The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Films beat ban rumours to take honours

Despite rumours that it would be banned from the Art of Freedom Film Festival before the event even got underway, director Wine’s 18-minute satirical movie Ban that Scene proved its popularity by taking the three-day festival’s Audience Choice Award.

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YCDC evicts squatters from South Okkalapa

Almost 200 families who were living illegally in South Okkalapa township have been forced to relocate to South Dagon township, a Yangon City Development Committee official confirmed last week.

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Developers eye Kyauktan after SEZ statement

Residents of 10 villages in southern Kyauktan township say their properties are being targeted by developers after the government last week invited investors for a proposed special economic zone in the area.

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Bomb blast kills one woman in Hledan

A bomb blast in a public toilet near the busy Hledan intersection killed one woman and left another with serious injuries last week.

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International medical conference to be held in Yangon next month

Myanmar will host its second conference dedicated to the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology next month, according to organisers.

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Remembering a martyr

Shia Muslims gathered in downtown Yangon last week to mark Ashura, a festival commemorating the death in the 7th century of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed.

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Zaganar plans first foreign trip

Comedian Zaganar is planning to make his first trip abroad this month after finally being issued a passport.

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Govt targets improved Yangon power supply

The government has approved a proposal to build two 500-megawatt power plants to ensure adequate electricity supply for Yangon.

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Remaining Thee Lay Thee members return

Thee Lay Thee comedy troupe is back to full strength in Myanmar, following the return of the three remaining members-in-exile from Chiang Mai, Thailand, on December 1.

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Knowing the rules of the game

There has been much talk about the rule of law in Myanmar of late. The expression arises in many contexts but is often misunderstood and confused with justice, democracy, and human rights.

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