democracy Film Festival to feature five films
MEDIA
On the first day of the democracy film festival, 46 cinemas throughout Myanmar will show five films free of charge, accompanied by traditional anyenit (comedy) shows and dances, it was announced ...
Jul 26, 2017
Myanmar to compete in Miss Global World 2017
MEDIA
The Miss Global Myanmar Organisation announced yesterday that Myanmar will participate in the 5th Miss Global 2017 beauty pageant. In their press conference in Yangon’s Orchid Hotel yesterda...
Jun 19, 2017
Myanmar film ‘The Gatekeeper’ to premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest
MEDIA
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”
MEDIA
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
MEDIA
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
MEDIA
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
MEDIA
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
MEDIA
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
MEDIA
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....
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Aug 21, 2017
High global gold prices drive local price increases
BUSINESS
GOLD prices are increasing in Myanmar, reflecting global prices, according to gold market participants. On Saturday, the price of pure gold in Yangon was Ks916,000 per tical (or .578 ounce) comp...
Aug 21, 2017
Pearl Auction ends
BUSINESS
The Myanmar Pearl Auction ended yesterday after three days and selling nearly all available pearl lots on auction. Union Minister U Ohn Win made an appearance to thank the participants. The stat...
Aug 18, 2017
YCDC shuts down old Thiri Mingalar automobile market
BUSINESS
Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has shut down the old Thiri Mingalar automobile market because the building is now over 20 years old and poses a great danger to the public, officials sa...
Aug 16, 2017
Japanese company eyes Myanmar flower industry
BUSINESS
A Japanese company is investigating the potential of Myanmar flower exports to Japan, according to yesterday’s edition of the Myawady Daily newspaper. Francis Takuto Inchihara, a manager at Li...
Aug 14, 2017
Thanakha cultivators increase due to high demand
BUSINESS
The number of thanakha cultivators has increased in Sagaing Region as domestic and international demand has increased. Thanakha trees are mature after seven years and can be used to make a vari...
Aug 13, 2017
Silk weavers get regular domestic demand for luxurious silk clothes
BUSINESS
Silk weavers from Latpen Village, Sagaing Township, Sagaing Region, said that they are seeing stable domestic demand for silk garments throughout the year. The village produces valued- added si...
Aug 11, 2017
Local Company Sends Shan State Coffee to Denmark
BUSINESS
Local coffee producer Sithar Co., Ltd is sending their first bag of Shan State coffee to a Copenhagen company this month. Danish cafe The Nomad & The Bean is importing it's first 50 kilograms of Si...
Aug 11, 2017
Invitation for Tender Proposal for Bus-Fare Payment
BUSINESS
For introducing bus-fare payment through card system in Yangon Transportation Services, Yangon Region Cabinet invited tender proposals as the first phase on August 9, according to Dr Maung Aung, ...
Aug 11, 2017
Jewelers urge government to cut taxes for gemstones trade
BUSINESS
Jewelry dealers are urging the government to remove jade and other gemstones from Myanmar’s list of special commodities, according to a report of yesterday’s edition of Myawady Daily newspap...
Aug 09, 2017
Tamarind exports earn US$130,900 in one week
BUSINESS
Myanmar exported 440 tons of tamarind between 23 and 29 July, with an estimated value of US$130,920. This includes 224 tons of tamarind were exported to Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh...
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Aug 21, 2017

Bangladesh coastguards send back Rohingya boat carrying injured refugees
GENERAL
Bangladesh coastguards Saturday turned back a boat carrying 31 Rohingya Muslim refugees escaping renewed army activity in their neighboring Myanmar homeland, an official said....
Aug 21, 2017

Over 10,000 plants to be planted along road to Alaungtaw Kathapa Pagoda this month
GENERAL
LOCAL philanthropic organizations will plant over 10,000 plants along the Shwesapin Bridge Road located between Yinmabin Township and Pale Township, Sagaing Region in the last week of this month...
Aug 21, 2017

Indawgyi Lake hosts rare species of water bird
GENERAL
INDAWGYI LAKE of Kachin State in northern Myanmar is the country’s largest freshwater lake, the third largest in Southeast Asia and home to more than 160 birds species, including globally thr...
Aug 18, 2017

Myanmar’s 89 political prisoners are victims of ‘systematic persecution’
GENERAL
Myanmar prisons are holding 89 political prisoners as of the end of July, the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP) said in a report released on Wednesday. The group condemned the autho...
Aug 18, 2017

Did the Myanmar Times editor admit to producing propaganda?
GENERAL
Myanmar Times editor and executive director Kavi Chongkittavorn recently explained his job in a way that made it sound a little bit like he’s in the business of producing political propaganda. Here,...
Aug 18, 2017

270 pearl lots sold by open tender at auction (August-2017)
GENERAL
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win attended the Myanmar Pearl Auction organised by the Myanma Pearl Enterprise and the Ministry of Natural Resources an...
Aug 17, 2017

Yangon Water Bus boats arrive in Yangon from Australia
GENERAL
The first two vessels in the Yangon Water Bus fleet arrived from Australia yesterday at Yangon’s Nanthida Jetty, where they will undergo government inspections. “We’ve had an international se...
Aug 17, 2017

Rohingya rebels invite Rakhines to unite against ‘Bamar colonizing forces’
GENERAL
In a series of statements released this week, the Twitter account that claims to represent the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) called on the ethnic Rakhine community to resist the Myanmar gover...
Aug 17, 2017

U Aung Shwe laid to rest
GENERAL
The funeral ceremony for U Aung Shwe, the former chairman and co-founder of the National League for Democracy, was held at Yayway cemetery in North Okkalapa, Yangon yesterday....
Aug 16, 2017

Student activist accused of inciting unrest released on bail after getting attacked in jail
GENERAL
A student activist who was being detained for allegedly defaming the military and “inciting unrest” has been granted bail following a recent attack by another inmate. The defendant, Aung Htet, ...
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