Lacquerware Maker Experiments With Fashion Accessories to Keep Local Interest Alive

Young show more interest in gadgets than 1,000-year-old art form.

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All But Forgotten

UN Security Council delegates in Myanmar this week should have spared a thought — and a word — for the thousands displaced by a recent outbreak of fighting in Kachin State.


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Kachin State Chief Minister Says He’ll Try to Evacuate IDPs

Breaks his silence on the issue as sit-in protests demanding action swell in Myitkyina.

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Artist Strives to Develop Myanmar Art Scene

Artist Khin Zaw Latt puts his time, energy and money into developing Myanmar’s art scene. He hopes the government will do the same.

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Upgrades to Yangon-Mandalay Rail Line to Start in July, Operator Says

The upgrades are expected to be completed by 2023 and cut travel time between the country's two largest cities from 14 hours to eight.

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Renewed Clashes Leave 4 Dead in Chin State: AA Spokesman

An Arakan Army spokesman said the AA would defend itself and clashes would persist if Myanmar Army troops continue to advance.

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New Website Lets Public Track Legislation, ‘Vote’ on Bills

"They can find out what the lawmakers they elected for five years are working on through this bill tracking website, because the 2020 election is now close," said Daw Shwe Yee Win.

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US Treasury Secretary Says Having Good Trade Talks in China

A breakthrough deal to fundamentally change China's economic policies is viewed as highly unlikely, though a package of short-term Chinese measures could delay US tariffs.


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Top Sri Lanka Officials Arrested While Taking Bribe: Anti-Graft Body

Sri Lanka's anti-graft body arrested President Maithripala Sirisena's chief of staff and another state official in the act of accepting a bribe, officials said.

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