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Nov 06, 2017
Film portraying Myanmar family wins best Asian feature award
MEDIA
A film portraying the life of a Myanmar family has won the best Asian feature film award at the closing ceremony of 30th Tokyo International Film Award Festival on November 3. The director of the,...
Nov 05, 2017
Peace Music Festival starts 1st round of level 3
MEDIA
The first round of Level 3 of Peace Music Festival 2017 was held yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw’s Myanmar International Convention Center 2 (MICC-2). Attending the festival were U Aye Thar Aung, Dep...
Nov 01, 2017
Press show of “We Were Kings,” discovery of royal family of King Thibaw
MEDIA
Screening the documentary film, “We Were Kings,” the discovery of Myanmar’s lost royal family of King Thibaw’s as cast and press show and press conference was held at 2 pm yesterday at t...
Oct 30, 2017
Ten contestants advanced to level-3 peace music festival
MEDIA
The event 4 of the level-2 was held yesterday evening at Myanmar International Convention Center-2(MICC-2) in Nay Pyi Taw. Present at the event were Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint, ...
Oct 23, 2017
Four reach level-3 of Peace Music Festival
MEDIA
Two reached the level 3 of the peace music festival in Mandalay in which nine contestants took part in the second event of the level-2 yesterday. The event 1 and event 2 of the level 2 were held...
Oct 02, 2017
Myanmar beauty queen dethroned over graphic Rakhine
MEDIA
A Myanmar beauty queen has been disqualified from a major international pageant just days before she was scheduled to compete after she released a video statement that blames the ongoing crisis in Rak...
Oct 02, 2017
Peace music festival contest held in Hpa-An
MEDIA
Level-1 song contest of Peace music festival 2017 was held yesterday evening at Zwekabin Hall in Hpa-An Town, Kayin State. Present at the contest were State Hluttaw speaker U Saw Chit Khin, min...
Oct 02, 2017
Chinese Film Festival 2017 opens in Nay Pyi Taw
MEDIA
Chinese Film Festival 2017 opened at Aungthabyay cinema in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday where movies depicting the religion and culture of China were screened. “We can enjoy the beautiful natural sc...
Sep 19, 2017
Opening ceremony of Myanmar Democracy Festival contests for film, music, fine arts, concerts and anyeint held
MEDIA
A ceremony to open the Myanmar democracy festival contests for film, music, fine arts, concerts and anyeint was held at the National Theatre on Myoma Kyaung Street, Yangon at 6 pm yesterday. T...
Sep 17, 2017
Viet Nam, Myanmar show beauty in acrylic paintings
MEDIA
Twenty-nine paintings of Viet Nam and 23 of Myanmar showing the charm and beauty of both countries are displayed at National Theatre in Yangon. For the third time the Myanmar-Viet Nam art exhi...
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Nov 17, 2017
A year after night market opens, police still struggling to move vendors off the streets
BUSINESS
Yangon police and city administrators began forcibly moving street stalls from Shwebontha Road in Pabedan Township to the official night market on Strand Road on Wednesday. The move comes almost exact...
Nov 17, 2017
Underpricing worries farmers
BUSINESS
Sugarcane farmers say they are worried about millers trying to pay less than the pre-negotiated prices for their products. The farmers have asked MPs to intervene after rumours surfaced that some mil...
Nov 16, 2017
Massive Kachin jade stone valued at over K10 billion
BUSINESS
A 300-ton jade stone discovered over a year ago in Hpakant, Kachin State, has finally been valued at over K10 billion (US$7,320,000). The stone will be cut into several pieces before it is sold. It...
Nov 14, 2017
At least 20 illegal wildlife trade markets to be shut down in Golden Triangle region
BUSINESS
The government will shut down at least 20 illegal wildlife markets, shops and restaurants in Golden Triangle region by 2020 with the cooperation of the Wildlife conservation groups, according to...
Nov 14, 2017
Yangon taxis needed to register
BUSINESS
Yangon licensed taxis are needed to register as City Taxi by the end of December, said Dr. Maung Aung, the secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority. There are more than 60,000 Yangon licen...
Nov 13, 2017
Increased demand from China raises watermelon prices
BUSINESS
The combination of a high-quality watermelon crop and increased demand from China has raised prices for watermelons above those in October at the fruit wholesale market in Muse 105-mile trading camp. ...
Nov 11, 2017
Vehicle Registration Is Now Available Online
BUSINESS
Yangon — The Road Transport Ad­ministration De­partment (RTAD) has introduced an online en­rollment system for citi­zens to renew their vehi­cle registration. The new website is which is www. r...
Nov 11, 2017
Myanmar Ready To Meet International Gold Standards
BUSINESS
In an effort to modern­ize the gold trade, the Myanmar Gold En­trepreneurs Association (MGEA) will submit a proposal three ministries to change Myanmar’s traditional unit of meas­urement to inter...
Nov 10, 2017
Akio Fujimoto's "Passage of Life" Wins "The Spirit of Asia Award by The Japan Foundation Asia Center" at 30th Tokyo International Film Festival
BUSINESS
At the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Closing Ceremony on November 3, "Passage of Life," directed by Akio Fujimoto, won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia C...
Nov 09, 2017
Wheel Tax to Raise for Non-Yangon License Vehicles
BUSINESS
Wheel tax for ve­hicles not li­censed for Yan­gon, that run on public roads in Yangon is set to raise, U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region, said. This tax in­crease was discussed at ...
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Nov 17, 2017

