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A Golden Valley white out

UNBEKNOWST to Myanmar’s diligent meteorological department, an extremely localised snowstorm has carpeted the interior of this two-storey Golden Valley house. more

60th Anniversary of Indonesia~Myanmar
Kachin

200,000 celebrate Manaw festival

THIS year’s Kachin Manaw festival in Myitkyina drew more than 200,000 local and foreign visitors, U Sann Aung, the secretary of the festival’s organising committee told The Myanmar Times last week.News

Local News

‘Reintegrate with world rice market’:economist

A LEADING economist has called for the creation of a working group of experts to spearhead a push to increase Myanmar’s rice exports.News


Foreign minister pledges free election

DANANG, Vietnam – Myanmar’s Foreign Minister U Nyan Win has told Southeast Asian counterparts that promised elections would be held this year and would be fair, the ASEAN secretary general said on January 14.News

Gas

Yangon’s taxi drivers tightening their belts

YANGON’S 20,000-plus taxi drivers are finding it harder and harder to make a living, as taxi numbers increase, the number of potential passengers falls, and more and more time is spent waiting to fill the tank, drivers say.News

Business & Property

National body to strengthen rice industry

MYANMAR’S leading rice producers, traders and exporters have joined forces to make the country’s rice industry more competitive with regional rivals like Vietnam and Thailand. News


High demand behind FEC rate rise

HIGH demand for Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC) in local trade is pushing the currency’s value above the US dollar, industry sources say.News

Hair
Timeout

Hair donations help communities repair road

HARD work requires blood and sweat but a road project close to Monywa is also calling for hair too. The road that stretches from Le Nague to Chin Pyit in Sagaing Division was in poor condition until local communities, organised by the venerable monk Sayadaw Waiponla, got together to raise over K100 million to repair it by selling their own hair. News


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MNL
MEMBERS of the Yadanarbon FC football team celebrate winning the Myanmar National League title at Yangon’s Thuwanna Stadium on January 16. Mandalay-based Yadanarbon won the title by three points despite losing their final match to Yangon United FC 2-0. Pic: Hein Latt Aung
Sport

MNL players return to ministerial positions

THIRTY-TWO players from the Myanmar National League (MNL), including some of the league’s top stars, have chosen to resign from their clubs and return to their jobs in government ministries at the end of the current domestic season.News


Delta United loses sight of the MNL championship

DELTA United FC fell well short of the five goals required against Okkthar United FC, eliminating them as championship contenders for the season, January 14.News