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Oct 05, 2018
Kyaw Thu, Founder of FFSS, lodges solo protest
MEDIA
Kyaw Thu, Chairman of Free Funeral Service Society, staged a solo protest in support of giving back the nationalized land to the original owner who is alive on October 4. “I staged a solo protes...
Sep 24, 2018
DISCUSSION ON MAKING: EXPERTS MEET FOR MAKING GOOD MOVIE
MEDIA
A Panel Discussion on Making Good Movie took place at the Film Development Centre on Sunday. The discussion in Yangon focused on the pre-production process, the first and crucial stage in a movie/f...
Sep 22, 2018
FILM FESTIVAL: 17 EUROPEAN FILMS TO BE ON DISPLAY FROM 21-30 SEPTEMBER
MEDIA
The European Film Festival is back again in Yangon with its 27th edition. The festival was organized by the delegation of the European Union to Myanmar and the Goethe Institute Myanmar with the su...
Sep 14, 2018
Race to restore Myanmar’s film classics for a second screening
MEDIA
The restoration of a 1934 black-and-white action movie, famed for high-octane stunts including a hot-air balloon escape and a jungle shootout against teakwood thieves, has energised efforts to salvage...
Sep 14, 2018
Pageant queen Shwe Eain Si changes her mind to contest again in beauty contest
MEDIA
Pageant star Shwe Eain Si will reportedly contest again in the Miss Golden Land Myanmar (2018) by representing Myanmar as one of the 20 contestants from States-Regions. Her decision was an about-fa...
Aug 09, 2018
15TH ANNIVERSARY: GITAMEIT MUSIC INSTITUTE ORGANIZED A MUSIC CONCERT
MEDIA
Aiming to mark the 15th anniversary of Gitameit Music Institute, a Pwe Khinn Tha music concert was organized with the performances of students from the institute in Yangon, Sunday. Gitameit Music I...
Jul 11, 2018
QUIZ SHOW: QUIZS ON CHINESE TELEVISION SERIES BROADCASTED BY MRTV HELD
MEDIA
Quiz on Chinese television series broadcasted by MRTV in partnership with Guangxi People’s Broadcasting Station was held in Yangon on Friday. The quiz show is held in order to maintain the long l...
Jul 07, 2018
Film studio project in Nay Pyi Taw brings investment opportunities
MEDIA
UNION Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint has called for private businesses to consider investment opportunities in the film sector as the Union Government, ministries concerned and the Nay Py...
Jun 24, 2018
Thai Performance Troupe entertains at Mandalay National Theatre
MEDIA
THE Thailand Traditional Performance event, in commemoration of 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, was held on Saturday night at the National Theatre in Mandalay. Present at ...
Jun 11, 2018
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: PHILIPPINE BAYANIHAN DANCE PERFORMANCE
MEDIA
The 62-year old Philippine Bayanihan Dance came to Myanmar for the 1st time on Saturday night at National Theatre in Yangon. This is a celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippines Independ...
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Oct 20, 2018
Yoma Bank and MC Easy Microfinance sign two MMK 4 Billion Agreements
BUSINESS
Yoma Bank and MC Easy Microfinance company limited signed two funding agreements of total MMK 8 billion (MMK 4 billion each). The first agreement was successfully completed in September, according t...
Oct 19, 2018
Counting on coffee for a strong boost in growth
BUSINESS
The founder of the Genius Coffee business U Ngwe Tun feels there is good potential for the company’s products in local and foreign markets. While the business is focused on growing, processing an...
Oct 19, 2018
Condos Yet to be Sold to Foreigners Despite New Law
BUSINESS
Myanmar recently enacted a condominium law and bylaw that makes it legal for foreigners to purchase condominiums, but despite the new laws no condos have officially been sold to foreigners because a c...
Oct 18, 2018
Manufacturing sector attracts 60 foreign enterprises in past mini-budget period
BUSINESS
THE manufacturing sector absorbed foreign direct investments worth US$706.67 million in 60 projects in past mini-budget period from April to September, according to statistics provided by the Di...
Oct 17, 2018
Petroleum Traders Suggest Tax Changes to Bring Down Fuel Costs
BUSINESS
Local fuel prices have surged in recent months causing the Myanmar Petroleum Trade Association to urge the government to review its taxation system in order to stabilize local fuel prices. As the t...
Oct 16, 2018
Motorbike Sales Rise Due to Stronger Kyat Rate Against Chinese Yuan
BUSINESS
Due to the stronger Myanmar Kyat rate against the Chinese Yuan, the motorbike market in the city Lashio in Northern Shan State has become more active. Motorbikes are imported into the country from ...
Oct 16, 2018
Myanmar Outlines Challenges and Opportunities to Oxford Business Group
BUSINESS
Myanmar’s plans to bring the private sector on board for several infrastructure projects and implement measures to address the economic challenges they are currently facing were among the topics dis...
Oct 16, 2018
Suzuki launches new Swift, targets younger buyers
BUSINESS
Suzuki Myanmar Motor Company yesterday launched its latest generation Suzuki Swift in the country. The new Suzuki Swift is the Japanese car maker’s global flagship compact car and the third gener...
Oct 16, 2018
Rice export to China decreases due to wetness, arrests
BUSINESS
Rice export through Muse (105th Mile) border trade camp has decreased as only about two truckloads of rice go to China daily due to overabundant moisture as well as some arrests that were made in Chin...
Oct 13, 2018
Gold price rises above Ks1 million per tical in recent days
BUSINESS
THE domestic gold price climbed up above Ks1 million per tical (1.729 OZ) in recent days, which crashed the market, according to domestic gold market. The domestic gold price reached a high of ...
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Oct 20, 2018

