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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
Format/size: html
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
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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
Language: English, Burmese
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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
Language: English, Burmese
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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
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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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
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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
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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
Format/size: html
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Format/size: html
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