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Jan 17, 2020
Singapore Festival 2020 is Back With a Palace Garden Party
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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 feature c...
Jan 09, 2020
Japanese Film Festival Expands to Myanmar’s Capital for 8th Edition
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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 in mor...
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. Myanma...
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, Golde...
Dec 13, 2019
Japan’s NHK films in Inle area about kindness of locals to pets
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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 yesterda...
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"
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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...
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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 Riv...
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 ...
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, wh...
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. More than...
Dec 22, 2019
Central bank to circulate ‘Bogyoke Aung San’ 1000-Kyat note
BUSINESS
The Central Bank of Myanmar will circulate 1000-Kyat currency notes starting 4 January next year, according to the State-owned Myanmar Radio and Television. The CBM is working to issue new curren...
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...
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Jan 22, 2020

Shoe Shop faces lawsuit for starting Sky Walk fire in Mandalay
GENERAL
Following investigation into the Sky Walk Shopping Mall fire in Mandalay, the lawsuit has been shifted to a shoe shop instead of Giordano Store, according to police sources. According to initial i...
Jan 22, 2020

Help provided for those who escaping fighting between Myanmar and Mon Troops
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After armed clashes between Myanmar and Mon armies near Ban Bo Yipoon, Nong Lu Sub – district, Sangkhlaburi District of Kanchanaburi Province, on November 27, 2019, the Relief and Community Health B...
Jan 22, 2020

AA releases NLD MP after over two months in detention
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The Arakan Army (AA), an insurgent terror group, yesterday released Upper House MP U Hawi Tin from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) after over two months in detention, according to the ...
Jan 22, 2020

A passenger bus plunges into a ravine killing four
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A passenger bus from Yangon-Kyaukphyu bus line is plunged into a ravine in Ramree Township killing four and injuring five, sources said. The injured people are sent to the hospital....
Jan 20, 2020

No ‘Genocidal Intent’ in Security Operations in Rakhine State, Myanmar Commission Says
GENERAL
YANGON—A Myanmar government commission set up to investigate alleged human rights violations in Rakhine State said killings and displacement of Rohingya Muslims during security forces’ clearance o...
Jan 20, 2020

Thousands of Myanmar Workers Demand Higher Minimum Wage
GENERAL
YANGON—More than 5,000 workers marched on Sunday in Hlaing Tharyar Township, where Yangon’s biggest industrial zone is located, to call for higher wages ahead of an upcoming amendment to Myanmar...
Jan 20, 2020

Five Myanmar women detained with US dollars at India’s Gaya airport
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Five women from Myanmar were detained with 3 lakh US dollars at Gaya airport on Sunday, police said. The Customs department has caught the women with illegal currency at the airport's checking poi...
Jan 20, 2020

Two Myanmar Constitution Amendment Bills Agreed by NLD, Ethnic Parties
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YANGON — Myanmar’s parliamentary committee tasked with proposing changes to the 2008 Constitution has finished drafting two amendment bills. Nearly 30 members from the National League for Democ...
Jan 20, 2020

Buddha Pujaniya festival of world's largest reclining Buddha image held
GENERAL
A Buddha Pujaniya festival of the world's largest reclining Buddha image in the compound of Win Sein Tawya Monastery in Mawlamyine, Mon State, was held in conjunction with the 99th birthday anniversa...
Jan 20, 2020

Blaze Burns Mandalay Mall, Myanmar Police Sue Shop Owner
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MANDALAY—Police have said they will open a lawsuit against the manager of a Mandalay shoe shop for poor electrical safety which allegedly caused a fire that burned down the first floor of the Skywal...
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