Myanmar beauty queen dethroned after posting graphic Rakhine video

A Myanmar beauty queen has been disqualified from a major international pageant just days before she was scheduled to compete after she released a video statement that blames the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State on the insurgency led by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). In the video, titled “The truth about the Rakhine situation ...

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Ni Ni Khin Zaw wins second prize at Asean+3 Song Contest

Ni Ni Khin Zaw wins second prize at Asean+3 Song Contest

Myanmar singer Ni Ni Khin Zaw won second place at the Asean+3 Song Contest in Thanh Hóa, Vietnam, on Sunday, losing the top prize to Darlin Joy Baje from the Philippines. The...

Sao Yoon Waddy Oo crowned Miss Myanmar International 2017

Sao Yoon Waddy Oo crowned Miss Myanmar International 2017

Yangon-based chef and restauranteur Sao Yoon Waddy Oo was crowned Miss Myanmar International on Tuesday after beating out 19 other women for the title. She will now go on to...

Miss International Kylie Verzosa visits Yangon [PHOTOS]

Miss International Kylie Verzosa visits Yangon [PHOTOS]

Filipina beauty queen Kylie Verzosa was in Yangon this week to crown Myanmar’s next representative to the Tokyo-based Miss International beauty pageant. The 24-year-old...

Bagan villagers get tepid apology over offensive portrayal in ‘Kyun’ film

Bagan villagers get tepid apology over offensive portrayal in ‘Kyun’ film

The makers of the controversial Myanmar film “Kyun” offered a tepid apology to the residents of a village situated near the ancient temples of Bagan over the film’s...

BOSSYxx is fighting the gender imbalance in Myanmar’s music scene

BOSSYxx is fighting the gender imbalance in Myanmar’s music scene

“When you think about a Myanmar musician, what do you see?” asks a new promotional video released by BOSSYxx – an initiative that seeks to support the ambitions of woman...

Watch inspiring skate documentary ‘Pushing Myanmar’ online today

Watch inspiring skate documentary ‘Pushing Myanmar’ online today

The new short film “Pushing Myanmar” showcases the rise of skateboarding in the former military dictatorship and reveals how a new skatepark has changed the lives of...

‘Mudras Calling’ to world premiere at Cayman Film Festival

‘Mudras Calling’ to world premiere at Cayman Film Festival

A film about a Burmese-American student finding himself in the land of his ancestors is scheduled to premiere at the Cayman Islands Film Festival (CayFilm) on July 1. “Mudras...

Myanmar film ‘The Gatekeeper’ to premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest

Myanmar film ‘The Gatekeeper’ to premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest

Myanmar short film “The Gatekeeper” has been selected to have its North American premiere at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, or ShortFest, later this...

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from human rights film fest

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from human rights film fest

Myanmar’s censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, a film festival organizer said Thursday,...


 

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