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Weekly magazines
Apart from "The Myanmar Times", the weekly issues are included and updated within the yearly file, rather than separately.

  • "[The] Myanmar Times"
    This archive gives the headlines and the first few lines of most of the articles. Search the page, especially the News section, for the full text of the articles. In May 2013 it lost its definite article.

    • "Myanmar Times" current issue (English)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: The Myanmar Times (English)
      Description/subject: "Myanmar's first international weekly Journal". Many useful news and feature items.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    • "Myanmar Times" - print issues 2013 (English)

      Individual Documents

      Title: "Myanmar Times" 18-24 November 2013, Issue 704 (English)
      Date of publication: 24 November 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 11-17 November, 2013. Issue 703 (English)
      Date of publication: 17 November 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (6MB-reduced version; 32MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/183208356-201311703.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 4-10 November, 2013, Issue 702 (English)
      Date of publication: 10 November 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.2MB-reduced; 25MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/183492615-201335702.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 28 October-3 November, 2013, Issue 701 (English)
      Date of publication: 03 November 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.4MB-reduced; 27MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/179844509-201335701.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 11 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 21-27 October, 2013, Issue 700 (English)
      Date of publication: 27 October 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.4MB-reduced; 27MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/177731244-201335700.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 11 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 14-20 October, 2013, Issue 699 (English),
      Date of publication: 20 October 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.1MB-reduced; 28MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/175893962-201335699.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 7-13 October, 2013, Issue 698 (English)
      Date of publication: 13 October 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.6MB-reduced; 35MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/175892745-201335698.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 30 September - 6 October, 2013, Issue 697 (English)
      Date of publication: 06 October 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (7MB-reduced; 38MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/171925315-201335697.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 23-29 September 2013, Issue 696 (English)
      Date of publication: 29 September 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.8MB-reduced; 29K-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/170072957-201335696.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 16-22 September, 2013, Issue 695 (English)
      Date of publication: 22 September 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5MB-reduced; 20MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/170071640-201335695.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 9-15 September, 2013, Issue 694 (English)
      Date of publication: 15 September 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (6.6MB-reduced; 28MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/168326526-201335694.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 2-8 September, 2013, Issue 693 (English)
      Date of publication: 08 September 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (6.2MB-reduced; 19MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/164781412-201335693.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 26 August - 1 September, 2013, Issue 692 (English)
      Date of publication: 01 September 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (8.1MB-reduced; 21MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/164778976-201335692.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 19-25 August, 2013, Issue 691 (English)
      Date of publication: 25 August 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (6.6MB-reduced; 24MB-original))
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/162909616-201335691.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 12-18 August 2013, Issue 690 (English)
      Date of publication: 18 August 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.89MB-reduced version; 22MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/159687335-201335690.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 15 August 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 5 -11 August 2013, Issue 689 (English)
      Date of publication: 11 August 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (8MB-reduced version; 40MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/MT201335689.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 15 August 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 29 July-4 August 2013, Issue 688 (English)
      Date of publication: 04 August 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (6.2MB-reduced version; 21MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/156671260-201335688.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 05 August 2013


      Title: HEALTHY LIVING - a Myanmar Times Special Report, August 2013 (English)
      Date of publication: August 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (2MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/158613559-Healthy-Living.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 15 August 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 22-28 July 2013, Issue 687 (English)
      Date of publication: 28 July 2013
      Description/subject: [ONLY MYANMAR-RELATED ITEMS LISTED].....DOMESTIC NEWS:A nation remembers its fallen heroes...Is it crisis time for the kyat?...Cracks begin to show in UMFCCI after election...Ghost films rise from the dead...When Myanmar was Burma...Kachin activist Daw Bauk Ja arrested over 2008 death...KIO liaison office to reopen...President lifts Meiktila state of emergency...Farmers reject ‘protection’ bill, push for changes...Fare hikes top list of bus complaints...Caution over president’s prisoner comments...MRCS to give highway police first aid training...Group targets ‘fake’ monks, religious swindlers...Religious fund raisers arrested in Mandalay...Despite a new name, farmer bill cops flak...Farmers accuse Htoo Group plantation of seizing water supply...Gay rights group to file complaint over abuse...Magwe residents complain of forced labour...Artists to hold peace festival...Taungbyone festival trustees introduce cap on stall fees...Martyrs’ Day marked with a difference...Hundreds hold ceremony in Pyinmana...Residents upbeat after Paunglaung dam relocation...Health campaign targets Rakhine...Hurdles to meeting new WHO guidelines on HIV...Singer So Tay still in intensive care after crash...Three rapes reported in one day in Mandalay...Mandalay zone fees switch to kyat...Missing women found...Mandalay police foil two alleged human traffickers...Is Myanmar’s currency in crisis?...Ministry say dengue cases highest in Yangon Region, Kayin and Mon states...Journal to cover the rights stuff...Govt to open aged care centre...Backlash growing over ‘crony election'...Petrol pause not likely to boost price...New banking taskforce set up...Central Bank Law aims for independence...Sugary deal...Cheap GSM SIMS to boost smartphone use... Text 133 for internet next month: MPT... Coming out helps reveal truth - The country’s move towards democracy is encouraging those once living on the fringes of society to come forward. Here, three prominent homosexuals talk about their experiences and explain what they want from Myanmar’s move to a more open society.]..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: .Chinese ambassador casts doubt on Myitsone resumption...Religious groups protest Bodhgaya TIM bombing...US planned to sanction disbanded border security force, say activists...Hollande urges U Thein Sein to push on with reforms...President promises to release all prisoners...Fake degrees land 21 Myanmar in jail...Japanese experts to help preserve historic buildings...Best Western plans further expansion after NPT opening...Dagon Taryar awarded peace prize...ASEAN faces tax-cut war...Government urged to join transparency initiative...Foreign banks get gradual access to market...Moving beyond diplomacy and defence in the US pivot to Asia..... CULTURE: Ghost film genre rises from the dead...Creating web space for local talent...Goethe Institut renews cultural exchange ties...Black Rice: a tasty read...Patriotism is in the air tonight.....FOOD: Local produce on the menu...Living well in Myanmar...Perfect pasta.....SOCIALITE...QUICK GUIDE.....CLASSITFIEDS.....TRAVEL.....SPORT
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.9MB-OBL version; 22MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/156667601-201335687.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 15-21 July 2013, Issue 686 (English)
      Date of publication: 21 July 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.1MB-OBL version; 21MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/155232971-201335686.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 8-14 July 2013, No. 685 (English)
      Date of publication: 14 July 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.1MB-OBL version; 24MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/153728680-201335685.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 1-7 July 2013, No. 684 (English)
      Date of publication: 07 July 2013
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (3.9MB-OBL version; 16MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/152369734-201335684.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 24-30 June 2013, No. 683 (English)
      Date of publication: 30 June 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.8MB-OBL version; 26MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/151235187-201335683.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 17-23 June 2013, No. 682
      Date of publication: 23 June 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.6MB-OBL version; 23MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/149672158-201335682.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 10-16 June 2013, No. 681
      Date of publication: 16 June 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.2MB-OBL version; 13MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/147060167-201335681.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times", 3-9 June 2013, No. 680
      Date of publication: 09 June 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.9MB-OBL version; 23MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/147061157-201334680.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 30 July 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 27 May-2 June 2013, No. 679 (English)
      Date of publication: 02 June 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.7MB-OBL version; 27MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/145420145-201334679.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 04 August 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 20-26 May 2013, No. 678 (English)
      Date of publication: 26 May 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (6.9MB-OBL version; 101MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/143921571-201334678.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 04 August 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 13-19 May 2013, No. 677 (English)
      Date of publication: 19 May 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (8MB-OBL version; 14MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/142727047-201334677.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 04 August 2013


      Title: "Myanmar Times" 6-12 May 2013, No. 676 (English)
      Date of publication: 12 May 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB-OBL version; 19MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/141350475-201334676.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 04 August 2013


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", 29 April-5 May 2013, No. 675
      Date of publication: 05 May 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.8MB-OBL version; 53MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/140105679-201334675.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 04 August 2013


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 7-13 January, 2013, No. 660
      Date of publication: 13 January 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB
      Date of entry/update: 18 January 2013


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 31, 2012-January 6, 2013, No. 659
      Date of publication: 06 January 2013
      Description/subject: [ONLY MYANMAR-RELATED ITEMS LISTED HERE]..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Christmas Day tragedy - A tour guide and a man riding a motorcycle are killed when an Air Bagan Fokker-100 crashes while landing near Heho Airport...Tachileik land grab has links to president...After decades muzzling media, Myanmar to allow private dailies...Public is ‘waiting to see’ what the NLD can do for them: MP...NGOs step up fight against trafficking...Government ‘ready to listen’ to KIO...MRCS to build shelters for displaced in Rakhine State...Turtle rescue centre opens in Shan State...Buddhist conference held in Yangon...Heritage trust got it wrong: Pansodan building owners...Entrepreneur course, competition launched..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: An open letter to President Obama...Ministry to care for athletes during games...Censorship: a foreigner’s experience...UK to provide aid to Kachin refugees...Nippon Foundation sends aid to conflict areas..... TIMES BUSINESS: The fiscal year in review: 2012 - 2013...Visa’s service moves too fast for partner.....PROPERTY: MDY property market to remain unstable...Shwe Taung announces plans for mega office complexes...Yangon’s Aung Mingalar highway station to get upgrade.....FOOD & DRINK.....SOCIALITE...YOUR STARS.....CLASSIFIEDS.....QUICK GUIDE.....SPORT.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4MB-OBL version; 13.37-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/images/mte/old_issues/201233659.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 09 January 2013


    • "The Myanmar Times" - print issues 2012 (English)

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 24-30, 2012, No. 658
      Date of publication: 30 December 2012
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myingyan officials under fire over ward voting...Ward administrator selection process prompts complaints...No end in sight to conflict in Kachin State, says mediator...Kickboxing fans prepare for pint-sized bout at Dagon semis...‘SNDP pushes Shan party merger...SNLD prepares for peace seminar in Shan State...Union ministers apologise to monks over November 29 raid...Mandalay cemetery chief denies report of girl’s death...Women’s group calls for more reps in hluttaw...Education key to fighting land grabs...Govt rescinds ban on monastery HIV care...Min Yu Wai gets lifetime prize...Artists join NLD for fundraiser...Kachin fighting intensifies: sources...‘Irrawaddy’ hits the streets...At film awards, change is in the air..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ICRC jail visits to resume in early 2013...SEA Games: breaking the budget?...Company looking to compromise, say miners...US to open military ties soon, says official...Thilawa to open in 2015, govt touts job creation...‘Dire need’ for data on population: UNFPA...Ministry, UN launch project for first census in 30 years...DragonAir to launch Hong Kong flights on Jan 9, MAI to follow...Confusion over migrant deadline...NGO pledges more media support...WHO findings to help fight malaria drug resistance...Electricity price on the rise...Govt to draft first worker safety law...New Parami bridge connects North Dagon, South Okkalapa...Yangon lit fest aims to overcome culture of one-way lecture...Film to explore hard life of migrants ..... BUSINESS: Myanmar travel buzz builds for 2013...Govt to allow VOA for visitors from 22 nations...Lean and mean’ new airline shocks rivals with cut-price fares...Dawei backers court Japanese investors...Govt takes lead on extractive industries...Japanese back Myanmar electrics...Woodside gets deal for another Myanmar license...Thais tie up a new net factory deal...BGH to move into Myanmar...Vietnam inks $300m development deal.....TIMEOUT: Huge crowd cheers Mraz, local singers...People’s Square earns its name with a concert for the masses...Kengtong festival celebrates Shan culture.....FOOD AND DRINK.....SOCIALITE.....Events Flash.....YOUR STARS.....CLASSIFIEDS.....SPORT
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB-OBL version; 13.76-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/images/mte/old_issues/201233658.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 07 January 2013


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 17-23, 2012, No. 657
      Date of publication: 23 December 2012
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Police make arrests over mine protest...Thousands of monks protest, issue demands...USDP has no plans to change voting system, says U Htay Oo...UN, govt urge housing for nation’s low-income earners...More than 1000 detained in Rakhine, says minister...Justice is needed at Letpadaung: Daw Suu...Lack of development sparked riots: govt...Myanmar media industry still sceptical...Program aims to upgrade worker skills...Commission will report over 300 land grabs to hluttaw...Rights commission submits draft law to president’s office...Vipassana proponent SN Goenka to give lectures this month...MCDC facing action over evictions...Ward, village administrator selection to finish Dec 30 in Mandalay...Heads of three Buddha images stolen in Inwa...SNDP prepares for national assembly...Members should work for party: Daw Suu...NLD warns over ward complaints...Lack of jobs for disabled costing $1.2b, say NGOs...Paleoclimatic study begins in Mon, Kayin...Miners call for more talks after chairman misses Dec 3 meeting...Arrested miners charged...Ministry urges mothers to agree to blood tests...Townace destroyed in fire...No belief in peace process: survey...KDDI tests waters in Myanmar...Marine fish exports slump, says MMFA...Dyeing firms hope to grow with garment sector...Ministry issues LPG cylinder warning...Heritage forum focuses on Theingyi Market...Shwegondaing flyover ready by late 2013.....FOREIGN RELATIONS: Ministry to seek more talks with Thailand on workers...Sweden asks India to clarify arms presence in Myanmar...Association, Dutch firm team up on milk project...Myanmar centre of fight against drugs, says UN...UNICEF gets new country chief...Corporate social responsibility in Myanmar...UN under secretary general Amos makes visit...Sensation Jason Mraz performs live in Yangon: What do you have to say?...Mining chief asks businesses to fight slavery...OECD calls on Oz to mull sovereign fund...Vietnamese prawn farmers consider Myanmar venture...Woodside buys 50pc stake in MPRL’s A-6 block..... OPINION: "Corruption index: an exercise in futility" - Derek Tonkin...Why I opposed tribunal law changes - Ye Tun..... TIME OUT: Comedian Zarganar finds humour in his darkest days...Sung Thin Par ends seven year hiatus...English language arts mag to hit stands...‘The Final Exhibit 2012’ at Gallery 65...Performance artists create change...Food Review.....SOCIALITE.....TRAVEL: Haphazard observations about Nepal.....CLASSIFIEDS.....MT QUICK GUIDE
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
      Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 03 January 2013


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 9-16 December 2012, Vol. 33 No. 656
      Date of publication: 16 December 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS : China vows to respect findings of mine probe......Campaign begins to save site linked to Aung San..."Change yourself, change the nation" Dr Nyi Win Hman...Commission will find fair solution, says NLD leader...Govt slams broadcast on Rakhine violence...Monywa residents upset over investigation team changes...Monks protest over police attack...NLD to open HIV prevention and care centre...Travel association vote postponed until March...New rain record after heavy falls in delta...President cancels visit to Australia, NZ...Injured monks could head abroad for medical treatment...Monks not satisfied with police apology...NLD members complain of interference in assemblies...Govt issues fresh apology...Preparations begin for ward, village administrator vote...Half marathon to be held in January...Par Par Lay laughs in face of govt ban...Education review ‘well underway’...Company refuses to leave privatised factory...Pyu seminar restarts Mon debate...Company donates water purifiers...UN welcomes govt plan to ratify treaty against corruption...Myanmar again near foot of global transparency rankings...UN calls for better access to Kachin State relief camps...Eleven Media website hacked...New HIV infections fell by 74pc over past decade: UN (Myanmar one of 25 countries where new infections dropped by more than half)...IP law draft to be sent to hluttaw soon...Ballooning group returns to Myanmar...Training for Journalists [UNICEF]...Danish trade minister and delegation visit.....BUSINESS: Speculators could stall investment, says minister...Domestic banks not ready for joint ventures...Sesame, the ideal crop for upper Myanmar...CBM invites private money changers...Thousands’ of new factories coming: MGMA...Zawtika gas pipeline to flow by 2014: officials...Sunkist makes a splash with MDG agreement...ANZ to open Yangon representative office in early 2014...EXIM Bank plots representative office...Livestock, fisheries fair catches foreign eye...National development plan for 2013 release.....TIMEOUT: Artist puts colour balance on display...Street art ban will only increase graffiti: artists...Beyond Pressure art fest comes to close...Library takes boredom out of commute...The virtues of constructive insubordination...Once subversive, book piracy now plagues publishers...Tourism Myanmar Update.....SPORT: Myanmar cricket struggles for survival
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 December 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 3-9 December, 2012, Vol. 33 No. 655
      Date of publication: 09 December 2012
      Description/subject: Mine protests spark violence...Anti-Muslim monks: Sri Lanka redux?...Shan call for federal union constitution...Total E&P to boost socio-economic outreach...Police apologise for crackdown...Govt meets activists at land conference...Unlikely pair an inspiration to us all...Lashio Declaration looks to improve national healthcare...British dig team hunts for buried Spitfires...NGO plans Sittwe HIV clinic...Twins separated after marathon operation...Death toll rises in train fire inferno...Bus lines in leadership struggle...Balloons festival celebrates Tazaungdine...Disabled racers speed to finish line...Development stalled at Myingyan IZ...Stop police violence, says 88 Generation...Auditor General probes 15 ministries over lost or misappropriated funds...Protesting gold miners in custody...Rakhine tourism suffers following violence...Visa to host mobile payments conference...Experts warn Yangon on quake risk...President U Thein Sein to receive ICG top award...Dawei SEZ sparks concern amid promises...On the road to recovery...More bank cards join payment union...ADB study puts spotlights Myanmar’s energy sector...Tata Motors keen to enter car market...FMI plots bright future at AGM...MPT backtracks on mobile internet fees, for now...MPT backtracks on mobile internet fees, for now...Hitachi establishes Yangon branch...KPMG touches down in Myanmar market...SPA, Yoma Strategic unveil ‘landmark’ project for Yangon...YFS holds student film screening...Cultural norms trump literary merit at state-run book awards...Myanmar author explores new literary freedoms...‘Smile’: A rare English translation...Human rights films screened in Yangon...All-Myanmar art exhibition to kick off the New Year...Ceremony celebrates revised Bible translation...YOUR STARS...Events Flash...CLASSIFIEDS...QUICK GUIDE...SPORT.....[N.B. OF THE 60 PAGES IN THIS ISSUE, LESS THAN HALF DEALS WITH BURMA/MYANMAR - THE REST IS ADS AND FOREIGN NEWS]
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pf (3.8MB-low resolution; 7.7MB-higher resolution; 12.56MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs14/MT655-op75.pdf
      http://www.mmtimes.com/images/mte/old_issues/201233655.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 11 December 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 26 November-2 December, 2012, Vol. 33 No. 654
      Date of publication: 02 December 2012
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4.6MB-OBL version; 12.55MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/images/mte/old_issues/201233654.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 05 December 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 19-25 November 2012, Vol. 33 No. 653
      Date of publication: 25 November 2012
      Description/subject: Includes special report, 19 November, on Obama's visit
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4MB-OBL version; 13.06-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/images/mte/old_issues/201233653.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 05 December 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 12-18 November 2012, Vol. 33 No. 652
      Date of publication: 18 November 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB-OBL version; 12.67MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/images/mte/old_issues/201233652.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 05 December 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 5 - 11 November 2012, Vol. 33 No. 651
      Date of publication: 11 November 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (4MB-OBL version; 10.59-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/images/mte/old_issues/201233651.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 16 November 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 29 October - 4 November 2012, Vol. 33 No. 650
      Date of publication: 04 November 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.4MB-OBL version; 10MB-original))
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs14/MT650.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 16 November 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 22-28 October 2012, Vol. 33. No. 649
      Date of publication: 28 October 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (5.3MB-OBL version; 11MB-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs14/MT649.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 07 November 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 15-21 October 2012, Vol. 33. No. 648
      Date of publication: 21 October 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 October 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 8-14 October 2012, Vol. 33. No. 647
      Date of publication: 14 October 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (7.1 MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 October 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 1-7 October 2012, Vol. 33. No. 646
      Date of publication: 07 October 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (9.88MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 October 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 24-30 Volume 33, No. 645
      Date of publication: 30 September 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 October 2012


      Title: "Myanmar Times" News items 17-24 September 2012
      Date of publication: 24 September 2012
      Description/subject: "MYANMAR TIMES” NEWS ARTICLES, 17-24 SEPTEMBER 2012 Peace marchers face charges ‘The Voice’ defendants plead not guilty to defamation US fetes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Almost 100 prisoners of conscience freed: activists; HRW calls for prisoner monitoring mechanism Rakhine investigation team discusses first visit; ABSDF survivors, relatives prepare petition and lawsuit; UN special adviser ends latest visit Condor schedules first Euro flight for November; 88 group leaders finally get passports; Free hotel booking at Yangon airport; IWT seeks some private investment; Hluttaw speaker promises independence for judiciary; Democracy day marked in capital for second year; Senior bureaucrats on the move in another reshuffle; Tatmadaw also needs to reform: ASEAN; SNLD leader to attend UN General Assembly; New round of Kachin peace talks stalled by disagreement on venue; Mekong murder suspects plead guilty: Xinhua; Call issued for history curriculum changes; Press body re-formed following complaints; Hpakant IDPs denied access to assistance; Community groups to lobby for better aged care this week; New party sets target of putting farmers in hluttaw; MPs upbeat as fourth session ends; VOA travellers holding up immigration queues; Yangon marks International Day of Peace; Rakhine parties discuss possible merger; Human rights group calls for prisoner monitoring body; Democracy day marked in Nay Pyi Taw; Myanmar facing growing drug challenge; Saudi Arabia to grant 5000 Hajj visas; MMA to launch ambulance services in October; SNLD leader to attend UN General Assembly with president; ‘Help us build a new Myanmar’; Shift in forced labour complaints from govt to private sector; Time to review the state of our higher education; Telecoms giants jostle ahead of licence tender; By Victoria Bruce   |   Monday, 17 September 2012 Conference depends on ethnic groups: U Aung Min; Arrests in Monywa as mine protests escalate; U Thein Sein to make first US trip as president; BBC pushes for Myanmar presence; State-owned enterprises to become public firms: ministry; Govt warns of urbanisation issues; Refugees may go home in 2013; Government makes pledge on safety of negotiators; UNHCR unable to access refugees; Indonesia Red Cross lends hand in Rakhine; Young doctors face job shortage; Public IT company to be established; US to submit statement on ASEAN relations; UN special adviser meets President in Nay Pyi Taw; Late monsoons increase risk coral bleaching.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
      Format/size: pdf (261K)
      Date of entry/update: 24 September 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 17-23 Volume 33, No. 644
      Date of publication: 24 September 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: pdf (3.45MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 October 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 10-16, Volume 33, No. 643
      Date of publication: 16 September 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Hluttaw approves investment law; MYANMAR’S combined houses of parliament passed hotly MPs debate law ahead of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw vote; Hluttaw approves cabinet reshuffle; Child soldiers, families reunited; South China Sea outlook: Don’t expect smooth sailing; T Govt, KNU sign code of conduct; ‘The Voice’ verdict postponed two weeks; Sittwe, Mrauk U off limits; Garment workers protest in Yangon outskirts; President meets ethnic ministers; Stone carving businesses lobby president on move; Sangha hospital to conduct 5000 free cataract operations; Tribunal resigns to avoid impeachment; Myanma Airways orders two Embraer aircraft; Saudi Arabia donates $1m to UNHCR for health, education; Rainfall records set in central Myanmar; Mandalay residents, monks protest Rakhine violence; Orient-Express to launch new cruiser; Twelve missing, one dead after ferry capsizes; AirAsia plans Bagan, Nay Pyi Taw flights; Master plan needed for civil aviation industry, says expert; Hundreds receive free legal advice from NLD in capital; Expert calls for education budget share to double; Singapore Airlines to launch daily services to Yangon; Ministry invites private companies to cooperate on historical parks; Art centre opens in Mandalay; Party drafting two bills for hluttaw; Hotel zones in Mandalay, Inle to open, two more in the pipeline; Yangon to get 1670 hotel rooms next year: ministry; Smart water management needed for sustainable development, say experts; Return licences, lawyers urge govt...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Latest foreign investment law draft generates debate; Energy tender delayed: minister; Private insurance companies given go ahead; Adverse monsoon weather to reduce crop yields, say experts; Low rainfall to hit Shwebo B&P production; Eel price down: MFF; Conflict brews at May Thu Housing...TECHNOLOGY: Online unis bloom in Asia; ‘Super Wi-Fi’ poised for growth in US, elsewhere; MPT considers new cable to boost telecoms...TIMEOUT: New information minister meets actors and directors; Artist speaks about time spent in jail; Kayin community gathers for white thread festival; 88 Generation concert raises funds for humanitarian causes; Oscar for Katzenberg; Exulting in sound: John Cage at 100; Exhibition showcases artwork by YAG students and teachers; Beer-brewing Dutch turn attention to making wine; Chinese buyer to honour wine heritage...TRAVEL...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 September 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 3 - 9, Volume 32, No. 642
      Date of publication: 09 September 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Daily licences early next year: Minister Compromise needed on tribunal, hluttaw rift; Is the end nigh for Dung? Reps welcome cabinet reshuffle; NGOs distribute pamphlets, condoms at Taungbyone festival; Govt takes thousands off blacklist; Emotional return home for Moethee Zun; MPs pass impeachment motion despite warnings; Speaker rejects rep’s secret voting proposal; Investigation team formed in lower house; NDF forms body to investigate land grab accusations; From ceasefires to lasting peace? Employment needed to stop Chin exodus: party leader; More rain expected for lower Myanmar: DMH; Seasonal flu cases rise; Drought hits monsoon planting in Mandalay; Pardons for aid workers jailed in Rakhine; Govt assures UNFPA on census; President explains cabinet changes; Property sales dry up in Pyin Oo Lwin; Military to release 42 child soldiers; Vendors boycott festival over fees; Concern over investment law changes; US criticises China over recent repatriation of Kachin refugees; Land unrest spreads to Katha township; US paves way for president visit; Leaders of 10 allied parties meet Indonesian government adviser; 88 Generation, private school hold democracy training; Pipeline engineers finish UFL training; Business, FIT arrivals grow 60pc in first seven months; Govt and KNU to hold talks in Kayin capital this week; MCDC to expand rubbish collection; Investigation team to make first Rakhine trip this week; Negotiations falter over Yangon industrial zone compensation; Reshuffle aims to reinvigorate reforms; 88 Gen leaders unhappy over passport delays; Controversial former ABSDF leader returns; Tribunal resolution must be reasonable, says NLD leader; MPs recommend jury trials; Myanma Airways signs ground handling deal with Dnata; Seamen’s federation replaces MOSA...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Telecoms industry to be privatised, says MPT; Beekeeping body bids to ban Chinese honey imports; Low-grade Shwebo rice in high demand; The business of living life: not always easy as an expat; Overage car import program, one year on; Kia Motors Corp to begin sales in Myanmar: spokesperson; Leather industry faces development hurdles; Canadian trade minister to visit Myanmar; Old sites could answer low-cost question; A case in point?...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: Ex-political prisoners quench thirst for writing; Wathann Filmfest starts this week; Solo comedians chart unfamiliar territorys; Musicians hold long-delayed election; Scripts sought for TV adaptation of novel; Salad snobs push food fundamentalism...TRAVEL...SPORT: US basketball exchange adds local resonance...EVENTS FLASH: Rare book exhibition...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 05 September 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 27-September 2, Volume 32, No. 641
      Date of publication: 02 September 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Reps move towards impeachment; A middle class Myanmar beckons; Censorship ends but free press uncertain; Court sets ‘Voice’ verdict for Sep 6; Yangon, MDY computer universities upgraded; History made, but challenges ahead; Flooding displaces hundreds in rural Yangon; One killed in Lashio flooding; Doubts over Rakhine commission deadline; MPs delay reading of president’s statement; NLD offers legal advice in capital; Police remove squatters from MDY land; KIO warns of Tatmadaw build up in Kachin State; Laiza trip ‘eye-opener’ for civil society; UN calls for further aid worker releases; MRCS provides hospital transfers; FMI to start NPT charters on Sep 9 [This headline does not correspond to the text it heads. "'Myanmar facing a deepening drug crisis' says police official" would fit better; Motorcycle ban on historic teak bridge; Legal affairs magazine to launch Nov; NLD member warned for ‘intervening’ in govt affairs; Mandalay water supply will improve from 2013: MCDC; Hluttaw extends terms of 19 bodies for a year; Despite improvement, exclusive breastfeeding still overlooked; Hluttaw agrees to amend NGO law; NGO leaders meet govt, hluttaw to discuss changes; Moderates risk ire to calm Rakhine rift; T-shirts spread tolerance message; ‘New City’ attracts K200b in investment, says CB president; Golden Myanmar to take on MAI; Journalists slam Ministry of Commerce over statistics; China govt sends back thousands of refugees; Shortage of rice in Putao: residents...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Myanmar set for decade of 7-8 percent growth: ADB; Old car, permit prices rising again, say traders; Economists urge caution with IFIs; FMI, Yoma to open dept store; MAPCO share sales to start late August; Untapped and untaxed illegal beer imports flooding market; Rice federation to assist flood-hit farmers; Bridge to boost N Dagon market...TECHNOLOGY: Daiwa sees ‘cloud’ future for Myanmar; Faster internet on trial: deputy minister...TIMEOUT: Wine researches U Thant doc; Video gaming magazine to hit market in Sept; Literature org holds logo comp; Talent show looks for contestants; Performance keeps audience enthralled into the wee hours; Skaters lack space to shred in Yangon; Libraries honour famous authors; New York graffiti haven braces for gentrification; George Orwell blasts top 1pc in diaries; Ketchup origins trace China cuisine, economic strength...SPORT
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 September 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 20-26, Volume 32, No. 640
      Date of publication: 26 August 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Migration could fuel new unrest in borders, say parties; Public company to partner Japan at Thilawa; Despite uproar, business as usual in Singapore; Climate change behind ‘extreme’ monsoon weather: DMH; Navy chief sworn in as vice president; Official urges caution on river level; Hluttaw sets Aug 21 deadline for tribunal members to resign; UNESCO pledges more support; Tech universities to reopen, offer engineering degrees; Thai launches third Yangon flight; Phone repair training centres find growing market in Mandalay; Small parties lobby president for help; President, NLD leader meet for third time; Govt agrees talks on press body; Development not enough for minorities: SNLD; MPs pass law on foreign investment; Chinese uni offers MBA course; MPs reject proposal on cabinet asset declaration; Citizens of two more countries eligible for visa on arrival: govt; Govt to extradite alleged drug trafficker to Thailand: official; Andaman Resort offers special package deals; Massive Burmese python caught in Florida; Sedona GM in trouble over rates; Work halted at copper mine after complaints; Migration could fuel new unrest in borders, say parties; Drug problem ‘worsening’: official...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Myanmar’s reforms fail to reach target areas in countryside; Japan renews its claim in Myanmar; Japanese company to form Myanmar investment fund; US trade delegation visits; Government pushing for capital market by 2015: Daiwa officials; Disaster risk highest in Asia: study; Oz recalls Chinese cars following asbestos find; Myanmar reps to attend ASEAN hydro program; Floods devastate Ayeyarwady, Bago paddy, says hluttaw rep; Higher pond banks can beat floods, says MFF; Industry casts doubt on latest tax change; Urban disasters spotlight strain on Asian cities; Rooftop farms flourish in Hong Kong; India property giant DLF sells land for nearly $500m...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: MMPO seeks to defer role in organising film awards; Former prisoner publishes novel; Textbooks for state schools translated into Kayin language; Established actors guide new faces in drama series; Diramore songs influenced by marriage, kids; MMPO drops old acting class rules; Modest swimwear makes comeback on beaches in US; Serbia throws up obstacles to US art show; Elvis fans gather at Graceland; A guy’s guide to drinking ample fruits and vegetables; French wine harvest off to flying start...TRAVEL
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 20 August 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 13-19 Volume 32, No. 639
      Date of publication: 19 August 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Real estate market to slow after govt ends tax break; Two new airlines tipped to launch in 2013; Managing Myanmar’s resource wealth; Govt invites OIC to probe violence in Rakhine; 88 Gen marks anniversary in MDY; Hajj committee finalised; Former mayor removed from USDP post; Not the right time to repatriate King Thibaw, says descendant; CB Bank outlines $2b Mandalay ‘new city’; Seven killed in Fresh unrest in Rakhine; Don’t only consider HR in Rakhine: 88 Gen; Human rights body cool on truth commission proposal; Hluttaw committee defends role in Myanmar Music Association dispute; MAI to launch two Mandalay routes; 88 Generation leadership urges official recognition of August 8; Parties call for Quintana removal; Positive signs for NLD in hluttaw; Amended FDI bill to be approved this month; AirAsia to launch Mandalay-Bangkok flights in October; Questions over Press Council formation; DISQUIET is already emerging over the formation last week Hluttaw committee promises freedom of press; NLD leader pledges to ‘safeguard rights of society’ in committee role; New journalism association formed; Chery QQ3 taxi ban rumour not true, says govt official; Strong monsoon to continue: DMH; Lack of storms leaves central dry zone parched; Investigate Katha land concession, party urges president; Committee to review Myanmar-Thai labour MoU; New pentavalent vaccination program to target 1.4 million children: official; Rep tells of land grabs in Nay Pyi Taw; Govt urged to do more on language; First digital meters installed in NPT, with other cities to follow; Companies sign on to support national HIV plan; Myanmar should be prioritised in anti-malaria campaign, says report; MCDC orders stone carving workshops to leave Kyauksittan; ABSDF visit gets approval; Car insurance being misused, says state firm; ASEAN mulls aid for Rohingya; Myanmar to extradite trafficker to Thailand: official; Students to take part in Asia Science Camp 2012; Kachin conflict grinds on for 50,000 displaced...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Visa, Mastercard on the way, says banker; Pepsi to make Myanmar splash; Five private banks to offer point of sale cards: official; Deal signed for 50MW Myeik power plant; Ministry to back SMEs; Battle erupts over Singapore brewer; Myanmar seeks to recapture long lost leading rice exporter crown; Company plans ‘biggest’ sugar factory; Lawmakers push for investment law; Kyat in three-month-long decline; Fights over change in coin-starved Zimbabwe; MPA invites foreshore tender plans; Home prices increase in majority of US cities; Ahlone shipyard to move; Filipino mall mogul plans Asian expansion; Berkshire benefits as Buffett wagers on US housing over Europe...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: Elephant film seeks local screen; Festival to showcase new songs about Aung San; DreamWorks plans China tourist site; Association still saviour for orphaned girls, 65 years on; Naked Cowboy and Indian duel for Times Square; Lone woman on greatest films list; Publisher marks anniversary with Yangon book fair; Fundraising film, class at MMPO; Mexican craft beers go up against big brands; Historic drinks back from the brink...TRAVEL...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 14 August 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 5-12, Volume 32, No. 638
      Date of publication: 12 August 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Moustache Brothers fear end of the comedy line; Reps reject bill, call for independent universities; After upset, Jokowi on track for the top job; Education and our development needs; President discusses plans for peace conference; Govt open to KIO political dialogue, says U Aung Min; Two journals suspended indefinitely; ‘First Weekly’ faces lawsuit; Govt adds one year to degrees; Govt slams abuse claims; 88 Gen leaders raise Rakhine security in Quintana meeting; DVB meets journalists; Agents angry over Hajj committee formation; Activists to form Consumer Protection Association; Chinese medicine fails IDPs: hospital official; World Bank outlines path to new lending; Protest at UNHCR office over Rohingya; President pardons man convicted of Thingyan bombing; Fisheries stakeholders consider closing grounds to protect stocks; Nippon Foundation to expand projects, says official; Battery fishing rise threatens unique dolphin cooperation; Thanlwin flooding displaces thousands; Two injured in truck accident; New foundation aims to improve access to special needs training; ILO meets factory owner over firings; Funeral society donates to Kachin displaced; Two students receive Singapore scholarships; MRESA tries to sign up property brokers; Microfinance offers lifeline to rural poor; Medical students help needy patients; No funds, experts for encephalitis vaccine; Optimistic, young people turn to business; ‘Now I can stand by myself’; Teachers to lead 2014 census: govt; Book sheds light on student army’s Union Day massacre; After 20 years, mother ends silence on ABSDF ordeal; Govt announces age reduction for motorcycle licences; Company agrees deals with farmers over IZ; Five injured, $2.5m damage in Magwe fire; Nutrition month launched on Aug 1...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: B&P prices jump on India demand; US Congress reimposes Myanmar import ban; Private banks offer Letters of Credit; Spain, Italy reject rescue, welcome ECB anouncement; ADB, World Bank open Myanmar office; Safeguard natural resources: NGOs; NGO encourages farmers to grow tea; Gold leaf makers anxiously watch prices; Indian factory growth slumps to 8-month low; British house prices in biggest drop for 3 years; New York apartment listed for $100 million; Diamond Plaza to open August 15; Night-time log trucks banned; Real estate body seeks member boost; Prop boom transforms Philippines; US regulator torpedoes Obama govt’s mortgage plan...TECHNOLOGY: Online world opens up options for users; China’s Huawei responds to US hackers...TIMEOUT: U Thant’s former home under renovation; Publishers cash in on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi mania; Print and digital media debated; Fashion design ‘all about money’: S’pore school rep; Artists paint U Kyaw Thu’s hair and beard; Singer holds Sweet 17 concert; U Maung Maung Thein exhibits paintings; Supporting actors play unsung role; French filmmaker Marker dies...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULE...TEABREAK: Yangon bartending champ heading for Kuala Lumpur
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 August 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 30-August 5, Volume 32, No. 637
      Date of publication: 05 August 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Reps ignore ministry on land-grab committee; Quick boom turns to bust as prices dive in Mandalay outskirts; Jakarta voters are caught in a jam; Youth, and their votes, hold the key to nation’s future; Committee continues to vet the military’s VP nominee; Zaykabar files defamation charge against politician over land dispute; Govt looks to rebuild ‘rice bowl’; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urges legislation for ethnic equality; Literature experts tasked with drafting Shan textbook; President to meet 14 more parties; Child Law amendments complete; Ratana Metta begins children’s legal aid program; Election commission flags voting system change; US to let import ban expire, at least temporarily; Farmers protest agri zone, call for return of farmland; Location survey for storm radars underway; Airlines plan large foreigner fare rise; Foreign hotels meet cap as local prices take off; UN agency to begin joint land program; Former mayor sparks outrage with interview; World Bank to open Yangon office; US ban on imports hurting people: ICG; Pakistani Taliban threaten Myanmar; Taiwan’s EVA Air to launch Yangon flights; Visa on arrival for Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw; Road deaths rise in Yangon; Community urged to join hepatitis fight; Participants declare debate a winner; Govt, ­Singapore Polytechnic sign agreement; UN rapporteur Quintana to visit this week; Vendors threaten Taungbyone boycott; Hluttaw to debate asset disclosure proposal; MP calls for census during debate on Rakhine State; Japan debt payment plan gets green light; Free bus rides to mark anniversary; Prison terms for 92 Thais...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Ministry targets ‘investor-friendly’ changes to law; Mineral prospecting, exploration and production: how the permit system works; Mining summit shows international interest, lack of local capacity; Who’s already in Myanmar? Employment, complaints flow from pipeline; By the numbers: Myanmar-China oil and gas pipelines; Governments back Dawei project; Traders sidestep restrictions to export rice to China; Policy change sees imports rise as exports plunge: official; MFF urges farmers to set fish limits; Industry welcomes proposed law amendment; Baghdad in need of 750,000 homes: govt; City council approves NYU expansion plans; Stadium nominated for architecture prize...TECHNOLOGY: Sun-powered plane returns home after historic flight; NATO confronts tech-savvy Taliban fighters; Virtual lips for long-distance lovers; China censors coverage of deadly Beijing flooding...TIEMOUT: Lead actors for Aung San f ilm announced; Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi starts Daw Suu Kyi documentary; In memory of Taw Paya Galay, a prince of a man; Singer Daw Mar Mar Aye releases memoir of divorce; Tale of young loafers gets OK; Transformed riverscapes inspire SE Asian artists; Springsteen fought depression: report; Guerilla playlists for Indonesian primates; Chardonnay shines bright as Stony Hill marks 60 years; How much gold can you safely eat?...TRAVEL...SPORT: 100 gold medals our target, says minister; Korean flag blunder mars Olympics start; Bardoe steps into limelight on Yangon’s big stage; Yangon to host international marathon; London opens Games with style...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 August 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 23-29, 2012, Volume 32, No. 636
      Date of publication: 29 July 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Our heroes honoured at Yangon ceremony; Giants pull Myanmar in different directions; Make a plan, stick to it; Govt gives positive signals on EITI; US firm GE to open office in Yangon; Yangon farmers get approval to protest; Army to pay compensation for confiscated land in Shan State; Woman arrested for posing as speaker’s daughter; Pyithu Hluttaw pushes NLD leader on sanctions; Singapore Red Cross provides S$2.5m to Myanmar; US donates $3m for Kachin IDPs; Yangon Hluttaw to convene at end of July; US will look at import ban waiver, says ambassador; Workers fired for labour roles, says ILO; ‘We need to reach a political solution’; NGOs continue programs in Kachin, despite fighting; U Thein Sein meets minority party leaders; Government announces record drug bust; NDF denies rumour of resignations in Bago; Significant ‘gaps’ in family planning: govt; Tharapa establishes mobile library; Former free funeral society members found new group; Experts question 2015 stock exchange target; Firms eye insurance expansion; Association warns brokers over sales; First Miss Farmer competition held; Rice industry official touts agriculture FDI in Malaysia; Reps to discuss changes to two controversial laws; Hyundai buses replace WWII-era Chevrolets; Developing Myanmar faces humanitarian challenges; Hotels ignoring room rate order: agents...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: As taxi numbers and traffic increase, drivers suffer; Commerce Ministry to keep car prices falling, say officials; CBM prepares for joint ventures; Japan’s Sumitomo Corp to open Nay Pyi Taw office; Gold on the rise as kyat weakens; US in human rights call on biz trip; Conflict and rain starve Mandalay’s gem market; Cheap imports imperil upper Myanmar’s egg farmers; ‘Staggering fortunes’ possible in Myanmar: Rogers; PTT to invest up to $3b in Myanmar; Zegyo Market’s billboards to be cleared: MCDC; Huang’s Iceland plan revised; Japanese town sells land for $1.50; Fed sees modest US growth, better housing; Road upgrades to boost NW prices: agents...TECHNOLOGY: Google chief declares war on ‘illicit networks’; Govt cautious in telecoms opening; Indonesia’s whale sharks tagged...TIMEOUT: U Thant sculpture bound for Pantanaw; BloodSugar Politik release debut CD; Doherty booted from Thailand rehab clinic; Painting honours life of Thakin Kodaw Hmaing; Something for everyone at Taw Win Fashion Day; New book explores feng shui; Philippine musicians sing their way out of poverty; K-pop invades Latin America; A casual crawl through a few of Yangon’s new bars...TRAVEL...SPORT: "MOC secure SEA Games advertising deal Share" By Aung Si Hein...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co.Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 24 July 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 16-22, 2012, Volume 32, No. 635
      Date of publication: 22 July 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Clinton ‘excited’ about progress in Myanmar; Reporting rules for US firms revealed; An opportunity missed; Devillers par for the course in Cambodge; Reps to vote on U Myint Swe nod; UNHCR seeks ‘true’ community reconciliation in Rakhine State; Senators upset US firms can invest with state oil, gas firm; IMF to open Myanmar office in Thailand; Ministry enacts protest by-laws; March planned for Martyrs’ Day; Depts in capital upgraded; Small grants program to start in 2013 Traffickers of children should get ‘heavy’ sentences, says Jackie Chan; Yangon, MDY tech schools to get boost; ‘Pyithu Khit’ marks an unlikely two years; Donors launch new $300m health fund; Ayeyarwady River approaches danger level near Mandalay; Free Bagan tourist maps available; Era of reform neglects decentralisation; GE signs $2m deals for health equipment; Kachin farmers struggle with instability; Draft law publication wins praise; Lt Gen Wai Lwin in line for top job in Yangon; NLD issues MOGE transparency call; Daw Suu’s fame risks eclipsing new stars...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: UK trade delegation visits; Govt tender winner details released; ADB country director heads to Myanmar; Bad weather cuts mango exports; KBZ Bank starts Thai remittance service; Marubeni to repair Ywama thermo plant; Peanut oil market nearly ‘dead’: producers; Owners take a gamble on dangerous strategy; Shard adds vacant offices to London stung by slowdown; Trump tees off on new golf course in Scotland; NY City mayor Bloomberg promotes ‘micro’ apartments; Watergate apartment finds buyer for record $3.1 million...TECHNOLOGY: Ministry seeks consultant to oversee telecoms tendering; Intel spends $4b on chip tool maker ASML; Spending on IT to hit $3.6t this year; Apple to enter Myanmar...TIMEOUT: Straight Outta Kandawgyi; Me N Ma Girls on their way to LA; Daw Suu Kyi to help choose Aung San actors this week; Afghans sing again of love and war; Exhibitions highlight Ayeyarwady River, contemporary art; Festival seeks young directors; Asian reality stars travel overseas in search of fame; Roger Moore croons 007 birthday song; Rocker Tyler departs ailing ‘American Idol’; Wine sleuth stems tide of counterfeit bottles...TRAVEL: Nearly killed by Lonely Planet...SPORT: Rivals to show Olympics live; Does hiring foreign coaches work? ACE FC overcome Yangon City FC to retain futsal crown; Kick-boxer drawn into fighting for a living...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 July 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 9-15, 2012, Volume 32, No. 634
      Date of publication: 15 July 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Soldier tipped for VP post; Private banks get green light for dollar, euro accounts; Conflict endangers tigers; UN agency urges caution on tourism; Talks help to build mutual trust; Land rights groups to resume lobbying on two new laws; Industry welcomes airport plan; NLD, 88 students call for further amnesties; US to give $5m for displaced in Rakhine and Kachin states; Head of NLD-LA Malaysia office returns; Red Cross launches program to improve child, maternal health; Death for 13 over murder in Thanlyin; Passport issuing office opens in Mandalay; Wine vows to film on after police run-in; Opium fight fuels food insecurity; New govt advisory body takes shape; UN, govt to begin family planning push; Film star brings anti-trafficking message; President submits state of emergency order to hluttaw; Government has made 255 pledges, says hluttaw vetting committee; Myanmar after military rule; Zaykabar land fight heats up; President to make Thai visit; More arrests made over Rakhine State communal violence...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Biz community lobbies for FDI protection; New foreign investment hits $133 million: MIC; Myanmar Brewery tops tax payer list; Small cars fetching big auction prices; So, how much does a 1350cc car cost? Myanmar mining summit set for July 23; ECB drops rates to record low; Max Myanmar bids for Aussino; IMF chief warns over growth; Max says to withdraw from Dawei project; Public gold firm formed; Permit delays hurt industry: developers; Great Father Land waits on building permits...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: Musicians continue fight for youth representation; Humperdinck concert postponed indefinitely; Four galleries host peace art festival; James Bond exhibition marks 50 years; Regional art gets boost in Bangkok; Art sales support NLD education network; Exhibition benefits charity organisation in south Chin State; West’s woes boost Asia’s concert scene; Uzbek artist seeks to stun Europe with giant painting; Pufferfish still a big hit in Japan, despite the risks...TRAVEL...SPORT: Myanmar U-22 qualify; US basketball team gives Myanmar tough lesson
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 16 July 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 2-8, 2012, Volume 32, No. 633
      Date of publication: 08 July 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Wait for free press set to continue; Parties call for fairer electoral system; Is Myanmar using the best voting system? Pro-poor land program unveiled; Reforming land laws will take time, says official; Airlines to expand connections; Child soldiers plan ‘historic’: UN; UNICEF expects to visit all military sites; Loan network to get boost; Kachin State floods affects thousands; US Senate confirms Mitchell appointment; Ministry warns hotels to follow room rate cap; Hlaing Tharyar squatters plead guilty; ‘Snap Shot’ editor bailed over Rakhine coverage; MPs prepare questions, proposals on Rakhine State; Photo caused ‘tension, fear’, says Yangon govt; Waste dump extension leaves 70 homeless; NGOs asked to help govt draft by-laws; France will help reform effort, says Hollande; Feted Daw Suu ends Euro tour in Paris; Activists defend role in strikes; U Aung San Oo gets share of family home; Unusual find during cemetery excavation; US senators press for oil investment; Pharmacists prepare for association launch; Refugees in Yunnan are ‘desperate’, says HRW; With little outside assistance, refugees from Kachin State struggle in China; BRIEFS:UEC calls on NLD leader to stop using 'Burma'; - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returns from European tour; - Sky Net to carry NHK...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Forex rates up, and tipped to keep rising; Central Bank tipped to gain independence; Tax cuts fail to aid overage car owners; Falling farm yields a concern for other industries: MFF; Govt seeks help for Bago airport; Laos ‘halts new investment, land concessions’; Apple launches iTunes across Asia; CNOOC offshore auction illegal: VN; DICA opens a branch office in Yangon; ADB official visits; VN’s first half growth slows; Land prices deter investors; As tax deadline looms, agents worry about falling sales...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: Yangon ferrymen suffer monsoon blues; Thai artist shows wire sculptures in Yangon; Photo sales help Kachin refugees; Filmfest extends entry deadline; Hump day tickets; Remote Indian state becomes rock hub; Napa wineries tap into Chinese market...TRAVEL...SPORT: Vocal fans lift U-22 team; Water polo floats again...YOUR STARS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 25-July 1, 2012, Volume 32, No. 632
      Date of publication: 01 July 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Farmland laws should be amended: committee; Help us ‘as a friend and equal’, says Daw Suu; Inviting trouble in Thailand; GDP growth goals spark debate; US praises govt steps to fight trafficking; Archaeological sites to be upgraded; MIC invites hotel tenders; Govt steps up dialogue with KIO; Rahkine refugee camps short on supplies, security; Sittwe calm but fear remains for residents; We need help to rebuild, say residents of Sittwe; Musicians perform to support Rakhine; Relief agencies scale up response; Famoso workers wait on arbitration panel decision; Govt restarts NRC project; Court rules against ‘Voice’ on constitution; In Myanmar, moving beyond the miracle; NGOs ramp up lobbying for changes to organisation law; Cries of laughter as clown doctors arrive in Yangon; Satellite usage surveys planned; Reforms open the tourist floodgates; Activists call for adherence to land policy; Middles school curriculum gets disaster, environment subjects; Court accepts UEC filing against NLD spokesman...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Govt adjusts vehicle import process, again; Investment conference draws mixed reaction from crowd; Amended foreign investment law set for July 4 parliament session; CAEXPO focuses on science, tech; Farmed fish production falls; PTTEP heads investment drive; Australian businesses set to boost Myanmar stake; Rental market strong before start of Lent; Oracle chief buys Hawaiian island; Italian Roma face slum or chemical plant; Manhattan best deal for buyers since 2006; Indian ‘sadhus’ protest dams on Ganges...TCHNOLOGY...TIEMOUT: Book uncovers foundations of colonial architecture; Legendary journalist Ludu Sein Win passes away, aged 72; Writers group forms executive committee; Chinese author wins German literature prize; Celebrating the hero of retreat; China’s new music scene takes off Japan tattooist draws line between art and underworld; The art behind naming the world’s best beer...TRAVEL...SPORT: Sports Feds to move to NPT...EVENTS FLASH: Rare book exhibition...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 June 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 18-24 2012, Volume 32, No. 631
      Date of publication: 24 June 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: ‘Nobody won, nobody benefited’; Religious leaders urge calm after Rakhine violence; Only local solution can end ethnic unrest: DFID boss; United response needed: parties; US embassy meets Islamic, Rakhine leaders; State of emergency declared; Bangladesh stands by refusal; Web users vent rage over Rakhine unrest; US, EU urge peaceful resolution; Struggle continues for Kachin IDPs, one year on; Groups unite for Kachin ceremony; Business owners march in Myitkyina; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi vows reconciliation in Nobel speech; Daw Suu calls for investment; Total a ‘responsible investor’: NLD leader; ‘The Lady’ needs to tread more carefully; Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session to convene July 4; Press councils: the Indonesian experience; How are press complaints resolved in Indonesia?; Rio conference must create new model for global economy; Farmers complain over gas pipeline; Ministry of Information team visits Europe; Govt should take lead on aid; Japan to give $20m aid for fuel, generators; Myanma Insurance to pay K75m after cargo ship sinking; MAI to add Seoul, Hong Kong and Laos routes; New Yangon hotel opens June 16; Police investigate Hi-Mo assault allegations; Thais hope to boost anti-trafficking ties...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Foreign currencies continue rising: sources; Fisheries industry poised to introduce CMP production; ING to pay $619 million to settle US sanctions charges; Coca-Cola makes official return to Myanmar; Bond market enters new territory; Govt eases seasonal fishing ban; Lawyers warn about unfair competition; Investment summit to kick off June 20; Spain warned of further 25pc home price fall; Bamboo heads green construction in Bali; Costly Tokyo regains ranking as world’s most expensive city...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: Humperdinck coming to town; Invisible art humours cynics in London show of nothing; Myanmar translation of ‘The River of Lost Footsteps’ released... French ‘Artist’ actor in talks for Scorsese film; Refugee exhibition continues in Mandalay; Nick Drake, lost son of Rangoon; Ai Weiwei: fragments of a cultural past; If you have a taste for rum, we have a party for you...TRAVEL...SPORT: Under-22 AFC Cup spur for Myanmar football, says coach...EVENTS FLASH: Art, environment exhibition; Nature Beloved Network (Mandalay) will celebrate World Envir World Environment Day celebration; Rock-On concert...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 11-17, 2012, Volume 32, No. 630
      Date of publication: 17 June 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Australia to lift more sanctions; The Myanmar Times shines at Asian media awards; Lift them completely: presidential adviser; The importance of media ethics; Team appointed to probe killings; Curfews declared in Rakhine State; Children with HIV need more help, says UNICEF official; Information for public; Sight to remember for astronomy enthusiasts; Farmers seek right to use land; Renovations planned at three Yangon hotels; Can’t stand corruption? We want to hear about it, says BSI; Shadows of the past haunt USDPL; Strikes end at five factories in Yangon; Chaungtha Beach hotels to offer rainy season discounts; Govt encourages upgrade of hotels and guesthouses; Daw Suu Kyi says Thailand trip “productive”...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Government introduces K10,000 note; Investing in the ‘New’ Myanmar; K46 billion needed for private insurance company; Debit cards set to arrive; South Korean consortium to build power plant in Yangon; Asia struggles to ward off EU crisis impact; Spanish town’s building plan sparks protest; Pending sales of US homes decrease by most in a year; Car imports hit property sector; Bayintnaung to get flyover...TIMEOUT: Using music for emotional development; Photos reveal plight of Kachin refugees; Work starts on Myanmar’s first 3D movie production; Tributes to Ray Bradbury, dead at 91; Painter Teraoka sees Asia at forefront of global art; India’s unlikely romance with ‘derided’ literary figure Ayn Rand; Plug pulled on Pakistani ‘Sesame Street’; Shiraz with Peking duck? Sacre bleu!...TRAVEL...EVENTS FLASH...YOUR STARS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 12 June 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 4-10, 2012, Volume 32, No. 629
      Date of publication: 10 June 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Films to probe media law, land grabs; Legal reform ‘urgent’, says Daw Suu; ‘Right time’ to end censorship: PSRD; A rock and a hard place; Yangon conference stresses importance of conservation; Minister urges Kayin farmers to secure land from agribusinesses; Indian PM outlines cooperation vision; Daw Suu invited to give Nehru lecture; More strikes begin at industrial zones; NGOs lobby reps on HIV issues; Norway looks to cement budding peace; Youth groups establish a ‘peace network’; KNU pledges to overcome barriers to IDP return; IDPs in Bago receive first identify cards; Child recruitment remains a ‘challenge’, says UNICEF; Improve education networks, experts urge government; Farmland confiscated for Kyaukpyu Airport project; Fourth protest held over land dispute; Road brings hope to neglected community; No date yet for World Bank office opening; Visa on arrival reintroduced from June 1; Generation Wave launches peace petition; Responsible tourism policy draft to be released; UEC meets with parties over strikes, protests; Hunger strike ends at Hmawbi steel factory; Hlaing River collapse raises safety concerns; Body of teenager found after fire; US open to defence ties with Myanmar, says Panetta; Delayed monsoon finally arrives in delta, Yangon...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: India, Myanmar ink deals to strengthen ties; CNPC starts training program for local staff; Peanut exports to China hurting local oil industry, say traders; Govt signs PSC agreement with Jubilant and Parami; India repeats warning on illegal fishing; India jolted by weak growth data; Gas ‘golden age’ possible: IEA; WTO warns of protectionism; Investors flee Spain as financial crisis spirals; Star Wars maker in row with neighbours; Greek ex-minister’s home a monument to corruption; Rising costs drive up brick prices: traders...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: Ambitious media centre opens in Yangon; Artist merges fascination with maps and trishaws in paintings; Shining light on censored fiction; Singers start two-week tour of Kachin State; Musician group to hold election; Lone wolf Myanmar director has story to tell at Cannes; China banks on monkey power in new movies...TRAVEL...SPORT: Olympics, more practice than medal hope...EVENTS FLASH: Art, environment exhibition; World Environment Day celebration; Rock-On concert...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 June 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 28-June 3, 2012, Volume 32, No. 628
      Date of publication: 03 June 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Electricity shortages spark wave of protests; Experts to discuss future of Yangon cityscape; Govt outlines power plans; Transmission line repairs underway: govt: Facebook brings power to people in Mandalay; Govt peace team, SSA-South reach new 12-point agreement; ‘The Voice’ wins the first round in ministry suit; Myanmar to adopt pesticide residue standard in drinking water; ‘Shwe Amyutay’ mag owner preparing political journal; MPs get advice on budgeting issues; m-zine+ hits the streets; UEC boss concedes by-election ‘shortcomings’; Peace process needs women: activists; Sanctions are ‘insurance policy’ for US: Clinton; ‘Overage’ car substitution program set for expansion; KNU holds public talk on peace plans; Budgeting for the nation’s future; Lady Gaga gets pulses racing in Indonesia, the Philippines; Farmers apply to establish company to challenge Zaykabar; One-third of malaria drugs in SE Asia are fake; Government to reopen ‘Death Railway’: minister; Indian PM to visit this week; Small business can make big impact; Eighteen strikes Yangon in May: activist; Workers embrace power to strike...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Japan, Myanmar start investment talks; Amended domestic investment law aims for level playing field; Central Bank aims for weak kyat; Govt calls for offshore block investment; Export credits losing value: traders; Car service firms call for help; Japan eyes car market: sources; More taxis, buses on the way; Ad firm WPP enters Myanmar; Three industrial zones set for Ayeyarwady Region: chief minister; CAEXPO focuses on science and tech; Structural flaw blamed for building collapse...TECHNOLOGY...TIMEOUT: Prisoner used collage art as a means of survival; Wathann Film Festival invites entries; Resurrected Stone Roses play first show in 16 years; At long last, Side Effect release their debut album; Pentagon invites kids to share peace game; Whaam! Lichtenstein retrospective opens in Chicago...TRAVEL...SPORT...EVENTS FLASH: Art, environment exhibition; World Environment Day celebration; Rock-On concert...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 June 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 21-27, 2012, Volume 32, No. 627
      Date of publication: 27 May 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Obama nominates ambassador; Car import rule changes spark rush at state-run banks; It’s time to show some respect for each other; Vietnam dodges responsibilities on rare wildlife; Concerns over national press council role ahead of June 30; Free remaining political prisoners, urges Clinton; U Thein Sein makes pledge on North Korea military ties; Sampan ban leaves villagers jobless; ‘The government must change its attitude towards media’; VP has ‘become a monk’: govt official; MRCS launches family link-up service; Qatar to resume flights on October 3; The hluttaw flexes its muscles; Factories set deadline for workers; Three parties prepare for national conferences; By-elections show desire for change, president tells cabinet; Delayed FDI law set for July debut; DKBA waiting for national peace conference; Hotel zone approved at Inle Lake...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Central Bank adds further effort to securities exchange formation; Africa shakes up B&P market; Buyers warned on odometer fraud; Fish farmer ruined after tender bungle; Agents hit out over misuse of company names; Showroom demand drives rentals; YCDC ups contractor deposit fee; Mogadishu enjoys building boom after decades of war; After six-year decline, US housing prices a cause for optimism...TECHNOLOGY: Facebook share fall flat in market debut; President U Thein Sein set to operate a personal website? Yahoo chief executive resigns...TIMEOUT: Making it big in Yangon; ‘Dictator’ invades Cannes Filmfest; Sculptors afraid of losing their wood; MMPO presents list of grievances; Pakokku Literary winners named; Lady Gaga too sexy for Indonesia: police; New Delhi jailhouse inmates rock to live music therapy...TRAVEL...EVENTS FLASH: Car expo; Photo contest; Male models; Free art classes; Song contest...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...TEA BREAK
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 14 - 20, 2012, Volume 32, No. 626
      Date of publication: 20 May 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Car prices dive after rule change; Zaykabar defies order on farmland; Sad memories of conflict linger on; Positive steps for peace in Kachin but IDPs need more; DKBA defiant over drug claims; U Thein Sein: Myanmar’s next Nobel Peace Prize winner? President reshuffles peace team; Wig factory workers win big wage rise; Speaker, hluttaw representatives visit foreign parliaments over recess; Room rate dispute harming industry; World tourism body, govt set to restart cooperation; IWT raises fares for foreigners; UNICEF regional head to visit this week; A clarion call to prospective donors; Daw Suu gets passport; Words alone will not bring peace: Saboi Jum; INGOs survey needs in Kachin camps; NLD backs away from ‘waxed’ ballot claim; Polish FM urges journalists to tackle corruption; Business travellers to get VOA from June...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: FEC rises after car import notice; Shrimp prices double; PTTEPI signs Zawtika construction work contracts; FDI report outlines opportunities, risks; CNG pipeline near Htantabin fixed after 20 hours; Myanmar needs policy reform for growth: IMF; Insurance industry set for privatisation; Casablanca’s old core crumbles; Indian architect warns of urban breakdown; Lima’s sacred, pre-Inca ruins fall prey to growth...TECHNOLOGY: Slow internet upsets users; Japanese firm Sharp to sell talking robot vacuum cleaner; Yahoo launches probe in CEO credentials flap...TIMEOUT: Photos of Daw Suu Kyi to go on display; Indonesian Islamists threaten to prevent Lady Gaga concert; Dancers gather to mark U Po Sein anniversary; New Iggy Pop album shuns ‘humiliating’ record labels; Hollywood gives up the explosion, embraces the implosion; Monroe beckons film world to Cannes...TRAVEL...SPORT: AFC run ends for Myanmar clubs...EVENTS FLASH: Trade and car expo; Solo art show; Group art show; Photo contest; Male model contest; Free art classes; Song contest...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES: ["Subject to change without notice"]...TEA BREAK
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 17 May 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 7 - 13, 2012, Volume 32, No. 625
      Date of publication: 13 May 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: A new era for NLD after reps take oath; Monopoly mars sales of ‘cheap’ SIM cards; Water shortages hit Thongwa tsp; Backdown hints at greater pragmatism; UN Sec-Gen leaves with ‘profound hope and expectation’; UN ready assist peace effort in Kachin: Ban; Ban Ki-moon praises NLD decision on oath; Hillary Clinton welcomes NLD entry to parliament; UN to assist with 2014 census; Workers, activists highlight labour law issues on May Day; Hotel room rate crisis rolls on; ‘Freedom, democracy depend on each other’; Training, new laws focus at ceremony; Govt pledges more press freedom; Unrestricted press a fundamental foundation of democracy; Experts urge focus on tobacco education, law enforcement; MMA to establish ambulance group, says services are inadequate; Dala could run out of water this week: official; Makeover for govt negotiating team; Germany to focus on ‘sustainable’ support; Japans funds mangroves, scholarships; After the ‘demographic dividend’...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Car owners struggle for service; Car import scheme almost finished: govt; Govt seeks answers to power shortages as industry sweats; Fisheries factories battle electricity cuts; Fisheries industry unveils CMP plan; ADB expects to return to Myanmar soon; China’s heritage plan hits strong resistance; Hamptons home prices rising as luxury beach houses lure buyers; Squatter squabble in Mayangone tsp...TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft readies shot into tablet market; iPads for infants stir fierce debate...TIMEOUT: Movie traces founding of army by Aung San; Fashion show to benefit Children’s Hospital; Exhibit showcases paintings by kids; Chinese acrobats raise funds for Myanmar libraries; On Bond film set, everything is top secret; Afghan museum highlights Buddhism; Six Asian restaurants on world’s top list; Munch’s ‘Scream’ sets new auction record at US$120m...TRAVEL: Jeju merges nature, dark history...SPORT: Myanmar traditional chess set to break international stage...EVENTS FLASH: Free art classes; Art exhibition; Mother’s Day fair; Free show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...TEA BREAK: Six Asian restaurants on world’s top list
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 09 May 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 30-May 6 2012, Volume 31, No. 624
      Date of publication: 06 May 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Hluttaw oath standoff continues; Dispute not a 'political issue': NLD leader; Pyu cities in line for heritage list; Canada lifts most of its sanctions, applauds reformers; Despite concerns, NLD stands by oath refusal; Entering parliament up to NLD: U Thein Sein; UN leader to meet the president, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Fire-hit market to be rebuilt within two months; EU halts sanctions but little relief for exporters; US reiterates concerns over ethnic violence; Environment law deterrents not strong enough: activists; WHO hopeful drug-resistant malaria can be contained; Depression expected to bring cooler weather; A time for informed decision making; Reps slam ruling on status of committees; EU’s Ashton urges ‘irreversible’ reforms; Parties criticise NLD over by-elections; World Bank to return, enter talks on debt; Volunteer novice health program gains support; Farmers take land fight to DHSHD; UN calls for $12 million to fund Kachin IDP program; Britain relaxes trade policy, to open NPT office...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Japan to waive $3.7b in debts; IMF chief lauds Myanmar currency reform; Forex troubles for users continue; Kyat float to hit public sector hard: sources; Rice exporters target 1m tonnes in 2012-13; Iraq aims to revive famous gym; Philippines sells off Marcos property; Singapore tries to repair bad energy image...TECHNOLOGY: SUV makers flock to China as sales boom; Google joins ‘cloud’ battle against Microsoft, Apple; Apple profit soars on iPhone-iPad sales; Post-paid GSM system to start May 1: MPT...TIMEOUT: Myanmar gets its own drama series; Artists call for new organisational meeting; US exhibition opens for Chinese artist Wu; Land allotted for film studio in Yangon; Vogue article on Syrian first lady backfires; Not all in Asia are gaga over Lady Gaga; Filmmakers blame losses on YouTube; Russia bans rocker’s concerts...TRAVEL...SPORT
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 May 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 16-22, 2012, Volume 31, No. 623
      Date of publication: 22 April 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: President, Daw Suu meet KNU leaders; With museum reopening, a chance to see another side of national hero; ‘I was amazed by the election result’ Ministry bans mining on four major rivers; Govt relaxes NGO registration process; Social Security Board plans revamp of health services; NLD to hold training for MPs before April 23 sitting; 24/7 electricity returns to Yangon, says YESB; Time to back East Timor ASEAN bid; In Myanmar, a tale of two Germanies...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: CBM floats kyat as US says to ease some sanctions; Goldfish, toad and robot battle for control of Yangon’s car market; Companies lining up to invest in Myanmar, says advisory firm; Europe may be heading back into debt storm; China’s rare earth body to boost exports; YCDC to auction three land plots; Quake-hit Italian town struggles to rebuild; Smallest town in the US fetches $900,000 at auction ...TECHNOLOGY: Airborne prayers problem solved; Eyeballs, satellites try to save ships from Titanic fate; Hand-held ‘flashlight’ zaps deadly bacteria...TIMEOUT: Aung San role list cut to 14 as auditions begin; Sets to be built for Bogyoke film; Charity group prohibited from holding satire show; Actress fined K1000 in slapping case; Cannes judge open to more Asian films; A fashion history of camouflage; Penang’s food hawkers see tradition lose steam; US seeks return of statue to Cambodia...TRAVEL: Tel Aviv, a city built on Bauhaus...YOUR STARS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co.Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 April 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 9-15, 2012, Volume 31, No. 622
      Date of publication: 15 April 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Analysts sound warning on post-vote political tension; US to ease sanctions, upgrade relations; UN leader applauds ‘courage’ of president; ‘Painful’ changes coming for the media industry; International community welcomes ‘historic’ poll; EU expected to lift sanctions; Back in black: electricity rotation system returns; First round of Buddhist literature competition this week; Delta DRR training underway; Slow start for waste disposal plan; Women and children to get legal aid; Religion TV channel push; Foreigners can lead labour unions under new law; Agents, hotels must look at the long-term picture; Union-level negotiations begin with KNU; Happy days: Kawmhu and Daw Suu; Myanmar on cusp of new era, says Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; NLD can spur judicial reform: hluttaw reps; NLD sweeps Nay Pyi Taw in surprise win; White tiger wins fierce Shan State fight; Parties struggle for Dagon Seikkan win; Mingalar Taung Nyunt comes alive for vote; Second coming for MDY winner; EC policy change leads to problems for voters; 88 Generation activist snares Pyithu Hluttaw seat in Hlegu; Mayangone sees 60pc turnout...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Biz community shrugs at kyat float; Trade expo nets $310m in deals; South Korea aids food production with training; Thailand to hold trade exhibition in Yangon; India tax plan may hurt investment: Britain; Industry backs 30-year Yangon master plan; HK property giant’s shares dive after arrests ...TECHNOLOGY: Terrafugia’s ‘Transition’ flying car cleared for takeoff; Rights groups attack Britain’s snooping plans; Slow internet speed frustrates users...TIMEOUT: Political books will ‘open people’s eyes’: publishers; Art association to encourage free expression; France rejects plans for sunken Sponge Bob statue; Malaysia axes Singapore ballet show over tights; Communist monuments put Bulgaria in quandary; Cardin showcases project in China...TRAVEL: ‘Pleasant days’ for visitors to N Korea; Titanic attraction opens in Belfast
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 09 April 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 30-April 8,, 2012, Volume 31, No. 621
      Date of publication: 08 April 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Govt to float currency April 1; Free, fair elections can heal the wounds of the past; No media allowed near poll stations: EC; Commission turns down applications to cast advance votes in Nay Pyi Taw; Electoral roll grows in Mingalar Taung Nyunt; UN aid convoy reaches Kachin State displaced; Port fire causes $5m damage; Scandals take gloss off the myth that is Singapore; Prayer ceremony highlights plight of Kachin refugees; New building to open this week at Yangon’s Jivitadana Sangha Hospital; Armed Forces Day parade held; Compensation paid to families of boat accident victims; Myanmar’s economic future: SKorea or Nigeria?; Hluttaw urged to investigate legality of govt decisions...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: MOGP Summit attracts strong interest; Central Bank to sign capital market MOU; Reforms seeds hope for farmers; Myanmar poised to let in foreign banks; Taxation overhaul set for April 1: officials; MFF to boost shrimp production; Myanmar lures hoteliers; Pathein-Ngapudaw road opened; Thailand plans US$70 billion infrastructure investment: PM; Boomers lift Japanese property market...TECHNOLOGY: China’s Huawei ‘banned’ from Oz broadband project; Patent requests in Europe reach record last year; US ups private sector’s role in spaceflight...TIMEOUT: Local pop stars brace for lyrical revolution; Five scriptwriters start work on Aung San biopic; Pakistan censors ban India’s James Bond; They call it sneery: mixed reaction for film on Myanmar; Fleeting northern lights frozen on film; Scans reveal rare documents inside 17th century statue...TRAVEL: Asia gets new budget airline...SPORT...BY-ELECTIONS SPECIAL: Hluttaw reps ready for arrival of NLD; Can peace trump political divisions? USDP actions speak louder than words: U Htay Oo; By-election raises high interest of locals in Mandalay; Shan State vote hints at ethnic divide; Nay Pyi Taw by-elections: too close to call; Will invalid votes be a factor in election results?; Election predictions; MPs will follow our lead: NLD; In inner Yangon, a humanitarian worker turns to politics; In Mandalay, voter knowledge remains an issue for parties; Independent candidate U Khin Hlaing, Mayangone; Independent for Meiktila, Daw Myint Myint Aye; Shan party confident of Lashio win; Voices from Maha Aung Myay tsp; 88 Generation forms ‘Election Watch Group’; Nay Pyi Taw residents, candidates predict fair poll
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 02 April 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 26-April 1, 2012, Volume 31, No. 620
      Date of publication: 01 April 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Mandalay candidates complain over voter list errors; Election heralds new era for film sector; Time to overhaul English teaching; The economic cost of conflict; Govt invites poll observers; By-elections postponed in Kachin State because of security fears; Foreign arrivals rise in January, February; Tarmwe market move in doubt; Voters decrease in Nay Pyi Taw: EC; NLD suit against Meikhtila opponent rejected; Celebrities launch travelling campaign for NLD; Media law review to include private sector; Gem sale gives hotels short-term boost; Boat driver blamed after accident kills at least 25; Mizzima aiming for publication launch in May: spokesman; Hluttaw refuses human rights body budget; Federations to oversee labour strikes; President shores up support on three-nation regional tour; UN chief to visit ‘probably’ in April; Australia to send election observers; Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to join International Parliamentary Union; Independent associations to replace MWJA, says official; Physio training for blind launched...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Myanmar to set kyat at 820 a dollar, say sources; MPRL E&P announces gas find in A-6; Swift system to start late April: CB Bank; Dawei port faces growing public backlash; Economists debate return of IFIs; MOGP summit this week; Lead up to CAEXPO begins again; China’s manufacturing slows: HSBC; Irish Republic returns to recession in late 2011, says govt; VN inks 11 deals during March visit; India abandons rail price rises; India auditor rejects reported $210b coal loss; ‘Worst is over’ in eurozone debt crisis, says ECB chief Draghi; Foreign miners decry Indonesian law change; Condo market heats up: real estate agents; Work on Hledan flyover starts, says official; China’s home prices largely down in Feb; China’s trading hub of Guangzhou booming...TECHNOLOGY: Singapore gains toehold in world weapons industry; Pedal power brings cheap energy to Rwanda; Apple announces dividend as iPad sales rocket...TIMEOUT: MMPO uncovers hidden Aung San painting; Artists request restructure for arts and artisans org; Laurel Art Academy offer film scholarships; Deller exhibits Iraq bombed car, graffiti; Putin weeps, cuddles dog Connie in pop art portraits; Horror films help revive Malaysian movie industry; Video games enter realm of art in Smithsonian exhibition; Acacia Tea Salon: more than just tea...TRAVEL...SPORT...EVENTS FLASH...YOUR STARS; FLIGHT SCHEDULES...TEA BREAK: Acacia Tea Salon: more than just tea
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 27 March 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 19-25 2012, Volume 31, No. 619
      Date of publication: 25 March 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Historic Yangon cityscape thrown a lifeline Ministry files case against ‘The Voice’; Outline of a four-step roadmap to equitable growth; In Hong Kong, scandals aplenty ahead of ‘election’; People will decide if vote is credible: US; Quintana calls for sanctions rethink; US voices concern over IDPs in Kachin; US envoy offers praise to hluttaws; United States considers Myanmar ‘a friend’, says government official; Water supply disrupted for three days; East Dagon residents left homeless by land ‘annulment’; Pedestrians nabbed in jaywalking blitz; Media development conference in Yangon; Tay Za’s son wins challenge on EU sanctions; Mandalay chief minister promises MCDC shakeup; UN court lays to rest Bangladesh-Myanmar sea row; Qatar Airways to relaunch Yangon flights; South Okkalapa fire leaves 75 homeless; Experts call for further health spending boost; Foundation to support prisoners formed; India govt donates agriculture equipment; Myanmar drafts new foreign investment rules; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s election rival fights on in Kawhmu; Philippine mining giant eyes Myanmar investments; Businessmen voice support for building preservation; Experts back introduction of downtown heritage zones; Tourism sector urges protection of colonial sites...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: SKorea to hold economic cooperation forum in NPT; Engineering society preparing code for gasifier standards; Eel association warns on overfishing risk; Company formation: not for the faint hearted; China trade expo to start March 30; Oil, gas and power summit approaches; Emerging economies slow, world economy shivers; Goldman banker quits, hits out at culture of ‘ripping off’ clients; Obama slams China in WTO over rare earths; Families face eviction for backing loans to strangers; Outer Dagon township prices fall back to earth; By-election, expected FDI boost property sales: agents; Philippines’ squatters wage daily battle against eviction, relocation; Britain launches scheme to boost flagging housing market...TECHNOLOGY: Climate change hits ‘SimCity’; DARPA chief leaving for Google job; Chinese propaganda hero struggles in internet age...TIMEOUT: First news award winners named; Ye’ Lay reveals fave foods in new book; Transsexual air hostesses: the real deal?; S Korea’s Shin wins top literary award; Dawn Art Festival raises funds for NLD; Art sleuths believe lost Da Vinci found in Italy; East German propaganda art gathering dust; No Rolling Stones tour for 50th anniversary; Myanmar chefs learn ingredients for success...TRAVEL...EVENTS FLASH...YOUR STARS...TEA BREAK
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 20 March 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 12-18 2012, Volume 31, No. 618
      Date of publication: 18 March 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Smaller parties struggle amid NLD media storm; Ministry scraps jet fuel price rise plan: airlines; Largest crowds yet greet Daw Suu Kyi in MDY; NLD confident it can win in capital; Myanmar/Burma name game takes a new twist; 88 Generation leaders deny rumours of rift with NLD; La Niña to bring rain, cooler temperatures: DMH; Lawyer for Thai Yi workers applauds tribunal decision; NUP member appeals by-election rejection; The importance of consultation; Expat businessman restores remote pagoda in Cambodia; Rail ministry agrees to K5.5b budget cut; Canada FM commends govt, calls for free, fair by-elections; Govt agrees to Kaladan impact assessments; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets ethnic party representatives; UN to implement Inle project; Decision in maritime border dispute expected this week...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: GeoMyanmar spruiks Myanmar’s mineral riches; MIC chief invites wider foreign investment; MPRL begins drilling A-6 exploration well; Time to move Myanmar agenda forward: Stiglitz; MOGP Summit coming March 27-29; Auto World Journal to launch soon; Myanmar to float kyat, unify forex rates; Greece clinches landmark debt swap; China cuts growth forecast; Olympus, former officials charged in Japan; Li Ka-Shing is Asia’s richest person: Forbes; Construction material prices flat as rains approach; Updated Colliers report shows Yangon supply shortfall; London’s poorest area waits for games boost...TECHNOLOGY: MPT more than halves SIM purchase prices...Artist preserves buildings in impressionist paintings; MMPO gives members new voting power; Poet surprised by nomination for Freedom of Expression Award; Human trafficking film to air on MRTV; Urban Nepal shamans help Westerners find ‘lost souls’; Chinese designer finds home in Paris; Hungarian writer asks for asylum...TRAVEL: AirAsia seen riding out rare rough patch; Optimistic outlook for Egyptian tourism...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...SPORT...TEA BREAK: Uruguay town offers gastronomic charm
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 13 March 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 5-11 2012, Volume 31, No. 617
      Date of publication: 11 March 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Wage debate continues after presidential address; U Thein Sein vows focus on reconciliation, equality; Myanmar’s economic promise faces pitfalls; Secret ballot retained in ward, village admin bill; Ayeyarwady campaign a ‘river of collaboration’, says Min Ko Naing; Commission confirms Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as candidate; Dept of Meteorology to mark 75th anniversary; Reps call on govt to uphold checks and balances; NLD to build trust between army and people; Vietnam: Two decades of development lessons; Domestic airfares to rise from March 8; NLD files legal suit against rival in Meiktila; New Yangon party opens headquarters; Govt readies for measles campaign; 88 Gen leader pledges ‘discipline’; Kachin conflict dominates NLD leader’s northern visit; 88 Generation calls for peace conference; The complexities of a war on opium; A long journey for medical industry; Govt salary proposal sparks commodity price rise debate; Payout likely after Thandwe crash; Entries open for photo contest; Job fair to be held this month; Ethnic news journal to launch in March...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Gold price likely to increase, say traders; Economists urge close look at budget; General Electric to sell goods in Myanmar; New retail outlet coming on March 16; Potential and problems ahead for Myanmar: Rogers; US growth easing after strong Q4: Fed; China must reform economy: WB; ECB throws open liquidity floodgates again; Flood-hit Japanese firms may quit Thailand: survey; China's Wang Shu wins Pritzker prize; Michael Jordan’s house on market for $29 million; Czech Bauhaus gem open again after revamp; Pending US home sales show industry regaining footing; Japan finishes Tokyo Sky Tree; Italy to scrap Catholic property tax loophole...TECHNOLOGY: Japan phones built to survive water torture: makers; Tech giants lectured on gadget worship; Mozilla goes after Android, Apple with cheaper phone pledge...TIMEOUT: ‘The Artist’ crowned with Oscar gold; Literature award permitted to return after 3 years; Cartoonists come together for Kachin; Aung San film overwhelmed with donated memorabilia; Musician Thxa Soe ends career to make money; New 3D Cineplex opens in Yangon; Italian designers look to China for salvation; China’s Zhang Daqian tops 2011 art sales; Saung Oo Hlaing concert raises K12.6m for charity; Bogyoke Aung San film office opens; Performers call for safety measures; Uni concert gets eight-year jump on anniversary; Khin May Kyi artwork on exhibit; U Yi Sein essays published; Second Wathann Filmfest announced; Director ‘born’ with movie industry still has passion for film; ‘The Lady’ fails to impress local, foreign audiences; Kachin concert to benefit the needy; Bagan FM to hold singing competition...TRAVEL...SPORT
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 09 March 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 27- March 4 Volume 31, No. 616
      Date of publication: 04 March 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Mooted salary rise splits opinion; Whistle campaign a hit on city buses; Company lied about project for industrial zone: farmers; Funding shortfalls threaten expansion of HIV treatment; Myanmar and the knowledge century; MMA reduces fees at centre for elderly; United States nowhere when it comes to Laos; Farmers seek land bill changes; Government to consider ASEAN poll monitors; In Meiktila, former NLD member to run against old party; Ayeyarwady Region farmers establish ‘development’ group; Expert cautions on ‘land grab’ model; For the poor, change a long way off; Gambira to face trial: state media; ‘Scattered values’ united under Shwedagon; Surin satisfied with Myanmar ASEAN chair prep; Curfew set for internet shops; UN calls for reforms to benefit all; Public submissions called for climate change draft report...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Ayeyarwady Bank begins remittance service; Speculation grows on WB return; Japan to resume Myanmar loans after 25 years; Yoma Strategic eyes Myanmar growth; Pork prices falling, says farming body; Energy efficiency challenge opens; Official moots two new international airports; Wind farm developer selects five test sites; New onshore block tender coming: sources; Parking directive could change city: industry; Icy new attraction opens in Yangon...TECHNOLOGY: Some GSMs, landlines move to prepaid system...TIMEOUT: Saung Oo Hlaing concert raises K12.6m for charity; Performers call for safety measures; Uni concert gets eight-year jump on anniversary; Khin May Kyi artwork on exhibit; U Yi Sein essays published; Second Wathann Filmfest announced; Running wild at The Street with wine and fish fingers...TRAVEL: Borneo’s orangutans wild but civil...SPORT: Bikers conquer sand and hills...YOUR STARS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 February 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 20-26 Volume 31, No. 615
      Date of publication: 26 February 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Managing urbanisation key development challenge: UN; UEC chief tells parties to report election violations; EC throws out objection filed against NLD leader; Time to lift veil of secrecy in parliament; Yangon Hluttaw session begins; Fire destroys four houses in Tarmwe township; Imitate global success stories: Stiglitz; Budget airlines show interest in Myanmar; Surin to visit delta this week; Government commits to education review; ASEAN ‘welcomes’ renewed US interest, says Surin; Singapore medical team to conduct free cleft operations in Mandalay; Trade more important than aid, says EU commissioner; Speaker urges EU to ‘lend a helping hand’; Government aims to close Kachin State relief camps; Foreign travel market ‘booming’ as Myanmar look abroad; Academy fans complain over high ticket prices; KNU/KNLA Peace Council meets with NLD leader; SKorea scholarship entries open; MPs tackle first budget in decades; UNESCO to support Sri Ksetra project; With development beckoning, national water policy needed; Committee urges action on failing irrigation projects; Hitachi, BAJ to build tube wells; Rare monkey facing extinction; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives UNESCO prize...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Car trading websites excite buyers; Export tax breaks tipped to continue; Singapore hints at increased role; Ration fuel price increased again: MPTA; Workshop to mull new weight and measurement standards; Malaysian business team visits; Naing Group to build KBZ office tower; People's Park fountain cinema to open in April; Thuwanna upgrades to be finished in April: MFF...TECHNOLOGY: A definitive look at the SIM card price debate; Broken cable slows internet: MPT; Expat develops taxi talk app for Yangon...TIMEOUT: Bogyoke Aung San film office opens; ‘The Lady’ fails to impress local, foreign audiences; Director ‘born’ with movie industry still has passion for film... Bagan FM to hold singing competition; Kachin concert to benefit the needy...TRAVEL: A worthy destination for pilgrims...SPORT: Age manipulation harmful, say coaches
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 20 February 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 13 - 19 2012, Volume 31, No. 614 (English)
      Date of publication: 19 February 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi welcomed in delta ‘home’; NLD makes first campaign to Kawhmu; NUP expects fairer, more competitive poll on April 1; ‘Nargis was a turning point’; Wages must rise to fight corruption, says speaker; In Mandalay, slowdown catches out real estate speculators; Managing the donor invasion; EU commissioner visits with $200m aid package; Leading economists hold talk; US announces limited lifting of sanctions; Exiles return after two decades; Min of Defence asks for 57pc budget rise; eakaway signs peace deal Martaban on course for Ramsar list; Fire destroys hundreds of homes; Association to work on private hospital standards; Groups back expansion of small-scale power sources; Budget carrier plans Myanmar expansion; Norway to provide scholarships through AIT; Our growing air pollution problem; Govt to issue NRCs to ethnic group members; A ‘radical’ aid project starts to look outward; Appliances cause most fires: dept...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: More Chery cars on the way: Ministry of Industry; Imported car, permit prices on downward trend, say traders; Ambitious Dawei project faces uncertainty; Myanmar outbound travel ‘booming’, say tour companies; Crab industry debates exports of sub-100-gram crustaceans; High level ASEAN business delegation pays a visit; Hilsha shad close to ‘endangered’, says MFF; Trade delegation looks to boost Thai presence; Online real estate fails to catch buyers: agents; Demolition firms hope for a smashing year; Luxury condo opens in Dagon tsp...TECHNOLOGY: MPT issues repeater warning; Domestic NGO launches polling, survey website...TIMEOUT: Urban art exhibition draws regional artists; Director Wine continues awards roll...TRAVEL: Myanmar travel made less frightening...EVENTS FLASH: Valentines Day Concert; Saung Oo Hlaing concert; Youth Style 2012 Contest; Girl band seeks members...YOUR STARS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 14 February 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 6-12, Volume 31, No. 613
      Date of publication: 12 February 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: In Nay Pyi Taw, parliament receives an unlikely visitor; Daw Suu Kyi to visit state capitals; Shedding light on shadows from our country’s past; AirAsia, not quite king of the skies; Reps to debate draft budgets in NPT this week; Govt, SSPP reach initial peace agreement; Health, education in line for increase; ‘E-visa’ trial to begin this month; Press law to wait until next hluttaw session: govt; Sayardaw expands ‘hair bridge’ project in Sagaing; Residents form NGO in Sittwe; Thousands line streets of Dawei for first NLD rally; Senior NLD to make way for youth; By-elections will be free, fair, speaker tells Quintana; Government agrees ceasefire with New Mon State Party; E. coli found in many Yangon sushi outlets, say researchers; Mizzima preparing to open Yangon branch office; Rain expected in February as records fall; Rare tree in Magwe gets brokers excited; Telenor of Norway eyes investment after FM visit; Additional support for reform process needed: Australia; Company to launch hotel room booking site; Accommodation costs rise after service charge increases; Media workshop a model of free speech, say participants; UN sees ‘new opportunities’ in Myanmar...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Myanmar seeks Singapore’s help on economy; ‘Open door’ Myanmar offers 8-year tax break to foreign firms; Govt reforms expected to bring new FDI; Myanmar relaxes foreign currency exchange controls; Black market gasoline price falls; Trade volume tipped to jump 30 percent; Myanmar’s to double rice exports: MRIA; Illegal shrimp imports a concern, says MFF; Dawei developer seeks funding; Banks boost interest rates on savings accounts; Domestic gold price to rise; Take up of hire purchases slow: developers; Developers push safety inspections for 20-30 year old buildings...TECHNOLOGY: K5000 mobiles ‘impossible’: MPT; Prepaid SIMS return...TIMEOUT: Photo festival touches the heart; Traditional Chin weaving sees revival; Miss Myanmar goes double as tourism rises; Save the Children holds documentary, photo exhibition...SPORT...EVENTS FLASH: Valentines Day Concert Saung Oo Hlaing One Man Show; Theatre & Performance festival; Friday’s Rock Concert...YOUR STARS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 30 - February 5, Volume 31, No. 612
      Date of publication: 05 February 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Shangri-la to revive twin towers project; Parliament opens with focus on budget, corruption; Perceptions of world leaders often differ; Time for talk on sanctions is over; Peace possible if KIO adjusts demands, says govt negotiator; 88 Gen backs reformers, Daw Suu Kyi; Parties to assist CNF with liaison offices; McCain calls for poll observers; Media law to protect rights of journalists, says ministry; Daw Suu Kyi receives Benazir Bhutto prize Myanmar begins opening doors to foreign journalists; Exile media group eyes homecoming; UN, govt open urban development institute in downtown Yangon; Developer denies hotel charges; New visitor record for Shwedagon in 2011; Break ties with North Korea, urges McConnell; Government plans census for Dec 2014; Peace agreements top priority, pres adviser tells HK conference; Ministry working on hotel star ratings; Generals adapt to new life as lawmakers; India defends project after review call...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: As tax break nears expiry, exporters call for clarity; Dollar and FEC rise on car import demand; Energy ministry reaps $25m windfall after block auction; Toyota bids to buy 300,000 tonnes of rice; IMF notes Myanmar’s ‘potential’ in Article IV mission; Outskirt demand cools: real estate agents; Football club announces plan to build 100-bed hospital in Pathein...TIMEOUT: Ngwe Phyo exhibits new drip paintings; Seeking freedom from fear of selling sensitive books; Kids’ literature struggles to survive...SPORT: Fans ask for more from MRTV-4
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 February 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 23 - 29, 2012, Volume 31, No. 611
      Date of publication: 29 January 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Govt, KIO agree to more talks; The two most beautiful pictures; ‘The strength of the nation lies within’ [interview with U Khin Nyunt]; EU could begin lifting sanctions in February; ‘Unfair’ sanctions end band’s online bid for funds; Activists begin peace push; Military coup ‘not likely’: speaker; Forever begins media training; Night temperatures tumble across nation; EU to lift sanctions in steps: French FM; Sun Far to offer charter flights; Flights to Bangladesh to resume, says report; Masters recipient turns attention to improving Myanmar health system; Australia doubles scholarship program; Experts urge government to tackle child labour issue; Explosion kills two Myanmar sailors...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Stable exchange rate sought for coming year: finance sector; Farmers debate new fish species for export; Shwe gas to power Rakhine State: minister; Electricity inspection group to be expanded; Influx of new cars on way: Commerce official; Unemployment rising yearly: Deputy Minister; Far East aims to boost Myanmar sales; Residents evacuated from apartment block in Ahlone; Cement supplier predicts 2012 sales revival...TECHNOLOGY: GSM billing to be simplified, says Yatanarpon Teleport; Landlines available by plan: MPT...TIMEOUT: Family of studio founder to mark 90 years of movies ...SPORT
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 01 February 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 16-22, 2012, Volume 31, No. 610 (English)
      Date of publication: 22 January 2012
      Description/subject: Govt, KNU sign ceasefire, US to restore full diplomatic relations with Myanmar; Hundreds of prisoners of conscience released; UK moves the goalposts on sanctions; With help from the West, no turning back; Govt cuts coal plant from Dawei project; Tourist, business arrivals up again in 2011, says ministry; Myanmar on ‘verge of breakthrough’: Daw Suu Kyi; Presidential order sees 651 freed; ‘The country will get better,’ says Khin Nyunt; US welcomes release of prisoners of conscience, ceasefire with KNU; ‘I can’t describe how happy I am’; US, EU urged to reconsider sanctions; Amnesty release in words and pictures; Fighting casts pall over Kachin State Day event; Camps unable to cope with Kachin refugees; DFID announces £2m for displaced people; UK to up support for credit program; Lessons in the quest for a transition to free press; Govt preparing for environment dept launch: official; Foreign ministers call for end to sanctions; Crucial polls loom for region; Democracy must bring real benefits; Top US Republican senator Mitch McConnell to visit this week: report; Denmark will double aid in 2012, says minister; SKorea supports biodiversity research; Neighbours agree on framework for Himalaya conservation; Firefighters receive Singapore rescue training; MRCS to increase disaster risk reduction; Doctor denies family claims over suspicious death...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Chinese energy company eyes $2.5b refinery; Paper argues private sector should drive Myanmar’s industrialisation; Car sales, without permits at Jan 19 fair; Ital-Thai to ‘renegotiate’ after govt cuts coal plant; China firms trade position in Myanmar; Fisheries industry calls for foreign investment; Banks push safety of money transfers; Energy firm plans Pyay Road office tower...TIMEOUT: Myanmar Consolidated Media Myanmar-language human geography dictionary [English-Myanmar]published...TECHNOLOGY: Customs tests new electronic system...sport
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 20 January 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 9-15, 2012, Volume 31, No. 609 (English)
      Date of publication: 15 January 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Import permit prices skyrocket; Thura U Shwe Mann praises ‘historic’ visit by British FM; An uplifting year to the end; Unity vs uniformity: which do you mean? Free prisoners ‘without delay’, Hague urges govt; Soros to open aid office in Myanmar; US corporate high-flyers plan visit; US corporate high-flyers plan visit for late January; Visitors up for 2012 Naga New Year festival; Judiciary holding back democracy; Committee assessing old cases for bias; Next hluttaw session to focus on budget; Donor aid begins to flow; Liberated prisoners issue plea for further amnesties; Lottery prize rises but little joy for consumers; Banking on financial sector reform; No injuries in house collapse; New find at Pyu dig; With voting date set, candidates prepare for campaign; Fire victims call for fair distribution of relief items; Tributes flow for a man who put his country first; Remembering our 'Saya Nay'; Films beat ban rumours to take honours MWJA plans press council as censorship eases; US envoy to visit this week...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Govt increases fuel price by K850; Indonesia trade to hit $500 million by 2015; Continued FDI influx depends on government, say investors; Latest jade, gem expo earns $900m in sales; Myanmar awards onshore oil, gas blocks; MTN blast triggers building collapse ...TIMEOUT: Aging actresses find home of their own; Generous gift of Dhamma presented by Thai princess; NLD charity gig raises K30 million; Photo fest returns to Yangon...TECHNOLOGY: Shwe Pyitagon to launch K5000 prepaid SIMs...TRAVEL: Beauty, contrast on the Ayeyarwady...SPORT: MFF eyes pro-league with two-tiered system...YOUR STARS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 14 January 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 2 - 8, 2012, Volume 31, No. 608 (English)
      Date of publication: 08 January 2012
      Description/subject: NEWS: Arrivals up, but not all is well in the tourism trade; In the hluttaws, more green shoots; Time to seize the moment; Mandalay marches to a different political beat; MMA launches two youth health hotlines; Balloon enthusiasts to return this month; Experts sound cautious note on tourism growth; Foundation plans civil service training; Trustees ready remote Alaungdaw Kathapa for festival season; Pride and sadness over the sacrifice of heroes; More than 100 casualties from blast; Bomb scares keep Yangon residents on their toes...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Banking industry awakes from slumber; Garment makers hope US sanctions ease; Authorities clamp down on trading following B&P fraud; Overpass plan prompts public questions...TIMEOUT: Doctor recalls benefits of music therapy; After name dispute, new album for Me N Ma Girls; Actors are wise to interpret, not mimic, historical legends...2010 ELECTIONS...RSS FEEDS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 03 January 2012


