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May 26, 2020
Online Film Festival Spotlights Mental Health Effects of Isolation Amid COVID-19 in Myanmar
MEDIA

The ongoing Snack Film Festival, an online event organized by LOKA Media, 3-ACT and Counseling Corner, was launched on May 18 with an invitation to all aspiring filmmakers to participate in its c...

Apr 20, 2020
Hip-hop singer J-Me and family members send to quarantine center
MEDIA

Hip-hop singer J-Me and his two family members are sent to quarantine center as the singer had close contact with Rock singer Myo Gyi, who is a COVID-19 patient, sources said.

The author...

Jan 25, 2020
French team makes documentary about ‘Life of Ayarwaddy River’ in Mandalay
MEDIA

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....

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May 29, 2020
Drumstick growers happy with demand from foreign markets
BUSINESS
“UNDER the arrangement of the Ministry of Commerce, we have visited Viet Nam and China. The moringa is used to treat a host of ailments such as anaemia, arthritis and other joint pains, diabe...
May 14, 2020
Ygn Gov’t strives to implement industrial zones in outskirts
BUSINESS
YANGON-As there are 12 Townships situated in municipal outskirts in Yangon Region, plans are underway to establish industrial zones in 11 Township except Coco Island, says Yangon Region Chief Mini...
May 14, 2020
CB Bank won three prestigious awards from Asiamoney for 2020
BUSINESS
CB Bank continues to garner more awards for its achievements in delivering financial services since 1992, as Asiamoney, the international finance magazine, named the bank (1) Best Digital Bank 2020,...
May 07, 2020
Myanmar negotiates for funds to rescue embattled economy
BUSINESS
The government is negotiating for foreign aid and assistance from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it implement a stimulus plan aimed at providing...
Apr 30, 2020
More than 1,800 Yangon Factories to Reopen After Passing Myanmar’s COVID-19 Tests
BUSINESS
Yangon – More than 1,800 factories in Yangon have been permitted to resume their operations after complying with official COVID-19 preventative measures, said Yangon Region’s Ministry for Immig...
Apr 30, 2020
Fish market demand decline during COVID-19 period
BUSINESS
The drop in demand of the local fish market has worsened during COVID-19 period according to the general secretary Win Kyaing of Myanmar Fisheries Federation on April 27. In the fishing sector,...
Apr 25, 2020
Yuzana Plaza plans to reopen after April 30
BUSINESS
Yuzana Plaza will be reopened after April 30 although it was initially planned to be reopened on April 24, said MP Hla Htay of No.1 Mingala Taungnyunt Constituency. The decision is made after a...
Apr 20, 2020
Vatel Thailand's BBA Provides Strong Footing For Hotel Managers and Entrepreneurs Alike, Dean says
BUSINESS
Whether planning a career in international hotel and tourism management or setting up a boutique hotel, restaurant or cafe, a course providing the right balance between theory and hands-on experien...
Apr 20, 2020
Factories in Bago region to close until end-April
BUSINESS
Bago Region Industrial Zone Management Committee released a statement that the factories in the region will suspend its operation until 30 April in the awake of COVID-19, state media reported. ...
Apr 08, 2020
COVID-19 hinders mangoes market near Myanmar -China border
BUSINESS
“We have begun to export mangoes to China again but the Chinese government announced people will not be allowed entering their country. So, we could not sell mangoes in Muse. We are forced to s...
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Jun 05, 2020

Myanmar Election Will Happen on Schedule, Says Commission
GENERAL
MANDALAY—Following worries that Myanmar’s general election will be delayed due to COVID-19, the Union Election Commission (UEC) announced on Thursday that the election will be held in N...
Jun 05, 2020

257 Civilians killed in Rakhine fighting from 2018 to May 2020: RFA
GENERAL
Fighting in Rakhine state between government forces and the ethnic Arakan Army has killed 257 civilians and injured 570 others during the period from December 2018 to May of this year, according to ...
Jun 05, 2020

Soldiers and Civilian Die in Western Myanmar Booby Trap
GENERAL
Naypyitaw — A civilian and an unknown number of soldiers were killed and injured when the Arakan Army (AA) attacked by using remotely detonated mines to target a patrol outside Ponnagyun Town...
Jun 05, 2020

Refugees running scared from coronvirus tests
GENERAL
Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Th...
Jun 05, 2020

Rohingya Man Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Returning to Myanmar Illegally From Bangladesh
GENERAL
SITTWE, Rakhine State—A Rohingya man who returned illegally from Bangladesh to Myanmar’s Rakhine State has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to local authorities. He was...
Jun 04, 2020

Mandalay Chief Minister in Quarantine in Myanmar After Cancer Treatment in Thailand
GENERAL
MANDALAY—Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung has returned from Bangkok after receiving cancer treatment and will resume his duties after spending 21 days in quarantine in line ...
Jun 04, 2020

Case-231 COVID patient is a health staff from Monepaw: MOHS
GENERAL
The new COVID-19 confirmed patient case-231 is a 30-year-old healthcare staff from Monepaw station hospital in Muse Township, Shan State and she was found infected with the virus while healthcare ...
Jun 04, 2020

Myanmar Public Health Officer in Chinese Border Town Tests COVID-19 Positive
GENERAL
YANGON—A Myanmar government public health officer in the town of Muse on the Chinese border in northern Shan State tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry. ...
Jun 04, 2020

Corn fields in Naga Self-administrative region destroyed by insects
GENERAL
Corn fields in Donhee Township in Naga self-administrative region, Sagaing Region, were destroyed by insects and it may cause food shortages in coming year according to regional MP Sein Maung. ...
Jun 03, 2020

Displaced Children in Western Myanmar Unable to Attend Reopening Schools
GENERAL
Yangon — More than 2,000 children from displaced families in Chin State’s Paletwa Township will have difficulty going to school when public schools reopen in July, according to Chin Sta...
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May 02, 2020

Fighting to stay fit during lockdown
SPORT
All sports events in the country have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many athletes have had their training and competition schedules thrown into disarray. Some continue to train...
Mar 21, 2020

All AFC Cup 2020 matches postponed
SPORT
The Asian Football Confederation has decided to postpone all the AFC Cup 2020 matches, which had been set to take place in March and April. The AFC said in a statement, following the imposition of...
Mar 13, 2020

General Aung San Shield 2020 to be held in April
SPORT
The General Aung San Shield tournament organised by the Myanmar Football Federation and Myanmar National League, will be held during the second week of April. The drawing ceremony for the matches...
Mar 06, 2020

Aung La N Sang to defend middleweight title against Vitaly Bigdash
SPORT
ONE Championship middleweight and light heavyweight champion Aung La N Sang will defend his middleweight title against former middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash at the ONE Championship ‘Inf...
Mar 03, 2020

Final contestants for SE Asian Championship to be selected in April
SPORT
The Myanmar Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation will make its final selection of contestants for the Southeast Asian Championship 2020 in April. The 17th Southeast Asian Championship will...
Feb 29, 2020

Airline sponsors Myanmar’s leading MMA fighters
SPORT
Myanmar Airways International has become the official airline partner for Myanmar MMA fighters who are participating under the One Championship. MAI announced the partnership with the largest glo...
Feb 27, 2020

Myanmar U19 team to face Kagoshima United U18 in Japan
SPORT
Myanmar’s national Under-19 team will face Japanese club Kagoshima United’s Under-18 team in the Jenesys 2019 tournament in Kagoshima, Japan today at 2pm. The Japan-Asean U19 football ...
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. ...
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