Myanmar Morning News For April 24

Myanmar Morning News For April 24
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Exclusive: Myanmar’s Hello Cabs raises funding from iMyanmar Group founder
Hello Cabs, Yangon’s leading ride hailing app is learnt to have raised funding to the tune of ‘single digit millions’ of US dollars from Nay Min Thu, founder of iMyanmar Group, at a valuation of a high seven digit (US dollars), an executive with direct knowledge of the development said.
— Deal Street Asia

Myanmar e-commerce leader pushes for expansion
THOUGH a large percentage of Myanmar’s 53-million population still prefer going out to shop, more than half a million people visit Shop.com.mm, the nation’s leading e-commerce platform, for online shopping on a monthly basis, said its chief.
— The Nation/ The Star Online

Shan State National Level Political Dialogue begins
Shan State held a state-level political dialogue in Taunggyi yesterday, a meeting described as a milestone and a significant step taken by the people toward peace in the Union.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Minister urges locals to prepare for natural disasters
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, the Vice Chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, met residents of Bogale town, Pyapon District and Kyonkan village, Pyapon township yesterday to oversee preparation works and ensure a proper response to natural disasters.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Police arrests one more suspect in publisher murder case, recovered victim’s belongings
Police arrested a man yesterday on suspicion of involvement in murdering of Wai Yan Hein, the publisher of the Iron Rose weekly news journal, according to the Yangon Region Police.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar to ease restrictions to create loan opportunities for pvt sector
Myanmar government is planning to relax restrictions and rules to create opportunities for providing loan for private sector development, an official report said Sunday.
— Eleven

Myanmar’s policy shifts towards major powers
Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.
— Eleven

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Woodside adds a fifth well in Myanmar drilling programme
Woodside Petroleum has added a fifth well to its Myanmar drilling programme, following successful results from the Thalin deepwater discovery, according to a report in OE Digital on April 20.
— Mizzima News

Myanmar rapped at UN
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley added Myanmar to her list of usual suspects of concern when it comes to human rights during a UN Security Council meeting this week.
— Mizzima News

Myanmar: Ceasefire On The Rocks, A Set Back To Suu Kyi? – Analysis
The recent attack by the MNDAA on the Army Posts at Laukkai, the headquarters of the Kokang region on 6th March, 2017 was followed by quick and heavy retaliatory attacks by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) on the 10th.
— Eurasia Review

Georgians Caught With US$90,000 Of Stolen Cash
Two Georgian men were busted in a Myanmar airport with US$90,000 of stolen cash hidden in their underwear which they had swiped from a local money changer, police said Saturday.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Government to ease restrictions, rules to create loan opportunities for private sector
The government has a plan to relax restrictions and rules in order to develop opportunities for providing loans to the private sector.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

 


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005. Between November 2004 and February 2011 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. Since 2010 she has worked as a freelance screen writer for 'Nollywood', Nigeria.
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