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 26, 2011- January 1, 2012, Volume 31, No. 607 (English)
      Date of publication: 01 January 2012
      Description/subject: Daw Suu Kyi meets speakers, election commission in NPT; The case for a law reform commission; ‘Hope is a fragile thing’; Developers eye Kyauktan after SEZ statement; Myanmar seeks ‘rightful position’ in world order; Thai PM backs Suu Kyi in landmark talks; YCDC evicts squatters from South Okkalapa; More resources needed for quake preparedness: expert; Govt targets peace during first term; Aged in need find a helping hand; Tour guide association in turmoil over rule changes; International medical conference to be held in Yangon next month; Education, health forum to be held; Bomb blast kills one woman in Hledan; Funding holding back Kachin relief effort: UN; Japanese foreign minister announces Myanmar trip; Student leader remembered at Yangon ceremony; Secretariat left off hotel tender list; Nay Pyi Taw International Airport opens; Migrant registration programs targets children; Small triumphs for Asian democracy...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Electricity supply charges to rise 40-50pc; Car permit prices likely to tumble; Industrial zones warned on impending power cut; Five foodstuffs receive import green light; Dutch trade delegation visits on fact-finding mission; East, North Dagon property prices explode: agents; Dagon Center II open for business: manager; MAI to launch e-tickets soon: spokesperson... TIMEOUT: 180 submissions for Freedom Filmfest; Saya San Plaza hosts sculpture festival; Punk band delivers message of thinking outside the box; Tintin’s adventures continue in Yangon...SPORT...2010 ELECTIONS...RSS FEEDS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 January 2012


    • "The Myanmar Times" - print issues 2011 (English)
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      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 19-25, 2011, Volume 31, No. 606
      Date of publication: 25 December 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Order to end attacks puts ceasefire back on table; Power rates to double as govt seeks to cut deficit; Aid groups struggle to cope as refugee numbers increase; EC boss pledges free, fair by-elections; Govt pledges to investigate Kachin HR abuses; Education system at odds with job market, say experts; Rights commission warns of conflict trauma in Kachin; NLD to hold meeting on by-elections; Thingangyun party rejects NLD move; Parties rubbish rumours of alliance; China relations focus ahead of GMS Summit; UNICEF to spend $200m on women, children to 2015; Ambitious target set in fight against HIV; Hluttaw commission formed to study laws; Parami drivers caught in fake licence sting; Govt gives green light to female bus drivers, conductors; UN expecting further access to KIO areas; British FM Hague to visit in January...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Farmers cry foul over chicken prices; Rice body to establish national stockpile; Company unveils $3.3m Pathein jetty investment plan; Hpa-an project aims to halt worker exodus; Buyers show taste for Chery cars; Owners stung in illegal light truck import debacle; Thanlyin Star City project takes shape...TIMEOUT: National Literary Awards announced; Singapore musicians perform in Yangon; Expat writer explores life of air hostess in first novel; Former National Literary Award winner passes away; Winners of ministry photo competition announce...SPORT...EVENTS FLASH: Art exhibition; Xmas concert; New Year’s Eve...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 December 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 12-18, 2011, Volume 31, No. 605
      Date of publication: 18 December 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Peace hopes grow, but snags ahead; Luc Besson asked to direct film on General Aung San; Fighting the extremists; Sooner or later, what goes around, comes around; Momentum growing for Aung San biopic; Speakers seek US assistance for hluttaws; Amara Foundation starts ‘floating library’ service; Pre-Pyu era remains uncovered in Pyawbwe tsp; UNICEF, govt reviewing Child Law; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi eyes Kawhmu seat; Ceasefires are not enough; Jivitadana Sangha Hospital to hold fundraising event this week; Green groups agree to establish network; Myanmar still ‘true friend’ of China: Thura U Shwe Mann; Fake malaria drugs a growing problem, experts tell US hearing; Censorship body eases grip on business, crime genres; Eleven Media Group wins international press award; ADB looks to support tourism; Former worker’s attacks hurting operations: NGO; Group plans donation to Kachin refugees; Old pottery uncovered; Press award body to draw up constitution; Remembering a martyr...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Save the ChildrenSave the ChildrenSave the ChildrenSave the Children Myanmar Consolidated Media Kayin Chief Minister opens Hpa-an IZ; Myawaddy- Mae Sot border reopens: media; B&P trader allegedly flees to Thailand in $5m scandal; Vietnam investors to build Yangon hotel; Fish feed body issues import warning; Chinese growers squeeze melon market; Despite new competition, old retail centres retain customer interest; Outer suburbs in demand: agents...TIMEOUT: Myanmar Consolidated Media Photographer in running for major prize; Colonial gazetteers help unearth Myanmar’s past; Musicians band together for NLD fundraising show; Political themes take centre stage at Tun art awards; National Theatre hosts rare performance of ‘Yamayana’ epic...TECHNOLOGY: New internet cable coming soon, says MPT...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 12 December 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 5 - 11, 2011, Volume 31, No. 604
      Date of publication: 11 December 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Help us move forward: Suu Kyi; USAID project to expand to Myanmar; Ethnic political, civil society leaders positive after meeting; US will support reform ‘path’; Too early to remove sanctions: Clinton; US to increase assistance to civil society groups; Kaladan transport project in spotlight; Hundreds more detained in Port Blair: fishermen; Senior General ‘really retired’: speaker; Cochlear implant operations performed; Night market opens in Bagan; In Tharyarwady, a revolt remembered; Committee to speed up peace process; Zaganar plans first foreign trip; Strong hluttaw needed to avoid ‘tyranny’: speaker; Govt targets improved Yangon power supply; Reps gives protesters right to use national flag; Govt hints at more media freedom; Activists call for political discourse; Remaining Thee Lay Thee members return; Knowing the rules of the game...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Low prices cut B&P earnings by 25pc; Oil and gas drilling conference in Yangon paints a healthy future; Despite reforms, Western oil firms avoid Myanmar; Malaysia boosts oil and gas interest; Fisheries group warns against intrusions into Indian waters; Hire purchase deals on consumer goods falter; YCDC to modernise land lease certificates; Seminar pushes for health and safety officers at building sites; Yangon city set for major upgrade, says Minister for Industry...TIMEOUT: Swedish artist keeps people guessing; Art family organises exhibition; St Mary’s Cathedral marks centenary with renovation; Local artist invited to the Netherlands; Cherry FM launches morning talk show...SPORT...TECHNOLOGY: Cheaper GSMs slated for Feb: MPT...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 12 December 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 28 - December 4, 2011, Volume 31, No. 603
      Date of publication: 04 December 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: We want better relations with US: speaker; Uncertainty and challenges ahead for returning fishermen; Ramos-Horta expresses support for reforms, NLD; The reforms are real: get over it; UN Secretary General to visit to propel reforms; NLD registers with election commission; UN highlights policy at HDR 2011 launch; Japan in talks to resume Myanmar aid: official; New hotels open at Ngapali, Inle; Government targets illegal orchid trade; NGOs encourage ‘bottom-up’ approach; FMs to draft regional visa plan in 2012; Education network marks first birthday on Nov 21; Changing climate hurting agriculture, says govt official; Buddha images, jewellery unearthed in Kyauktan; Yangon welcomes Buddha tooth relic for 16-day visit; More white elephants for Nay Pyi Taw; Man arrested over actor’s death...U Thant, gone but not forgotten...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: MRIA considers halt to rice exports; DOF solves ownership dispute; Car imports boost dollar value; Vehicle lots to open in NPT; Smart cards curb illegal fuel sales; Thai floods slow some imports; New, more informative car regos released; Real estate market heating up again: agents; Timber prices on the rise: traders...TIMEOUT: U Thant to be honoured in hometown; No fakery in Xmas competition; Sharky’s: The next level of goodness; Pyay Ti Oo Education Foundation plans fundraiser; Light festival inspires spirit of selfless giving...SPORT...TECHNOLOGY: Mobile phones available through hire purchase...EVENTS FLASH: Hip-hop funfair; Cartoon contest...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...TEA BREAK
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 29 November 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 21-27, 2011, Volume 31, No. 602
      Date of publication: 27 November 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: President welcomes NLD vote to register; Clinton to make historic visit, probe ‘commitment’ to reform; NLD members back tilt at by-elections; EU hails ‘courageous’ comeback; ASEAN nod ‘a victory for our country’, says adviser; Farmland laws need to complement anti-poverty campaign; ; Parliamentarians push for conclusion of second session; Activists sing metta tune; NGO urges ministry to shut down bird shops; Two pairs of conjoined twins separated in Yangon; ‘Nay Pyi Taw Times’ to launch on Nov 20; British minister welcomes reforms, calls for further prisoner releases; Crocodile population increases at wildlife sanctuary; Home for the aged plans Dec 3 fun fair; Pact reps attend microcredit meet; Fire guts Minbya market; 3DF begins ‘vital’ $10.8m anti-malaria program; Man of the house; After 18 months, sailors return home; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls on govt to ensure rule of law; Bomb blast kills 10 in Myitkyina; Guess who tops Myanmar’s rich-list? ...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Myanmar Consolidated Media ATMs find favour with users; Old buses going fast but not yet replaced; Export earnings on track: MFF; From Japan with love – first car imports arrive; Healthy supply pushes construction material prices down: traders; Myanmar paused at the lights for investors...TIMEOUT: Filmmakers ask censors for light touch; Myanmar indie band plays concert in Bali; Int’l jazz festival returns to Yangon; R Zarni solo concert; In Yangon, the greatest roast duck ever...SPORT...TECHNOLOGY
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 22 November 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 14-20, 2011, Volume 31, No. 601
      Date of publication: 20 November 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: NLD members to decide party’s future this week; Why the NLD should register; One class at a time, school changing political culture; In Cambodia, building trust essential to freer media; Houses disagree over bill allowing peaceful protests; Yangon Hluttaw agrees to municipal fine increase; China to send armed patrols on Mekong River: report; Pyu burial site discovered at Sri Ksetra; EU upbeat after finance workshop; British govt minister to visit this week; Prevention beats cure, say kidney patients; Family disowns daughter after alleged $3m fraud...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Teller machines make a return; Vietnam trade expo on Nov 17; DOF halts Chinese fishing co; Industry calls for more easing of banking restrictions; Road ban triples delta transport charges; Thai firm signs agreement to start wind power project in southeast; Transparency drive picks up steam; India trade show a chance to learn, says CII chairman; Shwekyin meeting hall in Hmawbi nearly finished; Post-Lent sales boom...TIMEOUT: Myanmar writer chronicles Everest trek; US singer finds muse in Myanmar culture...SPORT...TECHNOLOGY...FROM HOME: The 2010 Election Archive...RSS Feeds...SPECIAL FEATURE - HOPE RULES: Myanmar: past, present and future; Go further, experts urge govt; State of the unity of Myanmar; Myanmar comes in from the cold; For first time, environment takes centre stage; Change you can believe in? Daw Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein; ASEAN warms to political change in Myanmar; No turning back on reform; Business community positive, one year on; Zaganar donates to prisoners of conscience; For youth, politics is no longer a dirty word; Ludu Sein Win; Parliaments seek public’s attention; U TIN MAUNG THAN... (SEE ALTERNATE URL FOR FEATURE)
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
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      Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/2011/feature/601/index.html
      Date of entry/update: 15 November 2011


      Title: Hope Rules - Special Feature: A Year of Change
      Date of publication: 20 November 2011
      Description/subject: Myanmar: past, present and future; Go further, experts urge govt; State of the unity of Myanmar; Myanmar comes in from the cold; For first time, environment takes centre stage; Change you can believe in? Daw Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein; ASEAN warms to political change in Myanmar; No turning back on reform; Business community positive, one year on; Zaganar donates to prisoners of conscience; For youth, politics is no longer a dirty word; Ludu Sein Win; Parliaments seek public’s attention; U TIN MAUNG THAN
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: "The Myanmar Times"
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 15 November 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 7-13, 2011, Volume 30, No. 600
      Date of publication: 13 November 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Decision sparks hluttaw row; Yangon Region govt facing K22b budget black hole; Indonesian FM backs political changes; Warm winter forecast despite La Niña return; Myanmar does its bit as population passes seven billion; MMA to open day centre for aged in Tarmwe; Parties make alliance; Speaker orders YCDC to lift game on water; NLD waiting for amended law: Suu Kyi; Police explode device outside City Hall; High Court agrees to hear case against U Aung San Oo; Tourism board promoting new Bagan attraction; Migrants face extortion to flee floods; Violence breaks out over fishing rights row; Participants upbeat after ‘green’ forum; US expands dialogue to Tatmadaw; ‘Malaysian maverick’ wows audience in Yangon... News Brief; - Obama to attend ASEAN Summit - Digital health app...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Currency counter rules boost black market; IMF wraps up visit; India exhibition to boost ‘familiarisation’: ambassador; Govt action on highway load limits ups transport costs: traders; Overpass plans date back 55 years, says former police commissioner; Banks back hire purchases; Man dead, woman injured after Mingalar Taung Nyunt collapse...TIMEOUT: Ayeyarwady River books donated to 70 libraries; Local musicians join ASEAN-Russia orchestra; International puppet groups come to Yangon...SPORT...TECHNOLOGY...YOUR STARS, FLIGHT SCHEDULES.
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 14 November 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 31-November 6, 2011, Volume 30, No. 599
      Date of publication: 06 November 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Suu Kyi sponsors short film festival; Hluttaw approves ward and village admin bill; Time is right for a presidential visit; Villagers shun community forest plan; Derek Mitchell makes two-day visit; Phnom Penh passengers eligible for visa on arrival; Korean Speech Contest to be held Dec 13; Thee Lay Thee reunion show slated for Independence Day; MRTV, Sky Net launch CCTV offerings; Damage to infrastructure delays Magwe relief effort; Groups make flood donations; Plaza in trouble over lift problems; Ministry repairs Bagan pagodas after heavy rain; Women jailed for organising begging ring; Poor hygiene blamed for MDY food poisoning; Myanmar to be country of honour at 2012 expo; Poverty reduction efforts will reduce disaster risk: UN; Climate change poses ‘extreme’ threat; Phone rental counter opens at Bagan airport...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Govt offers car import clarification; Experts miffed by mass fish die-off; Myanmar officials call for more FDI; IMF visits Myanmar on Article VIII misssion; Pyin Oo Lwin daisy program successful; Tourism official spurs old buildings debate; Removalists hoping for better days after slow start to post-lent; Market waits for foreign investment boom...TIMEOUT: Art for art’s sake inspires Myanmar artist; Korean stars’ surprise at dedicated Myanmar fans; Myanmar concert in KL, with a difference; French Institute hosts photography workshop; Iron Cross play in sponsorship deal...sport: Under 21s bring BIDC Cup home...TECHNOLOGY: Cable fault causes ‘unstable’ net: ISP...EVENTS FLASH...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 November 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 24-30 , 2011, Volume 30, No. 598
      Date of publication: 30 October 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: More amnesties planned, says Thura U Shwe Mann; The tip-off that saved two pieces of art from smugglers; Hundreds die in Pakokku flash flood; Kadhafi’s grisly death splits opinion, even in Myanmar; November launch for MAI Phnom Penh flights; Japan likely to resume ODA soon; Widespread flooding, deaths reported in Magwe Region; The right ingredients for change; Orchid guidebook set for 2012 release; Fuel ‘smartcard’ deadline extended; For profiteers, ration books prove no barrier; Bill of peaceful protest enters Amyotha Hluttaw; Budget to be discussed at next hluttaw session; Air KBZ to add routes on Nov 1; Decision day looms for NLD; State, region houses to sit in early Nov; Yangon party throws support behind govt; Bangladesh PM to visit Myanmar; Thuwanna Stadium gets drainage overhaul...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Questions over import plan boost car prices; Teething issues at forex counters: users; Fungus, floods destroy Bago paddy; Red tape stalls return of fishermen; Hluttaw seminar could lead to budget transparency; MES to offer skilled worker certificates...TIMEOUT: Emma Thompson stars in feminism talk; Reflects of Moken photo exhibition...EVENTS FLASH: IC Concert; Myanmar Book Centre’s Book Fair...TRAVEL: Waiting out monsoon at Koh Samui...SPORT
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 November 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 17-23, 2011, Volume 30, No. 597
      Date of publication: 23 October 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Hundreds of prisoners of conscience set free; Doctors call for law on milk powder advertising; Release draws mixed views; US govt, senators welcome amnesty; President U Thein Sein visits India; Activists welcome release of prisoners of conscience; China, Myanmar close in on agreement to settle dispute over Myitsone suspension; NLD still undecided on registration; Thousands to miss out on Hajj visas; Health ministry urges doctors to return home; Air Bagan, Asian Wings tie up code-share agreement; UN rep arrives to assess disaster reduction efforts; Logo competition announced for press awards; Faster than light: fact or fiction? China calls for talks after boat raid deaths; Htoo plants forests at Inle; Further progress needed on media, say journalists; News journals sell out after prisoner release; Politics is my priority...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: State banks to open abroad: official; Rice body denies Hot News cronyism allegation; Parboiled rice exports set for 300 percent jump: industry; Business leaders warn on dollar’s rise; Gold price falling...TIMEOUT: Museums urged to collect classic artwork; Tun Foundation seeks venue for art gallery; German orchestra performs in Yangon...TRAVEL...SPORT...EVENTS FLASH; YOUR STARS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 November 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 10-16, 2011, Volume 30, No. 596
      Date of publication: 16 October 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Film company to bring Tay Za chopper crash to big screen; UEC proposes party law changes; Press censorship should cease as part of reforms: PSRD head; Ethnic-focused journal plans for November launch; Challenges remain for optimistic media sector; Thai PM Yingluck makes flying visit; Ambassador tours other project sites; Progress is encouraging: Norwegian deputy FM; Myanmar firms in ASEAN chair bid; Farmland bill needs further amendments: speaker; Govt urged to set minimum crop prices; Nuns to get nursing training in Yangon; Apple fans mourn creative genius; Two men charged with wildlife trafficking; Japan to fund water project; Hluttaw backing for peaceful protests bill; Shwedagon Pagoda anniversary comp details announced; Tour guides unhappy at uniform plan; Monsoon season to end this week: DMH; Winds of change boost tourism industry; Yay Gyaw Thadingyut festival to make a comeback; Hotel wins at World Travel Awards; President’s statement gets support from lawmakers; US Senator McCain hails dam decision; MSF shuts migrant clinics in Thailand over ‘govt interference’; On Sep 30, funeral society founder farewells beard; Buddhist festival marked in Yangon...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Workshop prepares for ASEAN 2015; CNG car exchanges permitted; FDI must move beyond resources; Saving money insurance; India trade to hit US$3 billion: ministers; Privatised LPG not market rate: traders; Industry waits for new condominium law; Cost of renting keeps on rising: estate agents...TIMEOUT: Writers on the art of writing; European film fest returns to Myanmar...TRAVEL: "The city of mixed enchantments"...SPORT...EVENTS FLASH: Art exhibition Full moon concerts; Karaweik games...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULE.....
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 October 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 3 - 9, 2011, Volume 30, No. 595
      Date of publication: 09 October 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: President halts dam; Government to free more prisoners: FM; Bill allowing peaceful protest enters hluttaw BBC scores interview with parliament speaker; Government will work with legal NLD, says minister; Green activities planned for beach; Foreign minister, US diplomats hold rare talks in Washington Anti-gambling motion passed in upper house; NDF expects stronger results in by-election, says co-founder; Hluttaw calls for boost to hardship posting payments; Laneway dispute heading to court; Thai PM Yingluck to make first visit this week: report; Sketch of a River event draws 5000; Library opened in Thingangyun tsp; No need to fund monastic schools: govt; State-run schools reliant on donors; Migrants tell of slavery at sea on Thai fishing boats; Minister denies nuke rumours; ‘Strike action is not the issue’; NUP marks 23rd anniversary, calls for unity; Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Official forex counters open for business; Tax laws amended; Fish prices too low, say farmers; Myanmar-Malaysia expo first stage in boosting trade: embassy; Black gram prices recede after brief spike: traders; Real estate slowdown splits agent opinion; Developers grapple with parking problem...TIMEOUT: Amazing discovery in Kyaukse region; S Korean celebrities to attend filmfest; U Thein Tan plans comeback shows; Seeking truth through music; Writers to embark on Chindwin trip...TRAVEL...SPORT...EVENTS FLASH: Full moon concert; Kabyar Bwe Hmu show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...YANGON RESTAURANT REVIEW [STILL ONLY ONE REVIEW AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS]...2010 ELECTION ARCHIVE [from January to late October 2010..."This page contains every article published by The Myanmar Times relating to the 2010 election. It will be updated weekly, internet connection permitting."]...RSS FEEDS.
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmar.mmtimes.com [Burmese version]
      Date of entry/update: 03 October 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 26 September - 2 October, 2011, Volume 30, No. 594
      Date of publication: 02 October 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Ayeyarwady issue can create unity, says Suu Kyi; Following anger over comments, minister pledges to re-assess project; Environmentalists ramp up fight to halt hydro project; Govt ministers mull Myitsone dam issue; Thousands flee homes in Taungoo; Environment conservation law ‘within arm’s reach’: minister; Dammed if you do: youth urge govt to scrap project; Tour guides prepare for ASEAN competition; Metta foundation unveils new leadership team; Myanmar becomes full AIPA member; US upgrades ties through the back door; Awash in a sea of analogies; The importance of consensus decision making; Remembering Thakin Ohn Myint; Yamayana show slated for December; Hluttaw reps debate cultural protection, major projects; Police nab alleged fuel fraudster; Western states should reach out to govt: ICG; MAI signs agreement to conduct aviation engineer training; Kachin musicians draft letter for peace; No change yet to Indonesia visa policy: embassy; Abstinence helps fund K150 million school building in Sagaing Region; Ban on news sites lifted; Thailand wins U-19 football final...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Car plan spurs forex fluctuation; Gold price skyrockets; Foreign income earners cry out for stability; Floods cause K3 billion loss: MFF; As car substitution begins, questions remain; Overpass planned for Shwegondaing: YCDC...TIMEOUT: Timeout Comedians plan comeback Investigating the human cost of disaster; Exhibition, book highlight beauty of endangered river; Cartoon street exhibition returns for Thadingyut; Myanmar performers attend puppet festival; Wathann Filmfest winners named...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MCPA hosts software conference...Power demand stresses water supply..EVENTS FLASH...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...YANGON RESTAURANT GUIDE.
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 October 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 19-25, Volume 30, No. 593
      Date of publication: 25 September 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Prove sceptics wrong, envoy urges govt; Despite protest, minister vows govt will continue dam project; Yangon’s surprise visitor; We need to maintain the momentum; Army representative spells out plan to ‘supervise’ language; Dialogue, not sanctions, the key to better bilateral ties; Anyeint group returns from exile in Thailand; ‘My Music Journal’ launched; Parliament to consider all voices, says speaker; Top European aid official ‘encouraged’ after visit; More junctions to get CCTV cameras; Amyotha Hluttaw approves bill allowing private schools; Businessman to found K1b fund for education; Democracy Day marked at NLD headquarters; Participation the missing ingredient; Trustees prepare for Shwedagon milestone; MSM, sex worker health hotline launched; We won’t be influenced by the govt; NGOs finalise agreements with dept; ACE wins inaugural Tiger Futsal League...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Charcoal price soars after heavy monsoon; MFF aids return of fishermen; Substitution plan shakes car markets but questions remain; UMEHL backs delta electrification plan; Brick prices to keep rising after govt halts illegal firms; Suburban demand ‘strong as ever’, say estate agents; New market opening...TIMEOUT: Sculptor pays tribute to U Thu Kha; MMA to increase song fees; Indian company sponsors contest for young artists...INFORMTATION TECHNOLOGY: MCPA hosts software conference; Power demand stresses water supply...EVENTS FLASH: Japanese film; Jazz concert; Photo contest...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...YANGON RESTAURANT REVIEW
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 24 September 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 12-18, Volume 30, No. 592
      Date of publication: 18 September 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: HR body positive step: analysts; Thura U Shwe Mann warns govt to ready for free trade; Govt looks to resurrect taxi meter plan from Sep 11; Spotting signs of a political thaw; New US envoy arrives for six days of talks; Bago airport back on agenda; The more freedom, the better; LIFT to distribute $54m for phase two projects; Media Corners get green light in upper Myanmar; Contributions sought for disability centre; Police bust Yangon restaurant for illegally selling pangolins; MAI to fly to Phnom Penh from October; Green groups call on govt to expand ministry activities; Floriculturist group urges public to use library; Students, teachers and system grapple with new teaching approach; Funding a daily battle for monastic school sector; Workers complain as November deadline nears; Opening the door on development; Monsoon to withdraw in early October, says department... BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Bank interest rates cut by 2pc; Investment law set to be updated; No factory closures at Hlaing Tharyar yet: zone president; Overseas Myanmar watchful on income tax cut; Cheaper electricity comes to Rakhine State; Bank rate cut likely to boost bond market...TIMEOUT: Kachin group revives orchid tradition; Bluegrass comes to Myanmar; Committee protects writer’s copyrights; Wathann Filmfest showcases local documentaries and films; ‘Teen’ magazine marks 9th anniversary; Events Flash: - Design show; - Photo contest...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MCPA hosts software conference; Power demand stresses water supply...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...YANGON RESTAURANT REVIEW.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 05 - 11, 2011, Volume 30, No. 591
      Date of publication: 11 September 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Hluttaw passes labour rights bill; Tribunal to hear Bay of Bengal dispute this week; Prisoners represent test, and opportunity, for govt; Thai FM to visit Myanmar this month; CCTV, Fuji TV arrive in Nay Pyi Taw; Farm rights bill gets speaker nod; YA to restart flights from October 16; Lawmakers to debate election law changes; Poor line condition led to derailment: official; Shwe Than Lwin prepares to launch free-to-air TV channel; Govt to ensure compensation for rail project: minister; Community group establishes plastic bag-free zone at Inle; WWII bomb kills seven near Sittwe; Forever Group joins ABU network; Hotel bookings strong for peak season Expectations high for a record year; Trustees expect a new high for Shwedagon Pagoda; Ex-smokers start group to help others kick habit; Israel invites private sector trainees; Inle Lake restoration plan to be drafted by December; Subway plan for Nay Pyi Taw too expensive, says minister; Institute to advise govt, says founder; Government to submit new jail law: minister; Free funeral society founders celebrate wedding anniversary; Hluttaw to debate proposed tax reform; PACT welcomes microfinance bill approval; Business funds credit program; FDA to open offices at border checkpoints...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Illegally imported car fines set in dollars; ATMs and bank cards to return soon: AGD; Forex debate continues as kyat remains strong; Amyotha Hluttaw reps ponder the kyat; Pyithu Hluttaw discusses forex issue; State-owned firms to be sold off within 10 years: government; Elevators sales on the rise as downtown booms; Taw Win plans Insein low-cost development...TIMEOUT: Performers prepare for arts competition; Big Bag explore new dimensions of sound; New crop of artists graduates from NUAC; Inle Lake film to screen in France...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MCPA hosts software conference; Power demand stresses water supply...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 10 September 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 29 - September 4 2011, Volume 30, No. 590
      Date of publication: 04 September 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: With human rights envoy’s visit, change is in the air; Quintana sees ‘positives’ but more progress needed on HR; Government proposes tax changes; Media transition takes another step in hluttaws; Awards judges must be independent: journalists; UEC approves new political party; UEC proposes to amend law; Quintana meets parliamentarians, speakers; UN-HABITAT to distribute landslide risk manuals; Flooding, landslides in Shan State; Members of two parties facing charges over road toll refusal; Yangon pavements get a makeover; Workers stranded in Saudi Arabia; Economic forum shows challenges for govt; MAS pilots farming project in NPT; Tourism counter, soldiers for airport; Obituary: Not Burmese, but a real Burmese; KOICA to fund $3m disease lab; NGO lobbies govt to act on gender rights; Shwekyin order prepares for 2012 conference in Hmawbi; Forgotten securities market eyeing revival; Loi Hein to go public within three years...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Dollar drops, gold rises on uncertainty: traders; Rice exports from Pathein to restart; Pathein jetty set for upgrade: official; Call to end ‘unnecessary’ fisheries tests; Myanmar seeks JVs for new onshore blocks; Rice production policy set for change: MRIA; Property market taking a breather: agents; Govt urges action at Thilawa-Kyauktan; Heavy monsoon boosts demand for broken bricks; Brand hijacking ‘disgusting’, says developer... Business Brief: - Yangon Expo starts September 1; - Myanmar-Malaysia expo in mid-Sept; - Imports push trade deficit: Commerce...TIMEOUT: Publishers profit from Aung San books; Explore more Tagore; Writer honoured for helping lepers; Young directors sought for Mekong filmmaking contest; Mr & Ms Smart Contest scheduled; Haunted by the ghost of Tom Joad...Events Flash: - Japanese films; - Jewellery show; - Art exhibition; - Ye’ Lay concert...TECHNOLOGY: Why mobile phone connection charges should cost nothing...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES...YANGON RESTAURANT REVIEW.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 August 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 22 - 28, 2011, Volume 30, No. 589
      Date of publication: 28 August 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Politicians prepare for lengthy hluttaw sessions; As parliament prepares to sit, expectations high for ‘solid’ legal changes; Optimism after NPT meeting; Flooding hits outlying quarters of Mandalay; Package tour sales drop despite arrival growth; Cautious welcome for ‘return home’ offer; Human rights envoy to visit this week; Deforestation causing landslides, says expert; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tours Bago; Govt, NGOs mark World Humanitarian Day; Migrant passport applications surge; Heart conference to be held in October; Diet pill demand high despite ban; Sangha hospital to open branch clinic; Philosophy writer Nandar Thein Zan dies, aged 65; Sitagu targets foreign students; Illegal wildlife trade on increase: govt; Shwe Parami Sayadaw establishes group to provide free healthcare; Lost and found at Kyaikhtiyo...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Finance Ministry widens tax cuts; Have FECs reached the end of the line? Tax cut muted by dollar: traders; CAEXPO coming soon; B&P industry expecting boost; Commerce officials aim to quadruple Bangladesh trade; Made in Myanmar expo in August; Business Brief: - Low-grade jade sale sells out; - Malaysian imports soar: Commerce Min; - Industrial zones at borders proposed...TIMEOUT: Filmmakers delve into lives of artists; Soft rock compilation released; Mini-theatres give Yangon moviegoers a new option; MMA hires help to monitor songs; DJ course opens; Young artist expresses yearnings in paintings; Lost and found at Kyaikhtiyo Mission accomplished! Events Flash: - Design show; - Wedding fair; - Ye’ Lay show; - Photo contest...INFORMATION THECHNOLOGY: World’s hackers gather in Germany; GSM mobile prices fall, say brokers; Taiwan faces worst brain drain.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 23 August 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 15 - 21, 2011, Volume 30, No. 588
      Date of publication: 21 August 2011
      Description/subject: N.B. THE ARTICLES HAVE MISTAKENLY BEEN GIVEN LAST WEEK'S DATE.....LOCAL NEWS: Record flooding forces Bago evacuations; Suu Kyi, govt commit to talks; Aquino edges toward peace; Indonesian embassy marks ASEAN Day; Govt confident of peaceful resolution in Kachin State; MPs release letter calling for peace; Ayeyarwady Region flooding leaves farmers short of seeds; Union govt announces reshuffle; YCDC tightens vendor rules; Four North Dagon men arrested over Aug 1 murder; China to send sacred tooth relic; Lightning strike kills three in Mandalay; Passengers up sharply at Yangon Airport: govt; ASEAN chair to be decided in November: FM; Foundation established to improve climate knowledge; Mekong visa plan ‘years’ away: tourism body; GPs lack ART knowledge, say experts; Journalists allowed to attend hluttaw sessions: government; Media handlers for ministries; Experts doubtful on HPV vaccine...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Farmers demand more than cheap loans; KOICA-funded Magway auto training centre to open; Export taxes tipped to fall; IMF team to advise on forex reform; Consumer protection law mooted; Myanmar gold up 5pc; Stadium projects continue in Nay Pyi Taw; Property tax break extended; Construction experts drafting new building code; Rice exporters hope for tax change...TIMEOUT: Scholar updates 200-year-old poem; Filmfest planned for Yangon; Hip-hop meshes with orchestra at live concert; Myanmar feature film bound for Singapore; Are wedding rings a Myanmar custom? Beauty contest for disabled women scheduled...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Britons use social networking sites to expose rioters; Hackers threaten Facebook; Taiwan unveils eco-friendly e-paper; Children learn hacker ways at DefCon......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 8 - 14, 2011, Volume 30, No. 587
      Date of publication: 14 August 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Experts call for floating forex rate; Hluttaws to focus on legislation; One-party Singapore enjoys teething pains of transitions; State-backed press awards to take place in October; Qualified pharmacists should be required in drug stores, say doctors; Hospital drops suit against Hot News; Border tourism nosedives after permit system modified; YESB asks customers to help root out corruption; Health precinct to open in capital; ‘Sexy’ pics challenge censors; Young girl dies after falling in water drain; Korean test slated for October; The slow death of a fishing village; US confirms key diplomat for Myanmar; Bago govt takes aim at poverty; New burial custom found at Kyaukse pagoda; Project to bring electricity to 5000 villages: ministry; Nutrition month launched; Govt, WCS to continue tiger project; Texas to get replica of Shwesigone; Pazundaung drop-in centre helps kids stay off the streets; USDP Yangon reps ready for sessions, says senior official...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Bad weather disrupts fuel distribution; Rubber prices falling on local markets; Traders urged to use ACU transfers; Commodities stable, despite stormy climate; Strand Rd upgrade to boost values: agents...TIMEOUT: Rain, restrictions impact booksellers; Photographs offer unusual view of pagoda; Actress launches book of photos of herself...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Disease prevention aided by lab-in-a-chip; Nissan says electric car can power family home; Google+ rated the fastest-growing social network ever.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 13 August 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 1 - 7, 2011, Volume 30, No. 586
      Date of publication: 07 August 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Football qualifier ends in disgrace; Government, Daw Suu Kyi ‘optimistic’ after talks; Hammering out a South China Sea deal crucial for transparency; Racing buses blamed for another fatal crash; Compensation, insurance premiums rise; Govt begins program to issue low-cost NRCs; Threat of fire hovers over Mandalay; Keep a fire extinguisher in the home, urges dept; Election commision boss hears party complaints; IWT raises fares to avoid privatisation; Monastic schools take to ‘child-centred’ teaching; Missionary university enrolments up in 2011; Flooding kills seven, forces evacuation of thousands: MRCS; Air KBZ adds new destinations; Giri recovery slows in Rakhine State...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Weak dollar leads to layoffs: industry; Cracks appear in China’s economic model: analysts; Rail privatisation drive continues; Passengers hope privatisation brings better services; Pearl Condo residents challenge developer; Asia Express refutes accusations ... TIMEOUT: Movie museum to get facelift; MMPO schedules fundraiser; Dance drama kicks off Tagore festival; ‘Hidden Japan’ revealed; HIV misrepresented in movies: patients...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Chinese sub logs new depth milestone; MPT to release 4m new GSM lines by end of the year; Cybercrime the greatest online threat, says expert........N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 04 August 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 25 - 31 2011, Volume 30, No. 585
      Date of publication: 31 July 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Yangon govt takes aim at exile media over ‘misreporting’; ASEAN bid gets ‘positive’ response; Slow progress hurting credibility of new govt, say opposition MPs; Business calls for tax reform; USDP politician urges govt action on commodity prices; Journal in hot water over SSC article; Yangon govt aims for job creation; Child soldier complaints on rise, says ILO; Nine dead in second Thai chopper crash: army; S Korea arrests man over Taw Win fraud; Yangon to get $30m private hospital: report; One day a year, museum offers a glimpse into the life of Aung San; Families of late heroes participate in Martyrs’ Day service; Bagan to host tourism conference; Rainfall records set as towns hit by flooding; Bus accidents up in first six months; Stable rice prices, suffering paddy farmers...BRIEFS: Group to contribute to ART costs; Yadanarpon launches phone rental service...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Industry waiting for 15pc loans; Rice exports expected to rise: MRIA; Revenues from gem and jade sale fall by 46pc; Thailand optimistic on border reopening; Yangon’s rail network to be privatised; Real estate agents say higher tax won’t lead to more evasion...TIMEOUT: Religious texts preserved on bone; Singer expands her repertoire of covers; MRTV-4 to hold 7th anniversary exhibition...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: India outsourcing to the periphery; Indonesia urges ASEAN to harness social media; Kakao is sweet for S Korean smartphone users.......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 26 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 18 - 24 2011, Volume 30, No. 584
      Date of publication: 24 July 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Elderly man dies in Latha tsp fire; Ad spending soars as foreign brands return; Signs of progress, but questions remain; Say goodbye to ‘stable’ weather, dept warns; Passport office gets (mostly) thumbs up after move to Bahan; Gone, but not forgotten; Three dead, four injured in Yetagun helicopter crash; Rakhine NGO establishes emergency relief groups; Government to apply for vaccination funds: GAVI; Monks respond to citizens in need; MRCS to form township blood donor groups; Substandard health tests rife in overseas job sector, say agents; Ministry of Energy calls for onshore block bids; Yingluck and the ties that bind; Puea Thai Party landslide a victory for democracy, stability...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Ditch the viss, govt urges traders; SPA joins new joint venture; Jade, gem and pearl sale beats previous auctions; Gem sale sees room shortage in NPT; Govt opens up LPG imports to cartel; Htoo plans orchid garden at Hlawga Wildlife Park; New online store opens...TIMEOUT: Endangered dolphins in the spotlight; Magazine stories revived; Actress celebrates birthday with birds...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Facebook’s networking abilities open a world of options for users; Private US space race heats up......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 21 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 11 - 17 2011, Volume 30, No. 583
      Date of publication: 17 July 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Highway bus crash leaves two dead, 22 injured; Tourist numbers continue surge; A deeper level of understanding; Australia could increase aid further: FM; Pensioners all smiles as government unifies monthly payments; Flooding likely, says department; Ayeyarwady govt looks to agriculture to fight poverty; Magwe chief minister takes aim at gambling; China wants to increase border trade cooperation, says official; Workers ace test on Korea language; Violent murder prompts police warning to gay community; Thousands of foreign jade traders in Nay Pyi Taw; Govt increases validity of migrant worker passports; Sitagu plans Applied Buddhism course; Seafarers miss out on compensation after raid; Airport ups departure tax, again; The ups and downs of travelling solo; Aid groups anticipate credit framework...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Pork, pig prices on the rise Tax cuts offer limited aid: exporters; Indonesia eyes role in Myanmar; Government reverses ban on foodstuffs imports; Locally made vehicles selling well, say traders; Thanlyin oil refinery works almost complete; Real estate industry braces for tax increase; Land ownership muddies sales...TIMEOUT: Celebrities make charity a new tradition; Hard work, no fame for bodybuilders; Painter captures sights, atmosphere of Myanmar landscapes...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Disabled Japanese man begins robo-suit adventure Red Cross controversy erupts in China; Ocean floor muddies China’s grip on rare earths market......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 22 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 04 - 10 2011, Volume 30, No. 582
      Date of publication: 10 July 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Founder of The Times freed but says he will appeal; Government set to reform foreign exchange policy; NPT Council issues security notice; Record rains damage Thandwe-Yangon road;p ‘Myths’ hurt uptake of contraceptive coil; Journalists mourn a mischievous colleague; Australian FM meets President U Thein Sein; Six parties to send members to Japan; Private banks will change old and torn money: Central Bank; Media Corners fall foul of YCDC; Press scrutiny official ‘satisfied’ with transition to self-censorship; Bahosi stops birthing services; Officials take part in SKorea seminar; For book lovers, history repeats itself in Kachin conflict; Irrawaddy dolphins triple in protected area: survey; MCC to cooperate with Thai institute on environment degrees; NUP to push for ‘local’ democracy, says party official; MRCS ends Nargis programs; Author takes library to rural readers...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Livestock dept aims to boost dairy production; Pig virus spreading, says LBVD; Thriving jade industry at the heart of Mandalay; Government reduces export taxes; Vietnam firms take tentative steps into building industry...TIMEOUT: Novelist overcomes anti-youth bias; Lay Phyu produces album of traditional instrumentals; Giving new meaning to old photographs; Yearlong festival planned for artist...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Sony chairman ‘sorry’ over security breach; Google takes on Facebook; S Korea showcases cost-cutting mobile harbour......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 10 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 25 - July 3, 2011, Volume 30, No. 581
      Date of publication: 29 June 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Thai PM turns up heat on rivals as July 3 vote looms; Act on reform, EU urges govt; Cargo plane accident closes Yangon airport; Aid programs hit by rising kyat; Yangon’s drains struggle to cope with heavy rain; Parties reach by-election agreement; India looks to reset ties with Myanmar; Three injured in car bomb attack; Refugee day marked; Strong bookings for NPT hotels; Judge to hand down verdict on June 30; Locals report bombings in Myitkyina; Htwe Oo to perform at French festival; No change to validity of passports: official; Microlight pilot stops off in Myanmar; Women’s association president urges ICT increase; Landslide kills two in Tanintharyi: MRCS; Govt commits to 80 human rights recommendations at UN; Nay Pyi Taw to host first travel, food show; Group calls on public to help locate centenarians...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Exports rise, despite weak dollar; Parboiled rice set for export to Russia; Foreign investment floods into Myanmar; DMNG survey firm opens Yangon branch; Gem emporium kicks off; ‘Dangerous’ sites cause headaches for residents, developers; Thanlyin Star City sales brisk, says FMI director...TIMEOUT: Myanmar poet mixes with literati; Ghost movie spooks censors; Scholars seek recognition through English-language publications; School for blind holds fundraiser...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Tablet war heats up as Asia challenges iconic iPad; Internet body okays corporate web suffixes; New world’s fastest supercomputer......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 20 - 26, 2011, Volume 29, No. 580
      Date of publication: 26 June 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Election tribunal clears NDF politician; Vendors belong in markets, says YCDC; Buddhist ethics classes look to negate effects of globalisation; Meteorologist’s name used in 2012 doomsday prophecy flyer; 'I'm sure I would have won'; Mandalay government launches low-interest farm loan program; Legalise rural credit schemes, urges Zaw Zaw; Final arguments expected at June 21 court hearing; Sitagu opens Yangon academy; Strong rainfall a boon for farmers; Dawei project to displace 10,000, says developer; Government reveals plan to expand Yangon International Airport; Quietly, a global heavyweight enters the arena; Blind students recognised for 'remarkable' 2011 exam results; China doctors conclude eye care project; Sri Lanka returns 'missing' fishermen; YCDC launches city-wide cleaning project; Horse riding training for tour guides set to begin...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Vietnam steps up investment; MIDB to offer loans at 15 percent to capitalise SMEs; Tourism operators stung by rising kyat; Strong kyat hits workers abroad; Unstable currency a side issue: investors; Kyat’s all folks: landowners ditch the dollar for pricing; Outskirt townships gain momentum; Apartment owners, real estate agents slam illegal sales taxes...TIMEOUT: Golden letter from a Myanmar king; Artist takes fresh look at ancient Myanmar folktales; MMA sets up library of songs...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Sun-powered plane’s second cross-border flight cut short; While consoles do battle at E3, mobiles games quietly invade; US bankrolls ‘shadow’ internet: report......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 13 - 19, 2011, Volume 29, No. 579
      Date of publication: 19 June 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Three million beat poverty; Vice president highlights link between deforestation, poverty; YCDC to plant more trees this wet season; Southeast Asia’s leaders running scared as polls loom; Police make arrest in train bomb case: media; Pre-censorship lifted for some publications; Eleven Group to go public: CEO; State-run airline to launch regional routes; Yangon to get improved water supply from 2013, says YCDC; Journal vendors fret over dailies; With HIV memorial, networks emerge from ‘underground’; Group to offer HIV counselling via email; Rebuilt Mingalar Market to open this month: YCDC; Fire outbreaks continue decline: govt; Woman freed in govt amnesty back behind bars...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Foreign currency earners tighten their belts; Importers face pricing challenge; Filling stations owners cut octane prices on strong kyat; Experts split on kyat’s appreciation; Exporters voice concern over falling dollar rates...TIMEOUT: Shan princess ‘returns’ to Myanmar; Composer Maung Thit Min passes away; Blind author writes about childhood experiences...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Jobs returns to launch the ‘iCloud’; Kiwi inventor readies ‘jetski for the skies’; Xbox 360, Kinect shows off new tricks......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 6 - 12, 2011, Volume 29, No. 578
      Date of publication: 12 June 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: ‘Warm words’ not enough: McCain Fugitive nabbed in Yangon returned to US to face charges; ‘Monitor’ special brings the general to a new generation; Late monsoon to reach north this week; New political party aims to secure vacant Yangon seats; USDP to contest all by-elections: U Htay Oo; USDP signs deal with China party; MPs optimistic of better governance after meeting; Myanmar not wealthy enough for nukes: state media; HIV networks call for cooperation from govt; China, Myanmar upgrade relations; ‘There are now funds to adequately respond to the HIV epidemic’; After 25 years of work, dictionary set for release; Mingalar Myanmar begins delta tube well program; Dogs need love – and vaccinations, say health experts; Forced labour complaints rise on public awareness, says ILO; Ministry targets shoddy fertilisers; Kamaryut judge adjourns hearing until June 14; Sex workers find solace from HIV stigma in clinics; Signs of recovery for cruise line visits; Air KBZ acquires new aircraft...BUSINESS & PROPERETY: President signs key economic, development deals with China; Improved power brings better business climate, for most; Rubber industry hurt by price fluctuations; Jade merchants urge caution ahead of July emporium; One-stop service for company licensing introduced: official; On-the-nose zones selling well, say real estate agents; Construction material prices rise as monsoon approaches; Future auctions to be transparent: official; THE government has announced a major change in the way...TIMEOUT: Magazine writing awards announced; Chinese Movie Week comes to Myanmar; Swe Hein takes new path on latest album; Myanmar artists take part in Cambodia exhibition...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: iPads replacing note pads as Asian schools go high-tech; iPad challenged in Taipei; Hackers highlight Sony’s decline......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 30 - June 5, 2011, Volume 29, No. 577
      Date of publication: 05 June 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Development ideas emerge in Nay Pyi Taw; Escape from poverty on horizon; Productive investment key to development; Botahtaung residents worried by ‘dangerous’ building; Singapore vote highlights fears of migrant workers; Rescue teams trained for disaster; Economist proposes formation of development resource institute; Myanmar’s urban areas at risk from earthquakes; Lives of Dayelu bandits saved by commutation of death sentences; Journalists study Myanmar media law; Action urged on environmental law; Judge adjourns hearing until May 30; Myanmar crucial to conservation of rare sandpiper; Charities donate antivenom to 25 rural communities; Obama certain to win second term: astrologer; National Library collection headed for Nay Pyi Taw; Yangon institute plans Abhidhamma discussion series...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Next gem emporium to be held in July; Bankers push for collateral rethink; Wood industry calls for tax reform; Furniture design competition accepting entries from June; Organisers ready next CAEXPO; Ginger demand outstrips supply: traders; Foreign interest sparks office rental surge: agents; Myanmar architects help Singapore project; New rice crisis cannot be ruled out: research group...TIMEOUT: Students advertise dangers of alcohol; Thailand newspapers to get local distribution...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Indonesia’s illegal technology market to stay: analysts; Second Myanmar online expo gets underway; Microsoft unveils ‘Mango’ Windows phone update; Yahoo launches rejigged email; China has over 900m mobile users; Web-based Yangon restaurant directory launched......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 23 - 29, 2011, Volume 29, No. 576
      Date of publication: 29 May 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Build mutual trust first, US told; Presidential ‘amnesty’ sees more than 14,000 freed; In politics, it’s all about timing; ‘Overprotective’ parents behind low enrolments at blind schools; Yun seeks ‘common ground’ with Myanmar government; Yangon Region govt ‘too busy’ for press briefings; More travellers visit Chin State; Biz tycoon to launch a ‘Wall Street Journal’; Hill town in race for sustainable city prize; Daily dreaming; In Indonesia, hosting ASEAN Summit proves no easy task; Environment group to plant trees in Yangon; Ratana Metta to open three clinics, expand ART; Air KBZ adds Dawei and Tachileik routes; Businessman proposes K100m greening project...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Fruit, veg and flower sellers to attend China fair; Export credits, dollars slump again; Fisheries exporters call for dialogue; Beans and pulses prices slip on reduced India demand: traders Diamond prices rise by 30pc: jewellers; China Mobile seeks opportunities in Myanmar; Building industry ignores safety: workers... TIMEOUT: In Yangon, phone etiquette falls short; Myanmar artist evokes life in native village; Shin Shin featured in S Korean film ...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: US unveils cyberspace strategy; China’s net users hit 477 million; Facebook to scan for child porn...EVENTS FLASH: Photo contest; Variety show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
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      Date of entry/update: 30 May 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 16 - 22, 2011, Volume 29, No. 575
      Date of publication: 22 May 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Govt has ‘political will’ for reform, advisers tell Nambiar; ‘Concrete steps’ needed, says UN envoy after talks; Meet the press: hints of change as Yangon govt calls weekly conference; Accidents up 52pc in 2011: police; Request to withdraw charges accepted; Founder of ‘Nwe Ni’ magazine passes away, aged 78; Chaungtha hotels report bumper April; Thukha to open Pyay branch; Polio immunisation campaign targets 2.9 million children; Residents converge on Chaungtha for seminar; Manufacturers prepare for chemical safety law; MCC to establish research institute; US envoy can improve dialogue: U Htay Oo; Tarlay not built for quake: study; Kandawgyi Palace to close for renovation; New government, new relationship?...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Fisheries exports off to sound start: DOF; Pig farms in lockdown over virus; iPad 2 sales take off in Yangon: retailers; Commerce Ministry tips trade volume to rise 4pc in 2011-12; Palm oil shortages drive price up: traders...TIMEOUT: Myanmar literature lost in translation; Multimedia competition announced; Myanmar documentaries screened at Laos festival; Winners of kids’ acting contest announced...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Social media shakes up Singapore political terrain, say observers; Facebook driving more traffic to news sites: study; Swiss solar aircraft lands in Brussels; Apple pays over iPad 2 brawl...EVENTS FLASH: Buddhist books; Art exhibition; Film screening; Wine tasting...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 19 May 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 9 - 15, 2011, Volume 29, No. 574
      Date of publication: 15 May 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: European businesses consider investing in Myanmar: UMFCCI; Myanmar ‘ready’ to chair ASEAN; Three years after Nargis, shelter needs remain; Bus accidents in Yangon on the rise; Pyapon Buddha image saved from watery grave; EU seeks dialogue, says ambassador; Lawyers urge govt to expedite IP process; Muted reaction to bin Laden’s death; Dept forecasts strong monsoon; UN tips 5.8 percent GDP growth in 2011; Nominations open for ward, village posts in Nay Pyi Taw; Health projects to expan; More migrant offices to open: Abhisit; ... but Myanmar says no decision made yet; Govt vows crackdown on small note trade; In Bahan, a monastic school prepares for new academic year; Htoo Foundation to spend K13 billion on three zoos... BRIEFS: Group to begin DRR training in June; GPS helps fire trucks find their way...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Gold price kept down by weak US dollar; Export credit values jump: traders; Govt puts squeeze on NPT pig traders; High-end sales slow in April, say agents; Silver Wave signs Kachin State exploration deals; Real estate association hopes for recognition...TIMEOUT: Uphill fight to preserve palm leaf texts; Bangkok art exhibition explores cultural rights in sensitive areas...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Bank numbers may have been stolen in security breach: Sony; Bin Laden tweeter becomes internet hit...EVENTS FLASH: Music festival; Art show; Design class; Song competition...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 11 May 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 2 - 8, 2011, Volume 29, No. 573
      Date of publication: 08 May 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: World watches as Will and Kate wed; Three-year timeframe for govt projects; Two's a crowd in Singapore elections; Shan town hosts sayadaw’s birthday bash; Plastic bags get the toss from Yangon; UEC hears election objections; First US ambassador to ASEAN takes up post in Jakarta; FFSS marks 10th anniversary; Exam date set for Korean language test; Digging up 80 years of coffee history; Shwedagon app for iPhone released; Students lend a hand to Japan relief effort; Appeal of Nay Pyi Taw grows among government staff; Local company to offer horse tours...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: History repeats: petrol rationing returns; Mango exports image tarnished; New govt changes import/export licence system; Biz Brief; Tarlay quake a warning, say experts; Investors covet property above all others, say agents...TIMEOUT: Chan Chan set to release second album in July; Thuta Swesone winners announced; Toddy documentary an ‘up-tree’ struggle......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 06 May 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 25 - May 1, 2011, Volume 29, No. 572
      Date of publication: 01 May 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Rise in road accidents linked to fewer pandals; Ugly trap for migrant workers; La Nina rain has limited effect on summer crop; Preventive medicine complicates malaria fight; Air Mandalay adds Kawthoung flights; Creative teaching boosts summer school turnout; Tattooed Chin women lure tourists to remote region; PNG deserves ASEAN membership...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Gold price to climb further, say traders; Pig farm to make organic fertiliser; Energy firms channel some profits back to communities...TIMEOUT: Dancers find their rhythm; Malaysia shoe festival keeps footwear comfy; Photography masterclass accepting applications......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
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      Date of entry/update: 29 April 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 4 - 10, 2011 Volume 29, No. 569
      Date of publication: 10 April 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Govt outlines reform agenda; Mission accomplished as SPDC ‘dissolved’; Alarm for residents as aftershocks strike; Relief work continues with many homeless; Aid workers praise quake response; March 24, a night of tragedy for one Lahu village; Court frees relieved MT founder; More aid expected this week for Shan State relief effort; Woman receives jail term for using plastic bags; Yangon airport departure tax to rise from July; ‘First step to free press’ awaits govt green light; TB program to expand in 2011; ‘Watershed’ exhibition concludes in Yangon; Benefactor offers eye treatment in Okkan; Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves motion condemning sanctions; Signs changed at government offices across the country; UN hopes to expand disaster risk project; Govt property auction nets K800b; ‘Unbelievable’ property sales push prices up in Yangon: agents; President’s first address wins plaudits...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Ration books fail to curb black market; Gems, jade net $2.8b; Oil prices drive demand for natural rubber; Commodity prices remain high; Beans and pulses prices tipped to increase; DOF to introduce standard quality control measures; Tagaungtaung nickel mine starts operations; Dawei’s real estate market continues to attract buyers; New City Mart branch open for business...TIMEOUT: Directors remember studio ‘golden age’...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Bloggers join hands to create ‘Quakebook’; Oz PM’s computer hacked; Lenovo launches ‘LePad’ tablet in home market...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 20 April 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 28 - April 3, 2011, Volume 29, No. 568
      Date of publication: 03 April 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Earthquake kills at least 75; NGOs launch disaster response in Shan State; Screening of passengers from Japan begins at two airports; Sale of the century!; Kanbawza to launch domestic airline on April 1; New website for meteorology department; Up to 500 still missing after storms, MFF says; Taxi causes dramatic accident; Visa-on-arrival opens to Guangzhou visitors; Pilgrims flock to Shwesettaw for Tabaung; Bago to host Tagu festival in mid-April; Commission plans to hold by-elections by November: chairman; First parliament sessions conclude in Nay Pyi Taw; Parliamentary committees need more power, Rakhine party chairman says; MWJA to open ‘media corners’ in Yangon...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Monitoring body consolidates ration books; Intel motherboard recall hits distributors; Trade volume to jump 12 percent; Rubber exporters hold shipments as price drops; Developers avoid low-cost housing projects...TIMEOUT: Miss Tourism ambassador crowned; Woven ribbons a tie to written history; Publishers pin hopes on village libraries...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Apple ignores tech-savvy Indians; Online gaming spreads to Asia’s poorer nations; 'Worst song ever’ tops 30 million YouTube views...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 April 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 21 - 27 2011, Volume 29, No. 567
      Date of publication: 27 March 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: In Monywa, ‘market economy’ leaves some businesses behind; South Korean alleged to have absconded with $50,000; Nation shivers through ‘significant’ cold front; Dedaye medical centre takes shape; Direct flights please tour operators in Myanmar, Cambodia; Physiotherapy training for visually impaired begins; Motorbike ban to be expanded in NPT; Pakistan hope to ‘strengthen’ ties with Myanmar: minister; Raising salaries not enough to reduce bribery, minister says; Rain records set at six stations; Aid needs to be ‘sustainable’: civil society; Osteoporosis our ‘silent killer’: MMA; Children’s hospital opens in Yankin; Authorities vow to crack down on vice in Nay Pyi Taw, Pyinman...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Tan Chong aims for foothold; Unique laws for Dawei SEZ project; Commodity price rises force a reversal on overweight trucks; China looks at rohu purchases; DOF conducts safety training for ocean-going fishermen; Strand Rd to become main commercial artery: YCDC; Property market to keep gaining pace; Brick prices rise as rains cut production ...TIMEOUT: Japan quake ‘a nightmare’, says local celeb; Artists drawn to family and friends in first National Portrait Awards; Distressed fans reassured after celebrity death fears; U Thu Ka Foundation invites contest entries; Date set for French singing contest...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: ‘No internet attacks’, says MPT official; MPT imposes ban on internet calling services; Japan relief effort gets digital help...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 03 April 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 14 - 20, 2011 Volume 29, No. 566
      Date of publication: 20 March 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Government introduces fuel rationing to cut out black market; Petrol prices soar 25 percent; Paint at the pump; After slow start, Chaungtha prepares for bumper season; MPs encouraged by committees; Htoo to retrieve stranded chopper: official; Anxious wait over as matriculation exams begin; Kungyangon residents get death sentences; Monument opens new chapter; K700m upgrade for Sangha hospital; Online visa system for UK embassy; Air Bagan to start Phuket flights; State factory to produce combination malaria drug; Friends and family pay tribute to Japanese war veteran; Nay Pyi Taw gets first art exhibition; Friends and family pay tribute to Japanese war veteran...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Rice exports to resume: MRIA; Mango growers predict bumper season; Shwegyin residents enjoy 24-hour power bounty; New refinery to supply domestic market; Retail centres hook public with LED screens...TIMEOUT: Bagan FM organises concerts; Writers and publishers create resource centre; Director enters China film contest...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Japan launches ‘Hayabusa’ bullet train; ‘Spectacular’ cyber attack hits French govt...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 19 March 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 7 - 13, 2011 Volume 29, No. 565
      Date of publication: 13 March 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Britain shows ‘commitment’ with massive aid pledge; Hluttaw speakers form committees; Bomb injures eight in Insein township; Call to build up local NGOs; Dredging set to start on Yangon River this month; Cervical cancer most common in Myanmar; Htoo Trading boss returns from Singapore hospital; Airline begins Guangzhou service... Two USDP MPs sacked from national parliaments; MRCS Giri relief distribution program to conclude this month; Environmental education programs making progress at Inle Lake, NGOs say; Govt plans crackdown on ivory trade; Library advocates grapple with rural reading malaise; Public Account Committee to examine budget: MP...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Transport industry says costs not being passed on; Gem auction set for March 10; Rice exports halted over Middle East fears: official; ERA Tech releases range of electronic books; Fisheries department looks to protect hilsa; New Chaungtha beach plots opened for sale...TIMEOUT: Miss Tourism ambassador wanted; Umbrellas that stand on ceremony; MPS photo contest winners announced...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 19 March 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 28 - March 6, 2011 Volume 29, No. 564
      Date of publication: 06 March 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Disability educators hail new Braille software; Prepare now for by-elections, MP warns opposition parties; Powerless opposition shows its ‘union spirit’; Western support now a paper tiger; Thanlyin’s Kyaik Khauk Pagoda set for revamp; Ngwe Saung Tabaung festival in late March; Rakhine education plan aimed at protected species; Korean ‘dream’ a reality, finally; Visa-on-arrival reopens, to MAI Siem Reap passengers; Healthcare support for aged writers launched; Library group aims to build fund pool; Airline offers 10 free passes to writers; Yangon night market to open on March 15...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Epic state auction hushes market; Late rains push rice prices up; Fuel meeting ignores black market; Increased competition undercuts shipping charges; Commercial property prices hit ‘amazing’ highs: agents; Historic sites set for renovation...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MacBooks to get ‘Thunderbolt’ technology; Barcamp breaks its attendance record, again; Online trade event attracts 850,000 visitors...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 05 March 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 21 - 27, 2011 Volume 29, No. 563
      Date of publication: 27 February 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Former MP to lead commission; Diarrhoea a risk in dry season; NRC opens 170-foot bridge in delta; Management, editorial changes at Myanmar Consolidated Media; Mass vaccination to combat polio return; Korean language winning hearts and minds; Project to raise fish with paddy begins; Chief justice named, attorney general nominated; Tourist arrivals rise more than 20 percent in January 2011; Foundation plans cornea donation signup event; Japan provides grant for monastic school; Officials on lookout for A(H1N1) virus; Amara group to continue health project in delta; GPS units installed on Sagaing Fault; Giri-affected areas face shortage of clean water; Workers get second chance to find jobs in S. Korea; UNICEF provides funding for temporary schools in Rakhine; NGOs call for listing for Gulf of Martaban; Kengtung readies for 600th Thingyan festival; History lures visitors to Botahtaung Pagoda...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Dollar, FEC swings confound ; DOF tries to raise fishmeal quality; Young love boosts Valentine’s Day sales; Matpe prices dip 10pc year-on-year: traders; Foreign firms review SEZ laws: economist; Garment industry hoping for a boom year; Prices surge as speculators flock to Dawei; Dollar dramas beset real estate industry... TIMEOUT: Documentary makers lack finance, not creativity; Punk bands adopt DIY approach to gigs; Neighbours stick together for ‘htamane’ festival; Shwe FM releases first anniversary album...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Bus firm brings net to NPT services; Internet users get crafty as connections slow; Sony launches mobile gaming wars...EVENTS FLASH: Concert at Chatrium Hotel; Guitar concert at Inya Lake; Sein Gay Har competitions...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 02 March 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 14 - 20, 2011, Volume 29, No. 562
      Date of publication: 20 February 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Don’t pre-judge new government, NUP rep warns; Sanctions statement off the mark; Members of Constitutional Tribunal nominated, list of ministers approved; Bird vendors not chickening out over disease fears; CNG buses pose high risk of explosion; Unity needed on economy: NUP; Myanmar voted ‘top emerging destination’; FDA issues instruction on registration of cosmetic brands; ‘We are lucky to be alive’; More than 110 homeless after Thingangyun fire; Consumer caution needed over HPAI chickens; Orchid growing course this month; More rain, cool weather expected for summer; Putting science back on the agenda; Controversial new look for Kaungmudaw Pagoda; Doctors urge parents to be vigilant at home; A long journey for women; On Feb 14, love is in the airwaves...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Dawei development stirs debate; Economists warn SME owners; Buckwheat noodles introduced to market; SEZ law sparks industrial zone interest, but not for all; Young people priced out of Yangon market...TIMEOUT: Broken bones and bruises for lion dancers; Fashion world feverish over Kate’s wedding dress...SOCIALITE...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Barcamp continues to grow; In Cuba, more internet, greater risk...TRAVEL: Indonesian disasters attract tourist dollars; Taiwan defends tourism policy...CLASSIFIEDS...EVENTS FLASH: ‘Step by Step’ art exhibition; Jazz concert; Hitchcock film screening; Naw Nor concert; Advanced photography workshop; Japanese film screening; Valentine’s Day hip-hop concert...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 22 February 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", February 7 - 13, 2011, Volume 29, No. 561
      Date of publication: 13 February 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: ‘Proud’ Lashio residents expect VP to highlight ethnic issues; Private sector considers new film industry award; Singapore Association of Myanmar to organise 16th Charity Bazaar; At least six dead in Mandalay train crash; Positive signs for tourism in January; Traffic police to bring order to profiteering; Parties hold coordination meeting; Bills, proposals and questions: hluttaw members get down to work; U Thein Sein named president; Climate change complicating malaria fight; MMC Fun Run attracts more than 400 participants; India launches visa-on-arrival; MPF offers affordable hep B vaccine; Delta mangrove project set to expand; Performing arts institution gets back on its feet; Parties prepare to relaunch journals; Myeik conservation talks scheduled for this month; New dive resort planned for Myeik’s Khayingwa Island; Blind students taking up foreign languages; Aid, investment needed to avert food crisis; HK uni, SKorea govt offer scholarships...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Newest banks join KBZ to extend networks; SPDC signs Special Economic Zone law into effect on Jan 27; Gem workers predict a big year as NPT grows, tourists return; Country needs new geological map to tap rare earths, says former mining minister; Rabbit goodies sales spurred by New Year; Wholesalers exploiting truck load limit reduction: sources; More skilled workers raising build levels...TIMEOUT: The life of a cartoonist: always drawn to satire; Singing contest to expand; U Moe Hein’s final poems published; Books donated to Universities’ Library; Indian actor in Myanmar to celebrate anniversary...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Murdoch launches iPad magazine, ‘The Daily’; Indian website offers single men a range of virtual wives; McWill phones out; CDMA dictionary...EVENTS FLASH: Concert at Chatrium Hotel; Guitar concert at Inya Lake; Sein Gay Har competitions...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 10 February 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 31-February 6, 2011, Volume 28, No. 560
      Date of publication: 06 February 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: All set for date with history; Sailors free after SKorea launches ‘high-tech’ raid; Laos, ASEAN’s quiet achiever; More accidents on new highway over Academy Awards weekend; Fewer birds sighted at Inle; World Wetlands Day to be marked February 6; Resort opens at Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfall; Chinese New Year competition; Asian Wings begins domestic flights; Farmers need credit and insurance: expert; Strengthening civil society an important step towards democracy; PDP chairman calls it quits; Govt to produce new viper antivenom; Crown to hold S’pore roadshow; Bus injures 10 at Shwegonedine; Red Cross hands out $2.4m in relief items; The burden of tuberculosis... [Briefs]: Fun fair planned for Chaungtha Beach; Grant for monastic school building...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Late rains hurt toor crop: exporters; Sagaing coal deals inked; Kachin hydroelectric plants to power nation, and China; Business boom beckons in Myanmar; Coconut sellers struggle to meet strong demand; Local automotive firm to release range of minivans; Transport fees climb sharply; Agents predict property prices to rise in 2011; Investors eyeing Mingalardon investments, say estate agents; Government to auction off 76 businesse...TIMEOUT: Holocaust exhibition looks to educate youth; Mr and Mrs Top Presenter contest ...SPORT: Clijsters beats Li Na to win Oz Open; Federation appoints Serbian coach; Socceroos thrash Uzbeks to make Asian Cup decider...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Internet running out of addresses: ICANN; Search engines give consumers choice to turn off online tracking; e-Telegram service expansion; Mobile users overload phones, pay the price...TRAVEL: Thailand closes dive spots for reef recovery; Unusual destinations try to lure tourists...EVENTS FLASH: Valentine’s Day concert; ‘Love and Hate’ album released; Alliance Française electro night...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 02 February 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 24 - 30, 2011, Volume 28, No. 559
      Date of publication: 30 January 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Defence services appointees revealed; Support grows for end to sanctions; SKorea increases foreign worker quota 40 percent; Free operations conclude in Thandwe; Director Maung Wunna passes away; ASEAN calls for lifting of sanctions; Electronic devices banned in parliaments; Mobile clinic for novices to expand; Annual medical conference begins in Yangon; Medical association warns on ART misuse; Naga New Year in Lahe attracts a handful of visitors; Extreme weather hits parts of Kachin State; Healthy enrolments for medical courses; MERN to implement mangrove regeneration project in Rakhine; Inexperience behind highway deaths: police; MGS plans joint Mekong research; Visitors to India miss out on VOA; After election, we are no longer rivals (Q&A); Man kills nephew in Sanchaung murder-suicide; Old writers to receive free medical care...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: South Korea linked to Myanmar bourse plan; Onions prices climb after rain delays harvest: traders; Rice prices retreat after surge: traders; New housing development could include home loans; Japanese car firms seek joint ventures; Pharmaceutical deal with India signed; Death keeps spotlight on ‘dangerous’ sites...TIMEOUT: Holocaust Day marked by art exhibition; U Maung Maung Circus returns to Yangon; DJ Jay to teach mixing...SPORT: Saw Nga Man outclasses his young opponent to regain title; Myanmar likely to have little involvement...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: London Games organisers put technology to the test; Apple share price drops on Jobs health fears; China’s net population rises to 457m; Domain names for sale...TRAVEL: World tourism up sharply in 2010; Airbus beats Boeing with 574 orders in 2010...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES (same as No. 557).....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 January 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 17 - 23, 2011, Volume 28, No. 558
      Date of publication: 23 January 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Nation’s new era begins Jan 31; ILO forced labour pamphlets to target ethnic groups; Tourism industry optimistic after record-breaking year; Poverty not only factor in trafficking; In Magwe, fields lie empty as Giri leaves its mark; MAI to expand destinations; January rain records set; Factory appeals for rabies vaccine funds; 2010, a year of change; MMC to hold 3rd Fun Run; Parties vow to stay independent; Manaw attendance down two-thirds...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Readers desert ‘struggling’ bookshops as sales decline; Traffic light infringement fines increased six-fold; Prices keep profit steady as beans harvest falls; Wanted: quality mushroom spores; K30 bn hotel opens in capital; MES elects president; Building a reputation means building trust; Sharper competition expected in 2011 – construction analysts; Weak dollar brings down export profits despite demand; More test oil-wells in Mahudaung area...TIMEOUT: For biographers, creativity not enough; Myanmar singer wins bronze in ASEAN singing competition; 70s fashion returns for 2011; National Museum looking to expand collection...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: New internet phone comes on market; Computer gaming ‘not bad for kids’; iPad Bagan views could help draw more visitors; New online apps for phones...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 January 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 10 - 16, 2011, Volume 28, No. 557
      Date of publication: 16 January 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Political parties call for end to economic sanctions; Bold HIV plan aims to slash new infections; Business world beckons for cash-strapped parties; Families lack trust in overseas seafarers association: official; The pot, the kettle and the Lee family; Cold spell breaks records; Weather stress decreases eel yield; Kayin mark New Year; Aussie scientists bid to wipe out dengue; Tourism industry bounces back; New Year’s Eve concert raises funds for Giri victims; The end of the annexation; KOICA hands over Hlegu project to ministry; Green hands at work on Independence Day...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Unusual weather patterns threaten livelihoods in delta' Hydropower attracts big investment in Myanmar' Japan PM pushes to join Pacific trade pact; Property market expected to stay strong; China to build $1.5 billion trade centre in Thailand...TIMEOUT: Eight decades on, banjo player still plucking away; Exhibition of Shwedagon Pagoda paintings opens; Artist holds first solo show in 35 years; Yangon concertgoers shout in the New Year...SOCIALITE...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Bad science mars US courts; New tech at ICT Week; Myanmar Online Expo underway...TRAVEL: From toxic dump to tourism hub...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Seafarers association launches website; Young singers invited to perform on album...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 13 January 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 3 - 9, 2011, Volume 28, No. 556
      Date of publication: 09 January 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Barnabite legacy a treasure for collectors; Scorching heat and late rain leave mark on 2010; The wintry beauty of the Chin hills; Counselling needed with HIV checks; Job opportunities beckon in expanding banking sector; Losses soar as fires up in 2010...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Trade volume set to beat FY 2009-10 total; Traders at first Sino-Myanmar expo left with heavy burden; In India, microcredit faces uncertainty; Thai exports rise; Foreign investment will impact property market...TIMEOUT: Music helps former users heal misery of addiction; Composer celebrates 60th birthday with concert; COMPOSER Nay Win will enjoy quite the birthday celebration this year with a concert at the National Theatre on January 22. (Volume 28, No. 556 - January 3 - 9, 2011)News Biography of singer Sai Htee Seng released Chinlon contest to be held in Bagan...TRAVEL: Timeout Propaganda for sale in Vietnam; Philippine carriers brace for competition from AirAsia...CLASSIFIEDS...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 05 January 2011


