Myanmar Morning News For September 18

Myanmar Morning News For September 18

Myanmar morning news

‘We will kill you all’; Rohingya beg for safe passage
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.
— Bangkok Post

Export earnings from jade decline
Until early September of this fiscal year, officially declared export earnings from jade reached US$100 million, down US$140 million from the same period last year, according to Khin Maung Lwin, the assistant permanent secretary of Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

New diplomatic missions signal Chinese support for Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis
Myanmar’s purpose-built capital Naypyidaw is known for its vast scale and emptiness, but China is using it to showcase its presence and boost ties with the Southeast Asian nation as it faces a wave of international criticism over the plight of the Muslim Rohingya.
— South China Morning Post

Myittha onions sell well in Mandalay market
ONIONS from Myittha, a township in Kyaukse District, Mandalay Region, have sold well in the domestic market, local merchants say.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Metro Cash & Carry builds warehouse in Myanmar
Metro Cash & Carry, an international specialist in wholesale and food retail with a presence in 25 countries, recently entered Myanmar by kicking off construction of its warehouse in Thilawa special economic zone this week.
— The Nation

Myanmar: Visa fee removal boosts prospects of healthcare tourism
India’s recent decision to remove $80 visa charge for Myanmar nationals (except in e-visa) improved prospects of healthcare tourism in India.
— Hindu Business Line

34 firms opening at Thilawa
Up to 34 companies are opening in area A of Thilawa Special Economic Zone and about 60 more companies will be run at the end of this year, according to Dr Shwe Hein, secretary of Thilawa SEZ Management Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

Labour attaché inspects Certificate of Identity Centers
According to the announcement from Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok, CI are being issued to the Myanmar workers without any valid document listed by Thai Ministry of Labour starting from 15 September, it was learnt.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Handmade baskets boost income in Mandalay
“WE, married women in Myitlaung Village near Myitnge Town, Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, raise our income by weaving a wide range of plastic baskets,” said Ma Win Win, a basket maker.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar MFI Alliance gets $5m from Asia Impact Investment Fund, return backers
Alliance for Microfinance in Myanmar Ltd, a Mandalay-based deposit taking microfinance institution, has received an equity injection of $5 million from their existing shareholders and new investor, Asia Impact Investment Fund (AIIF), the company announced.
— DealStreetAsia

A history of persecution: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims
Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled renewed violence in Myanmar, crossing the border in Bangladesh in waves following a military crackdown the UN says amounts to ethnic cleansing.
— Economic Times


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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