Death on the road, the river or the railway may have many causes. But no amount of official reports will stop some people believing that the true reason was the price exacted by the ghostly guardians that watch over the nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Wham ! Pow! The model with the karate black belt spins through the air as she zaps the gang attempting to kidnap her. Yangon Runway, the Myanmar-Japanese action and drama movie, will be on your screens later this year, promises director Jaw Maran, CEO of Living Sound Entertainment.
According to comments made to The Nation by Piya Sosothikul, executive director of Thai footwear and MSG manufacturer Seacon Group, the average person in Myanmar consumes 800 grams (1.76 pounds) of MSG per year.
Mandalay is often defined by three things: heat, dust and culture. The first two boxes are easily ticked, especially at this time of year, but the romanticised vision of Mandalay as a cultural centre is often a disappointment to the uninitiated.