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NPE opens advertising section in Nay Pyi Taw

The News and Periodicals Enterprise (NPE) has opened their advertising section for Nay Pyi Taw at office No 7 of the Ministry of Information yesterday. The section will accept advertisements to be put in Myanma Alinn, Kyemon, The Global New Light of Myanmar and Myanmar Digital News. Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun, Permanent Secretary […]

Shaw Brothers Pictures to take major scenes of Line Walker-2 in Yangon

Shaw Brothers Pictures International Ltd. is reported to take major scenes of Line Walker-2, a sequel to their very successful Line Walker movie, in Yangon soon. A coordination meeting to shoot the movie was held at Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon where Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint delivered an […]

Myanmar to get five more TV channels

YANGON — Five privately-run Myanmar companies will start television broadcasting as early as this year in a major step toward the democratization of the country’s media. The companies, including DVB Multimedia Group, a major critic of Myanmar’s past military government, and a member of the Kaung Myanmar Aung conglomerate, recently signed an agreement with the […]

Yangon government earns big from karaoke

Karaoke parlours are doing good business in Yangon, with a total of 326 parlours licensed to operate in the region since the year 2000, according to Karen ethnic minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo at a Yangon Regional Parliament session on Wednesday. Karaoke parlours have gained in popularity in Yangon and other cities like Mandalay […]

Heftier fines proposed for illegal video copying

The Ministry of Information has proposed a 30-fold increase in fines for video copyright violations and sought revisions to the outdated 1996 Television and Video Act. The proposal, which includes modifications to six key penalty clauses, was submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw by Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun on Friday. “The law is not […]

Foreign Correspondents Forced to Jump More Hoops to Get Visas

YANGON — Some foreign journalists have left Myanmar and others are preparing to depart after the government tightened visa regulations following critical coverage of the military’s handling of the unrest in Rakhine State. Several foreign journalists told The Irrawaddy that the visa application process was now much more onerous and even required them to sign […]

UEHRD says Rakhine harvest will be returned to owners

THE harvest in northern Rakhine will be returned to their owners, according to the committee which is headed by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to help bring peace and development to the region. The Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) released a statement yesterday saying that the paddy […]

Investment Opportunities Emerge in Kanyin Chaung Economic Zone

Investment opportunities in Rakhine State are emerging as the government ups efforts to establish a functioning economy that will create jobs and encourage stability in the region. This month, local private sector experts and businessmen were invited to a briefing promoting investments in Rakhine. Selected sectors of the economy will be prioritised under a five-year […]

Government seeks to match young workers with good jobs

The government has intensified its efforts to match the job requirements of the business sector with the skills of the country’s young working people, who make up 20 percent of the population, the Ministry of Information said. Dr Daw Thida Tin, the deputy director-general of the Department for Information and Public Relations, underscored the need […]

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 […]