Government “intentionally and recklessly” restricting freedom of expression: Athan
GENERAL
YANGON — Freedom of expression under the National League for Democracy-led government is worsening despite initial hopes of improvement, youth activist group Athan said Thursday, in a mid-term repor...
Oct 20, 2018

Chin State is not ‘stable and secure’
GENERAL
The UN refugee agency’s decision to revoke protection for Chin refugees is not informed by a sincere assessment of conditions for return in Chin State. ON JUNE 13, Chin refugees living in Malaysi...
Oct 20, 2018

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar
GENERAL
YANGON — Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the local fire service said. Global attention...
Oct 20, 2018

Canal pirates shot dead in police ambush
GENERAL
Police were ready and waiting when a river gang tried to rob cargo vessels for the third time in five days on the Twante Canal in September. A DRAMATIC encounter between police and a brazen pirate ...
Oct 20, 2018

Myanmar’s gas production dilemma
GENERAL
As the scramble for more power sources intensifies, focus has centered on tapping Myanmar’s gas fields to meet demand. But can the country afford its own gas? Myanmar is under pressure to double ...
Oct 19, 2018

President gives directive to Yangon Region Government regarding Eleven Media case
GENERAL
State Counsellor Office Director-General Zaw Htay said that the President had given a directive to Yangon Region government regarding the prosecution of Eleven Media journalists. Yangon Region go...
Oct 19, 2018

UN Security Council to meet over Myanmar report
GENERAL
The UN Security Council is scheduled to hear a briefing next week from the head of a UN fact-finding mission that has accused Myanmar's military of atrocities against Muslim Rohingya, diplomats said T...
Oct 18, 2018

UWSA expels more Catholics
GENERAL
A second group of Catholic clergy and laypeople have been expelled from Myanmar's northern Shan State by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), ucanews.com reported. Two Salesian priests, three nuns from...
Oct 18, 2018

Court examines prosecutor in Eleven Media journalists’ case
GENERAL
The Eleven Media journalists who are charged with section 505(b) of Penal Code (public mischief) were produced before the court for the first time on October 17 and the court reportedly examined the p...
Oct 18, 2018

Poachers sentenced to three years for killing elephant
GENERAL
Nine elephant poachers were sentenced to three years in jail on 16 October 2018 after being found guilty of killing a wild elephant at the Okkan Creek, Chaung Sauk village, Taikkyi Township, on 7 N...
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