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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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Feb 26, 2020
Chicken prices causing difficulties for local breeders
BUSINESS
Low prices are causing problems for small- and medium-size poultry farms in Myanmar, industry officials say. The entry of foreign companies into the domestic poultry breeding industry is causing...
Feb 26, 2020
Entrepreneurs call for removal of crab fishing ban due to COVID-19
BUSINESS
Crab entrepreneurs in Labutta Township have called on the government to lift a ban on crab fishing in March as China has suspended crab imports from Myanmar for nearly two years due to the outbrea...
Feb 19, 2020
Myanmar Postpones Gem Emporium Amid Coronavirus Scare
BUSINESS
Naypyitaw – Myanmar has postponed the 57th jade and gems emporium due to be held in Naypyitaw in March because of the coronavirus outbreak. “As most of the regular buyers are from ma...
Feb 08, 2020
Thousands of workers left jobless after the suspension of crab exports to China
BUSINESS
Thousands of workers from crab wholesale centers from Labutta Township are now out of their jobs after China suspended its crab imports from Myanmar due to the spread of novel coronavirus in China...
Feb 06, 2020
YUPT will satisfy shareholder demands: YRTA joint-secretary
BUSINESS
Yangon Urban Public Transportation Company (YUPT) is planning to fulfill the demand of shareholders in accordance with the company’s financial rules, said U Hla Aung, the joint-secretary of ...
Feb 04, 2020
Myanmar’s First Livestock Expo to Be Held in May
BUSINESS
Myanmar Livestock Expo 2020, the first event of its kind in the country, will be held May 14-16 at Yangon Convention Center. The expo will feature products and technologies for livestock breedi...
Jan 16, 2020
Mandalay authorities to take action against illegal gold miners
BUSINESS
Mandalay Region Water Resources and Rivers Development Department chief Kyaw Myint Than told Mizzima that they are planning to take legal action against illegal gold miners working the Ayeyarwady Ri...
Jan 13, 2020
Myanmar govt to increase licence fees of employment agencies
BUSINESS
The government is discussing an increase in licence fees paid by employment agencies sending workers to Thailand, a senior labour official said. U Win Shein, director general of the Department of ...
Jan 09, 2020
Western Union cuts ties with Myawaddy Bank
BUSINESS
Western Union has terminated its contract with the Tatmadaw-owned Myawaddy Bank, becoming the latest foreign company to disassociate itself from military-associated companies. Western Union, which...
Jan 07, 2020
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Back for a Second Year
BUSINESS
The major “Big Bad Wolf” book sale will be back in Yangon for a second time with more genres on offer from Jan. 10 to 20 at the Myanmar Expo Hall at Fortune Plaza in Thaketa Township. ...
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Feb 26, 2020

Authorities arrest students over Rakhine internet shutdown protest
GENERAL
Authorities in Myanmar have charged nine students with violating the country’s Peaceful Assembly Law after they staged a protest Sunday against the government’s suspension of internet ...
Feb 26, 2020

International tea symposium held in Mandalay
GENERAL
The first international tea symposium was held at the Convocation Hall of Mandalay University in Mandalay Region on February 24. The event was organized by Mandalay University and Myanmar Tea ...
Feb 26, 2020

Switzerland Agrees to Resettle Wife, Children of Myanmar’s Rakhine Rebel Leader
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Switzerland has agreed to resettle the wife and two children of the Rakhine rebel leader Major General Tun Myat Naing, whose Arakan Army is actively fighting the Myanmar military, after they were d...
Feb 25, 2020

Rare hornbill finds refuge at Yangon zoo
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Conservationists rescued a rare hornbill that had been roaming listlessly through Yangon for several days and provided the bird a home at the Yangon Zoological Gardens. The female bird, considered...
Feb 25, 2020

Myanmar Court Issues Arrest Warrant for US Citizen in Alleged Marijuana Farming Case
GENERAL
MANDALAY—The Myingyan District Court in Mandalay Region has issued an arrest warrant for a US citizen who went missing amid charges over his alleged operation of a marijuana plantation. Jo...
Feb 25, 2020

Myanmar youth who evaded screening at Yangon airport after return from S Korea does not have virus
GENERAL
Deputy Director of Central Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Khin Khin Gyi, said that they sent a Korea returnee Myanmar national passenger, who took the airport-Sule shuttle bus at Yangon airport after arriva...
Feb 25, 2020

Myanmar Police Probe Boss over Child Employee Burns
GENERAL
Pathein, Ayeyarwady Region — A children’s rights activist has filed a lawsuit against a restaurant owner who allegedly set a child employee on fire at her business in Labutta Township, ...
Feb 25, 2020

Vessels run aground near Kani in Chindwin River
GENERAL
Some vessels have run aground near Kani, Yinmarbin district, Sagaing Region in Chindwin River due to shallow water, said MP Tun Tun Win of No.2 Kani Constituency. There are more than 30 vessels ru...
Feb 24, 2020

University students protest against situations in Rakhine
GENERAL
Around 100 university students staged a march in protest against the situations in Rakhine State including the shelling on the post-primary school, in Yangon on the evening of 23 February. Uni...
Feb 24, 2020

WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IN ETHNIC STATES Mongla the gravity center in the Golden Triangle
GENERAL
f we are looking to find the culprits behind Myanmar’s wildlife trafficking trade, then we would do well to zero in on certain areas in the country’s ethnic states. Today, people ar...
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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...
Feb 14, 2020

Aung La Nsang rubbishes next opponent’s prediction
SPORT
Myanmar fighter Aung La Nsang now knows who will be his next opponent. At the ONE: Warrior’s Code event this past weekend, Reinier de Ridder and Leandro Ataides competed in the co-main even...
Feb 12, 2020

Peace cycling event to mark 73rd Union Day kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw
SPORT
A peace cycling event to mark 73rd Union Day kicked off at the Gate 1 of Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw at 6 am yesterday. The event was jointly organized by Sports and Physical Educat...
Feb 06, 2020

Thet Htar Thu Zar to compete seven events to qualify for 2020 Olympics
SPORT
MYANMAR badminton player Thet Htar Thu Zar will compete seven international events in 50 days to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. She will compete in the first two events in Uganda and Kenya this...
Feb 06, 2020

World Lethwei Championship to be held in Cambodia for first time
SPORT
The World Lethwei Championship will be held in Phnom Penh on April 3 as Cambodia hosts the tournament for the first time. The championship organised by the World Lethwei Championship organisation ...
Feb 03, 2020

Tuhtaboyev becomes middleweight world champion after beating Too Too
SPORT
Uzbekistan Naimjon Tuhtaboyev became the middleweight world champion of the World Lethwei Championship after overcoming defending champion Too Too of Myanmar in Yangon on Friday. The BattleBones L...
Feb 01, 2020

Too Too to fight Uzbekistan’s Tuhtaboyev on Friday
SPORT
Myanmar’s Too Too says he is ready for the fight with his opponent from Uzbekistan at the Battle Bones Lethwei event on Friday. The BattleBones Lethwei fight is organised by the World Lethwe...
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