Myanmar morning news for August 23

Myanmar morning news for August 23

Myanmar morning newsThe first Krispy Kreme shop to open in Myanmar in September
The first Krispy Kreme shop will open at the first floor of Times Link Mall in Yangon in September, according to Krispy Kreme Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Corruption charges levelled against two Rakhine State Government ministers
Rakhine State Legislative Assembly legislator from Mrauk-U constituency Tun Thar Sein confirmed news that a complaint against two ministers from the Rakhine State government for corruption had been registered.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi defends policies towards Rohingya
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her government’s actions in Rakhine state which have forced more than 700,000 Muslim-majority Rohingya to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar restricting UN access to Rakhine despite cooperation agreement
Two UN agencies are being denied full access to northern Rakhine State, even after they signed an agreement with the Myanmar government to assist with the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and contribute to the development of northern Rakhine State.
— Coconuts Yangon

Yangon student dance-off
Ma May Thu Khaing, who goes by Ivy, has been a keen dancer for four years and in 2016 founded the Yangon University Dance Club. Starting with 30 members, and open to all students from first year to master’s level, the club grew to 100 with the help of Facebook and has exchanged university premises for studios, where they practice a mix of hip hop, K-pop and cheerleader dance styles.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar women take on Thailand in regu semi-final
Myanmar stayed on course for a podium finish in sepak takraw as its women blanked Japan yesterday to finish second in Group B of the regu competition and set up a semi-final clash with Thailand, while the other semi-final pits Vietnam against South Korea.
— Myanmar Times

Your special place: Yangon’s best themed cafés
In just a few years, Yangon’s café culture has expanded way beyond 3-in-1 coffee mix to include a multitude of ways to prepare, consume, and discuss coffee. With more places to enjoy coffee than ever before, it takes effort to stand out.
— Coconuts Yangon

Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Says Terrorism a Threat to Wider Region
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday defended her government’s actions in Rakhine state, where about 700,000 Rohingya fled from a brutal counterinsurgency campaign to neighboring Bangladesh.
— The Epoch Times

Suu Kyi: Rohingya return up to Bangladesh
Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday it was up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees would return to Myanmar, appearing to blame Dhaka for the delay.
— The Asean Post

Big Sweep tickets sold to punters in Myanmar
He is part of a growing number of Myanmar people trying their luck in the Singapore lottery.
— The New Paper

Teen shooter strikes gold
Saurabh Chaudhary has an Asian Games gold medal at the age of 16 after winning the men’s 10-meter air pistol title on debut in senior competition at Palembang.
— Myanmar Times

Military Rule May Be Over, But Myanmar’s Film Industry Remains in a Tawdry Time Warp
But it isn’t just the Kayan who are vilified in this way. Racism, homophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment are rampant in Myanmar’s movies—the result, insiders say, of nearly five decades of military rule in which stringent censorship ultimately stifled any chance of a proper cinema culture.
— Time

Govt told not to deport Myanmar-Muslim workers
THE PRESIDENT of the Songkhla Fishing Association yesterday called on the labour minister to find a way to prevent 370 Myanmar-Muslim workers from being deported.
— The Nation

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls for constitutional amendment
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday called for amendment of the country’s military-drafted constitution, emphasising that Myanmar’s transition to democracy can only be achieved if the charter is changed.
— Myanmar Times

Terrorism in Myanmar’s Rakhine state can have ‘grave consequences’ for region: Aung San Suu Kyi
Inter-communal violence will remain in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state as long as terrorism persists, with the threat potentially bringing “grave consequences” not just to the country but other nations in the region, its leader Aung San Suu Kyi said.
— TodayOnline

No Repose for Locals as Second Wave of Flooding Affects Karen, Mon, Tanintharyi
A second wave of flooding has hit multiple parts of Myanmar including Karen and Mon states and Irrawaddy and Tanintharyi regions, as water from rivers continues to rise in locations where hundreds of people have been displaced from flooding.
— ReliefWeb

Japan to help Myanmar deal with waste
Japan will provide waste management technology to Myanmar to help the country deal with its burgeoning garbage problem.
— Myanmar Times

UN denies effective access to Myanmar
The United Nations is awaiting “effective access” to the Myanmar region where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were driven out in an army crackdown, months after agreeing with the government to aid the return of refugees, the U.N. country head said on Tuesday.
— Daily

Bill enabling casinos to operate submitted
If the bill, which includes amendments the 1986 Gambling Act, is accepted by the hluttaw, foreigner-only casinos will likely be permitted to operate in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

National reconciliation to make step by step through negotiations: Suu Kyi
We must remove unelected representatives from legislatures and national reconciliation will make step by step through negotiations, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a speech titled “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Challenges and Way Forward” delivered at the 43rd Singapore Lecture held at Institute of South East Asia Studies (SEAS) on August 21.
— Eleven Myanmar

Uniquely Mandalay Foods
Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar and the country’s last royal capital
— The Irrawaddy

Authorities tighten security along Maungdaw border
Authorities have tightened security along Myanmar-Bangladesh border ahead of the one year anniversary of terrorist attacks and police are patrolling in towns in Maungdaw district all day long, said Police Col. Aung Myat Moe, head of Rakhine State police force.
— Eleven Myanmar

International Buddhist Conclave 2018 in India
The Ministerial level delegation from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka will participate in the conclave.
— OnlineIndianNews

Mandalay outposts planned to stop wild elephant poaching
Plans are being made to establish elephant outposts to protect wild elephants in Mandalay Region, said Daw Mya Thida of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
— Myanmar Times

Suu Kyi says speed of refugee return is up to Bangladesh
Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday it was up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees would return to Myanmar, appearing to blame Dhaka for the delay.
— Mizzima


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