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 27 - January 2, 2011, Volume 28, No. 555
      Date of publication: 02 January 2011
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Shias mark Ashura in Yangon; Independent candidates change tack after Nov 7; Cyclists build bridges in Yangon; Natural resources not enough: UN; US cruise ship to dock at Thilawa; Democratic Force forms group to draft legislation; Kachin Manaw festival to be broadcast live in Myitkyina; Three Diseases Fund to focus on maternal and child health; Eden plans education program; Fisheries industry calls for action on overfishing issue; MMU to offer new course; Report on effects of climate change nearing completion...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Old-fashioned investment laws inhibiting growth in property sector; New Myanmar-India link to solve a range of problems; Sport suit, shoe sales strong in December; Asian markets buoy festive season; The 2010 real estate boom; ‘Your vote can lead to change’: NDF...TIMEOUT: A strong year for music industry, despite piracy; Hotels count down to New Year; Performers strive to move with the times...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Seafarers association launches website; Young singers invited to perform on album...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 05 January 2011


    • "The Myanmar Times" - print issues 2010 (English)

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 20 - 26, 2010, Volume 28, No. 554
      Date of publication: 26 December 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: SNDP urges support to ‘consolidate’ Shan unity; Shan reps to receive policy training; Flying object sighted in North Dagon; In Vietnam, an impending catastrophe; India to offer visa-on-arrival; No plans to introduce rotation system: YESB; Yeywa online, 10 years after project launch; Speech contest winners to study in South Korea; Parties prepare election report for public; In Bali, officials air experiences of democracy; In Kachin, a family divided by politics; December rain records broken; Bus committee fires 220 workers in 2010..BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Dislocations fail to impact 2010 border trade figures; First phase of Sino-Myanmar link complete; Christmas imports leap off the shelves; Sichuan-Myanmar match up interests; Thanlyin property market lurks in the shadows of Yangon; Asian retail sector tipped to double...TIMEOUT: Young director wins film prize in Japan; Art prize winners revealed; Christians prepare treats for festive season; After five years, Alex returns to limelight..SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Red Link to up WiFi access points; Fishmeal exports to China need certification...TRAVEL: Facebook, Twitter: the new roadmap for high-end travel; Airline profits to hit record high...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Seven dead in bus accident; Dolphin project in Bhamo; Turmeric a hit in Bangladesh...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 23 December 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 13 - 19, 2010, Volume 28, No. 553
      Date of publication: 19 December 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Election turnout higher than 1990; Hotels prepare for next emporium; Swiss balloonists to make 13th Myanmar flight; World AIDS Day marked nationally; Prominent monk helps upgrade toilets at monasteries; Yangon monastery hosts Shan New Year festival; Hotels prepare to celebrate Xmas and New Year; WikiLeaks letting it all hang out; Manaw Festival scheduled for January; Shwe Thanlwin launches satellite television service; ICRC complains over logo misuse; UN agency to distribute food in Rakhine State; Hibernating bird numbers in decline this year; South Korea institute provides training on organic farming; Twante Canal upgrade work continues; Companies offer holiday tours; Outbound leisure travel market booming; Pyae Ti Oo provides grants to students; Group to support disabled children; Ignoring disability can harm a child’s future; ‘Active’ approach needed to stop TB...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Massive loan from China to fund gas investment; Rag trade orders boost local garment sector; Bank to up capital; Community doing its bit to replenish stale notes with crisp currency; Local tyre market slowly deflating; YCDC pledges to continue road building; City construction on the increase...TIMEOUT: Hip-hop star earns right to celebrity; Artist Kin Maung Yin revealed; Bands to play in New Delhi festival...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Information Technology Filipino gamer mixes work with play; Redlink secures ISO certificate; MCPA exams to be held on Dec 19...TRAVEL: Scoping celebrities at LA eateries...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Company to produce CDMA handsets; Movies use silicon ‘special effects’; Fibre optic cables to be exported ...EVENTS FLASH: Contemporary art exhibition; 5th Indonesian Culinary and Culture Fair; Hip-hop 10th anniversary concert; Pyin Oo Lwin music festival; Golden oldies concert; Miss Christmas contest...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 15 December 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 29 - December 5, 2010, Volume 28, No. 551
      Date of publication: 05 December 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Democratic Force sacks deputy leader over financial comments; Yangon Airways forced to ground fleet from Dec 3; Nine journals suspended by censorship board; Book centre to launch online service; Officials grant one-week extension for South Dagon HIV/AIDS clinic; Chin State bus tragedy kills at least 16; Monk to build library in Rakhine State; Naga festival to be held in Lahe; End of the road for ‘The Street’; Women-only Pali recitation comp to be held; U Ba Nyan works to go on display; Parties to continue despite election loss; Sayadaw plans next inscription project; Creativity trumps technical skills at new radio stations; Department of Meteorology website under development; Travel industry expecting cruise liner boom in 2011; Curriculum to change for new flag; Vietnam to waive visa fee: embassy; Myanma Airways adds three aircraft; Handicraft industry boosted by tourism; Engineers improve Shwedagon pipes; SKorean volunteers lauded at conference...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Betel chewers hit by double whammy of rising leaf, nut prices; Yangon rail line to start soon: Chinese official; Rubber price keeps climbing; Beans, pulses prices mixed, say traders; Triple S motors seeking export markets; Trade with Vietnam continues to expand; FMI announces new property, auto ventures; Electronic and Living Products show; Filling station owners ensure all drivers don’t get stuck with an empty tank; China hunger for Myanmar’s maize drives prices up; Myanmar still attracts strong Thai interest; Bahan prices to keep rising: agents; MES opens new lab to boost safety; MFF announces football stadium builds, expansions...TIMEOUT: Home and office compete for busy working mothers...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: ‘Tunnel of truth’ a long way off; More CDMA lines coming: MPT; No roaming at gem emporium: MPT; New hydropower deals signed...TRAVEL: US airport pat-down protest fizzles; Scanner-proof undies keep passengers’ secrets...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Sailor training to go private; Central Bank to launch website; Futsal comp begins in YGN...EVENTS FLASH: ‘Mirrors of Myanmar’ exhibition; ‘This is Kin Maung Yin’ retrospective; ‘Skyline’ screening at Nay Pyi Daw; DJ event at Yangon Hotel; Middle Wave begin tour...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 03 December 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 22 - 28, 2010, Volume 28, No. 550
      Date of publication: 28 November 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Analysts anticipate slow but steady economic reform; Aid groups shift focus to cyclone recovery; Aungban builds Shwedagon replica; Russia summit seeks to save tiger from extinction; Annual Pyapon Yama starts nine-day run; Myanmar Wikipedia project targets 15,000 pages; Trustees announce Sule Pagoda repair plans; Foundation to build bridge in Rakhine; Swiss couple buys Mandalay trishaw; SKorea to accept Myanmar workers again; More flights to Vietnam launched; Blind students struggle through exam difficulties; New orchid species identified in Myanmar; Japanese NGO helps out fire stations; MRCS to start HIV prevention program in universities; The happy reunion of Pyu statues, recounted; Thai embassy donates to hospital; National performing arts competition remains in limbo...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Massive gem emporium kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw; Cyclone Giri damage drives up betel leaf prices; Sinopec’s Magwe wells successful; Wood plastic factory up and running; Gemstone painting sales soar, say traders; Winter fails to inspire second-hand clothing market; Old-harvest pawsan rice prices rising; Rice exports expected to rebound after prolonged lull; New banks, new services; Security system interest picking up: agents; Huge retail outlets delay openings...TIMEOUT: J Me is back with long-awaited second album; For children, being creative just as important as study...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MPT seeks help to prevent cyber attacks; Township restriction on CDMA 450MHz dropped; Body scanners a touchy topic; Experts predict rare earth supply crunch...TRAVEL: Chinese plane maker boasts 100 new orders; Philippines yanks tourism campaign...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Tapioca factory to open in Kachin; New airmail, home delivery service; Work to begin on cricket ground...EVENTS FLASH: Fund-raiser for the elderly; Lawkanat exhibition; Book fair; Dance and comedy; Myanmar Woodstock festival; Japanese culture show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 24 November 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 15-21, 2010, Volume 28, No. 549
      Date of publication: 21 November 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: USDP claims massive win; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is released; In Yangon, mixed emotions as voters head to the polls; Diplomats, reporters observe voting in Myitkyina; Despite few wins, Democratic Party resolves to fight on; Pathein residents quietly cast their votes; In Magwe Region, the friendly election; Election day from the other side; USDP cleans up in capital polling; Independent plans to exit politics; In South Okkalapa, residents grasp first opportunity to vote; With conditions, US plans to keep engaging; Youth yearn for change from election; Voices of Kayin State: opinions on election day; In Singapore, looming elections put spotlight on leader dilemma; Shwemawdaw Pagoda to get a new gold coat; Storms delay winter start in western parts of country; Doctor urges Myanmar to consider circumcision and reduce HIV risk; Family injured in natural gas blast; Mobile clinics help cyclone victims; Artist gets by with a little help from friends; Pyin Oo Lwin hosts balloon festival; Disabled advocacy group expands national network; Yangon’s ‘special’ buses not so special, passengers say; Taungoo prepares for 500th anniversary...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Dawei deep-sea port, SEZ gets green light; Tranportation costs put pressure on honey makers; Fuel prices on the way up; Sellers upbeat as Kahtein sales heat up; Fisheries export earnings rise but still short of target; Construction sites put heavy burden on residents; Agents predict property prices to rise in 2011; Emporium spurs NPT rent boom...TIMEOUT: Out of tune with the times; Teenagers join Japan film competition; Memorial art show for master painter; SKorean stars to visit Yangon for film festival...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Govt, FAO investigate jatropha for electricity project; CDMA phones eroding GSM values; GSM network up and running in NPT; Thousands more CDMA lines coming...TRAVEL: Asia-Pacific leads tourism revival; Airlines offer special bargains...CLASSIFIEDS...EVENTS FLASH: Iron Cross, hip-hop stars to perform in Pyin Oo Lwin; ‘Anyeint’ performance; Kandawgyi music concert Photography masterclass; Japanese cultural show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html, pdf
      Date of entry/update: 19 November 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 8-14, 2010, Volume 28, No. 548
      Date of publication: 14 November 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Analysts tip smooth transition following a violence-free campaign period; Your vote will help bring back democracy; Independent candidates open South Okkalapa office; ‘Presents’ won’t win over voters: Than Than Nu; We will work with military, parties say; Bad weather a burden for campaigners; Don’t expect change overnight: independent; Farmers hope for relief after election; Candidates say the logo is mightier than the word; Independent group campaigns for cyclone victims; Rice traders organise cut-priced sales; Vessels available for Giri relief work, IWT says; Housing and livelihoods top priorities for Giri victims; Cyclone victims get replacement IDs; Israel takes biggest batch of trainees; Govt preparing Inle Lake preservation ‘action plan’; Cooking oil can fry your health: expert; Hoteliers report higher occupancy; Padamyar to launch in Yangon; USDP, NUP likely winners: democrats; Dagon Seikkan truck park sweats on road completion; Villagers enthused about aquaculture; In South Okkalapa, candidates anticipate a Nov 7 election win; Get involved, urge female candidates; Vox Populi: What are your hopes for the country after the November 7 election?; Business as usual for major shopping centres...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Cyclone Giri stops drilling at Yaynantaung oil wells; Rice prices rising in Yangon, say traders; Kotra official seeks closer relations; Nay Pyi Taw car auction fails to entice buyers in slow market; Yatanarpon Teleport launches new internet service; Malaysia seeks to cut back on foreign workers; Elections, weak dollar slow trading to a crawl; East-West Economic corridor still in planning stage: ADB official...TIMEOUT: London plays host to Myanmar arts festival; Parkroyal youth art contest announced; Beware fake Woodstock concert tickets: Organiser; Popular arts collective ‘King of Roses’ abdicate performance crown...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Robot fare dazzles visitors in South Korea; Wikimedia sees boost for new languages from India; Hackers kill internet, sources say; Malaysian blogger free but likely to remain in exile: lawyer; Hurley steps down as YouTube chief...TRAVEL: Timeout Airlines relish rebound after two lean years; Maldives requests privacy for abuse victims...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Bank offers free collection service; China requests Myanmar limes; USDP headquarters put up for sale; Cement factory in Mon State...EVENTS FLASH: 19th European Film festival; Album ...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 09 November 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 1-7, 2010, Volume 28, No. 547
      Date of publication: 07 November 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: We want to work with NLD, says USDP; Relief effort aiding cyclone survivors; Youth group helps Giri victims; Refugees move to MRCS camp; NDF candidates face tough fight in Kyaukse; The longest wait for democracy; Watch for illegal poll activities, independent instructs his agents; Candidates struggle to find volunteers for polling day; Focus on poverty set to win votes; ‘If you want change, you have to vote’; SNDP strives for practical improvements; NDF steps up campaigning in Yangon; Candidates unveil more signs; More than 640,000 voters in NPT, says government; School to mark 47th anniversary; Internet out hits tourism sector; Conservation group applies for Inle Lake survey grant; In Malaysia, a man to watch; New snub-nosed monkey found in Kachin State; Library course to start this month; Finance program generates interest; Home to mark older persons day; Experts see green shoots in disaster preparation efforts; Delta early warning project almost complete...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Onion prices on the way up: wholesalers; Forex rates continue to fall; Asian leaders urge cooperation to ease currency woes; Chili prices too hot for buyers; CAEXPO sales not as strong as hoped; Export drop won’t cut earnings: B&P body; Fragrant future for agarwood exports; Buyers lose taste for high-priced apples; Thadingyut festival ignites candle market; Basic commodity prices rise in Oct after bad weather...TIMEOUT: Kayan no longer ringed by tradition; Gothic dream comes true; Reporters find their voice...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Africa’s tech explosion holds promise of economic growth; Internet reaches Everest summit: telecoms firm; Reworked Yahoo email debuts...TRAVEL: Giri prompts local package cancellations; Cebu Pacific makes record debut on Philippine stock exchange...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Fuel stations take out insurance; Disasters a boon for rice exporters; First IT accessories factory to open; Govt agrees gas deal with India...EVENTS FLASH: Fundraiser variety concert; Nyein Chan Su art exhibition; MMC photo contest...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 09 November 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 25-31, 2010, Volume 28, No. 546
      Date of publication: 31 October 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: NUP expects to improve on 1990 election performance; Cyclone Giri crosses Rakhine coastline; CANDIDATE Q&A: ‘Good economists’ needed for parliament; Beach hotels offer package deals; No invites for outside election monitors or journalists: UEC; Myanmar Airways International tips rise in tourism; New government should prioritise ASEAN free trade, experts say; Independent impetus in Pazundaung; A modern vision for rural voters; UEC treats all parties equally: chairman; Hope rocked by expectation; Kids learn to wash their hands of grime; ELECTION VOX POP What is the best way for candidates to get their message out to voters?; Travel companies report rising interest in Myeik; New airline prepares for November launch; Buddhist park to feature Kyaikhtiyo replica; Public urged to help road accident injured; Taikkyi funeral service to expand; India’s free press a lesson for journalists; A unique industry: 62,000 newspapers, 1652 languages; With centenary approaching, repair work continues at Yangon cathedral...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Millers target Eastern Europe for parboiled rice; Agriculture forum touts export growth; Nanning trade office opened; Weather boosts pesticide sales; Trade volume gets agriculture boost; New bank branch to open in Kyaukpyu tsp; Watermelon exports in early boom; Property industry continues to rely on print for sales; Real estate market defies Lent trend; Annual MES product show set for January; ‘Your vote can lead to change’: NDF...TIMEOUT: For bands, staying together harder than the second album; A day to meet old friends; Cultural centre to host ‘Zat Pwe’ dance...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: PM attends web portal opening; Company to up phone coverage on highway; Mazda releases two new cutting-edge engines...TRAVEL: Garuda Indonesia ‘back in business’; MMC to hold photography competition next month...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP...EVENTS FLASH: Contemporary art exhibition; Beauty cosmos pageant; Mr and Ms Yankin Centre...YOUR STARS...TRAVEL SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 09 November 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 18-24, 2010, Volume 28, No. 545
      Date of publication: 24 October 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: In Yangon, voters wake to dawn of democracy; Democratic grouping splinters; Networks mull election cooperation; First election debate held in Mandalay; Despite illness, Wunthanu candidate launches campaign in Kyauktada tsp; Border to reopen, PM tells Abhisit; Broken structures, fractured alliances for political parties; Politicians pitch in to help flood victims; Candidate greets Pazundaung tsp voters; UNICEF hands over model schools to ministry; Think before consuming fish; Billboards unveiled in Yangon Region; Floodwater subsides but relief work continues; New low pressure system forming in Bay of Bengal; Rise in husband-to-wife HIV infections expected: NGOs; Northern Shan State hotspot for trafficking; Delegation to attend Indonesia ceremony; Longest bridge half finished: state media; Visually impaired compete in White Cane Day; UNDP hopes to bridge gender gap; Htoo takes over Kandawgyi Palace; India wants co-prosperity, senior govt official says; Several hotels to open in early 2011; Bus staff to get first aid training; Still looking for an answer; German specialists return for operations; Independents face battle to spread message...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: FDI jumps by more than half in July, says CSO; Lantern sellers hope for strong Thadingyut; Gold climbs to new record high; Shopping centres and customers prepare for festival of light; Building material price rebound delayed by late Thadingyut; Credit notes set to boost int trade; Container rental prices slip on reduced exports; Developers offer post-Lent deals; Foreign interest in construction ongoing: MCEA; Local gamers plan Mahabandoola epic...TIMEOUT: Hard times for English magazines; ‘Trio Thaleia’ visits Yangon; Aung Phyoe’s album gets official release; 13th Street cartoon exhibition revived...TRAVEL: In London, Savoy hotel reopens after $350m refit; Philippines pledges increased protection for tourists; Virgin Galactic tests commercial space ship...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Beach hotels resort to solar panels for power; Nargis tree sculptures set to be exported...EVENTS FLASH: Hip-hop show at Yuzana Garden; Iron Cross 20th anniversary concert; ‘Watercolour and Mandalay’ exhibition; ‘The Expendables’ screening; Conference on prehistoric iron items...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 09 November 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 11-17, 2010, Volume 28, No. 544
      Date of publication: 17 October 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Yangon Mayor predicts USDP win; CANDIDATE Q&A: ‘We can improve people’s lives’; Tea Party populism could derail Southeast Asia’s future growth; ELECTION KNOWLEDGE: What are the ‘national race’ constituencies?; Parties open Bago offices on October 7; ‘Friendship’ group established; USDP makes democracy pledge on state media; Up to 11,000 prisoners to get chance to vote; 88 Generation party sweeps Sanchaung township; Immigration department issues ID documents to Nay Pyi Taw residents; Business associations ease way for members to enter parliament; A respected Mandalay resident throws hat into election ring; Economic expertise needed in hluttaws: analysts, politicians; Shwe FM marks first anniversary; Thousands sit five-hour meditation test; Mandalay businessmen offer to host multi-party speaking event; Delta boat accident leaves 19 dead, three missing; Job agencies hit by approval letter denials; Hotel expansion underway for Nay Pyi Taw gem emporium; With some success, ministry appeals for ancient artifacts; No scientific evidence to support traditional HIV ‘cures’, say NGOs; For journalists and sources, trust remains an issue...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Customers undecided on new shopping malls; New cotton strain could yield exports; Toyota Tsusho exits Myanmar JV; Fisheries bank to offer more loans to good clients; Trade to increase on back of ASEAN-South Korea accord; Rammar to sell Chariots by end of October; Fake electronics still proliferate in market; Thingangyun property market bounces back; Real estate sector hopes for introduction of home loans...TIMEOUT: Old news revealed afresh; Portrait of an artist as an older man; Sai Kham Lynn recognised in global photo competition; Caricature exhibition at Pansodan Gallery; Listen to the voice of Reason...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Media firm introduces satellite TV, internet and phone services; Mandalay journals sign up to news portal; Japan technology fair offers glimpse of future lifestyles...TRAVEL: As tourism soars, China’s govt urged to protect Great Wall...CLASSIfIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Malaysian group to enter auto market; Trading company gets ISO certificate; Tourism ministry calls for comments...EVENTS FLASH: Photo exhibition and poetry launch; Solo art show; Art exhibition; ‘Knight and Day’ screening...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 October 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 4-10, 2010, Volume 28, No. 543
      Date of publication: 10 October 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Non-voters will hurt democratic parties, NDF says; Candidate finds novel approach to spread campaign message; CANDIDATE Q&A: A write to independence; Comfortable misperceptions prove difficult to shake; Foreign Minister dismisses election criticism; 88 Generation takes to streets of Mandalay for campaigning; ELECTION KNOWLEDGE: How many times will I vote on November 7? Minhla-Minbu railway section opens; In Coco Island, voters to choose from a handful of candidates; On the campaign trail, bravery and fortune tellers; Accused awaiting trial set to vote in election; Pa-O party plans for political presence outside Shan State; ‘White tigers’ turn to Kachin; Inn ethnic party campaigns in more than 200 villages; In Singapore, expatriates enjoy a traditional treat; Bus company shuns prepaid ticket system; Dentists to visit China; Dhamma story winners announced; Yangon teachers, students get MRCS training; Electronic travel guide to launch this year; Writer, poet U Moe Hein passes away; ; Mandalay flooding leaves one dead, another missing; Businesses should give nursing mothers more support: UNICEF; Experts warn on China-made snacks; Archaeologists to resume Srikshetra dig...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Beans traders mull adding value; YGN Ruby Mart opens; Leopard Capital touts Myanmar potential; Domestic gold price stable despite international surge; Cooking oil price sunk in Sept; ; Yangon Trade Fair to hold 160 booths; Betel sellers struggle in saturated market; Thai businessmen eye local companies; Boom spreads to Yangon outskirts; Buyers turning to ready-made homes...TIMEOUT: Old news revealed afresh; Portrait of an artist as an older man; Sai Kham Lynn recognised in global photo competition; Caricature exhibition at Pansodan Gallery; Listen to the voice of Reason...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Media firm introduces satellite TV, internet and phone services; ; Mandalay journals sign up to news portal; Japan technology fair offers glimpse of future lifestyles...TRAVEL: As tourism soars, China’s govt urged to protect Great Wall...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Malaysian group to enter auto market; Trading company gets ISO certificate; Tourism ministry calls for comments...EVENTS FLASH: Photo exhibition and poetry launch; Solo art show; Art exhibition; ‘Knight and Day’ screening... CLASSIFIED...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 10 October 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 27 - October 3, 2010, Volume 28, No. 542
      Date of publication: 03 October 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: China looms over US-ASEAN summit; After 20 years, campaigning returns to state broadcasters; Candidate Q&A; Another month, another talkfest; ELECTION KNOWLEDGE: How can I cast a vote outside my home constituency?; NDF opens more offices in Mandalay; Group of independents urges public to cast votes ‘boldly’; Party anticipates decade-long wait for democracy; Former headmaster ‘certain’ to win in capital constituency; Daw Suu Kyi can vote in election; Archaeology school calls for students; ELECTION VOX POP; With funding tight, PDP opts for ‘town hall’-style meetings to reach voters; With high election hopes, NUP marks 22nd b’day; Democratic Force readies campaigning strategies; Prepaid cards to be introduced at sites next month: ministry; Inle festival gets green light; Health experts call on private sector to increase HIV funding; MAI to launch another route next month; Interns help NGO enter the digital age; After TCG, focus shifts from delta...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Salt farmers struggle to repay govt loans; Tofu, bean sprout sales shoot up during Buddhist Lent; Saigon business club scouts for ventures; Fisheries officials to receive drug residue test training; Private banks offer loans to exporters; Replacement of old notes continues: CBM; NPT’s CDMA phones can call countrywide; Rubber sellers turn to local market; Yunnan eyes deeper trade with SE Asia with overland transport; Centrepoint Towers unveils its office and retail space...CLASSIFIED......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 September 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 20 - 26, 2010, Volume 28, No. 541
      Date of publication: 26 September 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Suu Kyi will be allowed to vote; Citizenship criteria trips up election candidates; Dreaming of a ‘strong democratic force’ for November 7; Q&A: A voice for Kungyangon; Something is rotten in the state of Singapore; Parties given permission to use state-run broadcasters; NLD ‘null and void’: commission; Rakhine State parties keep campaign costs to a minimum; Voters facing information hurdles; Party forms alliance with eight independents; Nay Pyi Taw shapes up as two-way election contest; Foreign residents take up local language study; Bookshops turn the page on shop design; More investment needed to meet goals: UNICEF; In Paukkaung, a candidate pleads for public support; Weather expert to attend climate conference; La Niña could increase risk of natural disasters; Air Bagan to launch Phuket flights; Coffee Flight to open next month; Resorts optimistic for high season; Weather sites set to launch; Singapore to put pressure on PR holders...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Currency rate might hurt exporters; Traders seek other routes to bypass Myawaddy closure; Monywa wholesale centre hopes to boost Indian-Myanmar trade; Fisheries exports falling behind target; India eyes trade at border; Fisheries officials hatch sultan fish plan; Elections spur t-shirt demand; Amara Bank to grow; Agents hope for post-election sales bonanza; Buyers avoid early 1990s blocks...TIMEOUT: Singers play away: Rakhine vocalists look to surprise in Yangon; S Korean film festival to return; Celebrities join the workforce; Thazin to go it alone...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Facebook-fed plant killed by kindness; E-readers yet to win mass market in China: retailers; Chinese let loose on govt ‘feedback’ website...TRAVEL: Bulgaria border town opens to one-time foe; Bhutan aims to triple tourism in two years; China Eastern plans on expansion...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Earthen houses built in Mandalay Region; Age limit on pagoda trustees introduced...EVENTS FLASH: Monsoon book fair; Film screenings; Jazz concerts...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 September 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 13 - 19, 2010, Volume 27, No. 540
      Date of publication: 19 September 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Senior General thanks China for aid, support; Parties enter campaign mode; Construction moguls to join USDP as candidates; Q&A: ‘The USDA has done a lot for the country’; China and US train sights on Indonesia; Election knowledge: Region and State Hluttaws; Election just the ‘initial step’; Independent candidates travel to Bangladesh; ‘Just a drunken brawl’: government; Yangon party falls short of election expectations; Democracy Congress ‘finished’: founder; Police find bomb in Bogyoke Market; New home for the aged in Than Lyin; Country’s oldest living person prepares for 118th birthday; Free Funeral Service Society opens low-price restaurant; Industry facing journalist shortage; Get set for a wet, wild 100-year ride; Rain down sharply in five regions; Mobile bookstore to launch in late September; Asia leading international surge in tourism, according to UN study; DVD rights handed over to State Sangha; Myanma Airways to replace old aircraft; Election Vox Pop...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Fish farmers gain access to imported feed; Training in rubber products; Crystal fancy demand doubles in 2010; Thai interest grows; Briefs; CAEXPO drives regional trade; Qinzhou selected as CAEXPO city of charm; Foreign direct investment in Myanmar climbs again; Maw Tin to open on Sept 18; Rising kyat sinking diamond trade; Lent housing sales continue to defy tradition; MCEA warns industry must raise game...TIMEOUT: Not strictly ballroom; Local film producers seek earlier movie premieres; MMPO invites film entries; In English, publisher finds a niche; Yone Lay releases new album...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Officials deny phone rumour; Online payments move closer, says banking official; Farm’s cooling system sets a green example...TRAVEL: Air fares rise as Asian travel rebounds from global recession...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: YCDC changes old notes in markets; Uni graduates involved in trafficking; Old library to reopen as hospital...EVENTS FLASH: Piano recitals; Japanese film screening; Dj parties at Pioneer' Urban art exhibition...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 6 - 12, 2010, Volume 27, No. 539
      Date of publication: 12 September 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Local News Deadline reveals election dynamics; An old head on young shoulders; Rakhine party pulls out of Sittwe seats; Election knowledge: Amyotha Hluttaw; Election Vox Pop; Democratic Force leader denies breaking election agreement; Unsustainable fishing depleting stocks: dept; Election Briefs; Writers, journalists association officials quit to contest election; Fashion industry mourns sudden loss of acclaimed make-up artist Aung Aung; Shwedagon trustees evict illegal residents; Buddhism centre opens in Bagan; Air Mandalay set for relaunch; Group encourages bio-fertiliser use at Inle; UNICEF to promote breastfeeding; New Yangon-Bagan bus line; Thousands forced to evacuate as nine Bago quarters flooded; Dhammcakka plans Twante meditation institute; Japan govt gives funds for schools; Gem emporium to be held next month; After market fire, shop owners continue to shun insurance; Rains to continue after monsoon, dept says...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: High-quality rice prices up; Internet slow despite maintenance, say users; China becomes ASEAN’s biggest trade partner; Malaysian firms moot logistics pact ; Fisheries industry calls for study on mixed farming risk; Umbrella repairers hope for rainy days; New banks quietly search for branch locations; Design forum in Oct...TIMEOUT: Female boxers fight prejudice; Naw Nor upsets fans; Famous artist collects life’s work; Composer Mya Than San shares awards...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Barcamp 2011 planning underway; Fibre-optic net in Yangon ‘soon’: MPT; Google, Skype face scrutiny in Indian security blitz; Mumbai’s lunch delivers get tech lessons; China’s new mobile users required to show ID to get number: media; NASA tests most powerful rocket...TRAVEL: Ho Chi Minh route to begin October 31; Landlocked Serbia plays nature card to woo tourists...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: ‘Your vote can lead to change’: NDF [headline only]; Independent candidates to submit logo; China to help with diesel engine factory; China to help with diesel engine factory; Fishermen urge govt to fix overfishing...EVENTS FLASH: Comic film screening... Annual art competition...Wedding fairs...Lawkanat exhibition...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 30 - September 5, 2010, Volume 27 No. 538
      Date of publication: 05 September 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: ‘Your vote can lead to change’: NDF; NDF urges citizens to vote; A wild weekend in the country; Former captain goes it alone; Election date gives parties a boost but support still low; Wunthanu NLD to contest five seats; Pyithu Hluttaw; Election Vox Pop; Parties ‘consult’ to avoid overlap; Shan leader farewelled; Parties prepare for Aug 30 deadline; Kayin party seeks end to conflict; Parties gear up for Pyithu Hluttaw fight; Police to target speeding drivers; Medical Research Department offers free pap smears; Visa on arrival to stop September 1; Hoteliers support Pathein flights; Prepaid entrance fees on trial at National Museum; Japan gives funds to rebuild primary school in delta; Delta has highest disability rate in country; YIS opens early childhood centre; HIV-free children bring hope to parents...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: National Planning Ministry drawing up competition law; ASEAN leaders warn on Southeast Asia’s rich-poor gap; Myanmar urged by ASEAN to open market; Myanmar to take part in CABIS mining forum; Car prices continue downward slide; Wheat flour price likely to rise: traders; New cross-border route to Japan; Nursery owners enjoy strong monsoon sales; Yangon’s middle range developers halve projects on demand fears...TIMEOUT: Old artistic habits hamper creativity; Thxa Soe to revive old beats; Artist to visit SKorea forum; Rabindranath Tagore honoured; Celebrity voices talk politics; IC to play Sedona...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Japan high-technology toilet makers flush with success; CDMA fax service launched; Company starts new ring tone service; Online payments coming: MPT; MPT to add 100,000 extra CDMA lines...TRAVEL: Travel Company offers Israel pilgrimage packages; Thai cabinet approves Bangkok airport expansion; Guides rediscover Bethlehem...CLASSIFIEDS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 September 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 23 - 29, 2010, Volume 27, No. 537
      Date of publication: 29 August 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: In Bago, democrats find an eager audience; Parties set to finalise election candidates; Independent candidates prepare to register for polls; UDP patron U Shwe Ohn dies of lung cancer; Democratic Force opens Mandalay branch; Mon State party targets 50 constituencies; USDP fires first salvo in election race; USDP opens Mandalay office; Debate kicks off ‘Year of Youth’; Hajj charter flight bookings open; Tourist arrivals soar in first half of 2010; Youth turn to astrology for answers on study, work; NGO provides free cleft lip operations; Environment focus at Youth Day event; Beach to get ‘media centre’: hoteliers; Do more to encourage donor support, urges top UN official in Myanmar...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Shrimp industry battles through external challenges; Asia Green to expand banking network; Battery prices edge upward; Wood plastic factory to start in October; Myanmar to exhibit products at Vietnam International Expo; CAEXPO Pavilion of Trade in Services ADVERTORIAL; Mekong region rail network a step closer: ADB; Briefs: - Home owners continue to shun insurance; - City Mart to open its 12th branch in December...TIMEOUT: Elderly Jazz performers still enter; For medical doctors, writing is the cure; New gallery set to open doors on August 28; Photographic society turns 60-years old...SOCIALITE...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: ‘Straddling bus’ offered as a traffic fix in Chinese town of Shenzhen; MCPA opens lab; Football virus fouls computer technicians...TRAVEL: Philippines to ask private sector to build terminals; Bangkok airport express train to open this week: official...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Rice husks to power wards in Sittwe; Yangon gets second children’s hospital; Industry prepares for chemical laws...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES......N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 August 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 16 - 22, 2010, Volume 27, No. 536
      Date of publication: 22 August 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Voters go to the polls on November 7; Local News Voters go to the polls on November 7 UEC announces 330 constituencies; Election date: voters give their views; Buddhist missionary group launches border projects; Buddhist exams; ASEAN economic meet; Dhamma Yaung Chi calls for blood; Chin party fighting political ignorance; Election to be three-horse race: NPA; University conducting research into rice yield; Myanmar exports flowers to Singapore; MMU announces minimum application requirements; Work underway at Dagon Seikkan truck depot; White elephant arrives in capital; Insein fire destroys housing complex, 20 homes; Hardwood ownership permitted; Pa-O to contest at least three seats; Malaysia Airlines to introduce daily flights to Yangon starting September; Malaysia stops visa on arrival scheme due to torrent of overstays; Shan party eyes State Hluttaw government; Leprosy-free, but stigma still hurts...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: New Chinese foreign investment commitments exceed $8 billion; Ayeyarwady Bank opens; Japan looks for new manufacturing base; Eel exporters request to use Kanpaiktee border point; Live crab prices crawl downward; Industry debates foreign buyers; Agents say Shwe Lin Pan zone to be next hot property; Agents rejoice over tax extension...TIMEOUT: Kar Kar in search for new dance partners; In ethnic textiles, history is woven; Side Effect sick of being sidelined; At the movies with ‘Raavan’; Rapping to a new beat; Cinemas raise prices; Mr Robot delights Yangon diners...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: IT firm spruiks (sic) digital certificates; Saudi watchdog backtracks on BlackBerry ban: media; Google Street View offers glimpse of internet-era privacy...TRAVEL: Egypt launches Ramadan tourism campaign to woo Muslim travellers...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Website on organic food to be launched; Kanbawza airline to fly domestic, international; Trustees plan for Shwedagon birthday...EVENTS FLASH: ‘Robin Hood’ screening; Solo art show [Artworks by Yahula (Min Kon)]; Group art exhibit; Seven singers stage show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES .....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 17 August 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 9-15, 2010, Volume 27, No. 535
      Date of publication: 15 August 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Politician defends political associations; Tiger conservation groups praise Hukaung expansion; For US, time to butt out of South China Sea dispute; The new face of democracy; Shwedagon, Sangha hospital seek blood donors; Postage stamp to mark Vienna ozone accord; Sailors home after piracy ordeal; Air Bagan to resume flights to Pathein; Lent spurs demand for religious wares; Safety plan for bus lines unveiled; Shwedagon trustees offer visiting cards for foreign residents; Private FM radio stations agree to song payment deals; Two Chin parties plan on alliance; About 170 exhibitors expected at 2010 expo; Parties seek support among frustrated, disengaged youth; A New World for special needs children; Monsoon failure expected in August; Buddhist group recognises more than 50 centenarians; Updated medical guide released; Sitagu Sayadaw to preach to Insein inmates and staff; Drivers warned to report pedestrian accidents...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Business owners catch on to lure of the web; New banks to lead growth: analysts; Chinese firms to develop nickel project; Commodity prices varied in August; Retailers warn of potential electronics shortages; Air Mandalay temporarily suspends services; September opening set for Yadanapon Super Centre; Tax break extended; Taw Win seeks low-cost housing site...CLASSIFIED.....N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 August 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 2-8, 2010, Volume 27, No. 534
      Date of publication: 08 August 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. SINCE THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS..... LOCAL NEWS: First Kachin party gets EC approval; Late monsoon could have triggered rat swarm: expert; Chikungunya cases on rise, officials say; 2011 ASEAN ministers meeting in Indonesia; MAI plans to start flights to Guangzhou; Fiery accident injures 15 bus passengers; Head of State ends five-day visit to India; New market opens in Nay Pyi Taw; ‘Successful’ aquaculture project enters second year; ‘Clever’ white elephant impresses handlers; Working group courts big businesses; Waso weather fails to impress farmers; A new frontier in HIV prevention; One dead after tornado hits Pyapon; Taungoo prepares for 500th birthday; Travel companies to attend ITB, WTM; East Timor to open embassy in capital...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Indian state visit to further bilateral economic growth; Fisheries exports on target: DOF; Car makers face increasingly competitive environment; ; Illegal car owners thrown a legal lifeline; Handset sales climb sharply; Agents predict good sales during Lent; ASEAN green design comp opens...TIMEOUT: Wishing you were here; Bo Phyu better late than never; Tiger Girls release album... INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: ‘Welfare robots’ to ease aged care burden in greying Japan US copyright officials okay hacking smartphones; Scientists use noses to help disabled write, surf, move...TRAVEL: Motorbikes banned at Ngwe Saung; Rome’s Colosseum needs $32m facelift: officials; Asia drives suprising air travel growth...CLASSIFIED... MEDIA ROUNDUP: Govt takes measures to keep Myawady clean; Early warning system in Ayeyarwady Division' KPP to contest seats in one state, four divisions...EVENTS FLASH: PM to lead USDP to the polls; ‘Riding on the sea’ art exhibition; The ‘A-team’ at Nay Pyi Daw cinema; Book fair at Lawkanat Gallery...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 August 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 26-August 1, 2010, Volume 27, No. 533
      Date of publication: 01 August 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Political parties struggle to attract members; Developers say growth inhibited by lack of amenities; What’s a war debt between old friends?; Political parties welcome Martyrs’ Day participation; Thanlyin based party fights funding constraints; Buthidaung-Maungdaw road to reopen in August; Cavalier buses to be banned in capital; Cooperation, funding needed to reach development goals; Hpakant flooding affects thousands of families; ‘River Doctors’ group to provide medical care in delta; Bago residents relive mystery rodent migration; Bamboo flowering: kicking rat reproduction into ‘overdrive’; Police unable to identify 30pc of traffic victims, says official; Homes evacuated after riverbank collapse; Dead rats best form of rodent control; La Niña likely to return in 2010: expert...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Exporters face challenge from a powerful kyat; Israel expert gives guidance to farmers; Three fish factories fined for over glazing; Traders hope for upswing after biz matching; More CDMA connections for Yangon; Thai investors look to Myanmar; First Air Asia flight; MFF to breed giant seabass in Myeik region; Myanmar eyes BOBP membership; Modern design and traditional materials mix at delta school... TIMEOUT: Rocky path for experimental violinist; Spreading the green word; City FM releases 8th album... INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: iPad and other gadgets drain Asia of components; Notebooks to retain control in Asia: IDC; Australian laser system to track space junk; Internet addiction driving SKoreans into fantasy world...TRAVEL: Hoteliers hold tree planting ceremony; Britain and US issue travel warning for Maldives capital...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Almost 30 new commodity centres to be built: ministry; Thai businesses eye investment in agriculture, livestock...EVENTS FLASH: PM to lead USDP to the polls; Piano recitals; Japanese film screening; ‘Prince of Persia’ screening; ‘Cherry Plain’ art show Thunder Night concert...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 29 July 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 19-25, 2010, Volume 27, No. 532
      Date of publication: 19 July 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Investments needed to halt Asia food crisis: UN; Kawhmu tornado destroys homes; Buddhist monks play major role in blood donations; Hey Thailand, this is not how reconciliation should work; No danger from farm disease outbreak: ministry; Domestic airport in line for upgrade; Party works to enlist members; Poet and writer Nan Nyunt Swe passes away, aged 87; Pyin Oo Lwin sanctuary expanded; Wa group to establish party businesses; No cases of plague after rat migration: health ministry; Leading sculptor still learning after 30 years; Buddha images catch the eye; ‘Largest ever’ tree planting for YCDC; Travel companies lure Taungbyone pilgrims; Abhidhamma institute launches free course; New species of spiny eel identified...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Bangkok holds health care lead; Fisheries exporters warned on ‘glazing’; Locally produced liquor, tobacco taxes reduced; Stainless steel prices unstable; Filling stations to use prepaid cards; K5000 note achieves objective of making big transactions easier; Coordination urged on industrial chemicals; China calling; Prime real estate values in Yangon double in two years; Thirimingalar Market to finish in late Sept...TIMEOUT: Timeout A little imagination required to improve children’s literacy; Hip-hop show to fund disabled athletes; Autumn love blossoms; Soe Paing to release album...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Google, China reach agreement; Electronic voting no threat yet to the old; Chinese script to be used in domain names...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Chin National Party to use cartoons; Villages see the light with bio battery; China reduces tariffs on 5000 products...EVENTS FLASH: Photo contest; Film screenings; ‘July Rain’ art exhibition; MMPO organises acting course...YOUR STASRS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 29 July 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 12-18, 2010, Volume 27, No. 531
      Date of publication: 18 July 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Visa numbers ‘encouraging’: government; Only 182 buildings to go in Strand Rd upgrade: YCDC; Megaprojects not the way forward for developing Asia; Comic book artist Maung Nyein Chan passes away; Japan embassy funds school projects in Yangon Division; Leading parties eye poll alliance; No more betel shops near schools; Big names help Democratic Party gain support; Ministry warns of rat-related health risks; Democratic Force recruits candidates in 50 towns; Prominent writers launch journal; Countries to draft tiger rescue plan; Oil crop project expanded; Legend of lost bell lures Australian filmmaker; The Dhammazedi Bell: an inauspicious tale; Department of Meteorology to promote disaster awareness in local media; Orchid expert to judge at Singapore show; ‘Openings’ for independents in 2010; Pauk residents adopt tiny novice as ‘favourite son’; Passport applications on rise at Ranong... BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Rice exports plummet on strong currency B&P exports flat in June; Vendor grapples with slippery subject; Gold hits record highs throughout June; Construction material prices down in July; Rental prices along main road on the rise, say agents; July sales boom as tax deadline nears again...TIMEOUT: Old classics keep rockin’; Performance artist to visit Germany for workshop; At universities’ contest, a new lesson in beauty; Naw Nor to release album...CLASSIFIEDS
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 29 July 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 5-11, 2010, Volume 27, No. 530
      Date of publication: 11 July 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: World Cup a winner for teashops; Volunteer projects conclude in delta; First relief shipments arrive in northern Rakhine State; Democracy Congress targets youth; NPA aims to field candidates in up to 50 seats; Captain hailed a hero after rescue; Weather to hit monsoon paddy; Charmed life for Yangon snake handler; FAO fights hunger with petition... BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Developers push instalment payments to sell apartments; Promotions don’t alter property market, agents say; Timber industry body works to counter falling teak output; Vietnam’s search for investment continues; Private banks to open August 1; Strand Rd set for upgrade; Daily sports papers enjoy healthy World Cup sales; Basic food prices mixed at end of June; NCDC calls for project applications
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: pdf (104K)
      Date of entry/update: 18 August 2010


      Title: “The Myanmar Times” June 21-27, 2010, Vol. 27, No. 528
      Date of publication: 27 June 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Wa party to contest few home seats; NDF to register this week; KDA opts out of 2010 election; Modern People’s Party aims to abolish private property; Landslides leave 63 dead in northern Rakhine State; World Cup broadcasters under fire from irate fans; Power boost for Yangon as rain falls; Kanbawza quiet on Air Inle launch; Jubilation, despair as exam results released; Tough fire safety regulations set to follow blazes; Shwedagon landscape work on track; Yangon Hash House Harriers to celebrate 30th anniversary; Dengue fever arrives with rainy season; PM to lead USDP to the polls (no text)... BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Hospitality sites enjoy a World Cup windfall; Japanese ink producer assesses market potential in Myanmar; Retailers focus on fire safety; Developers spend big in monsoon sales push; Government gives green light to trade in import credits; Fisheries exports up $12m in Q1; Mango growers hope to bag further export success following trade fair; PM to lead USDP to the polls (no text)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 August 2010


