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Japanese cars enjoy an afterlife in Myanmar, but not for much longer

THE Japanese make cars that last but replace them relatively quickly. The average car in Japan is three years younger than in America. This combination of durable manufacturing and dutiful consumption of a prized national product works out well for the rest of the world; many countries import older Japanese cars in bulk. Secondhand vehicles […]

Yangon government reviews cinema rental fee

Yangon Region government is reviewing the rental fee for state owned and private cinemas, Minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo for Karen Affairs said Tuesday at Yangon Region Parliament session. MP U Kyaw Zay Ya from Dagon Township asked the parliament when the regional government started renting out cinemas and stalls in Yangon Region and […]

Mandalay traders demand new mayor

The decision to call for an open tender on the rebuilding of Mandalay’s Mingalar market without discussing it with storeowners was one of the reasons behind a protest against Mandalay’s mayor Ye Lwin on June 30. Almost all storeowners sustained severe losses in last year’s fire with many protesting around the market and the area. They are now calling for […]