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Value for money in two-storey Thingangyun house

THIS fully furnished two-storey house in Thingangyun could be considered something of a bargain because it provides loads of space and plenty of features for a relatively low price of K200 million. more

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Mingalar market on fire.

Market fire damage bill $21m: govt

FIRE authorities last week said an electric pot that had been left on overnight in a fourth-floor cosmetics shop was responsible for a massive fire that burned for more than 20 hours and destroyed about 850 shops, storerooms and restaurants at Yangon’s Mingalar Market. News


‘We’ll repair your shops in three months,’ YCDC says

THE Yangon City Development Committee plans to rebuild the top two levels of Mingalar Market following last week’s fire, a committee official said last week. News

NDF applies to register for election

THE National Democratic Force last week formally announced itself as a political presence, submitting an application for permission to register with the Union Election Commission in Nay Pyi Taw on May 27. News


Laila drags late monsoon into delta, central regions

LIKE a broken-down car being pulled out of a swamp by a pickup truck, the 2010 monsoon – late, wet and muddy, but still welcome for all that – has finally dragged its way up from the southern regions of the country, weather experts say. News

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Fish farmers

Fire guts major wholesale drugs market

A BUSINESS matching session between South Korean and Myanmar businesspeople was held at Chatrium Hotel in Yangon on May 20. News


Garlic prices shoot up in May: Bayintnaung traders

GARLIC prices are leaving consumers in a stink, with traders and businesspeople at the Bayintnaung Wholesale Commodity Exchange Centre predicting costs will rise before they go down. News


Temporary storage space demand likely to rise post-blaze: agents

THE disastrous fire at Yangon’s Mingalar Market on May 24 has touched off a hunt for empty office, sales and storage space within a mile-wide radius from the gutted complex. News

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U Tin Htun Aung’s

CAN poetry change the world? Perhaps not. But Yangon poets did their best on May 22 with an art event aimed at raising funds to help drought affected areas in Bago and Yangon Divisions.
The Action Group of Myanmar Poets, in collaboration with Sarpay Lawka bookshop on Pansodan Road gathered for the May 22 event to paint and sell their work. Approximately five lakh was raised in total. The Free Funeral Service Society will use the money to donate water to drought-affected areas.
“Most of the poets brought their own paint, canvases and brushes to the event,” said poet Maung Lin Yaing.

The rain finally arrives but stage shows dry up

AFTER the unusually long hot season the first drops of rain were greeted with great relief by Yangon residents in early May. But while the rain is now falling in abundance, there is a drought of stage shows as compared to last year. News


L Seng Zi releases new album

L SENG Zi, Myanmar vocalist popular for her slow rock, pop and country songs will launch her first solo album on June 13 with PTL music production. News


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Mourinho

Real opens way for Mourinho

MADRID – Real Madrid cleared a path for Jose Mourinho to take over as coach by sacking Manuel Pellegrini on May 26. News

Kanbawza shares MNL lead, Zayar has game in hand

AFTER eight weeks of the first round of MNL football, Kanbawza FC and Zayar Shwe Myay FC stand equal at the top of the table. News


Afridi needs to reunite Pakistan, experts say

KARACHI – Shahid Afridi’s priority as Pakistan captain will not be just to win matches, but unite a set of cricketers more notorious for infighting than thrashing their opponents, experts said. News

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Aye Yar River View Hotel

No season like low season

NEVER mind the rain – or the heat – Myanmar is an ideal holiday destination at any time of the year, some travel professionals are saying. News


Malaysia wins two World Airline Awards

MALAYSIA Airlines has won two awards – for Staff Service Excellence for Asia and the World’s Best Economy Class – at the 2010 World Airline Awards, the company announced on May 23. News


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Yatanarpon Teleport

Experts make an atom-sized switch in Oz

SYDNEY – Australian scientists last week unveiled the world’s smallest electronic switch measuring just a few atoms, which will shrink microchips and revolutionise computing speeds News

Australian minister attacks ‘creepy’ Google

SYDNEY – Australia’s communications minister has called Google’s privacy policy “a bit creepy” in personal attacks against the head of the company and fellow web giant Facebook in an internet filtering row. News


Yahoo buys mobile phone networking firm Koprol

SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo last week announced that it had acquired Koprol, an Indonesian internet service that lets people use mobile telephones to instantly tap into nearby people and places. News


Apple on the defensive as another Foxconn employee dies in China

SHENZHEN, China – Apple manufacturer Foxconn took extraordinary measures last week to safeguard its business and workers following a spate of suicides at its sprawling plant in southern China. News

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