      Title: “The Myanmar Times” June 14-20, 2010, Vol. 27, No. 527
      Date of publication: 20 June 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: Survey finds 1.3m disabled nationally; Despite cost, Shan party seeks broad representation; Fire destroys 406 shops at market in Monywa; North Korea nuclear cooperation denied; Myanmar, Vietnam continue courtship; British Council offers scholarships; Police Force to launch website; Shopkeepers to miss out again after fire; India donates transformers worth $1.9m; Seed pilot project begins in Meiktila; Kawthaung passport office moves; Sign language workshops ensure the deaf get heard; Massage training for the visually impaired; Thailand embassy to check air tickets; For first time, disabled find support
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 August 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 7-13, 2010, Volume 27, No. 526
      Date of publication: 13 June 2010
      Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: China PM hails ‘deep friendship’; New book puts child mortality in spotlight; Iguanas in the undergrowth of Southeast Asia; Thirimingalar Market to move to Hlaing tsp: YCDC; Forced labour brochure released; Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated; Visa fee exemption boosts visits to Thailand; Norwegian delegation furthers dialogue with government; Hospital starts synthetic eye treatment; ‘Coffee Flight’ prepares for boarding; Authorities preparing temporary market site; No payouts for traders: insurer; Yangon fire chief ‘proud’ of crews; Help us catch hit-run drivers: police; Stamp to mark Sino-Myanmar relations milestone; Home to offer course in nursing; Delegation to attend SKorea community development program; New school year, same issues for parents... BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Drug industry rallies after fire; ‘Significant’ ASEAN trade barriers remain; Sturgeon farming moves forward in Shan State; Rice exports up 14 percent; A home away from it all in Thanlyin... TIMEOUT: Manis drops name and Asian menu; Artists raise funds to renovate film museum; Overcoming physical disability; ‘Smile As They Bow’ in London stage adaption; Skulls in Ribcage group to perform; Film industry to celebrate milestone... EVENTS FLASH: Iron Man 2 now screening; Kites at Shae Saung cinema; Moe Myint Zon exhibition; Rare book fair; Art exhibition in tribute to painter Than Myint Aung... MEDIA ROUNDUP: Myanmar has ‘richest history of inscriptions’; Kayah businessmen exporting used wheels to Thailand; German company selling traditional bronze gongs... TRAVEL: Orchid tourism ready to bloom; Visa fee exemption boosts visits to Thailand
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 August 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 31-June 6, 2010, Volume 27, No. 525
      Date of publication: 06 June 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Market fire damage bill $21m: govt; 'll repair your shops in three months,' YCDC says; No cover for Yangon markets, insurer says; Day of drama for market '; NDF applies to register for election; Laila drags late monsoon into delta, central regions; Journals suspended for breaking govt censorship rules; Visa on arrival: it works; Memorial library opens in Daik-U; Don't blame the foreign media for Thai madness; IOM receives ' funding for Nargis shelter project...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Fire guts major wholesale drugs market; Other market fires; Garlic prices shoot up in May: Bayintnaung traders; Temporary storage space demand likely to rise post-blaze: agents; Expert warns of global warming threat to paddy; Good seeds can minimise losses, says rice research centre; MES president receives engineering recognition award...TIMEOUT: The rain finally arrives but stage shows dry up; L Seng Zi releases new album...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Experts make an atom-sized switch in Oz; Australian minister attacks ' Google; Yahoo buys mobile phone networking firm Koprol; Apple on the defensive as another Foxconn employee dies in China...TRAVEL: Malaysia wins two World Airline Awards; No season like low season...CLASSIFIED...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Business set up for live animal exports; Agreement reached on fire prevention; TV network to show regional b'ball comp...EVENTS FLASH: Exhibition to raise funds for tree-planting project; Group art exhibition; Sandy Myint Lwin launches first solo album; Clash of the Titans at Nay Pyi Daw cinema; Traders bridal show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 24-30, 2010, Volume 27, No. 524
      Date of publication: 30 May 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Ethnic party leaders anticipate �free and fairâ�"flashes of progressâ�"endangeredâ�"We have never experienced anything like this beforeâ�"game changer�...TRAVEL: Outlook bright for tourism industry: MMC; Book on hotels to be translated...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Passport office begins e-passport program; Chin orchids find favour among foreign buyers; Thais to upgrade border trade infrastructure...EVENTS FLASH: Cinema screenings; The Glass Palace translated; Summer art show; Ye Lay launched new album; Khin Phone releases VCD...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 17-23, 2010, Volume 26, No. 523
      Date of publication: 23 May 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: In Dala, residents rely on volunteers for water; Clean water in short supply as hot, dry spell continues; NDAK company to boost crop substitution acreage; Why we shouldn't believe everything that we are told; Project brings clean water to 60,000 delta residents; More heat records smashed in May; No rain in sight for Yangon: DMH; Vox Pop; Pharma company seeks foreign partner for flu drug clinical trials; New travel directory to go on sale; More free Thai visas for tourists; Popa National Park survey uncovers 65 orchid species; Jivitadana Hospital marks 70th anniversary; Difference and Peace Party to rely on donors; MWEA vows to stay non-political; Chaungtha bridge open to traffic; Prison meditation courses expand to Mandalay, Bago; Cow blood tests to reduce disease; Web portal to be ready in June; A world away from politics...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Fuel stations to open as private operations; Salt price dries up; Farmed fish sales hit record but still off target; Fish farmers lose out in hot spell; Gold price rockets upward: dealers; New Pyapon schools; New Labutta town; Earthquake guides released; Consumer focus shifts to the next batch of dangerous buildings...TIMEOUT: Old masters find loving homes; Fashion designers club launched to raise standards; Myanmar heroes exhibition; Zaw Mong holds fourth exhibition; Documentary tackles costs of Inle Lake farming; Myanmar art debuts in Phnom Penh...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Yatanarpon Teleport to start another net provider; IT industry continues battle with brain drain phenomenon; Worldwide software piracy cost $50b in 2009: report...TRAVEL: Hotels report high season boom...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Local group to export rice to Haiti; Asia World takes on ground handling; Five Star Shipping Line to up salaries...EVENTS FLASH: Japanese film screening; Myanmar Hip-Hop Day concert; Art fundraiser; American choir to visit; Art Jetty gallery opens; U Nyan Shein's art show...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 10-16, 2010, Volume 26, No. 522
      Date of publication: 16 May 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Industry applauds visa on arrival �breakthrough�; Stranded sailors return home from Senegal; Govt claims breakthrough in Thingyan pandal attack; At last, Malaysia�s Najib has lift off; Yangon road deaths rise in 2009: official; Ex-NLD members to form new political party before elections; Hot spell brings water shortages; Two years on, cyclone victims struggle; Farmers in Labutta still facing rodent problem; Shelter needs remain high in delta: NGOs; Shwedagon arrivals up 77pc; Airlines abandon capital flights; Malaria programs encounter problems; Distribution of storm booklet underway; Filipinos look to past for change...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Ruby Mart to open in June: developer; PM urges biz groups to vote for �right candidates�; Sabotage concerns prompt industrial labour crackdown; B&P prices artificially high, says association; Generator sales heat up as rain stays away; Loi Hein announces $7.5m investment; Pyin Naung cement plant opens; Japanese firms sign hydropower deals; Turbo-Mech plans to enter Myanmar; Furniture design winners revealed; Computer sales fall flat, say retailers; Rental market abuzz before Buddhist Lent; Scramble over �dangerous� sites...TIMEOUT: Naing Zaw releases second book; First to last with Anaga...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Robot takes on battle of the bulge; New IT mall coming; Computer stress is real; �Modded� games set for May release...TRAVEL: In London, travellers hope for departures; Mumbai hotel set to reopen...CLASSIFIED...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Hlawga Park privatised by Htoo Trading; Railway lines will not be sold off: official; Betel exports to Bangladesh on the rise...EVENTS FLASH: Clash of the Titans at Nay Pyi Daw cinema; MPS photography training...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 3-9, 2010, Volume 26, No. 521
      Date of publication: 09 May 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: PM to lead USDP to the polls; EU to send 'exploratory mission'; UDP gains strength through cooperation; Steep sentences for Muse traffickers; Moderate earthquake hits Rakhine region; Teaching conference scheduled for May; More than 70,000 passports issued to migrants: official; Nargis needs still going unmet; Buddhism in Cambodia still recovering; Monsoon outlook: hot and dry; US re-engages the 'forgotten front'; Ministry launches prepaid tourist zone entrance cards...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: In Twante, fish farmers yearn for cleaner water supplies; Hutgyi hydro project back on track; Plans afoot to turn Yangon's waste into electricity, industrial meet told; Myanmar Furniture Fair 2010; Maw Tin Towers to open in June...TIMEOUT: Saunas a hot draw for health conscious; Uranium awards dance scholarships; Myanmar artist to exhibit in Shanghai...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Robot takes on battle of the bulge; New IT mall coming; Computer stress is real; 'Ã�Å"Modded' games set for May release...TRAVEL: In London, travellers hope for departures; Mumbai hotel set to reopen...CLASSIFIED...MEDIA ROUNDUP: (as issue 250)...EVENTS FLASH: (as issue 520)...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 07 May 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" 26 April-2 May 2010, Volume 26, No. 520
      Date of publication: 02 May 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Bombing death toll rises to 10; Political parties condemn acts of �terrorism�; Money change counters open at airports; Underfunded Inle at risk: experts; Bombing rocks Myitsone; Buddhist group rallies support for victims; Country swelters through heatwave; Migratory bird sightings decline; Tourism trade hit by volcano fallout; Searching for the �hidden charm�...BRIEF NEWS: Energy competition open for entries; World Veterinary Day marked; Japanese speech contest in June...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Building costs peak before monsoon; Ngwe Saung hotels enjoy record season; Rice company shooting for higher quality with new $3 million mill; China FDI climbs by just $15m; Photographer loves the craft, not the workplace; Max set for expansion into rubber...TIMEOUT: Caricature: drawing fun at your expense; Young chefs look to education as a means to compete; A constant note of cool...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Developer looks for way into iPhone apps market; Music players a hearing risk: expert; Ten nations complain: Google betrays privacy; Asia computer sales up 38 percent in Q1; New iPhone left in California bar; Passengers hit the web in force...TRAVEL...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Hlawga Park privatised by Htoo Trading; Railway lines will not be sold off: official; Betel exports to Bangladesh on the rise...EVENTS FLASH: The Wolfman at Nay Pyi Daw cinema; Historic battles exhibited; Hip-hop concert; Art exhibition...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/MMTimes/520/mmtimes-520/mmtimes.com/index.html
      Date of entry/update: 29 April 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 22-28, 2010, Volume 26, No. 515
      Date of publication: 28 March 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Improved electricity for Yangon industry; Election Commission releases four bylaws; Relief for students as examinations finish; NPA party will run in poll: leader; Princess returns; Residents were told about risk of collapse, say authorities; Govt frees US man in gesture of �friendship�; Illegal wildlife trade flourishing on China border; Pabedan tsp building collapse �like an explosion�: witnesses; Cyclone Nargis recovery could take three more years: expert; Women need more support in delta: UN; A symbol of Chin identity fades away; ASEAN needs help from media: Surin; BRIEFS NEWS (sic)...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Vietnam continues investment inroads; Yangon office for Vietnam bank; Malaysian business talks point to growth; Gati shipping extends operations; UMFCCI annual general meeting; Demand for fire extinguishers heats up; G4�s new hotel in Nay Pyi Taw...TIMEOUT: Violin virtuoso looks back on career in music; Beautiful Model World website; Award-winning German actor visits Myanmar, falls in love; New beats, old controversy; DJs in hunt for Asian success with remix album...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Myanmar Info-tech�s revenues up by a third; Myanmar ICT Exhibition finishes; National Library to expand digitisation...TRAVEL: Sri Lanka�s hotels dress up for post-war rush; Yangon-Hanoi flights to boost tourism sector; The World departs Myanmar for India...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROOUNDUP: Ambassadors meet Democratic Party; Bago River polluted, recent study finds; Private School Law to be introduced...EVENTS FLASH: Canon Club photo contest; Khin San Win�s Silver Jubilee party; Solo art exhibition; Exhibition of antique paintings at Pansodan Gallery; Model contest at Kandawgyi Park...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 24 March 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 15-21, 2010, Volume 26, No. 514
      Date of publication: 21 March 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Govt unveils election laws; Tanintharyi animal protection plan launched; Parami imports 100 Chinese cabs; DFID funding Kachin community forestry; Highest condo project to finish this year, says developer; Deadline for furniture design competition extended; Rock python arrives at Yadanarbon Zoo: official; Abhidhamma philosophy degrees planned; Mangrove rehabilitation project; Reproductive health hotline; Taxi drivers warned to use meters, or face fines: official; DPS distributes new tourist maps; Three new species of spiny eels identified; Eco Dev gauges awareness and interest in climate change; New training methods for agriculture experts...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Traditional drum makers wait for buyers; Vietnam set to grow rubber in Myanmar; Minister urges local firms to register; Govt orders mesh size increased on fishing nets; Cheap food imports concern trade body; India dumps Myanmar pulses deal; Commodity price wrap; Agents applaud sales tax break, eye August renewal; Myanmar Infotech set to construct new building at compound...TIMEOUT: Bagan to get the infrared treatment; Myanmar history book published; Consecrators battle it out; Pun Hlaing promotes lawn tennis; Singing contest; The cupcake has landed...SOCIALITE...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Floorspace demand at IT expo down; Federation eyes ISOC membership; Launch of 3D televisions promise revolution in home entertainment; Belgian newspaper issues 3D edition...TRAVEL: Thingyan package deals unveiled; Historic Cambridge Uni becomes a �hotel�...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: 600,000 unregistered motorbikes the in firing line; Japanese investors put money into value-added pork...EVENTS FLASH: Japanese embassy film screening; Mr and Ms La Pyayt Wun competition; Music concert at Andaman Club Hotel; World Poetry Day events; Concert at Inya Lake Hotel; The Spy Next Door screening...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 24 March 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 8-14, 2010, Volume 26, No. 513
      Date of publication: 14 March 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: 3D fund provides TB drugs worth $3m; Vietnam Airlines lands in Yangon; IOM appeals for $17m; Turning a corner on aid; New hotel zone to increase capacity for Games; Britain looks to seize on US �momentum� to improve ties; Officials head to Israel; Breaking down the walls...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Indian govt okays $1.35b investment; Auctions weigh heavily on high-end property sales; Commodity markets to join electronic network; Bran, bean paste costs raise fish feed prices; Imported booze and tobacco under taxation spotlight; New farming zone in Shan State; Discounts abound in flat market...TIMEOUT: At Hola, the dance begins; Myanmar writers establish village libraries; Word on the street; Dr Tin Shwe Awards announced...SOCIALITE...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: World�s top technology fair heads for third dimension; Sony fixes PS3 bug; Internet third-most popular US news platform...TRAVEL: Inle orchids on display; Thai cowboys saddle up to celebrate Wild West; Kenya tourism makes a comeback...CLASSIFIED...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Local company produces flu vaccine; Workers to register at border offices; WHO to provide 4m A(H1N1) vaccines...EVENTS FLASH: Iron Cross concert at Kandawgyi Park; Shwe Dine Nyunt anniversary music concert; Mr Myanmar Body Fitness contest; Performance art show at New Zero Art Space...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 17 March 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 1-7, 2010, Volume 26, No. 512
      Date of publication: 07 March 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Migrant workers to suffer as Singapore hikes worker levy; Human traffickers arrested at Shweli; Doctors urge early detection for breast cancer; Coco island trip to depart in late March; Forced marriages driving human trafficking, UN says; SKorean firm inks $1.4b gas deal; A festival of colour at Inya Lake Hotel; Internships Asia launches 2010 program; Fulbright scholarships open to local students; Nay Pyi Taw 3D cinema to open March 20; Roofed turtle still under threat: WCS; Bikers to get training in capital...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Flower association formed to fight imports; Good farming guidelines could boost exports: MAS; Organic villages coming; Industrial exhibition to be held on March 5; Commodity price wrap; Honey exporters seek sweeter deals; Cement prices approach seasonal highs...TIMEOUT: Life and death; Fashion cottons on to cotton; Sex addiction big business for US clinics...SOCIALITE...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MPT rolls out 450MHz phone network; Jupiter to open at Sein Gay Har Parami in April; China toughens internet rules; iTunes song downloads hit 10 billion...TRAVEL: Last Jews seek salvation in tourism; LP to promote ASEAN tourism; Sands S�pore to open in April; Exhibit recalls transatlantic crossing glamour...CLASSIFIED...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Deforestation survey in Ayeyarwady division; Internet café business down, losing money...EVENTS FLASH: Japanese food promotion; New Zero Art Space exhibition; Summer art training course; Sherlock Holmes now screening...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 10 March 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 21-28, 2010, Volume 26, No. 511
      Date of publication: 28 February 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Migrants in Singapore to face language examination; Global Fund could triple ART coverage over five years: UN; Deadline nears for workers in Thailand; YCDC unveils market plans; No payouts expected for Thingangyun; Authorities ban light truck buses in downtown areas; Traders to host medical conference; MCDC opens new rubbish dump; Internet woes hamper tourism; Ngwe Saung Beach ready for 10th birthday; Htoo Foundation to pump K1 billion into Putao region; UN human rights envoy concludes Myanmar visit; Twins club seeks new members...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: New Thai biz council to spur bilateral trade; Farmers seek Thai advice to improve swamp fishing; Bangladesh asks to buy 50,000 tonnes of Myanmar rice; Divisional rice association formed; Htoo and China firm agree on coal plant; Pooch breeding business heats up; Ag Ministry targets increased Macadamia production; Commodity prices third week of February; AIT to launch degrees in Myanmar; High-rise building slowing down; Fuel depot sites considered: Mayor...TIMEOUT: Book fair trades rare titles; Buddhist tattoos gaining popularity in Singapore; Word on the street; Events Flash...SOCIALITE...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: With new platform Microsoft eyes a mobile comeback; Social networking still a sensitive subject; Mandalay Barcamp on the cards...TRAVEL: NPT gains new attraction; US-based cruise ship to stop off in March; MAI to add Friday morning service; Ngwe Saung hosts htamane contest...CLASSIFIEDS...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Fisheries dept to survey Chindwin River; Heritage listing for 16 Yangon Div pagodas...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 February 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 15-21, 2010, Volume 26, No. 510
      Date of publication: 21 February 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Australia boosts Myanmar aid; First-time voters to decide 2010 poll; State-run broadcaster set for makeover; Third Nargis review launched; Avian influenza detected in Mayangone poultry farm; 3N holds second annual meeting; More A(H1N1) cases detected; Blaze guts Thingangyun Market; Vietnam to launch direct flights; In Hainggyi Island, villagers more prepared to face disaster; Chinatown gears up for New Year fun; End in sight for maritime border spat; Pilgrims leave behind problems for Kyaiktiyo trustees...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Buyers snap up Labutta plots; Avian influenza fears depress poultry markets; Computer market enjoying healthy new year revival; Regional fisheries management workshop focuses on livelihoods; Gems Emporium slated for March; MFE investigates shiitake mushroom cultivation; Oil prices up in second week of Feb; Commerce Min rings trade changes; Landmark Gardens open in NPT...TIMEOUT: ODC perform in Yangon; Monks donate blood to needy patients; Hip-hop dancers break ground not limbs; Chinese New Year lion dance...SOCIALITE...SPORT: Myanmar firms as favourite ...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MCC to open master and doctoral courses...TRAVEL: Feasting fish relieve weary travellers; Tourism Myanmar Update...MEDIA ROUNDUP: Seafarers� committee launched; Loi Hein to set up private bank...WORD ON THE STREET: [Article on Academy Award Winner Khin Moh Moh Aye]...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 February 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 8-14, 2010, Volume 26, No. 509
      Date of publication: 14 February 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: WHO warns of malaria drug tolerance; Thazi tsp cement factory online; Credit needed in delta: report; Fuel stations to be privatised; Vocational training giving kids options; Remain wary of A(H1N1): expert; Villages see economic benefits of infrastructure projects; Shelter to receive more funding: TCG; Archaeologists to assist with Cambodia excavations; A glimpse of Kachin beauty in Myitkyina; Few but united, Myanmar forge a life in Siem Reap...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Mekong dues payable at Wanpone; Chinese New Year spurs market; Nay Pyi Taw taxi biz opens but customers prefer private cars; Htoo Trading begins work on Bogale hospital; DOF hikes export prices; Fisheries deal reached with Vietnam; Diamond prices climb, say traders; Exporters urged to check rice quality; Florists gear up for Valentine's Day; Buddhist conference building complete; Cinema leaseholders say they will bid in state auction...TIMEOUT: A brief history of the Myanmar Academy Awards; Few foreign novels being translated; Word on the street; Chinese lion dance contest...SOCIALITE...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Internet slows to a crawl in Yangon...MEDIA ROUNDUP: China agrees to upgrade and maintain cross-border road...State-owned ports to be privatised as soon as possible...EVENTS FLASH: New Yangon gallery opens; Lawn concert at Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel; 'Emotion 2010' exhibition; Book on monasteries published...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULES (DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL)...TRAVEL: Travel association launches search for 'Miss Tourism'; Eclipse-watching in Rakhine State; Tourism directory released...CLASSIFIEDS......[Issue 508 seems to have been missed out -- perhaps for numerological reasons.]
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 February 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 25-31 2010, Volume 26, No. 507
      Date of publication: 31 January 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: Opening date set for 300-room downtown hotel; UN praises Myanmar govt for anti-human trafficking efforts; Tourism industry bucks international trend; Meditation's willing audience; Govt guarantees security of workers in Jordan; Development training for civil servants; Myeik resort to open in December; CERF grants $4 million to humanitarian agencies; NLD leader meets govt minister; Consumers urged to read product packaging; Woodcarving on show in Bahan tsp; Island paradise welcomes visitors; No deaths in ferry accident; A caliph in the midst of hell...BUSINESS AND PROPERTY: Japanese delegation visits Myanmar to consider investment; Industry groups work to strengthen sugar trade; Agriculture loans boost production; Diesel price continues to climb; Factories await EU certificates; Housing and building exhibition; Max Myanmar building NPT stadium; NDCG hands Pyay Towers over to Max Myanmar...TIMEOUT: Myanmar photographer awarded prize; Exhibition covers past through covers; Uranium dance school offers scholarships; Street rice snacks a sticky lure for customers...SOCIALITE...SPORT...IT...TRAVEL...CLASSIFIED
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 05 February 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 18-24, 2010 (Volume 26, No. 506)
      Date of publication: 24 January 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: 200,000 celebrate Manaw festival; ‘Reintegrate with world rice market’:economist; Foreign minister pledges free election; Myanmar travellers flock to Thailand; YCDC to renovate Sinhmalike Market; Twante Canal to open 24 hours; U Nyun, a man for all seasons; FAO to distribute livestock in April; Steel hti go from strength to strength; Radar to be installed on ferries; Bus line launches new upper Myanmar routes; New school opens in Pyapon tsp; Hninzigone home to host art show...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Yangon’s taxi drivers tightening their belts; National body to strengthen rice industry; High demand behind FEC rate rise; High demand behind FEC rate rise; Downtown demand holds firm in tricky times; Gold market recovers with harvest; Rice prices increase; Low cost housing project starts in Thanlyin; Painters finding more work beyond Yangon...TIMEOUT: Hair donations help communities repair road; Jazz on the grass at American Club; Art exhibition highlights female artists...SPORT...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: New CDMA phones on sale in Mandalay; Website promotes events, activities in Yangon...TRAVEL: Ngwe Saung Beach hosts Kayin dance contest; Six travel companies to attend Fitur 2010
      Language: English. Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 11-17, 2010, Volume 26, No. 505
      Date of publication: 17 January 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....LOCAL NEWS: A dramatic year in Myanmar politics; Air Bagan begins Chiang Mai service, plans further expansion; Agriculture census underway: ministry; Jumbo documentary filming starts; Estate agents predict a better year; An important year in Myanmar's future; Local firm makes renewable energy easy; Huge compensation payout following Hlegu factory fire; Tourists, astrologers prepare for eclipse; MAI purchases new aircraft; Tourism rebound continues; New book showcases Myanmar Buddhism; YCDC introduces waste-management program early; Manaw festival begins in Myitkyina...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Central Bank treasury bonds find a waiting marketplace; Dept of Fisheries looks to breed salmon, sturgeon in Kachin State; Sales continue to attract bargain hunters; Wireless phone network reaches Sagaing Division...TIMEOUT: Actresses unafraid to take career breaks; Exhibition redraws the image of cartoons; Hotel expansion continues in 2009...CLASSIFIED...SPORT
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 January 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 4-10, 2010, Volume 26, Nos. 503 & 504
      Date of publication: 10 January 2010
      Description/subject: N.B. AS THIS ISSUE HAS NO INDEX PAGE, NAVIGATE FROM "LOCAL NEWS" TO THE OTHER SECTIONS.....N. B. BURMESE AND ENGLISH VERSIONS... LOCAL NEWS: Tourism industry optimistic after strong opening to peak season; A bird's-eye view of Myanmar; Stiglitz advice gets support of business community; Tourists uncover our hidden corner (Interest in previously off-limits Kayah State is high, leading to a shortage in accommodation in the state capital Loikaw); Energy exports to drive 8.6pc GDP growth: ADB; Library to hold training programs; Sagaing Fault monitoring to start in February; Myanmar can do more to tap in to Asian growth: Stiglitz; Thukha clinic expands to X-rays; Myanmar dancers perform in Jakarta; Marionette experts invited to teach in Chiang Mai; Renewable energy forum held in Yangon; Unusual rainfall patterns due to climate change: meteorology dept; US ignoring progress in human trafficking fight: police force; Local NGO seeks to expand farm schools; Delta project promotes high-quality rice production; Three-wheeled tuk-tuk services postponed; Monks get human resource training at Hmawbi seminar; Brewery to increase blood donations; Few major airline developments in 2009; Japan funds shelter construction; Malaria fight gets funding injection...BUSINESS AND PROPERTY: Commodity prices show generally downward trend; Over the bridge' RE beckons; Govt car auctions drive market; Prepaid phone cards sales double in year; Fisheries exports falling short of target, again; Plastic industry aims to tie deal with govt; MES show to be held from Jan 15 to 18; D-net gaming suite dares gamers to enter house of pain; A year to forget, say developers; Gold ends historic year on a high; Import of fake and substandard drugs prevented; India to improve road links with B'desh, Myanmar; Composite maker looks to export in Feb; Garment exports dip in 2009; Country Club greeted with enthusiasm; Demand strong for Xmas decorations; Luxury Dagon penthouse; Game back on; Mid-range proves a bright light in prop sector...TIMEOUT: Success of comedy films not a laughing matter; Fashion to tone down and smarten up in 2010; Word on the street; Le Planteur experiments with taste; Myanmar art scene thrives on contemporary art; PEP Family Photo contest; Events Flash; Local music industry sings the blues...SOCIALITE...CLASSIFIED: [SUBSTANTIAL SECTION - 3 PAGES OF SMALL-PRINT ADS] Computer & IT; Education; Expert Services; Language; Training Centre; For Sale; Medical Servces; Public Notices; Travel; Housing for rent; Housing for Sale; INGO Positions; Local positions; LISTING OF EMBASSIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS; EMERGENCY NUMBERS; GENERAL LISTING: (hotels, astrology, bars, accommodation etc.)
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 10 January 2010


    • "The Myanmar Times" 2009 (English)
      A number of issues were not put online or were put online and then withdrawn.

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 21 - 27, 2009 Volume 26, No. 502
      Date of publication: 27 December 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Men shine in Tun Foundation art prize » Chinese VP Xi pays 2-day visit » Credit, land reform needed to fight poverty, says Stiglitz » No A(H1N1) deaths, says ministry » New fish species named after aquarium owner » Yangon back on power ‘rotation system’: YESB » One injured in Bahan bus crash » Yadana consortium provides $4 million for HIV treatment » Italian govt donates medical supplies » Sagaing Aung Kyaw Htin wins photo comp » Report on Nargis-affected women to be published in Jan » Singaporean actors to promote television drama » International school to open in Mandalay » Hotels announce special deals for holiday season » Athletics team makes golden return to form » In Vientiane, locals get behind their SEA Games heroes » Women’s football side snatches bronze...BUSINESS: AGE firm begins making transformers » Yadanarbon fibre optic cable factory starts production » Handicraft demand returns with tourists » Expats in Asia see living costs surge on weak dollar » Malaysian veterinary expert gives advice on diagnostic lab » Overseas job seekers warned to be watchful » Agents say state auction to have limited market impact » Living the highlife in Kyauktada
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 02 January 2010


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 14 - 20, 2009 Volume 26, No. 501
      Date of publication: 20 December 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UN backs Myanmar development struggle » Chinlone lights up Australian festival » Govt torches $93 million of illicit drugs » TCG to prioritise shelter sector » Changing climate hurts Myanmar » Strong bookings for peak season: airlines » Daw Suu Kyi meets Relations Minister » Australia provides $750,000 for HIV » Stiglitz to advise govt on poverty, development » Women are most affected by climate change, report finds » Israeli eye doctors make delta tour » Filter producers’ aim: behaviour change » Footballers rue missed chance after early exit » Myanmar teams make golden starts » Billiards pair fail to repeat SEA Games success in Laos » Thailand eye top spot as Games open ...BUSINESS: Industrial warehouse rents down, say agents » Xmas promotions push year-end sales » Transport spending to top $7b over five years » CB Bank says income increased by K6 billion » German investors cast eyes to Myanmar, says UMFCCI » A/C sales bouncing back » Car rentals booming in strong inbound tourism market » Export lull forces container prices down » Game over » Statement making house in Thingangyun township...ARTS FLASH: Alliance Française end of year concert » Hair styling event » Five Music Live concert » ‘Kids on Us’ at Traders Hotel » Iron Cross concert » Concert at La Pyayt Wun Plaza » Concert at Yuzana Garden hotel » Christmas Eve gala dinner at Sedona » Christmas Eve dinner at Parkroyal
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 20 December 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 7 - 13, 2009 Volume 25, No. 500
      Date of publication: 13 December 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Footballers face uphill battle after stalemate » Sedona receives leading hotel award » Medical council suspends surgeon » Journalists explore global security reporting in London » First go-kart comp slated for December » YCDC to begin rubbish program » Russian martial arts specialists in goodwill show » Officials to attend climate summit » ASEAN, Russia agree to summit » JICA contributes to port project » El Niño to have little impact » Health insurance to be introduced soon: MI » Sri Lankan navy rescues stranded Myanmar fishermen » Myanmar and China ink human trafficking agreement in Beijing » Thanaka company receives awards » Licenced internet cafés proliferate quickly » Judo team holds joint training with Japan » Men's volleyball team aims for final » MFF submits proposal to global body » Dagon Shwe Aung Lan challenge fight series to be held in Dec, Jan...BUSINESS: Demand jumps for private security services » Zero duties on ICT goods by 2010: Customs » Prawn and shrimp exports falling, says MPEA » Commodity prices remain stable in early December trade » First Private Bank AGM: dividends announced » Domestic gold price hits new high » Maize export price up in Muse: traders » In Nay Pyi Taw, building sector defies economic rut » The Rental Game: column fodder » Duplex house in Sanchaung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 10 December 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 30 - December 6, 2009 Volume 25, No. 499
      Date of publication: 06 December 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Night of terror: survivors tell of deadly ferry crash » Shwedagon visitors up almost 30pc » Private FM stations begin broadcasting » Mandalay City Hotel receives award » Cyclone Nargis recovery work gets $88 million in pledges » Recycled plastic bags to go on sale » Japan to cooperate on flu threat » Privately owned petrified wood and primates museum to open in Pyin Oo Lwin » MAI offers packages » Japanese cyclist chronicles world-roving marathon » Monastery to honour missionary monk » Chevron urges Asia to pave the way for energy development » Kyaukphyu-Yunnan oil pipeline to be completed by end of 2015 » Swiber Holdings wins $77 million Yadana pipeline contract » New fields to nearly triple gas supply in 10 years, says MOGE » Myanmar ICT awards coming in 2010 » Pakistan wins Asian U-18 field hockey competition...BUSINESS: Strong currency slows trade, say experts » Buyer demand down on currency strength: RE agents » B&P exporters look to bountiful year » First Private Bank’s deposits up by 36pc » Company supplies rice mill loans » Saudis buyers pick catfish over Rohu » New roads drive outskirt values up » Simple, effective and spacious house in Thaketa
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 December 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times"November 23- 29, 2009, Volume 25, No. 498
      Date of publication: 29 November 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Summiting Natmataung by mountain bike » ASEAN to create regional immigration database » TCG appeals for release of Nargis funds » Myanmar worker dies in SKorea factory accident » Traffic accident mortality second-highest in region » 3DF studies options for new projects » Buddhist groups prepare gold leaf donations » Eel prices fail to reach last year’s highs » Boat victims sent home » Myanmar marks 20th anniversary of convention for children’s rights » Digital art showcased in Yangon » Rubber products course begins » Prepaid wireless cards slated for December release » Track and field team hopes for golds...BUSINESS: Lower quality rice price rising » New route found for clothing exports » Yadana pipeline construction work begins: state media » Yangon office rental market flat, say agents » DOF setting up delta crab conservation zone » FMI reports modest profit » Fixed CDMA phones to be issued: MPT » Hospitality jobs boom in Singapore » Unfinished projects leave buyers short » A matter of taste with Bahan house
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 December 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 16 - 22, 2009 Volume 25, No. 497
      Date of publication: 22 November 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: 50th Street restaurant up and running » Global Fund recognises huge needs in Myanmar » SPDC Chairman visits Sri Lanka » University prep centre opens » Hoteliers make March plans for Ngwe Saung 10th anniversary » Sedona hotels receive green recognition » Butterfly museum to open in Pyin Oo Lwin » Frontier forces form in Kachin, Kayah » Japan pledges more aid » Hajj charter flights begin » Israel continues agriculture training » KOICA starts road repairs in Hlegu tsp » NGO to set up biodiversity nurseries in Magway » Health education books captivate buyers » YCDC to establish four concrete batching plants » Thank heavens – tourists to flock to Myanmar for Jan solar eclipse » British Council accepts member fees in kyats » Germany donates to WFP » Fibreoptic net coming 2010 » Internet radio on the way: Red Link » Lifting team aims to keep up golden run » Football side drawn to face SEA Games host Laos...BUSINESS: Fisheries industry seeks direct Middle East trade » Fish library opens at Kandawgyi Park » Vietnam trade fair coming in Nov » Pun Hlaing Country Club to open Nov 29 » Building materials demand deflated » Bumper gas sales recorded in Aug » CNOOC unveils M-10 test wells » Hydropower agreements signed » SK working dreams come true, for some » YCDC issues stern warning to developers on unpaid tax » NGO to rebuild two Dedaye schools » Substance pummels style
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 9 - 15, 2009, Volume 25, No. 496
      Date of publication: 15 November 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: We want to improve ties, US envoy says » LIFT to provide $100m aid boost » Winter arrives early » US zoo hatches more Arakan forest turtles » Flights spur Bodhgaya pilgrimages » Researchers uncover ancient ‘monster’ fly » Dry zone water program completed » PM visits Japan for summit » Religious groups main source of blood donations, official says » Group spreads Vipassana meditation » Mayor reiterates bag ban » Local agencies launch Asia outbound packages » Japanese foundation targets Ayeyarwady delta livelihoods » Development increasing, but slowly: UNDP » Women’s football team eyes gold at December SEA Games...BUSINESS: Kahtein decorators keep it simple » CNPC starts construction work on oil terminal » Fisheries delegation to depart for Vietnam study trip in mid-Nov » Myanmar wins two CAEXPO awards » Guidelines drawn up for high-rises » Rice prices retreat both globally and locally » Real estate association proposed » Family house in M’gone
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 2 - 8, 2009, Volume 25, No. 495
      Date of publication: 08 November 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Plastic bags to be banned as govt acts on pollution » TCG to seek $103m at Bangkok donor conference » Rice association gears up for monastery donations » Playing ‘wait and see’ in Myanmar » Rainfall up in lower Myanmar, below average in central areas » Writer Ni Ko Ye dies of heart attack » Veteran politician optimistic about next year’s general election » Yangon donation group gets creative for Kahtein Thingan » Nippon Foundation donates medical boxes » Lecture held to honour scholar » Hotels announce special packages for newlyweds » FREDA to launch mangrove plantation in wildlife sanctuary » Internet survey: MCIA » Myanmar, Thailand share spoils in challenge series » Kanbawza beat luckless Zayar Shwe...BUSINESS: Commodity prices variable in late October trading » CDMA market booms as NPT opens up » Gold association holds AGM » Jeweller’s new technique leaves lasting impression » Car prices, trading down after Kengtung auction » MBE gets involved in Dedaye » Humble living in Mayangone
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 05 November 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times"October 26 - November 1, 2009, Volume 25, No. 494
      Date of publication: 01 November 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: More than 100,000 visitors flock to Yangon ICT expo » ASEAN rights body launched » 3D Fund annual review meeting held » Monument opens MDY store » NGO launches program to reduce child mortality » Fire balloons fill the sky over Taunggyi » More sailors taken hostage » Nurseries to distribute mangroves » New hope for rare bird species » In Yangon, free clinic struggles to fund ART treatment » Reports of tensions exaggerated, says Bangladesh ambassador » Local sailor aboard hijacked vessel » FREDA to build delta cyclone shelters » Conjoined twins well after recent operation » Intern programs gain popularity in IT industry to fill experience gulf » New coach plans to improve U-23 tactics, technique » YBN thumps Okkthar Utd » Australia takes out women’s competition...BUSINESS: UMFCCI trade office in Nanning, China to be complete by year’s end » Prices on the rise for beans and pulses » Mobile phones allowed in NPT » Karting gets green light in Yangon » CAEXPO kicks off in China » Food security a growing challenge, says PM » Relocation car rents down » Thingangyun duplex
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 October 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 19 - 25, 2009, Volume 25, No. 493
      Date of publication: 25 October 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: New lease of life for traditional medicine » Tourist season off to flying start as hotel bookings surge » Myanmar to participate in ITB Asia » MMC Fun Run attracts 400 participants » Hmawbi hosts sangha meeting » Research underway for Myanmar tsunami map » Home for the aged slated for Thanlyin » Indian military chief ends visit » FDA to inspect pharmacies for fraud » Bird and Nature Society to undertake winter survey » JICA donates medicine, equipment » Translated text released to mark Mental Health Day » Elderly need help, welfare experts say » Htwe Oo marionette troupe resumes shows » In Bagan, donors work to save a rare wooden gem » Crowd turns out for ICT Exhibition 2009 » New web portal coming January 1 » Myanmar to take part in equestrian championships » Chess finds favour among blind community » Myanmar goes down fighting in women’s U-16 semi finals...BUSINESS: Local prices stable as gold hits highs internationally » Swine breeder sets green example in using biogas » Jeep makers told to use domestic designs » Sudan FM promotes biz ties » Developers shun costly worker insurance » Bahan living at accessible price
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 23 October 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 12 - 18, 2009, Volume 25, No. 492
      Date of publication: 18 October 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Daw Suu Kyi meets foreign diplomats » TCG to seek $103m for critical needs » Obama to make APEC appearance on first Asian tour » Kawthoung landslide claims three lives » Wedding reception bookings up, hotels report » Poet Htilar Sitthu dies of liver cancer, aged 78 » In Yangon, US embassy begins engagement process » Aviation institute to hold cabin crew course » ‘Hair bridges’ project raises K200 million » PNO likely to form party » Myanmar to participate in tsunami exercise » YCDC to buy excavators from Japan » MAWFA to continue community development » Workers arrive from Malaysia » Ngwe Saung expands transport options with tuk-tuks » Yangon kids try their hand at mountain biking » Myanmar National League clubs take out sports insurance » Yadanarbon FC to open football academy in 2010 » Thadingyut, a time to honour teachers » Gamers fight it out for hefty prize money » Zayar Shwe Myay stuns Yangon » Myanmar U-16 sides aim high in Yangon » Myanmar confident ahead of U-16 qualifying campaign...BUSINESS: Organic food standards needed: director general » Eel traders prefer watery route » Discussion held on livestock donations » Rent market booms post-Thadingyut » Japanese firms look for Myanmar labour » Traders wait on Kengtong car auction » Festival accessories demand muted: traders » Traditional cake sales flat » Careful pesticide use urged » Fish farm contaminant tests begin » Sales to improve by year’s end » Developers ponder recovery timetable » Hopes rise for new foreign investment in construction » Exclusive golf retreat
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 23 October 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 5 - 11, 2009, Volume 25, No. 491
      Date of publication: 11 October 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: US hopeful after first talks with Myanmar » Record insurance payout expected » Australian companies defend operations » Govt plans more bridges » Interplast Germany conducts free operations » Mandalay health project underway » Monsoon withdrawal delayed » Phaung Daw Oo magic returns to Inle Lake » Judges reject Suu Kyi appeal » Myanmar PM slams Western sanctions at UN assembly » China marks 60th anniversary » More drug seizures in Shan State: govt » Emergency response treaty nears introduction » Disaster awareness truck tours delta » Dolphin monitoring resumes » Football federation unveils future plans » MFF chief relinquishes Delta United » Yadanarbon sees off southern rivals...BUSINESS: Revenue prospects strong for beans and pulses exports » K5000 note unlikely to change fuel price: YDDF » Commodity prices stable: traders » Trade associations prepare for CAEXPO » Renovations underway at St Mary’s Cathedral » Mobile telephone sales slow » ICT awards push friendly competition » MPT pushes for more local content » Space to spare in Mayangone township
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 October 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 14 - 20, 2009, Volume 25, No. 488
      Date of publication: 20 September 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Crew home after month in limbo » Critically endangered turtles found in Rakhine State » Total rejects report claims » Players caught in agent scam » Tip from China sparked Kokang arms factory raid, says gov’t » Pearls to be sold » An experience of a lifetime » Delta supplied with new livestock » Meditation institute opening soon » China donates trains » Resurgent monsoon causes flooding in coastal areas » Company to produce high voltage switchgear » Airline to add Kunming flights » Bazaar to open in Bagan » Women’s associations donate » MRCS launches new project in delta » First film students ready to graduate » Farmers benefit from project » With two wins, Delta sets the pace in MNL » Boxer Tway Ma Shaung continues five-year unbeaten run...BUSINESS: Villagers use hemp for clothing » Factories told to install capacitor banks » Myanmar gems to go on sale in Thailand » Exhibition showcases electronics » Hydropower projects ‘80pc finished’: govt » MMC touts trade shows » Japanese training brings productivity upswing » Banks association to offer post-grad course » Sales stall as buyers wait for Thadingyut » Property industry experts predict post-2010 upturn » Preservation offers business opportunities, says architect » A bird’s eye view of Bahan
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 22 September 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 7 - 13, 2009, Volume 25, No. 487
      Date of publication: 13 September 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Mingalar Myanmar to begin disaster risk management program » Monsoon to withdraw by the end of September » Bagan sees growth in tourist visits in August » Flying Tigers member passes away in US » United Nations to help Myanmar achieve Millennium Development Goals » Indonesia donates to Nargis victims » Libraries to get K300m » Government offers amnesty for Kokang troops » To catch listeners, City FM widens net » Singapore donates seismic monitoring equipment » ICRC stresses need for Geneva compliance » Designs wanted for stamp contest » Updated travel directories in the works » Buddhist canon CD-Rom underway » Bank along Twante Canal suffers erosion » Nutrition Month focuses on pregnant women » Buddhist universities play key role in Theravada faith » Teaching to a different tune...BUSINESS: Skilled labour shortage easing, developers say » Fisheries exports below target: DOF » East Asian market boosts garment sales » Geo consultant urges miners to start small » Sugar price up but demand cool » FTA to affect imports, exports » New construction permit applications decreasing: YCDC » Developers seek 2010 extensions for high-rise projects » Kick back and relax in style
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 September 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 31 - September 6, 2009 Volume 25, No. 486
      Date of publication: 06 September 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Starved football fans get taste of MNL action » Reconsider sanctions, say businesses and workers » Webb pushes for change to ‘counterproductive’ US policy » Government bans liquor advertising » Ayravata hopeful ahead of peak season » MEC to contribute to Asia fault map » Road to Mandalay resumes cruises » Four dead in Hlegu factory fire » Trustees announce date for Magwe pagoda festival » First succesful aorta transplant » Japan, Mekong ties important for development: foreign minister » PSRD boss denies online news report » New school opens in Kawhmu » World Humanitarian Day marked » Course fast-tracks doctors for licences » SKorea to provide nuclear training » Locally designed laptops to hit shelves in August...BUSINESS: IT industry seeks ways to cut costs » Seafarers face rough employment climate » Pharmaceutical imports surge to $62 million in first half of 2009 » Second Yangon Expo builds in popularity » Building material prices slide downward » Beans and pulses markets level out » Lakeside house set for renovation » New YCDC measures could change how downtown looks » Property market shows Q2 recovery » Billboard ad rates increased » Large home needing some love
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 05 September 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 17 - 23, 2009 Volume 25, No. 484
      Date of publication: 23 August 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Wilderness yields 350 new species » Government releases Yettaw » Japan govt helps children in Kokang » Huge quake strikes off Coco Island » Heavy rain floods nine quarters in Bago township: officials » Suu Kyi sentenced to 18 months, Yettaw receives seven years » August designated Nutrition Month » Brewery sponsors hepatitis shots for blood donors » MAI to add flights to Gaya, India » Tigers under siege: Conservationist » Health dept calls for cooperation on A(H1N1) » Buddhist group donates to Metta village » UN urges closer cooperation on World Humanitarian Day » JICA donates pollution monitoring equipment » E-customs site nearly finished...BUSINESS: Architect makes best use of available space » Gold prices up, even with weak demand » More SOEs up for auction » Eel trading association casts funding net » Prepaid cards given longer lifespans » Fertiliser sales remain flat » Garment demand from SK strong » Illegal car auction centres face YCDC pressure » Renovated Hlaing apartment a gem
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 August 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 10 - 16, 2009 Volume 25, No. 483
      Date of publication: 16 August 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Spirits gather at Taungbyone » Buddhist canon preserved on 9500 brass plates » Authorities warn of ‘fake’ eggs in market » More deluges on the way in August » R&D the key to expanded beans and pulses exports » Animal disease agreement reached » French Red Cross donates disaster games » Stimulant tablets seized » SKorean group holds tourism training » New flu case confirmed » Trial proceedings ‘court decision’: police chief » Ministry releases visa-on-arrival guidelines » Driver escapes attack » Weather played role in Thai air crash » Myanmar hotels nominated for awards » Doctor warns against overuse of Tamiflu » UN team organises agriculture training » Sharky’s III: Fine food flavoured by passion » Federation announces next football comp ...BUSINESS: More factories move to Dagon Seikkan zone » Rubber exporters missing out on bounty: MRPPA » Egg prices fixed at K90 » Overseas medical services business picking up steam » Fisheries bodies hold EU training session » Regional fisheries team visits Myanmar to discuss industry » Struth! Eucalyptus to grow along the Ayeyarwady » A house by the lake in Mayangone
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 14 August 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 3 - 9, 2009 Volume 25, No. 482
      Date of publication: 09 August 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Second Periodic Review released » Storm surge software to increase cyclone preparedness » Yangon endures wet and wild July » Aid agencies optimistic about water supplies » UNICEF rebuilds a child-friendly school in cyclone-affected Myanmar » Earthquake committee to resume Sagaing Fault survey in October » Review shows more funding needed for agriculture and shelter » Japanese NGO provides assistance to delta kids » Thai govt, army donate dental equipment » Ministry bans four palm oil brands » Third land link to Europe from China envisioned » Bangladesh leopard discovery renews hopes for species survival » JPN funds TB centre renovation » Thailand delegation explores tourism promotion options » First hill resort opens in late 2009 » Nepal seeks new air link with Myanmar » Myanmar language search engine arrives » Nine foreign players arrive at Delta United FC for trials » Myanmar to send 25 athletes to Para Games...Prop sales tax rolled over until Aug 2010 » Govt announces huge Yangon property sale » Flooding damages delta’s betel leaf crop » Sugar industry to be ready for AFTA » Hatcheries loom as a must for crab industry » Diamond prices plunge on reduced demand » Salt mills shut down in Pathein » Myanmar team visits CIFA in India » High-end property market swings upward in Q1 » Nice house, no garden in Kamaryut...BUSINESS: Prop sales tax rolled over until Aug 2010 » Govt announces huge Yangon property sale » Flooding damages delta’s betel leaf crop » Sugar industry to be ready for AFTA » Hatcheries loom as a must for crab industry » Diamond prices plunge on reduced demand » Salt mills shut down in Pathein » Myanmar team visits CIFA in India » High-end property market swings upward in Q1 » Nice house, no garden in Kamaryut
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 14 August 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 20 - 26, 2009 Volume 25, No. 480
      Date of publication: 26 July 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Puppet master moves into hotel shows » Ministers and ASEAN dialogue partners to meet in Phuket » Garment industry expects East Asian orders to grow » Fourth A(H1N1) case confirmed in Yangon » Dyed chili powder banned » 3DF accepts grant proposals » Hpakant landslide victims get help » Danubyu local aces matriculation » Natural ingredients effective against TB, research shows » Reusable bags soar in popularity in Mandalay » Aesthetic and plastic surgery » Hotels benefit from gem emporium » Sales of religious books covered » EU gave $54.5 million to Myanmar in 2008: report » Chiang Mai flights postponed » Monastic schools expand » Mobile directory software launched » Bodybuilder Aung Khine Win struts to Mr Crusher title...BUSINESS: Corn replaces pulses in Muse border trade » Sino-Myanmar trade tipped to rise by 20pc » Rubber demand rises » Instant noodle buyers vote local » Dairy project moves forward in Mandalay » Hlaing Tharyar residents enjoy home serenity » House with status and style in Bahan
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 July 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times"July 13 - 19, 2009 Volume 24, No. 479
      Date of publication: 19 July 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: El Niño could bring dry weather to Myanmar » Exportable rice to double next year: MRPTA » Ministry tips 1m tourists next year » KOICA volunteers face challenges » Myanmar needs a dash of innovation to find way onto the foodie map » Italy donates hospital equipment worth $155k » Farmers work to grow export-quality mangoes » Dolphin report could lead to false info charges » Solar eclipse to cross Myanmar » Japan funds delta projects » Second case of A(H1N1) confirmed » Indonesian nationals vote in election » Nagaland sites dated to seventh century AD » Agriculture training underway » Hostel under construction at Global Vipassana Pagoda » Computer prices begin to recover » Yadanarbon clinch MNL Cup » After heartbreak, Yangon Utd looks ahead to 2010...BUSINESS: Elevator safety under the spotlight after pagoda mishap » Pearl sale fails to shine » Rice exports go via ‘buffer’ companies » IMF projects stronger 2010 recovery from global recession » CAEXPO secretariat boss visits Myanmar » MNL seeking success, profits » YCDC’s first cement plant nearly done » Wonderland in Thingangyun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 20 July 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 6 - 12, 2009 Volume 24, No 478
      Date of publication: 12 July 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Visually impaired impress at chess » Myanmar’s first case of A(H1N1) influenza on road to recovery » Myanmar find challenges ‘missing link’ fossil » Buddhist magazine published » Thailand invokes security act for ASEAN meeting » Charity group donates medicine to elderly » Opium yields, production down in Myanmar in 2008: UNODC » Global crisis affects migrant workers in Asia » Lost veteran finally back in China » Yangon companies offer travel packages to see football matches » Scaffolders take risks to guild pagodas » Mekong countries meet on human trafficking » Thai visa fee exemption extended » Demand low for sports insurance » Foreign tourists find tranquility in Myanmar » English Dhamma course to open » Football the winner in MNL Cup: MFF » Kanbawza end season on high...BUSINESS: In new school year exercise book demand off the charts » Importers urged to ensure adequate A(H1N1) supplies » Hong Kong invites Myanmar to trade fairs » Factories work swiftly to ready for EU visit » MNL hopes for success and profits » Naing to set new condo benchmark » Junction NPT to open soon, with a cinema » A renovation bargain, perhaps
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 13 July 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 29 - July 5, 2009 Volume 24, No. 477
      Date of publication: 05 July 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Yettaw backed by unnamed organisations: Police chief » KOICA starts dry zone project » Workshop focuses on organic fish growing » Aircraft compensation process underway » Seminar explores trade and tourism ties with Indonesia » Photo contest to promote tourism » Sayadaw videos to air during Lent » Officials look over fence in EU bid » Red Cross helps delta farmers » A(H1N1) influenza alert upgraded » Meeting to boost GCC-ASEAN ties » Non-publishing journals to be closed » Myanmar NGO publishes guide to mangrove forests » Hotels offer deals for low season » Foreign journos to present course » Yadanarbon edge closer to cup glory » Three sides vie for MNL Cup final spots » Injuries, fatigue will hurt us: KBZ coach...BUSINESS: Myanmar team seeks deals at Dubai rice summit in June » Japan trade still rising » Seek direct trade, says Dy Commerce Minister » National League seeks success, and profits » A house as a canvas in Thingangyun tsp
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 13 July 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 22 - 28, 2009 Volume 24, No. 476
      Date of publication: 28 June 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Mekong River dolphin is nearing extinction: WWF » South Korean ambassador hails ‘new momentum’ in relations » Travel Co reportedly offers visas on arrival » Delta must be weaned from dependency: NGOs » Malaysia Airlines offers ASEAN Pass » Thailand under fire over illegal ivory » Japan donates tide tracking devices » President of Sri Lanka on first Myanmar visit » Rental rates in delta towns falling » Myanmar birds facing extinction » UNICEF hands out Lego toys » Monk provides psychological support to delta » Exclusive breastfeeding best for infants, say experts » Physiotherapy provides jobs for blind » Tourism workshop planned » Sitagu Buddhist academy to expand » Yangon Airways gets new designator code » Pedal-powered purifiers on the way » Grand Royal Challenge Cup future in doubt » Yad’bon, Yangon fight out draw » Myanmar cueists gear up for Laos SEA Games » Aung Myo Naing takes national road crown...BUSINESS: Sakura Auto Auction Centre starts bidding » Mandalay gets new bus line » SKorean officials plan big in Myanmar » Property classifieds add zest to flat biz » India cements pharmaceutical place » Condo apartment (almost) with the lot
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 June 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 15 - 21, 2009 Volume 24, No. 475
      Date of publication: 21 June 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Chin Hills conservation gains momentum » E-commerce the first challenge in ASEAN free trade deal » Singapore minister reopens hospital destroyed by Nargis » Carelessness caused pagoda mishap » Results of matriculation exams posted » Disease control plan to be implemented » DCA probes Sittwe crash » Villagers in Kayin State get free medical treatment » State media slams Thai interference » Strong wind decks houses in Yangon » UMTA holds meeting » Hninzigone to hold nursing course » Woodcutter chomped by croc in Tanintharyi Div » Australia mulls Asia language program » Weather still a major concern in Myanmar » Seminar to focus on Theravada Buddhism » Paungde museum honours charity worker » Govt to roll our CDMA fixed phones as quick fix » Southern shift focus to 2010 » Weightlifters prepare for national championships » Myanmar disappoints at futsal » Delta crash from finals contention...BUSINESS: Education plus material aid for farmers: World Vision » B&P export volumes to rise in 2009-10: govt » China tips Myanmar bilateral trade to increase again » Further training slated for textile workers in August: JETRO » Better living standards equal higher rents in delta » Top floor living a tricky prospect » A taste of the suburban dream?
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 June 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 8 - 14, 2009 Volume 24, No. 474
      Date of publication: 14 June 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Shwe Amyutay prizes announced » S. Korea, ASEAN mark 20 years of dialogue by inking free trade pact » Postponed ASEAN summit scheduled » World-roving Japanese cyclist pedals through Myanmar » Famed science writer, translator Maung Su Shin passes away » Blood bank donations increase » World Vision provides monsoon paddy » U Thant honoured by UN secretary general » NGO sends plants to Ayeyarwady delta » Myanmar doctors weak in research techniques: experts » Gov’t rebuts trial concerns » The Myanmar Times to raise advertising rates » Community conserves wildlife in Natmataung » Domestic airlines brace for monsoon » Foreign worker enclaves mushroom in globalised Singapore » Dengue prevention starts » Tours link Myitkyina with Bagan » We’re targeting mid-table, says U Kyaw Tint » Babo strike secures win for Yadanarbon...BUSINESS: Thai expo inspires fisheries exporters » Japanese private schools accept more local students » Car prices drive up » MES opens mechanical course in June » Sky’s the limit for Singapore gardens » An obsession with white in South Okkalapa
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 June 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 1 - 7, 2009, Volume 24, No. 473
      Date of publication: 07 June 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Cooperation needed in Nargis recovery » Intense rainfall drenches Yangon as monsoon roars into Myanmar » PM to travel to SKorea » Monywa copper mine restarts production » CDMA SIM cards hit the shelves » Agricultural food exhibition scheduled » Shwedagon workers get rules warning » ASEAN journalists tour SKorea » Daw Aung San Suu Kyi testifies » Thawtar Swe library to open » Meditation teacher takes students on Singapore tour for ‘mental development’ » Bagan, Luang Prabang named sister cities » Italy gives more than US$5m to FAO » Tourism boosts Ngwe Saung growth » MNL sets sights on foreign leagues » Okkthar snatch first victory » MNL Cup entrance fees top K33 million » The fans’ verdict: MNL Cup Grand Royal 2009 » KBZ tops table with 1-0 win...BUSINESS: Billboard ad revenue rises one-third » Customers wary of pork products » Fertiliser deal with Israeli company voided » Loi Hein seeks investors » Workers look to Brunei for opportunities » Gold price increase » Myanmar-Korea trade to rise » CAEXPO 2009 adds agro-based products » Expert surveys foodstuff industry » Family fare in Mayangone
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 08 June 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 25 - 31, 2009, Volume 24, No. 472
      Date of publication: 31 May 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Training centre opens for seamen » MMC reviews challenges for tourism » Footballers from abroad at home in Myanmar » Thailand to legalise Myanmar workers » A green partnership for the future » Diplomats attend Daw Suu Kyi trial » Driver evaluations reduce accident rate » Buddhist groups help students, farmers » Dhamma library to be established in Yangon » Design school opens new courses » Bay could see small storm » Nay Pyi Taw garden project enters phase three » Malikha Lodge plans expansion » Photo contest organised » Red Cross holds support training...BUSINESS: South Korean imports bounce back » Mandalay thrives as business city » Seafood fed to increase economic integration » Hotels vie for efficient building award » Prop market exhibits signs of a recovery » A home in the suburbs
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 May 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 18 - 24, 2009, Volume 24, No. 471
      Date of publication: 24 May 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: NPT school accepts more students » Mandalay marks 150th birthday » Bangladesh FM visits Myanmar » Second Periodic Review underway » Mangrove planting project starts in Meinmahla Kyun » Cyclone prep book published » Asaenapol HQ set up in Malaysia » Japanese speech contest » Updated Myanmar guidebook published » Thai travel mart draws Myanmar representatives » Tours link Shanghai, Yangon » MPS holds camera sale, training course » Police nab suspects » Language conference scheduled » Private companies rebuild schools in Bogale » Women cut hair for bridges » Cyclone victims remembered at Nargis photograph exhibition » MFA joins international garden group » Myanmar’s first call centre services to launch soon » Mobile mail coming to a phone near you » Yangon open cup account with 4-0 win » MNL clubs snap up coaches as players prepare for kick off » Myanmar’s top athletes in 2008 honoured...BUSINESS: Warehouse rents rise as rains come » Importers urged to stock up on flu-fighting equipment » MRTV-4 rings changes » Extranet service coming ‘soon’ » Food Exhibition Fair set for late June » Local businessmen to attend meets in SKorea and Turkey » Home building material prices generally down » Colonial on the outside, nothing but Asia on the interior
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 22 May 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 6-May 4 2009 Volume 24, Nos. 465, 466, 467, 468
      Date of publication: May 2009
      Description/subject: These issues were not published online (or in paper form?)
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Date of entry/update: 14 May 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 30-April 5 2009 Volume 24, No. 464
      Date of publication: 05 April 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Wells to ease water burden » Thai FM, gov’t in ‘fruitful’ dialogue » FDA expands investigation into contaminated pickled tea » Internet crawl to continue to April 1: MPT » US official visits Nay Pyi Taw » NGOs strengthen educational efforts in Ayeyarwady delta » Myanmar delegation attends World Buddhist Forum » S’pore sees Asia rights compromise » Historic crash site found near Myanmar » ASEAN restructures secretariat » Malaysian pilot school offers place for Myanmar students » Singapore study loses its appeal » Hotels add facilities to draw visitors » Puppets appease pagoda guardians » Expert warns about rabies » MTT offers fast service for delta travel...BUSINESS: Mandalay pickled tea sales sour after government bans » Indonesia names three ports in bid to boost trade » Foreign trade breaks $11b barrier before end of fiscal year » Translator software and website launched » Gem sales earn Myanmar $191 million » ASEAN energy meeting slated for Mandalay » St Anthony’s continues to draw its flock 140 years on » A flawed penthouse apartment in Mingalar Taung Nyunt tsp [THIS ISSUE WAS PLACED ONLINE BUT SUBSEQUENTLY DISAPPEARED, AND IS "NOT FOUND" AS OF 24 FEBRUARY 2011]
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 April 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 23-29, 2009 Volume 24, No. 463
      Date of publication: 29 March 2009
      Description/subject: This issue was not published online (or in paper form?)
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Date of entry/update: 14 May 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 2 - 8 , 2009 Volume 23, No. 460
      Date of publication: 08 March 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Pa-O gather at colourful Kekku festival » ASEAN plans for emergency credit line » Global Fund considers return to Myanmar » Dry weather brings upsurge in outbreaks of fire in Myanmar » NGOs tackle disability in the delta » Success of ASEAN ‘up to the people’: Surin » Sitagu meeting starts this week » New regulations for filmmaking announced » Orchid survey planned » New pagoda opens in Nay Pyi Taw » Myanmar, Thailand promote pilgrimage tourism » Special events boost NPT hotels » Japanese photographer focuses on nature’s beauty in Myanmar ...BUSINESS: Production of dried fish falls sharply » Oil prices push prospectors to seek more lucrative fields » YCDC auctions billboard rentals » Cheap oil imports leave local producers in slippery spot » MFF and MFFA seek more accurate statistics » Attractive apartment in Kamaryut
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 23 - March 1, 2009 Volume 23, No. 459
      Date of publication: 01 March 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UN encourages Myanmar on 2010 elections » TCG unveils three-year plan to rebuild livelihoods in delta » Myanmar travel Asia in search of healthcare » Tourist arrivals at Shwedagon down by 40pc » Winners of Thuta-Swesone Literary Awards announced » Shwedagon donation box rumours denied » Myanmar plays key role in ASEAN-India relations » Community development project launched » Animal rearing, mushroom growing projects aimed at reducing poverty » Vets revisit battlefield at Kunlong » Abhidhamma school seeks English-language students » Local IT firms look for positives...BUSINESS: Govt to establish commodity trading firms » Sakura Group reports mixed earnings » Thailand pushes for new border trade points » ICT Exhibition » Lions Club helps rebuild Thee Gone school » Cambodia’s Monument toy shop opens Yangon branch
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 February 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 16 - 22, 2009 Volume 23, No. 458
      Date of publication: 22 February 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UN encourages Myanmar on 2010 elections » TCG unveils three-year plan to rebuild livelihoods in delta » Myanmar travel Asia in search of healthcare » Tourist arrivals at Shwedagon down by 40pc » Winners of Thuta-Swesone Literary Awards announced » Shwedagon donation box rumours denied » Myanmar plays key role in ASEAN-India relations » Community development project launched » Animal rearing, mushroom growing projects aimed at reducing poverty » Vets revisit battlefield at Kunlong » Abhidhamma school seeks English-language students » Local IT firms look for positives.....BUSINESS: Govt to establish commodity trading firms » Sakura Group reports mixed earnings » Thailand pushes for new border trade points » ICT Exhibition » Lions Club helps rebuild Thee Gone school » Cambodia’s Monument toy shop opens Yangon branch
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 17 February 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 9 - 15, 2009 Volume 23, No. 457
      Date of publication: 15 February 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Taungoo offers pleasant surprises » On track for elections, but lift sanctions: PM » Male artists sweep 2007 Academy Awards » Indian VP visits for talks on strengthening cooperation » Health centres open on Myeik islands » Food output on rise, says report » New hotel underway in Putao » MMC prepares for ITB Berlin » JICA opens agricultural training in Yangon » Ngapali hotels woo guests with package deals...BUSINESS: Experts push for assistance to paddy farmers » Israeli agricultural expert urges Myanmar to go organic » Beans and pulses prices making a comeback after crisis » Slim pickings for rice exporters » Cement prices plunge on reduced demand » YCDC buys brick factory » Thai commerce body to hold courses in Yangon » New school opens in Ah Char Lay village » Home owners cutting back on decoration costs » Purpose hides behind the facade
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", February 2 - 8, 2009 Volume 23, No. 456
      Date of publication: 08 February 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: NGOs and businesses forge new bonds of trust in relief work » Delta agricultural sector in ‘critical need’ of funding: UN » Woodcrafts exhibit to open this month » Local director wins int’l film award » Shwedagon to host Tabodwe rice festival » Japan gives $2m to FAO for Nargis aid » Mandalay hosts MMC cultural fair » Markets warned not to sell contaminated food » Doctors warn against middle ear infections » Experts say safety checks critical » DOF to stem lobster depletion » Dry Zone towns get improved water supplies » HIV/AIDS network assesses 2008 work » Sun eclipsed … barely » Rubber training starts » Nearly K12m donated to Sitagu hospital » Local puppet troupe performs in Japan » Nay Pyi Taw hosts landmark garden » Cash-for-work road opens in Twante » Ngwe Saung makes plans to lure visitors » News Briefs...BUSINESS: Onion supply drops off as prices remain low » Exec-level hirings defy world climate » ‘Traders won’t buy if they are going to lose’, says Indian trade boss » Work begins on Yadanabon City project » Office rental market remains level » Housing department to auction houses, land in coming weeks » Dull exterior hides a well-executed house
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 04 February 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 26 - February 1, 2009 Volume 23, No. 455
      Date of publication: 01 February 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nargis dominates disaster toll: UN » ASEAN aims to establish regional monetary fund » ASEAN gets praise for Nargis role » Myanmar rings in the Year of the Ox » Eight local NGOs get grants from 3DF » Donations flow for Mumbai pagoda » Monks get missionary training » Yangon Photo Festival » Men survive 25 days in floating icebox » Blind students open computer servicing centre in Yangon » Japan provides grant for monastic schools » Mandalay workers uncover WWII bomb » Myanmar gets high rating at ATF 2009 » Sitagu hosts Buddhist summit » MAKE YOUR MOVE: » Bogale benefits from World Vision donation » Travel guide puts Yangon’s cathedrals on tourism trail » ILBC fair focuses on saving power » New internet line: MPT » Falopa shocked by MFF snub » Commerce crush MoD ...BUSINESS: Industrial sector under pressure » Myanmar-Bangladesh border trade surges » Remittances to drop » Stormy seas predicted for Asian seafarers » Developers target top locations as safest bets in tough times » Build to suit local conditions, says Geoscience Society » Refreshingly different in Bahan township
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 January 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 19 - 25, 2009 Volume 23, No. 454
      Date of publication: 25 January 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: First talks held with new Thai government » Tourism arrivals on the up » Pilot courses offered » MAI gives free tickets » Polio vaccination campaign underway » MFF plans anniversary bash » Kandawgyi expands facilities » Govt ups attempts to collect booze taxes » Malaysian officials questioned over link to human trafficking » Journey from Yangon to Haifa » RoboCup coming to Singapore » Astrologer sees second term for Obama » Health officials warn of food-borne disease » Gov't to plant mangroves » Hmawbi event attracts cycling enthusiasts » Students encouraged to study in S'pore » Pilgrimage trips to Mumbai planned » MPT in talks for private ISPs » Bagan attracts sunset watchers » Company offers Myeik golf tours » Kanbawza sidetracks Railways in 1-0 yawnfest » Cycling fed announces 380-mile road race.....BUSINESS: Myanmar targets new markets in Middle East » Fisheries prepares for EU standards » Gas and oil pipelines to start in ‘09 » Agricultural seminar » YCDC to dish out lifetime bans to repeat offenders » Mercy Malaysia to rebuild Dedaye's healthcare facilities » Labutta cyclone shelters underway » Mayangone apartments rooms with a view
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 24 January 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", January 12 - 18, 2009 Volume 23, No. 453
      Date of publication: 18 January 2009
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Historic trade lifeline revived » Polio campaign targets 7.4m Myanmar children » Wireless network to be expanded » Bagan pagoda provides endless vistas » Tourism dives 25pc in 2008 » ASEAN summit changes date and venue yet again » Foreign Buddhist association funds delta housing project » Tourism needs more support: experts » First geosciences journal published » More agro-trainees bound for Israel » Nearly 200 foreigners on boat found in Indonesian waters » Psychosocial training provided » IWT recovers from challenges » Mandalay preps for fire season » Entries wanted for MPS photo contest » Basketball federation looks to ‘streetball’ for new talent » Yam cultivation grows in Chin State » Prepaid wireless cards to be out soon...BUSINESS: Alleged beans and pulses cartel under investigation » Leather prices fall as exports vanish » Fisheries exports gutted » MFF papers to be read in January » Fishery sector struggling to recover from Nargis » Experts predict strong rentals for 2009 » Business Briefs » Avoiding the tall poppy syndrome
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", Volume 23, Nos.451 & 452 -- Not available online
      Date of publication: January 2009
      Description/subject: , Volume 23, Nos. 51 & 52 -- Not (yet?)available online
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009