Myanma Insurance pays Ks692 mln for fire at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
GENERAL
The State-owned Myanma Insurance gave compensation yesterday morning for the main building and the club area that were engulfed by the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel fire, which broke out in the early ...
Nov 17, 2017

Dry season is cancelled this weekend
GENERAL
Rainy season officially ended over a week ago, but tell that to the heavens. Rain is expected to fall over a large portion of Myanmar over the weekend, according to the Department of Meteorology an...
Nov 17, 2017

Gorgeous ‘Architectural Guide: Yangon’ goes online
GENERAL
The stunning and informative content of Architectural Guide: Yangon – once only available to people willing to pay €38 – is now available to anyone with a computer or a smartphone. The new websi...
Nov 16, 2017

Three bodies discovered, murder suspect arrested within hours
GENERAL
A murder suspect was arrested within three hours of the discovery of three bodies in Hlinethiri Housing Estate, Ward 9, Hline Township. On Wednesday evening, resident of Building 3 in Hlinethiri...
Nov 16, 2017

Multiple mine explosions on Yangon-Sittway Road
GENERAL
A series of landmine explosions on Yangon-Sittway Road in Rakhine State on Wednesday that were apparently targeting convoys of Tatmadaw vehicles resulted in an injury to a pedestrian and extensi...
Nov 16, 2017

NCA signatories hold meeting in Chiang Mai
GENERAL
The Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) formed by the eight ethnic armed groups that are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) held a meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on November 14 ...
Nov 16, 2017

Rain forecast for two days
GENERAL
Rain is forecast for the next two days, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. A depression in the Bay of Bengal would trigger thundershowers across the country, said Hla Htun, de...
Nov 16, 2017
Myanmar agrees with Bangladesh to combat terror groups
GENERAL
NAYPYITAW- Myanmar has agreed with Bangladesh to arrest fugitives who arrive on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border area and to combat ARSA and “other terrorists organisations”, said Police Brig-General...
Nov 15, 2017

Yangon airport awards K1 million to 5-millionth passenger of the year
GENERAL
One lucky traveler received a bundle of prizes yesterday after he learned he was the five-millionth person to travel through Yangon International Airport (YIA) this year. Wong Foo Cheong arrived in...
Nov 15, 2017

Secretariat Building to become ‘cultural complex’ by 2019
GENERAL
Myanmar’s most beautiful abandoned building is set to get a new lease on life. A team of international architects and conservationists has been commissioned to transform Yangon’s Secretariat Build...
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