How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time

A Cinderella story of two antagonistic stepsisters and a love story about a woman with amnesia – these soap opera tropes may be South Korea’s ticket for greater influence in the slowly opening Burmese market. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is teaming up with the […]

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 […]

Yangon chief brushes off hotel project suit

The fight over the future of one of downtown Yangon’s most iconic colonial-era buildings intensified yesterday amid accusations of lying. The charge came only days after the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network had filed suit, for the third time, to block plans to turn the old Small Claims Court – the former headquarters of the Burma Socialist […]

MP asks to clarify profit sharing of Sky Net and Information Ministry

The Union Assembly MP Khaing Maung Yi asked the Ministry of Information to clarify the profit sharing between the ministry and the Shwe Than Lwin (STL Media)/Sky Net to the parliament and the tax that should be owned by the state. Khaing Maung Yi said “I would like to discuss about the Ministry of Information. […]

TV ‘most powerful tool for marketers’ in Myanmar

In Myanmar, television and point-of-purchase media are the most powerful product marketing tools, according to market research firm Environsell Thailand. Managing director Sarinporn Jivanun said yesterday that the company conducted research on consumer behaviour, including attitude, lifestyle and media consumption, in three major cities – Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay – from May-July through […]