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Kamaryut duplex on offer as sale or rental

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60th Anniversary of Indonesia~Myanmar
Updated on April 27, 2010 (Volume 26, No. 520)
Firemen and rescue workers are caught under falling debris on March 14

Bombing death toll rises to 10

THE official death toll from the Yangon water festival bombings has risen to 10 after two men injured in the blast died at Yangon General Hospital, the Yangon Division Peace and Development Council has confirmed. News

Local News

Political parties condemn acts of ‘terrorism’

POLITICAL parties that have applied to register for this year’s election have condemned a series of bombings that rocked the country over the Thingyan holiday. News

Bombing rocks Myitsone

A SERIES of bomb blasts at the Myitsone hydropower project early on April 17 left one man injured and destroyed several vehicles and buildings, state media said last week. News

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Gati, which runs the only direct shipping line between India and Myanmar

Building costs peak before monsoon

MOST construction materials are still priced towards the high end, though below record highs set in previous years, wholesale and retail suppliers say. News

Business & Property

Rice company shooting for higher quality with new $3 million mill

A RICE company is building a K3 billion (US$3 million) mill to export high-quality rice to Europe. A spokesperson for Shwe Kawa Myay rice company, based in Kawa township, Bago Division, says the mill will produce so-called 5-mark rice,News

Photographer loves the craft, not the workplace

KYAW Tin’s job confines him to the Yangon Zoo for 10 hours every day, and he can sum up his feelings toward his workplace in one sentence: “The animals are annoying and the whole place smells.” News

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 U Tin Yee

Caricature: drawing fun at your expense

SAI Soe Kyi really knows how to bring out the best in people, or the worst. The veteran caricaturist is one of a small group of Myanmar artists dedicated to a drawing form that may not bring much in the way of financial reward, but certainly creates a few laughs. Or not. News


Young chefs look to education as a means to compete

AS the number of hip bars and restaurants expands, particularly in Yangon, young Myanmar chefs are looking to capitalise by equipping themselves with the right qualifications and knowledge to compete with foreign chefs. Still, with food hygiene standards lacking and unease among some parents about letting their children study culinary arts, the new breed of chefs have their work cut out for them. News

A constant note of cool

FEW bands are able to last longer than a couple of years so Myintzima Hlaing (Middle Wave) deserve some praise for their steady stream of albums over the past 25 years. News

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Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein

Bayern praised by coach for Lyon win

MUNICH – Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal praised his side for their 1-0 win over Lyon during the April 21 Champions League semi-final, first-leg, as both sides finished with ten-men. News


Australian sport in salary storm

MELBOURNE – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd blasted rugby league club Melbourne Storm on April 23, after the champion side was accused of breaching the salary cap in a fraud that has rocked Australian sport. News

Weary F1 teams battle flight restrictions on return to Europe

LONDON – Formula One bosses were breathing a sigh of relief on April 22 as the teams and their equipment finally returned to Europe - four days after the Chinese Grand Prix. News

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Workers renovate The Cinnamon Grand Hotel

A passenger jet flies over houses as it prepares to land at Heathrow Airport in London on April 21. Pic: AFP


In London, travellers hope for departures

LONDON – Passengers from around the world dozed on floors and huddled in blankets at London’s Heathrow airport on April 21, still waiting to get home after days of misery even after the flight ban was lifted.News

Mumbai hotel set to reopen

MUMBAI, India – One of the three luxury hotels in Mumbai that were stormed by Islamist militants nearly 18 months ago was to finally welcome back guests over the weekend, its owners said on April 21. News

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ICT expo in Yangon

Developer looks for way into iPhone apps market

A SOFTWARE development company in Yangon has begun adapting mobile telephone applications that it hopes to market through Apple’s online App Store. News


Music players a hearing risk: expert

IN the past it was labourers in noisy factories and soldiers using firearms who lost their hearing. Now it is young people who crank up the sound on their personal music players. News

Ten nations complain: Google betrays privacy

OFFICIALS from New Zealand, Canada, France and seven other countries are raising privacy concerns about Google’s mapping service and the company’s fumbled foray into social networking. News

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