Rohingya Refugees Fearful of Forced Relocations to Hazardous ‘Thenga Chor’ Island
“Forced relocations to hazardous ‘Thenga Chor’ Island could put our lives at risk” said a Rohingya refugee representative to the minister of the Relief and Disaster Management of Bangladesh last Saturday (Apr 8).
— Rohingya Vision
Hong Kong to help Myanmar set up a gold exchange
The operator of Hong Kong’s gold exchange is in talks to help the government of Myanmar establish a bourse in the country for trading the precious metal, according to Haywood Cheung Tak-hay, president of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society.
— South China Morning Post
Grab eyes Myanmar growth
THOUGH THE TAXI-HAILING service is still a relatively new concept in Myanmar, Grab, the leading ride-hailing firm in Southeast Asia, has revealed its ambitious target of attracting everyday taxi users in Yangon to book taxis through their app.
— The Nation
UN pushes Myanmar to release Rohingya children from prison
The UN children’s agency UNICEF has called on Myanmar’s government to release Rohingya children detained as part of a sweeping military campaign in Rakhine State.
— Coconuts Yangon
HCMC Expo 2017 opens in Myanmar
The 2017 Vietnam- Myanmar Trade, Services and Tourism Exhibition (Ho Chi Minh City Expo 2017) has just opened at Tatmadaw Hall, Yangon city, Myanmar.
New industrial zones planned
Five industrial zones are in the process of being selected, according to Aung Naing Oo, secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
Driver under meth influence crashes bus into truc
A bus, driven by a man under the influence of meth-amphetamine, rear-ended a truck in Angthong province on Sunday morning, injuring about 10 Myanmar passengers.
— The Nation
Vessel Collision in Myanmar: 20 Die, 40 Survive
A total of 40 passengers have been rescued after two vessels collided in Pathein, southwestern Myanmar’s Ayeyawaddy region Friday night, in which 20 others have been confirmed killed, Xinhua reported quoting Pathein Water Transport Police.
— Marine Link
CButhidaung-A Ngu Maw Road upgraded to concrete
Under the supervision of the Rakhine State Rural Area Development Department using Union Special Funds for the 2016-17 fiscal year, Buthidaung-A Ngu Maw Road is being upgraded to concrete road with a concrete bridge constructed.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar
Warrants Issued for Hundreds of Rohingya Youths in Northern Maungdaw
The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) has recently issued arrest warrants for more than hundred of Rohingya youths in northern Maungdaw in alleged connection with the rebels in the region, it has been reported.
— Rohingya Vision
Poverty forces families in Myanmar to ditch their elderly
With weak hands, widow Daw Hla Than, 75, begins kneading the flesh of the woman lying on the floor of her wooden hut.
— Channel NewsAsia
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