Rohingya exodus: Myanmar at risk of becoming a magnet for global jihadists
The abuses against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar could attract Islamic extremists from across the world, according to an expert on the crisis.
No way back for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says that her government is prepared to begin taking back Rohingya refugees recently driven into Bangladesh in a national verification process.
— Asia Times
Japan offers to import brown sugar
U Win Htay, vice chair of Myanmar Sugar and Sugar Related Products Merchants and Manufacturer’s Association, told The Myanmar Times that Japan has offered to buy natural brown slab sugar from Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times
Bangladesh bans telcos from selling mobile connections to Rohingya refugees
Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said on Sunday.
— Business Standard
Myanmar moves to stave off credit crunch
Myanmar’s banking system is facing tough new regulations that could take more than $1 billion worth of local currency out of circulation, severely curtail lending and badly hurt the economy if a tight compliance deadline is not eased, senior bankers have warned.
— Nikkei Asian Review
Businesses push for better communications with Nay Pyi Taw
THE government should update the business community with the latest economic activities and manage the expectations, according to domestic and foreign investors at a recent investment forum held in the country’s capital.
— Myanmar Times
Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar: army
Myanmar’s army said Sunday it had discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.
— The Nation
Myanmar: images show Rohingya villages still being burned, says Amnesty
Amnesty International has said new satellite images and videos from Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended.
— The Guardian
Bangladesh frees Myanmar photojournalists after bail hearing
Bangladesh authorities Friday released two Myanmar photographers covering the Rakhine crisis for a German magazine after they were granted bail by a court, police and a lawyer said.
— Frontier Myanmar
Contactless payments coming to Myanmar
Myanmar’s Co-Operative Limited Bank (CB Bank) will next month facilitate contactless payments acceptance in Myanmar.
An arms embargo on Myanmar would not save the Rohingya
Past couple of weeks have seen a flurry of statements and op-eds demanding that the international community do something to stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Myanmar coffee firm aims 15-fold increase in production
Aung Nay Lin Htun Co, a Myanmar firm that is well known for its premium brand, Genius Coffee, has planned to significantly increase its production from 10 tonnes of coffee last year to 150 tonnes this year.
— The Nation
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