There’s only one conclusion on the Rohingya in Myanmar: It’s genocide
The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international community, must recognize it as such.
— CNN (video)
Myanmar approves over $4bn FDI in first half of current fiscal
MYANMAR has approved US$4.35 billion (Bt145 billion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first six months of fiscal year 2017-18 which started April 1, and hopes to receive much more in the second half, according to San Myint, deputy director general at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
— Eleven Myanmar
Nations pledge $345 million to Rohingya response
Nations have pledged $345 million (294 million euros) to care for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an “encouraging” step in the response to the intensifying crisis, the UN said Monday.
— The Jakarta Post
WB maintains optimism over Myanmar economy despite risks
Yangon-Despite the slowdown in the inflow of foreign direct investment and ongoing conflicts in Rakhine state, Myanmar’s economy is expected to recover this year, with the growth rate rising from 5.9 per cent in 2016 to 6.4 per cent, according to a recent edition of the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor.
— Eleven Myamar
Myanmar expelled N. Korean diplomat in June over role in weapons exports
A newly released UN report has revealed that earlier this year, the Myanmar government expelled a North Korean diplomat who was linked to a company subject to UN Security Council sanctions.
— Coconut Yangon
Bangladesh sends delegation to Myanmar as Rohingya crisis deepens
Bangladesh on Monday sent a high-level delegation to Myanmar for talks on the deepening Rohingya crisis as Dhaka sought to increase pressure on Naypyidaw to take back 600,000 members of the minority Muslim community who have fled Rakhine state to escape persecution.
— The Hindu
Special envoy Bob Rae headed to Myanmar next week
Canada’s new special envoy to Myanmar is heading to the region next week, months into a humanitarian crisis that has reportedly displaced close to a million Rohingya Muslims.
Parts from missing Myanmar Air Force jet discovered in southern Rakhine
Parts of a Myanmar Air Force fighter jet that went missing during a training mission on September 5 were found in southern Rakhine State last week, the Ministry of Information has reported.
— Coconut Yangon
Myanmar plans to replicate UT’s healthcare model
Senior officials from Myanmar Health Ministry visited Frontier Lifeline Hospital, the Mediville Basic Medical Science Park and Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital here recently.
— The Hindu
Japanese logistics companies pile into Myanmar SEZ
Japan’s logistics industry continues to pour money into Myanmar’s Thilawa special economic zone (SEZ), with four companies opening warehouses there in the past six months.
Myanmar : 60% of investments in Thilawa SEZ target local market
There are 85 local and foreign investments in Thilawa Special Economic Zone Project, with most of them targetting the local market.
— The Nation
Ywar Ngan hopes to export more coffee
Coffee cultivators from Ywar Ngan township in Shan State are hoping to export at least 50 tonnes of coffee beans in the upcoming coffee season, said U Win Aung Kyaw, vice chair of Myanmar Coffee Association.
— Myanmar Times
Quality Infrastructure Development Contributes to Myanmar’s Sustainable Economic Growth
High-quality infrastructure will play an essential role in realizing economic growth and unlocking Myanmar’s true potential.
Myanmar youth urged to pursue study opportunities abroad
Young university students have been urged to consider higher education opportunities outside of Myanmar and bring their expertise back to the country at a networking event in the commercial capital.
— Frontier Myanmar
11th Indo-Myanmar RBC Meet at Imphal
Date : 25th to 29th October, 2017
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi, India has made significant progress on her ‘Act East Policy’. The policy focusses on the extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific region.
Over 500,000 Myanmar migrant workers pass nationality verification
A total of 531,059 Myanmar migrant workers have undergone a national verification process and issued certificates of identity (CI) so they can apply for proper working visas in Thailand, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan said on Monday (Oct 23).
— Thai PBS
Yangon factories told to treat water or else
The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities.
— Myanmar Times
Launch of Vital Registration Manual – a critical step towards fulfilling the rights of every child in Myanmar [EN/MY]
One of the major milestones on the road to universal birth registration in Myanmar was achieved today with the launch of a revised Manual aimed at simplifying the registration process for births and deaths.
— Relief Web
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