Myanmar Morning News For November 29

Myanmar Morning News For November 29

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Opens Door for China to Regain Influence
When U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson deployed the term “ethnic cleansing” to condemn Myanmar’s campaign against Rohingya Muslims last week, the country’s army chief was paying a visit on old friends somewhere else: China.
— The Wall Street Journal

Pope Francis urges respect for human rights in Myanmar, avoids ‘Rohingya’ row
Pope Francis has urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for “each ethnic group and its identity”.
— ABC News

Inaction in Myanmar crisis sees Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honour
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of her honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, because of her “inaction” in the Rohingya crisis.
— Business Day

Foreign parliaments must do more to help the embattled Rohingya
As the pope made a high profile visit to Myanmar in late November, attention turned to how to help the thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled their homes to Bangladesh following violence and what UN officials have described as ethnic cleansing.
— Quartz India

Myanmar leaders fear anti-genocide intervention
Myanmar’s leaders are worried the UN will invoke the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in order to intervene in the Rakhine State crisis, said national security advisor Thaung Tun during a televised roundtable discussion on Sunday.
— Coconuts Yangon

China looms large over Myanmar war and peace
Myanmar’s government and various ethnic armed groups are tentatively scheduled to meet next month for a third round of peace talks that have so far failed to deliver any tangible results.
— Asia Times

U.N. seeks report from Myanmar on rapes, deaths of Rohingya women
A United Nations women’s rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls by its security forces in northern Rakhine state and measures taken to punish soldiers.
— Reuters

Mizoram provides shelter to 1,300 Myanmar tribals fleeing clashes
The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 tribals from neighbouring Myanmar’s restive Arakan State, officials said on Monday.
— The Hindu

Myanmar Opens Agricultural Machinery Trade to Foreign-Domestic Joint Ventures
On November 17, 2017, the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce issued Notification No. 55/2017, under section (13) (B) of the Import and Export Law, which grants permission for joint ventures (JV) between foreign and domestic companies to carry out the retail or wholesale trade of agricultural machinery.
— Lexology

Central Bank of Myanmar retreats from stricter loan rules for banks
The Central Bank of Myanmar has retreated from tighter regulations of the banking sector which were drafted with advice from the International Monetary Fund, in what appears to be a response to concerns raised by local banks.
— Central Banking

India-Myanmar Media interaction begins
A two-day Inter-Regional Media Interaction Programme between Myanmar and India began on November 27 at Imphal, capital of India’s Manipur state bordering Saigang division of Myanmar.
— Mizzima

Asian FDI into Myanmar continues despite Rakhine crisis
Asian businesses have continued to invest in Myanmar despite the unfolding humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine.
— Myanmar Times

Local, foreign demand for beans and pulses rises after India stops imports
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal have replaced India as the main importers of Myanmar’s beans and pulses, U Min Ko Oo, Secretary of Myanmar Pulses, Beans & Sesame Seeds Merchants Association, said.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon needs more gas from PTTEPI’s gas field
Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing from Electricity and Energy sector development committee has informed Vice President Myint Swe that Yangon region will need 80 million cubic feet of natural gas from the Aung Thinkha gas field explored by PTTEP International Limited in the coming two years.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar mulls water transport for domestic freight
Plans are being considered to use water transport across the country after the experiences of Yangon Region and other port towns show that moving goods by water is cost-effective, said Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein.
— Eleven Myanmar

Demand for new Yangon office complexes to continue rising
With more foreign direct investments (FDI) expected to flow into Myanmar due to insurance sector developments, enactment of the Investment Law and anticipated approval of the new Company’s Act, real estate developers have been urged to build more international-standard office complexes to accommodate demand.
— Myanmar Times

Eurowindow – The total solution provider of European Standard Doors and Windows
Eurowindow was established on August 29th 2002, after 15 years of continued growth and nearly 4,000 in staff, including qualified experts, engineers and highly skill technicians.
— Myanmar Times

 

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