‘Mudras Calling’ actor Zenn Kyi wants to end Myanmar’s ‘copying’ culture

Actor Zenn Kyi has recently become the darling of the Myanmar film world with his breakout role in Mudras Calling. His newfound fame brings with it obsessive fans who are hungry to find out all they can about the movie star. One interesting fact that has been uncovered is that Zenn Kyi is a thoughtful ...

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‘Voices for Wildlife’ music festival coming to Yangon April 7

‘Voices for Wildlife’ music festival coming to Yangon April 7

The group that has quickly enlisted the public in the fight against poaching in Myanmar is still at it, this time by organizing a free, public music festival in Yangon to...

Myanmar actress forswears romance, wins fans’ hearts

Myanmar actress forswears romance, wins fans’ hearts

Myanmar actress Na Wa Yut won the admiration of her fans after declaring in a recent interview that she has no time or desire for romance. In the now-viral interview with Myanmar...

Actress Phway Phway copies Dua Lipa’s dress, sparks debate about Myanmar fashion

Actress Phway Phway copies Dua Lipa’s dress, sparks debate about Myanmar fashion

Award-winning Myanmar actress Phway Phway sparked public debate about her country’s fashion industry last week after showing up to a Yangon event in a dress identical to the one...

Film Review: ‘Kyi Lay Kyi’ is a romp with would-be rapists

Film Review: ‘Kyi Lay Kyi’ is a romp with would-be rapists

If we want to eliminate sexual assault in Myanmar, we need to start holding artists and institutions that promote rape culture to account, writes Aye Min Thant. Rape culture is...

‘Passage of Life’ honored for tender portrayal of Myanmar migrants in Japan

‘Passage of Life’ honored for tender portrayal of Myanmar migrants in Japan

A film about a family of Myanmar migrants in Japan and their complicated relationship with their homeland was honored at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival last week for...

Myanmar beauty queen dethroned after posting graphic Rakhine video

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...

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...


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