    • "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2008

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 22 - 28, 2008 Volume 23, No. 450
      Date of publication: 28 December 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN marks ‘momentous’ day as charter is launched » Myanmar shares ‘extraordinary’ biodiversity of Mekong: WWF » Europe, US boost Myanmar aid as UN calls for food assistance » Vocational school teaches new skills to disabled students » Updated directory aims to improve tourism industry » Fire victims to get K370m in claims » Red Cross holds logistics meeting » UN raises AIDS awareness among its own workers » SEAFDEC demonstrates new fishing equipment at MFF » UNICEF holds seminar on vulnerable kids » Asia fights to stem loss of cultural treasures » Flower photos wanted » National Sports Complex to host equestrian competition » Naga festival offers unique experience » Myanmar hits bullseye in archery event...BUSINESS: Prepaid GSM phone cards uplift mobile phone markets » Pharmaceutical costs down as crude oil dips » Muse trade fair opened » School building unveiled in Yenanchaung township » Gamone Pwint Kabar Aye open » Investment potential in North Dagon township
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 26 December 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 15 - 21, 2008 Volume 23, No. 449
      Date of publication: 21 December 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thai team offers free ear treatment » UK official urges donors to ‘scale up’ aid to Myanmar » Communications leap as first phone cards go on sale » MSN distributes stoves in delta » Quiz tests youth AIDS knowledge » Big wheel offers S’pore view » Long-awaited ASEAN Charter comes to life in Jakarta this week » UN to issue U Thant stamp » MFF to introduce new fish » Pagoda under repair » Singapore promotes image as Asia’s premier education hub » Ngwe Saung to host Kayin fest » S’pore kicks off tropical Xmas » International airlines face holiday crunch » MNS to grow trees in coastal regions » India to supply tsunami info to Myanmar » Headphones and music a bad combination for hearing...BUSINESS: Generator sales spike upwards in Yangon » Betel nut prices plunge » Oil price falls not yet in evidence for consumers » Demand for downtown’s golden oldies still strong » Luxury property sales drop » Construction firms adopt low-risk strategies for now » Rice exports set to resume soon: official » Rewriting the checklist
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 8 - 14, 2008 Volume 23, No. 448
      Date of publication: 14 December 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: NGO repairs shelters for delta elderly » Airline service varied during Bangkok crisis » India, Myanmar cut deal to trade in euros and Singaporean dollars » ASEAN summit postponed until March » Drug addicts find salvation in methadone » HIV patients find encouragement on World AIDS Day » Saudi Arabia helps local Hajj pilgrims » Airport debacle shows need for crisis centre » Prawn course opens in delta » Children of Japanese war dead donate » Japan provides $375,000 to Myanmar » Rubber products course scheduled for this month » Salt farmers battling to rebuild livelihoods » Mudfish king calls pilgrims » Guardian spirits and pickled scorpions...BUSINESS: Gold association takes up office to hammer out price » Shift of focus likely for fisheries » Financial winds and auctions drive car prices down in Mandalay » Ukrainian fertiliser on its way » Prepaid SIM cards out December 12 » Wireless internet for Mandalay » Developers forced onto the back foot by financial crisis » Retail rental space tight in the busy downtown area » Just a little bit different in Thingangyun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 1 - 7, 2008 Volume 23, No. 447
      Date of publication: 07 December 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Ayeyarwady dolphin returns home after year in Sagaing Div » As winter nears, officials urge farmers to stay alert for bird flu » Donor nations gather in Yangon for Nargis roundtable » Gold leaf donated to Shwedagon » NGOs fight to stem the tide of HIV in Lashio » BKK airport closures cause travel backlog in Yangon » Ratana Metta seeks to expand work » ASEAN considers delay of summit » Big bellies herald health hazards, say medical experts » MRCS starts work program » Winter delayed in lower Myanmar » ASEAN book showcases art by students from Myanmar » Happy World hosts marionettes » SKorea promotes new plant genetics » Defined-e aims to cut a niche into busy marke...BUSINESS: Nation still relies on medical imports » Tripartite group moves to regulate export payments » Fisheries sector braces for impact of meltdown » Saudi Arabia offers to buy poultry » Forests not being replaced » Yangon’s RE prices hold fast » MES to offer workplace training for engineers
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 04 December 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 24-30, 2008 Volume 23, No. 446
      Date of publication: 30 November 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Soe Myat Min double sinks Indonesia » Myanmar and Bangladesh to continue talks on bay debacle » Company offers new wireless net service » High-quality bikes come to Mandalay » Travel industry needs weather awareness » Cool weather? Must be time for exercise » Buddhist exams scheduled in delta » MCC exhibits at WTM » EU calls for fast talks with ASEAN » Banks give loans to delta salt producers » Thailand ratifies ASEAN charter » Can Lashio draw tourists to Shan State? » Malaysia showcases home-stay program » Cool weather? Must be time for exercise » KMA takes over Bagan Hotel » Turning the tourism trickle into a flood » Myanmar to host professional golf t’ment...BUSINESS: Financial crisis will have impact: business community » Highway bus fares reduced » Low commodity prices hit exporters » Gold market fluctuates sharply » Price of beauty not too high for some Myanmar » FMI sets up new model delta village » Outer ’hoods find willing buyers » ‘Zawgyi’ project to get underway in 2009
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 26 November 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 17-23, 2008 Volume 23, No. 445
      Date of publication: 23 November 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Iranian FM visits Myanmar to strengthen bilateral ties » ASEAN working to strengthen newly forged links between Myanmar and UN » BIMSTEC moves forward on trade pact » Taunggyi hot air balloons thrill crowds » ASEAN charter awaits approval from Thailand » Delta residents determined to return to normal lives » Eggs free of melamine » Toilet expert calls for better hygiene » Shwedagon hosts annual weaving contest » Do not fiddle with CNG rigs, the government warns » Hninzigone to hold charity fair next month » Group donates water » Thailand donates to National Museum » Ancient site to host festival » Bagan locals hope for tourist influx » Local firm developing a chat rival for G-talk » Myanmar held by Bangladesh in 0-0 draw » Myanmar’s traditional boxers thrash Thai fighters in Yangon » Tway Mashaung delivers another KO...BUSINESS: Hours dry up for overseas workers » FMI to boost vehicle production in 2009 » Myanmar’s nail producers smashing the competition » Book vendors look to boost sluggish sales » Government trading body to set prices every week » Fisheries exports remain stable » MES releases its pamphlets detailing storm-proof building » First ‘interlocking system’ school handed over by MES
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 22 November 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 10-16, 2008 Volume 23, No. 444
      Date of publication: 16 November 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Financial crisis dominates regional meeting in Hanoi » A delta village recovers from disaster » Myanmar rejects ‘wrongful demands’ » Delta housing still a concern » More cooperation needed on food supplies » DPS distributes new tourist maps » Farmers welcome fertiliser donation » Boat donation helps Ayeyarwady fishermen » Archaeologists shed new light on old Sri Ksetra » Rain to continue through November » Recent rain a boon to delta villagers » Government eyes live mythum as major export » New tourism directories coming » Ngwe Saung wants beach photographs » Thanakha museum to open in Bagan » MPT looks for more foreign investment at ICT week » Sports Ministry pushes hockey as national game » Grand Royal Challenge Cup 2008 to be held in Yangon...BUSINESS: FMI subsidiary signs biofuel deal » Fisheries a hit at CAEXPO » Long-finned eel values slither upwards » Profits continue for FMI » Cement sales hit the skids » Architects push for aesthetics » Boom times in Yangon as world tightens belt » Welcome to the jungle in Insein tsp
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 November 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 3-9, 2008 Volume 23, No. 443
      Date of publication: 09 November 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Funding remains major concern for UN » Yangonites recount memories of Nargis » IOM starts psychosocial program » Sri Lankan Buddhist coordinates delta construction project » Origami attracts kids of all ages » Agriculture students attend training in Israel » APSC offers scholarships for postgrad study » Singapore organises mental health course » Shwedagon renovations underway » Flood map underway » Publishers still selling rare works » Meinmahlakyun Sanctuary on road to recovery from cyclone » New restaurant to open on Inya Road » Ngapali hoteliers seek more reliable flights » Thai travel campaign launched » Travel sector aims to draw Japanese tourists » Brazilian charity side battles Myanmar...BUSINESS: YCDC opens up suburbs to more billboards » Sino-Myanmar bilateral trade jumps 60 percent » Tender market in Maungdaw planned » ICT exhibition kicks off at Tatmadaw Hall » Additional underwriting found by country’s insurer » Beans and pulses exports to India to hit 100,000, Nov » Expert tips trade to hit $11b in 2008-09 » Recent building collapses leave buyers cautious » Executive housing demand skyrockets
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 November 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2008, Volume 23, No. 442
      Date of publication: 02 November 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Charter ratified, ASEAN enters ‘new era’ » NGO workers keep restaurants busy » East Asia sets aside $80b for financial crisis » Official warns of melamine bowls » Myanmar hosts tourism meeting » Summit to move? » Diabetes rate increases among children » MMC run marked by a day of sweat » Factories fill demand for water filters » FAO talks about food supplies » Kahtein offered to Mogok centre » Former addicts warn against drug use » Moe Hnyin: Oasis of calm amid storm » Myanmar rowers clinch two golds at Asian Beach Games » Cyclist Aung Phyo surprises coach with bronze in Thailand...BUSINESS: Soy milk sales jump after scandals » Fertiliser added to importable items list » CAEXPO underway » Turning recycling into big business » National Library moves to new location in Yankin township
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 October 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 20-26, 2008, Volume 23, No. 441
      Date of publication: 26 October 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Director scoops up int’l film award » UNDP aims to reduce disaster risk » ASEM meet to focus on financial crisis » UNICEF trains volunteers in delta » Dhamma Joti meditation centre underway in Hlegu » Expert talks post-harvest tech » Dolphin discovery good news for WCS » Ag school sends students back to the farm » ASEAN forms tourism boards » DOF to survey Rakhine State marine life » Tourists relish challenge of independent travel » Buddha donation scheme » Pirates free sailors » Migrant workers fear for jobs in global crisis » Group donates drinking water to pagoda visitors » Orchid festival planned for Inle » Media trip...BUSINESS: New beehives aid buzzing honey makers » A banking crisis in Myanmar? Not likely this time » Retail options add to condo appeal » Myanmar to export second batch of live goats to Malaysia » Location’s the key for Pearl Condos
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 October 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 13-19, 2008, Volume 22, No. 440
      Date of publication: 19 October 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Breastfeeding avoids risks of tainted milk powder: experts » Nargis programs short on funds: UN » Building collapse injuries two people » Visit opens new chapter in relations, says Bangladesh » Yangon markets dump tainted milk powder brands » Course examines Buddha’s teachings on natural law » Indonesia to ratify ASEAN charter » Public awareness about disabled people must be raised, experts say » Abhidhamma course opens » Wheel of Dhamma rolls at Insein prison » Nine Chinese dairy products are banned » Pagodas ready for pilgrimage season » National Museum calls for donations » Forgotten hill station beckons tourists » Ngwe Saung plans feast of fun for beachgoers » Myanmar Wushu team looks to foreign coach for more gold » ICF to assist local canoeists in 2012 London Olympics quest...BUSINESS: ‘Unique’ local property market insulated from worst of the global meltdown » MOGE signs Vietnam deal » Old Indian road to get new lease of life » Shelter comp winners announced » Make a grand statement in Thaketa tsp » Developers announce discounts to boost post-Lent prop sales
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 October 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 6-12, 2008, Volume 22, No. 439
      Date of publication: 12 October 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: FM wants end to sanctions, pledges ‘free, fair’ elections » Tourism industry ‘deserves a break,’ say travel writers » UN SG expected to visit Thailand » DOF compiles Nargis recovery book » Vane for Mumbai pagoda dedicated » Rubber farmers warned against using untested clone seeds » ASEAN to crack down on antique smuggling » Tripartite group echoes call for help » Mrauk Oo waits for time in spotlight » S N Goenka documentary in production » Remote shrine attracts pilgrims » Alzheimer’s disease remains a mystery » Flower festival expands » Back in time: Exploring Inwa by horse cart » Two local weeklies temporarily banned » Passing a few hours in sleepy town of Salay » Delta ready to welcome tourists again » Ngwe Saung airport underway » Murder on the mouse pad: FoxConn Cup... BUSINESS: Bank, exporters gamble on higher prices » Rice exports to Bangladesh set to resume following talks » Bayintnaung launches E-information system » Nargis-hit rice fields replanted, says FAO » New environmental council targets chemical industry » Min Dhamma condo sales begin » Interior decorators wait for Thadingyut » Large but plain family home
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 October 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", September 29 - October 5, 2008, Volume 22, No. 438
      Date of publication: 05 October 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar’s e-sport gamers aim to take world by storm » Gov’t bans imports of all dairy products » For rice, high quality better than high yield, says agri expert » Bomb blast injures seven bystanders » Sailors feared lost as ship capsizes » Former Sri Lanka president dies » Major supermarkets in Yangon drop China-made milk powder » Hydropower plant nearly ready to produce electricity » MMC to organise fundraising events » ASEAN exhibit opens in Yangon » MRCS finalises delta recovery plan » Students broaden their horizons at Mandalay school » Local hotels prepare for tourist season » Fines boosted for vehicle infractions » Bay of Bengal Resort earns energy award » Local puppet troupe on overseas excursion » Yangonites strive to improve their lives » Airline to resume Chiang Mai flights....BUSINESS: March of the soft-shell crabs continues unabated » Imported milk powder banned from market » Fisheries bodies begin drawing guidelines for a better industry » CNG conversions grind to a halt » India to provide $4m for industrial zone work training » ICT groups to hold competitions in Oct » Interior deco biz shows promise » What would you pay for seclusion?
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 04 October 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times", September 22 - 28, 2008, Volume 22, No. 437
      Date of publication: 28 September 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thadingyut lantern sales heating up » Travel groups brainstorm on ways to revive tourism sector » Negotiations underway for kidnapped sailors » Myanmar seeks fertiliser, seeds after cyclone: IRRI » MRCS helps villagers on road to self-sufficiency » Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asks for meetings with liaison minister » Gulf countries to invest in ASEAN agriculture » Food safety watchdog on hunt for contaminated milk powder in Myanmar » MAI to lease aircraft from Jetstar » Rebel arrested in bombing: state media » MRCS gets donations » FM departs for United Nations General Assembly meeting » HIV patient recounts life with sadness and regret » Exhibit to raise funds for elderly » Umbrella donation ceremony for Global Pagoda scheduled » Foreign media taken to see tourist sites » IWT names boat havens » Deaf school gets grant to build gymnasium » Mystery Zillion aims to beat English-language barrier » Computer organisations to celebrate their anniversary...BUSINESS: Fish prices rebound in September » Fresh FDI boost for energy and mining sectors » Myanmar, India sign hydro deal » Govt action stabilises peanut oil prices » Third Thai-Myanmar pipeline will boost local employment » CAEXPO to be an investor’s paradise » Govt wants steel factory » Developers spend up a lot to earn public recognition » Preparation the key say MES members » No frills living in South Okkalapa
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 26 September 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 15 - 21, 2008, Volume 22, No. 436
      Date of publication: 21 September 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Singapore seeks local students » Ayeyarwady fishers ask for bigger boats » NGO targets elderly in delta with US $ 1 million project » Travel agent offers delta tours » FAO to distribute more agricultural inputs to the delta » Daw May Shin dies in Mandalay » Pilgrimage tour season starts this month with new attractive packages » Plans made for bird flu project » Japan foundation provides humanitarian assistance » Camera traps capture photos of predators » Malaysia hosts tourism familiarisation program » More trade with Japan depends on logistics: JETRO » Business must have licenses for public tv viewing » Balloons over Bagan offers weeklong trips » Elderly photographers asked to submit work » Meditation courses gain popularity among youth » Fern research launched » Job, e-commerce sites coming » Road to Mandalay suspends service for a year...BUSINESS: Fish farmers plan to inject new life into their industry » Imphal deal to boost Indian border trade » Indian oil association proposes land hire deal » Fisheries exports falling short » Tax cuts add more interest to high-end market: agents » Buddhist centre underway near Bagan, says Eden » Monastic school planned for Dedaye » An exec decision in Bahan.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 20 September 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 8 - 14, 2008, Volume 22, No. 435
      Date of publication: 14 September 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nationwide construction boom fuels increased demand for raw materials » Small-scale livestock farmers feel the pinch » Govt ‘gave best help in cyclone’: WHO » Meteorology Dept: Monsoon to end by Oct » Company successfully breeds Aussie crayfish, seeks commercial viability » UNICEF looks to divert water shortages » Expert warns on lower back pain » Giant catfish shun Kyaung Taw Yar » Revenue Department weighs tax changes » MMA’s youth program opens doors and raises health awareness » Inle Lake headlines new campaign to woo foreign tourists » Yangon Buddhist Academy issues first degrees as private institute » Dhaka proposes road links with Thailand through Myanmar » Muslims celebrate the start of Ramadan » Mandalay Hill inscription riddle solved: Researcher » Japanese animation seminar set for Sept 19 » Myanmar-Thai fibre optic cable ready for trials: MPT » Pitaka DVD-Rom released...BUSINESS: Hybrid seeds sales rise 30pc » No completion date set for comms trading network » MLF crowing over chicken export interest » Location’s the key when selling pancakes » Apple prices set to drop as Chinese stock hits markets » Rate respite for foreign renters » Duplex project to begin Sep » New condos for downtown
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 09 September 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 1 - 7, 2008 , Volume 22, No. 434
      Date of publication: 07 September 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: FEC rate rise brings good news to many » Nay Pyi Taw traffic lights baffle residents » Progress on free trade with giant neighbours edges forward » Gold donated for icon repairs » Buddhist ethics offer balance for life and tradition » Drought resistant potato needed » Gambari’s visit continues dialogue with government » More electricity soon as Shweli hydro plant feeds national grid » Carpenters represent nation at skills comp » Coins make first appearance since ‘99 » Experts emphasise importance of breastfeeding after Nargis » Nargis art auction » Action Aid delivers dignity and help » Mogok Sayardaw doco in Oct » More land devoted to coffee planting » Parents, teachers fight television addiction » Bloggers descend on MI-T...BUSINESS: Marine navigation sales strong after Cyclone Nargis » Kuwait thrashes out farming deal » Car sales slowing: traders » CMP sector driving Myanmar-Japan trade » Goat exports to begin September » Croc farm owner appeals for sales license approval » Myanmar snap up S’pore HDBs » MES shelter competition underway
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 07 September 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 25 - 31, 2008, Volume 22, No. 433
      Date of publication: 31 August 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UN special envoy Gambari concludes visit » A learning experience with monks at Sagaing Hill » NGOs strive to help child survivors » Myanmar faces seafarer shortage » South Dagon water project nears end » Sagaing Fault surveyed to prepare for future quakes » Three reported dead in China » Restaurant to hold charity bazaar for cyclone victims » Expert warns of TB risk posed by untreated milk » Photo exhibition raises money » Hope fades slowly for cyclone missing » Delta boat project nears completion » Artist receives ASEAN award » MRCS meets to assess Nargis work » Nay Pyi Taw rentals require permission » Aged home holds nursing course » Game comp set for September » Mobile show draws big crowds...BUSINESS: Extend the companies for rehabilitation » MP4 players prove tricky for consumers » Construction of third gas pipeline set to begin » Bus advertising takes off in Yangon » Experts push for cyclone- resistant building standards » A unique approach to converting a house into a home » Great house in the outer ‘burbs'
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: hrml
      Date of entry/update: 07 September 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 18 - 24, 2008, Volume 22, No. 432
      Date of publication: 24 August 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS ISSUES: Residents of Bago displaced by floods » Psychosocial care helps victims regain their sense of normality » Religious buildings still need repairs » Sri Lanka donates relief goods » NGO-funded fishery project to start soon » Local named top travel expert by US magazine » Rats destroy crops » Compensation paid for Nargis damage: K3.3b » Aid agencies advised to use bank transfers » Scholarships available for Myanmar students » MCWA spreads the word on breastfeeding » Cold storage facility opens » New permit system offers more opportunities to work in Japan » MRTV-4 airs free ads » Universities to get wireless internet access » Exploring rural Monywa by motorbike » Tourism operators face tough times in Mandalay » Tourism reps attend travel fair in Japan...BUSINESS: Millers’ association seeks funding for long-term loans » Chinese-made mills flood market » Eel exports normal despite cyclone, says fisheries dept » PTTEP expect to sign gas sale agreement » Deal reached with North Korea on rubber exports » CAEXPO to boost food exports » Property tax simplified, says revenue official » Life after Nargis better, for some
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 26 August 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 11 - 17, 2008, Volume 22, No. 431
      Date of publication: 17 August 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Kuwaiti PM visits Myanmar » INGO experts rely on local knowledge » Beverage company sponsors eye care » Rights envoy sees progress » Gov’t marks 41st ASEAN Day, from Nay Pyi Taw » Yangon bus committee publishes mag » Learning lessons from disaster » Astrologer’s funeral draws thousands of mourners » Shipment of Saudi rice docks in Yangon » Abhidhamma course to be taught in English » Bird flu control project planned » NICCO aids Ayeyarwady Delta households » Philanthropist brings HIV education to villages » New orchid species recorded » MFF to open foreign aid account » New film history book nearly ready » Groups plan mangrove survey » WIPO offers course on intellectual property » Company donates organic fertiliser » MAI leases Fokker » Chinese visa process unaffected by Olympics...BUSINESS: Oils not well in lube market » Advertisers take a proven route to sales » Construction salvage thriving » Beans and pulses exports driven by Indian demand » Sitagu academy’s convocation hall open early next year
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 4 - 10 , 2008, Volume 22, No. 430
      Date of publication: 10 August 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS ITEMS: MRCS office seeks to reunite families » Delta villagers keen to work but lack necessary resources » Travel sector sees chance to create golden era for tourism » FAO fights bird flu » Drug index published » Arsenic not a serious problem in delta: official » Special bus lines popular for passengers seeking comfort » Dedaye farmers get new tillers » Private-sector company seeks investors for 10-year teak plan » Malaria no cause for concern in the delta » Thailand donates to monks’ hospital » Deaf children benefit from acupuncture » Delta mangroves to be planted » Narcotics training resumes this month » Govt warns of disease passed through urine » Festival brings noise and colour to Taungbyone » Deadline for Japanese test looms » Choices aplenty for mobile phone users » Training courses aim to produce skilled hotel staff » No delays in approvals of visas, says government » Photo contest to be held in September...BUSINESS: China signs nickel PSC » Boat builder to treble production » Work underway at Abhidhamma institute » JICA plans aquaculture project for Ayeyarwady, Bago divisions » A1 on track for low-cost housing » Survivors get eco-friendly homes » Shipping container costs plummet in July » Work underway at Abhidhamma institute » Suzuki to add new model to line up
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 08 August 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 28 - August 3, 2008 Volume 22, No. 429
      Date of publication: 03 August 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar signs ASEAN charter at FM meeting in Singapore » Aid work opens ‘positive door’ for UN, Myanmar cooperation » Delta fishermen enjoy big catch » FAO projects target 150,000 households in the delta » Arsenic risk high in Sumatra, Myanmar, Cambodia: study » Kidney transplants give patients new lease on life » Scholarships offered for Nargis orphan victims » Student from delta wins scholarship to study engineering in Singapore » Myanmar translation of war memoir published » MFF gets US$10m for delta fisheries » Govt imports 20 Chinese trains » Multinational chinlon team wows Mandalay » Buddhist exams scheduled » Meditation can help treat mental diseases, say experts » Myanmar hopes to attract off-season tourists... BUSINESS: India challenges for rohu export market » International aid donated for fishing industry ‘negligible’: FAO » Yangon airport completes runway extension » Digital television take-up slower than expected » FISCA to invest $2 million in Yadanabon cyber city » Middle East labour exploitation continues » MCEA ups delta housing to 8000 by Sept » Cyclone shelter competition.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 August 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 21-27, 2008 Vol. 22, No. 428
      Date of publication: 27 July 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Relatives best for orphaned kids: UNICEF » Disabled people get help in delta » Families wait for missing members » Mushroom growers urged to look abroad to increase earnings » FAO issues new funding appeal » MRCS reuniting families » MCS gives loans to rebuild Twante pottery industry » Singapore education fair held in Yangon » Management changes at The Myanmar Times » Musicians to perform in France » A golden harvest: the summer paddy » Myanmar Red Cross Society sends psychology team to delta » Tourism industry's guide shortage » Power tilling slowly accepted by farmers » India to fund $6m local IT project...BUSINESS: Pharma imports jump 10pc » Fishery exports to return to normal: DOF » US lawmakers ease pressure on Chevron » Cosmetics distributors see a bright future in Myanmar » Fuel prices hit shrimp farming » Donations help delta rebuilding » MES offers technology for low-cost homes at Dedaye » September start date for Dagon condo » Young architect with big ambitions » Comfortable living in South Okkalapa for those on a budget.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 July 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 14-20, 2008 Vol. 22, No. 427
      Date of publication: 20 July 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Shwedagon Pagoda marks the start of Buddhist Lent this week » Although far away those touched by Myanmar find ways to show generosity » $500m aid needed: UN » Robes sales jump unexpectedly during off-season » Songwriters invited to lend their talents to ASEAN anthem contest » Effort made to curb human trafficking » Medecins Sans Frontieres caters to urgent needs of delta residents » More housing needed: PM » Full ratification of ASEAN charter expected in August » More blood donors needed: NBC » MMC holds annual general meeting » Boat donations raise fishermen’s hopes for quick return to work » No increase in dengue from Nargis: official » Storm insurance surges » MFF assessment of delta fishery sector completed » Pagoda umbrella sales set to surge » Germany offers scholarships for post-grad students » Golfers help cyclone victims...BUSINESS: Motorcycle market revved up » Storm rubs out 20,000 acres: MRPPA » Function trumps form for CDMA users » Long road back for industrial recovery » CAEXPO gives Myanmar handicrafts room to shine » Rentals brisk in lead up to Waso » Tet Lann to build 130 low cost houses » Cyclone shelter plans coming » Tasteful two bedroom Bahan house
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 July 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 7-13, 2008, Vol. 22, No. 426
      Date of publication: 13 July 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Healthcare for delta women and children a priority for UNICEF » Aid agencies call for more international assistance » How lending schemes can help the poor » Banking on grants to help recovery » Sri Lankan doctors return home » UNFPA provides grant for maternal care » Trust between UN and govt best way forward » Students sought for internships » Buddhist tracts give comfort to survivors » Coconut artist relies on talent over technique » Foreign tourists donate to Cyclone Nargis victims » Unregistered cars to be impounded » Local education agent wins Singapore award » JICA to support Myanmar’s small-scale fishery sector » DOF builds boats for fishermen » MPPA distributes paddy seeds to farmers in Pyapon...BUSINESS: Trade volume jumps 10 percent » Skilled worker shortage in Bogale » FDI funnelled into oil and gas sectors » Electronics sales up but not back to normal » The humble tube television is under threat, or is it? » Biz group gives loans to farmers, fishermen » Vista electronic dictionaries to hit shelves in July » Piracy continues to reign » Architects launch ‘Project Shelter’ for delta » MCEA says 6000 houses by August
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 12 July 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 30-July 6, 2008, Vol. 22, No. 425
      Date of publication: 06 July 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Child care specialists seek alternatives for Nargis orphans » Humanitarian assistance still needed: ASEAN team » Tears in delta as Indonesian medics depart » Weather forecast language to be simplified » MRCS lauds Kachin branch » Livelihood loans for Nargis victims » Turkish NGO raises donations by SMS » India loans $84m for electricity infrastructure upgrades » Pyay hotel celebrates grand opening » Sri Lanka company gives relief goods » Yangon increases motorbike penalty » UMFCCI helps rice mills » Russian donors eye investment » Novices receive inheritance of Buddha » Radio to broadcast astrology » Company aims for Wikipedia with fonts » Industry votes ‘yes’ on homegrown software...BUSINESS: Fertiliser sales likely to rise in coming weeks » Daewoo inks huge natural gas deal » GP ups production » MLFD Bank announces huge profit jump » Expo to promote fisheries exports » More people take on Microsoft-certified exams » Developers say lift rule change good news » Construction continues as rents drop in capital
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 23-29, 2008 , Volume 22, No. 424
      Date of publication: 29 June 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UNDP programs focus on dignity of survivors » Donated cash gives survivors options » FAO assessment shows more aid needed » New schools built on donations » Bogale kids return to classroom » Local doctor digs deep in Labutta » Monsoon brings strong winds » Life story of famous monk told on DVD » Photographer rues theft of work » UN tackles dengue threat in Myanmar » Storm survivor hopes for unlikely family reunion » Teams assess storm damage to fisheries » Home gives three lakhs » Mogok landslide kills 11 » Damaged piers under repair » Water and wine at Peik Chin Myaung cave...BUSINESS: Agricultural machinery market thriving » Rice price drops but sales remain cool » Hire purchasing system to revive fishing industry » Bank gives out agri loans in delta region » Food companies to attend CAEXPO » Japan drives demand for seaweed » Low cost housing plans awaiting donors » Flashy architecture spreads in Yangon
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 June 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 16-22, 2008 , Volume 22, No. 423
      Date of publication: 22 June 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Fatigue poses challenge for aid workers » Media companies help storm victim » YESB: K5b spent on power line repair in Yangon » ASEAN team starts survey of delta » Ice cream seller tastes sweet success from local tourists » Even in Mingun, vendors affected by cyclone » Fish supplies nearly normal in Yangon: officials » Delta farmers get help buying tillers » Turkey contributes $1m to cyclone relief » Disease specialist issues dengue warning as monsoon gains strength » Officials act to stop illegal adoptions » NGO plans micro-finance project for farmers » Doctor issues eye care warning » Ministry calls for donations for clergy » LCD TVs installed in buses » Local photographer attends exchange program in Japan » WCS publishes forestry book » Newly introduced CDMA system drives demand for handsets...BUSINESS: Sharp increase in demand for beans and pulses » Delta faces shortage of skilled workers » MPT says private ISPs by year’s end » Timber firms extend China reach » Fisheries exports slowly returning » Fame aiming for energy award » Low cost housing build starts » Contemporary touches in Mayangone house.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 June 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 9-15, 2008, Volume 22, No. 422
      Date of publication: 15 June 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: A month passes and cyclone survivors shed tears for their dead » $260m now raised as UN efforts gain further impetus » Food pipeline flowing: WFP » No danger of disease from fish, say officials » German NGO accelerates aid efforts » Relief efforts staving off outbreaks of disease, for now » Red Cross volunteers on front line of emergency work » K3b in insurance claims » Indonesian medics arrive in Yangon » Ratana Metta teaches Buddhist ideals to underprivileged kids » Day-care network expanded in delta » Monsoon extends across Myanmar » Two years on, smoking habits unchanged » Water companies fail purity tests » Tour guides take dolphin course » Disaster management program localised » New hotel to open in mid-June » Nation honours top athletes for 2007...BUSINESS: Cooking oil prices decrease as Yangon supply improves » Htoo Trading targets $2m rehabilitation » MFF plan to rebuild the fisheries » Gold prices slowly dropping » Delta top priority: construction firms.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 June 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 2-8, 2008, Volume 22, No. 421
      Date of publication: 08 June 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Relief flows as UN teams accelerate aid work » ‘Mission of hope’ chance for a new beginning » Saudis send machinery » TV gangster drops his act to carry rice to storm victims in the delta » Japanese group donates to MMA » Pyapon fights to control diarrhoea » UNICEF wages wide-ranging campaign to safeguard children » Official gives lesson in charcoal water filters » MOSA donates nearly half its funds » Donors asked to stop using Red Cross emblem » Kids traumatised by disaster » French aid arrives » Govt rushes to help rice farmers » International help needed to get rice planted...BUSINESS: Consumers keeping close eye on the rice market » Agriculture sector suffers massive losses from cyclone, government says » Used car sales buck Nargis trend » ASEAN business award goes to Myanmar » Two local companies provide boat for free use » Effort to rehabilitate delta gains pace » Yangon gets animal feed.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 26 - June 1, 2008, Volume 21, No. 420
      Date of publication: 01 June 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ‘All aid workers’ can come: Sen-Gen » Relief workers allowed into Myanmar » Space-age foods save lives » FAO calls for $10m aid from international community » NGOs create safe havens for children orphaned by storm » UN to send 220,000 condoms to Myanmar » WFP overcomes logistics hurdles » Mandalay traffic stops to remember cyclone victims » Weather service upgrade proposed » Swedes train local doctors » South Korea contributes $100,000 aid » Cambodian pilgrims donate to victims » Govt says ‘no shortage of rice’ » Schools will open on June 2 » SPA devotes all resources to recovery » ‘We cannot let the momentum die’ » Huge insurance payouts expected from Nargis » Myanmar Times family gives blood for cyclone victims » Japan aids cyclone victims » Expert warns of monsoon diseases » Insurance co upgrades service with IT project » Local novelist raises environmental issues » Trainings seek to empower women » Committee awaits OK for bus line...BUSINESS: Billboarders count cyclone costs » Gem industry to boost China trade » Buyers pick LPG over charcoal » Nargis website and help centres » Hlaing Tharyar IZ rebuilding underway
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 29 May 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 19-25, 2008 Volume 21, No. 419
      Date of publication: 25 May 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Relief pace quickens » Public shows true heart after disaster » Deadly power of ‘delicate daffodil’ » Warning over fake fundraising emails » This is about saving lives » Trees cleared from most Yangon parks » Refugees find help in Myaungmya » YCDC aims to re-green Yangon within a year » Nearly half of storm victims children, say aid agencies » Team gives survival gear » IWT to look after passenger safety » Doctor overcomes fear of snakes to help » Liposuction finds fans among the insecure » Yangon Airways to resume Thandwe flights » Thanbyuzayat residents get free eye care » Rules for registered internet cafés announced » Myanmar Engineering Society courses » New ISP set for May launch date...BUSINESS: Survey on 3rd Thai pipeline due in June » Bronze iron sales steam up » Micro-credit project for Nargis victims » New MCPA course » Myanmar to participate in 5th China-ASEAN Expo » Temporary storage demand strong.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 May 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Volume 21, Nos. 413, 417, 418
      Date of publication: 22 May 2008
      Description/subject: These issues are not on the MT website. I do not know if they appeared in hard copy - Librarian
      Source/publisher: OBL
      Date of entry/update: 21 May 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 28- May 4, 2008 Volume 21, No. 416
      Date of publication: 04 May 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Historic referendum next week » Student group blamed for bombs » Asian gender voices heard at Malaysia meeting » MAI stops BKK flights » MFVP holds organic fruit workshop » Literary patron U Ohn Pe dies » Myanmar says it is free from bird flu » Veggie magazine takes root » IT exam training offered in Pathein » Fire walk tests Hindu faith » Myanmar projects picked for ASEAN Energy Awards » Christion youths atted Thingyan Camps » MRCS calls for contest entries » DOF protects fishery resources » Rabies on rise » Getting to Thanbyuzayat half the fun » Shwemawdaw Pagoda welcomes in the New Year... BUSINESS: Fisheries earnings up but shadows loom » Pandals again prove to be a tricky business » Commodity prices retreat after Thingyan » Workgroup Co opens test centre in Yangon » Software industry facing skilled labour challenge » ‘Green’ resort advances in capital » Fancy-free living in Kyeemyindain.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 April 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 14-20, 2008, Volume 21, No. 414
      Date of publication: 20 April 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Referendum set to hold on May 10 » Myanmar inks trade deal in India » Renowned journalist Ludu Daw Amar dies » ASEAN finance ministers seek to head off food crisis » Seminar tackles child-sex tourism » Trafficking MoU one step closer » Kites fill the sky over Yangon » MPS gives talk on photo copyrights » Wholesale fish market proposed » Young editors introduce new tech/fashion journal » Myanma Insurance pays fire comp » Security boosted for buses » Young golf star pins hope to PGA tour ...BUSINESS: Convenience driving laptop sales » Nation to greatly expand transit trade channels » Traders push for exchange centres » Fisheries export target raised » Fisheries body aims for value-added export future » MFF continue reform of offices » Top photographer realises a dream
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 24 April 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 31-April 6, 2008, Volume 21, No. 412
      Date of publication: 06 April 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: 'Our ultimate aim is to hand over the state power to the people’ » Developers urged to finish projects on time » UN raises alarm on AIDS threat in Asia » New zoo opens in capital Nay Pyi Taw » Thousands attend ICT exhibition » India funds project for trade route » Myanmar, other Mekong countries aim to grow closer at Laos regional summit » Coconut tea set wins art prize » Strand one of the best » Transformer sparks fire » Myanmar signs MoU on Southeast Asian literacy » Young students pursue careers in the arts » SKorean scholarships » Arts, drama schools hold graduation ceremony » Metered taxis come to Nay Pyi Taw » Charity group donates blood machine to hospital » Library honours famous writer » Native catfish named » South Dagon water supply improved » MCC to train poor kids » Summer holiday courses keep children learning...BUSINESS: Govt to boost border trade » Developers urged to finish projects on time » Microwaves unloved by shoppers » Livestock export market set for careful expansion » Stunning new offices for Pahtama Group » War Ta Yar nears completion.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 02 April 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 24-30, 2008 Volume 21, No. 411
      Date of publication: 30 March 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar, UN coordinate on development » Mandalay gets FM station » NGO sponsors monastic school » Taxi owners urged to meet meter deadline » Potters head south to boost income » Helmet rule for capital » Monks given titles » Japan provides grant » MT reporter whacked by bus conductors » Cruise ship brings 600 tourists to Myanmar » Accounting has growing appeal for students » Yangon Airport tightens security for hand luggage » Plans made for new poultry markets » Fire extinguishers compulsory for buses » Govt tackles river erosion » Lobster farming tested in Twante » From pilot to accidental entrepreneur » Sharks endangered by taste for delicacy » Lure of beaches hinges on keeping environment clean » Customs retain ML title in photo finish...BUSINESS: Freshwater shrimp profits continue » Kachin hydropower study due in December » Shin Sat signs US$5m contract with MPT » Myanmar Constitution to protect businesses » Fruit production needs boost » Govt looks to ASEAN models to boost national trade volumes » Architect focuses on inner beauty
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 27 March 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 17-23, 2008 Volume 21, No. 410
      Date of publication: 23 March 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ‘Phenomenal’ response to Myanmar Times art competition » New Thai PM’s first visit ends with investment protection agreement » Parents feel the stress of matriculation » Govt promises ‘free and fair’ voting in elections » DOF bans sale of fish farms » Training centre for disabled kids opens » Taungoo’s first resort hotel to open in April » Tiger survival depends on ecotourism: expert » Wildlife course takes shape » Myanmar Brewery donates to charity » China-ASEAN delegation to visit Myanmar » World Water Day observed » MES calls for energy projects » Bus fire causes K1b in damage » Youngsters dedicated to beautifying Myanmar » School health program expands » Japanese speech contest scheduled » YIEC hopes for higher enrolment » Fees axed at Nay Pyi Taw park » Puppeteers invited to attend overseas festivals » Mon State hosts mass ordination » YCDC improves roadways, eases congestion » Myanmar Unicode developer team wins ICT 'Oscar' » Army goes AWOL from Myanmar League...BUSINESS: Email-capable SMS system now available » Feasibility survey to develop deep-sea port underway » UMFCCI to build HQ in Nay Pyi Taw » Motion picture organisation to build indoor sets » Weak dollar tests fisheries sector » Pharmaceutical body to destroy expired drugs » Mawlamyine shopping mall opens » YCDC forces smelters out of Yangon.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 19 March 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 10-16, 2008, Volume 21, No. 409
      Date of publication: 16 March 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Healthy lifestyles important for safe blood » Craftsmen carve huge pagoda drum » Govt vows nothing will delay its political reform » YCDC to relocate city’s main poultry market » Five dead in rare Yangon shooting » No booze as students cram for their exams » MMPO calls for cleaner films » Fish book underway » Myanmar officials depart for computer training in Seoul » Journalism scholarships offered for locals » Yadanarbon Market to be razed, rebuilt » Shwedagon Tabaung festival » UNFPA rep lauds govt role in HIV fight » Lift regulation changed » Phaungpyin landslide forces relocations » Fishing village solves its own water problem » Japan provides laboratory grant » Yadanapon Teleport seeks specialists » MRTV-4 team to film in India » Researchers collect seismic data » Japan provides grant for hospital » Cooking competition held » Harvard wants climate papers » In search of shade in the home of umbrellas, Pathein...BUSINESS: Soft-shell crab farms to be expanded in Yangon Division » Mass-produced recycled lead to hit market » Trade delegation bound for Turkey » Myanmar Info-tech reports loss again » Rice boss urges use of paddy dryers » JETRO to expand technical assistance program to protect environment » New City Mart to open in Lanmadaw township » Spartan house better suited to business
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 14 March 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 3-9, 2008 , Volume 21, No. 408
      Date of publication: 09 March 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Government enacts new law detailing voting procedures for May referendum » Info-Tech to list unlicensed internet cafés » Wild elephants elude MTE, private trappers » Inferno guts Mandalay’s biggest market » Shwedagon hosts blood donation » Yangon nuns get free healthcare » Comp planned for airline mishap » High waves slam into Rakhine State » Hearing-impaired students face challenges » Earthquake monitoring seminar held » Chinlon players demonstrate skills » New orchids found in Pyin Oo Lwin » Seminar highlights education opportunities in Japan » Eyecare specialists visit » Fish expert finds new species in Myanmar » Ornamental fish market to open » Local art heads to Bangkok » MMPO offers film courses this month » Car rally to pass through Myanmar » Free clinic opens » Japan provides grant for hospital » Heading upstream to Bhamo » E-sportsmen do battle at DotA Championship » Defending champion stung by surprise defeat » King of the Ring to fight again next week...BUSINESS: Myawaddy trading zone to open on Armed Forces Day » Banks to allow Sing dollar accounts » Jap firm hands over pearl booty » Furniture and timber fair to be held in early March » Myanmar to attend Asia Health Care 2008 » UMFCCI opens training to all » Investors look to hot Singapore market » Capital Hyper Mart to open at Dawbon in mid March » India drug firms eye Myanmar.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 05 March 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Feb. 25 - March 2, 2008, Volume 21, No. 407
      Date of publication: 02 March 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Trade experts urge agriculture reform » ‘Goodwill’ vital for htamane » Four bombs explode in eastern Shan State » Aircraft overruns runway in Putao » FAO plans to provide market info to farmers » Sign language course » German profs lecture in Yangon » Entrepreneur makes island of dreams a reality » Libraries get book donations » Clairvoyants give conflicting signals » Trees to be removed from river » Artists contribute to HIV education » Exam centre gets award » Hoteliers fishing for tourists at Ngwe Saung » Victims of bus crash compensated » New curricula for 2008-2009 » Local Hindus to celebrate Shiva festival in Lashio next month » Bloody draw at Kandawgyi Park » Race for Myanmar League title heats up » Gold medallist sees Taekwondo as art...BUSINESS: Semi-precious stones sales up » Goats to ship out in March » Indian company to explore in Myanmar inland block » Fish production to fall, say farmers » Drilling at M-10 block » Fish fillets headed for Russia » Condominium sales unflattering against apartments.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 26 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 18-24, 2008, Volume 21, No. 406
      Date of publication: 24 February 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Road map accelerated as Govt announces referendum, election » Deaf students find solace in meditation » Tourism vital for Bagan’s ancient industry » Big crowd attends ceremony marking Union Day » Salmon, trout farms on way under department’s plan » Embassy hosts first function » Award winner hopes to be an inspiration » Agencies confident on Malaysia jobs » Motorcycle taxis taking off in Mandalay » Local orthopaedic care improving » Yangonites mull summer school » Local villager tells of trafficking ordeal » Strange potions on road to Bago » Japan provides grant for education » Program seeks Myanmar students » Forum to focus on development » More hotel rooms sought in capital » Only a hop, skip and jump away from Yangon » Festival celebrates Buddha's left footprint » Animated feature out in June » Home Affairs claim first win » Friday is fight night at Kandawgyi...BUSINESS: Low-cost housing plots on sale in Hlaing Tharyar » Eel prices up but catches down » Myanmar-Japan trade increases by 33 percent » Oil firms reach agreement on asset swap » Camera prices slide in Yangon » FAO offers cash support to dairy project » Children’s Hospital extended » Classic views from Bahan house.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 26 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 11-17, 2008, Volume 21, No. 405
      Date of publication: 17 February 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Government announces May constitutional referendum » Incoming Thai govt pledges new policy for Myanmar » Doctors promote physical rehab » New Buddha nearing completion in Bago » Yangon welcomes Chinese Year of the Rat » Bird flu is still a potential threat » X-ray vehicles donated to Yangon hospital » India, Myanmar trade diplomatic visits » Insurance paid for bus accident » Sayadaw promotes blood donations » Thailand aims to become Asia’s leader in education » Yangon dog show packs in a crowd » Air Mandalay changes flight schedule » Minister urges public to eat more meat and less rice » Myanmar fishermen rescued after three months at sea » Chinese medicine wins local fans » Good nutrition should be a lifelong pursuit: doctors » Japan gives grant to expand monastic schools » Zine focuses on photography » Mobile dictionary hits stores » City’s home of hustle and bustle » Positive view of Myanmar tourism » Commerce edge Kanbawza in league thriller » Team selected for billiards Championships...BUSINESS: February again proves a boom time for florists » E-Trade Myanmar launches prepaid SMS cards » Thai-Myanmar hydropower projects put on hold » Rivals release new SMS software » Bicycle market remains flat » Seasonal demand forces cement prices upward » High-end property prices likely to rise this year.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 26 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 4-10, 2008, Volume 21, No. 404
      Date of publication: 10 February 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Rare winter rain falls on Yangon » Meditation course for teens opens » Resting with Buddha » Shwedagon Pagoda sees fluctuating visitor numbers » New taxi fares change » Myanmar’s women say they want to see more teamwork in marriage » Plans made for Sanitation Week » MCC hosts Mr and Miss Myanmar » Chaungtha aims for cleaner environment » Ngwe Saung Beach to open info centre » MWD launches digital channels » Pagoda hosts Tabodwe festival » Scholarships offered for local students » Disabled centre opens » Total Kids take their dramatic roles seriously » Fishermen jailed for poison use » Pastry chef brings European taste to Yangon » New seismographs coming to Myanmar » Scholarships offered to Asia-Pacific students » Historic Bago landmark attracts bat lovers » Locals donate to Mumbai pagoda » Astrology summit coming » Cactus plants popular for brightening Yangon interiors » Air Mandalay holiday packages...BUSINESS: Private rice exports get go ahead » Malaysian team discusses livestock prospects » Indonesia offers to buy 1 million tonnes of beans from Myanmar » Pharmaceutical group to visit India » Fisheries export earnings tipped to rise » Govt calls tender for Mya Thida housing project » YCDC warns of lifetime bans for dodgy building contractors.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 28 - February 3, 2008 , Volume 21, No. 403
      Date of publication: 03 February 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Traditional toys win hearts of rural children » Yangon real estate tipped to boom in 2008 » Buses get mobile phones » YCDC to conduct food inspections at stores » Early to rise, early to bed: the life of a rubber tapper » New rice varieties » BKK hospital introduces services to Myanmar » JICA reforms training program » Int’l teams survey rare bird » Grant roundup » Deadline nigh for photography contest » MFF honours scholars » Entrepreneur dedicated to art of delicious living » Fish to be tagged in bid to conserve resources » Tourism directory sets new standard for local guidebooks » Death Railway haunts jungles of Mon State » Seamen returned to Yangon » Is wireless Yangon’s next big thing? ... BUSINESS: Vehicle prices on downward slope » Retailers say LCD television sales on the rise » Webcam sales on the up » Organic aquaculture project moving on » Real estate agents expect strong gains in 2008 » Careful design is essential for Yangon’s new health clinics » A big space in a top downtown location
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 21-27, 2008, Volume 21, No. 402
      Date of publication: 21 January 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Snake charmers court danger to entertain » Japan gives $1.79m to Myanmar » Bombing attacks rock Myanmar » MMC participates in ASEAN Travel Forum » How to approach astrologers: As a means or as an end? » Locals learn farming in Israel » WFP expands aid » MBC holds book fair » Myanmar can benefit from Arava training: agriculturalist » GPs reluctant to follow malaria procedures » MAI resumes flights to Bangkok » Nat’l Herbal park opens in Nay Pyi Taw » Tun Foundation gives book awards » Yangon hosts ceramics workshop » Study reveals bird flu risk in rural regions » Comprehensive changes at The Myanmar Times » Lost dolphin returned to river » Himalayan griffons seen in Yangon » Underwater wonderland awaits divers in the Myeik Archipelago » Myanmar residences offering special deals... BUSINESS: Governor’s House rebuilt in Pyin Oo Lwin » K3b boost for beans and pulses exporters » Oil and gas service firms expect a boom in 2008 » Livestock exports to start ‘soon’ » MSA looks abroad for future » Optical company aiming to recruit more staff for Mingalardon plant » Cross-border road to be completed in March » Chan Thar Construction begins apartment sales » Relaxed bungalow in Bahan tsp.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 14-20, 2008., Volume 21, No. 401
      Date of publication: 20 January 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Gold leaf donors attain 100yrs of service » Welcome! The age of taxi meters makes it to the streets of Yangon » FM tours India » Kayin hold 44th New Year celebration » SAM to hold charity fair at Inya Lake » U Aung Kyi and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meet » New ASEAN SG takes office » Bomb kills woman » Two volcanoes erupt in Rakhine State » Himalayan griffons arrive at Yangon zoo » KOICA assesses projects » Honesty is the best policy on visa applications: US embassy » Villages near Twante see the light » Bus drivers face lifetime bans » DOF plans public awareness program to end illegal fishing » Dentist warns against infections » EXCEL project plans to expand » Health research congress meets » Student medals in science Olympiad » Tamil harvest festival celebrated in Yangon » Agronomist endorses multiple crop growth » Nay Pyi Taw hosts school day » Japan invites contest entries » Building honours U Hla Tun » Pet show planned for this month » Air Bagan brings SKorea to Myanmar » Audience bemoans drawn boxing fights » Customs marches on...BUSINESS: Government planning to change fuel import procedures » More gas diverted for nation » Profit from transit trade, say economists » Oils well for crop development project, says director » Onion prices on downward slope » Legal experts call for trademark act » Myanmar to auction off national library » French interior designer has his hands full » Development gets closer to formal trade zone status
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 7-13, 2008., Volume 20, No. 400
      Date of publication: 13 January 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nation marks 60 years of indepen - dence » ASEAN airlines introduce air pass » MFF committee selected by vote » ASEAN schools tour stops in Myanmar » Blood donors awarded » Government hikes satellite television fees » Red Cross reviews TB project » Australians invest in media project in Phnom Penh » Red Cross holds training » Fewer locals find work in Malaysia » MFF office planned » New version of Zawgyi font released » Use internet to find work: ambassador » Library to honour life of Dr Hla Pe » Actress thrives on achievement » Scholarships offered for Asian researchers » Commerce invades Defence in 4-0 drubbing » Young golfers to play ASEAN junior event...BUSINESS: FMI says K30 billion needed to develop Ayeyarwady Division biofuel plantation » Authorities introduce banking cheques » Retailers say warranties not always honoured » Production to increase as Suzuki’s permit renewed for 10 years » Office rents remain stable in 2007 » Organisers say fisheries fair was a success » Hazardous asbestos is on the way out » Beamless curved roof structure is first of its kind in Myanmar.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Dec. 31 - Jan. 6, 2008., Volume 20, No. 399
      Date of publication: 06 January 2008
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Cinemas to upgrade in bid to attract bigger audiences » Government’s roadmap moves forward » China Southern Airlines opens Yangon office » YCDC rushes to complete road repairs » Psychological tests growing in popularity » MAI resumes BKK AND KL flights » Library expert named as advisor for international university » HIV VCD shoot wraps up » MWJA awards outstanding students » Elephants train for 50m footrace » FMI says profits up 19pc in 2006-07 » Dengue still a danger, doctors warn » Seminar postponed » Myanmar participates in value chain conference » Time management skills help get the job done » ISO standards needed to be taken » Falopa keen to build stronger Myanmar side in year ahead...BUSINESS: Fisheries minister announces export target of US$1 billion » Higher global prices hurt flour millers » Twinza Oil acquires two onshore blocks, Thailand » Fast food industry’s uphill battle for customers » Chinese-Myanmar economic ties continue to strengthen » Pun Hlaing Hospital cuts back on spending » New shop houses near ‘ASEAN railway station’ » Modern ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ kitchens for the new wealthy.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


    • "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2007

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 24-30, 2007, Volume 20, No. 398
      Date of publication: 30 December 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Tourism brings opportunities to Ngwe Saung » Nation’s first cyber city takes shape » Yangon growing into ‘megacity’ » Saudi govt may assist Myanmar » India pledges economic support for Myanmar » KOICA donates medical equipment » Muslims from Myanmar head to Mecca » Christmas carols ring through Yangon » Vehicles with fake licences charged » Lone monk preserves temple in Kolkata » MES holds conference » Eels and crabs returned to nature for conservation » Shrimp farmers deny damage to beaches » Korean language benefits locals: embassy official » Red Cross to hold training for teachers » Mawlamyine hotels in high demand » Special deals at beach, lake resorts...BUSINESS: Crab association on track as export target appoaches » Engineering society opens energy centre » Firm aims for the stars with sand exports to Singapore » Astral ‘excited’ about palm oil in Myanmar » India to build IT centre in Yangon » Kaba Aye condos set for early 2008 opening » First shopping centre opening in Mawlamyine » Zeyar Myine housing project in Mawlamyine now 60pc complete.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 17-23, 2007, Volume 20, No. 397
      Date of publication: 23 December 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Elephants carry weight of tourists on their backs » Ngwe Saung aims to temper growth with good planning » Resort hotel hosts holiday trekking competition » Recorded sermons keep message of Buddhism alive » DMH educates about acid rain » NGO starts HIV treatments » DVDs fuel drop in film production » Mandalay hosts disaster training » Chatter’s choice: English versus mangled Myanmar » MMU students make their way in the world » Football campaign ends with silver medal...BUSINESS: Competition cuts profits for vehicle makers » Parboiled rice returning to the market soon » Toyo plans to produce new product » Ruili trade fair to promote China-Myanmar border commerce » MoU signed with Seoul on workers » Tax reduction boosts property market » Suburban-style detached three bedroom family house for K 68 million.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 10-16, 2007, Volume 20, No. 396
      Date of publication: 16 December 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Committee begins work on drafting new constitution » Tourism up despite slow start to season » Local transformers exported to Africa » Beachgoers flock back to Ngwe Saung » India moves to reopen Stilwell Road by 2010 » Fewer apply for Buddhist examination » Interim UN coordinator named » Vehicle horn penalties increased » MAA plans new artist contest » Hospital holds charity fair » New sign language dictionary launched » Pioneering journo still hungers for news » Socioeconomic effects of bird flu control researched » Marine insurance compensation paid » Rare manuscripts on display » Trafficking MOU one step closer » Lab tests start for standard guide to medicinal herbs » Forum assesses monsoon forecasts » DOF plans crab conservation workshop » Singapore calls for applications for scholarship program » MOSA schedules meeting » Trucks to use new bridge » Kids demonstrate taekwondo skills » Swiftlet bird nests collected for export » Ninth general practitioners conference scheduled for Bago » Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships awarded...BUSINESS: Rubber producers urged to lift quality » Lead prices defy gravity to pressure battery producers » Glass safety on the way up.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 3-9, 2007, Volume 20, No. 395
      Date of publication: 09 December 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Colourful elephant parade attracts stampede of art fans » At last! Yangon taxies get meters » Yangon Zoo animal cages renovated » PM in Cambodia » Drug admin boosts manpower » Craft sales benefit the needy » New traditional medicine course opens » Animals to be surveyed in Tanintharyi » Malaysian ambassador to Myanmar approved » Myanmar joins FAO aquaculture discussion » Tsunami workshop held » Course helps farmers get more from their crops » Bago, Yangon host HIV education fairs » Festivals return to Pyin Oo Lwin » Course focuses on child soldiers » Exams rescheduled » Artist roams delta for scenes of beauty » Eelers must register » Nonprofit libraries survive on member fees, donations » Volunteers add artistic touch to pagoda » Lack of surnames a ‘time-honoured’ tradition...BUSINESS: First Private Bank plans expansion » Cheap and versatile, plywood furniture builds a solid future » Bamboo blind workers face the machines » FPB sees deposits rise 56pc » Vague job titles creating confusion » Oil sector dominates Myanmar investments » Café banks on bold design.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 26-December 2, 2007, Volume 20, No. 394
      Date of publication: 02 December 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » PM reiterates vow to promote democracy » ASEAN enters into a new period, a new era - Ong » Doctors lauded for efforts to prevent blindness » Traditional therapy can cause infections, says doctor » Mid-year pearl auction ‘one of the best’, official » Students look to aikido for good health and self-defence » ISY shows its international colours » Fish injectors face penalties » Charity group donates equipment to hospital » Bangkok hospital targets Myanmar for int’l emergency helicopter service » Yangon motorcycle penalties increased » K6.5m in insurance comp paid » Traffic police focus enforcement efforts on privately owned cars » India gives loan for hydro plant » Doctors urged to keep learning » Amusement park to open in Pyin Oo Lwin » Scholarship website goes bilingual » Contests to be held for visually impaired people » Bangladesh resumes rice imports from Myanmar after long break » Japanese arts exhibited » Belle Resort readying for December opening » Learning to dive proves a rewarding challenge...BUSINESS: New electronic dictionary taps into growing China ties » Factories urged to invest in fire prevention » YCDC set to revamp billboard regulations » Fisheries trading zone unlikely to meet December target » Fisheries products worth $100 million sitting on ice » Foreign help for private hydro projects » Thanlyin plots soon to be released » Eye-catching home in Hlaing township.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 19-25, 2007, Volume 20, No. 393
      Date of publication: 25 November 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN single market faces obstacles: analysts » Gambari stresses need for ‘sustained engagement’ between Myanmar and UN » Visiting human rights rep welcomes govt cooperation » Student earns ASEAN award » Cold days ahead for Myanmar » Full reservoirs to boost hydropower » MLF warns of winter bird flu » Mountaineers aim high in Chin State » Truck inspections increase in Yangon » Chinese author wins Asian literary prize » Three-stage project brings more water to city » Traders Hotel gives blood » First Yangon bus directory published » Twante ceramic centre opening soon » Insurance unpopular » EMS to expand delivery services » Ornamental fish sales exceed expectation » Ringtones boom, but who’s benefiting? » Uurgh! Busting a gut for gold » Pole vaulters tipped for hard landing » Boat teams pulling for gold in Pattaya » Fight nights resume...BUSINESS: B’desh offers fertiliser for gas » Yangon bus earnings pick up pace » Car prices reverse down from lofty plateau » Chinese firm takes 51pc of Tasang hydropower project » Edible oil dealers told to help farmers » $300m gem sale in full swing » Financial services reach 19pc » New site puts homes online » Interior decorators see market expand » Workplace safety ‘weak’: govt body
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 22 November 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 12-18, 2007, Volume 20, No. 392
      Date of publication: 18 November 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS ITEMS: Signs of progress on political impasse » UN envoy will return to Myanmar within weeks » Myanmar poised for reconsolidation » U Tay Za denounces US sanctions » HIV rate down but funding issues loom » 7.2m kids get polio vaccines » PM makes first round of overseas tours » Religious mags struggle against publishing tide » Achievements of scholars recognised » Astrology school opens health clinic » Twante installs rice husk power plant » MFF plans 9th annual meeting » Trafficking training held » Work starts on Fire Brigade movie » Official warns of fire dangers » Dam project on pace for 2009 » NGO stresses collaboration on overcoming barriers for disabled » Keep small objects out of orifices, says doctor » Bone TB on the rise in Myanmar » A world of unexplored treks in the Golden Land » ‘IT caravan’ to visit Shan State expo...BUSINESS: Gems and timber stand out at CAEXPO » Goat exports likely to start soon: MLF » FPJVC shares see rare rise » Jade sale starts Wed » Japan turns to Myanmar for software programmers » Fisheries officials urge greater effort » PTTEP pushes ahead in Myanmar » Cyber city’s centrepiece nears completion » Dept invites offers for Yangon estate.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 November 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 5-11, 2007, Volume 20, No. 391
      Date of publication: 11 November 2007
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      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2007 (Volume 20. No. 390)
      Date of publication: 04 November 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Lt-Gen Thein Sein is new PM » Guarded optimism as Govt takes more open stance on UN » Doctors perform kidney transplant surgery » U Aung Kyi meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi » Retired official keen on ASEAN » Writer closes in on literary award » Power lines installed » Merchants show little interest in export promotion centre » Yangon fashion shops to expand » YCDC works to keep trash off streets » IDE continues water project » First online MBA to be offered this year » Domestic airlines change schedules » CME training resumes » Job satisfaction not tied to money, say happy workers » Course covers food’s medicinal effects » Locals learn to classify chemicals » Checkpoints help trains run on time » Lazy lifestyles cause rise in diabetes in Myanmar » Bay of Bengal fish to be surveyed » Daytripping in Pyin Oo Lwin » Mountain biking adventure in Shan State » Will Myanmar miss the .asia bonanza?...BUSINESS: Stumbling up the corporate food chain » Jade warehouses to be ready for sale » Rattan coffee table collects award » Traders bet big on CAEXPO » MFSL shopping for ships to expand Asian destinations » Will Myanmar miss the .asia bonanza? » Sturdy flat fails to capture imagination.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 November 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 22-28, 2007, (Volume 20, No. 389)
      Date of publication: 28 October 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Gambari continues tour to promote Myanmar dialogue » Reform pace picks up as Govt names drafting team » Deputy FM visits China » Lantern shops rise to holiday occasion » 24/7 internet services restored » Odd weather blamed on climate change » Yangon-HK flight launched as airlines scale back » ASEAN journalists on brief tour of Myanmar » Taw Win adds taxis to fleet » World Food Day ceremony held » No plans for Dhaka flights: local airlines » Fairy light sales soar » Kids respect elders but have fun at Thadingyut » Tour companies look to pilgrims for salvation » Hotels aim to attract locals with deals » Natural disaster insurance sales increase » Expert warns of crooked schools » Myanma Insurance uses dollars » MRCS adds townships to project coverage » Honesty pays for workers » DOF seeks to eradicate fish injections » Private centre offers scholarships for poor » Boxes of traditional medicines to be distributed nationwide » Phone access doubled » Beach resorts entice holidaymakers with Thadingyut deals » Official warns against phony traditional medicine practioners » Writer to establish school for orphans...BUSINESS: Gem industry will shine on, say traders » CNOOC firm on Myanmar prospects » Insurance on cargo close to paying off » SECOND SHOP OPENS AT NAY PYI TAW RETAIL CENTRE: » Businesses reach out through e-shopping » Trade expert warns of missed opportunities with ASEAN » Factories to get 24hr power ‘by March’ » Bus routes helping drive new markets » Brick prices firm until Jan: traders.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 29 October 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 15-21, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 388 )
      Date of publication: 21 October 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: After long illness PM passes away » Govt expresses regret at UN Security Council statement, vows to push ahead with roadmap » Travel companies optimistic about tourism » Work continues on gas pipeline » No ban on visas: govt » Northern Shan State thrives on industrial crops » New fish species named for local » MFF, DOF to survey flooded delta areas » Crikey! Crocodile farm plans expansion » Diesel locomotives handed over to MR » Pyin Oo Lwin bus launched » Myanmar researcher attends tree meeting » Mandalay aglow with lantern sales » Workshop explores HIV patterns among migrants » Beach gets bus service » Gambling on a typhoon holiday...BUSINESS: Pearl export earnings to jump 20pc this year: MPE » Traders plan banking alternatives » German giant Bosch eyes Myanmar market » Industrial dehumidifier sales on the rise » Crab dealers to assert control with Myawaddy trading zone » Beans and pulses prices fall as Indian harvests rebound » Developers cut prices to kickstart sales » Custom-made furniture building a bigger market » Govt warns sand suppliers.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 16 October 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 8-14, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 387 )
      Date of publication: 14 October 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: FM pledges cooperation with United Nations » Breakthrough move for dialogue » Myanmar ICRC worker freed in Afghanistan » Airlines announce updated flight schedules » Villagers make chairs to supplement income » Yangon markets adjust to curfew » Restaurants reduce working hours » Govt cannot fight cyber crime alone: official » Pathein wholesale centre planned » Rehab manual updated...BUSINESS: Yangon gold rush winding down » Ayeyarwady traders to form export group » Party on as hotels cut rates » Factories allowed nightshifts » Ngwe Saung shuttle service starts » Saving our wooden heritage » Iron gates keep high status locked down » 21st Century mall to open next month » Cheap rooms to be made available in Nay Pyi Taw » Myanmar’s tallest building to open in style early 2008 » Fully furnished – and the lights stay on
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 12 October 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 24-30, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 385 )
      Date of publication: 30 September 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Yadanabon Cyber City slated for soft opening this month » Shwedaung blends faith with development » Trafficking victims share tales of woe » MCM launches NOW! fashion journal » ASEAN integration unlike EU: Singapore » Yangon’s air to be monitored throughout 2008 » Three million national ID cards issued » Sewing courses open for HIV women » Myanmar arrests 262 suspected drug dealers » Travellers on historic journey visit Myanmar » Rice husk power plant project underway » Classic novels find few readers » Reaching out to cataract patients » Air Mandalay offers Chiang Mai deal » First IVF twins expected in November » Government announoces its view on protests » Yangon gets new fire station » Taungoo hotel coming soon » ASEAN arts awards planned for Bangkok » Lab technicians get TB training » Educational bird flu talks target farmers, public » Child groups expand activities » High speeds boost web use in Pyinmana » LCD screens clear winners » U20s ‘well prepared’ for Vietnam tourney » Golfer Zaw Moe out to strike it right...BUSINESS: Yoma Bank insists money safe » Thanaka sales spread overseas » Local website starts business news service » Warehouses, hotel to assist giant Yangon jade auctions » Ocean catch up 25 percent » B’desh seeks bids for gas exploration » Tax cuts lure people back to property market.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 17-23, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 384 )
      Date of publication: 23 September 2007
      Description/subject: News Topics: YCDC set to implement new garbage collection system » College to offer first journalism degree » China endorses drive for democracy » Development gap troubles ASEAN » Ramadan fast begins in Myanmar » Language classes offered » Thai princess donates seeds to schools » Japanese IT company recruits staff for new Yangon branch » Fire occurs near petrol station » 24-hour power expected to end in November » Beach resorts offer promotional packages » Local wins language award » Myanmar aims for 100pc literacy » MORE TRANSPORT OPTIONS FOR YANGON » Monks urged to up HIV prevention efforts » MES invites members to apply for grants » Women workers sign of development? » SKorean surveyors visit Myanmar » Yangon septic system burdened by rapidly growing population » Hotels raise HR standards » Refrigeration problems ruining vaccines, say pharmaceutical experts » Pyin Oo Lwin to host flower festival » Seminar looks at ways to prevent lead poisoning » Watch this space: Adverts to come » E-library introduces user fees...BUSINESS: » Golden Land gears up for launch » High-end market brings work home » Gem industry not fazed by increase in fuel costs » Rice millers seek contacts at CAEXPO » India plans to slow down imports of pulses » Chinese printers roll in as billboards continue to » Furnished home caters to formal tastes
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 23 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 10-16, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 383 )
      Date of publication: 16 September 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Next step on roadmap is to draft constitution » Property tax slashed in bid to boost real estate sector » Monsoon on retreat from Myanmar this month » UN special envoy expected to visit Myanmar next month » Govt responds to Pakokku unrest » Highway buses banned from downtown » Orphanage cares for HIV-infected children » Book fair shows rare patriotic volumes » Air Bagan launches Singapore service » Police official calls for more parking » Parami tests new bus route » MAMS plans snakebite control project » New tourist boat to ply Mandalay-Bagan route » Acidity in rainwater nears dangerous levels » Officials update life skills curricula for secondary schools » Twin elephants born in Katha » Education fair draws Singapore schools » Mandalay workshop aimed at estimating HIV prevalence » Ngwe Saung gears up for tourist season » Night owls find bargains in Bamaw » Local bloggers get place of their own » MYANMAR WEATHER OPENING TEST » Kickboxing faces up to threats of modern age » Women weightlifters aiming high at world champs...BUSINESS: Loi Hein plans big beverage push abroad » Auditors plead for cooperation when doing govt’s tax bidding » Fish farmers work to keep exports afloat after flooding » Govt to grant new offshore gas blocks » Rising world lead prices zap local battery market » Hutgyi dam put on hold » APEC losing billions to murky trade deals » NDagon swells with new arrivals » New condos planned for downtown.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 23 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 3-9, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 382 )
      Date of publication: 09 September 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thai army chief pays two-day visit to Myanmar » Myanmar’s first IVF baby born in Taungoo » YCDC to improve city drains to reduce flooding problems » PM’s Colombo visit marks ‘new chapter’ in Myanmar – Sri Lanka relations » Gloomy skies thwart eclipse viewers » Myanmar Times contributing editor passes away » MMC to attend Japan travel fair » UNICEF trains teachers » Fertilisers: friend or foe to farmers? » Myanmar Times price rises » Malaysian caravan faces trials on long journey back home » Fisheries sector warns against overexploitation of eel resources » Domestic airfares for locals raised » Institute teaches Buddhist canon in English language » Child-friendly teaching methods promoted » Energy plan assessed » MRCS holds disaster management meeting » Japan assists Kayah State schools » Buddhist centre to open in Mon » Education advisers debate safety of SE Asian cities » More locals seeking healthcare in S’pore » Indawgyi Lake fish survey completed » China universities seek students from Myanmar » Flashy phones enter local fashion » Myanmar extends digital phone networks » More foreign airlines seek Myanmar link » Myanmar goes out fighting » Under-17s fall at group stage » Women get chance to shine on home turf » From rice farmer to king of the ring » Cueists line up world title shot... BUSINESS: MGE seeing green as jade sales soar » Furniture makers latch on to idea of regional brand » Daewoo returns to electronics market » Big plans for biofuel exports » UMFCCI seeks ties in Sri Lanka » India still in running for massive Myanmar gas reserves: official » Low-cost housing project awaits takeoff » Labour of love keeps family on the move
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 381)
      Date of publication: 02 September 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Dockyard eyes private involvement » Flood help arrives from Red Cross » Dengue fever ‘in public’s hands’ » ASEAN ‘yes’ to nuclear safety network » Ministry tests reveal tainted bottled water » Plans laid for Yangon townships’ upgrades » Car rally passes through Myanmar » Myanma Insurance pays out » Electricity towers under repair in Kayin State » Shan Yoma offers visas-on-arrival » Farmers add to skills with food processing » Doctor knows best when it comes to drug use: official » Hotel management grads told to set high tourism standards » Mawlamyine resort underway » Local wins LCCIEB fellowship » Floral group starts orchid preservation project » Shwe Hti residents wait for phone service » Fungal infections bloom in monsoon » Marathon journey to Hakha ends in mountain hideaway » Blog culture spreads in Myanmar » Myanmar make Merdeka semifinals » Drugged-up fighters to take a fall » Cyclists demand respect at rare SEA Games showing... BUSINESS: IPO signals major rice shake-up » Sesame prices fall as new crops hit market » Energy seminars to start Sept 1 » Plans for $7m rice husk power plant edge forward » Myanmar, Thailand discuss joint venture gas pipeline » Awarding of wharf contract imminent » Garment industry told to own up to FDI » Talking tough pays off for housing dept
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 20 - 26, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 380)
      Date of publication: 26 August 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar, Vietnam sign MOU on oil, gas » Myriad of challenges to develop e-tourism » Tournament raises K5m for charity » Expired drugs destroyed in Yangon » JICA project to educate farmers » IMT to get new on-ship simulator » Two die in factory fire » MWD hopes to show free football again soon » Higher global oil prices drive up the cost of fuel » Bus fares raised as the price of fuel changes » Injury survey aims to reduce accident rates » Aphyauk fights to stop flooding » MBCA urges HIV awareness » Orphanage keys on educating kids » Hospital waste management needs upgrading, say experts » Ovaltine donated to health clinics » MFF approaching objectives: chairman » Ostrich chicks born in Myanmar for first time » Kids taught about Buddhism through art and music » Malaysia Airlines offers low airfares for Yangon-KL route » More testing blood before marriage » Bore pile tech course to open » Breakdowns and flat tyres on the journey to Hakha » Tourists warm to Bhamo’s charms...BUSINESS: » Shopping centre to fill market void » China lands major gas deal: India » Tourist arrivals rise as hotels upgrade facilities » Prawn production soars as industry expands fast » Trade triples through Bhamo » Zaykabar takes swing at Asia’s golf tourists.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 6 - 12, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 378)
      Date of publication: 12 August 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN FMs follow progress of National Convention » 27 nations gather in Manila to usher in ‘new golden age for Asia and the world’ » Govt, UN to cooperate on aid projects » Southeast Asia moves closer to integration » More poultry culled in bird flu fight » 5.5 quake strikes » CNG drivers required to show clean traffic record » Fish farmers worry about August rain » New private business school opens in Yangon » Smoking banned at Shwedagon » Project helps deaf participate in society » MAI offers holiday packages » Hospital resources strained by dengue fever outbreak » Strand Hotel named one of the world’s best » Enviros meet to save vultures in Myanmar » FREDA marks 10 years of conservation work » BEHS plans to add new curricula for 2008-2009 » SEAFDEC offers Myanmar survey » Women pin hopes on weight loss shortcut » Asian Youth Fellowship applications open » Parkroyal changes hands » NGO provides water to central Myanmar » Students steer towards S’pore tourism training » Digital age opens door to voyeurs...BUSINESS: MFSL steers business online » SKorea calls on govt for labour » Architect sees future, says it’s green » Myanmar-language GPS on its way » Too much trade for state alone, says MFSL » Mingalar vendors complain over phone bill discrepancies » Onduline sheeting arrives in Myanmar.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 30 - August 5, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 377)
      Date of publication: 05 August 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: * Monsoon rain shines on local farmers: “We are getting rain in areas of the country that usually see little rainfall, including Mandalay, Magwe and Sagaing divisions,” said Dr Tun Winn, the manager of the Myanmar Rice Research Centre under MAS. “This means the country will produce more crops this year. * US sanctions policy a failure: Daley: “We can’t escape the conclusion that our policies have simply not moved Myanmar in the right direction nor do they have any reasonable prospect of doing so” * HIV support group arranges Waso donation: DAW San San, 45, was overwhelmed with emotion and tears filled her eyes. She said she could not express her happiness at having the unexpected opportunity to donate Waso robes to monks at a monastery in Yangon last week. * Fish farms weather storms in early July: “Most shrimp farms are not in danger right now but we would like to be informed if high water is to be released from dams, or we would like to suggest that they do it during low tide,” * Vietnam PM plans ASEAN tour: Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will visit five Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar and Brunei – next month, the government said last Thursday. * Reward offered to accident witnesses: “Anyone who informs the police when they see someone breaking traffic rules will get a reward equal to eight percent of the fine,” said an official from the committee. * Fines increase for ticketless train riders: FINES went up earlier this month for passengers who ride the trains on Yangon’s Circular Line without buying tickets. The fines are now K1000 for adults and K500 for children under the age of 10, up from the previous penalty of K100 for everyone. * FDA expansion aimed at fighting toxic products: “The FDA currently has only 100 staff, which is not enough to carry out strict monitoring processes to ensure the safety of the 50 million people in Myanmar,” he said. “In comparison, Thailand’s FDA has more than 1000 staff to monitor products there.” * Publisher of The Myanmar Times to launch lifestyle journal for women: “I’m happy to announce that the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division has given us formal approval. We have a dedicated, disciplined team at MCM involved in this project, which will allow the company to train key staff in publishing management skills,” * Course fills management gap at hotels: THE Myanmar Hoteliers Association (MHA) is offering a course in middle management from July 23 to August 17 to help fill managerial gaps in Myanmar’s hotel industry. * Thingangyun to host five-day festival: A MARKET festival jointly organised by the Yangon City Development Committee and Ruby House Exhibition, Advertising and Trading Company will be held at Nga Moe Yeik market in Thingangyun township from August 3 to 7. * Teashop business on upswing in Pyinmana: TEASHOPS in Pyinmana have experienced an upsurge in business since Myanmar’s administrative capital moved to nearby Nay Pyi Taw in November 2005, local residents and businesspeople said last week. *Japan to host ASEAN Tourism Fair: “We are now working hard on rehearsals so we can present marionette demonstrations and traditional dances at the fair,” * MRCS reveals future plans at council meeting: THE Myanmar Red Cross Society discussed plans for future trainings and other programs at its 61st Central Council Meeting held at Yangon’s University of Nursing on July 14 and 15. * Astrology design book to be published soon: “These horoscope floral arabesques are part of Myanmar’s cultural heritage,” she said. “They show scenes from the life of the Buddha, horoscopes of kings and queens of Myanmar and celestial maps depicting the zodiac.” * Kayah projects get aid: THE Japanese government has provided nearly US$120,000 under its grassroots grant assistance scheme for two humanitarian assistance projects in Kayah State. * Domestic autos take over Mandalay streets: JEEPS, mini-trucks and light trucks manufactured in Myanmar using high-quality imported parts are becoming an increasingly common sight on the streets of Mandalay due to their low prices. Domestic vehicle production started in Myanmar in 2000. * Japanese speech contest announced: During the contest, which will be held from 9am to 1:30pm, each participant will deliver a four- to five- minute speech, after which he or she will face two minutes of questioning by the judges on the speech topic. * GPs get training in diseases: THE Myanmar Medical Association is planning to provide training in basic health information about the country’s three main diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – to general practitioners at six townships. * Students flock to low-cost home sciences schools: THE School of Home Science run by the Department of Social Welfare provides an inexpensive option for people who want to learn vocational skills such as sewing or baking, said Daw Tin Tin Aye, the principal of the school. * Locals hope for good jobs Singapore: “Job agencies send you to a laboratory to have tests run on the blood, urine and heart for problems like hepatitis B, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases” * Ngwe Saung car service coming soon: “Our company already has enough cars to run the service so I thought it would be a good idea even if other companies are not interested in running similar services,” * Myanmar U20s will shine at ASEAN champs, says coach: MYANMAR’S national under-20 coach, U Sann Win, said last week he was sure the team would make it to at least the semifinals of the ASEAN U20 Championships, which kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this week...BUSINESS: * Fisheries factories divided over exclusive power plan: LESS than half of fisheries factories in Yangon want to participate in a government plan to give them exclusive power supplies that are designed to help the industry maintain production over the dry summer months when blackouts are common, according to the Myanmar Fishery Federation. * Pretty fish sales hit a bump: “Another thing is there are few direct flights to foreign cities from our country. As ornamental fish have to be exported live, they need to be sent by direct flights in order to cut back on transport times,” * B’deshi sets sights on Myanmar gas: “A consortium comprising private sector entrepreneurs is ready to import gas from Rakhine in Myanmar. I don’t want to wait for donors’ suggestions or their money,” Syed Mahmudul Huq told bdnews24.com. * MMA expands youth training programs: THE Myanmar Medical Association is planning to offer courses later this year to provide life skills training and health education to young people at Taungoo in Bago Division and Pathein in Ayeyarwady Division. * B’desh eyes deep-sea port near Myanmar: Bangladesh has zeroed in on Sonadia Island in the Bay of Bengal to develop its first deep-sea port, which, if given the green light, will be in direct competition with a Myanmar deep-sea port planned for Maday Island in Rakhine State. * Landscapers see signs of Yangon makeover: “When I was young, landscaping was very rare in Myanmar and most people weren’t familiar with what it entailed. But after 1989, when construction began picking up again, the YCDC (Yangon City Development Committee) helped spread the idea of landscaping through a number of parks and gardens across the city,” * Sakura office space, going up: “We charge US$14 to $15 per square metre on a monthly basis for the ground floor to 12. “But we will charge a little bit more for the extended 13 to 19 floors, which will be $16 to $19 per square metre,
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 23 - 29, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 376)
      Date of publication: 29 July 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nation marks anniversary of hero’s death » Last session of National Convention underway » ASEAN FMs focus on finalising charter » Yangon’s cleanest eateries revealed » Myanmar prepares to chair BIMSTEC » Parami to launch special bus route » IOM launches HIV education campaign » Fish release planned for Moyingyi » Maternal health is men’s issue: minister » FAO upgrades forest institute » IMT students get shipboard training » Prawn farming class offered » Giant ‘pilgrim fish’ disappear from river » Yangon woman dedicated to helping disabled » Rural residents urged to stay vigilant for malaria » Engineers invited to Cebu meeting » HIV project to expand to 50 townships » Local publishers consider adopting ISBN codes » Workshop finalises plan to fight TB » Local airline offers tours to Thailand » Kayin State reinforces fighting rep » Rowers head to world champs...BUSINESS NEWS: Govt-backed trading firm plans IPO » Bangladesh, Myanmar to sign deal on hydropower » Airports to issue trade licences in single day » Onion exports start again » Only 10pc of companies running: PM » MGE says jade sale biggest ever » Fishery exports falling short » Ministry too slick for oil frauds » Unlicensed rice millers to be reported » Property sector needs foreign spark: realtors » Curtains catch on as home essentials.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 16 - 22, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 375)
      Date of publication: 22 July 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Elephants donated to Sri Lankan temple » Deputy FM visits Venezuela, Panama » National Convention ready for final session » Emotional scenes as fans farewell actor » Blind students shine in exams » Govt opposes UN membership for Taiwan » Deep-sea port planned at Kyaukphyu » Deluge leaves busy road under water » Dual line railway project on track for October finish » Flooding wreaks havoc at Hlegu, Bago » Economist calls for better understanding of tax laws » Food project to include conservation education » Demand soars for books on computers » Unlikely home puts gymnastics on the comeback trail » Training to focus on reproductive health » Yangon tornado survivors relive encounter with terror » Ceremony marks poet’s birthday » Tourist facilities planned for Shwedagon Pagoda » Careful planning essential for big functions at hotels » Air Bagan expands its fleet » Travel company offers Yangon tours » Traditional bags fall prey to fashion » Internet no barrier to Myanmar’s blind users ...BUSINESS: Local light truck makers warn of chop-shop dealers » Local sailors riding wave of demand » Exports to get lift from new shipping companies » PTTEP finds more gas in Mottama gulf » B’desh officials visit Myanmar to discuss hydropower options » Shwe Maik sends sand sample to Singapore » Myanmar to focus on tourism at trade fair » Better buses to run on new route » Yangon tours launched » S Korean firms seek to expand business ties » Architects’ plans seen to save money
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 22 July 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 9 - 15, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 374)
      Date of publication: 15 July 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Tornado targets the uninsured » Unusual monsoon brings intense weather patterns » Govt rejects ICRC claims of rights abuses » Chess prodigy enjoys strong international debut » Official warns of global warming » Workshop develops youth HIV education materials » Japan embassy offers student advisory program » Myanmar team wows tourism trainers » Edible oil milling can provide fish feed: official » New hotel caters to diverse budgets » Elderly home clings to hope » Beloved French teacher dies at 68 » Official issues dengue warning for monsoon » Myanmar seamen conquering the ocean » More local businesses see benefits of setting up their own websites » Low-income families get inexpensive rice » 60 years on, love story endures » Does marriage add kilograms? » Gamers take control of IBC...BUSINESS: Myanmar rice to feed 100m » Fisheries factories offered 24hr power » Mining firm to raise tin output » Turkish investors offer lifeline to Myanmar garment industry » Freight forwarders see MoU benefits » SMEs urged to face free trade area challenge » Goat farms targeted in export drive.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 2 - 8, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 373)
      Date of publication: 08 July 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Opium free status ‘almost’ a reality: UN » Tornado rips through six Yangon townships » UN envoy visits to discuss child protection » Thai-Myanmar group donates to hospital » Yangon Hash House Harriers complete 999th run » Betel chewers face health dangers » More gas needed for 24/7 power in Yangon » Power project 50pc complete » Tourism undampened by rain » Asians make up half of Myanmar arrivals » Yangon recreation centres attract more visitors » Supermarkets seek customers in Pyinmana » Enrolment in IT courses plummets » Monks learn computer skills » Wild birds: vector or victim of influenza? » Shrimp Association finally holds first annual meeting » MSA hosts biweekly talks » Retirees unprepared for future » Solar panel sales rise...BUSINESS: Eel prices increased to reach export targets » SKorean govt considers Myanmar for labour program » Myanmar invited to trade fair » Goldsmiths struggle to survive » Paddy dryer maker says go local » National logistics seminar planned for July .
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 25 - July 1, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 372)
      Date of publication: 01 July 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: For tiger crusader, Myanmar ‘too important to walk away from’ » A new regional dynamic takes shape » Final draft of tourism curriculum completed » Shwedagon Pagoda replicas proliferate overseas » Doctors tread fine line in drug company dealings » Jade sculpture not just for China anymore » Seminar on tourism’s real impact » Students win Turkey environmental prize » Myanma Insurance pays out flood compensation » Myanmar football chronicled » MMA extends malaria project by 11 townships » Student packs his pillow for Singapore » Chinese airline adds Yangon flights » South Korean tourist numbers back to normal » Scholarships offered » AIT considers opening Yangon campus » Students cheated by poor info » IT firm promises raft of services » Pyinmana hooked in to ADSL » Bodybuilders rule Quench contest » Nation’s best hailed in ceremony...BUSINESS: Govt extends tax stamp deadline » Commercial gas deposit found in M-9 block » Toothpaste market unaffected by bans on Chinese products » Brunei waives tax on Myanmar products » SKorea confident FTA will boost trade » Yangon property market strikes back » Realtors’ association nearing reality
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 18 - 24, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 371)
      Date of publication: 24 June 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Govt calls upon ILO to reassess resolutions on Myanmar » Balanced tourism main topic at Malaysia meeting » Teens on edge as they await exam results » Are the skills of our managers being wasted? They think so » University cuts social work program » Private farming gives jobs to agriculture grads » Doctorates appointed as school principals » Myanmar students awarded scholarships » Student posters commemorate Blood Donor Day » Shyness main obstacle to learning English » Air Mandalay expands Chiang Mai flights » CSR Awards calls for project submissions » Train service extended » Yangon traffic fines payable at bank » More free clinics due to open in coming weeks » Yangon hashers celebrate 1000th run, 27th anniversary and countless cups of beer » Singapore school to close » Stranded vessel finally going home » Political obstacles on the road to riches » Physiotherapists struggle for a place in the healthcare industry » More women now behind the wheel in Yangon » Postcards build bonds among regional students » Sule Pagoda to charge foreigners admission » Weekend getaways: around Bagan » Gamble pays off for online lottery dealer...BUSINESS: Govt confirms plan to sell gas to China » Local rice prices starting to slide » Supermarkets lie at centre of retail facelift » Poultry farmers learn to live with risk » MPE hosts record pearl sale » Bago resort tipped for ASEAN prize.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 11 - 17 , 2007 (Volume 19, No. 370)
      Date of publication: 17 June 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Last round for National Convention set to start on July 18 » Local doctor wins top WHO prize » Myanmar, China meet in show of mutual support » Japan provides grant for Shan State projects » Rice husks bring more power to Yangon area » Orphans getting adequate care: study » Asthma now common in Myanmar: Doctor » Eden Centre mulls workshop for disabled » Fertility centre to offer new treatment » At 87, local writer still going strong » Three-month fishing ban imposed by govt » US zoo breeds rare Myanmar turtle » Local environmentalist wins prize in Japan » Leaf deer at Kandawgyi » Medical experts warn of rising incidence of diseases in monsoon » Low airfares attract locals to Bangkok » Seminar aims to promote clean tourism industry » Health clinic infrastructure to be upgraded » Physically disabled fight social prejudice » Project collects irrigation information in Bago Division » Nakata thrills at Thuwunna...BUSINESS: No rest for MFF as exporters chase ambitious trade target » New consortium to shake up IT sector » Imported drug values rise as traders quote more accurate prices: assoc » Thailand to DNA test Myanmar logs » Demand for green tea overwhelms supply » Physic nuts to yield carbon credits? » Myanmar helps found ASEAN young entrepreneurs group » Assessment of key A3 gas field due in July » Architect finds freedom in work » Thailand plans Mae Sot metropolis
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 4 - 10, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 369)
      Date of publication: 10 June 2007
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Academy exposes students to ‘noble light’ of Buddhism » It’s official: 24-hour electricity by July » Govt readies itself for national census » ASEM ministers discuss Myanmar, global issues » Yangon gallery showcases art by local children » Monsoon season finally arrives in Yangon » UNODC proposes intelligence-sharing plan » Magazine awards creative writers » New bookstore aims to support literary community » Bagan artists use sand as their canvas » Recycling business sees high demand for resins » Myanmar library opens in Singapore » Bloggers plan book of online postings » K60 million paid to families of sailors » Foreign therapists train teachers of disabled » Youth raise funds for donation...BUSINESS: Govt dominates foreign trade as gas sales pump up exports » Govt willing to sell power to B’desh, says official » Cattle export zone planned for Myeik » Flower growers aim for international markets » Leaky homes: Bringing the outdoors in » Local high-end mobile market has new caller.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2007


