Myanmar morning news for August 9

Myanmar morning news for August 9

Myanmar morning newsSpecial Report: Dangerous News – How two young reporters shook Myanmar
Late in the afternoon of Dec. 12 last year, Wa Lone’s cell phone rang. It was a man named Naing Lin, a lance corporal in Myanmar’s 8th Security Police Battalion.
— Reuters

Land border crossing between Mizoram and Myanmar inaugurated
Mizoram’s Commerce and Industries Minister H Rohluna and an elected leader of Chin state of Myanmar today jointly inaugurated the land border crossing between the state and the neighbouring country at Zokhawthar border trade centre, an official statement said here.
— Business Standard

DICA’s anti-corruption rules not clear on donations or political contributions
In their latest drive to tackle corruption, the government released a code of ethics prohibiting businesses from bribing officials, but it remains unclear what a company and charities and individuals associated can and cannot do. A non-profit organisation urged Nay Pyi Taw to consult experts and require companies to set up a code of conduct to tackle the issue effectively.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar sees 130 human trafficking cases in seven months
There were 130 human trafficking cases with more than 200 victims from January to July this year, according to sources from Myanmar’s Anti-Human Trafficking Police Force.
— Eleven Myanmar

30 years after uprising, Myanmar activists continue with struggle
Prominent student leaders of the 1988 uprising stressed that Myanmar’s political achievements to date were only a partial victory and called for more democratic reforms on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the mass protests on Wednesday.
— Thai PBS

Myanmar president calls for doubled efforts to promote socio-economic development in ASEAN
Myanmar President U Win Myint on Wednesday called on Myanmar people to re-double efforts in promoting socio-economic development and actively participating in the ASEAN Community building process that will contribute to peace, stability and prosperity of the region and beyond.
— Xinhuanet

Two months after MOU signing, UN urges ‘tangible progress’ in Rakhine
The United Nations has urged Myanmar to step up implementation of a repatriation agreement signed in early June, including by granting access to northern Rakhine State for UN staff.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar’s foreign trade value hits over $11.5 bn in three months
Myanmar has good prospects for foreign trade this year as trade value has hit over US$11.5 billion over the past three months, exceeding over US$1.5 billion compared to the same period of last year, said the director general of the Trade Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

HGC to buy majority stake in Myanmar’s GTMH
The operator has announced plans of extending from the local Hong Kong market into Myanmar.
— Telecomasia

Myanmar’s wild-captured worker elephants die young
Asian elephants snatched from the wild and conscripted to haul logs in Myanmar’s timber industry live on average five years less than working elephants born in captivity, researchers said Tuesday.
— Mizzima

8888 Uprising: 30 years on
30 years ago, nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations in Myanmar saw hundreds of thousands of protesters take to the streets of then capital, Rangoon. Led mostly by student leaders, it was the largest mass protest in the country since its independence in 1948.
— The Asean Post

Accused of Rebel Ties, Shan Farmers Interrogated Overnight By Tatmadaw Soldiers
Troops from the Burma Army arrested and interrogated two farmers overnight in southern Shan State’s Mong Pan Township last week, accusing them of having ties to the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA).

30 years on, Myanmar remembers storied pro-democracy uprising
Students and former activists in Myanmar marked the 30th anniversary of the famed 1988 pro-democracy uprising with a rousing but low-key ceremony, the culmination of three days of events to commemorate the revolt and its brutal suppression.
— Frontier Myanmar

Indonesia, Myanmar explore trade, investment cooperation
Indonesia and Myanmar have explored trade and investment potential in both countries to optimize bilateral economic cooperation, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Rosan P. Roeslani said.
— AntaraNews

Candidate list announced for by-election in Rathedaung Township
The Sittwe District Election Commission branch has announced on August 6 the list of candidates who will be running in the by-election in Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State.


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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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