Myanmar Morning News For April 26

Myanmar Morning News For April 26
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Restaurant owners fined for failure to affix tax stamps
The Department of Internal Revenue in Yangon took action against 520 restaurant owners who failed to use tax stamps issued by the government and fined Ks133 million during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to U Myint Thaung, Yangon Region Cabinet’s Minister for Planning and Finance.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Breaking: Rakhine Extremists Torch Mosque in Rathedaung
Rakhine extremists torched an ancient mosque in Rathedaung Township a few hours ago tonight, destroying the mosque from within.
— Rohingya Vision

Signing on Memorandum of Understanding between Myanmar and the Netherlands for education
The signing of a Memorandum of Understading between The Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education and the Netherlands-based Stichting Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) was held yesterday in the meeting room of the Ministry of Education in Nay Pyi Taw.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Flymya.com acquires UK technology for $600,000
AS TOUR OPERATORS in Myanmar are eyeing to partner with foreign firms to serve their clients better, Flymya.com, the nation’s leading hotels and tours services website, has acquired Switch.cm, a London-based start-up specialising in building reservations platforms for the hotel and airline industry, for US$ 600,000.
— Eleven

Rice sector expected to fetch export earnings of $700 million
Export earnings from the rice sector are expected to earn US$700 million in 2017-2018 fiscal year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— Eleven

Tender to Be Called for Highway Upgrading
The Ministry of Construction will call for international firms to tender for upgrading works on a 40-mile section of the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay Highway starting at Yangon, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Lin said on April 10.
— Consult-Myanmar

Myanmar: Much-delayed peace conference set for May
The government of Myanmar and ethnic rebel groups will resume peace talks next month as the country has been struggling to end the world’s longest-running civil war, the government said Tuesday.
— Anadolu Agency

Commercial Porn Distribution a Hard Swallow for Burmese Authorities
Burmese police are investigating those involved in the local production of a pornographic movie, reportedly the first to be promoted and sold online in the country.
— The Irrawaddy

50,000 tonnes of illegal timber seized, 11 foreigners and 8,310 nationals captured in year
Under the current government led by the National League for Democracy, more than 50,000 tonnes of illegal timber and 2,599 vehicles and machinery pieces were seized and 11 foreigners and 8,310 Myanmar nationals arrested for timber smuggling, said Khin Maung Yi, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
— Eleven

Rangoon MP: Owners of Unlawful Game Centers Should be Punished—Not Employees
A lawmaker has called for clearer definitions of illegal gambling machines sometimes found in “game centers” in Rangoon and more accountability for the owners of such firms.
— Consult-Myanmar

China ready to mediate between Myanmar, BD
China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said.
— The News International

MADB increases loan from K20,000 to K50,000
State-owned Myanma Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) is now arranging to increase its K20,000 loan to K50,000 per acre to farmers, Agriculture ministry deputy permanent secretary U Myo Tint Tun told to The Myanmar Times on April 20.
— Myanmar Times

Over K155 million earmarked for DMH
A total of K155.65 million will be allocated for the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, according to the Mandalay regional 2017-18 budget year investment plan, financed by regional funds.
— Myanmar Times

CEA Myanmar Contracted for Transportation & Installation of Storage Tanks
CEA Project Logistics Myanmar were recently contracted to handle the transportation and installation of two 18tn vertical storage tanks at a Yangon brewery. The project proved complex due to two cranes being required to operate in a very narrow location outside the facility.
— American Journal of Transportation

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: Transportation, electricity are keys to jobs, development
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday identified the transportation and electricity sectors as the most important infrastructural challenges in the country that need to be improved in order to improve the lives of the people and attract foreign investment.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

After bold beginning, curtain descends on Myanmar performance art
IN 1997, during the days of military rule, a man took a stroll along Pansodan Road in downtown Yangon with barbed wire wrapped around his head. Shocked pedestrians stopped and stared at what was one of the first public exhibitions of performance art in Yangon.
— Frontier Myanmar


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