The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 26 February 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Saving the city’s strays

If the city’s stray dogs could speak, they would have a sorry tale to tell: canine companions killed by unscrupulous car drivers, puppies left to drown in sewers, sick and injured dogs lying lifeless and uncared for on the streets of Yangon.

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Italian filmmakers document nat spirit tradition

In the small village of Kyaukmyaung, near Shwebo, Sagaing Region, back in 2010, Italian documentary filmmaker Valeria Testagrossa first learned of the importance of nat spirits. She knew she had to return with a film crew and make a documentary about the subject.

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Motion Picture Organization chair re-elected amid waning interest

As interest in the management of Myanmar’s film industry appears to be flagging, a reluctant Lu Min was last week re-elected as chair of the industry’s professional body, despite his earlier promise to step down. The number of both voters and candidates in the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization (MMPO) also fell dramatically.

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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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