Myanmar morning news for August 6

Myanmar morning news for August 6

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar puts out welcome mat for tourism investors
Renowned for its rich culture and heritage but isolated during decades of military rule, Myanmar was long regarded as one of the hidden gems of global tourism.
— Bangkok Post

Honest intent missing to solve Rohingya crisis
INTERNAL POLITICS has been among the factors behind the failure of international panels to tackle the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Time to fix key issues for industrial revamp, banking expert warns
MYANMAR’S potential to become a regional investment hub would be realised only if the government manages to address major challenges businesses are facing in the nation, a banking expert has warned.
— Eleven Myanmar

Wild waters: Southern Shan State
For the second installment in our travel series focused on wild swimming spots, we head to Taunggyi and Heho for pastoral tranquility, orange toenails and a transcendent sunset swim.
— Frontier Myanmar

Will latest Rohingya probe uncover the truth?
Last week, Myanmar seemingly made steps towards being accountable for the Rohingya crisis that has been ongoing for the past year.
— The Asean Post

How we live now: A survey of living standards in Myanmar
A survey of living standards in Myanmar has revealed that the national quality of life is improving, but there are glaring inequalities in ethnic minority and rural areas.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar significantly scales down Chinese-backed port project
The Myanmar government is scaling down plans for a Chinese-backed port on its western coast in Kyaukpyu in a move to avoid running into debt from the project, a top government official and an adviser told Reuters.
— Investine

Myanmar should ‘immediately’ release Reuters reporters: Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Saturday called on his Myanmar counterpart to release two Reuters journalists accused of breaking a draconian secrecy law during their reporting of a Rohingya massacre.
— Coconuts Yangon

Almost 100 Myanmar migrant workers with fake visas detained in Thailand
Approximately 100 Myanmar migrant workers have been found holding fake visas in Thailand, said Labour Attaché San Maung Oo of Myanmar embassy to Thailand.
— Eleven Myanmar

President Gives Courts, Govt Officials Some Good Advice
The Irrawaddy discusses President U Win Myint’s recent call for the courts to stop dragging their feet and for government officials to put the public first.
— The Irrawaddy

‘We Feel Neglected’: Life waist-deep in a flooded Myanmar village
The residents of Nanbaw village are no stranger to floods. Every rainy season, the rivers around them swell, and they are forced to suffer bouts of dampness, but life goes on as normal.
— Coconuts Yangon

Electrification plan earmarked for over 600 villages in Chin State
An electrification plan will be carried out for 645 villages in the Chin State’s rural area, which are located more than ten miles from the national power grid, within three years using interest-free loan from Italy, Amyotha Hluttaw MP U Myo Htike from the Chin State’s Paletwa Township said.

Top 10 Coffee shops
Coffee circles opened about 20 years ago. It was the first café that wasn’t in a hotel.
— Myanmar Times

Giving up armed policy seems to be the most difficult way: TNLA
AA, TNLA and MNDAA won’t declare that they gave up an armed policy as it is the most difficulty way, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw, the general-secretary of the TNLA.
— Eleven Myanmar

This Week in Parliament (July 30-August 3)
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
— The Irrawaddy

RCSS/SSA doesn’t release four detained villagers so far
On condition of anonymity, a local resident said the four residents of Pang Kut Village under Pang Hsawt Village Group were detained by the RCSS/SSA on July 31 while they were on their way back from shopping at Man San Market.

Govt readies 70,000 baskets of seed to aid paddy farmers
The government has prepared 70,000 baskets of seed to help rice farmers whose crops have been destroyed by the widespread floods, a senior agriculture official told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times


Feature photo David Russo


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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