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Jan 25, 2020
French team makes documentary about ‘Life of Ayarwaddy River’ in Mandalay
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CREW of Step by Step Production TV channel from France shot youths undergoing training at the ‘Bamathway Myanmar traditional lethwei club’ in Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay Region as we...

Jan 17, 2020
Singapore Festival 2020 is Back With a Palace Garden Party
MEDIA

Singapore Festival 2020, the fourth celebration of Singapore in Myanmar, will bring a glamorous garden party to the grounds of the Chin Tsong Palace on Feb. 1-2.

The two-day festival will...

Jan 09, 2020
Japanese Film Festival Expands to Myanmar’s Capital for 8th Edition
MEDIA

Since 2013, the Japanese Film Festival Myanmar has been held annually with the aim of enhancing cultural ties between the countries. The festival has been expanded to Naypyitaw and is screening i...

Dec 30, 2019
4th Myanmar Festival of Artists with Disabilities held
MEDIA

The 4th Myanmar Festival of Artists with Disabilities was held in Yangon late Saturday, with more efforts being called for to help persons with disabilities in the country, Xinhua reported.

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Dec 19, 2019
Film analysis programme for “The Tin Drum” to be held at FDC
MEDIA

A film analysis programme for the Plame D’or and Best Foreign Language Film awards winning film “The Tin Drum” by director Volker Schlondorff will be held at the movie theater, No.50, Go...

Dec 13, 2019
Japan’s NHK films in Inle area about kindness of locals to pets
MEDIA

JAPAN’S national broadcasting organization NHK filmed the nature of cats at the home of U Thar Phaw in Nantpam village of Inle Lake area in Nyaungshwe Township of southern Shan State yeste...

Dec 07, 2019
Myanmar film nets trophies at Asian Academy Creative Awards 2019
MEDIA

THE ASIAN Academy Creative Awards (AAA) 2019 was held at Singapore Victoria Theatre, Singapore, on 5 December evening.

During the Grand Award ceremony, the Best Children’s Programme ...

Nov 19, 2019
French star spurs on aspiring women actresses at Yangon film festival
MEDIA

YANGON — Award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert urged Myanmar women wanting to make it in the world of cinema to go for it, as she added star power to Yangon's MEMORY! film festival....

Nov 15, 2019
‘Mudra’s Calling’ features in prestigious China film festival
MEDIA

DIRECTOR Christina Kyi’s Mudra’s Calling has been selected by the China Film Association to be screened at the 28th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival from 19 to 23 November i...

Nov 13, 2019
Tokyo International Film Festival Reveals Diverse Lineup of Award Winners, Including Iranian Director Reza Jamali's "Old Men Never Die"
MEDIA

During the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 5, Director Reza Jamali won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Old...

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Mar 28, 2020
Myanmar relies on 90 per cent medical stuff import
BUSINESS
Yangon-Myanmar has to import as much as 90 per cent of medicines and medical equipment from other countries, said U Zaw Moe Khaing, Chair of Myanmar Pharmaceutical & Medical Equipment Entrepre...
Mar 26, 2020
Myanmar’s Central Bank Says Banking Will Continue Despite Coronavirus
BUSINESS
YANGON — Myanmar’s central bank has reassured citizens that banking services will not stop, including mobile banking and cash machines, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Central Bank o...
Mar 23, 2020
No significant impacts on green gram export market
BUSINESS
Yangon--Despite the temporary suspension of green gram exports to Covid-19-affected European countries, the export market has not seen big impacts yet, according to Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesam...
Mar 18, 2020
Central bank revokes Asia Yangon Bank’s license
BUSINESS
The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) revoked the license of Asia Yangon Bank Ltd on the evening of 16 March due to the breach of existing laws, according to the CBM’s statement on 16 March. ...
Mar 16, 2020
Over 10,000 workers jobless after factory closures in Yangon
BUSINESS
Yangon--The number of jobless workers has soared to over 10,000 after the closures of 27 factories in Yangon Region, according to the Department of Labour. There are 29 industrial zones in Yang...
Mar 14, 2020
Myanmar Central Bank Cuts Rates, Business Circle Says Move Falls Short
BUSINESS
YANGON—The Central Bank of Myanmar has announced a 0.5 percent reduction to interest rates, in what the bank says is a move to spur economic growth. But bankers and businesses have said that ...
Mar 10, 2020
Fish auction market to be established in Kawthoung
BUSINESS
As the existing fish auction markets in Taninthayi Region are not successful, a new fish auction market will be built in the town of Kawthoung, said Min Lwin, president of Kawthoung District Fishe...
Mar 05, 2020
11 Factories in Myanmar Close Due to Lack of Orders, Raw Materials
BUSINESS
YANGON – Thirteen factories in Yangon and Bago regions have closed or cut back staff in Myanmar since January due to factors like a lack of raw materials, no orders and no buyers, according t...
Feb 29, 2020
Sagaing produces over 3,000 tons of honey per year
BUSINESS
Honey production in Sagaing Region exceeds 3,000 tons per year, accounting for around 70 per cent of the total honey production in Myanmar, said head of Kalay Township Beekeeping Department U Kyaw...
Feb 28, 2020
Myanmar’s new barcode expected to help exporters
BUSINESS
Myanmar launched the GS1 Myanmar barcode, an internationally recognised standard that is expected to facilitate exports, at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFC...
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Apr 02, 2020