    • "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2006

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 20 - 26, 2006 (Volume 18, No. 343)
      Date of publication: 26 November 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Forests rethink could earn nation $1b » Film shoots excite spectators, bore actors » Just cause to protect shrinking resource » After Gambari visit, some hope new start is underway » Local IT firm develops Myanmar-language SMS » Drivers ignore seatbelts at their peril, say experts » South Korea OKs direct flights to Yangon » MMU offers new courses » Qatar wants local workers » Heritage structure still serves railway system » Dr warns of bad beauty treatments » Industrial chemistry dept to mark 40th anniversary » Gamers keep violence virtual » National Day marked at school ceremony » Yangon-Twante cruise service launched » Trafficking meeting held in China » Myanmar sea turtles struggle against extinction » Private sector steps in to fill gaps in internet service » Myanmar internet use soars to 300,000 » Myanmar through to AFC U19 Champs » Shooter Maung Kyu confirms Asiad bid...BUSINESS: » Australian group enters oil and gas sector » Three-wheeler prepares to rev up local car market » Pun Hlaing hospital waits for profits » OPEC gives edible oil sector big loan boost » FPB profits rise as loans pay off » India wary of Myanmar pulse imports » Eight Myanmar companies bid for gold mine
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 13 - 19, 2006 (Volume 18, No. 342)
      Date of publication: 19 November 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UN envoy assesses key issues in Myanmar » Robe-weavers race to finish at Shwedagon » Chinese Buddhist organises K100m donation for monks » Journals lure readers with healthcare info » Illegal trade hit hard by crackdown, says govt » Health officials meet to boost fight against tuberculosis » Anti-porn software introduced » Tea-making competition to be held » Education promises hard for students to decipher » Laotian PM visits Myanmar » Hydropower projects expected to double electricity output in 2009 » Myanmar fitness fans flock to health clubs » Inya boat race draws young sailors » Publishers look to postal service to boost distribution » UNESCO listing would boost tourism: experts » Murder suspect caught with help from family » Surgeons’ conference draws more than 200 » Cervical cancer a growing risk in Myanmar » Volunteer dentists treat patients in Pakokku » Sugarcane farmers expect higher prices from government-run mills » Nail-biting finish for Myanmar archers...BUSINESS: FMI profits beat the business blues » Myanmar Economic Holdings buys out Berger paint factory » Calendar sales about to hit full swing » Govt hopes for IMF, ADB loans » IRD raises Yangon tax target to K300 billion » Pyinmana’s thriving rental market stuns locals » Market look
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 6 - 12, 2006 (Volume 18, No. 341)
      Date of publication: 12 November 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar looks to China for inves tment and political cooperation, says FM » Summit leaders reiterate plan for $3 trillion free trade zone » Yangon to get emergency hotline » Raging inferno guts popular BME II disco » Workshop highlights prevalence of violence against children » Labs to be upgraded » Bus service a boon to Pyinmana transportation » First private bus line in Yangon launched » Immunisation plan finalised » Government denies activist was tortured » Red Cross partners discuss plans » TV program seeks Myanmar idols » Young Yangonites frustrated with job search » Local job seekers say going to Malaysia worth the risk » Farmers exceed monsoon paddy plantation target » Rain damages Mandalay Palace Wall » Farm awards mark World Food Day » Maritime students enjoy more job opportunities » Hospital awarded Japanese grant » Taskforce to prevent child exploitation » Myanmar may soon be a cocoa exporter » Dr warns about obesity in Myanmar...BUSINESS: Privatisations offer risk and reward » Massive jade auction draws record numbers » Power plant to be ready in December » Sri Lankan trade links to be set up, says official » Electricity prices no worry when supplies are steady: businesses » Bamboo price bump » Thailand tops Myanmar FDI list » Myanmar traders report brisk sales at China-ASEAN Expo » Thurein Yeik Mon developer allows monthly payments
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 340)
      Date of publication: 05 November 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Chinese army chief visits Myanmar » China in spotlight as it hosts ASEAN summit » Nay Pyi Taw marks UN Day » Weaving, mischief celebrated during Tazaungdaing » Lost at sea: The true story of survival on a desert island » Air Bagan announces international flights » UN praises bird flu effort » Toothpaste guidelines established » Rubber harvesting system to increase local production » Horse riding contest to be held in Bagan » Buddhist canon inscriptions now on interactive DVD » Sri Lankan pilgrims tour local Buddhist sites » Malaysia attracts IT businesses » Traditional weddings victim of convenience » Kandawgyi Park to expand free music show program » In Myanmar, athletes keep the faith » Myanmar wushu team strikes gold...BUSINESS: Time to branch out from wood: govt » Private sector ups share to 90pc of GDP » Maungdaw export zone to be operated by fisheries group » Pearl group pushes for tax cut » SMEs key to growth, says Japanese expert » MGE expects $75m from gem auction » Miners say relaxed import rules will develop industry » Developers learn to cope with changing market » Economists hail hydropower plans
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 23 - 29, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 339)
      Date of publication: 29 October 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Floods cause havoc, but tourism to be unaffected » New hotels coming for high season » ASEAN applies for UN status as observer » Full of excitement, our kids embrace meditation as a life enhancer » China-ASEAN summit promotes bilateral ties » Contract farming to boost exports » Women cope better with stress than men: experts » Myanmar solo cyclist wants to ride across ASEAN nations » Domestic help – do you trust yours? » KOICA donates to ministry » Bird lovers meet to talk conservation » Astrologers plan to join fight against disease » Dolphins can draw tourists » Acupuncture still rare in Myanmar » Kandawgyi a blissful place for health » Worshippers warned to beware of thieves at pagodas » Myanmar selects women weightlifters » Myanmar track team not going to Doha...BUSINESS: Fish for export may be priced to dollar » Myanmar set for $7b trade year » Employers now responsible for paying expat staff's income tax » Govt opens onshore blocks to foreign oil companies » Banks told to focus on loans to traders » Govt to privatise Myanmar’s biggest gold mine for first time
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 16 - 22, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 338)
      Date of publication: 22 October 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: National Convention resumes with rebuke of UN Security Council » High hopes for new disease fund » Flooding ravages central Myanmar » Opium growth down 34pc » Thai FM pledges support » Sales of jade accessories increasing » Myanmar off money laundering black list » Faster passenger boat to ply Yangon and Laputta this year » Symposium explores nurses' role in disasters » Park wages war against plastic litter » UNFPA happy with health movie » Daewoo survey team saves local fishermen » Efficient police force essential, says PM » Funeral group remains independent » Star poet falls » Homes for the aged under strain from growing elderly population » Online job search sites aid overseas workers » Music studios encouraged to get licence » Centre for disabled orphans opened » Red Cross working to prevent disease » Japan provides $150,000 » Tour guides key to improving tourism » National Park to exhibit 500,000 flowering plants...BUSINESS: Gem traders form association » Cement prices set to soften » MOGE to raise oil production » Bangladesh to invest in new industrial zone: report » Myanmar economy to grow » Electricity supplies to last longer as late rains fuel power plants » Third of all trading licences not being used » Precast concrete gaining ground
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 9 - 15, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 337)
      Date of publication: 15 October 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Once an apex of royal culture, Mandalay experiences a rebirth » National Convention resumes tomorrow » Farmers wait for laws on fertiliser to be clarified » Special licences hoped to help rare dolphins » Pyin Oo Lwin goes online with info site » Fines for drivers with tinted windows » Now it’s called Parkroyal » Japanese visitors show passion for harp music » Symposium calls for chitin papers » Officials learn about diplomacy » Airport expansion to be complete in early '07 » Thai travel fair suffers slump » Rain likely to persist until end of December » Myanmar, East Timor establish relations » Korean Film Festival coming to Yangon in October » Scientists face tribulation in research trip » Zoo lion forges alliance with grey kitten » More women using surgery to ensure auspicious births » Landmark summit marks 15 years of ASEAN-China bonding » Meditation school to open London centre » Second futsal tourney draws over 200 teams » Sponsored team beaten to the punch... BUSINESS: Mango exports soft despite glut » Govt lifts ban on secondhand machinery imports after 18yrs » Face your fears and add value, MGE tells timid jade workers » Govt prepares to sell K2 billion of imports » Businesses urged to invest in ethanol crops » Export boom for Myanmar manpower » Myanmar to begin new round of gas sale talks: India source » Still room for startups at Hlaing Tharyar » Cheaper rentals most sought after: realtors » YCDC seeks tenders for City Golf Hotel » Market Look
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 2 - 8, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 336)
      Date of publication: 08 October 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Security Council action is ‘unjust’, says FM » Travellers overwhelmed on opening day » Gas pipeline repaired » Foundation to open cancer centre in Nay Pyi Taw » MOSA launches first journal aimed at sailors » Sidewalk laminating business struggles in high-tech world » Book fair marks festival » Red Cross trained on child protection » Lantern makers gear up for Thadingyut » Laptop culture slowly seeping into Myanmar » Vaccination campaign targets measles » Dockyard business in decline » Thanakha business proves a boon to central Myanmar » Singapore scholarships awarded » Riverside town comes to grips with changes » Three arrested in Thanlyin murder » Village loses joy as young leave for work » Saya Zawgyi’s hometown to mark his 100th birthday » Myanmar writers win IOC award » Minkovski renews U17 coach contract » FIFA to help female football in Myanmar » Myanmar women draw Australia... BUSINESS: Tasang power project draws nearer » Myanmar businesses unfazed by Thai strife » TV sales slump on low supply » Myanmar set for record trade surplus » Govt inspecting all containers » Myanmar to host Five Nations Trade Fair » An industrial zone ‘perfect from every angle’
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Sept 25 - Oct 1, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 335)
      Date of publication: 01 October 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar blasts UN Security Council vote » Conservationists feel bliss of volunteer work » After coup, Thai military vows to restore democracy in a year » Coup expected to have little impact on tourism » Myanma Airways goes international » Police bust traffickers » Seminar on copyright law » ASEAN to promote travel to Buddhist cultural sites » ADB offers HIV/AIDS grants » Sports medicine course boosts athletic standards » Travel expert tells guides to present culture with care » October start for pilgrimage tours » Orphan adoptions increase in Yangon » Dr warns of skin dangers » Clean schools healthier for children » High enrolment for Buddhist exam » Mandalay to host national art exhibit » VCD marks 50th anniversary of landmark motorcycle trip » Road to Olympics starts with India » Myanmar volleyball team proud to be U-20 » Rowing races to fill squad vacancies ... BUSINESS: MGE gears up for biggest jade sale yet » Local can factory would benefit all, say canned food producers » Govt seeks investors for brick factories in Nay Pyi Taw » Matpe prices soar as Indian crops ruined » Mingalardon counts on urban squeeze
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 18 - 24, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 334)
      Date of publication: 24 September 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thai army chief visits Nay Pyi Taw for drug trade talks » At 114 years of age, she still enjoys a cheroot » Airlines prepare to fly from new Bangkok airport » Leaders say Asia-Europe meetings give momentum to Asian integration » India, Myanmar discuss border security issues » MFF to issue fishery export certificates » YMBA library collects books » Medical team treats Mogok » Photo business suffering from lab and studio glut » Flood-resistant GM rice to be tested in Myanmar » Rangers risk life and limb to save mangroves » Agri journal wants fruit photographs » Yangon police awarded for anti-crime efforts » Writer charts path of Myanmar publishing » Nursing programs attracting more students » IWT a boon to Chindwin towns » Myanmar monasteries in US struggle for relevance » Movie Day coming soon » ADB calls for essays » Blood donating ceremonies save lives one unit at a time » Myanmar lashes out at AFC age testing...BUSINESS: China soaks up Myanmar watermelons » Govt issues deadline for unclaimed containers » Hutgyi power plant moves downstream to raise output » Share market slow to take off » Cooking oil prices slip down as new peanut harvests arrive » Thai port sees swift rise in regional trade » Realtors hail Nay Pyi Taw land plan » Low-cost housing, but returns to match
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 11 - 17, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 333)
      Date of publication: 17 September 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Centrepoint Towers to reshape Yangon » Historic win sparks hope for new era » Local astrologers pledge allegiance to Pluto » Surveys for new hydro plants now underway » BIMSTEC agrees on tourism promo plan » Engineers highlight earthquake dangers » Police fine for tinted windows » Cardiologists visit Yangon » Readers look to book fairs to find bargains » Project introduces libraries in a box » FAO funds bird flu control program » Government plans to launch SEC » Bus travel insurance » Myanmar temple provides a home away from home » U Tun Thura Thet: a Singapore success » U of Yangon smoke free » Visitors study local health programs » MMPO encourages subtitled movies » Red Cross produces three TV spots » Digs date Dagaung to Pyu period » Sayadaw to lead US retreat » Pilgrimage insurance hits Mandalay » Travel grants offered to agriculture scholars...BUSINESS: Assoc aiming for bigger slice of regional fruit and veggie market » Thailand recruits Myanmar workers » Improved electricity supplies saving businesses and households money » Architect scopes new horizons at home » Law proposes tax-free FDI » Myanmar joins ASEAN roadshow » Market reforms lead to Bayintnaung boom » Warehouse demand rises as electricity boosts production
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 4 - 10, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 332)
      Date of publication: 10 September 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Centrepoint Towers to reshape Yangon » Historic win sparks hope for new era » Local astrologers pledge allegiance to Pluto » Surveys for new hydro plants now underway » BIMSTEC agrees on tourism promo plan » Engineers highlight earthquake dangers » Police fine for tinted windows » Cardiologists visit Yangon » Readers look to book fairs to find bargains » Project introduces libraries in a box » FAO funds bird flu control program » Government plans to launch SEC » Bus travel insurance » Myanmar temple provides a home away from home » U Tun Thura Thet: a Singapore success » U of Yangon smoke free » Visitors study local health programs » MMPO encourages subtitled movies » Red Cross produces three TV spots » Digs date Dagaung to Pyu period » Sayadaw to lead US retreat » Pilgrimage insurance hits Mandalay » Travel grants offered to agriculture scholars...BUSINESS: Assoc aiming for bigger slice of regional fruit and veggie market » Thailand recruits Myanmar workers » Improved electricity supplies saving businesses and households money » Architect scopes new horizons at home » Law proposes tax-free FDI » Myanmar joins ASEAN roadshow » Market reforms lead to Bayintnaung boom » Warehouse demand rises as electricity boosts production
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Aug 28 - Sept 3, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 331)
      Date of publication: 03 September 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN will hasten integration to avoid losing its relevance » 135mm deluge brings flooding » Japan, Asia agree to study trade bloc » Tickets to BKK, take your pick from $80 to $250 » Asia fights resurgent malaria » Paper highlights 'palace of Myanmar literature' » Local software company develops national language computer fonts » MAJA hold speech contest » DKBA called on to focus on agriculture » Plans for Myanmar’s biggest dam project nearing completion » Bronze Age theory gets boost » ASEAN announce new media art competition » EWC offers fellowships » New orchid garden coming to Kandawgyi in 2007 » S’pore plaza offers comforts of home for Myanmar community » Students in Singapore face challenges » Experts warn of pesticide misuse dangers » India calls on Myanmar to reopen Stilwell Road » Bogyoke Market changes schedule » Polio campaign focuses on Pyin Oo Lwin area » Info-Tech to Nay Pyi Taw » GPS hope to produce healthy lifestyle VCD » School of Fine Arts teachers to show work » Lisu rock engravings photographed...BUSINESS: A call for help as SMEs outgrow law » Gem sellers warned not to fail at auctions » Dept bans inferior fish exports » Govt allots land for national investors in Nay Pyi Taw » IRD rejecting most firms’ figures » Flurry of new private bank branches » Daewoo seeks rights to deepwater block » Local traders not exploiting low tariffs » US signs ASEAN trade pact » Signs of good buying on Mindama Rd
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 21 - 27, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 330)
      Date of publication: 27 August 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: $436m in drugs torched in year’s fourth burning » Free trade closer after BIMSTEC meet » 424 July drug arrests » A novice, but our lady wins Asia rally » National Library sale elicits mixed reactions » Govt denies SSA rumour » GP records standardised » MSA provides prawn course » England aquarium breeds Myanmar’s smallest fish » Little chance of tsunami: survey » Japan gives $3m grant to Myanmar » Sidewalk shop sells old money that “tells history” » ASEAN six to end electronics tariffs » HIV patients face multiple challenges » Insurance for fishermen introduced » SEARCA holds photo contest » Illegal wild animal sales on the rise » In Yangon, unusual pets are all the rage » Police crack down on sex VCDs » UN: Breast milk saves babies » Physic nut goals expanded » GPs not following malaria procedures: survey...BUSINESS: Apartment prices soar in busy Hledan » Flooding in India drives up demand for beans and pulses » Company exports first rice-husk generators » Foundries flounder in race to secure costly raw materials » Contracts given for work at Myawaddy trade zone » Govt cancels companies’ registrations » ASEAN furniture makers wary of Chinese expansion » Miners call on govt to help embattled industry
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 14 - 20, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 329)
      Date of publication: 20 August 2006
      Description/subject: BUSINESS TOPICS: Philippines FM visits Myanmar » Thai Supreme Commander General visits Myanmar » Malaysia offers visa-on-arrival to Myanmar » Thailand closes in on Myanmar energy deals » Myanmar declares its firm opposition to nuclear weapons » ASEAN's 39th anniversary marked » Myanmar gets 500 wheelchairs » South Korean education centre opens » MMPE orders new equipment » MMPO to keep member records » Public helps solve crimes: police » MRC provides psychosocial support training » MCA holds cooking competition » Sermons of Guinness monk headed for MP3 » Chasing dreams: what role do parents play? » MWEA marks 11th anniversary » Reviews influence book choices, readers say » Myanmar hosts acid rain meeting » Stars volunteer time for school attendance video » Eclipse will bless Africa, astrologers say » Special Olympics go national...BUSINESS: Gem cutters between rock and a hard place » Thais aim to capture market share with Myawaddy zone » Rice traders accused of hoarding » Computer retailers hope for supplies this week » Myaung Dagar plots go on sale » ‘Stolen land’ slowing down construction » City’s arteries hold solid investments » Realtors take first step to forming official association
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 7 - 13, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 328)
      Date of publication: 13 August 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Are shiny new taxis sign of great things to come? » New low-cost airline targets Myanmar passengers » Tigers to reclaim jungle under WCS plan » National Convention '75pc complete' » The oversized wonders of Mingun » Women shoot for status in photography » Astrologer sees new beginning ‘after February’ » India abandons plans to build gas pipeline across Bangladesh » U of Yangon offers social work course » ASEAN academics discuss agriculture » Curry contest allays flu fear » KOICA finishes volunteer IT project » In Myanmar, mobile phones are status symbols » New arthropod discovered in Myanmar » Nay Pyi Taw dairy cow zone to be established » Posh shoppers demand posh produce » UMFCCI relocates » New Mandalay to Bagan river cruise to launch » Flood danger remains, but not on Ayeyarwady » Environmental groups agree on cooperation » All Myanmar to get ADSL in 2006: govt » Mobile internet service launched...BUSINESS: Discount rice shops cut price by third » Signs of oil and gas in deeper seas » Myanmar to discuss revival of Silk Route to Bangladesh » Used car sales up in July » Govt denies border trade suffering » Open up to foreigners, say realtors » Lifestyle rules in planned communities
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 31 - August 6, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 327)
      Date of publication: 06 August 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Architects apprehensive over building spree around Shwedagon Pagoda » ASEAN visa exemption one step closer after KL meeting » Industrial sector aims for 19pc share of GDP » Taxis with set fares hit Yangon » Major electric power project launched » Canada-bound ship with Myanmar crew flounders off Alaskan coast » Myanmar invited to attend ASEM meeting » Malaysian university expands to Myanmar » Local NGO to open healthcare centres » Trains: the coolest way to get to class » China trade team comes to Myanmar » Wire theives warned » EU funds disease fight » Monsoon soaks vendors » Musicians seek ways to outfox video pirates » Health training for govt factories » Yangon hospital to start offering eye operations » In new-wave barbershops, it’s no girls allowed » Slow sales for package tours to Taungpyone fest » Workshop seeks tsunami solutions » Nationwide oral health survey to be conducted...BUSINESS: Thailand joins A-1 gas bidding » Govt extends trade freedoms » Local tyres in short supply » Privatisations raise govt K15 billion » Banks claim a solid recovery » Foodstuffs Association established » High export demand for beans and pulses » Rubbing shoulders with the Man » Market look
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 24 -30, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 326)
      Date of publication: 30 July 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Drugs burned, weapons handed over in Shan State ceremony » ASEAN visas, global security on agenda at ministers’ meeting » Scriptures preserved on brass » Thai AirAsia to launch flights » Japan promotes Myanmar tourism » Green light for private pharmaceuticals? » Govt aims for 16m acres of paddy » Local musicians invited to China » MMPO wants short films » New seismic map planned » Company offers bartending courses » Study abroad ticket to good life for students » Local guide joins international association » World Buddhist Summit book published » Odd-looking critter returned to owner » Newborn care pilot program launched » Doctors perform plastic surgery » Deeper waters improve Bhamo trade » Govt works to establish laws regulating GMOs...BUSINESS: Bringing home the eel market » Importers get extra month to collect » Passing on delivery costs » Myaung Dagar ready for investors » Bangladesh border trade zone planned » Electricity supplies get boost from YESB plan » Businesses seek tax write-off » Choosing sides in Yankin pays off » Condo owners urged to unite
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 17 - 23, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 325)
      Date of publication: 23 July 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: US travel agents tour Myanmar » Nighttime carnage on the roads of Yangon » Report highlights benefits, challenges of ASEAN EC » Lent arrives » Heavy downpours drench Myanmar » WTO expert advises ministries on international trade » State bank expands services » New bus routes launched » Stars come out for celebrity photographer » Computer parts in short supply in Mandalay » Chaungtha offers low monsoon hotel rates » Taunggyi hosts potato workshop » Farmers get phones » Internet opens new frontiers for deaf students » Govt breeds endangered salamanders » Water project to be completed in 2007 » Anti-trafficking police units to be established » Business leaders to pay for new power stations » Razor wire sales spike in Yangon » Veterinarians warn pet owners of rabies threat » MP4 players echo MP3 sales boom...BUSINESS: Japan mulls shift to Myanmar labour » Jade sales climb on China ride » India pushing for more border trade » Uphill battle getting workers to send money home legally » Making physic nuts usable » Yuzana opens oil refinery » The Future of Yangon » In Mandalay, it’s all about who you know
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 10 - 16, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 324)
      Date of publication: 16 July 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: For Tokyo immigrants, a life in the shadows » For one elated girl Singapore scholarship a gift of a lifetime » Tourist sector hungry for regional ties » UNDP urges Asian nations to focus on agriculture » Gem auction sees record jade sales » Yangon power boost » Traders welcome cargo service but want more » ACMECS meeting » IT centre opens in Mandalay » Biweekly testing hits public schools » Girl from Nay Pyi Taw crowned Miss Mandalay » Govt promotes walking exercise » Publisher to launch online Buddhist library » India to invest $100m in new Sittwe port » NGOs call for sustainably managed tropical forests » Internet use up in Mandalay » Rural families seek a better life in Yangon » MMPO grants aid to students » NGO provides free tuition to students » Preschool enrolment up in Yangon » Parents make careful education choices » Traffic rules exhibition coming in November...BUSINESS: Govt goodbyes gas for hydropower » Timber loans resume after closure fears » Trade surplus with Japan grows » Rice husks: energy to burn? » Finding grace in rising Pyin Oo Lwin » Agents seek association to save reps
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 3 - 9, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 323)
      Date of publication: 09 July 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Government torches $150m of drugs » Sanctions impeding our develop-ment, says FM » Public urged to take drug threat seriously » UN calls for leadership in drug war » Myanmar energy project wins ASEAN award » Survey counts 58 Ayeyarwady dolphins » Seed law to be finalised soon » JICA to hold photo contest » Mobile phone application biz thrives near post office » Myanmar hosts Red Cross forum » Parents weigh benefits of overseas study » CNG plan saving fuel » Yangon River cruise launched » UN holds child rights training » Tour operators promote monsoon packages » Coastal villages to get disaster class » Singapore seeks tourism employees » Proud potters carry on family tradition » Friendship Program participants return » Mushrooms sprout in Myanmar » Medical equipment donated...BUSINESS: Asian Highway network gathers speed » China to help build Thanlwin station » Bamboo: a clean-air cash crop? » Teashops score with World Cup » Govt assures privitisation here to stay » OK factory gets K 100m » Patchy market bucks tradition of quiet Lent » Market look
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 19 - 25, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 321)
      Date of publication: 25 June 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Former rebels speak of peaceful lives » Beauty is only skin deep for locals going under the knife » ‘We do not pose a threat to any country’ » Air Bagan to launch regional service » Local children send paintings to Bulgaria » World Cup SMS » Bank provides cattle loans » Tea growing boosted in Chin State » Small travel agencies struggle to compete » Computer college opens in Hpa-an » Pipeline feasibility study completed » Govt announces reshuffle » Aluminium sheeting scores big among Mandalay developers » IWT launches new Delta service » Sittaung bridge set to open early next year » Myanmar aims to attract more Spanish tourists » $200 million soft loan from China » Ceramic society seeks to boost Twante pottery industry » Red Cross provides recruiter training » Enviros welcome China timber ban...BUSINESS: Busy buses push bike sales up » Cyclone spurs new natural disaster insurance policies » Border trade in kyats helps tax earnings » Rubber output raised » India drops tariff on pulses to cool prices » Producer sees the future in HD » Suburban appeal dwindles as buyers stoke city sales » Pawn shops say interest down » Market look
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 12 - 18, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 320)
      Date of publication: 18 June 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Law curbs smoking, but will it really clear the air? » Frank discussions needed about bird flu in Myanmar: ICRC » Local woman will compete in car rally » Marine science congress kicks off in Yangon » ASEAN not made to interfere: official » Myanmar to host acid deposition meeting » Medical experts say bird flu still poses danger to Myanmar » Tyres used for road construction » UN official recommends veterinary lab upgrades » New traffic education required for bus drivers » Beer, tea and pay TV » More traffic police near schools » Microsoft skills exams attracting more students » Traditional drama troupes fight to stay in public eye » Malaria training for general practitioners » Academics lauded for aiding development » Better children’s books needed » Drug treatment centre opens in Yangon » Wheelchairs given by can collectors...BUSINESS: Sales surge for electrical luxuries » Wood-based zone ‘ready this year’ » Exporters warn of closures if timber loans not resumed » Bean exports to rebound: traders » Central Bank moves HQ » Rice tech journal planned » Trishaws leave taxi profits in the dust » Corrugated iron sales hit bump » Broken promises leave condo owners fuming
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 5 - 11, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 319)
      Date of publication: 11 June 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: New air policy hits at Myanmar workers » In Asia billions to tune in » Old Bago still packs surprises » Magazine names first literary award winners » Edible oil project to start soon » Foreign trade at record levels » Public fishery companies formed » Work leave law amended » China acts on illegal timber imports from Myanmar » China agrees to boost drug war assistance to Myanmar » Japan exchange program » Rattan crafts stay true to tradition and heritage » Bhamo traders seek stable river port » Environmental awareness to be promoted in schools » Blood donors travel from Mon State to save lives » Applicants sought for agriculture scholarships » Conference on forestry research » Deer adapted to human presence...BUSINESS: Dubai develops taste for tamarinds » Govt sets sights on tax dodgers » Lost in cyberspace with a broken backbone » India proposes new border checkpoint » Cooking oil prices slide from high » Gasifier work heating up » Demanding innovation: the market challenge » Soap makers look for edge » Exporters urged to consider new items » Shwe Mya Yar homes go on sale » Market look
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 29 - June 4, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 318)
      Date of publication: 04 June 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Bangladesh, Myanmar talk about trade, border security » Clash of old and new reflected in women’s fashion » Nation loses internet access » Beach resorts on road to recovery from Cyclone Mala » Dial-up users to be charged in FEC » ASEANAPOL launched » Five years’ jail for monsoon road violations » Pilgrimage tours to India and Nepal more convenient » Myanmar fishers urged to attend China trade fair » Korean airline starts flights to Myanmar » Fish catch up since cyclone » Distressed seek comfort from astrologers » New mobile phone service to provide internet info » Playing to win » Penalties added to traffic rules survey » Dolphins sold for meat, survey finds » Cardiologist promotes hypertension awareness » TV inspires language lessons...BUSINESS: Inspectors place hopes on exports » Import, export licensing moving to Naypyidaw » Muse trade tax system changed » Monsoon sees truck sales pick up early as prices creep upward » Uniforms lean to ready-made trend » Rain brings flood of demand for footwear » UMFCCI makes early move to delayed building » Myanmar on laughing gas as buyers line up
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 27 - April 2, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 310)
      Date of publication: 02 April 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Lake threatened by environmental dangers » Bird flu outbreak is under control, say FAO officials » No drop in tourism after bird flu scare » ASEAN free trade assessed » Gold cache found in Myaungmya » Mogok fights to save its water » India pipeline under discussion » Cinemas struggle to compete with pirated Indian films » Egypt, Myanmar strengthen ties » Public transport operators ask for more bus imports » Myanmar calls for UN trafficking org » Creative women breathe life into art world » Experts urge community care for mental illness » Computer ICT exam launched by MCC » YIEC touts accredited status » Heavy rainfall, cool temps predicted for Myanmar » Tremors no cause for concern...BUSINESS: Farming trends grow machinery sales » India has the right pill for Myanmar » IWT expands Mon State ferry service » Decoding the business evolution » Jade industry offered help to upgrade » Govt cracks down on illegal onion exports » Call to raise quality as new factories open » Gati predicts busy second year here » Yangon agents holding tight » Revamped Gamone Pwint opens to public
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 20 - 26, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 309)
      Date of publication: 26 March 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nationwide bird flu alert as first poultry deaths reported near Mandalay » India, Myanmar aim for $2b trade » Wait and see for Yangon business » Myanmar and India move closer to gas pipeline accord » IWT official calls for better service » Myanmar starts turtle conservation campaign » E-book company expands website » Private centre helps disabled children » Magazine fiction award launched » Railway link to Dagon University opens » MRTV-4 to introduce easier-to-use receiver » Wild croc nabbed in Yangon River » Workshop focuses on childhood development » Helping addicts quit drugs » Obesity becomes bigger problem in Myanmar » Locals cooperate in Natmataung conservation » A perfect day at Myeik’s first island resort » Internet providers urged to obey law » Seminars to strengthen IT industry...BUSINESS: Bangladesh firms move on Myanmar medicine market » Industrial zone plots go on sale » We have enough gas to last us 30 years: MOGE » Furniture in rattan sales revival » Copyright is not right to copy » Workshop first step to regional architect licence » Project targets middle-income buyers » Sand suppliers see shifting landscape » Are you an EQ boss?
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 13 - 19, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 308)
      Date of publication: 19 March 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Myanmar welcomes first-ever visit by an Indian president » International Women’s Day marked by Yangon ceremonies » New lions, rhinos arrive in Yangon » Rabies issue tackled » For controversial expat, a ‘new chapter’ in life » Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery draws visitors to Mon State » Shoppers say bad customer service is bad for business » Orchids bloom in city of flowers » Seminar discusses human trafficking » New herbicides weed out unwanted plants » Sunflower harvest tops expectations » World’s biggest reclining Buddha nearing completion » One school’s formula for successful testing » MCIA launches new ICT programs » Ministry introduces new system for supplementary university exams » Few ripples as iPods land in Yangon shops » Cyber cafe deals net customers » Japanese film fest a big hit in Yangon » Opening their eyes to a world outside school...BUSINESS: Experts: $5b export target within reach » Petronas to further gas exploration » Thanakha creams spreading abroad » Men help boost high-brand cosmetic sales » Car traders chill out as sales cool » Pick-up sales give some relief » More CNG stations planned to meet growing demand » Always a place for swings and gates
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 6-12, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 307)
      Date of publication: 12 March 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Bilateral ties strengthened after Indonesian visit » Hectic Yangon seeks mass transit solutions » Making Myanmar Asia’s top elephant habitat » Diplomats receive skills training » Film screened for underprivileged audience » UNFPA drafts Myanmar plan for 2007-2010 » In the capital, teashops make way for beer bars » Dawbon schools benefit from German aid » Gold leaf: A lucrative art » Red Cross TB program covers more ground » Blood donor screening improved » NC disease danger expected to rise » Behaviour change key to stopping AIDS » Area malaria ranking system to be updated » Earthquake map published » Net to cover all Myanmar » One-stop IT shop opens in Pyinmana...BUSINESS: Sunny days heat up umbrella sales » Ship jumpers leaving seamen out to dry » Japan group encourages Myanmar trainees » German group eyes investment » Government fish shops open in Pyinmana » Market hungry for local cars » Tax by yuan at Muse yet to impact: traders » State banks staying put » Industrial zones getting wired for market edge » Yangon constructions on firm ground –developer
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Feb. 27 - March 5, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 306)
      Date of publication: 05 March 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Terror bombings breakthrough » Changing fortunes in the new capital » FAO library attracts wide array of students » Myanmar to attend ITB exhibition » Seeing Myanmar at 30km an hour » New nonfiction writing awards launched » Chinese tourism: A sleeping giant on the verge of waking » Writing workshop » New sports library » $110,000 from German NGO » Bangladesh medical show » Animal drug smuggling warning » Introduction of internet based TOEFL delayed » New bird species recorded » Training those in need » Online travel map » Does the dugong live here? » Bond of man central to dolphin survival » Coffee prices hit new high » Mandalay exhibit raises money for aging artists » Silver swan takes flight » Ma Khin Khin Swe: A pioneer in tourism and bastion of tradition » Laces look good despite tough market » Myanmar golfer K3 million the richer...BUSINESS: Sewing up the competition » Malaysian giant to build industrial zone » Promotions pushed to fight piracy » Jojoba will lubricate economy, says official » Pearls snapped up for $2 million » MRTV viewers liking what they see » Investors keen to enter tight hotel market » Boom times for real estate in Pyinmana » Hotels in a hurry to handle visitors
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 20 - 26, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 305)
      Date of publication: 26 February 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » We’re here to help, not interfere, China reassures PM » UN seeks government under - standing » Indonesian president to visit Myanmar » Conference focuses on UN development goals » IWT to run special ferry service to pagoda festival » Bird flu response demonstrated » Bridge opens in Rakhine State » Indian president plans visit » First CD-ROM Myanmar language course released » Increase in summer paddy production expected this year » Analysts: Pyinmana move won’t stop Yangon growth » J curcus: Behind the seeds » Milk producers urged to test purity » New mobile phone services launched » ATF 2006 boosts profile of tourism in Myanmar » Schools promote gymnastics as an activity for child development » UN provides HIV/AIDS education to its employees » Working to sustain the elimination of leprosy...BUSINESS: Export ambitions bring factory south » Trade surplus climbs to US$1.1 billion » Soaring temperatures hoped to heat up sales of sunglasses » Pearl earnings announced » Passion for work recognised » Local cosmetic maker eyes new markets after big year » Investors rush to restaurants » Business trainers hope courses will fill country's management blanks » EISC resumes import, export licensing duties » Preserving Yangon’s crumbling heritage: Is it really worth it?
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 13 - 19, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 304)
      Date of publication: 19 February 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Russian-Myanmar relations grow stronger » Earthquake frequency rockets 1500pc in past two years » Unknown actors get their chance » Ministries begin functioning in Pyinmana » Myanmar observes its first World Cancer Day » India to study alternate gas pipeline route » Mangrove reforestation project launched » Thai education exhibit highlights growth in foreign student numbers » Trafficking and HIV education program targets bus terminals » Call for energy cooperation » Myanmar women face the aftermath of hysterectomy » FAO seeks funds to expand projects » Singapore eye doctors visit Yangon » Australian Embassy gives bikes to UNFPA » Teachers asked to raise ethics » FIS opens ASEAN office in Yangon...BUSINESS: Florists are just loving the season » Tumbling tin prices trouble Myanmar miners » Appliance shoppers develop taste for Italian » Myawaddy trade zone up next » Foodstuffs group to consolidate industry » Computer courses forced to cope in competitive market » Ministry goes online to keep contact with traders » High-quality pearls head to auction
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 6 - 12, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 303)
      Date of publication: 12 February 2006
      Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Government adjourns National Convention until later this year » ‘The tigers will come back if we protect them’ » Norway aids fight against trafficking » Myanmar archers set sights on gold » Traders urged to use euro for transactions » Progress expected on India-Myanmar pipeline » Welfare group visits patients » Zoo festival brings record high crowds » Doctors perform plastic surgery » Chinese volunteers come to Myanmar » New bridge to connect Mandalay and Sagaing » Yangon winter temps in flux » Penalties for hit and run drivers increase » Medical Association holds annual meeting » Identities in turmoil: Myanmar women facing the aftermath of hysterectomy » Tennis transfer helps Yangon to top...BUSINESS: Cities tipped for face lift » Myanmar mulls massive telecom proposal for 6000 call shops » Director steers towards industry’s top honour » Malaysia requires migrant workers to sit induction course for entry visa » X-rays to see safer trading » China gains edge in battle for Myanmar steel market » Ferries provide access to Yangon jobs » Simplicity the key in latest house fashions » Architects forced to learn the art of compromise
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 30 - February 5 (Volume 16, No. 302)
      Date of publication: 05 February 2006
      Description/subject: Yangon Zoological Gardens celebrates 100th anniversary: THOUSANDS of visitors joined a five-day celebration marking the 100th anniversary of Yangon Zoological Gardens last week... UNICEF sets ambitious five-year program: THE United Nations Children’s Fund in Myanmar said it needed more than US$100 million to implement activities identified under its 2006-2010 country program to promote health, education and general well-being among children, said an official from the agency... Agreement will provide jobs for 30,000 Myanmar seamen: A COLLECTIVE agreement between the Myanmar Overseas Seafarers’ Association (MOSA) and National Chinese Seamen’s Union (NCSU) that is expected to be finalised in February will result in employment opportunities for more than 30,000 Myanmar seamen, the president of MOSA, Captain Min Sein, said... New bridge strengthens Myanmar-Thai relations: THE opening of a second bridge last week linking Tachilek in Shan State with Mae Sai in Thailand will help promote bilateral relations, officials from the two countries said... Pakokku Awards presented: VETERAN writer Daw Thein Saing, aged 92, took home the lifelong achievement prize earlier this month at the annual Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Awards, named after and funded by one of Myanmar’s most well- known authors... Myanmar signs ASEAN anti-crime agreement: MYANMAR signed an Association of Southeast Asian Nations treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters on January 17 in Kuala Lumpur, said a senior official with the Ministry of Home Affairs... FAO provides US$203,000 in assistance to Forest Department: THE United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation provided US$203,000 to the Ministry of Forestry last week as part of a regional technical cooperation project... No opium production in Wa region: survey: A JOINT survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the government’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control has shown that opium poppy cultivation has ended in Wa Special Region-2 in Shan State... Turn towards straight hair puts dent in trendy pockets: AS fashions turn from perms and wavy hair to the straight locks donned by Asia’s celebrities, Yangon hairdressers are finding an increasing share of their business in offering hair straightening services... Thai-Myanmar industrial zones edge nearer as study completed: THE Myawaddy Industrial Zone came one step closer to reality: on January 20 when the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) presented the Myanmar Ministry of Industry (1) with its finalised feasibility study on developing economic and industrial zones along the Myanmar-Thai border... Developers build high-rises out of market reach: U MIN Sein isn’t happy. He has been involved in Myanmar’s construction industry for 10 years and has a reputable list of downtown projects behind his name. But low demand in the market is forcing developers to offer discounts and cash-back offers to entice hesitant buyers, he says... Photos retrace Buddha’s steps: The 189 photos, captured by amateur photographer U Than Zaw in India and Nepal, mostly document Buddhagaya, places considered holy because Buddha is believed to have stayed there... Stars remember the less fortunate: “Our musicians would like to give them the care and love that they having been missing since they were very young. That is why we had the charity bazaar at the Myanmar Convention Center"... Barbecue buffet nights delight at Manis: BARBECUE buffets are becoming increasingly popular among Yangon’s fine dining establishments during the dry months and the challenge is on for each restaurant to distinguish itself from the others... No culture clash as hip-hop hits Yangon: EIGHT-year-old Nyan Phyo, dressed in a baggy t-shirt and drooping pants, is watching a video CD of hip-hop album Bo Lu Pwe — the final competition and imitating the performance on screen with gusto...Thinking Aloud talks to Ms Joanna Hayter, the country representative of the Burnet Institute in Myanmar... Ayeyarwaddy transport sector flooded with passengers and cargo: THE demand for government transportation along the Ayeyarwaddy River has grown in the past five years, with passenger numbers up slightly but tonnage of goods increasing by more than 100 per cent during that period.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 15, No. 300, January 16 -22, 2006 (Volume 15, No. 300)
      Date of publication: 22 January 2006
      Description/subject: Whale skeleton to go on display: THE complete skeleton of a fin whale will be put on permanent display at Kandawgyi Park’s Freshwater Fish Garden, which will raise awareness of these big mammals and contribute to their conservation, an official from the Department of Fisheries said last week... PetroChina seeks Myanmar gas deal: A CHINESE oil company, PetroChina, signed a memorandum of understanding with the government’s Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise last month that could pave the way for the Beijing-based company to buy natural gas from the A1 block off the coast of Rakhine State, a Yangon-based energy expert told Myanmar Times last week... Bid to end illegal timber trade: THE Myanmar government is currently under negotiations with China to find ways to end the illegal extraction and trade of timber along the border between the two countries, the Minister of Forestry, Brigadier-General Thein Aung, said on January 5... Chindwin River lifeblood of upper Sagaing: WATER transportation on the Chindwin River, the second busiest inland waterway in Myanmar after the Ayeyar-waddy River, remains a vital means for people in the region to travel and transport goods... Myanmar Language Commission wins government honours: THE government conferred honours on members of the Myanmar Language Commission on Independence Day for outstanding contributions to the development of the Myanmar language... Ministry warns against abuse of drug import rules: THE Ministry of Commerce has warned pharmaceutical importers against selling drugs that are imported under the government’s free of charge (FOC) rules... MWJ A ssociation names winners of literary award: DAW Kyi Kyi Hla has been named the winner of the Dr Tin Shwe Literary Award for an English-language publication for her book A Myanmar Tapestry, which was published in 2004... Govt official encourages grassroots health research: THE Minister of Health, Dr Kyaw Myint, last week encouraged government health professionals to focus on community-based and clinical research projects, saying they can make an important contribution to achieving national development goals... Research on ancient cities to be presented: THOSE who are interested in history will have an opportunity to hear about research on ancient Myanmar cities like Dagaung, Hanlin, Vesali and Mrauk-Oo at a paper reading session to be held at the Yangon University Diamond Jubilee Hall on January 19 and 20... CNG conversions catching on: SEVENTY-TWO year-old bus operator U Tin Thein has more than half a century experience behind the wheel of Yangon buses and, after weighing up the options, has some straightforward advice for those new to the business: “You should start with a bus that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).”... Used cars drop off shopping list: THE used-car market was slow and prices remained largely unchanged last week from mid-December, market sources at Hanthawaddy, the biggest car-trading zone in Yangon, said... Economy tipped for brighter year ahead: With the tough times of 2003 having had a lasting impact on many business sectors, sources from a range of industries say they expect 2006 to be the last year of a tiresome transitional journey towards a rosier economic picture... Shayi, sleekly blends old and new: STANDING inside her shop on Nawady Street, draped in a traditional Myanmar cotton dress over blue jeans, Ma Sann Bawk Rar epitomises the kind of style she has come to be known for as a designer... Celebrities hold fair to raise funds for orphaned girls: MYANMAR celebrities from the film and music industries will hold a fair at the Myanmar Convention Centre on January 22 to raise money for the needy. Strand's new executive chef elbows in on male territory: SOME may think that a woman chef, especially a highly skilled one, may find it hard to work in the very male dominated kitchen of one of Yangon’s most prestigious hotels, but so far Renee Mundheuk has fit in seamlessly.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 9 - 15, 2006 (Volume 15, No.299)
      Date of publication: 15 January 2006
      Description/subject: As the stars glitter, Mystery of Snow scoops Academy Awards: THE Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards Ceremony rarely passes by without the occurrence of at least one significant event or the setting of a new milestone that sets it apart from other years, and the 52nd annual ceremony, held on December 30, was no exception... Military engineers urged to maintain adaptability: THE Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Than Shwe, last month urged junior military engineers who were about to be commissioned to... WFP Myanmar highlights successes: THE head of the United Nations World Food Program in Myanmar, Mr Bhim Udas, has hailed governmental support that has enabled its staff to travel freely to the project areas to... BIMSTEC project promotes renewable energy for schools: The Minister of Energy, Brigadier-General Lun Thi, said in his opening address at the meeting that the project would promote sustainable energy use and would increase access to ... Protection zone for our dolphins: THE Department of Fisheries last month announced the establishment of a protected area for the rare Ayeyarwaddy dolphin in the upper reaches of the Ayeyarwaddy River... Women guides face extra challenges: “As a woman tour guide, I have faced a number of challenges, from people misunderstanding my job to my parents being worried because in the past being a tour guide was considered inappropriate for women... Senior General calls on youths to protect national independence: THE Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, warned against outside interference in the domestic affairs of Myanmar in a message to the nation on January 4, to mark the 58th anniversary of Independence Day... Synchronized swimming exhibited: THOSE who attended the gala celebration of the 102nd anniversary of the Kokkine Swimming Club on January 3 were also treated to an exhibition of synchronized swimming, a sport that is unfamiliar to most people in Myanmar... New Malaysian ambassador approved by government: The 52-year-old career diplomat is replacing Mr Cheah Sam Kip, who left Myanmar in September after completing a three-year posting, said a notice released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 28... Animal quarantine labs to be built near China border: THE Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department is planning to build two animal quarantine laboratories to help control transboundary animal diseases, an official from the department said last week... Sculpture sales slide as overseas orders drop: HANDICRAFT sculptors in Yangon said in December that sales have declined significantly during the past year, largely due to decreased demand from overseas buyers... Industrial sector urged to expand to boost economy: THE industrial sector has been urged by the Government to advance its position alongside other economic sectors, such as the agricultural and service sector, and play a more dominant role in Myanmar’s economic growth... Hundreds expected at gem and jade sale: MYANMAR’S largest gem and jade trading consortium, the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL), will hold its 20th biannual sale at the Myanma Gem Enterprise headquarters on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road from January 16 to 19... Stars glitter at Academy Awards: JUST like at its Hollywood equivalent, fashion only just barely misses out on taking centre stage at the Myanmar film industry’s night of nights, the Academy Awards... City FM names the most popular musicians of 2005: HEARTTHROB singer R Zarni took out the award for the best selling modern music album of 2005, at the City FM music awards on January 1. R Zarni was also awarded most popular male singer at the ceremony held at the Myanmar Convention Centre... J's opens house for famed writer: J’S IRRAWADDY Dream and Bistro will hold an open house on Friday, January 13, in its newly refurbished garden setting to introduce writer Dr Donald Stadtner... She plays ball with the boys and beats them every time: THE little cane-ball bounces up and down for several minutes on the instep of a beautifully elongated right foot. It is then switched to the left foot, before being thrown up high in the air and rebounded off the head.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Dec 26 - January 1, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 298,)
      Date of publication: 01 January 2006
      Description/subject: 37 million year old fossil find: A TEAM of Myanmar and French paleontologists has discovered fossilised primate bones and teeth in the Pondaung region of Magwe Division which are more than 37 million years old... Tsunami, National Convention among highlights of 2005: THE government and relief agencies confirmed early in the month that the tsunami which devastated coastal areas of countries around the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 had only a minimal impact on Myanmar... European Commission to maintain aid levels: THE European Commission will maintain its level of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar next year, said the head of its newly-opened office in Yangon, Mr Bernard Delpuech. Police welcome public support for Crime Free Week campaign The Crime Free Week campaign, which includes tougher prevention and security measures, as well as educational programs... BIMSTEC on track for FTA deal: MYANMAR and its BIMSTEC partners agreed to sign a free trade area agreement by the middle of 2006 at a meeting of the regional grouping’s foreign ministers in Dhaka on December 19... Myanmar to sign ASEAN legal agreement: MYANMAR and Thailand plan to sign an Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters next month, a senior official with the Ministry of Home Affairs said last week... Printing industry must confront challenges from IT, says minister: THE printing and publishing industry should prepare for challenges resulting from the development of the nation’s information technology sector, the Information Minister, Brigadier-General Kyaw Hsan... Factory owners to be trained in workplace safety: SENIOR staff at factories in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone will undergo training this week as part of an accident-free workplace campaign... Campaign for safe roads: THE Yangon Division Wireless and Traffic Police Force plans to launch an accident prevention campaign on January 1, said an official from the force... On level ground: Real estate market review 2005: THE property market in Myanmar remained steady in 2005, with none of the radical up and down changes that characterised 2004, said developers in Yangon... Local film industry feels the squeeze: “The situation has made producers cautious about launching new productions,” said U Su Wan, vice president of the Myanma Motion Picture Organisation... Trade officials urge pulses exporters to expand markets: BEANS and pulses exporters in Myanmar need to focus on expanding into lucrative new markets, such as those of Japan, Europe and the Middle East, trade officials said this month... Wrapping up Myanmar’s film industry for 2005: THE past year has been a mixed bag for the Myanmar film industry. Despite having several international success stories with films such as Chit chin Nge Pyaing (True Love), Mystery of Snow and Kyan Sit Min (King Kyan Sit), the number of films produced actually dropped as did the number of movie goers... Nandawun, a real haven for bookworms and culture lovers: NANDAWUN bookstore is not your typical bookshop. Over 1000 books displayed at the store are labeled strictly “not-for-sale”. That is because some of them date back to the 1800s... Hip hop artists belt it out at Alliance Française: MYANMAR’S up-and-coming hip-hoppers took to the stage at Alliance Française at a concert on December 16. Although the event was advertised as a ‘hip-hop concert’, some singers actually performed pop and rock tunes instead... A merry saXmas in Myanmar: GERMAN saxophonist Rudiger Klink first came to Myanmar four years ago. What was supposed to be a one-off stint turned into long-term love affair with the country and he has been coming back ever since.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


    • "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2005

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 14 , No. 270, 13-19 June 2005
      Date of publication: 19 June 2005
      Description/subject: Buddha images found at Pyu site: THE discovery of small gold and silver Buddha images and other artifacts in central Myanmar late last month was proof that Buddhism was firmly established in the country before the Christian era, the Ministry of Culture said in a news release on May 28. It said the 26 artifacts, including 11 gold Buddha images and two silver images, were found the previous day at Mai Maw, the site of an ancient Pyu city about 50 miles south of Mandalay... Monastery to be opened in France: THE first Myanmar monastery in France will open near Paris by the end of the year thanks to the determined efforts of a monk and the generous support of donors... Hotels praise response to security measures: YANGON hotels have praised the cooperation of guests and visitors to tightened security measures introduced since the May 7 terrorist bombings.The general manager of the Dusit Inya Lake hotel, Mr Eduard Hoogeweegen, said guests and visitors there appreciated the extra security precautions... Knowledge the key to fighting AIDS, says UNICEF official: KNOWLEDGE is the key to protecting young people in Myanmar against HIV-AIDS, the UNICEF regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, Ms Anupama Rao Singh, said in Yangon late last month.“One of the most important things parents, teachers and leaders can do is to speak honestly and directly with young people about... Myanmar, China pledge to strengthen cooperation: THE leaders of Myanmar and China marked the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on June 8 with pledges to strengthen bilateral cooperation... Agreement drafted on border highway: MYANMAR and Bangladesh are preparing to sign an agreement for a proposed cross-border highway, a Dhaka newspaper reported earlier this month... Government urges public to spurn rumours: THE government has urged the public to ignore rumours after worried parents converged on schools in Yangon last week following false reports of bomb attacks... Exercise book sales up as schools open: SALES of school exercise books and stationery have increased during the lead-up to the start of the new school year, said market sources in Yangon... VCD rental businesses hit slowdown: VIDEO rental shops in Yangon have experienced a slowdown in business in the past few months, industry sources told Myanmar Times last week... Select your material, decide what you want and the tailor will create it for you: ONE-stop tailoring shops are springing up all over Yangon as they become more and more popular. This kind of shop offers domestic and imported fabrics as well as fitting and tailoring, all in the same place... True love comes to Myanmar: FRESH from its success at the Bangkok International Film Festival and the first Myanmar Film Festival in Singapore, True Love will premiere in Yangon and Mandalay on June 17... Ginki Kids reopens in stylish new building: KURT Cobain is back where he belongs in Golden Valley, Yangon – on the wall of the newly rebuilt Ginki Kids bar and restaurant on Kanbawza, a spot he has occupied since the first Ginki Kids opened up there in 1998... Myanmar hopes to compete in 30 SEA Games sports: MYANMAR is likely to participate in 26 of the 41 sports to be contested during the 23rd Southeast Asian Games in Manila from November 27 to December 5, said an official of the Myanmar National Olympic Committee.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/myanmartimes/no270/MyanmarTimes14-270/index.htm
      Date of entry/update: 16 June 2005


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 14 , No. 264, May 2 - 8, 2005
      Date of publication: 08 May 2005
      Description/subject: ‘We’re like brothers, sisters’, says Hu: THE Chinese President, Mr Hu Jintao, expressed satisfaction with the growth of bilateral relations with Myanmar during a meeting with the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, in Jakarta last month... ‘We must uphold Bandung ideals’: THE challenges faced by Asian and African countries were complex and could only be overcome with vision and fortitude, the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, told the summit of the nations from the two continents in Jakarta on April 22... Foreign Minister on visit to China: THE Foreign Minister, U Nyan Win, left for a four-day visit to China on April 27 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Mr Li Zhaoxing.It is U Nyan Win’s first visit to China since he was appointed Foreign Minister last September, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency on April 27... Official attends meeting on tsunami warning system: A SENIOR Myanmar official has attended a three-day meeting in Mauritius to draft plans for establishing a tsunami warning and mitigation system for the Indian Ocean... Government denounces declaration by Shan exiles: THE government would not tolerate any activities that would lead to the disintegration of the Union of Myanmar, the Minister for Information, Brigadier-General Kyaw Hsan, told a news conference in Yangon on April 22... Veteran cyclist on 500-mile trip: U Myo Myint, who lives at Tachilek in Shan State, set out from the National Indoor Stadium (1) in Thingangyun township, Yangon, on March 16 on a journey that included the towns of Thanlyin, Kyauktan, Thongwa and Kayan... Bomb at Mandalay market leaves two dead: A medical officer at Mandalay General Hospital told Myanmar Times that a 45 year-old-woman from Wetlet in Sagaing Division was killed instantly and a 23-year-old woman from Yamethin in Mandalay Division died later in the hospital... Mini-studio productions to raise disaster awareness: “We will produce documentaries about the department, climate change and natural disasters that will boost the public’s knowledge which in turn will facilitate the government’s efforts on disaster management,” the department’s deputy director general U Tun Lwin said... Agricultural institutions fill vital role, says official: THE seven state agricultural institutions throughout the country have been praised by a government official for their significant contribution to the intermediate level of agricultural education... Private sector allowed to send workers to Qatar for first time: PRIVATE overseas employment agencies in Myanmar have for the first time been granted permission to send labourers to the country of Qatar in the Middle East, and more than 500 Myanmar workers are expected to go there within a year, said a representative of a Yangon-based job agency... Use of stainless steel up in Yangon: “In the past two years it has become very trendy to use stainless steel in Yangon, mainly because it does not rust and because there are no additional costs for painting, polishing or coating it,” said U Win, the managing director of Uni-Win Stainless Steel World... Profound movie which tells real story of history: Love is the favourite theme of most Myanmar movies but many movie-goers are looking for more substance than romance. And here, at last, is something completely different for those who are tired of trivial movies... Remixed album will blow you away: The songs are the well-known hits of rapper Myo Kyawt Myaing, punk singer Myo Myo, Sithu Lwin, alternative singer Alex and R Zarni and female singers such as Mee Mee Khae, Sone Thin Par, Shin Phone and Kyoe Gyar... Nationwide survey to help reduce maternal mortality: Dr San Shway Wynn, the director at the Public Health Division of the Department of Health, told Myanmar Times on April 25 that the survey aims to identify the specific causes of deaths and where they are most prevalent.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 14 , No. 263, April 25 - May 1, 2005
      Date of publication: 01 May 2005
      Description/subject: SPDC Chairman visits Jakarta; THE Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior-General Than Shwe, joined heads of state from more than 50 Asian and African countries in Indonesia last week for events marking the 50th anniversary of the Asian-African conference... Bengal tiger cubs thrive under zoo care: TWO Bengal tiger cubs born at Yangon Zoological Gardens on March 17 are in good health and are becoming more active, said a zoo official last week. Dr Khin Maung Win, the chief veterinarian at the zoo, said the cubs have gained weight and are in good condition... Locals flock to Yangon hotels: INTERNATIONAL hotels in Yangon enjoyed sharply higher occupancy rates during the Thingyan traditional new year festival thanks to special promotional packages and an increase in bookings from residents of the capital... Human resources get priority to help develop SMI sector: HUMAN resources development would be targeted as a foundation for developing small and medium scale industries in Myanmar, said an official from the Ministry of Science and Technology... Mandalay greets new year with fireworks display: TO the delight of a massive crowd, Mandalay celebrated the arrival of the traditional new year with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight of April 16, the last day of the four-day water throwing festival... Ministry project to create nation’s first centre for disabled students: The two-storey building, in the compound of the No. 3 Basic Education High School on Thantaman Street in Dagon township, is due to open in June for the 2005-2006 academic year, said the director general of the Department of Basic Education No. 1 (Lower Myanmar), U Tin Nyo... Movie industry group seeking foreign movies to stock library: “Our members must learn international film standards from overseas movies because we have no film schools or proper training here, so we need to buy copies,” said the association’s deputy chairman U Soe Moe... Reforestation program sets 85,000 acre target this year: More than 50 per cent of the plantations would be devoted to economic varieties, especially teak, said U Thein Myint, an assistant director of the department’s Natural Forest and Plantation Division... Traffic accidents down during Thingyan revels: THE number of traffic accidents in Yangon during the Thingyan traditional new year water festival was down sharply this year, said Daw Ohn Kyi, Traffic Police Inspector from Yangon Division Wireless and Traffic Police Force... South Korea, Myanmar explore ways to boost bilateral trade: BUSINESS representatives from Myanmar and South Korea met in Yangon early this month to discuss ways to promote commerce and investment between the two countries in response to a decrease in bilateral trade... Myanmar must develop SMEs: Expert: MYANMAR must develop its small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in order to become competitive with neighbouring countries, said a Japanese consultant in Yangon late last month... Win fame and riches if you can sing: Entrants can show their talents by singing their favourite songs whether they are in English or Myanmar. The judging committee will focus on the singers’ stage presentation, voice quality, coordination with the music, how their clothes suit the music they’ve chosen and their overall performance – each of these is worth 20 points... Myanmar’s latest fashion trend: Domestically made clothing: “The number of customers who wear locally made cotton clothes has increased recently,” she said.Ko Tun Tun Zaw, a designer at the Tatee Design School who also sells clothing of his own design, said the sales of domestically made cotton clothes have doubled in the past three years... National Blood Centre introduces new registration procedure: THE registration procedure for blood donors at the National Blood Centre at Yangon General Hospital has been upgraded to a computerised system, said a senior medical officer at the centre.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmar.com/myanmartimes/MyanmarTimes14-263/index.htm
      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


