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Feb 19, 2019
Line Walker-2 employs local talent as filming continues near Shwedagon Pagoda
MEDIA
CAST and crew of the Hong Kong film Line Walker-2 continued filming scenes of the action thriller at the eastern entrance of Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday. Young Myanmar actors involved in the film...
Feb 16, 2019
HK film to close off roads in already congested Yangon
MEDIA
Yangon city centre will be experiencing temporary road closures and diversions for a total of eight days due to filming of a Hong Kong-Chinese crime/action film, Line Walker-2, and drivers have be...
Feb 08, 2019
Kachin’s Beauty Queen Crowns Miss Ethnic Myanmar 2019
MEDIA
M Ja Seng, Kachin ethnic national beauty contestant, won a crown for Miss Ethnic Myanmar 2019 which was held here in Myanmar's Yangon late on Tuesday. A gold crown with eight gems was presented to ...
Jan 31, 2019
Miss Ethnic Myanmar pageant belies minorities' woes
MEDIA
A "Miss Ethnic Myanmar" beauty pageant and a campfire dance with a buffalo skull on Tuesday brought an end to a festival celebrating the country's ethnic minorities, even as the military remains locke...
Jan 29, 2019
Thai singers will perform in Myanmar music festival
MEDIA
YANGON- Two-day music festival involving with top vocalists from Thailand will be held at the Ahlodawpyae Monastery in Nay Pyi Taw during February. “We are going to held music festival in Ahloda...
Jan 26, 2019
Japanese Film Festival Coming to Myanmar
MEDIA
Japanese Film Festival 2019 is coming to Myanmar and will be showing in a theater near you, there will a variety of movies to view all with different genres. By showing subtitles in both Myanmar langu...
Jan 08, 2019
Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra and Japan Concert Come Together Twice in 2019
MEDIA
The Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra and Japan Concert will be performing together this year. If you are a classical music enthusiast or someone who wants to experience it for the first time, this ...
Jan 01, 2019
New Year Greetings from artists
MEDIA
NOW that the year 2018 has just come to an end and we are entering the New Year 2019. We have left the old year in the past. With the old year out and a new one in, we will have to move forward w...
Dec 26, 2018
Emerald Bay project to launch in 2019
MEDIA
THE Emerald Bay housing project, jointly conducted by a Singapore company and Tet Lann company in Yangon, will launch in 2019 on 70 acres in Thakayta Township, according to a statement release...
Dec 18, 2018
Myanmar Digital Rights Films Screening held for International Human Rights Day
MEDIA
Two short films on the theme of Burmese people’s rights online were screened on Sunday. More than 50 people participated in this event. The screening was also to commemorate the 70th anniversary ...
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Feb 22, 2019
Myanmar Trade Center to Open in Hainan in April
BUSINESS
The Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization under the Ministry of Commerce will open a Myanmar Trade Center in Hainan, China in April this year in order to boost Myanmar’s value-added products export t...
Feb 22, 2019
The teak kingpin and corruption in the timber trade
BUSINESS
YANGON — A Hong Kong man who became a shadowy teak kingpin and made millions of dollars from corrupt trade in the coveted timber paid for the overseas education of top officials in Myanmar’s rulin...
Feb 19, 2019
Gold continues upward trend on strong global cues
BUSINESS
WITH the increase in global gold prices, the price of domestic gold also rose and reached a new record of over K1,077,000 per tical on 18 February. “As a consequence of the rising global gold ...
Feb 19, 2019
Local fuel prices on the rise
BUSINESS
LOCAL fuel prices, which had been stable for a month, are on the rise in the market, according to taxi drivers. On 17 February, fuel prices stood at K700 per liter for Octane 92, K790 for Octane...
Feb 18, 2019
Myanmar SMEs aim to export value-added products to ROK
BUSINESS
MYANMAR’S small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are planning to ship value-added products to the Republic of Korea, said U Aung Kyi Soe, the general secretary of the Union of Myanmar Federation ...
Feb 13, 2019
Fullmoon of Tabodwe to be designated as Myanmar Thanakha Day
BUSINESS
MYANMAR Thanakha Planters, Producers and Exporters Association will designate the Fullmoon of Tabodwe (19 February, 2019) as the Myanmar Thanakha Day and will promote the traditional cosmetic p...
Feb 08, 2019
Fastest Growing Mobile Wallet in Myanmar Aims for 30 Million Customers
BUSINESS
KBZ Bank, Myanmar’s largest privately-owned bank, is celebrating a new milestone as KBZPay crosses the one millionth customer mark, placing itself as the fastest growing mobile wallet in Myanmar. Si...
Feb 07, 2019
TCEB and Bangkok Airways launch the ‘Fly and Meet Double Bonus - Redefined’ campaign to attract more corporate groups from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam
BUSINESS
Bangkok--With the number of MICE travellers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) growing 206% in 2018 and the opening of many new attractions, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (...
Feb 07, 2019
Sale of K500 lottery tickets will officially stop by end of April
BUSINESS
The sale of K500 lottery tickets will officially stop at the end of April and only the sale of K1000 lottery tickets will continue, said Deputy Director Ei Ei Khaing from Aungbarlay lottery departmen...
Jan 31, 2019
Sales of Pathein umbrellas up in NyaungU as tourist arrivals surge
BUSINESS
MOST tourists visiting the Baga- NyaungU area have been browsing through shops selling the Pathein Htee, or Myanmar traditional umbrella, in NyaungU Township of Mandalay Region. There are 220 vi...
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Feb 22, 2019

Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked
GENERAL
Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar's northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save their communities from a meth-induced health crisis sweeping the countr...
Feb 22, 2019

Third group of Myanmar refugees return home from Thailand with UNHCR support
GENERAL
This week more than 500 refugees in Thailand are expected to return to south-eastern Myanmar as part of a voluntary repatriation process led by the Royal Thai Government and the Government of the Uni...
Feb 22, 2019

Tatmadaw MPs join amenment talks
GENERAL
A Group of Tatmadaw (military) MPs on Thursday registered to participate in the joint committee set up to amend the controversial 2008 Constitution. “Our eight Tatmadaw MPs have registered t...
Feb 20, 2019

Myanmar to Build Charging Stations Across the Country
GENERAL
U Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister of the Ministry of Industry, said at the Pyithu Hluttaw session that it is planning to build 49 charging stations for electronic vehicles on the Yangon-Mandalay-Naypyi...
Feb 20, 2019

Rakhine State Parliament to discuss the proposal on more IDP assistance
GENERAL
Rakhine State Parliament yesterday decided to make continued discussion over the proposal urging the Rakhine State government to provide assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) displaced by...
Feb 20, 2019

Beware of Facebook, abuse of Section 66(d): digital forum
GENERAL
Myanmar needs to address the spread of fake news on social media by empowering local journalists, providing freer access to information, and pushing for more responsible and conscientious use of t...
Feb 20, 2019

Myanmar military denies AA accusation over civilian vehicles use
GENERAL
The Myanmar military on Tuesday denied an accusation by the Arakan Army that it has been using passenger buses and cars to transport its troops in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the two for...
Feb 20, 2019

Myanmar condemns terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir
GENERAL
Indian security personnel stand guard at the blast site in Lethpora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, some 25 kilometers south of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 15 February 20...
Feb 19, 2019

Hmawbi and Monywa hold support rally of amending 2008 Constitution
GENERAL
Locals came together in a rally to support amending of the 2008 National Constitution in Hmawbi Township, Yangon Region on February 17. About 200 participants of Hmawbi Township marched along from...
Feb 19, 2019

Mandalay labourers banned from staging protest
GENERAL
MANDALAY- Mandalay workers tried to stage a protest against dismissal of labour leaders but were banned from doing so as it was without permission, according to the sources. The protesters assembl...
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