The Myanmar Times
Friday, 30 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hooked on heroin

Ko Thura has been battling with heroin addiction since he was a child. He speaks to The Myanmar Times about the dark side of drug use, and his struggle to get clean.

 

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Meet Myanmar’s movie music maker, Tin Win Hlaing

His humility is charac-teristic. “Winning the Academy Award wasn’t my doing,” said pianist Tin Win Hlaing, winner of the Best Music Award at the recent Myanmar Academy Awards for Kyel Sin Maw Kun.

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Equal opportunity employment comes to Sule Shangri-La

Sule Shangri-La is opening its doors to disabled applicants who have long been excluded from employment

 

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Speaking up to end discrimination

Young activist Mai Naomi Thang has devoted her career to changing the lives of women in the isolated region of Chin State.

 

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What's On

Your guide to what's on in Yangon for the week of January 26 - February 1.

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Living well in Myanmar: Helping women protect their hearts

When it comes to long-term health, a patient’s decision to change one of their day-to-day habits is better than any drug, writes Dr Christoph Gelsdorf.

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Yangon to host third Myanmar International Fashion Week 2015

The third annual Myanmar International Fashion Week is to be launched on February 6 at Dagon City 1 in Yangon.

 

 

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Sex in the city

For Myanmar's some 70,000 sex workers every day on the job is a dangerous undertaking, from running afoul of the authorities to rising HIV exposure.

 

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The apprentice to Myanmar's master puppeteer

 

Since the age of two, Thet Paing Htwe Oo has been going to work with his father, the founder of the Htwe Oo marionette theatre.

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Exhibition captures Yangon’s vibrant past

The story of Yangon’s colourful history is told through a collection of rarely shown photographs, writes Charlotte Rose.

 

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