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Dec 07, 2019
Myanmar film nets trophies at Asian Academy Creative Awards 2019
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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 Award went...
Nov 19, 2019
French star spurs on aspiring women actresses at Yangon film festival
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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. The G...
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 in ...
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 Men Never...
Nov 11, 2019
Yangon to Celebrate Sister City Event with Light Festival
MEDIA
Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and former capital, will celebrate a Yangon-Fukuoka sister city event with a light festival. The light festival will feature decorative lighting and Fukuoka’s foo...
Nov 07, 2019
Music App ‘Tay Than Thar’ Debuts
MEDIA
Myanmar telecom operator MPT, and East Boy Co., Ltd debuted music app Tay Than Thar, which will bring popular music songs to listeners. The app will offer exclusive songs, which are not available o...
Oct 30, 2019
Korea’s NALBAL takes documentary film in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory
MEDIA
FILM production NALBAL based in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, took a documentary film in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory from 26 to 28 October. The NALBAL shot the project of agricultural course an...
Oct 19, 2019
Artist Ko Maung Kyaw Than’s latest offering lights up KaLaSa Art Space
MEDIA
VETERAN artist Ko Maung Kyaw Than launched his 8th solo show featuring a collection of over 30 landscape paintings from the regions and states today at the KaLaSa Art Space in downtown Yangon....
Oct 19, 2019
‘The Only Mom’ wins six Asian Academy Creative Awards
MEDIA
LAIK Pyar San Eain, also known as ‘The Only Mom’, won 6 out of 10 category awards for Myanmar at the ASIAN Academy Creative Awards 2019 held in Singapore. Produced by Brave Empire Entertain...
Oct 19, 2019
Finland tour film crew documents Myanmar cotton industry
MEDIA
THE Alternative Tourist documentary team from Warner Bros, Finland, filmed various locations in Mandalay yesterday including weaving houses applying natural dye to fabrics, construction of hand ...
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Dec 10, 2019
Onion tears
BUSINESS
While the Union finance minister has said that she does not eat much onion, the chief minister of this state has spied a sinister hand in the dearth of tasty tear jerker. A century is a landmark i...
Nov 26, 2019
Average inflation rate continues to rise
BUSINESS
The average inflation rate increased by over six to eight per cent for 12 consecutive months in 2018-19 fiscal year, according to figures from the Ministry of Planning and Finance. The average in...
Nov 25, 2019
FDI at production sector exceeds $ 11.5 bln
BUSINESS
Over 30 years, the inflow of foreign investments into the production sector has exceeded 11.5 billion US dollars. Myanmar has reformed its policies in order to attract more new foreign investments, a...
Nov 23, 2019
SME Bank to Provide Unsecured Loans to SMEs
BUSINESS
Myo Sandar/Myanmar Business TodayIn a move to assist SMEs and contribute to the country’ economic development, the SME Development Bank is set to offer cash flow budget (CFB) loans requiring no coll...
Nov 23, 2019
Rakhine’s first coconut processing factory to open in Manaung
BUSINESS
The first coconut processing factory, to produce six kinds of finished products, for Rakhine State will be opened in Manaung soon. “It will be a good opportunity for Manaung as it can create abo...
Nov 20, 2019
Lottery ticket price increases due to other expenses: sale agents
BUSINESS
Lottery tickets prices are increased due to other expenses, according to lottery ticket sale agents. “We bought them from big lottery shops with the price of Ks1,097 per ticket. But we have to m...
Nov 20, 2019
Nay Pyi Taw authority to sell cheap land to boost population
BUSINESS
YANGON — Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee says it will sell nearly 200 empty plots in Nay Pyi Taw to the public at a reduced price in an effort to encourage people to live in the country’s capita...
Nov 18, 2019
Indian onion export ban good news for Myanmar
BUSINESS
In the wake of the overheated onion market triggered by an Indian export ban, the import of onion from Myanmar has risen significantly with 11,732 tonnes entering the country through Teknaf in Novembe...
Nov 18, 2019
Trade routes in Shan cut off again by clashes
BUSINESS
Recent clashes near trade routes in northern Shan State have brought land transportation to a halt, truck drivers have told Myanmar Times. Attacks by Ta’ang National Liberation Army near Kutkai a...
Nov 15, 2019
Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar's Rakhine
BUSINESS
Aung Gyi is forced to fish covertly under the shroud of night in western Myanmar waters as China bids to transform the strategically key region into a shipping and industrial hub, squeezing out local...
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Dec 12, 2019

Mytel Teams Up with Mobile Legends Developer
GENERAL
Myanmar telecom operator Mytel announced its partnership with mobile game developer Shanghai Moonton Technology at the recent “Road To Legends: Forging A Powerful Connection” event. Mytel will ser...
Dec 12, 2019

Local non-profit to offer drug counselling online
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A Local non-governmental organisation (NGO) will offer online counselling for drug addicts in seven townships, the group said. The Substance Abuse Research Association said it will test the pro...
Dec 12, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi claims no genocidal intent in campaign against Rohingya Muslims
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Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi took the stand in the UN’s top court today to say there was no proof of "genocidal intent" behind her country's military campaign against Rohingya Muslims ...
Dec 12, 2019

95 Rohingya in Myanmar face jail as Hague hears 'genocide' case
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PATHEIN — Nearly 100 Rohingya appeared in a Myanmar court Wednesday after being arrested for trying to flee persecution, their lawyer said, as State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the UN'...
Dec 12, 2019

Rare earth illegally dug in Panwar: Kachin Mining department
GENERAL
MYITKYINA- The Mining Department of Kachin State released documents which showed some companies digging for rare earth in Panwar region, Myitgyina District, Kachin State. The documents also showed...
Dec 11, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi heads to Hague court for genocide showdown
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THE HAGUE — Nobel peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is set Tuesday to personally defend Myanmar in The Hague against accusations of genocide, in a remarkable fall from grace for the woman once hai...
Dec 11, 2019

ICJ hearing begins with Gambia putting its case against Myanmar
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The UN’s top court has begun a hearing into Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis with Gambia in the opening session calling on Myanmar to "stop this genocide" of the Rohingya Muslim minority, with Myanmar St...
Dec 11, 2019

United States tightens sanctions on Myanmar army chief
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WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday stiffened sanctions against Myanmar's army chief over the mass killings of Rohingya, as his country defended itself against genocide charges before the top ...
Dec 11, 2019

Nationwide demonstrations show support for Myanmar State Counsellor
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Hundreds of thousands people yesterday gathered in the cities across the country, to show their support for Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who led Myanmar team to defend the case filed ...
Dec 10, 2019

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi arrives at UN court for genocide hearing: AFP
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Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the UN's top court on Tuesday to personally defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide against Rohingya Muslims....
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