Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 23

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 23
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Welcome to the Myanmar morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.

 

Myanmar morning news

Foreign trade volume at US$23.5billion
Foreign trade volume is over US$23.5billion, US$61million more compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Up to February 10, Myanmar received more than US$23.5billion from foreign trade, of which US$17.3billion came from overseas trade and more than US$6.1billion from border trade.
— Eleven

Border Guard Police Resumes Money Extortions from Rohingya
As the large-scale attacks by the Myanmar military on the Rohingya people in Maungdaw have decreased, the money extortions from the Rohingyas by its Border Guard Police (BGP) has resumed, according to the reliable sources.
— Rohingya Vision

Toll charges could be axed: ministry source
Toll collection is expected to stop in the next fiscal year, according to a Ministry of Construction’s source.
— Eleven

Ministry warns its citizens not to make CI through illegal agents
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has warned Myanmar citizens in Thailand not to acquire certificate of identity (CI) cards through illegal agents.
— Eleven

House speaker warns lawmakers must respect parliamentary laws and rules
Lower House speaker Win Myint has warned lawmakers that they must follow and respect parliamentary laws and any other existing laws.
— Eleven

Police detain culprit who baked yaba stash into cake
People sure are getting creative with their drug transportation methods.
— Coconuts Yangon

Chinese banana plantation in Myanmar and locals worried over their extension
The lands in Kachin State and eastern side of Ayeyawady River have been transformed in the recent years. Before these lands were rice fields but now they are occupied by Chinese farmers cultivating banana plantations.
— Eleven

Mrauk-U hoteliers want directive scrapped
Hoteliers in Mrauk U – an archaeologically important town in northern Rakhine State – want a government directive, prohibiting hotels from accepting tourists without official permission, scrapped.
— Myanmar Times

Reserved fire fighters to support government fire brigade
MoreE than 17,000 members of a reserved fire brigade under Myanmar’s Ministry of Home Affairs Fire Services Department have been deployed to put out fires at factories and markets, said Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Aung Soe on February 21.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to issue pink card holders passports, identity cards
Myanmar will issue passports and certificate of identity (CI) cards to all its citizens who hold the pink card issued by the Thai government, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— Myanmar Times

Car dealers urge customer caution
Car dealers urge customers to be cautious of some sellers hiking the prices of existing stock. The automobile prices have been pushed up by approximately K2 million since the new tax law was passed in January.
— Myanmar Times

IDP students cut off from higher education
The government needs to create a pathway for young people living in IDP camps on the Thai border to study at universities in Myanmar, civil society groups say.
— Frontier Myanmar

 

 

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