    • "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2004

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 12, No. 237, October 11 - 17, 2004
      Date of publication: 17 October 2004
      Description/subject: ASEM milestone as new members join: MYANMAR and 12 other countries were formally admitted to the Asia-Europe Meeting dialogue grouping last Thursday on the eve of its two-day summit in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi. The colourful enlargement ceremony at a Hanoi hotel, described by the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Mr Phan Van Khai, as a “momentous event” for ASEM, brought its membership to 39... Summit opens: “Political dialogue should be further strengthened so as to turn ASEM into an important force for securing peace, security and sustainable development,” said Mr Luong, who described the expansion of ASEM as an important step for the grouping... Bumper monsoon for hotel operators: “We are up 40 per cent on 2002, our best previous year,” said the general manager of Traders hotel, Mr Raymond Bragg, referring to occupancy rates during the monsoon season, from May to September... New momentum emerging in bilateral ties,says visiting Indian Foreign Secretary: In an exclusive interview with Myanmar Times on October 4, the day after he arrived for a three-day visit, Mr Saran said a meeting with the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, had reflected a desire “to take this relationship forward.”... South Korean donation aids hepatitis campaign: The equipment was handed over by KOICA’s representative in Myanmar, Ms Baek Sook-Hee, to Professor Dr Paing Soe, the director general of the department, at a ceremony at its headquarters on Ziwaka Road, Dagon township, on October 5... Growth in news journal market welcomed by veteran journalist: “As a journalist, I welcome the increase in the number of journals because they are the eyes and ears of the nation and the information they provide broadens the knowledge of the public,” said Lu Du Sein Win, 64... Round-the-world solo flyer pays a visit to Mandalay: A 54-YEAR-OLD American pilot who has been travelling around the world in a single-engine airplane since 2000 landed at Mandalay International Airport late last month on a flight that began in Chiang Mai, Thailand... Young performers set sights on prizes at festival of traditional culture: This will be the sixth year she has competed as a dancer in the competition, held each October since 1993 to sustain traditional culture and to encourage young people to develop an appreciation of Myanmar’s performing arts... Certificates aiding ICT sector, says test centre: COMPUTER specialists holding professional certificates from internationally recognised companies will play an important role in the development of Myanmar’s information and communication technology industry, said an official from a leading domestic ICT business... Myanmar businesses still learning the value of MBAs: IN many parts of the world a master of business administration degree is a well-established entry ticket into the world of gainful employment. The skills of graduates from such programs are highly valued in the labour market... Interior work to begin on United Condominium 2: INTERIOR work on United Condominium 2 on Anaw-rahta Road in Lanmadaw township will start this month, Dr Sein Win, managing director of United Construction, said last week.United Construction plans to finish the 12-storey building by April 2005, he added... Iron Cross concert heats up MCC: Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thin, a new member of the Iron Cross band, also performed and her unique performance style and dress are starting to win fans.She has a strong voice and her first song Lone Wa Ma Thet Saing Daw Bar (Nothing to do with you at all) was a wise choice... Few women take on director’s role: But behind the scenes women are scarce and there are precious few in the director’s chair. More than 90 per cent of Myanmar directors are male and since 1930 only 15 women have attempted the role... UNICEF hails progress on water, sanitation: MYANMAR is making greater progress in providing clean water supplies and improving sanitation and hygiene, the country representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Ms Caroll Long, told a workshop in Yangon on October 7.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 12, No. 230, August 23 - 29, 2004
      Date of publication: 29 August 2004
      Description/subject: Fewer buses on Yangon lines but capacity unchanged, says official: THE carrying capacity of Yangon’s bus lines has been largely unaffected by a decline in the number of vehicles serving the city’s commuters in recent years, a senior official said last week. The secretary of the Yangon Division Buses Control Committee, U Myat Hla, said this was because many mini-buses had been replaced by full-size buses that can carry about three times more passengers... Havoc as river levels hit 30 year highs: On August 20, an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology reported that water levels at Pyay in Bago Division were still well above the danger mark after reaching their second highest recorded level in late July... Daewoo talks of $3 billion gas plant in Rakhine: SOUTH Korea’s Daewoo International says it is considering developing a gas field and building a liquefied natural gas plant with a total cost of US$ 3 billions in Rakhine State to process gas from a huge offshore reserve discovered last January... Optical fibre link mooted: The general manager of the ministry’s Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, U Tha Oo, said the two countries agreed in principle to establish the link during a visit to Yangon in July by China’s Deputy Information Industry Minister, Mr Xi Guohua... Families of ship tragedy victims receive $2.1m in compensation: THE relatives of victims of an explosion on a cargo ship in the Caribbean Sea off Colombia earlier this year have received millions of dollars in compensation payments.A total of US$2.1 million in compensation payouts was paid into the accounts of victims at the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank earlier this month... Myanmar Al-Qaeda suspect arrested: LAHORE – Security forces in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore have arrested two more Al-Qaeda suspects, including a Myanmar national carrying “vital documents”, an official said on August 16... Music industry turns to billboards to promote new releases: “Album producers once relied on journals and television to advertise their releases, but they have come to use temporary billboards as an important medium,” said Ko Soe Wai Phyo, the marketing assistant at the Zomia Media Company, Ltd., advertising agency... Government dismisses criticism by Powell: Responding to Mr Powell’s criticism, a government spokesperson said Myanmar had embarked on a systematic, step-by-step approach in its democratic transition process to avoid “bloodshed, hardship and chaos”... Highway delights American drivers: A MEMBER of a group of Americans who are driving around the world to focus attention on Parkinson’s disease said the highway between Lashio and Mandalay had been the highlight of their trip so far... Singapore seeks ways to promote transport links with Myanmar. REPRESENTATIVES from the Singapore business community last week visited Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia to explore ways to improve transport links between the three countries’ garment industries and key international markets... Advertising helps promote property sales, say realtors: Advertising a property for rent or sale is one of the time-honoured ways of reaching potential buyers. The Myanmar Times polled several of the country’s biggest property developers to find out what they feel about the power of advertising... New hairdos hit Yangon streets: YANGON’S youth are spending increasing amounts of time at the hairdresser as new styles and trends are hitting the streets, hairdressers and trend setters told the Myanmar Times... Myanmar food shown at KL food fair: THE fifth annual Malaysian International Food and Beverage Trade Fair 2004 and the Malaysian International Halal Food Conference were held in Kuala Lumpur last month and businesses world wide were invited to attend, including the Kyet Shar Soon food centre from Myanmar... AIDS treatment warning on trade agreements: MYANMAR needs to be prepared to minimise any negative pricing effects involving pharmaceuticals when it implements international agreements on trade related intellectual property rights (TRIPS), a workshop in Yangon has been told.
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      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 12, No. 226, July 26 - August 1, 2004
      Date of publication: 01 August 2004
      Description/subject: As colonial buildings crumble, modernity marks Yangon: ON the corner of Mahabandoola and Bo Aung Kyaw streets, a colonial building a lifetime old is drawing its last breath.Having been labelled a “dangerous building” by the authorities, the two storey structure is being demolished. Men chop at its remaining walls with picks while others cart bricks out of its decaying entranceway. Inside, vestiges of its colonial character – square columns, iron railings, rounded windows – are crumbling away. A stairway to the ‘first floor’ leads to the open air; the building is being taken out top-down, brick by brick. The structure is colonial, not traditionally Myanmar, but it is part of the motley of architectural styles – Indian, Chinese, Anglo-classic and late Victorian, among them – that make Yangon stand out among Southeast Asian capitals... $36m in grants to combat disease due to flow in: THE first of US$35.6 million in approved grants from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is expected to begin flowing into Myanmar in September under a process that will see a major expansion of healthcare resources... Capital set to expand: THE Yangon municipal area is expected to cover nearly 300 square miles by 2010, show figures released by Yangon City Development Committee. The projection shows that the city will cover more than 294 square miles by 2010, an increase of nearly 30 square miles over its current size... Government urges Britain to drop stand on ASEM membership issue: THE government last week called on Britain to drop its opposition to Myanmar becoming a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum.The call was made in a government statement issued on July 19, a day after Reuters news agency reported that Britain was adamant in refusing to approve Myanmar’s membership of the 25- member grouping... Plastic bags a growing threat to environment, says official: “Tons of polymers are used each month as a raw material for producing plastic bags in Yangon Division,” said the official with the Pollution Control and Cleaning Department of Yangon City Development Committee... Australia lends a hand to counter activities of human traffickers: The training course in basic investigation techniques, presented by two officers from the Australian Federal Police, was held at the Drug Elimination Museum in Kamaryut township from July 15 to 23... Myanmar police to attend training course in China: The state-run China Daily reported on July 5 that training was being provided to police from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam as part of efforts to expand security cooperation with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Ten police officers from Cambodia completed the course in late July, becoming the first from an ASEAN member to receive training in China... BIMST-EC to hold first summit: THE first summit will be held in Bangkok this week of grouping established in 1997 to promote economic cooperation among countries in South and Southeast Asia... Public internet access centres on way: THE Myanmar Information and Communication Technology Development Corporation plans to launch a project in August aimed at increasing public access to the internet... Company mergers key to competing internationally: They agreed that Myanmar’s ability to reach international markets depends on company mergers, with the result that most will then become public companies with greater access to human and financial resources as the company grows in size... S’pore to hire Myanmar workers: ELECTRICIANS, container drivers, and mechanics are in demand from the Port of Singapore Authority, which will hire 160 Myanmar workers to start work in October... Work begins on K65b development in Ahlone township: DEMOLITION work necessary before the construction of a multi-billion kyat housing project, at the junction of Kyeemyindaing Kannar Road and Ahlone Road in Ahlone township, began on July 15, the developer said last week... Celebrity wives: the off-centre of attention: THE life of a celebrity’s wife can be exciting and privileged, but having the attention of thousands of people has drawbacks, the wives of several Myanmar celebrities told the Myanmar Times.Ma May Thu, the wife of actor Lwin Moe and Ma Khin Ei Ei Khin, the wife of singer Alex, agreed that being in the spot light has pros and cons... Hiking team makes Waso robes donation: A TEAM from Yangon University made a cash donation to the monasteries in the mountains of Mon state last week to celebrate the start of the month of Waso and the start of Buddhist lent.Offering Waso robe to monks is considered a significant way to earn merits and it was the fifth time a delegation from Yangon University had made the journey to the mountains in Beelin township in Mon state... Health official highlights the high cost of malaria: The comment by Dr Saw Lwin, a deputy director of the Central Malaria Control Unit, followed the release of Health Ministry figures showing that about 750,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease were reported last year.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 216, May 17 - 23, 2004
      Date of publication: 23 May 2004
      Description/subject: Predicament: Preserving our beaches: MYANMAR is blessed with an enormous amount of natural beauty, none the more evident than its 2000 kilometres of coastline. While beach tourism in Myanmar has so far been limited when compared to destinations such as Phuket or Bali.. Law paves way for criminal case cooperation: OFFICIALS have welcomed a new law enacted late last month which paves the way for Myanmar to cooperate with foreign nations in criminal investigations... We must train our people, says FM: THE Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, has stressed the role of education and training to provide the human resources needed to ensure that Myanmar becomes a modern, developed nation... Workshop studies link between tobacco use, poverty; • Law being drafted to increase protection of nation’s rivers; • New water supply schedule for Mandalay; » SPORT U-19s not to attend Asia Championships: THE MYANMAR women’s under-19 national team will not be competing in the Asia Championships this month, the Myanmar Football Federation announced last week... Myanmar honours sporting heroes: CANOEIST Aung Lin and wushu athlete Khaing Khaing Maw were chosen as best sportsman and best sportswoman 2003 respectively by the Myanmar Sports Writers Association at Traders Hotel on May 11... NEWS: Factory to make citronella oil from lemon grass: A multi-million dollar factory which will extract citronella oil from lemon grass was opened at Hlegu, about 30 miles north of Yangon, on May 12.. Myanmar to implement IMO code on ship, port security: MYANMAR will join other member countries of the International Maritime Organisation in implementing a range of security measures for ships and ports by the end of next month, an official with the Department of Marine Administration said last week... YCDC plans upgrades for roads, bridges: THE Yangon City Development Committee has launched a four-year plan to improve roads and bridges, a YCDC official said last week... BUSINESS: Utilities woes spark water pump boom: SALES of fuel-powered water pumps have increased by about 30 per cent in the past month in Yangon, water pump distributors said last week... PROPERTY: Construction work begins on K8 billion Airport View Tower: BUILDING work has begun on Airport View Tower at 9 mile on Pyay Road, a 20-storey development near Yangon International Airport, the developer said this month... Gems and Jewllery - Special Feature page.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 213, April 26 - May 2 , 2004
      Date of publication: 02 May 2004
      Description/subject: Challenge to reduce the digital divide: WHEN the former chief engineer at Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, U Tint Lwin, spoke in Yangon in November 2002 on ‘narrowing the digital divide’, Myanmar’s technological development was still in its infancy.Nearly two years later, Myanmar has succeeded in dramatically increasing internet access. The challenge now, say industry sources, is to bridge the telecommunications gap, and the key to that is boosting mobile phone services... Nine new resorts underway as Ngapali beach booms: WORK has begun on nine hotel projects at Ngapali Beach to meet the growing demand for accommodation in the area, which is emerging as one of the country’s most popular seaside destinations, an official at the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism said last week... Preparations for convention nearly complete, says govt: Secretary-2 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lieutenant-General Thein Sein, said on April 20 that work had been completed on most of the buildings at the convention venue, the government owned Nyaunghnapinkwin resort, about 20 miles west of Yangon... Ministry officials conducting surveys in massive Hukaung Valley tiger reserve: THE Forestry Ministry has begun working on plans to transform a 21,890-square-kilometre tiger conservation area in far northern Kachin State into a functional reserve.The plans follow the establishment of the world’s largest tiger reserve in the Hukaung Valley last month... Myanmar women fail to reach Athens: In their first game, Myanmar lost 11-0 to Asian silver medallists China in their Asia Zone Group B Olympic Games qualifying match in Hiroshima, Japan on April 18. A subsequent 7-0 loss to South Korea last Tuesday meant Myanmar finished third in Group B, despite a 2-0 victory over last-placed Guam last Thursday... Education officials put priority on new syllabi: OFFICIALS in the education sector say it is more important to upgrade the primary and secondary syllabus than to introduce more years of schooling.The director general of the Myanmar Education Research Bureau, U Myint Han, said introducing more years of schooling would require a complete overhaul of the primary and secondary education... Athletes need better diets, says doctor: IMPROVED diets for Myanmar soccer players are essential to improve onfield performance and endurance, says a leading sports medicine specialist.Doctor Molly Chit, the head of the institute’s medical department, told Myanmar Times that players often have their own ideas, beliefs, and food preferences... ‘Golden Rock’ pagoda attracts record number of foreign tourists: ONE of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist sites, the Kyaikhtiyo or ‘Golden Rock’ pagoda in Mon State, has attracted a record number of foreign tourists since the annual Buddhist pilgrimage season began early last October, officials said last week.They said more than 19,000 tourists had visited the pagoda up until April 16, the highest number for the season, which finishes at the end of May... Increased salt intake sees goitre cases plummet: COOPERATION between the Myanma Salt and Marine Chemicals Enterprise and the United Nations Children’s Fund since 1992 has led to a dramatic reduction in the incidence of a disfiguring condition caused by a lack of iodine in the diet, a workshop has been told... Myanmar and China aim to increase trade to $1.5b by 2005: Speaking in Yangon last Thursday, Mr Yang Chonghui, senior advisor to the government of Yunnan Province, said economic ties with Myanmar were vital to increasing Chinese trade and investment in Southeast Asia. He also highlighted Myanmar’s increasing geo-economic importance as part of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations trading bloc... Govt sells low-cost houses in Hlaing Tharyar township: The project is being developed by the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development. Private contractors began construction in February and are expected to finish by June, said U Myint Swe, the deputy director of the department... Diamond Condominium’s first three towers nearing completion: THE Asia Express Company is nearing the completion of its first three towers in its massive Diamond Condominium construction project, but developers say the second phase is being delayed by insufficient cement rations.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 212, April 12 - 18, 2004
      Date of publication: 18 April 2004
      Description/subject: Highway to intensify ties with Bangladesh: The MoU for building the 133-kilometre highway, which will help to expand bilateral trade, was signed in Dhaka on April 4, the first day of the three-day visit by General Khin Nyunt.The MoU followed the signing of a letter of intent to build the highway during a visit to Dhaka in 2002 by the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe.The highway will link Buthidaung in Rakhine State and Ramu in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Province, where a ceremony was held on April 5 to lay a foundation stone for the project... Boom for beach resort operators: Most of the bookings were from Myanmar, though many expatriates and foreign visitors have taken the opportunity to spend the holiday at the beach.One of the most popular beach resorts for Myanmar is Chaungtha, about 200 kilometres west of Yangon...Thinking Aloud talks to the Thai ambassador, Mr Suphot Dhirakaosal... Millions gather to revel, throw water and party on: Pandals erected for concerts and water throwing will be focus of much of the fun for the festival, from April 12 to 16.Many revellers will spend the festival getting a drenching as they travel from pandal to pandal in cars, pick-ups and trucks... For some, a time to make merit, meditate: Many men enter the monkhood during Thingyan to cultivate their minds by studying the Buddha’s teachings and by living austerely according to the rules which apply to the Sangha, or the community of monks. Ordaing as a monk is also a means of earning merit for oneself or one’s parents... Tourists’ search for inner peace draws them to mediation centres; Le Planteur clinches Gold Plate Awards; Once upon a time in Myanmar; First complete DVD made... Myanmar women’s soccer team get ready for Japan: THE 25-member Myanmar national women’s soccer team leaves for Japan this week to compete in the Asia zone qualifying games for the Olympic Games in Athens in August.The qualifying round will be played at Yokohama from April 18 to 22... National NGOs urged to expand activities: “The greater involvement of local NGOs is necessary since they represent great potential resources to improve human development in Myanmar,” said Mr Brian Heidel, the program director in Yangon for Save the Children (UK)... Auditor General’s office signs MoU with China: The MoU is the first to be signed by the Office of the Auditor General with a foreign country. It was signed in Beijing on March 26 by Myanmar’s Auditor-General, Major-General Lun Maung, and China’s Deputy Auditor-General, Mr Linghu Ann.The MoU is for the exchange of information on auditing methods and technologies, said U Thein Myint, the director of the Myanmar Office of the Auditor General... Private banks plan merger for May, the first of its kind in Myanmar: Myanmar banks were nationalised in 1963 as the then-government sought to take control of the private sector, but after the government reverted to a market-oriented system in 1989, private banks were again permitted to operate... Pork consumption on rise, show YCDC figures: Daw Nu Nu, a pork retailer at Than Market in Chinatown, said sales have climbed slowly since she started her business about eight years ago. However, sales had risen sharply since the start of the year because of concerns about the bird flu outbreak that affected other countries in Asia... Brisk sales at Central Tower: “We began selling the units some months ago, but things have really picked up over the past few weeks,” said U Win Myint, chairman of Shwe Naga Min Company which is building the tower.“In the beginning, we sold only about two apartments a month but we sold ten in March,” he said... New Condominium on Maha Bandoola Rd: BUILDING work has begun on Yathar Condominium, a 12-storey commercial and residential building on the corner of Maha Bandoola Road and 31st Street, the developer said last week.Asia Express Construction began work on the 10,500-square-foot site at the beginning of April and expects to finish building by June 2005.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 211, April 5 - 11 , 2004
      Date of publication: 11 April 2004
      Description/subject: Historic journey begins May 17: MYANMAR begins an historic journey towards implementing its road map for a transition to democracy next month when the National Convention begins meeting to draft a new constitution. In an announcement broadcast on national television and radio last Tuesday evening, the government said the convention would reconvene in Yangon on Monday, May 17.The announcement was made by Secretary-2 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lieutenant-General Thein Sein, who also chairs the National Convention Convening Commission... Thinking Aloud talks to U Tin Htut Oo, the director general of the Agricultural Planning Department under Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation... Senior General Than Shwe stresses need to build stronger defence capability: THE Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, Senior General Than Shwe, highlighted the importance of strengthening the country’s defence capability in a speech at a ceremony marking Armed Forces Day on March 27... Vietnam’s FM visits for talks on ASEM membership issue: THE Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Mr Nguyen Dy Nien, visited Yangon last Wednesday as a part of regional tour to discuss the admission of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos to the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum... Britain’s development agency to appoint representative in Yangon: The position is to be filled by a DFID adviser on poverty, Mr Rurik Marsden, the program manager of the department’s Bangkok-based Southeast Asia office, Mr Phil Marker, told Myanmar Times in an email message last Wednesday... NICA sends artists to Bangkok, Phnom Penh; Thingyan classic endures; Local galleries work to give arts industry a boost; Women in the workplace IV; Myanmar to play in Davis Cup: MYANMAR’s Davis Cup tennis team will be hoping to get one step closer to playing the competition’s elite this week, as they do battle in Asia-Oceania Zone Group IV in Jordan... EU donates €2m for WFP activities in Rakhine State: THE European Union donated €2 million (about US$ 2.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Program last month to support its activities helping people in northern Rakhine State... Collaboration on ICT essential,says e-national taskforce leader: COLLABORATION between government authorities and the private sector is required to further develop Myan-mar’s information and communication technology sector, Brigadier-General Thein Zaw, the chair of the e-National Taskforce, said last week... PM hails formation of women’s group: THE establishment of the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation is a milestone in the development of women’s affairs, the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, told the first plenary meeting of delegates from the organisation in Yangon late last month... Workshop discusses food security, forests: MORE than 10 non-government organisations met in Bagan earlier this month to discuss environmental issues linked to the food security of people living in rural areas... Thuwanna Housing project to be completed by August next year: Five of Yangon’s leading construction companies have collaborated to develop the site between Thanthumar Road and Nga Moe Yeik Creek – Tet Lann Construction Group, Tosta Group Ltd, Asia Express (Yangon) Company Ltd, Dagon International Ltd and Yuzana Construction Group Company Ltd... Property software targets big builders: MALAYSIAN software designed for use by the construction industry has been introduced to Myanmar for the first time, the programs’ distributor said last week. The two software packages – Property Plus and Contract Plus – are the first of their kind, according to Mastech Company Ltd, the distributing company that launched the software at Yangon’s MICT Park at the end of March.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 210, March 29 - April 4, 2004
      Date of publication: 04 April 2004
      Description/subject: China underpins commitment with raft of economic, trade agreements: A VISIT to Myanmar last week by a Chinese Vice Premier, Madam Wu Yi, resulted in a further strengthening of economic and trade ties, with Beijing agreeing to provide a new preferential loan and extra funding for a range of infrastructure and agriculture projects.A total of 21 agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed by the two sides last Wednesday, the second day of four-day visit by Madam Wu, who was accompanied by a 40-member business delegation.The agreements were signed following talks between Madam Wu and the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt... Thinking Aloud talks to U Thein Oo, the president of the Myanmar Computer Federation... Myanmar creates world’s largest tiger reserve: MYANMAR has created the world’s largest tiger reserve under a decision earlier this month involving 21,890 square kilometers in the Hukuang Valley in the far north of Kachin State... Myanmar needs positive, constructive assistance, says Chinese vice premier: CHINESE Vice-Premier Madam Wu Yi called last week for the international community to extend assistance to Myanmar in a “positive and constructive manner.”... Government liberalises trade in three key industrial crops: The decision, which took effect late last month, was announced by a senior member of the State Peace and Development Council, General Thura Shwe Mann, at a meeting with government officials and entrepreneurs at Myeik on March 17... The lyrics behind the music; The cycle of your weight; Rubies, sapphires are a city’s best friends; Diversity from Dagon artists; Summer sport coaching classes attract thousands of students: THE 28 sport federations under the Ministry of Sport launched their annual summer school holiday coaching program throughout the country on March 15.The program, which is being offered at basic high schools and sports fields, will run until April 9... INSIDE THIS WEEK - WORLD OF ELECTRONICS 2004 Workshop drafts plan for cutting road toll: MYANMAR has drafted a national road safety plan as part of a project aimed at reducing the traffic accident rate in members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, an official with the Road Transport Administration Department, under the Ministry of Rail Transportation, said last week... Better facilities seen as essential to reap the potential of golf tourism: “There is a market for Myanmar golf tourism. Our neighbouring country, Thailand, attracts about 300,000 golf tourists a year who can easily fly to Myanmar if we provide them with similar facilities,” said U Chan Han, the Small businesses call for more financial support: In the financial year 2003-2004, small and medium sized enterprises accounted for 95.1 per cent of Myanmar’s total industry, but many are having difficulties borrowing, potentially harming industrial development, industry sources said in March... New high-rise in Kyeemyindaing: CONSTRUCTION work has begun on the 17-storey Pan Hlaing Tower project on the corner of Lower Kyeemyindaing Road and Pan Hlaing Road in Kyeemyindaing Township, the developing company responsible for the project said last week... Myanmar parquet resists competition from abroad: THE parquet floor industry in Myanmar has maintained a stable share of the domestic market, despite a depressed property sector and competition from abroad, industry sources said in March.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 209, March 22 - 28, 2004
      Date of publication: 28 March 2004
      Description/subject: Overseas, domestic demand sees sales rise for wooden carvings: THE growing popularity of Myanmar wood carvings among foreign buyers has led to a sharp rise in export orders in recent months, market sources said last week.They said increasing demand among consumers at the high-end of the domestic market was also contributing to buoyant sales. The products on the market include statues depicting Myanmar historical figures, intricately carved panels featuring scenes from Buddhist mythology, and even household utensils... Thinking Aloud talks to Dr Helen James, an academic and specialist on Myanmar... Golden export outlook for natural gas: MYANMAR has the potential to become a major supplier of natural gas to the region within the next five years, the director general of the Energy Ministry’s Energy Planning Department, U Soe Myint, said earlier this month... Road map shows potential, says UN Secretary General: THE government’s road map for a transition to democracy has the potential to be a positive step towards achieving national reconciliation in Myanmar, the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, said last week... Myanmar art wins praise at HK exhibition: The exhibition, organised by a New Zealand resident of Hong Kong, Ms Philippa Rooke, featured works by the 32 finalists in the Myanmar Times Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards 2004 held in Yangon last month and oils by well-known artist, U Soe Moe... Women in the workplace: Part II... World Food Program launches pilot aid project: “This is the first intervention for HIV-AIDS and other chronically ill patients by the World Food Program in the country,” said Daw Swe Swe Win, an official at the WFP’s office in Yangon. .. Japanese government gives funds for school, health centre projects: THE Japanese government last week provided US$355,778 under its Grassroots Grant Assistance Scheme to fund new buildings at four schools and to improve facilities at a health care project... Planning begins for awareness campaign on diabetes, blindness link: PLANNING has begun for a media campaign in Yangon aimed at creating greater awareness among general practitioners and the public about the link between diabetes and blindness... Trial planned for teacher’s guides to promote child-centred learning: TRIALS will begin next month of a teacher’s guide that promotes a child-centred approach to learning, the deputy director of the Department of Educational Planning and Training, U Tin Tun, said last week... Private sector to import diesel: THE private sector will be allowed to import up to 20,000 tonnes of diesel, the first exports of which are expected at the beginning of April, a spokesman for the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry said last week... Golf estate construction hampered by financing difficulties, says developer: Situated in Zaykabar Company’s Mingalardon Garden City, the 275-acre project has been under construction since February 1998. It had been scheduled for completion within three years, said Dr Khin Shwe, chairman of Zaykabar. But “crises and a number of other matters have caused delays”, he said... Myanmar gem industry has great potential, says expert: MYANMAR gems have the potential to further penetrate the world gem market, a leading international gemmologist and gemstone trader said in an interview with Myanmar Times last week.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 207, March 8 - 14, 2004
      Date of publication: 14 March 2004
      Description/subject: ASEAN insists Myanmar must take part in ASEM despite EU objections: HANOI – Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations insisted last Thursday that Myanmar must take part in October’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), despite objections from the European Union. ASEAN wants its newer members – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar – to be included in the biennial summit in return for the participation of the 10 European Union candidate countries... Thinking Aloud talks to U Nyein, the patron of the Myanmar Rice Traders’ Association... Monsoon rice harvest may hit 17 million tonnes: THE monsoon paddy harvest is expected to exceed last year’s figure because of an increased growing area and favourable weather conditions, the director general of the Agricultural Planning Department, U Tin Htut Oo, said last week... UN seeks $26 million more for fight on drugs: THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said last week it was seeking another US$26 million from the international community for alternative income and community development projects in the Kokang and Wa regions of Shan State... US report riddled with errors - Govt: THE government has rejected what it called a “one-sided and unbalanced” report on Myanmar in the latest annual survey by the United States on human rights throughout the world.The report, issued by the US State Department on February 25, included criticism of a number of countries, including Myanmar, China and North Korea, over alleged human rights violations... Catching a glimpse; Students help music ‘dream school’ make comeback; You get what you paid for; Modern material, old-school methods... Yangon dominates cycling competition: WIN Hlaing of Yangon Division men’s cycling team was the star performer in the 34th State and Division Cycling Competition from February 24 to March 1, winning gold medals in the 1000-metre, 4000m and 100-kilometre races.The Yangon cyclist also won the trophy for Best Male Rider at the event, held at the National Cycle Racing Ground in Thuwanna Youth Training Centre... We will deter child sex tourism - Govt: THE government is doing all it can to ensure that child sex tourism does not occur in Myanmar, the Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Brigadier General Aye Myint Kyu, said last week... Honey export earnings tipped to rise: Honey exports are projected to earn more than $365,000 in 2003-2004, up from about $310,000 during the previous 12 months, said U Maung Maung Sein, the director of the Apiculture Department under the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries... Overpass for Parami Road: MYANMA Railways has begun preliminary work on a bridge over the Yangon circular line on Parami Road that will help to ease traffic congestion on the busy thoroughfare.“Trains cross the road 46 times a day and each time about 150 vehicles are banked up,” said U Myat Linn, the deputy general manager of Myanma Railways civil engineering department... Train whistle ban affects three sections of circular line: “The use of train whistles has been banned from February 24 in three areas that cover seven stations in three townships,” said U Hla Aye, the general manager of the Myanma Railways operations department... Bean and pulse prices drop: PRICES of pulses and beans have fallen dramatically in the past two months, especially those for Black-eyed beans and Black Matpe varieties, industry sources said last week... Greater knowledge of business laws required, say legal experts: “Many Myanmar companies face problems because they sign contracts without consulting lawyers,” said U Than Maung, an advocate and legal associate with Kelvin Chia in Yangon, which is affiliated with the Kelvin Chia Partnership in Singapore... Yangon serviced apartments enjoy increased occupancy: “Occupancy has increased since October, and by four per cent in just the past month. Also, this financial year, our occupancy rate has increased by two per cent over the year 2002-2003. We have had more long stay guests working for airlines, garment factories, non-governmental organisations, and oil and gas companies,” said Daw Khin Khin Htay, public relations manager at Micasa Hotel Apartments.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 206, March 1 - 7, 2004
      Date of publication: 07 March 2004
      Description/subject: Oz help on detecting fake passports: THE Australian government provided training in Yangon last week to enable immigration, customs and police officials to detect fake passports.The two day course, the first of its kind to be held in Myanmar, began last Wednesday and was attended by more than 100 officials from the three departments... Thinking Aloud talks to U Khin Zaw, the president of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association and managing director of the Tour Mandalay Co., Ltd... Up in the cool air, Pyin Oo Lwin real estate soars: A PLEASANT climate and attractive highlands scenery have contributed to the emergence of Pyin Oo Lwin as one of the brightest success stories in Myanmar’s property market, investors and developers said last week.The value of property in Pyin Oo Lwin, 42 miles east of Mandalay, has soared in value during the past 10 years... Donors must be aged at least 18 years - Govt enacts organ transplants law: THE government has enacted a law which allows for the donation of organs for use in transplant operations, a senior Health Department official said last week.Dr Wann Maung, the department’s director general, said the law took effect on February 19 after being approved by the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe... Academics argue sanctions detrimental to US interests: AN international group of scholars argue in a book due to be released that week that sanctions imposed on Myanmar by the United States are detrimental to the interests of both countries.Reconciling Burma/Myanmar: Essays on US Relations with Burma is due to be published on March 3 by an American think tank, the National Bureau of Asian Research... Engineer creates digital delights; The last frontier; Muscle man; Tangible philosophy; Tennis championship ends in defeat for veteran pair: NATIONAL tennis team members Zaw Latt and Tu Maw handed the veteran pair of Khin Maung Win and Thet Lwin a resounding defeat during the men’s doubles final of the National Tennis Championship-2004 last week at the Theinphyu tennis court, in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township... Pearl production heads for 30-year record: MYANMAR is set to achieve a 30-year record in cultured pearl production for the financial year ending on March 31, the deputy general manager of Myanmar Pearl Enterprises, Major Maung Maung Soe, said last week... Seoul considers fresh funds for ASEAN integration program: THE South Korean government is considering increasing funding for a program aimed at reducing the development gap among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, an ASEAN official said last week... Myanmar, South Korean groups to strengthen ties: THE Myanmar-South Korea Friendship Association and a South Korean counterpart have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening their relationship... Japanese company buys 100 tonnes of buckwheat: MYANMAR has begun exporting 100 tonnes of buckwheat to Japan under a US$230,000 contract between the Ministry of Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs and a Tokyo-based company, Taiyo Pusan... Engineering Society to build new office: MYANMAR Engineering Society (MES) will begin construction its new five-storey office on the compound of MICT Park in Yangon Universities’ Hlaing Campus within two months, the society said last week... Yangon rental market improves as property sales remain sluggish: THE Yangon house and apartment rental market has increased slightly due to sluggish property sales over the last year, according to real estate agents.Apartment rentals began to accelerate after the Buddhist lent when people felt free to change their accommodation and when newly-weds began seeking housing... Myanmar and India sign trade MoU: The agreement was signed by the Myanmar India Business Club and the Gawhati-based Federation of Industry and Commerce of the North East Region of India, and it will facilitate border trade and other business contacts between two countries, said U Maung Shwe, president of the Myanmar India Business Club.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 205, February 23 - 29, 2004
      Date of publication: 29 February 2004
      Description/subject: ‘We would like investors to look around the islands’ -- Myeik Archipelago development urged: THE government is ready to promote the Myeik Archipelago as a major tourist destination and is inviting foreigners to invest in the area, the Deputy Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Brigadier-General Aye Myint Kyu, said last week.Improved relations with Thailand had paved the way for opening the area, including the border port of Kawthaung, to greater development, Brigadier-General Aye Myint Kyu told Myanmar Times on February 16... Indian trade group praises ‘phenomenal’ response: A SENIOR member of India’s leading industry body has welcomed a pledge by the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, to work for a further strengthening of relations with India. Mr Rajive Kaul, the past president of the Confederation of Indian Industry, said General Khin Nyunt made the pledge last Friday during a visit to the Made in India trade show at the Yangon Trade Centre... Japan lifts moratorium on new aid to Myanmar: Mr Masashi Ogawa, a counsellor at the embassy, said the decision late last year to resume aid had followed an assessment of political developments in Myanmar last year, which included the release of a road map for a transition to democracy... Myanmar and Ireland form diplomatic ties: MYANMAR and Ireland, the current president of the European Union, established diplomatic relations earlier this month.An agreement to establish diplomatic relations on a non-resident basis was signed in Kuala Lumpur on February 10, the Myanmar Foreign Affairs Ministry announced in a statement released the following day... Volunteer helps children, makes institution a home; Tourists descend on Salone Festival; Actor shoots and scores; Thai champion claims Myanmar Open 2004: THAILAND’S Thongchai Jaidee triumphed at the US$200, 000 Myanmar Open, picking up the winner’s cheque for $32,300 and claiming his second trophy in two months having won the Volvo Masters of Asia in Thailand in December... Japanese volunteer group donates equipment to Yangon hospitals: STUDENTS from a Japanese university handed over nearly 40 wheelchairs, as well as towels and stationery, to two Yangon hospitals during a donation ceremony held on February 10... Women’s awareness of condoms on the rise, UN survey finds: KNOWLEDGE of contraceptives has risen among Myanmar women in the past ten years as a result of AIDS awareness and reproductive health programs, United Nations and government officials said last week... MPT plans stamp issue to mark centenary of FIFA: MYANMA Post and Telecommunication will issue a commemorative stamp in May to mark to centenary of the Federation Inter-nationale de Football Association (FIFA), an official with the MPT said last week... Billboard ads for tobacco to go by April: “Although only a few billboard advertisements for cigarettes and alcohol can still be seen in Yangon and Mandalay, they are still quite common in smaller cities,” said Dr Nyo Nyo Kyaing, the manager of the ministry’s tobacco-free initiative project... High-rises must be completed before 2006, says Prime Minister: THE Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt has urged Yangon’s developers to complete high-rise projects in the city before 2006.Gen Khin Nyunt was speaking at a meeting of the City Housing Project Supervisory Committee at the meeting hall of Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development on February 14... Myanmar, Thailand sign cooperation pact: Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) under the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, and Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) under the Ministry of Industry signed the Economic Cooperation Agreement... Bond market the key to raising capital: MYANMAR companies should be encouraged to investigate capital raising ventures and not just rely on bank loans as they have in the past, according to leading securities market experts.Some private companies should also investigate the advantages of raising capital by becoming public companies, they said.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 204, February 16 - 22, 2004
      Date of publication: 22 February 2004
      Description/subject: Malaysian Prime Minister visits ‘We’ll encourage you’: MYANMAR and Malaysia agreed during a working visit by Malaysia’s new Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, to Yangon last Friday to form a joint commission aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, a senior Malaysian official said... Thinking Aloud talks to Daw Khin Myint Myint, president of the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs’ Association and Former Ms Myanmar 1961... Liberalised air routes, road links to give BIMST a boost: MYANMAR and five other members of the Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand economic cooperation grouping signed a framework agreement that will pave the way for free trade among member nations in the next 15 years... UNICEF highlights need for quality education in East Asia Speaking at a regional workshop attended by 44 delegates from 10 countries, Ms Mehr Khan stressed UNICEF’s commitment to quality instruction and the need to help more children make the transition from primary to secondary education... No Myanmar-NK ties: government: THE government last week rejected a statement by an aide to US Senator Mr Richard Lugar concerning the possible transfer of nuclear technology and missiles to Myanmar by North Korea... How crazy is your night life? Sheer excitement for winning artists; ‘All I did was give a little money’; INSIDE THIS WEEK-- AUTO 2004; INDIA SHOW Businesses increase reliance on trade fairs: MYANMAR businesses are increasingly using trade fairs and quality packaging as effective means of market penetration, according to a survey conducted by Myanmar Times at the Yangon Trade Centre.Business people say that trade fairs enable them to meet potential customers and explain or demonstrate their products at length... Report will assess state of Myanmar agriculture: THE final report for the government’s Agricultural Review Project is expected to be completed by the end of March, said U Than Htay, a director at the Department of Agricultural Planning.Work on the six-month review was completed in January... Post-graduate student numbers rise sharply: ENROLMENTS in post-graduate studies at Yangon University have risen about 16 per cent this year over the figure for 2003, the head of its student affairs department, U Minh Oo, said in early February.“Last year we had about 5000 post-graduate students and this year we have about 6000,” said U Minh Oo... Project restores mangrove forests: A NEW project to regenerate mangrove forests in the Ayeyarwaddy region will be jointly launched by the Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association of Myanmar (FREDA), and the Action for Mangrove Reforestation of Japan this month, said a leading Myanmar conservationist... Yangon’s ports expanding: Myanmar’s future prosperity will be greatly dependant on the development of shipping ports and shipping facilities to ensure speedy and regular freight handling.Historically, Yangon was founded as a port town. In 1755 when King Ahlaung-Min-Ta-Yar arrived in Dagon, he renamed the city Yangon, establishing it as a mian port city of Myanmar... Direct Myanmar-Bangladesh shipping route may resume: The Chittagong-Yangon shipping service operated by the Singapore-based Orient Express Lines plans to resume the route as the export season for Myanmar beans and pulses approaches, Dr Pyone Pyone Han, the Yangon representative for the shipping line, said... Adequate design software vital, says building sector: WITH an increase in high-rise development in Myanmar, particularly in Yangon, sources in the construction industry last week highlighted the need for adequate design technology. Earthquake and wind resistance are a crucial aspect of high-rise design, a reality which demands the use of appropriate design programs, experts said.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 203, February 9 - 15, 2004
      Date of publication: 15 February 2004
      Description/subject: ‘I realised it would be a great painting’: WHILE travelling in Shan State along the road returning to Mandalay artist Zaw Win Pe, 43, caught a glimpse of the sun setting above the landscape, highlighting the earth in rich pinks, purples, blues and yellows. The colours overwhelmed his thoughts and emotions, and he “realised it would be a great painting”... ‘SARS a ‘wake-up call’ about what could happen with the flu’-- 3 million chickens inspected, but no flu: A SENIOR government official has further confirmed that no cases of bird flu have been detected in Myanmar after inspection of more than 3.3 million chickens at over 2000 poultry farms throughout the nation... Liberalise economy to attract investment, say experts: Investment growth has been stagnant in Myanmar since February 2003, but experts on FDI say that Myanmar has enormous potential to attract more foreign investment because of its rich resources base and low cost labour... National convention, the crucial and most important step to democracy - Govt: THE importance of involving national groups in drafting a constitution has been highlighted in a government research paper presented to a seminar on the road map for a transition to democracy... Yangon company plans luxury river cruises: A YANGON company that has taken over the lease of the luxury river boat, the Pandaw 1, plans to offer trips on the Irrawaddy River upsteam from Mandalay and to destinations on the Chindwin River, it said last week... Energy conservation efforts boost solar power: U Win Khaing, the managing director of the Myanmar Solar Energy System, a branch of the United Engineering Company, said solar energy was attractive to consumers because it was cheap and reliable... Japan resumes human resources aid to Myanmar: The decision to resume new aid, which was taken last December, was prompted by signs of progress toward democratisation in Myanmar, Reuters quoted a Japanese Foreign Ministry source as saying... Diplomatic course launched: The three-month course, which began last week, is the 10th since MOFA launched the training program for civil servants and members of the business community in July 2000... Three private banks return to normal operations: THREE of Myanmar’s twenty private banks resumed normal operations last week after being given the green light by a government committee, according to banking industry sources... Myanmar businesses become aware of marketing strategies: DURING the 1960s motorcycle buyers automatically opted for English brands such as Triumph, BSA, or Royal Enfield. But a decade later Japanese bikes such as Suzuki, Honda or Yamaha were the vogue. What caused this turn around? Savvy marketing techniques... Construction sector cries out for financial support: YANGON’S construction sector has said it would need financial support to continue many on-going projects.With the Asian financial crisis in 1997 and the banking situation since February last year, activity has slowed in the building sector.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 202, February 2 - 8, 2004
      Date of publication: 08 February 2004
      Description/subject: PM urges Western nations to correct ‘misperceptions’: WESTERN nations had ignored the positive changes taking place in Myanmar and it was time that false perceptions about the country were corrected, the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, said in a major speech in Yangon on January 27... Devastation in region as Myanmar remains free of bird flu virus: A SENIOR government official said last Friday that Myanmar remained free of the avian influenza that has devastated the poultry industry in many East Asian countries... Online visa debut: ONLINE visa applications have begun flowing in to the Immigration and National Registration Department since the e-visa system was launched on January 21, a departmental official said last week.The official said seven applications had been received up until last Friday... Seminar on Myanmar a ‘landmark’ event, says veteran American scholar: AMERICAN scholar John Badgley has come half way around the world to attend a government-sponsored conference on Myanmar’s future, but he speaks with the confidence of man on his own territory... City FM unveils plan to launch question and answer program: LISTENERS to Yangon’s City FM radio station will have an opportunity to ask questions on a wide range of topics in one of three new programs being launched in the coming weeks... ASEAN agro-industry body lists priority products for integration: SOYBEANS, maize, and processed fruits are likely to be given first priority in a plan by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to accelerate integration in the agricultural sector, it was decided at an historic meeting in Yangon on January 12... Soft launch held for e-procurement system: A SOFT launch of the government’s e-procurement system held at Yangon’s MICT Park on January 25 featured a presentation showing how it will streamline tendering procedures... Buddhism has answers for globalisation: scholar: Dr Vineeta Shanker, a project coordinator with the British-based World Faiths Development Dialogue, said that while globalisation was inevitable, Buddhism had answers to its good and bad effects... Myanmar in talks with India over fuels exchange: NEW DELHI – India will sell diesel to Myanmar by August and is in talks to buy gas from the country, Petroleum Secretary B.K. Chaturvedi said last Thursday... Women boost beauty industry with increased brand-awareness: WOMEN from 25-40, cosmetics-savvy and brand-conscious, are leading the beauty industry revolution, a survey of Yangon’s leading market players indicated last week... Growth of suburbia marks modernisation of Yangon: WHILE the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development continues its policy of high-rise construction in Yangon along the Pyay Road corridor, Myanmar’s capital city has been modernising in a manner altogether less apparent: through the spread of suburbia.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 200, January 19 - 25, 2004
      Date of publication: 25 January 2004
      Description/subject: Book publishers weather big fall in sales: BOOK publishers are optimistic about sales prospects this year despite a sharp contraction in the market at the end of 2003, industry representatives said last week.U Myo Nyunt from Sarpay Lawka Publishing House said sales at its six retail outlets had ended 2003 down about 50 per cent on the start of the year... Productive year, says India envoy: RELATIONS between Myanmar and India were “particularly eventful and productive” last year, the Indian ambassador, Mr Rajiv Bhatia, said in an interview with Myanmar Times last week... Sharp fall in opium production predicted: THE cultivation of opium poppies will continue to decline sharply this year, a senior official with the government’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control has predicted.Police Colonel Hkam Awng, the committee’s joint secretary, said the destruction of more than 4000 acres of poppy fields by law enforcement authorities in southern Shan State,... Massive natural gas reserve confirmed in Rakhine State: STATE-RUN media has reported the discovery of a huge natural gas reserve in the Bay of Bengal off the Rakhine State capital, Sittwe.Three government-owned dailies reported on January 16 that a test well showed that the reserve contained up to 5.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas... INSIDE THIS WEEK, ICT 2004: “THERE is no doubt. Myanmar’s information and communication technology sector is moving forward,” said U Pyone Maung Maung... THE growing number of software programmers in Myanmar has increased the options for big businesses and organisations that... DESPITE increasing internet access and familiarity, web developers in Myanmar still face considerable challenges in convincing local,.. AS applications on the internet become richer in content, the need for improved broadband access is growing dramatically... Governor of Indian state on goodwill visit: THE Governor of India’s eastern state of West Bengal, Mr Viren Shah, arrived in Yangon on January 15 for a week-long goodwill visit, an Indian diplomatic source said last week... BIMST-EC members to sign free trade agreement: MYANMAR will sign a framework agreement on free trade among the five member nations of the BIMST-Economic Cooperation forum at the first summit of its leaders in Thailand early next month, a senior government official said last week... Hybrid maize supplier sees bright outlook for exports: Mr Winai Heyman, deputy general manger of the CP Yangon Company Limited, said Bangladesh, China and Thailand need to import about two million tonnes of maize a year giving Myanmar a huge potential export market... More foreign tourists at Naga festival: ORGANISERS have welcomed an increase in the number of foreign tourists at the fourth annual Naga festival held in the picturesque mountain country of northern Sagaing Division earlier this month... Myanmar to benefit from Asian free trade agreement: A FREE trade agreement between Myanmar, Thailand and South Asian countries would have significant benefits in the form of increased trade, economic development and regional integration, say industry and trade experts. [Fullstory] Bangladesh to hold trade fair in Yangon. “The Commerce ministries of Myanmar and Bangladesh will discuss the facilitation and promotion of trade between the two countries,” said Mr Eusuf Ali, first secretary of the Bangladeshi embassy... Draft code means earthquake-proof buildings will become national norm: MYANMAR is finalising a draft code governing structural designs for high-rises, according to a senior member of the Myanmar construction sector.U Than Myint, the secretary of the Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Construction Projects, said the code will be enacted as soon as possible.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 199, January 12 - 18, 2004
      Date of publication: 18 January 2004
      Description/subject: A challenging quest to recite 8000 pages of text: ABOUT 220 monks are sitting an examination to test their knowledge of the thousands of pages that comprise the Tipitaka, or Theravada Buddhist canon.The Tipitaka, also known as the Triple Gem or the Three Baskets, is written in Pali, an ancient Indian language, and comprises more than 8000 pages... Home buyers look to banking sector for revival of property market: INCREASED bank lending to homebuyers is a critical factor in reviving the property sector in 2004, developers and sources in the banking sector said last week.Many of the smaller banks in Myanmar are seeing increased deposits compared to January 2003... Reinvention of ASEAN now the key, says diplomat: SINGAPORE – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations must reinvent itself and be more flexible in dealing with member nations’ internal problems if it is to remain relevant, a regional diplomat said last Wednesday... Asian market provides lifeline for leading hotels in Yangon: LEADING hotels in Yangon report that a strong Asian market has helped keep occupancy rates from dipping dramatically this tourist season despite the war on Iraq and concerns about SARS... Animal disease campaign to be expanded: MYANMAR will receive assistance from Thailand and Malaysia to accelerate a campaign aimed at eradicating foot and mouth disease, an official with the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department said last week... CGA prepares for 50th anniversary celebrations: THE Myanmar Commerce Graduates’ Association celebrates its 50th anniversary on January 17 with a series of activities at MICT Park, including a business seminar and a panel discussion... Bkk pushes for increase in ASEM membership: THE Thai Foreign Minister, Mr Surakiart Sathirathai, has urged Vietnam to support the entry of Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia into the Asian Europe Meeting, or ASEM, forum, which brings together East Asian states and members of the European Union... Computer group to introduce two new courses: TWO new courses introduced by the Myanmar Computer Federation in collaboration with the Japanese-based Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship begin in Yangon next month... Advertising awareness lacking: Crab Advertising Company managing director U Mg Mg Myint said that although 80 per cent of Yangon businesses advertise, the advertising industry is concerned that Myanmar is behind the rest of the region in utilising promotional techniques to their full potential... Internet access to benefit rural trade: A SCHEME placing personal computers in rural villages allowing direct commodity trading that has brought internet access to millions of farmers in India is being discussed as a possibility for Myanmar, information technology experts said last week... Businesses learn to capitalise on Christmas: YANGON’S shopping malls and super markets have learnt to market the Christmas and New Year period as a means of boosting their sales, industry sources last week.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 198, January 5 - 11, 2004
      Date of publication: 11 January 2004
      Description/subject: All glamour, glitz at film awards: ACTOR Lu Min, actress Khin Zarchi Kyaw and the films Ngar thudapar yaukkyar meinma (All beings are composed of mind and matter only) and Hsan yay (A clever son’s love for a biological father) have won the movie industry’s top honours for 2002... PM stresses importance of drafting constitution in 2004: THE government is looking forward with “great confidence” to the coming year, which is expected to bring important progress in drafting a new constitution, the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, said in a New Year speech to diplomats last week... Spiritual approach urged on ecology: A MORE spiritual approach to conservation may be critical in the battle against global environmental degradation, an American academic and internationally renowned ecologist said in Yangon last month... $57 million for Mandalay railroad upgrade: A US$57 million loan from the Indian government to improve the railway service between Yangon and Mandalay will be used to upgrade locomotives and carriages operating on the line, an official with Myanma Railways said last week... Project begins to store archives on computers: A PROJECT to computerise the storage of about 120,000 national archives and records dating to 1836 has started in Yangon, an official from the Department of National Archives said... Rural areas encouraged to make greater use of renewable energy: RENEWABLE energy has the potential to make a significant contribution to socio-economic development in rural areas, says a freelance consultant to Myanmar non-government organisations involved in environmental activities... March start expected for Maubin paper mill: A PAPER mill being established at Maubin in Ayeyarwaddy Division under a joint venture between Myanmar and a Chinese company is expected to go into operation in March, the managing director of Myanma Jute Industries, U Myint Maung, said... Bagan Cybertech plans new services for hotels: BAGAN Cybertech, Myanmar’s only private internet service provider, is planning a new service, providing hotels and executive residences with individual internet and email connections through existing phone lines and wireless options... Unemployment levels rise in areas of economic decline: JOB opportunities in Yangon have increased in some employment sectors but decreased in areas of greater economic downtown, said private employment agency sources... Yangon property market endures downturn in 2003: LAST year the property market was plagued by the general economic situation seen in Myanmar since February, but analysts and industry sources agree there were still positive developments in 2003... Bean and pulse exports increase: Myanmar exported more than 700,000 tonnes of beans and pulses during the first eight months of this financial year (starting April 1), up from 600,000 tonnes in the same period last year,” U Seing Win Hlaing, general secretary of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry said last month.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


