The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Suffering in silence

The sign at the entrance to the restaurant reads, “Customers can eat here safely. We do not employ HIV-positive staff.”

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‘Birdman’ soars to Oscars glory

Birdman – a showbiz satire about the dark side of fame – soared to Oscars glory on February 22, taking four Academy Awards including the coveted best picture prize on Hollywood’s biggest night.

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A history of Buddhism in colonial Burma

Most academic research fails to attract much attention beyond a narrow circle of devotees, more’s the pity.

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Literary awards seek to keep Myanmar writing

Continuing its efforts to raise literary standards and attract new readers, the Tun Foundation last week held its ninth literary award ceremony at the headquarters of Myanmar Banks Association in Yangon.

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Awards ceremony recognises Myanmar's photography talent

The 7th Yangon Photo Festival came to a close with an awards ceremony at the Institut Francais on February 21, during which prizes were awarded for the best photo essays submitted by Myanmar photographers.

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Nosey neighbours rejoice as homeowners open their doors

Residents of downtown Yangon will be opening their homes to the public as part of the Yangon Art and Heritage Festival.

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Festival celebrates women in music

In a celebration culminating in International Women’s Day, the Yangon Women’s Festival will be held from March 2 to 8, presented by Stork Agency and Developing Music.

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When children become tourist attractions

With “orphanage tourism” on the rise in Myanmar, child protection experts are warning volunteers and visitors to stay away, saying their presence is harmful to children.

 

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First studio set to transform Myanmar’s film industry

Myanmar’s filmmakers have long had to make do without a film studio, shooting films on location or even in their own homes.

 

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Mister Myanmar misses out on top prize

Mister Myanmar, Aung Chan Mya, scooped 15th place at last week’s Mister International 2014-15 competition – held in Korea from February 6 to 15 – where he competed against 50 pageant hopefuls from around the world.

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