Myanmar Morning News For April 27

Myanmar Morning News For April 27

Myanmar morning newsThai officials block launch of report on human rights abuses in Karen State
Thai police on Wednesday (April 25) cancelled an event to launch a new report on human rights abuses in Karen State by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) and warning of a humanitarian crisis there, The Irrawaddy Online reported.
Thai PBS

UN secretary-general to appoint top Swiss diplomat as Myanmar envoy
Antonio Guterres will appoint the Swiss ambassador to Germany, Christine Schraner Burgener, to be his new special envoy to Myanmar, UN sources said on Wednesday.
The Local

Leeds United Myanmar tour: Paul Heckingbottom admits ‘some may have had sleepless night’
Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom has admitted some players “may have had a sleepless night” over the club’s planned post-season tour to Myanmar.
BBC 

President Win Myint leaves for Singapore to attend 32nd ASEAN Summit
Myanmar delegation led by President Win Myint left for Singapore to attend the 32nd ASEAN Summit and related meetings by special flight this morning.
Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar activists urge president to release jailed Reuters journalists
Myanmar civil groups signed an open letter to the country’s president on Thursday, urging him to immediately release two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret government papers and police officers involved in what it called an “obviously an unreasonable case”.
Reuters 

Despite Govt Efforts, Divide Persists Over Rohingya Freedom of Movement
Members of the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) vowed to strongly object to granting freedom of movement to national verification card (NVC) holders from Rakhine State.
The Irrawaddy

Central Bank of Myanmar to introduce new quarter tical gold coins
The Central Bank of Myanmar has been issuing quality tical, half tical and quarter tical gold coins since 1991.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Myanmar firefighters tackle days-long garbage dump blaze
Myanmar firefighters said Wednesday they have brought under control a blaze in a massive garbage dump on the edge of the country’s biggest city Yangon after several days of battling the flames.
Mizzima 

Kirin to brew 60% more beer in thirsty Myanmar
Kirin Holdings will expand a brewery in Myanmar into one of the Japanese beer purveyor’s largest in the world as the emerging Southeast Asian market shows promise.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

Two children among the hospitalised, as dump fire smoulders on
Health authorities have asked residents in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar Township to take precautions, as dozens have been hospitalized after inhaling acrid smoke from a blaze at the city’s largest rubbish dump.
Frontier Myanmar 

Peace Commission holds peace talks with KNPP signing NCA in Loikaw
The Peace Commission and the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) held peace talks in Loikaw, Kayah State, yesterday, taking further steps to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Bangladesh Prepares Rohingya Camps for Cyclone Season
The Bangladesh government in cooperation with local and international humanitarian agencies is taking steps to prepare the community of Rohingya refugees camped on the outskirts of Cox’s Bazar for the coming monsoon season.
The Irrawaddy

Charcoal production in Myeik on the rise, spurred by higher domestic demand, illegal  exports
The production and sale of charcoal in Myanmar has been on the rise in recent years and not just because of domestic demand. Based on an investigative trip to Myeik, Tanintharyi Region, recently, The Myanmar Times learned that a large, unrecorded volume of charcoal is being illegally exported to Thailand.
The Myanmar Times 

Myanmar minister highlights ‘non-traditional security threats’ at Russia meet
Myanmar Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government and National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun told an international high-level meeting held in Russia that rising international tensions and security threats are of growing concern.
Mizzima

KfW extends loans for SMEs via CB, Myanmar Apex bank
A loan agreement to extend €10.85 million (US$13.22 million) to finance small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar was signed between KfW Development Bank (KfW) and two local banks, according to Daw San Yin Aung from CB Bank.
The Myanmar Times

Ministry of Information: To Inform, To Educate & To Entertain
Ministry of Information is a bridge between the government and the public. The ministry is discharging duties of informing, educating and entertaining the people.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

 

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