Myanmar Morning News For December 19

Myanmar Morning News For December 19

Myanmar morning newsActivist Investor Files Chevron Proxy Resolution on Myanmar Rights Concerns
An activist investor in Chevron Corp said on Monday it filed a shareholder resolution that would require the oil producer to report on the feasibility of ending operations in Myanmar, where a crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims has been decried by the United States as “ethnic cleansing.”
— US News/Reuters

Factbox: International reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar
Several countries, the United Nations and journalist groups are demanding the release of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from detention in Myanmar.
— Reuters

Satellite imagery shows new destruction in Rakhine State
Analysis of satellite imagery reveals new destruction of Rohingya villages during October and November 2017 in the northern Rakhine State in Burma. This latest report, along with their evidence, has been released by Human Rights Watch today.
— Phuket Gazette

U.N. rights chief says Myanmar ‘planned’ Rohingya attacks, possibly ‘genocide’
The U.N. rights chief told AFP Monday that Myanmar clearly “planned” violent attacks on its Rohingya minority, causing a mass-exodus, and warned the crackdown could possibly amount to “genocide.
— Japan Times

Myanmar government says it authorized journalists’ arrest
Myanmar’s presidential spokesman said Monday that the president authorized the arrest last week of two Reuters reporters for allegedly violating the state secrets act.
— The Washington Post

EU urges Myanmar to free Reuters journalists as soon as possible
The European Union urged Myanmar on Monday to release “as quickly as possible” two Reuters reporters arrested last week.
— Reuters

Arrests of Reuters journalists are “an egregious abuse of power”: legal experts
MYANMAR’S arrests of two Reuters journalists are “an egregious abuse of power” and in breach of international law, legal experts told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar allows import of U.S. corn
Grain buyers in Myanmar can once again import U.S. corn in-line with the country’s new phytosanitary requirements.
— Ukr Agro Consult

Rotech look east and sends team and tech to Myanmar
Rotech Subsea is increasingly active in Asia, the Americas and other parts of the world to meet growing global demand for its cutting-edge trenching, excavation and cable grab tools.
— Energy Voice

Myanmar forges ahead in ICT
Myanmar is just a step behind India in information and communication technology (ICT) and, if recent growth trends continue, will mostly likely overtake Asia’s IT powerhouse in the ICT Development Index next year, according to the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
— Myanmar Times

Yoma throws weight behind office space demand and urban development
A great many metropolises in Asia are defined by their skyscrapers — one only has to think of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and Lord Norman Foster’s HSBC headquarters in Hong Kong.
— Myanmar Times

Index Creative Village, Happio tie up for online drive into Myanmar
Index Creative Village is teaming up with application developer Happio, a creative leader in new innovation for the online world, for a full-scale online expansion into Myanmar.
— The Nation

China donates USD 500,000 towards Peace Process
The People’s Republic of China donated USD 500,000 to National Reconciliation and Peace Center yesterday afternoon in Nay Pyi Taw, state media reported on 18 December.
— Mizzima

Chinese Tibetan cultural exchange delegation visits Myanmar
A Chinese Tibetan cultural exchange delegation visited Myanmar and met with senior monks of Myanmar’s State Sangha Maha Nayaka (Senior Monks) Committee and International Theravada Buddhist University on Monday.
— Xinhua Net

4 up-and-coming tourism hot spots in Myanmar
Want to come to Myanmar and see something other than Bagan and Inle Lake? Here are a few ideas from a recent blog post by Myanmar Tourism Marketing:
— Coconut Yangon


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