Myanmar Morning News For September 8

Myanmar Morning News For September 8

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar steers auto market toward new cars
Myanmar is signaling a turn toward new cars as incentives and regulations promote a shift in an automobile market known for low annual sales numbers and roads overwhelmingly populated by used imports from Japan.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: Stateless, persecuted and fleeing
Rohingya Muslims are once more fleeing in droves into Bangladesh+ , trying to escape the latest surge in violence in Rakhine state between a shadowy militant group and Myanmar’s military.
— The Times Of India

Suspended state-owned factories to be reviewed
Twenty-eight state-owned factories that suspended their operations due to losses will be inspected, Aung Min, vice chairman of the Parliament’s Joint Public Accounts Committee, told the Daily Eleven.
— Eleven Myanmar

Dengue fever in Yangon claims 37 lives, tops 4800 cases so far
More than 4800 suffered dengue fever and 37 patients died from the disease from January to August this year in Yangon Region, said the regional public health department.
— Myanmar Times

Industrial wharf due to open in November
A general cargo wharf owned by the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) will be finished at Thilawa in November, according to Wilmar Myanmar Port Terminals Ltd.
— Eleven Myanmar

Photos emerge of Bengalis who are setting fire to their houses
Photos showing Bengalis are setting fire to their houses in Ward No.4 in Maungdaw Township, are being circulated on social media on the evening of September 6.
— Eleven Myanmar

Who are Myanmar’s Rohingya and why is Aung San Suu Kyi facing criticism?
Rohingya Muslims are once more fleeing in droves into Bangladesh, trying to escape the latest surge in violence in Rakhine state between a shadowy militant group and Myanmar’s military.
— The Strait Times

Myanmar Investments International Ltd (MIL) Soars 0.9% on Sep 7
Shares of Myanmar Investments International Ltd (LON:MIL) last traded at 1.4, representing a move of 0.9%, or 0.01 per share, on volume of shares.
— Utah Herald

India-Myanmar Relations: Growing Multifaceted Bilateral Ties
Myanmar shares a long land border of over 1600 km (994 mi) with India as well as a maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. Four northeastern states: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram share an international boundary with Myanmar.
— India Briefing

Employers must act to end workplace discrimination: MCRB
The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business has called on employers to end workplace discrimination, in a new briefing paper that has highlighted the systematic exclusion of women and minorities across many of the country’s leading industries.
— Frontier Myanmar

UN Habitat builds 60 homes for needy
Sixty housing units for underprivileged residents – built by UN Habitat with the help of the Japanese government – will be free of charge during 30 years. The lease will be transferred to the residents with stay permit, at the end of July, said Denzil Abel, senior adviser of UN Habitat.
— Myanmar Times

Tangled interests keep Myanmar’s Asian partners mum on Rohingya
Aung San Suu Kyi has pushed back against international criticism over how Myanmar treats its Rohingya Muslim minority — a chorus of condemnation from which Japan, China and India have been largely absent.
— Nikkei Asian Review


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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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