Myanmar expelled a North Korean diplomat earlier this year, UN report says
Diplomat linked to company that is subject to both UN Security Council and US sanctions for involvement in exporting equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons
— South China Morning Post
Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans
ohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.
China supports Myanmar ‘safeguarding peace and stability’
China supports Myanmar in “safeguarding peace and stability” and won’t join other nations in condemning what many consider a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, an official with the ruling Chinese Communist Party said Saturday.
— Times Colonist
China helps Myanmar in development of monetary services: banker
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has been helping Myanmar in development of the country’s banking and monetary services by nurturing skilled banking personnel, He Biqing, the general manager of ICBC’s Yangon branch, has said.
Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019
Myanmar has planned to launch its own satellite system MyanmarSat-2 in June in 2019, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Saturday.
— The Gulf Today
Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya
Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar’s government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
— Stars Stripes
Myanmar groups demand govt review of SEZs
As Myanmar pushes to attract more foreign direct investment through its three special economic zones, civil society organisations have reiterated their recommendation to review and monitor the progress of the SEZs.
— The Nation
SMEs voice frustration over confusing government policies as challenges mount
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are still struggling to compete and expand five years after U Thein Sein’s former government established a central committee to support the sector and after the Central Bank of Myanmar recently permitted banks to approve loans without collaterals.
— Myanmar Times
Government settles gold debts by private miners
The outstanding gold debt owed by private gold mining firms to the government as at September 30, 2017 is 14,121.32 ticals, U Ohn Win, Union Minister for National Resources and Environmental Conservation reported at the Pyithu Hluttaw held on October 19.
— Myanmar Times
LG Electronics provides free medical services in Myanmar
LG Electronics Inc. said Monday it provided free medical checkups in Myanmar in line with its efforts to strengthen its corporate social responsibility.
— Yonhap News Agency
Home Minister Kamal to fly to Myanmar Monday
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that he would visit Myanmar on Monday to hold talks with the Myanmar government.
— Dhaka Tribune
U.S. urges immediate end of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
U.S. State Department on Sunday called for an immediate end of the violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, and for the return of refugees “voluntarily, safely, and with dignity.”
Iranian jurists urge UN action on Rohingya sufferings
In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 70 Iranian jurists asked him to take practical action to address the plight of Myanmar Muslims and do something beyond an expression of concern.
— Tehtran Times
Myanmar must take them back
India has said Myanmar must take back its nationals who have fled their homes to escape violence and taken refuge in Bangladesh.
— The Daily Star
Keep pushing Myanmar until the Rohingya issue is resolved: Bangladesh to Canada
Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque made the appeal at the 4th bilateral consultation between the countries in Dhaka on Sunday.
Halting Myanmar ethnic cleansing: 5 critical steps
Sona Mia and his family had little other choice when Myanmar soldiers opened fire on his village in late August. The 77-year-old was at home in the village of Koe Tan Kauk when the shootings began, part of the army’s grotesquely lopsided retaliation against the already persecuted Rohingya people for an attack on security forces. The family had to flee, but his adult daughter, Rayna, had a disability and could not walk or speak.
— USA Today (Video)
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