Four Ministries clarify undertakings in the first 100 days

Four ministries clarified their undertakings in the first 100 days of the new government to reporters in Nay Pyi Taw. The press conference was held at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Regarding the achievements of the Ministry of Information, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said the ministry conducted training and workshops for the […]

Govt to hold press conferences on its 100-day undertakings

The government will hold press conferences on its 100-day undertakings in Nay Pyi Taw, the Ministry of Information said yesterday. The press conference will begin today with four ministries—the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs and Ministry of Electricity and Energy —giving briefings and answering media questions. The schedules are subject to change […]

Government’s work performance for first 100 days press conference to be held on Friday

A PRESS conference on the government’s work performance for the first 100 days will take place at the Ministry of Information at 1 pm this Friday with four ministries— the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs, Ministry of Electricity and Energy and Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement— giving briefings and answering […]

Thais risk “sub-standard” democracy, state-run Myanmar newspaper says

YANGON: A state-run newspaper in Myanmar said on Friday neighbouring Thailand risked “sub-standard” democracy if a military-backed draft constitution is approved in a referendum this weekend. For decades Myanmar suffered economic stagnation under harsh military rule while Thailand was seen as an Asian “tiger” economy with extensive freedoms and a developing democracy. But the tables […]

Firm to bring big screens to small towns

Movie-loving Myanmar is suffering from a dearth of cinemas, which local firm MAZE is hoping to remedy. The company is kicking off a K20 billion two-year project to build 100 theatres across different states and regions. There were more than 400 cinemas nationwide in the early 1980s, but by the 2010s this had dropped to […]

Myanmar’s newspapers folds on losses

YANGON – Pyi Myanmar Daily, owned by Swe Sone Media Group, will temporarily stop publishing on June 6, the day it marks three years in print. The announcement, while thanking its readers, said it was making losses and facing other difficulties. It would cease publication to work out a new distribution approach and a fresh […]

Myanmar Lower House requires journalist registration

Myanmar’s Lower House has demanded journalists who want to report on the Parliament beginning its term on February 1 must register at the press council. In a letter dated January 7 to the Myanmar Press Council, it said this is applied with all local and foreign journalists. The Myanmar Press Council (MPC) is asked to […]

Another paper bites the dust

Claiming “financial crisis”, Messenger Media yesterday published the last issue of its daily Messenger newspaper. The three-year-old paper was a free sheet for its first two years, but the introduction of a K100 cover price over the past year failed to stem the losses. Managing editor Ko Thura Aung denied reports that the closure was […]

Yangon Central Press building gets recognition, revamp

The Yangon Heritage Trust has added a symbolic blue plaque to its seventh city landmark: the century-old, still-working Central Press on Thein Phyu Road. The building, which has been in continuous use since 1912, officially joined six other historically significant edifices in Yangon in sporting the heritage markers yesterday. Although the blue plaque does not […]

Ministry suspends controversial Yangon tender

The Ministry of Information has stopped selling application forms for a controversial tender, following a motion in parliament to suspend the tender process. No further tender application forms will be distributed in the case of the 90-acre Yegu transmitter site in Mayangone township, Yangon, at the corner of Waizayandar and Gandamar roads, an official from […]