The 60th annual Myanmar Academy Awards ceremonies, the first to be held in Yangon after five years in less-than-glamorous Nay Pyi Daw, left spectators puzzled this week when key trophies were not given out—including one for best picture.
Miss Myanmar Moe Set Wine will enter Miss Universe Pageant 2013 in Moscow, Russia scheduled for next month.
With a whiff of controversy and not a bikini in sight, a US-educated business graduate was selected as the first Miss Universe contestant to represent Myanmar in more than 50 years.
Myanmar model Khin Lapyae Zaw will compete in Miss Tourism Queen International (TQI) to be held in Xianning, China from Sept. 23 to Oct. 5.
Myanmar has set to launch more foreign film festivals to boost its cultural exchange with foreign countries, with the European film festival being held next week in Yangon.
The 11-day film festival, which will be the 22nd and begin on Sept. 12, is organized by the Embassy of France in collaboration with the embassies of Czechoslovakia, Germany, Britain, Israel, Poland and Switzerland.