Workers from old MR building worksite protest; their demand partially met
GENERAL
Workers from a worksite in the compound of the old headquarters building of Myanma Railways in Yangon staged a protest demanding that their worksite be shut down for the month of April and be paid...
Apr 02, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Developments in Myanmar: April 2, 2020
GENERAL
Just over a week after Myanmar confirmed its first cases of COVID-19, nine health care workers who treated coronavirus patients are now being treated at hospitals as “people under investigati...
Apr 02, 2020

Authorities found a close contact with COVID-19 patient in Oakpho
GENERAL
Oakpho – Authorities found a 37-year old woman that have been in close contact with COVID-19 case No.8 in Oakpho Township, Thayawaddy district, Bago Region and kept in quarantine at hospital...
Mar 31, 2020

No lockdown to make in Shan State yet: official
GENERAL
No lockdown is made yet in Shan State and China restricted the entry in Chin Shwe Haw and Yan Lon Kyaing gates in China-Myanmar border said an official of the Shan State government on March 30. Ma...
Mar 31, 2020

Phyo Ko Ko Tint San given prison term of 30 years and seven months
GENERAL
Naypyitaw, Dekhina District Court sentenced Phyo Ko Ko Tint San to 30 years and seven months imprisonment in connection with case of his arrest at Naypyitaw airport with narcotic drugs and arms. ...
Mar 31, 2020

Myanmar reports first COVID-19 death: 69-year old cancer patient
GENERAL
A 69-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The patient died at 7:25 am, March 31, at Wai Bar Gyi Hospital in Yangon, according to the Medical Service Department, the Ministry of ...
Mar 31, 2020

YCDC orders to shift to takeaway system
GENERAL
Yangon-Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has ordered restaurants, tea shops and food shops to shift to a takeaway system as a measure to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. U Than, Joint-...
Mar 31, 2020

Four new COVID-19 cases bring total to 14
GENERAL
Yangon-Three French tourists and a Myanmar national who returned from Thailand, tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 14, according to a statement by the Ministry of ...
Mar 28, 2020

Market authorities spray with disinfectant to combat spread of COVID-19
GENERAL
Markets were sprayed with disinfectant as measures against the COVID-19 virus in Yankin Township, Yangon Region, yesterday evening. Moe Saydana Charity Association (Yangon), Sanpya Social Welfa...
Mar 28, 2020

Apartment Blocks Under Quarantine After Myanmar Finds Two More COVID-19 Cases
GENERAL
YANGON and MANDALAY — Apartment buildings where Myanmar’s latest COVID-19 patients lived are under quarantine after two men tested positive on Friday. The country’s health mini...
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Mar 21, 2020

All AFC Cup 2020 matches postponed
SPORT
The Asian Football Confederation has decided to postpone all the AFC Cup 2020 matches, which had been set to take place in March and April. The AFC said in a statement, following the imposition of...
Mar 13, 2020

General Aung San Shield 2020 to be held in April
SPORT
The General Aung San Shield tournament organised by the Myanmar Football Federation and Myanmar National League, will be held during the second week of April. The drawing ceremony for the matches...
Mar 06, 2020

Aung La N Sang to defend middleweight title against Vitaly Bigdash
SPORT
ONE Championship middleweight and light heavyweight champion Aung La N Sang will defend his middleweight title against former middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash at the ONE Championship ‘Inf...
Mar 03, 2020

Final contestants for SE Asian Championship to be selected in April
SPORT
The Myanmar Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation will make its final selection of contestants for the Southeast Asian Championship 2020 in April. The 17th Southeast Asian Championship will...
Feb 29, 2020

Airline sponsors Myanmar’s leading MMA fighters
SPORT
Myanmar Airways International has become the official airline partner for Myanmar MMA fighters who are participating under the One Championship. MAI announced the partnership with the largest glo...
Feb 27, 2020

Myanmar U19 team to face Kagoshima United U18 in Japan
SPORT
Myanmar’s national Under-19 team will face Japanese club Kagoshima United’s Under-18 team in the Jenesys 2019 tournament in Kagoshima, Japan today at 2pm. The Japan-Asean U19 football ...
Feb 24, 2020

Thet Htar Thuzar wins Uganda International Series 2020
SPORT
MYANMAR badminton icon Thet Htar Thuzar won the Uganda International Series 2020 with a 2-1 win over India’s Aakarshi Kashyap in the final match of the tourney held yesterday in Kampala, Ugan...
Feb 24, 2020

Tottenham Hotspur coaches teach football tactics to children in Yangon
SPORT
THREE Tottenham Hotspur coaches held a day-long training session on football skills and tactics for 240 children at a free camp organized by the AIA yesterday in Yangon. This was the second t...
Feb 22, 2020

FIFA ranking: Myanmar men’s football squad is fourth in ASEAN
SPORT
THE Myanmar men’s national football team is currently standing fourth in the ASEAN region and ranked 136th in the world with 1,081 points, according to FIFA rankings released in February. ...
Feb 18, 2020

Thet Htar Thuzar to enter Uganda International 2020
SPORT
Myanmar badminton star Thet Htar Thuzar will enter Uganda International Badminton Series 2020 to be held in Kampala on February 20-23. Thet Htar Thuzar aims to participate in 2020 Summer Olympi...
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