Myanmar claims Security Council statement creates undue pressure
The Security Council on Monday urged the implementation of agreed-upon mechanisms to assist return of those who have fled and to ensure access for humanitarian aid.
— Dhaka Tribune
Myanmar army vows to throw out Indian rebels
Myanmar’s army has vowed to throw out all anti-Indian rebels from the country’s Northeast from Burmese territory.
China’s latest Myanmar megaproject courts controversy
Nearly two years ago, Myanmar chose a Chinese consortium led by the state-run Citic to develop a $10 billion port and industrial park that could turn into the country’s largest foreign investment.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)
Big dams can wait, Myanmar overhauls energy strategy
Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar’s strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country’s new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-backed project in the country’s north.
Japan’s Fujita Corp to build 1.8-MW biomass plant in Myanmar
Japanese construction firm Fujita Corporation announced last week that it will develop a 1.8-MW biomass project in Myanmar.
— Renewables Now
Ooredoo expanding 4G network in Myanmar with ZTE and Nokia
Ooredoo Myanmar is significantly expanding its network and infrastructure to offer the fastest and widest 4G network in the country.
— Develooping Telecoms
Agriculture Ministry to offer loans to help toddy producers in central Myanmar
The Agriculture Ministry will provide loans and technical assistance to toddy farmers in central Myanmar to improve their livelihoods, a senior official said Monday.
— Myanmar Times
Myanmar Gets First Health R&D Funds Since Independence
The Myanmar government has granted one billion kyats (US$740,000) for research and development in the health sector, according to the minister for health and sports Dr. Myint Htwe.
— The Irrawaddy
Mandalay taps British expertise for higher education
Myanmar’s second largest city, is expected to become the country’s northern economic hub over the next two years. Yet, skills and talent in the city still lags behind Yangon and many cities in ASEAN. The brain drain and skills shortage are dragging its economic growth.
— Myanmar Times
Government seeks to match young workers with good jobs
The government has intensified its efforts to match the job requirements of the business sector with the skills of the country’s young working people, who make up 20 percent of the population, the Ministry of Information said.
— Myanmar Times
Locals gain employment abroad with Japanese language skills
A JAPANESE language school in Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State, has already attracted more than 200 university and graduate students since opening last year. The school aims to equip local engineers and workers with Japanese language proficiency which will enable them to work overseas in Japan.
— Mynmar Times
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to attend 2 regional summits
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will attend two regional summits this month, state-run television announced Monday, amid growing international condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate over violence against a Muslim minority group allegedly orchestrated by the country’s security forces.
— The Asahi Shimbun
MMPO gives K10 million to Rakhine
The Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation (MMPO) has contributed K10 million to the under-developed Rakhine State to invest in infrastructure.
— Myanmar Times
Gazette editorial: Tragedy in Myanmar
In the Southeast Asia country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) the Buddhist majority systematically murders a Muslim minority called Rohingya. Military units cold-bloodedly massacre Muslim villages.
Trafficked on Myanmar passports, Indian housemaids struggle to return home
The 17-year-old recalls being excited as she took the car journey and bus ride from her home in northeast India and across the border into Myanmar.
Myanmar workers dumped in plantation to be deported
Immigration authorities will send back 29 Myanmar nationals found in a rubber plantation after being abandoned on Monday by the driver supposedly taking them to jobs in Malaysia.
— Bangkok Post
Israel’s Explanation for Arming Myanmar During Ethnic Cleansing Campaign: ‘Both Sides Committing War Crimes’
“The two sides in the conflict are conducting war crimes” in Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, an Israeli diplomat told six American rabbis who voiced concern about reports of Israeli arms sales to the Southeast Asain country.
The Regional Reach of Buddhist Nationalism
As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh, stories of terror and suffering continue to mount: tales of torched villages and gang rape, of soldiers stabbing babies and cutting off heads. U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has called the violence – allegedly committed by Myanmar’s security forces and local mobs – “textbook ethnic cleansing.”
— US News
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