    • "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2003

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 197, December 22 - 28, 2003
      Date of publication: 28 December 2003
      Description/subject: Tourists help buoy harp sales: “When I visited Myanmar last year, I bought a 28-inch harp as a gift. This time, I plan to buy two medium-size harps for my relatives,” said Mr Pierre, a French visitor who was shopping for souvenirs at Bogyoke Aung San Market.Ko San Aung, the owner of Lovers musical... Govt praises Thai initiative in hosting Bangkok forum: THE Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, has praised Thailand for its initiative in hosting a multilateral forum earlier this month that enabled Myanmar to outline its roadmap for a transition to democracy... Tokyo aim achieved: MYANMAR hopes that its political situation will be better understood by Japan following a meeting between the prime ministers of the two countries in Tokyo earlier this month, the Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, said last week... High of 40C, low of 13C in Yangon for 2003: YANGON experienced its coldest temperature so far this year on December 18 when the mercury dipped to 13 degrees Celsius, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said last Friday... Domestic travel industry suffers downturn: THE number of domestic travellers has dropped by 50 per cent compared with last year, transportation industry sources said.U Zaw Min, a manager at Eait-si-tan pilgrimage travel company, said that the number of domestic travel businesses has fallen from more than 40 to about 30 since last year... Astrological guides in demand for 2004: There are about 10 different titles dealing with astrological forecasts on the market. Some of the titles are published as 12 separate booklets dealing with each of the 12 signs of the zodiac... Quality the key in pulses exports: IMPROVEMENTS in the quality of beans and pulses have enabled Myanmar to maintain its position as one of the world’s leading exporters of the commodities in recent years, an agricultural researcher said earlier this month... Australian eye doctors provide free treatment: A TEAM of Australian eye surgeons is in Myanmar to provide free treatment to hundreds of monks, nuns and lay people at a hospital in southern Sagaing Division... ASEAN meetings focus on tourism and agriculture: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) has established working groups to encourage cooperation in the promotion of the agricultural and tourism sectors, say leaders from regional business organizations... Banking sector shows signs of recovery after troubled year: MYANMAR’S private and part-government owned banks, especially smaller banks, have enjoyed steady growth over the last quarter due to increased customer confidence, banking sector sources said last week... Penang seeks increased trade with Myanmar: The 38-person Penang delegation included state government executives and 18 traders. They met with Myanmar traders at the Grand Plaza Park Royal on December 17, with the assistance of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
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      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 196, December 15 - 21, 2003
      Date of publication: 21 December 2003
      Description/subject: Goal to create an East Asia community, $3b in pledges ASEAN wooed by Tokyo summit: TOKYO – Japan and the 10 members of ASEAN last Friday set the ambitious goal of creating an East Asian community as Tokyo pledged US$3 billion in aid for training and to develop areas along the Mekong River during the next three years... U Win Aung to attend Thai forum: THE Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, will travel to Bangkok this week to attend a multilateral forum on the plan for a transition to democracy in Myanmar, the Thai government said last week.The forum, on December 15, will focus on the roadmap for a transition to democracy unveiled on August 30 by the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt... Myanmar features in film epic: SHYAM Benegal, one of India’s most eminent directors, spent last week in Myanmar shooting the final segments of an ambitious film.Netaji Subhas – The Last Hero is devoted to five years in the life of ‘Netaji’ Subhas Chandra Bose, an Indian freedom fighter who launched an offensive against British colonial forces... FM to attend highway talks in New Delhi: THE Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, is due to travel to New Delhi next week for talks with his Indian and Thai counterparts on building a highway linking the three countries, an official source said last week.The meeting on December 23 is expected to finalise technical and funding issues for the 1400-kilometre transna-tional highway, the source said... INSIDE THIS WEEK - R E V I E W 2003: A FRESH commitment by the government to restore constitutional rule was the highlight of 2003, which was also marked by increased economic and political support for Myanmar from the big Asian powers, China and India... A time for hope and rejuvenation: Throughout much of the western world, Christmas and the arrival of the New Year is a time for celebration, giving renewal and reflection. For most of the global community, New Year is also a time for being with family and friends. It’s a time to take stock of the achievements of the past 12 months and to plan for a brighter future... THE YEAR THAT WAS: THE Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, paid a six-day visit to China that began January 6. The visit was the first by a Myanmar leader since the changes in the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party last November which saw the Vice President, Mr Hu Jintao, took over from Mr Jiang as secretary-general... HELP FROM NGO’S: France-based AMI provides HIV-AIDS and health education in schools and communities in Dala Township in Yangon Division. It also provides treatment for those who have sexually transmitted infections and encourages birth spacing... A Cultural evolution: As every year passes by, changes in the art scene as well as the continued effects of traditional culture are seen but mostly these changes are barely discernable... A BRIGHTER CITY: THE Yangon City Development Committee made further important contributions to the capital’s development and modernisation in 2003, with a series of big infrastructure projects and continued efforts to create a greener and cleaner urban environment... Agriculture: The Back-bone: THE most outstanding development in the agriculture sector in 2003 was the government’s decision in April to liberalise the rice trade, a move with far-reaching implications for production of the country’s staple crop... More chicken: 2004 focus: CHICKEN has long been the favorite curry in Myanmar. It is a typical cuisine served with cooked rice on all occasions, auspicious or not. Second in line is pork, which is more popular in rural areas... K150m school for blind children to open this week in Sagaing: THE government opens its second school for blind children in Sagaing on December 16 at a ceremony to be attended by the Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Major-General Sein Htwar... Text book to aid road safety campaign: THE Traffic Rules Enforcement Supervisory Committee has prepared a text book outlining traffic and pedestrian rules as part of an education campaign aimed at reducing road accidents... Exhibitions to place spotlight on horticulture, cooperatives: A 30-day horticultural exhibition organised by Yangon City Development Committee will open at the Mindhama field in Mayangone township on January 1 to coincide with the 56th anniversary of Independence Day on January 4... Myanma Gem Enterprise holds auction for uncut jade: MYANMA Gem Enterprise is inviting bids for uncut jade produced from gem mining companies involved in joint ventures with the government... Myanmar and Thailand to start account trade: Account trade between Myanmar and Thailand will be implemented next year, according to U Sein Win Hlaing, general secretary of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry... Lanscaping helps to increase home value: IN the past ten years landscaping has become more popular in Myanmar, with home owners and property developers realising its potential for increasing the value of property, according to industry sources... Yangon hosts ASEAN forums: BUSINESS leaders and government officials from Southeast Asian countries gathered in Yangon last week to discuss the development of tourism and agriculture in the region.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 195, December 8 - 14, 2003
      Date of publication: 14 December 2003
      Description/subject: Myanmar, Thai associations building cultural and economic cooperation: THE Third Joint Meeting of the Myanmar-Thai Cultural and Economic Co-operation Association (MTCECA) and the Thai-Myanmar Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association (TMCECA) was held at the Hotel Nikko Royal Lake on Natmauk Road on the morning of 24 November 2003... Unprecedented Tokyo summit for leaders of ASEAN: THE leaders of Japan and ASEAN will bring the ASEAN-Japan Exchange Year to a close at a commemorative summit to be held in Tokyo next week.The summit, on December 11 and 12, marks the marks the culmination of a year of unprecedented exchanges between Japan and ASEAN... Uni to build small aircraft: STUDENTS at the Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University are building a small two-seater aircraft as a training project, said Professor Daw Khin Than Yu of the Aerospace Department under the Yangon Technological University... Official from New Delhi holds talks on issues linked to Myanmar Indians: Mr Jagdish Sharma, a deputy minister at the Ministry of External Affairs, met the Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, and the Religious Affairs Minister, Brigadier-General Thura Myint Maung, on December 2, during a three day visit that began on November 30... Y First tourism diploma courses due to begin: A HOTEL and tourism management school based at Yangon’s Summit Parkview Hotel launches its first diploma level courses next month.The Summit Centre for Career Development says the diploma courses will be the first in Myanmar to be recognised internationally... City FM celebrates second anniversary: YANGON’S City FM radio station is celebrating the second anniversary of its first trial broadcast and the station boss, U Hla Myint Swe, has called for an end to the station’s monopoly... Quarantine lab for Muse: AN animal quarantine laboratory built jointly by Myanmar and China will open on December 8 in the busy border trade town of Muse, an official from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries said last week... Shopping mall opens: A NEW three-storey shopping centre opened on Sule Pagoda Road in downtown Yangon on December 7.Myanmar Shopping Mall has involved an investment of about US$2 million, including building costs and stock. It is on a site formerly occupied by a duty-free shop... Gem cutting facilities lacking: MYANMAR is renowned for having some of the richest mineral deposits and for producing some of the highest quality gemstones in the world. Jadeite, rubies and pearls are just a few of the country’s precious assets that create global trade interest... Shipping markets inconsistent: SOME companies in Yangon’s shipping industry have experienced economic declines in recent months while others have been unaffected by this year’s market changes, according to industry sources... Renovation mistakes can damage historical edifaces: To preserve the original architectural workmanship and valuable antiquity, people should not renovate ancient pagodas and religious edifices until after prior consultations with responsible personnel and knowledgeable ancient architectural experts and specialists, say Myanmar’s veteran architects...Thinking Aloud talks to Dr Win Naing, the chairman of Myanmar NGO, Save the Life.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 194, December 1 - 7, 2003
      Date of publication: 07 December 2003
      Description/subject: Education helps needy children build better lives, says NGO: PROVIDING needy children with access to education is one of the most effective ways of preventing them from being abused and neglected, an official from the international non-government organisation, World Vision, said in Yangon last month... Petrol quota doubled in Yangon Division: THE Ministry of Energy last week increased the monthly petrol quota for private motor vehicles in Yangon Division by 15 gallons.Under the new quota that took effect on November 23, each private vehicle can buy up to 30 gallons a month at the special rate of K700 a gallon... Official welcomes ASEAN agreement on haze pollution: AN agreement among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to control haze pollution in the region would be beneficial for Myanmar, an official said last week... Govt dismisses Thai report on drug production: THE government has dismissed a report in a Thai newspaper claiming that the far southeastern port of Kawthaung has become a production base for methamphetamine tablets destined for sale in Thailand... INSIDE THIS WEEK HEALTH & MEDICINE 2003... Y Petronas role for Mahathir: KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Moha-mad, has been appointed advisor to national oil firm Petronas, a report said last Friday. “(Mahathir) has agreed to be a Petronas advisor for quite some time,” Petronas chairman Azizan Zainul Abidin was quoted as saying by the Malay-language Utusan Malaysia.... Japanese PM to host ASEAN leaders: THE leaders of Japan and ASEAN are to sign documents outlining the future relationship between the two sides at a commemorative summit to be held in Tokyo later this month, a Japanese news agency reported last week... Psychology tests begin for bus drivers and conductors: THE Traffic Rules Enforcement Supervisory Committee has begun psychology tests for bus drivers and conductors as part of its campaign to reduce road accidents and improve the safety of commuters... First email directory: THE first internet and e-mail directory in Myanmar will be published early next year in a joint effort by a website design company and one of the country’s two internet service providers, Bagan Cybertech Company... Export decline affects inspection and fumigation business in Yangon: A DECLINE in exports has affected companies involved in inspecting and fumigating shipments destined for overseas markets, say industry sources.“Until August our business was doing well, but sales have dropped since September. November has been the worst month, with the number of clients down by 50 to 70 per cent,” said Daw Aye Aye Soe, the manager of GITE pest control and fumigation company... The rise and rise of Yangon: WORK is underway on a series of high-rise projects which will transform the skyline along Pyay road, one of Yangon’s major thoroughfares.Ten high-rise developments of nine-storeys or higher are due to be completed within the next three to five years... Myanmar media industry thriving: YANGON’S local printed media market is thriving, with journals available on a wide range of topics for competitive prices.The publishers of these magazines and newspapers have created healthy businesses by quickly finding their niches in the market, according to industry sources.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 193, November 24 - 30, 2003
      Date of publication: 30 November 2003
      Description/subject: Myanmar ceramic production and trade during the Middle Ages: THESE are exciting times in the scientific study of Southeast Asian ceramic history. The scholarly world of Southeast Asian ceramic research is in a state of intellectual ferment because until recently, Myanmar was regarded as having no tradition of ceramic production... Bio-organic fertiliser plant to open in ’04: A DIVISION of the Supreme Group of Companies began work early this month on a factory west of Yangon which is expected to eventually produce up to 4500 tons of bio-organic fertiliser a month... Milestone for luxury boat: AN American couple received a pleasant surprise when they arrived in Yangon earlier this month and learned they would be the 20,000th and 20,001st passengers on the luxury river boat, Road to Mandalay... Regional FTA looming: A FREE trade agreement involving the five member countries of the BIMST-Economic Cooperation grouping is expected to be launched in 2006, a leading economist said last week. Dr Khin Ohn Thant, an advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister, said work was nearly completed on drafting a framework agreement for the FTA involving Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand... INSIDE THIS WEEK - STYLE 2003: I read fashion magazines like ‘Her World’ and ‘Vogue’. But I choose clothes which I think... I do not have any modern clothing except corporate suits. I wear a suit and tie everyday. When traditional, I go with longyi and tighpone. I love them... You cannot make models. You need to be born with the bone structure, the X-factor... I like the style of some movie stars, such as Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt... Asia should work towards a common market, says ADB: TOKYO – Asian countries should move towards creating their version of the European Union, with fast-growing China serving as an export market for poor countries along the Mekong River, according to a senior Asian Development Bank director... Thai energy giant signs deal for gas exploration contract: A THAI company has signed a contract with the government to explore for natural gas in the Gulf of Moattama, a senior government official said... Federation official urges more action on SMEs: CLOSER cooperation and coordination between the public and private sectors are essential to foster the growth of small and medium enterprises, a senior official with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry said last week... Government dismisses ‘speculative’ report: THE government has dismissed as “speculative” a media report suggesting that North Korea is supplying or planning to supply Myanmar with missiles and equipment to build a nuclear reactor... Myanmar needs new business strategies: THE LOCAL battery industry plays an important role in Myanmar’s developing economy with cars, small businesses and remote villages, relying on the power that batteries supply... Thai Airways gains profit of 12b baht: Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd, a major player in Myanmar’s tourism industry, has announced that it made a profit of nearly 12,500 million baht for the fiscal year which ended September 30, an increase by 22.3 per cent on last fiscal year... Mandalay real estate market remains stagnant - developers: DESPITE price drops for new Mandalay condominiums over last three months, property sales remain stagnant, according to Mandalay property market sources. U Soe Kyaw Oo, manager of Aung Htike Min Construction Company on 78th Street admitted prices for property, were falling.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 192, November 17 - 23, 2003
      Date of publication: 23 November 2003
      Description/subject: Bagan summit backs initiative for economic partnership: THE prime ministers of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have hailed the outcome of their economic summit in Bagan last week as “productive and constructive”. The one-day summit on November 12 adopted the Bagan Declaration, which provides for a far-reaching plan of action on a range of development projects to be implemented during the next 10 years... Thaksin vision to share prosperity: THE Thai Prime Minister, Mr Thaksin Shinawatra, has welcomed the outcome of the Bagan summit, saying it had forged a partnership aimed mainly at sharing prosperity... Official says China shows interest in making investments in mining sector: A SENIOR government official has expressed cautious optimism about further foreign investment in the mining sector following a visit to China by a delegation headed by the Deputy Minister for Mines, U Myint Thein... Despite sanctions, indications of a recovery in the textile sector: MYANMAR’S textile industry has shown signs of improvement in the past two months as companies find alternatives to the United States market, industry sources said last week... Advertising industry figures show signs of improvement: THE advertising industry in Myanmar, which since last February has seen a reduction in the number of spots sold each month, enjoyed a slight increase in sales in October... Distribution the key, say lottery sellers: A nation-wide distribution network is essential to achieve good lottery sales because of high demand in rural areas, says one of the country’s biggest retailers of lottery tickets... MMPE employees begin film production course: MYANMAR Motion Picture Enterprise under the Ministry of Information has begun a training course aimed at providing its staff with knowledge of all facets of film production, an official said last week... Tourism looks to a positive season: THE tourism industry is quietly optimistic that the number of visitors during the current peak season could come close to matching last year’s record figures. Representatives of some travel companies and international-class hotels say their optimism is based on steady bookings for the coming months... Sales levels vary over the Tazaungdine festival: DISCOUNTS of up to 50 per cent offered at some supermarkets across Yangon saw the generally busy Tazaung-dine festival period consistently good, a Myanmar Times market survey has found... Street vendors survive market downturn: LOW operating costs and the ability to easily move to another location have helped to ensure that street vendors in Yangon are able to make a profit despite movements in the economic climate.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 191, November 10 - 16, 2003
      Date of publication: 16 November 2003
      Description/subject: $1 billion in trade the vision for enhanced ties with India: A VISIT by the Indian Vice President, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, has resulted in a further strengthening of bilateral ties, with both sides pledging to increase cooperation in trade, transportation, education, defence and the fight against terrorism.A highlight of last week’s visit was a decision in principle by India to provide a US$57 million loan to upgrade the 800-kilometre rail link between Yangon and Mandalay.On another issue involving the transport sector, the two sides also agreed to ensure progress in implementing a transnational highway linking Myanmar, India and Thailand, which will be the subject of a ministerial meeting in New Delhi next month... Full access for Pinheiro during a whirlwind week for rapporteur: THE United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, has praised the cooperation he received from the government during a visit to Yangon last week... Bagan summit this week: THE prime ministers of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos meet in Bagan on November 12 for a summit at which they are expected to sign a declaration on an economic development strategy.The strategy, aimed at increasing competitiveness... Good prices essential for rice crop, says minister: THE MINISTER for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tin, last week stressed the importance of ensuring that paddy farmers receive good prices from the coming monsoon crop harvest so that rice production is not affected next year... Theatrical production to depict life at royal court: A LAVISH theatrical production that depicts court life during the last Myanmar dynasty opens at the National Theatre in Mandalay on November 15.The production, which shows how members of the Konbaung dynasty... Growth in IT sector ensures high enrollments at training: MYANMAR has been making rapid progress in recent years in the development of information technology, which is playing an increasingly important role in the development of the economy.The emerging IT sector is aiding economic development through the crucial role it plays as a tool for training and upgrading human resources, or capacity building... YCDC plans to expand garbage collection fleet: YANGON City Development Committee is planning to expand its garbage collection service following a decision to buy 25 specialised vehicles from China by the end of the current fiscal year... On-line training a first for non-formal education sector: The Myanmar Education Research Bureau launches a training program later this month for more than 3000 people who will be involved in a national campaign aimed at increasing adult literacy rates... Official praises standards in performing arts contest: AN official at the Ministry of Culture has praised the talents of young people who participated in the 11th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition that ended in Yangon on October 31... India-Myanmar trade to increase: TRADE between India and Myanmar has the potential to increase substantially, the Indian Vice-President, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, and representatives of business groups said last week... One-stop shop for building materials: ONE of the biggest construction companies in Myanmar is planning to establish a one-stop-shop for building materials and household products, a company spokesman announced last week... Property market on the slide: WHEN it comes to property we know this for sure: There are millions to be made in the never ending cycle of booms and busts. And there are millions to be lost as well.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 190, November 3 - 9, 2003
      Date of publication: 09 November 2003
      Description/subject: The Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science: The Third Research Conference: THE opening ceremony of the Third Research Conference of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science was held at the Diamond Jubilee Hall on the morning of 23 October 2003.Minister for Education U Than Aung gave the opening address to the gathering that consisted of Deputy Minister for Education Brig-Gen, Soe Win Maung, the chairmen of the Myanmar Academy of Medical Science, the Myanmar Academy of Science and Technology and the Myanmar Academy of Agricultural Sciences, keynote address speakers U Thaung Htut, former Rector of the Institute of Education and U Hla Maung, former ambassador, rectors, professors, scholars and participants of the conference... Driver centre to cut road accident rate: A NEW driver training centre in Yangon is expected to make an important contribution to efforts to reduce the road accident rate, said the chairperson of the Yangon Peace and Development Council, Major-General Myint Swe.[FullStory] Sanctions are misguided and counter-productive, says Govt... THE government has called on the United States to reconsider its “misguided and counter-productive” sanctions policy, saying that Washington has no evidence that they work... You’re impeding fight on narcotics, US told: SANCTIONS imposed by the United States have impeded Myanmar’s campaign to eradicate narcotics, the government said in a statement last week.The statement, issued on October 30, said the sanctions had undermined the economy and taken away resources that could be used to combat drug production... Bagan summit to discuss Thai plan for regional economic development: THE government has welcomed a proposal for a joint economic development scheme that will be discussed by the leaders of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia at a summit in Bagan next week... SPECIAL REPORT: Spinning the big picture into silk realities What in your opinion is the major obstacle to just and sustainable development in today’s world? Editor-in-Chief Ross Dunkley recently attended a conference on bridging global gaps, held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. In this article he outlines the importance of such events as we struggle in our search for solutions to pressing issues facing our planet... INSIDE THIS WEEK: F O C U S ..O N ..E D U C A T I O N: » 30-year plan with a vision of the ‘Knowledge Age’; » Child development a key focus of private, public schools; » Variety in classes boosts capacity for learning; » Sharing ideas through exchange... Kandawgyi Lake undergoes a transformation: A MASSIVE project to transform the park around Kandawgyi Lake into a world class recreation and education centre is expected to be completed by the end of next year, a director of the Forestry Department, U Khin Maung Zaw, said last Monday... Myanmar wins awards at engineering meet: MYANMAR was honoured with two awards for outstanding achievements in engineering at a conference in Indonesia last month.The awards, to the Public Works department of the Ministry of Construction and to women engineers from the department, were presented during a conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations in Jogjakarta from October 20 to 23... Furniture industry drives demand for rubber wood: DEMAND for wood from the rubber tree has increased sharply because of its growing popularity in the furniture industry, an official with Myanma Perennial Crops Enterprise said last week... Indian vice president begins goodwill visit: THE Vice President of India, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, was due to arrive in Yangon on November 2 for a four-day goodwill visit aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, the Indian ambassador, Mr Rajiv Bhatia, said last week... Myanmar takes lead role in Mekong sub-region chambers: MYANMAR has taken over as rotating Chair of the Greater Mekong Sub-region Business Forum (GMS-BF) from Laos, beginning its two years at the helm of the organisation, on October 27... Gem Emporium sales fall to $17.6m: SALES revenue reached US$17.6 million at the bi-annual Yangon gem emporium last week, down on the previous event last October.Industry analysts cited a weakening of the international gems market following the SARS epidemic earlier this year, which badly affected China, the main market for jade, as the cause of the downturn... Draft legislation for condominiums under review: THE Ministry of Construction has proposed a draft of a new law focused on the planning and construction of condominiums, a senior government official said last week.The law, drawn up in consultation with major developers in the construction sector, will help to improve the administration of condominiums in which several households are living, said U Aunt Kyaw, director general of Human Settlement and Housing Development Committee under Ministry of Construction.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 189, October 27 - November 2 , 2003
      Date of publication: 02 November 2003
      Description/subject: Traditional performing arts competition attracts record entries: A RECORD number of contestants are participating in the Eleventh Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition being held in Yangon until October 31, an official from the Ministry of Culture said last week.The competition attracted 2445 contestants this year, an increase of about 86 per cent since the event was launched in 1993.“The first Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition had 284 contestants, but year by year the quantity, as well as the quality, has increased,” the official said... Sanctions and isolation are a ‘lose-lose’ strategy for all USA must adopt fresh approach - Govt: THE government has called on the United States to put aside its “self defeating” policies on Myanmar and adopt a fresh approach aimed at improving bilateral relations... 43-member team for convention: THE State Peace and Development Council has reconstituted a 43-member management committee to assist the work of the National Convention Convening Commission, which has the task of drafting a constitution... New TV channel planned for MRTV: THE government plans to launch a satellite-based television channel early next year in collaboration with Myanmar Forever June company, its managing director, Dr Thein Myint, said last week... Software product to go on show at Swiss event: A MYANMAR company has won an award for an innovative software product that will be displayed at an information and communications technology exhibition in Switzerland in December... Grouping strengthens trade ties with China, India and Japan: BALI, Indonesia – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations last Wednesday signed wide-ranging deals with China, Japan and India in an attempt to transform economic competitors into partners and to keep the regional peace... Interviews under way for agricultural census: INTERVIEWS have begun with more than four million farmers as part of the biggest and most comprehensive agricultural census since Myanmar gained independence in 1948... Minister highlights nation’s potential for rice production: MYANMAR was fortunate to have the potential to increase rice production to meet increasing demand in the region, the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tun, said earlier this month... Prime Minister outlines teachers’ national role: THE Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, has called on teachers to play a leading role in the emergence of Myanmar as a modern, democratic state. General Khin Nyunt made the call in an address to a ceremony at the Diamond Jubilee Hall on Pyay Road on October 5, World Teachers’ Day... MICTDC’s initial public offering to raise K500m: MYANMAR Information and Communication Technology Development Corporation Limited, a Myanmar public company, will make its first public offering this month with the release of 500,000 shares for sale at K1000 a share... Candle sales boom as people celebrate festival of lights: SALES of candles boomed last week ahead of Thadingyut, the annual festival of lights, which was celebrated this year from October 9 to 11. Candles play an integral part of celebrations associated with the festival, one of the most important events on Myanmar’s Buddhist calendar... The challenge of accommodating 100,000 newcomers a year: YANGON’S construction sector is going to be under pressure to build more high-rise residential blocks to help accommodate a fast-growing urban population, according to a senior government official.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 188, October 20 - 26, 2003
      Date of publication: 26 October 2003
      Description/subject: Captured moment wins a prize: IMAGES of Myanmar have won major prizes in a photographic competition held by a Canadian newspaper, the Toronto Star.The newspaper holds an annual competition for amateur photographers and pictures taken in Myanmar won first and second prizes in the Places category of this year’s competition.A photo taken during a visit to Inle Lake in January 2001 won second prize for Mr Kieron Nelson, a resident of Sarnia, Ontario... Yangon hosts drugs meet: OFFICIALS from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China discussed joint projects to combat the narcotics trade at a meeting in Yangon last week... Myanmar ‘satisfied’ with summit: MYANMAR was “satisfied” with the outcome of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit held in Indonesia earlier this month, the Deputy Foreign Minister, U Khin Maung Win, told a media conference in Yangon on October 13... Govt rejects over-logging claim: THE government has rejected a claim by a British forest conservation group that over-logging in Myan-mar has caused environmental degradation... Cruise liner visits, and sets record: THE biggest passenger liner to have visited Myanmar docked at the Thilawa deep water port south of Yangon last week as part of a three-nation regional cruise... Home for the aged prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary: HNINZIGONE Home for the Aged on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road marks a milestone on November 1 when it celebrates its 70th anniversary.The anniversary will coincide with two of the three main events on the home’s annual calendar – its Flag Day, a fund raising event aimed at generating publicity, and a celebration of its residents, known as Boe Bwa Day... Hopes rise for peace deal with KNU: THE government would welcome a peace deal with the Kayin National Union, a senior military official said last week.The Vice Chief of Military Intelligence, Major-General Kyaw Win, made the comment at a media briefing last Monday amid reports suggesting that the KNU was planning a peace agreement with the government... Mandalay emerges as a major centre for industry growth: MANDALAY has emerged as a major industrial centre with the number of industries in the city increasing by 100 per cent during the last 12 years, says U Maung Soe, the chairman of the Mandalay Industrial Development Co. Ltd... Computer federation begins IT roadshow: AN information technology roadshow organised by the Myanmar Computer Federation with the assistance of the Japan-based Centre for International Cooperation in Computerisation begins a tour of Ayeyarwaddy Division this week... ‘Yangon will be totally transformed ’ says industry leader: YANGON city will undergo a complete transformation over the next ten years if development plans and commitments from both public and private sectors are implemented, said a leading authority on Yangon’s construction industry.The president of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs’ Association, Dr Khin Shwe, said... Computer rental business soars as public awareness grows: WHILE increased internet usage has expanded the computer industry in Myanmar over the past year, the computer rental industry is also looking promising, industry sources said this month.Many companies in the computer industry have said that the rental service is providing a profitable sideline to their core business activities such as programming, networking and maintenance... Expat exodus sees rental market stagnate: YANGON’S property rental market has shrunk by about 40 per cent over the past six months, say industry sources, with many citing a big reduction in rental by the foreign community as the main cause.“For the time being, there are not many foreign business people in the city,” said one real estate agent.
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      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 187, October 13 - 19, 2003
      Date of publication: 19 October 2003
      Description/subject: Myanmar wins praise at ASEAN summit. Statement welcomes ‘positive developments’: MYANMAR’S plan for a transition to democracy was praised by the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at their summit on the Indonesian island of Bali last week.In a statement issued after the summit on October 7, the ASEAN leaders “welcomed the recent positive developments in Myanmar and the Government’s pledge to bring about a transition to democracy through dialogue and reconciliation.”It said the road map for the transition to democracy, unveiled on August 30 by the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, was “a pragmatic approach and deserves understanding and support.”... Government expresses thanks: THE government has thanked its fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for supporting its road map to restore democracy and expressed its thanks during the grouping’s summit on the Indonesian island of Bali last week... India to host talks on international highway: THE foreign ministers of Myanmar, India and Thailand are due to meet in New Delhi in December to discuss plans to build a highway linking the three countries, an Indian newspaper reported last week... Airlines prepare for influx of tourists: INTERNATIONAL and domestic airlines have begun amending their schedules to cater for increased demand during the tourist high season from October 1 to April 30.The changes include the introduction by Thai International Airlines of a service that will fly four times a week between Yangon and Chiang Mai from November 30... A Shopper’s Paradise: OVER the last decade large shopping centres, often incorporating a supermarket as a drawcard, are attracting more and more shoppers away from the open bazaars... The genesis of a shopping centre: THERE are many different ways of laying out a shopping centre: some just build the centre, partition the spaces into different sizes for shops and rent them out; while the majority of the centres run their own shops and reallocate a portion of the space to famous brands... Grouping strengthens trade ties with China, India and Japan: BALI, Indonesia – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations last Wednesday signed wide-ranging deals with China, Japan and India in an attempt to transform economic competitors into partners and to keep the regional peace... Interviews under way for agricultural census: INTERVIEWS have begun with more than four million farmers as part of the biggest and most comprehensive agricultural census since Myanmar gained independence in 1948... Minister highlights nation’s potential for rice production: MYANMAR was fortunate to have the potential to increase rice production to meet increasing demand in the region, the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tun, said earlier this month... Prime Minister outlines teachers’ national role: THE Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, has called on teachers to play a leading role in the emergence of Myanmar as a modern, democratic state. General Khin Nyunt made the call in an address to a ceremony at the Diamond Jubilee Hall on Pyay Road on October 5, World Teachers’ Day... MICTDC’s initial public offering to raise K500m: MYANMAR Information and Communication Technology Development Corporation Limited, a Myanmar public company, will make its first public offering this month with the release of 500,000 shares for sale at K1000 a share... Candle sales boom as people celebrate festival of lights: SALES of candles boomed last week ahead of Thadingyut, the annual festival of lights, which was celebrated this year from October 9 to 11. Candles play an integral part of celebrations associated with the festival, one of the most important events on Myanmar’s Buddhist calendar... The challenge of accommodating 100,000 newcomers a year: YANGON’S construction sector is going to be under pressure to build more high-rise residential blocks to help accommodate a fast-growing urban population, according to a senior government official.
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      Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 186, October 6 - 12, 2003
      Date of publication: 12 October 2003
      Description/subject: Sanctions hinder democratisation plan, FM tells General Assembly: SANCTIONS designed to coerce Myanmar would hinder the government’s democra-tisation efforts, the Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, said in an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 29.“It is disconcerting that some countries have … subjected Myanmar to a wide array of unfair economic sanctions for their political ends,” U Win Aung said, referring to action taken by the United States and the European Union aimed at promoting democratic reform in Myanmar... Myanmar’s road map to democracy – hope for progress: MYANMAR’S road map to democracy is a hot topic.So, as the end of the year approaches, we are all looking to 2004 having the potential to be a turning point in Myanmar and recent events in Yangon are all directing us that way. Indeed we are at another confluence in Myanmar’s political history. It appears that Senior General Than Shwe is phasing himself out of the day-to-day decision making – a role he has played as the Military Government’s leader for more than a decade... We’re ready to explain our policies, says Deputy FM: MYANMAR stands ready to explain its domestic political situation if the issue is raised at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Indonesia this week, says the Deputy Foreign Minister, U Khin Maung Win... UN envoy Razali hopeful of resumption in talks: THE United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Mr Razali Ismail, has expressed hope for a resumption of talks between the government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, after meeting both sides during his latest mission to Myanmar last week... •Myanmar replicates world-wide trends in photocopiers; •Boom predicted for local wire and cable; •Locally-made stoves and ovens find favour; •Local models dominate voltage regulator sales; •Chinese lighting products illuminate local market; Electrical Products - A special sector survey, 2003:- Asia leading the world in hi-tech electronics: A NEW generation of electrical products, until recently just play-things for the idle wealthy, are fast becoming an affordable luxury with a hungry, ever-growing market... Myanmar replicates world-wide trends in photocopiers: THE DIGITAL age has come to Myanmar in a rush under many guises, and photocopiers are no exception, with new technology rapidly making the old copying processes redundant... Boom predicted for local wire and cable: LOCALLY manufactured wire and cables have gained a strong hold in the market during the last four years when the private sector entered the industry, say market sources. “Myanmar products are competitive when compared to their imported counterparts, not just in terms of quality, but price as well,” said Daw Ohn Mar, who began trading in cable in Mandalay in 1987... Low-priced Chinese VCD, DVD players dominate market: “Because the prices of quality brands about double those of Chinese-made products, the quality of which is not so bad, the Chinese products are much more in demand,” according to Ko Soe Naing, sales executive for Kyaw Electronic Centre in downtown Yangon’s Kyauktada Township... High-end producers lead move to digital cameras: Mainly popular with professional photographers, digital camera sales are not seasonal, unlike 35mm SLR film cameras, sales of which peak during the tourist and Myanmar festivals season between October and May... Chinese lighting products illuminate local market: Daw Mi Mi Ko, purchasing manager at Myanmar Lighting Manufacturing Co., Ltd, fluorescents lamp producer, said the future is very promising, with their total sales climbing dramatically this year to meet rising demand... Noisy karaoke lounges relieve stress: “We are living in a karaoke culture,” says Lay Phyu, one of Myanmar’s most famous rock singers and producers.“Singing karaoke songs is one of the most popular outlets for stress and excess energy in Myanmar,” says Lay Phyu... Air conditioning’s popularity grows as production increases drag down prices: The Japanese and South Korean brands, such as National, Sanyo, General, Mitsubishi, Sharp, Samsung and LG are popular for their quality but must continuously prove their reliability through the introduction of new technology and consistent high quality. Chinese brands, however, are closing the gap in quality and have a price advantage... UPS sales up as demand for personal computers surges: THE GROWING use of computers in Myanmar has seen a parallel growth in demand for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units, industry sources told Myanmar Times... Locally-made stoves and ovens find favour: Duwon Electric, which was established in 1966 and began operations by producing amplifiers but moved into electric stoves in 1987, said it had been enjoying stable sales figures even during though slower economic times... Brand loyalty fans the flames as Thais fight China for sales: “Most customers buy according to their spending power,” said Ko Lin Lin, a representative of Ko Than Oo and Brothers Electric Mart near Yuzana Plaza in Yangon. “And many of these customers will gravitate towards a brand they already use, or know. They buy a similar product at their next purchase and are prepared to pay the price for the brand they like.”... Local models dominate voltage regulator sales: THE MARKET for voltage regulators, which are used to stabilise direct-current voltage, has slowed over the past five years according to electronic industry sources. With a growing population, and wider access to consumer and luxury products, Myanmar is seeing a growing demand for electricity... Battle rages over flatscreen TV sales: TELEVISION has a variety of applications in society, business, and science. The most common use of television is as a source of information and entertainment for viewers in their homes... Japanese ‘doh’ finds foothold in electrical goods market: WHEN a dealer of the electronic products utters the word “doh”, they are referring to second-hand Japanese televisions, video players, and audio devices manufactured only for the Japanese domestic market, but eventually finding their way into developing country markets like Myanmar... Photo labs expect better days as tourists return: PHOTO PROCESSING sales have declined this year as fewer people are travelling to and exploring the many wonderful sights and attractions this country has to offer, industry sources told Myanmar Times... Auto-washers take away the toil: Before the invention of washing machines, clothes were washed in streams and pounded on rocks. Later they were soaked in tubs and rubbed over corrugated washboards. Crude, hand-operated washing machines began to appear in the late 18th century... Mobile phones still mean business, but risk becoming fashion accessory: GETTING Myanmar connected is the goal of fax, fixed line and cellular phone retailers. And with plans for more fixed phone lines and mobile phone licences, the industry is ready for the inevitable growth in demand... Myanmar’s road map to democracy – hope for progress • We’re ready to explain our policies, says Deputy FM • UN envoy Razali hopeful of resumption in talks • Private sector role urged to take leading role in Mekong region projects • Government to introduce e-procurement scheme • Journal outlines civil service career opportunities • Festival of light nears • Few seek relief from a time-tested treatment • Security, terror top Bali agenda • Government support essential for integration, says ESCAP official • Chinese consul-general hails stronger relationship • Team appointed to assist convention commission • Tourism operators expect more tourists upcountry • Horn ban helping to reduce accident rate • A telecoms law currently being drafted • Japanese NGO aids monastery schools • FMI announces dividend of K4000 a share • MES trainees sent to Japan Thailand to help AIDS campaign; Solar power a solution for Myanmar’s remote villages...Thinking Aloud talks to Daw Moe Thuzar, a senior officer in the Bureau of Functional Cooperation at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 185, September 29 - October 5, 2003
      Date of publication: 05 October 2003
      Description/subject: Roadmap the right path, says envoy: A SPECIAL envoy from Indonesia has welcomed the road map to democracy unveiled last month by the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, saying its implementation would be “very important for Myanmar and the region.”Mr Ali Alatas, a former Indonesian foreign minister, was speaking at a media conference in Yangon on September 24 at the end of a four-day visit as a special envoy of President Megawati Sukarnoputri.Mr Ali Alatas, a former Indonesian foreign minister... Thai FM expresses confidence on roadmap: THE Thai Foreign Minister, Mr Surakiart Sathirathai, said last week after talks with Myanmar leaders that he was confident about the government’s plans for a road map to democracy... Daw Suu Kyi returns home: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has moved to her home on University Avenue, one week after undergoing major surgery, her personal physician Dr Tin Myo Win said last Friday... Appointments to National Convention: THE State Peace and Development Council last week announced the appointment of 12 members and a joint secretary to the National Convention Convening Commission... New airline ready to fly: AN airline set up as a joint venture by the national carrier, Myanma Airways, and companies in Myanmar, France and Singapore is planning to begin chartered cargo and passenger flights by the end of the year... Prime Minister praises role of women entrepreneurs: THE Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, has praised the role played by women entrepreneurs.... Mekong countries back new drugs campaign: HANOI – The governments of six Southeast Asian countries warned last week against the rapid spread... New facilites help riding centre to attract more young members: NEW FACILITIES at an equestrian centre in North Dagon township are proving popular with young riders... • Slavery still a problem, says British academic • Myanmar must prepare for threat of cybercrime: IT experts • Mandalay residents welcome better phone links • Ceremony to pay tribute to the nation’s teachers • Sanctions hurting textile industry, says British MP • Government planning to buy paddy from monsoon crop • Farm sector workshop studies land reforms • Traffic police learn first aid • $12m diesel engine factory planned • New Pakistani ambassador • Earthquake causes damage • Wedding photographers poised to capture that special moment Donation for women’s centre; UN agency to fund health risks survey; Business is looking good for interior decorators; • Myanmar-S Korea business exchange • Bullish ASEAN business group says, ‘hurry up’ • Vietnam Trade Fair welcomed...Thinking Aloud talks to Mr Takahiro Sasaki, the resident representative in Myanmar of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 184, September 22 -28, 2003
      Date of publication: 28 September 2003
      Description/subject: Increased supply of paddy and rice forces prices down by 10 per cent: PADDY and rice prices dropped by 10 per cent over the past month, according to sources from the biggest wholesale market in Yangon.Top quality paddy variety Paw-san-hmwe was traded during the second week of this month at Kyats 300,000 for 100 baskets (two tonnes), down from K330,000 early last month.The price for the same variety of rice also went down to Kyats 13,500 for a 108-pound bag from K15,000 during the same period... Work begins on Myanmar Bangladesh highway: A SURVEY for the construction of a highway linking Myanmar and Bangladesh will begin next month, a diplomatic source said last Thursday.The 60-kilometre highway linking Taknaf in Bangladesh’s... Tourist cruise liner to dock in Yangon: THE biggest cruise liner to visit Myanmar will anchor off the Thilawa deep-water port, about 50 kilometres south of Yangon, next month... Sugarcane farmers rejoice as Government price skyrockets: THE SUGARCANE industry is set to boom again following an announcement by the government that the price paid to farmers for their cane will be increased by about 70 per cent... Outrage over US claims of ‘failure to fight drugs’: THE government has dismissed as “patently untrue” claims by the United States last week that Myanmar had failed in the fight against drug production and trafficking... Mindreading the key to business success: MYANMAR Marketing Research and Development managing director, Peter Thein, sees educating his clients about the benefits of consumer research as a big part of his job. Too often in Myanmar, the tools of promotion are restricted to copying competitors, with little innovation... Competitive soap market in a lather: LOCALLY-PRODUCED soaps have now captured 90 per cent of the market, according to local producers, and the value of this share is set to rise... Consumer interest in dairy products grows: CHANGING lifestyles in Myanmar is encouraging new eating habits, and milk and milk products are one item growing in popularity under the change... Beauty industry undergoing a facelift: ‘BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder’, the saying goes – but for centuries women, and men, have been trying to find it in a jar, bottle or tube.The worldwide beauty industry is now worth US$160 billion a year, and has been growing exponentially for over a decade... Soft drink companies compete for 1 million gulps a day: ONE MILLION Myanmar a day are finding relief from the heat in a bottle of soft drink, according to industry producers. This includes 300 million bottles of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) consumed during 2002, by 10.7 million people above the age of 12... Water - profit in a bottle: IN 2001, a research project commissioned by a Swiss-based conservation group, the World Wide Fund for Nature, indicated that bottled water is often no healthier or safer to drink than tap water... Quality the key for spirits: BRAND loyalty is the key to the liquor market, industry sources say, as regular consumers have become quality-conscious.Grand Royal Whisky manufacturer International Beverages Trading Co Ltd’s marketing manager, Ko Yan Naing Soe Myint, said consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about daily products, including their own choice of liquor, because of wider access to information... Outside competition gives local confectionery run for its money: CONFECTIONERY producers in Myanmar are experiencing a bitter-sweet business climate. Competition from the more popular Thai imports, and a decrease in consumer spending, is hurting them despite the increasing quality in locally-produced confectionery... New plantation to reduce reliance on imported cooking oil: LOCALLY produced cooking oils are struggling to expand their market share because of cheaper imports, but big plans are being made to turn this around... Monsoon boom for mosquito coils: MOSQUITO coil manufacturers are experiencing a boom as more households use the coils to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, market sources said... Frozen food options attract growing number of consumers: THE NUMBER of consumers looking to pre-packaged, frozen foods is growing, despite a cooling in the consumer goods sector, a Myanmar Times survey has found... Competition hot in coffee mix market: IF YOU spend just a few minutes in front of the goggle box during prime time TV commercials, you’ll soon realise just how tough the competition is amongst suppliers of all manner of local and imported goods... Back from Mandalay, with a suitcase of sticky rice in tow: THE MANDALAY traditional snack, htoe mont, may be just a small bundle of sticky rice mixed with nuts and seeds, but it is a big player in the consumer snack market in Myanmar. Invited to all the best parties – from wedding receptions, to religious occasions – htoe mont conjures up happy memories for a snack-loving nation... Pickled tea a traditional favourite: What we usually call laphet (pickled tea leaves) is Myanmar’s favourite dessert. The Myanmar laphet tradition is as old as the Orient itself or may predate the lust for chocolate of the Occident... Fancy cakes keep bakery ovens hot: FANCY cakes are keeping the cake business alive, local industry sources told Myanmar Times.Deputy general manager of A&T Bakery and Confectionery, Daw Sandar Minn, said the cake and biscuit part of the company’s business had been increasing since they began operations in 1997, but had recently faltered... Would you like seasoning with that? IT is not possible to make a delicious curry without a suitable seasoning powder. They are the lifeblood, so to speak, of many a Myanmar dish... Nats and shopkeepers prepare for banana and coconut fest: WHOLESALERS and retailers of coconuts and green bananas are preparing for a surge in sales next month... Myanmar discovers soothing effects of ornamental fish: KEEPING ornamental fish at home, the office or in restaurants is increasingly popular in Myanmar... • Few storms, less rainfall • Fire brigade expands capacity • Australia injects $300,000 into ICRC • Instant noodle market off the boil as monsoon reduces sales • New French Ambassador • Astrological website to supplement magazine • Deputy ministers appointed • Air Mandalay boosts capacity • NGO donates drinking water • Leaf fertilisers increase crop production... Clean water and STD awareness projects for Dala; JICA continues support for leprosy eradication project; New hearse donated for free funerals; Killer plant warning; Heavy machinery sales and rental profits steady; Cashew cultivation pick of the crop... • Training encourages marine security • Myanmar crane hire business still slow • ISO certification is a necessity: UMFCCI.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 183, September 15 -21, 2003
      Date of publication: 21 September 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... Myanmar embraces the internet revolution: THERE is a whole new lexicon developing around the world, and it seems that if we ignore these new additions to our vocabulary, we’ll be left behind in the global race for what is known as Information Technology or IT for short.These days, terms like internet, World Wide Web and broadband are in common use, and strange new combinations of letters and numbers, such as http://www.yahoo.com’, or aung34@bagan.net.mm”, are becoming increasingly common... US chastised after Red Cross confirms Suu Kyi in fine health: THE government has sharply criticised the United States after the International Committee of the Red Cross contradicted repeated claims by Washington that the secretary general of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung Suu Kyi, was on a hunger strike... First steps on the roadmap: A SEVEN-POINT plan unveiled late last month by the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, was a “concrete” plan for the democratisation of Myanmar, a senior government minister said last week... Amazing Gateway gets Myanmar’s interest: A 150-PERSON travel industry team will be attending this week’s Thailand Travel Mart 2003 to help raise awareness of Myanmar as a travel destination.Myanmar has 36 of the 374 booths at the event... Second international carrier opens office: MYANMAR’s second international carrier, United Myanmar Airlines, opened an office in the Summit Parkview Hotel last Wednesday ahead of its inaugural flights on October 15... US chastised after Red Cross confirms Suu Kyi in fine health: THE government has sharply criticised the United States after the International Committee of the Red Cross contradicted repeated claims by Washington that the secretary general of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung Suu Kyi, was on a hunger strike... First steps on the roadmap: A SEVEN-POINT plan unveiled late last month by the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, was a “concrete” plan for the democratisation of Myanmar,.. Amazing Gateway gets Myanmar’s interest: A 150-PERSON travel industry team will be attending this week’s Thailand Travel Mart 2003 to help raise awareness of Myanmar... • Second international carrier opens office • PM wants literacy programs speeded up • Human trafficking claim ‘ridiculous,’ says govt • Workshop focusses on child sex tourism • Audio school launches diploma classes • Thai carrier plans Bagan service • Bagan Cybertech begins access project • Apartments, and a school • Legal action looming for trafficking suspect • Seminar on banking sector • Our own road map to democracy • Japanese NGO donates trucks to govt agency • Shifting cultivation practices under study... $0.5m fever monitor installed at airport; S Koreans aid needy patients; Charity welcomes rise in donations: Fertility rate dips as more women stay single; Secondhand booksellers look for a new home as market grows: With 9000 tunes, can karaoke fans resist? • Readers have new option with e-bookstore opening • MBA course produces ‘enlightened’ managers • Closer Asean ties with India will make Myanmar a trade corridor • Tourism training course resumes.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 182, September 8 -14 , 2003
      Date of publication: 14 September 2003
      Description/subject: The Myeik Archipelago: ADAM Frost,sailor,adventurer and conservationist is passionate about the island-studded Myeik Archipelago, in the Andaman Sea off south-eastern Myanmar.“I’ve sailed all around Southeast Asia and I think the archipelago is the most beautiful place I’ve been,” he declares.It is an area that Mr Frost and his brother, Graham, know intimately.“We’ve spent many years in Mergui Archipelago,” he says, using the common English term for the region. “We know where the most beautiful islands are, we know where the prettiest places are.”... Withdrawal from Yadana field not an option says oil giant: THE American energy giant, Unocal, said last week it had no plan to withdraw from Myanmar despite being urged to do so by two state government officials in the United States.Unocal made the announcement on its website on September 3, a day after the request was made by the Californian Treasurer, Mr Phil Angelides, and his New York counterpart, Mr Alan Hevisi... Govt dismisses US claims of Suu Kyi hunger strike as ‘spin doctors at work’: THE government has dismissed claims by the United States that the secretary general of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is on a hunger strike, describing them as “another glaring example of spin doctors at work.”... Big moment approaches for agricultural census: THE Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation is finalising preparations for the largest and most comprehensive agricultural census to be conducted since independence in 1948.The agricultural census, the third in 50 years, will begin next month and is expected to take 45 days to complete... Donation of books benefits adult literacy skills program: STUDENTS from 13 schools in Yangon last week donated thousands of books to the Myanmar Education Research Bureau for its... Big crowds tipped for trade fair: ABOUT 40,000 people are expected to visit a four-day trade fair that opened in Yangon on September 5, say the organisers of the... • Call to Western powers on National Convention • Work begins on farm sector study • Language test numbers rise • Alternative music pioneer dies at 25 of liver disease • A second chance for an education • Model project for students • MAS launches project to encourage use of cheap fertiliser alternative • Silverware industry has high hopes for a gleaming future • YMBA prepares for centenary celebrations • Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries launches journal... Reproductive health forum; Environment group welcomes moves to tackle air pollution; Operations a first for NGO; Health survey raises anaemia awareness; Billboard advertising slumps as new restrictions imposed; • Japan ties ‘could be improved’ • Sluggish construction sector causes demand for skilled labour to decline • Trade dispute arbitration system needed • Work resumes on US$117 project.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 181, September 1 - 7, 2003
      Date of publication: 07 September 2003
      Description/subject: SPECIAL EDITION - ROADMAP TO DEMOCRACY: Prime Minister outlines vision: IN his first major speech since being appointed Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt has outlined a “road map” for democratisation in Myanmar. Speaking at Pyithu Hlattaw (Parliament House) last Saturday ahead of an address to the nation, General Khin Nyunt said the road map would pave the way for “fair elections.”They would follow the reconvening of the National Convention to draft a constitution as the first step in a seven-point plan for the transition to democracy... Drafting of new constitution the first priority Seven steps to a transition: THE Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, outlined the seven-point plan for a transition to democracy in a broad-ranging two-hour speech.“Our government will undertake the following steps systematically as a part of our nation-building efforts,” the Prime Minister said... Reshuffle sees Gen Khin Nyunt appointed Prime Minister: GENERAL Khin Nyunt was appointed Prime Minister last week in the most far-reaching reshuffle of the State Peace and Development Council and the government since 1997.As Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt - the former Secretary 1 of the SPDC - assumes a position formerly held by the SPDC Chairman, Senior General Than Shwe... Govt raps British group over list: THE government has criticised a British pressure group over the publication of its latest “dirty list” of companies doing business in Myanmar.The list, compiled by Burma Campaign UK, was “politically motivated,” the Myanmar embassy in London said in a statement... UN ceremony honours bomb victims: UNITED Nations personnel in Myanmar gathered in Yangon last Tuesday.... Crocodiles destined for lovers of unusual pets: CROCODILES bred at the Department of Fisheries’ sanctuary at Thaketa on the... Indian IT minister tips stronger bilateral ties: INDIA is confident of developing a stronger relationship with Myanmar, a visiting Indian government minister said last week... • Ministry helps travel mart participants • Increased cooperation sought with Thailand to counter drug traffickers • Womens’ group finalises plans for conference • Training for MTI staff • Demand surges for Chinese language classes • Myanmar to host annual meeting of regional agricultural ministers • Rainy season no deterrent, finds student survey of foreign tourists • Safety videos for errant pedestrians • Contracts aim to boost sugar harvest • MAS promotes hybrids to increase maize crop • Growers reap rewards from a lucky product • Cane cutter to save time, costs... US aid group to launch health program in central dry zone Dept launches schools project against dengue... Myanmar, Thailand agree on border health activities... Business booms for beauty salons as women step out • Condos overlook pagoda • Insurance scheme to safeguard tourists • Program to stop piracy • S Korea-Myanmar businessmen meet • Bosses advised to reward workers.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 180, August 25 - 31, 2003
      Date of publication: 31 August 2003
      Description/subject: Blood donors encouraged to enrol: THE office of the Auditor General would expand its blood donation activities at branch offices in states and divisions as a move aimed to save lives, its director said last week. “Blood donation activities would be carried out as our offices four monthly regular activities,” said U Tin Aung.The expansion of blood donation has already started at three office’s branches at Mandalay, Taunggyi in Shan State and Pathein in Ayeyarwaddy division from August 2003, he said... More routes as MAI gears up to compete with new airline: MYANMAR Airways International, the country’s only international carrier, has squashed speculation the airline was closing down in the wake of news a new local international carrier will shortly commence business... Drugs-AIDS link threatening SE Asian credibility: A SENIOR official from the UN Office for Drug and Crime said issues involving the link between illegal drug use and HIV-AIDS were threatening the human security and the credibility of the governments in the East Asia and the Pacific Region... Uni researchers develop antivenin from native plant: A SCHOLAR from Mandalay University has discovered a new chemical compound extracted from a medicinal plant locally known as Naganaing (Murraya alternan). “The finding of this chemical compound called ‘Alternamin’ will lead to the development of highly potent antivenins,” said Dr Mya Aye, head of the university’s chemistry department... Awareness of the risks of food poisoning must increase ONE Chinese official said that there are no other countries in the world with better Pauk-phaw (brotherly) relations than Myanmar and China. • Uni researchers develop antivenin from native plant • Drugs-AIDS link threatening SE Asian credibility • Mandalay ICT Park opens • Police in training for tourist security unit • Higher yield rice varieties urgently needed • Israeli scheme accepts 150 agriculture trainees • Freight forwarders’ association recommends changes • Maritime University steers to port • Fines for improper garbage disposal • Kenaf factory in Myanmar a world first • Vaccine production rises • More routes as MAI gears up to compete with new airline Nutrition campaign about to begin; Minister offers praise to academy; Number of cleft palates can be reduced; High-temperature incinerators a must; Iodine-related diseases decreasing; Handicraft exporter sees export growth potential • Proposed regional road network recommended • Push on to get with the ISO strength • Land of milk, honey beckons wire and cable marketers...Thinking Aloud talks to U Khin Maung Kyaing, the manager of Ministry of Finance and Revenue football club and the assistant director of the ministry’s Myanmar Customs.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 179, August 18 - 24, 2003
      Date of publication: 24 August 2003
      Description/subject: Muse-Jiegao border trade continues to grow: ONE Chinese official said that there are no other countries in the world with better Pauk-phaw (brotherly) relations than Myanmar and China. His comment would seem to be correct when one takes a look at the bilateral trade between the two countries.Last year, when Myanmar’s external trade amounted to US$6100 million, China-Myanmar trade accounted for $860 million. Of this, the border trade between Shan State’s Muse on the Myanmar side and Jiegao in China’s Yunnan Province is the busiest... Sanction obstacles will be overcome, says S1: MYANMAR will overcome further obstacles posed by Western countries to widen sanctions on Myanmar, Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt, said last week... UN working on new Myanmar strategy: THE United Nations needs to expand provision of support for Myanmar, where the world body has ‘a very important’ role to play, a senior UN official said in an exclusive interview with Myanmar Times last week... Stiff penalties for bus conductors: HARSHER penalties for bus drivers and conductors who breach new rules established in May this year would reduce the number of violations, a prominent officer said last week... City bus drivers rewarded for honesty and courtesy: A LEADING bus line committee has awarded a K200,000 cash prize to a city driver for his honesty, revealing that the driver returned a package left on board by its owner, containing a collection of jewellery worth about K2.6 million... Muse-Jiegao border trade continues to grow: ONE Chinese official said that there are no other countries in the world with better Pauk-phaw (brotherly) relations than Myanmar and China... • Sanction obstacles will be overcome, says S1 • UN working on new Myanmar strategy • Stiff penalties for bus conductors NEWS TOPICS • IMT grads to receive training in S Korea • Knowing your rodents can reduce losses • Farmers warned about Foot and Mouth Disease • Japan’s donation of drugs will help fight leprosy • 24 bridges planned to extend road network • MADB extends farming loans to K20b • Savings lure farmers to organic fertilisers • Mandalay FDA to expand role in food industry • City bus drivers rewarded for honesty and courtesy... Mandalay’s SAMU ambulance service always on call; World-class hospital nears completion; U Hla Tun Hospice for cancer patients to open; Early treatment advised for neck cancer patients; Canine companion, feline friend, or just a flashy fish? • Global benefits of instant mohinga • Savvy surveying suppliers in switch to state-of-art equipment; • An art renaissance, perhaps, but worry continues on artists use of inferior paints...Thinking Aloud talks to U Khin Maung Latt, the director general of the directorate of Hotels and Tourism of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 178, August 11 - 17, 2003
      Date of publication: 17 August 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... Mekong connection bolsters trade flows at border crossing: STEP into any shop in Tachilek and Mae Sai and it quickly becomes apparent that consumer goods shipped from China down the mighty Mekong River have taken an increasingly important role in the economies of the two towns. Most residents of the two towns depend directly or indirectly on commercial activity generated by goods shipped from China’s Yunnan Province, which together with Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam... Four-nation talks focus on economic development: THE Thai Foreign Minister, Mr Surakiart Sathirathai, says Bangkok will take “constructive steps” to implement a joint economic development plan with Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia... Contract for power plant: A CHINESE firm has reached agreement with the government to build a multi-million-dollar hydro-electric dam on the Shweli River in northern Shan State... ICT Park due to open in Mandalay: MYANMAR’s second Information and Communication Technology Park opens in Mandalay late this week. The K5.5 facility, on the third floor of the four-storey Yadanabon Market, opens on August 16, said Major Than Aung, the chairman of the Mandalay ICT Development Corporation... First rice shipped under new policy: THE first shipment of rice to be exported since the government liberalised trade in the cereal in April will be sent to Singapore later this month, the national business federation said... Cartoonist joins Myanmar Times team: THIS week Myanmar Times welcomes Bay Rigby to its staff as a contributing cartoonist, illustrator and writer... International honour for student: A MYANMAR student has won first prize in an international childrens’ art competition held by a Japanese non-profit organisation, the Ie-No-Hikari Association... • $3m fisheries project • New manager for hotel • Traffic rules committee names accident hot spots • Bomb attacks in Monywa • Fundraising group to honour elderly doctors • Myanmar’s water resources in spotlight • Training for counsellors • Strong foreign demand for neem seed oil • Myanmar firms urged to take part in Kunming trade fair • Myanmar hosts meeting of ASEAN officials • K3m PA system donated to Shwedagon Pagoda. HEALTH ‘Breastfeeding is best’: specialist Belgian team performs 100 operations for free HEALTH TOPICS University to teach traditional medicine Demand for checks is increasing, say clinics BUSINESS ‘Asean Economic Community’ to group 530m consumers BUSINESS TOPICS • Land reclamation projects to continue • Celebrity endorsements slammed as simplistic marketing tool • Seminar promotes strategic marketing
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 177, August 4 - 10 , 2003
      Date of publication: 10 August 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... Govt condemns new American sanctions as ‘most regrettable’: THE government has condemned new sanctions imposed by the United States, describing them as “most regrettable” and vowing that Myanmar would never yield to pressure and intimidation. The reaction came in a government statement issued on July 30, two days after President George Bush endorsed legislation on a range of sanctions approved by Congress earlier last month... Film makers welcome crackdown on fakes: FILM industry representatives have welcomed moves by the Video Industry Supervisory Central Committee and the Video Censor Board to launch a campaign against producers and retailers of pirated videotapes and VCDs... Course aims to raise skills in diplomacy: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching its first course in enhanced skills in diplomacy late this month... Myanmar wins praise for CCI role: THE regional business community appreciates the achievements of the ASEAN-Chambers of Commerce and Industry since Myanmar took over the two-year chairmanship of the organisation last year, said a statement released late last month... Integrated projects the best way, says forest conservation group: THE head of a Myanmar non-government organisation involved in conservation work says its development projects in forests bring direct and indirect benefits to nearby residents... Pyay Road residential development to be equal tallest in Yangon: A PROPERTY developer has unveiled plans for a K15 billion project to build one of the two tallest buildings in Yangon... The Rich Gems shines in inaugural pearl jewellery competition: WELL-KNOWN Yangon jewellers, The Rich Gems, dominated a design competition... • Aid offer for macadamia project • $4m factory to make citronella oil • Belgian NGO donates books, water pumps • University emerges tops in language competition • Paddy fish project to boost farm incomes • Joint team arrests nine for making counterfeit drugs • TV relay stations for border areas • Police urge public to help combat crime • Public awareness plea on e-govt • More villages get power... Minister issues plea on mental health treatment... Medical meet explores ethics issues: Four-nation meeting discusses drug campaign in border areas... Discarded car tyres now reborn as everyday items... • Australia-Singapore Free Trade Agreement may be first of many • National Development bullish over real estate • Packaging ensures produce reaches the market intact.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 175, July 21 - 27 , 2003
      Date of publication: 27 July 2003
      Description/subject: US vote a ‘weapon of mass destruction’: THE government has condemned a decision by the United States Congress to widen sanctions against Myanmar, saying the move amounted to a “weapon of mass destruction” that would create havoc among the population. Legislation approved by Congress last week imposes an import ban, freezes the government’s assets in US banks, widens a visa ban on government members and their relatives and authorises President George Bush to aid Myanmar democracy activists... Relieved seafarers return home after six torrid months in Liberia: A GROUP of 16 merchant seamen returned to Myanmar last week after a harrowing six months in the west African nation of Liberia, where their vessel was impounded and they were caught up in fighting between government forces and rebels... Myanmar, India forge closer economic ties: MYANMAR and India have signed an agreement to streamline trade and investment in the latest step by the neighbours to strengthen an increasingly important economic relationship. .. Annan urges govt to continue with reconciliation process: THE United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, has called on the government to press ahead with the national reconciliation process and hold talks with the leader of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi... Travel industry must do more to attract visitors, says minister: TRAVEL and hotel industry representatives must try hard to attract more international visitors during the coming peak season, the Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Brigadier General Thein Zaw, said last week... A novice meditator follows his breath on a journey to inner discovery: THERE were 82 yogis, and as is usually the case in religious activities in Myanmar, women exceeded men by a big margin: ... Locally-made air compressors reduce imports: LOCALLY-made air compressors are proving to be a significant import replacement, providing good... • Pearls up for auction and design quest too • Thai cadets pay visit • Bagan tower • Office, market projects aimed at promoting fisheries industry • Film festival targets young directors • International meeting discusses ways to reduce child blindness • German aid for rural project • South Koreans treat 1150 patients • World population facts and figures • K200m in renovations for world Buddhist summit • New course for budding entrepreneurs... Medical plants harvest to be tripled... WHO project has improved patient care, says senior nurse... Open source software a Myanmar first... • US firms seeking more Asean trade • Government’s retail outlets expand across the country • Market for locally-made chemicals grows as reliance on imports falls • NDC Group dividends sweeten new share offer...Thinking Aloud talks to Daw Su Su Thartun, acting regional program manager for UNIAP, the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 174, July 14 - 20 , 2003
      Date of publication: 20 July 2003
      Description/subject: FM tours South Asia on mission as special envoy: THE Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, visited India late last week as part of a three-nation South Asian tour to explain the political situation in Myanmar in the aftermath of the May 30 incident in Sagaing Division.A JOINT venture agreement for a second international carrier, United Myanmar Airlines, was signed in Yangon last Friday. The agreement was signed by Myanma Airways and Hong Kong-based Sunshine Strategic Investments Holding Company and its partners, Fortune International and Myanmar Smooth Travels Service Company... ASEAN members ready to lodge protests, says minister: MEMBERS of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are expected to protest to some Western countries if they impose further sanctions against Myanmar, a senior government minister said last week... Education budget to be increased by K1b: THE government plans to increase spending on education this academic year by about K1 billion, according to figures released by the Education Ministry last week... Garment industry workers send petition to Bush: A PETITION signed by hundreds of thousands of textile industry workers has been sent to the United States President, Mr George Bush, appealing to him not to endorse legislation banning imports from Myanmar... JV agreement signed for regional carrier: THE government plans to increase spending on education this academic year by about K1 billion, according to figures released by the Education Ministry last week... ‘I am very worried these days’: THE prospect of a ban by the United States on imports from Myanmar... Salons report strong demand for hair straightening treatments: BEAUTY salons are reaping rich rewards from a growing trend among women for treatments to make their hair straighter and softer, a Myanmar Times survey has found... • ICRC team visits Insein • Meeting to discuss border issues • Sharp increase reported in sales of radios • New Indonesian ambassador arrives later this month • Courses for seafarers • Doctors, lawyers establish NGO • Horn ban extended to more townships • Special task force cleans city’s drains and streams • Business sector urged to pay attention to ethical behaviour... Child pyschology focus for AIDS workshop... Hepatitis B added to immunisation program... Antique market in doldrums as tourist numbers drop... • Thein Group projects total K1.4b • Myanmar on course over WTO trade liberalisation...Thinking Aloud talks to Dr Richard Tomlins, from the Australian embassy medical clinic.
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      Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 173, July 7 - 13 , 2003
      Date of publication: 13 July 2003
      Description/subject: Beikthano find resolves an historical mystery: THE discovery of a bronze Buddha image and a small bronze bell in central Myanmar early this month had proved that Buddhism flourished at Beikthano during the Pyu era from the second to the ninth centuries, a senior official said last week... Deputy FM visits Japan as special government envoy: THE Deputy Foreign Minister, U Khin Maung Win, left for Japan on July 3 for a two-day visit to explain political developments in Myanmar in the aftermath of the May 30 incident in Sagaing Division. U Khin Maung Win was making the visit as a special envoy of the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, a diplomat from the Japanese embassy in Yangon told Myanmar Times on July 2... ASEAN attorneys-general fail to back anti-terror plan: ASEAN attorneys-general have failed to agree on a Malaysian-drafted treaty to deepen anti-terror cooperation, the official Bernama news agency reported. The draft was a focus of three days of talks that ended on July 2 in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah... Horn ban extended to 3 more townships: A DECISION to ban the use of vehicle horns in downtown Yangon from last May has proved so successful in reducing noise pollution that it has been extended to another three townships, a senior traffic official said last week... Smithsonian Institution revises guide to Myanmar’s unique flora... Champion body-builder hungry for gold at SEA Games: BODY-BUILDER Ko Win Lwin has a golden ambition. He’s hoping to win gold for Myanmar at the... • India to study railway link • Kalay gets a soaking, as Yangon tops average • Life insurance scheme introduced for seamen • Australia grants Myanmar free access to its markets • MPT extends public telephone service • Upgrade for Mandalay zoo... Mobile testing laboratory to help monitor food, drug standards... More birthing centres on way, says doctor... Shoppers make ‘seconds’ their first choice for clothes... • Myanmar boats on show • Diesel-fired stoves still prove popular.
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      Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 9, No. 172, June 30 - July 6, 2003
      Date of publication: 06 July 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... Govt destroys $862m in drugs: NARCOTICS valued by the government at US$862 million were destroyed during a ceremony held in Yangon last Thursday to mark the United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The ceremony came just over a week after the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar this year was down 24 per cent on 2002... ICRC granted access to NLD detainees: THE government has granted the International Committee of the Red Cross access to some members of the National League for Democracy who were placed under protective custody following the May 30 incident in Sagaing Division. A six-member team led by the head of ICRC’s Yangon office, Mr Michel Ducraux, visited the detained NLD members during visits last week to Sagaing and Mandalay divisions... Work with us, urges govt: THE government has urged Western countries to put aside ‘politics’ and work with Myanmar in combating narcotic drugs... Agreement nears for international carrier: A JOINT venture agreement for a second international carrier, United Myanmar Airlines, is expected to be signed in early July, the company’s chief executive officer, Mr Edward Tan, said last week... Yangon premiere for documentary on Naga: A DOCUMENTARY about one of Myanmar’s most fascinating ethnic groups, the Naga, had its Asian premiere in Yangon last week... Official assesses progress in ASEAN integration process; A monk with a big heart builds a haven of care for needy children; Mon State bear testimony to the determination of a revered monk to provide a better life... • Myanmar and Thailand to cooperate on labour issues • Anti-drug officials to survey Mekong • Farmers urged to increase production of ten key crops • Children and the tourism industry • Organic farmers chase export dollars • Jute exports hit by lower prices, floods Official assesses progress in ASEAN integration process; • AIDS workshops aim to spread awareness message to workers • Poison control centre the first in the nation; Public awareness increases demand for pure water; • Senior officials go back to school over e-government • Government spends K45 million on Macadamia plants from China.
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      Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 9, No. 171, June 23 - 29, 2003
      Date of publication: 29 June 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD.... EXCLUSIVE - Reconciliation is our priority, says Foreign Minister: THE clash between supporters and opponents of the National League for Democracy in Sagaing Division on May 30 was a “set back” for the national reconciliation process, the Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, said last week. “Before May 30 we had been filled with hope and optimism that national reconciliation was on track and would pave the way for a smooth and peaceful transition to democracy,” U Win Aung said in an exclusive interview with Myanmar Times in Phnom Penh last Thursday.... Aim ‘a fully democratic, fully united country’: TWO regional meetings of national significance thrust Myanmar under the spotlight last week in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. The annual meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was followed by a gathering of wider global significance, the ASEAN Regional Forum. It brought together foreign ministers from 22 nations and the European Union to discuss security issues, international terrorism, North Korea’s nuclear program, and the impact of the SARS epidemic... • US sanctions threaten 350,000 workers in garment industry • Govt to import $200m gasoline this year • Thai monks visit Mandalay More>> Myannmar won the final Myanmar’s younsters have won the final of the ASEAN U18 football championship. Myanmar beat Malaysia 4:0 at Yangon’s Thuwunna stadium. • Myanma Spirulina Factory to export medicines and tonics • K375m windfall for MFE’s operations • Establishing a solid base for construction industry... ARF welcomes assurance on NLD leader: The United States Secretary of State Colin Powell shakes hand with his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh on June 19. US sanctions threaten 350,000 workers in garment industry YOUNG women working in the apparel industry will be the main victims of any decision by the United States to ban all imports from Myanmar, a garment factory executive said last week. “It would affect the jobs of 350,000 industry employees,” said U Thant Soe, the managing director of the Hlaing Thit factory in Yangon’s South Dagon township.
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      Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 9, No. 170, June 16 - 22 , 2003
      Date of publication: 22 June 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... Meetings leave UN envoy encouraged by latest visit: THE United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Mr Razali Ismail, left Yangon last Tuesday following a visit that included meetings with senior government leaders and the secretary-general of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. A government statement issued after Mr Razali’s departure said he had expressed his deepest appreciation at being able to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom he held talks a few hours before leaving the country after a four-day visit... Asean won’t waver on non-interference policy, says top official: THE Association of the Southeast Asian Nations will uphold its policy of not interfering in members’ domestic affairs when issues involving Myanmar are raised at a meeting in Phnom Penh this week, the Asean secretary-general, Mr Ong Keng Yong, said last week. Mr Ong was speaking ahead of the annual meeting of Asean foreign ministers, due to begin in the Cambodian capital on June 16. “We will not allow discussions among our own family members to be translated into a public position (perception),” Mr Ong said in an interview with Myanmar Times in Yangon last Wednesday... • Government responds to Bush and Thaksin • Myanmar gets VP position at UN General Assembly • Developing the Mekong region: opportunities and challenges Myanmar women in the fight against trafficking • Engineering firms bullish as infrastructure projects begin • Mandalay’s shutterbugs keep processors busy • Internet advertising helps firms reach millions; UN agency praises Myanmar for campaign to combat AIDS: MYANMAR has received praise for its activities to combat AIDS from the United Nations AIDS organisation, UNAIDS, a senior Health Department official said... This week Thinking Aloud talks to Dr Sid Naing, health program coordinator.
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      Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 9, No. 168, June 2- 8, 2003
      Date of publication: 08 June 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... Motorcyclists from NLD ‘shock’ town: RESIDENTS of Budalin in Sagaing Division were in a state of “shock” when a large group of motorcyclists escorting National League of Democracy secretary-general Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in the town last Friday, a government statement said. The statement, issued last Friday evening, said the 150 motorcyclists had ignored a request from the town’s elders to respect traffic regulations. “Local people have been in a state of shock and fear,” the statement said. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was accompanied by a senior NLD official, U Tin Oo, when her motorcade travelled from Monywa to Budalin last Friday, the statement said... De Riedmatten to serve as facilitator: THE government and the International Labour Organisation will sign an agreement early this week on a plan of action for cooperating in the eradication of forced labour, the ILO’s liaison officer in Yangon, Ms Hong-Trang Perret-Nguyen, told Myanmar Times. The breakthrough came after both sides agreed on May 8 to the role and function of a facilitator whose task will be “to assist possible victims of forced labour in Myanmar”... Development gap a factor in human trafficking, says S-1: THE development gap and disparities in employment opportunities between developed and poor countries have contributed to illegal migration and an increase in human trafficking, Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt, said last week... •Creative Neo-industrial makes a mark •Mission important •Pipe for the picking •Truly an agricultural economy... This week Thinking Aloud talks to the outgoing Australian ambassador, Mr Trevor Wilson.
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      Date of entry/update: 24 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 9, No. 167, May 26 - June 1, 2003
      Date of publication: 01 June 2003
      Description/subject: SOME INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... Business set to rocket by $150m with new bridge: MYANMAR and Thailand have welcomed the start of work on a second “friendship’ border bridge linking the two countries, saying it will lead to increase trade and tourism. The bridge, spanning the Mae Sai River between Tachilek and the Thai town of Mae Sai, was an example of the two governments working together for “the improvement of the living standards of our peoples,” said the Myanmar Foreign Minister, U Win Aung... US sanctions on Myanmar based on ‘imaginary fears’, says Govt: ECONOMIC and diplomatic sanctions imposed on Myanmar by the United States were based on “imaginary fears,” the government said in a statement last week... Government to probe al-Qaeda report: THE government says it will investigate a British newspaper report that a Myanmar arrested in Pakistan earlier this month was suspected of being linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist group... Probe sought over missing Myanmar in Thailand: POLICE in Thailand said last Friday they had found six unidentified dead bodies, as relatives of six Myanmar migrant workers missing for more than a week said the men had last been seen in the custody of police, who had beaten them... This week Thinking Aloud talks to Sonny Nyunt Thein, the managing director of Gracious Myanmar Travel... Market resilience as apartments snapped up: STEADY sales of condominiums and apartments are proving that the property market has resilience in what appears to be a falling market, sources in the industry said last week... • Small developments are doing well • Invitation cards mean business A short-lived boom for face mask suppliers: SALES of imported face masks have slumped after soaring in April because of the outbreak of the potentially-deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS, in some neighbouring countries, wholesalers and retailers told Myanmar Times last week... • Government to probe al-Qaeda report • US sanctions on Myanmar based on ‘imaginary fears’, says Govt • Probe sought over missing Myanmar in Thailand • Myanmar to be first in Asia with online visas... Officials welcome SARS move by China: THE authorities in northeastern Myanmar have welcomed a decision by China aimed at preventing the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS... • $1.15m health project targets adolescents • Opthalmic training will be seen soon • Minister welcomes diabetes courses.
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      Date of entry/update: 24 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol.9, No. 166, May 19-25, 2003
      Date of publication: 25 May 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD...Curious surfers stream into nation’s first cyber cafés: MYANMAR’S first cyber cafes have attracted a steady stream of customers since they opened in Yangon just over a week ago. Cyber Zone, operated by the Maykha Networks company at the Dagon Centre in Sanchaung township, and Fortune International company’s Cyber World 1, in the Danathiha Centre, on Bogyoke Aung San Road, opened on May 10... The Wa drug-free vision: Can it be opium-free by 2005? Carsten Stormer travelled to the Wa Special region on trip arranged by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to assess progress in an opium eradication campaign... Govt says 60m Bagan tower will help preserve ancient pagodas: A SENIOR government official has defended plans to build a 60-metre-high observation tower at Bagan, saying it would help to preserve ancient pagodas used as viewing platforms by tourists visiting the vast cultural heritage site... Agreement to be signed this week for second Tachilek bridge: MYANMAR and Thailand are expected to sign an agreement early this week to build a second bridge linking Tachilek and Mae Sai across the Nam Mae Sai River, say diplomatic sources... Ban on horns gets public thumbs up: RESIDENTS and shopkeepers in downtown Yangon have welcomed the introduction of a ban on using vehicle horns, saying the reduction in noise pollution has improved the quality of their lives... This week Thinking Aloud talks to Daw Yi Yi Myint, the founder of the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs’ Association and a retired professor of Business Administration at Yangon Institute of Economics... Veteran Indian merchant predicts two-way trade about to skyrocket: A LEADING Indian businessman has predicted that trade between Myanmar and India will continue to skyrocket. However, a key determinant for that trend to continue will be the mooted creation of better transport links between the two countries.
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      Date of entry/update: 24 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 9, No. 162, April 21-27, 2003
      Date of publication: 27 April 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... A wet and exuberant New Year celebration: YANGON came to a wet standstill last week as hundreds of thousands of Myanmar celebrated the four-day Thingyan festival from April 13 to usher in New Year 1365 under the Buddhist calendar. Revered monk bemoans lack of spiritual progress: A PROMINENT monk has called for the international community to pay more attention to moral and spiritual progress. “A society that lacks spiritual progress cannot be considered developed,” said Thidagu Sayadaw Nanissara, who heads the Thidagu World Buddhist Academy at Sagaing Hill in Sagaing Division... Myanmar avoids outbreak of SARS: MYANMAR seems to have avoided any cases of the SARS epidemic affecting countries in the region and elsewhere in the world, a senior official from the Ministry of Health said last FridaY... • NLD commitment trusted, says govt • Human rights resolution 'flawed, biased' • Cybér cafes on way • ICRC expands activities on two Shan State areas • YCDC delays launch of new bus route system • Blood bank suprised by New Year's Day donors • Japanese aid expected for city water project • Coal to generate electricity • Glass factory to be built in Yangon • Agricultural research deals signed • Health Day message focuses on children • Free treatment benefits TB patients • Traditional medicine helps fight Tuberculosis • Health issues bring move to disposable razors • Further efforts needed to sustain leprosy-free status • Indonesian delegation to focus on trade relations • Report outlines challenges to using some timber varieties • Aquaculturalists concerned over antibiotics in prawn farming • Bright outlook for machines on the move.
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      Date of entry/update: 24 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 9, No. 161,, April 7-13, 2003
      Date of publication: 13 April 2003
      Description/subject: INTERNAL LINKS DEAD... High hopes for the New Year: ABOUT 244 BC King Asoka of Pataliputta asked his Buddhist tutor, the venerable Maha Thera, whether he, the King, was worthy enough to be called a propagator of the Buddha’s teachings. The venerable Maha Thera replied; “Your great efforts in building pagodas and digging wells and ponds are worthy of praise. But a person who does all these things can only be called a supporter of Buddha’s teachings. A person who presents his or her son or daughter into the order of Buddhist Bhikku Sangha, however, is worthy of being called a propagator of Buddha’s teachings.”... THINGYAN SPECIAL JACKET STORIES: To our readers… By Editor-in-Chief Ross Dunkley: IN A country of many festivals, Thingyan is Myanmar’s biggest and most enjoyable. The four days of water-throwing and celebrations are rich in symbolism and significance as well as fun, filled with youthful exuberance. It is a time when Myanmar have a chance to cleanse themselves of the past year’s mistakes and regrets and motivate themselves for success in the new year. Not just water throwing... This week, Thinking Aloud talks to Agostino Borra, resident representative of the World Health Organisation... • Deadly SARS prompts isolation action: THE government has stepped up measures aimed at isolating Myanmar from a deadly form of pneumonia that has caused scores of deaths throughout the world, most of them in East Asia... • ILO issues call for credible action plan: THE government and the International Labour Organisation are prepared to continue negotiations on a plan aimed at eliminating forced labour in Myanmar, the ILO said in a statement released at its Geneva headquarters late last month... • Cappuccino ‘strip’ beckons in hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin: PYIN OO LWIN: “Drink the best and forget the rest,” Gregory Love boasted as he gulped down a double espresso in this picturesque hill town, formerly known as Mamyo... A Japanese pirouette to strengthen bonds: THOUSANDS of people attended a special series of concerts and exhibitions held in Yangon and Mandalay last month as part of a program to strengthen relations between Japan and Asean member countries. Myanmar was chosen to host the activities in March under the Asean-Japan exchange year program. One of the most popular events in Myanmar was a performance by Japan’s Katayama Ballet School at the National Theatre in Yangon on March 30 which attracted about 1000 people. – Thant Syn & Nyi Nyi Aung... Tax agreement signed with Indonesia: MYANMAR and Indonesia have signed an agreement on tax alleviation in trade and employment. The agreement – on avoiding double taxation and preventing fiscal evasion – was signed during a three-day visit to Yangon last week by the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr Hassan Wirajuda...] • Govt praises Pinheiro for ‘constructive’ role: THE government has urged the United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, to continue in his role, describing his work as “constructive and positive”... • Banks are improving, S1 tells business heads: THE situation involving Myanmar’s private banks is improving, Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt, told a meeting of one of the country’s leading business associations late last month... • Tokyo gives $1.2m for Wa region initiative • Asean secretary-general pledges to help Myanmar • Dept issues early weather warning •Official wants improved post-abortion care • Metro bus fares double • School founder and philanthropist dies aged 98 • ICT awards winners to get chance of Australian trip • New generation ‘super chickens’ become fast food: FARMERS are realising that growing ‘broilers’, 45-day-old chickens which have had their growth artificially accelerated, is a risky business, but one that has potential to make good profits... • Chinese demand leads to central eel marketplace: A LARGE wholesale eel market will open in Yangon in response to increasing demand from China, said the president of the newly formed Eel Trader Association... • Despite television’s pull, sidewalk bookshops boom: STREETSIDE book stalls selling inexpensive used Myanmar and English books are becoming popular in Yangon, especially in
      Language: English
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      Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 160, March 31 - April 6 , 2003
      Date of publication: 06 April 2003
      Description/subject: Senior-General Than Shwe inspects an honour guard before giving the address to mark Armed Forces Day last week... Ecotourism boom, but no guides in sight: MORE guides with a comprehensive knowledge of nature and wildlife are needed to contribute to the growth of the ecotourism sector, say travel industry representatives... Asia shaken and anxious after first week of Iraq war: The first week of war in Iraq has left many Asian countries shaken politically and economically... June Launch For New Airline; Harsher New Penalties For Road; Sen-Gen Stresses Unity; With Great Slurps Of Oil Myint Swe, Artist, Beckons To The Non-Believers; Dark Doing On The Soccer Field.
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      Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 159, March 24 - 30 , 2003
      Date of publication: 30 March 2003
      Description/subject: Trade deals the highlight of Bangladeshi PM’s visit: THE Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Begum Khaleda Zia, left Myanmar last Friday after an historic visit that produced three agreements aimed at increasing bilateral trade...Busy agenda for UN’s Pinheiro: THE United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, arrived in Yangon last Wednesday to discuss his proposal for an independent assessment of alleged violations of human rights... Gems Emporium Sales Strong; Virus Scare Prompts Alert... Attorney General stresses challenges to drafting legislation on cross-border crime: DRAFTING a law that provides for international cooperation is a challenging process, a senior government minister said in Yangon last week... Familiarisation tours to aid tourist sector: FAMILIARISATION tours for foreign travel agents, travel writers, and travel photographers will begin in April to help promote the Myanmar tourism industry... Home Affairs Ministry plans new job tests: THE MINISTRY of Home Affairs plans to introduce updated psychological assessment tests for job applicants in its future personnel selection procedures... Managers urged to confront challenges: MYANMAR managers need to develop a greater awareness of the challenges they need to overcome in a rapidly changing world to be able to bring benefits to the community, says a prominent woman entrepreneur...Universities clinch deal on scholarships: ACADEMIC staff and students from Yangon Institute of Economics will have opportunities to further their studies in Malaysia under a memorandum of understanding signed last week... Betel quid: ABOUT K50 million worth of ingredients for betel quid are sold in Yangon every day, according to a report in Living Color magazine. .. Improved farming methods could double cotton yields: A SENIOR agriculture official in Mandalay has urged cotton farmers to improve cultivation methods to achieve better yields... Yangon Uni research centre goes commercial: THE Universities’ Research Centre at Yangon University is offering its services to private enterprises and the public to test products and samples for safety and quality... Dialysis more expensive in the long run: nephrologist: A LEADING Yangon nephrologist (kidney specialist) has sought to dispel the myth that transplant operations are too expensive for patients suffering kidney failure.
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      Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 158, March 17 - 23, 2003
      Date of publication: 23 March 2003
      Description/subject: Farm sector evaluates genetic advances: GENETICALLY Modified Organisms had the potential to sharply increase farm sector output but needed to be treated with care, an agriculturalist with Myanma Agriculture Services, said last week... MT strikes deals on news content: IN line with its philosophy of providing the most up-to-date news The Myanmar Times is expanding its international news sources and coverage from this week... MT strikes deals on news content: IN line with its philosophy of providing the most up-to-date news The Myanmar Times is expanding its international news sources and coverage from this week... Business group backs education programs Coalition on AIDS reactivated: A SENIOR official from the United Nations’ AIDS Program in Yangon has welcomed the reactivation of a business group on AIDS which was set up informally two years ago... Books, gems captivate a Thai Princess: LITERATURE, traditional culture and gems captured the attention of Thailand’s Princess Sirindhorn during her visit to Myanmar last week, a Thai diplomat said... Each week ‘Thinking Aloud’ asks someone from the community to give their thoughts on a range of subjects. This week we speak with our Editor-in-Chief Ross Dunkley. Q. How long have you been living in Yangon?...Noise pollution a threat, warns medical specialist: PUBLIC awareness on noise pollution and hearing impairment is still low in Myanmar, a prominent professor told Myanmar Times last week... Infirm elderly welcome free health treatment: A FREE medical service, provided by the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association (MMCWA) in South Okkalapa township, is bringing comfort to the infirm elderly in the area... Chin State clay: HIGH-QUALITY clay found throughout Chin State is in demand as a raw material to make gravestones, as well as pots and other kitchenware, reports Myanmar Market journal... A timely lesson for agriculture trainees: THE participants of the first three-month course provided by an agricultural training school in Pyin Oo Lwin say it has increased their self-confidence and made them more aware of the importance of time management...Training essential for e-govt, says computer group leader: TRAINING is the key to the successful implementation of e-government, said the chairman of the Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF) at the opening ceremony of a training course at MICT Park last Monday... Work starts on another high-rise on Pyay Road: WORK has begun on another high-rise residential and commercial development on Pyay Road, the fourth multi-storey project to be launched along the major thoroughfare in as many months... City FM extends transmissions to satisfy listeners, advertisers: YANGON’S City FM radio station plans to extend its broadcasting period to 14 hours each day... Veteran lensman wins top national award: PROFESSIONAL photographer, U Thiha Thein Nyan, has been chosen photographer of the year for 2002 by the Myanmar Photographic Society...Micro-credit frees trader of debt burden: ACCESS to a micro-credit scheme has transformed the life of Ma Nyo Nyo Win, 36, but she readily admits there had been little change to her daily routine... Old Myanmar ceramics historically significant: THERE is growing international interest in ancient Myanmar ceramics, an Australian archeologist said in Yangon last week... Buyers’ market beckons as car prices plummet: CAR prices in Yangon and Mandalay have plummeted by up to 40 per cent in recent weeks because of reduced demand and an oversupply on the market, a market survey has found... Economist warns business success to be hard-earned in free market: MYANMAR managers need to develop a greater awareness of the challenges they need to overcome in a rapidly changing world to be able to bring benefits to the community, says a prominent woman entrepreneur...No puff as 76yo powers into town: A 76-year-old man from Rakhine State pedalled into Yangon last week as part of a cycling tour through the nation to focus attention on the dangers of smoking... Climbers conquer Saramayti: A TEAM of 31 mountaineers has returned to Yangon and Mandalay after climbing one of Myanmar’s highest mountains... Ministry selling palm oil: THE Ministry of Cooperatives began selling palm oil to retailers last Wednesday, said a ministry official... Vietnam meeting: THE Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, was due to begin a three-day visit to Vietnam on March 15, a diplomatic source said. Senior General Than Shwe will be accompanied by a 60-member delegation, the source said... Buckwheat shipment in limbo: A 50-tonne shipment of buckwheat due to have left for Japan at the end of February was still in a government warehouse at Lashiolast week, a senior official said. The official told Myanmar Times that some documents were yet to be signed before the shipment could leave for Yokohama via China... Mandalay goes online: MANDALAY City Development Committee launched a website last Saturday, featuring details and useful information about the city, as well as tourist attractions, local events and trade opportunities in upper Myanmar... A first for Myanmar: AQUACULTURE specialists gather in Yangon this week for the first annual meeting of a regional organisation to be held in Myanmar. A seminar and workshop will be held as part of the annual gathering of the Bangkok-based Network of Aquaculture Centres in the Asia-Pacific, to be held at the Grand Plaza Parkroyal hotel from March 28 to April 1, said the director general of the Aquaculture Division of the Department of Fisheries, U Khin Ko Lay... Deadline nears at market: MANDALAY City Development Committee says it will confiscate more than 1000 shops at Yadanabon Market unless the lessees open them for business by March 20.
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      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 157, March 10 - 16 , 2003
      Date of publication: 16 March 2003
      Description/subject: Mandalay Division plans big increase in rice production: THE Myanma Agricultural Service says an extra 90,000 acres will be put under paddy in Mandalay Division during the fiscal year beginning in April to ensure better food sufficiency...Yangon artist wins international prize: A MYANMAR artist has won a first prize in an international poster competition held as part of activities last year to mark World Population Day, which falls on July 11... Minister urges gradual pace with privatisation process: PRIVATISATION must occur at a gradual pace to be successful, a senior government minister said in an interview late last month...Expect to sizzle this month: forecaster: YANGON can expect hotter than average weather until mid-April, an official at the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said last Wednesday... With a mere K500,000 students make solar car: STUDENTS at Yangon’s International Language and Business Centre have built what they say is the country’s first solar-powered vehicle... Talks continue on ways to cooperate over forced labour issue: THE government and the International Labour Organisation are holding talks to adopt an action plan on the eradication of forced labour, the ILO’s liaison officer in Yangon, Ms Hong-Trang Perret-Nguyen, said in a report last week... Govt chides Washington over ‘insensitive’ decision: THE government has described a decision by the United States last week to retain Myanmar on a list of countries alleged to violate religious freedom, as "improper" and "insensitive"... Asean-Japan year to strengthen ties - FM: MUTUAL understanding between Japan and the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations will be enhanced by a range of special cultural and economic activities this year, the Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, said earlier this month... Media can help raise awareness in fight against cancer, says specialist: A MEDICAL specialist has urged the media to improve public awareness of the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment for cancer, a medical specialist told Myanmar Times last week... Neonatal consultant welcomes ‘essential’ infant deaths survey: A SURVEY on infant mortality rates, being conducted by the Department of Health, has been hailed as "essential" for planning by a neonatal consultant... Investment urged in Mandalay bus lines: ENTREPRENEURS have been urged to invest in buses in Mandalay to help improve transportation services in the city...Tokyo provides $44,000 for tuberculosis project: THE JAPANESE government has provided a grant of nearly US$ 44,000 for the improvement of tuberculosis diagnosis and care in Thongwa township in Yangon Division... Prominent Myanmar monks receive honorary doctorates: YANGON University has awarded honorary doctorates to two prominent Buddhist monks in recognition of their role in spreading the Dhamma (Lord Buddha’s teachings) among all levels of society...Yangon monasteries hold language courses: FOREIGN language courses at two monasteries in Yangon are booming because they are much cheaper than their commercial counterparts... Bangladeshi trade fair to boost bilateral trade: THE fourth Bangladeshi trade fair, to be held at the Yangon Trade Centre from March 20 to 22, will help boost bilateral trade ties, said a spokesperson from the Bangladesh embassy last week...Quality the key to success for Myanmar Brewery MYANMAR Brewery Ltd has become the first company in Myanmar to be simultaneously awarded three international quality standard certificates... Permanent tiger reserve could provide safe haven: DEEP in the remote wilderness of Myanmar’s Kachin State lies the 2500 square mile Hukaung Valley Wildlife sanctuary...Women urged to create opportunities, increase contribution to society: THE founder of the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs’ Association, Professor Daw Yi Yi Myint, says women in challenging circumstances should make a greater effort to contribute to society... Red Cross Society to mount retrospective: THE MYANMAR Red Cross Society is seeking old publications and documentation about its past activities... Thai princess to visit this week: THAILAND’S Princess Sirindhorn is due to arrive in Yangon on March 10 as the first stop on a five-day tour of Myanmar, a diplomatic source said...Rakhine wrestlers to compete in Yangon: A RAKHINE traditional wrestling competition will be held in Yangon on March 21... YCDC seeks Thingyan contestants; PRIVATE companies, government departments, schools and other organisations are invited to participate in cultural competitions in Yangon during the water festival, said U Zaw Win, section head of the Inspection Department of the Yangon City Development Committee... Australia chooses new envoy: THE Australian government last week announced that it had chosen Mr Paul Grigson as its next ambassador to Myanmar. He will replace Mr Trevor Wilson, whose term ends in June, said a statement released last Wednesday by the Australian Foreign Minister, Mr Alexander Downer... Earthquakes pose little risk in capital - Survey: A SURVEY by the Meteorology and Hydrology Department has found that earthquakes are unlikely to pose a threat to high-rise buildings in Yangon... Beach resorts offer best tourism potential - S1: MYANMAR beach resorts present the greatest potential for tourism growth, Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt, said at a tourism industry meeting in Yangon last week.
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      Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006


      Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 156, March 3 - 9, 2003
      Date of publication: 09 March 2003
      Description/subject: Ditch illusion of quick solution - Pinheiro: THE United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, has urged the international community to abandon the "illusion of quick solution" and assist Myanmar in its transition...‘Win, win if work together on drugs’: In a joint move teams from Myanmar and the USA will complete today (March 3) a survey on opium poppy production in Shan State – with a call from the Government urging the US to join more fully in the war against narcotics... Opium output halved: PRODUCTION of opium has halved in Myanmar since 1996, said the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in its 2002 annual report released last Wednesday... Nouveau riche jump at condo lifestyle: Living in style, owning a prestigious property in an exclusive township (suburb) and being seen as having all the right "toys" is the dream for all Myanmars who have fared well in the business sphere over the past decade... Anti-US sentiment grows: WITH A US-led war on Iraq seeming inevitable, the number of protesters across the world trying to stop, or at least stall, United States President George Bush, grows daily...Plan for new sewage treatment plant: PLANS to build a new sewage treatment plant in Yangon are well underway, according to sources close to the Yangon City Development Committee... FIFA funds work on Mandalay stadium: RENOVATION of a Mandalay football stadium using financial assistance from the Federation of International Football Associations was nearing completion last week... Computerised graphic design courses boom: ENROLMENTS in computer graphic design courses are booming because of the popularity of graphic production in the Myanmar media world... China presents rubber export market: MYANMAR Perennial Crops Enterprise believes that rubber production has very good potential in the local export market... Call for Wushu in Olympics: A Chinese delegation led by sport minister Mr Li Zhijian arrived in Yangon last week for a four-day visit to observe the high standard of Wushu in Myanmar, to increase cooperation between the two countries in the sport, and to help the Chinese push to make wushu an Olympic sport... Popular dictionary reprinted: A POPULAR English-Myanmar dictionary has been reprinted and distributed for the second time... Bangladeshi Prime Minister to visit: THE Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, is due to visit Myanmar this month, a diplomatic source said... Ministry offers course in rubber production: A TRAINING course conducted by the Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation in early March will help create greater interest in rubber production, said a superintendent of the Development Centre for Rubber Technology... Motorcycles encroach on Mandalay bicycle market: BICYCLE sales decreased slightly in Mandalay this year due to an increase in the sales of motorcycles and used bicycles, according to market sources... Export market for health products?: A JAPANESE official has urged Myanmar producers of dietary supplements and natural health products to work with international organisations to seek international markets for their products...Buckwheat to Japan via China: MYANMAR exported 50 tons of buckwheat to Japan last week through China, according to an official from the Japan International Co-operation Agency which helped initiate the cultivation of the opium substitute crop in Shan State... Lead poisoning survey reveals that battery workers face higher risks: WITH the increasing numbers of cars on the road, the incidents of lead poisoning in battery workers could also increase, survey results have revealed... Anti-retroviral drug trials to begin: A HOLLAND-based non-government organisation, Artsen Zonder Grenzen (AZG), is preparing to launch a program that will benefit the AIDS patients, in the advanced stages of the disease... Media must fight HIV/AIDS bias: AN OFFICIAL from the National AIDS Program (NAP) of the Ministry of Health has urged the media to play a greater role in helping eliminate the irrational fears about HIV-AIDS...Japanese funding for Myanmar movie: A JAPANESE film producer and director Koji Shino will recommence production of a US$26 million World War II epic movie called Thway (Blood) after a five-year delay... Film screened to accolades: A MYANMAR film, titled Myself, Others, Men and Women, was screened two weeks ago at the World Film Festival held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia... Myanmar publishes first sign language dictionary: THE FIRST Myanmar sign language dictionary will be published before the end of the year according to Daw Khin San Yee, the principal of the School for the Deaf in Mandalay...Call for public cooperation to help prevent house fires: THE dry season is coming bringing with it a call for public co-operation to help