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  • Book details ‘the price of progress’ in Myanmar

    Book details ‘the price of progress’ in Myanmar

    David Bockino first visited Myanmar in 2005 on a one-hour, carefully coordinated “tourist” tour of Tachileik in Shan State. He describes unremarkable photo ops and run-down buildings, quoting travel writer…

  • Answering the call of the traditional arts

    Answering the call of the traditional arts

    Born into a farming family in Magwe Region, Wai Yan Aung followed his own path in pursuit of his dream to become a dancer.

  • Espresso pours into Myanmar

    Espresso pours into Myanmar

    For all the talk about Myanmar’s emergence onto the global scene, there’s been at least one aspect of the Golden Land slow to change: Good espresso is still hard to…

  • An ancient princess still haunts Pyay

    An ancient princess still haunts Pyay

    She was known as Princess Thon Pan Hla, or “pretty flower”. And centuries after her death, the villagers are still scared of upsetting her spirit.

  • Flying ‘the Hump’ one last time

    Flying ‘the Hump’ one last time

    During World War II, more than 600 Allied aircraft went down over Myanmar while trying to deliver supplies to China. The planes were flying a treacherous route from Assam, India,…

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  • Govt drafts labour law for foreign workers

    The government is drafting a foreign labour law to govern the growing number of international workers seeking opportunity in Myanmar, parliament heard yesterday.

  • Jade mining permit extensions suspended

    Jade mining permit extensions suspended

    The government will not renew mining permits for jade and gems when they expire and will only consider issuing new permits once by-laws to the Myanmar Gemstones Law have been…

  • Tax receipts fail to meet target

    Tax receipts in the second half of last financial year fell below the government’s target, parliament heard on July 25. Fresh back from recess, Pyithu Hluttaw will be concentrating on…

  • Yangon to develop river transport express system

    Yangon to develop river transport express system

    The Yangon Region government is planning to build a river express system for passengers – part of fundamental transport reforms that government officials hope will bring a new wave of…

  • Rice price rises in Nay Pyi Taw

    To the surprise of industry insiders, the price of rice in Nay Pyi Taw continues to rise. As of the last week of July, the price of one popular brand…

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A reluctant association

A reluctant association

Giving help to non-state armed groups can result in a five-year jail term under a controversial law,...

08 July 2016
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For Kachin IDPs, going home is impossible ‘without lasting peace’

For Kachin IDPs, going home is impossible ‘without lasting peace’

Even though internally displaced person (IDP) camps in areas controlled by the Kachin Independence Army...

13 June 2016
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IT & Electronics

The Myanmar Times annual special supplement for those eager to get their hands on the latest and greatest...

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Astrological readings from resident expert Aung Myin Kyaw, for the week of March 25 - 31,2016.

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