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  • YCDC presses forward with ‘new city’

    YCDC presses forward with ‘new city’

    Yangon City Development Committee is breathing new life into the proposed new city project, a massive extension of Yangon that would create seven satellite cities over the next quarter-century.

  • Fire sweeps through Sittwe IDP camp

    Fire sweeps through Sittwe IDP camp

    A devastating fire ripped through the Baw Du Ba 2 camp near the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe yesterday morning, destroying shelters for some 2000 Muslims confined there since communal…

  • ANP presses forced-porter issue

    Ignoring the denials and rising tempers of Tatmadaw MPs, the Arakan National Party has proposed bringing victims of the army’s forced porter scheme into parliament.

  • US embassy asked to refrain from using ‘Rohingya’: official

    Bowing to nationalist pressure, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday requested the US embassy in Yangon refrain from using the term “Rohingya”, according to an official.

  • NLD wants fewer by-elections

    A bill banning by-elections in the first and last year of a government’s term was submitted to parliament by the National League for Democracy yesterday.

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  • Putting the art back in Earth

    Putting the art back in Earth

    Mon Halsey, originally Myat Thiri Kyaw, sees art and creative opportunity where others see debris and a trash heap.

  • Golden Rock cleans up its act

    Golden Rock cleans up its act

    After a Facebook photo essay raised an outcry, the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda trustee board has come up with a new trash collection plan – to replace the old method of simply…

  • How is Magwe handling the ongoing heat wave?

    How is Magwe handling the ongoing heat wave?

    Amid the danger of rising temperatures and an uncharacteristically strong El Nino effect wreaking havoc in Myanmar's dry zone, we asked a few residents of Magwe Region about how they…

  • New channel targets Myanmar millennials

    How does one accept a lover’s kiss when he has betel nut juice dripping from his lips? Where can you find a crosswalk in Yangon? What are people saying about…

  • New book delves into Yangon heritage

    New book delves into Yangon heritage

    Relics of Rangoon, a photographic history of more than 200 buildings in downtown Yangon, hits the streets tomorrow night in a launch party at Pansuriya on Bogalay Zay Road. Philip…

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  • Ooredoo net profit in the black

    Ooredoo Myanmar has made its first net profit and added 1.1 million subscribers to its user base over the January-to-March period, according to first-quarter financial results for its Qatari parent.

  • Telenor reaches 15.5m users

    Telenor Myanmar has added 1.8 million customers over the past three months, bringing its base to 15.5 million subscribers.

  • Viettel plans investment, 3G launch

    Vietnamese telco Viettel, aiming to be licensed as part of a joint venture that should become Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator, says its partnership with a local consortium and a government-owned…

  • MPT keeps lid on police requests for customer data

    State-owned mobile operator Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has declined to share information on how many times the police have made requests for its customers’ data.

  • Mobile money regulations released

    Mobile money regulations released

    The Central Bank of Myanmar has released regulations on mobile financial services, widening a market previously limited to banks to include non-banking financial institutions.

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The Myanmar Times

We are pleased to announce The Myanmar Times has been honoured with the silver and bronze awards in the Best in Photojournalism (News) 2016 category from WAN-IFRA! Congratulations Kaung Htet and Zarni Phyo!

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More fighting and more abductions: Northern Shan villages robbed of children

More fighting and more abductions: Northern Shan villages robbed of children

As they put on their new dresses and checked their make-up, Nang Kyan Khan and Nang Htwe Yin were...

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2015: year in review

2015: year in review

From floods that devastated 12 states and regions to jade landslides, the rise of Ma Ba Tha in national...

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