Myanmar Times to launch English daily

The Myanmar Times announced on Monday that it is to launch an English-language daily newspaper starting 9 March. It said the daily will feature 24 pages of local and international news, commentary and features, and be available at newsstands Monday to Friday. Its Friday edition will also feature a 28-page lifestyle lift-out with an arts and culture round-up from Rangoon. The only other English daily available is the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar.