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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....
Apr 07, 2017
New Rooftop Bar Offers Jazz Under the Stars
MEDIA
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
MEDIA
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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Jul 25, 2017
Myanmar may finally adopt a standard measurement system
BUSINESS
Myanmar does not have an official measurement system. Government websites use either imperial or metric units, and sometimes both. In 2011 and 2013, the Ministry of Commerce announced that it was prep...
Jul 25, 2017
Public warned of fraudulent real estate deals
BUSINESS
An article in yesterday’s edition of City News warned against unscrupulous real estate agents attempting to sell fraudulent deals. The article warned against forged documents and recommended ...
Jul 25, 2017
10 SMEs in Mandalay win cash awards
BUSINESS
Ten small and medium enterprises in Mandalay won KBZ SME Awards, with total cash prizes worth Ks10 million each, according to a press statement issued by KBZ Ltd. yesterday. The awards were pres...
Jul 24, 2017
Fuel Importers Submit Proposal for Deep-Sea Port in Yangon
BUSINESS
Representatives of the oil and gas in­dustry have sub­mitted a business propos­al to the government to a build a deep-sea port near Yangon. “We are studying the potential logistics and feasibi...
Jul 24, 2017
Myanmar Imports Thai Shrimp as Local Breeders Struggle to Meet Demand
BUSINESS
Shrimp and prawn is being imported from Thailand as production from local shrimp breeders struggles to keep pace with domes­tic demand, U Kyaw Tun Myint, Chairman of the Myanmar Shrimp Asso­ciation,...
Jul 21, 2017
Chinese tax on Myanmar goods slows trade to a trickle in July
BUSINESS
To protect the local production of Chinese farmers, the China authorities increased its tax rate to 100 per cent for imported goods, prompting most merchants to halt trade in July. Main exports ...
Jul 21, 2017
IKBZ wins two Asian insurance awards
BUSINESS
THE Asian Banking and Finance, a Singapore-based organisation, awarded two Asian insurance awards to IKBZ Insurance Company at Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore recently. IKBZ won “The Best Genera...
Jul 20, 2017
Dollar exchange remains above Ks1,360
BUSINESS
A US dollar exchange rate remains above Ks1,360 in the domestic currency market despite a recent global decline of the dollar. The exchange rate on 19 April hovered between Ks1,361 and Ks1,363 ...
Jul 16, 2017
Demand for traditional bamboo fan declines during monsoon retreat
BUSINESS
Traditional bamboo fan makers in Mandalay Region have temporarily ceased production during Buddhist lent as domestic demand for the traditional products usually declines in this period. A few ...
Jul 14, 2017
Market City Yangon
BUSINESS
People dub Yangon “Economic Hub”, but in my eyes, I see Yangon as a market city. Most of the ground floors in the six downtown townships in Yangon are shops, and most of the houses on the ma...
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Jul 25, 2017

MPT users report sim card registration mix-ups
GENERAL
Months after the nationwide sim card registration deadline kerfuffle, several MPT users are now reporting that their sim cards were registered under other people’s National Registration Cards withou...
Jul 25, 2017

Two dead from H1N1
GENERAL
Two more people, one of them a 29-year-old pregnant woman, died after contracting H1N1 influenza in Yangon, on the day the government confirmed that more than a dozen people had contracted the v...
Jul 25, 2017

Swine flu infects 13 in Myanmar, govt says boy’s death not related
GENERAL
Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports announced yesterday that three people in Yangon and ten in Chin State have received treatment for H1N1, also known as swine flu. The infections in Chin Sta...
Jul 25, 2017

Private bus companies threaten to penalize YBS drivers and conductors who staged protest
GENERAL
Over 300 YBS bus drivers and conductors will be punished for staging a protest last week that employers say went against direct orders. On Thursday, around 300 YBS bus conductors — or ‘spares...
Jul 25, 2017

Four missing after boat carrying army officers capsizes
GENERAL
Officials are searching for five men, including four army officers, who went missing after a boat that they were in capsized in Rakhine State’s Pazun River, near Buthidaung Township. The boat was...
Jul 25, 2017

Pagoda breaks off and sinks into river due to heavy rainfall
GENERAL
Rising floodwaters have swallowed a Buddhist pagoda in central Myanmar and sent tens of thousands fleeing their homes, as the government warned of more heavy rains ahead. Dramatic footage circulati...
Jul 25, 2017

Three H1N1 cases confirmed in Yangon
GENERAL
Three patients are being treated at Yangon General Hospital for Seasonal Influenza A-H1N1 infections; two are in serious condition and one is recovering from flu-like symptoms. The seriously ill...
Jul 24, 2017

Coal Plan Sparks Ire as Myanmar Struggles to Keep Lights On
GENERAL
Opposition to a planned $3 billion coal-fired power plant in Kayin State is highlighting the chal­lenges facing Aung San Suu Kyi's government in crafting a coherent ener­gy policy in one of Asia's p...
Jul 24, 2017

KBZ gateway, AsiaSat extend partnership for high speed connectivity
GENERAL
ASIA Satellite Telecommunication Ltd and KBZ Gateway extended their partnership for the latter’s expanding VSAT broadband services to clients throughout the country, according to a press relea...
Jul 24, 2017

Swelling Mann Creek floods Auk Settawya
GENERAL
MANN Creek flooded due to heavy rains starting on 22 July and swelled high enough to submerge one of the two footprints of the Buddha at the Mann Settawya Pagoda, according to the pagoda board o...
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