Myanmar morning news for December 25

Myanmar morning news for December 25

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar court hears appeal of Reuters reporters
A Myanmar court on Monday heard an argument in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act.
— The Globe Andmail

Head of World Food Program raises ‘extreme concerns’ about Rohingya returning to Myanmar
The head of the United Nation’s World Food Program visited Rohingya camps this week and voiced ‘extreme concerns’ about their return. “I know if I were in their shoes, I’d have some extreme concerns about going back and we heard that from people all over the camp,” said David Beasley.
— Global News

UN Members Thwart China’s Bid to Gut Funds for Myanmar Probe
United Nations member countries thwarted an attempt by China to slash proposed funding for investigations into Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. This ensures that a newly established UN body will have the necessary financing to gather and preserve criminal evidence for future trials.
— Hrw

Anhörung im Fall der inhaftierten Journalisten in Myanmar vertagt
Im Fall zweier in Myanmar inhaftierter Journalisten ist eine Anhörung ohne Entscheidung zu Ende gegangen. Nach etwa einer Stunde vertagte der Richter den Gerichtstermin. Ein Datum für die Fortsetzung in dem Berufungsverfahren nannte er am Montag nicht.
— Nau

Beroepszaak journalisten Myanmar verdaagd
Het hoger beroep van de twee journalisten die in Myanmar vastzitten wegens het bezit van staatsgeheimen heeft maandag geen uitspraak opgeleverd. De rechter besloot de zaak na een uur te verdagen. Een datum voor een volgende zitting is niet genoemd.
— Nd

South Africa’s about-face follows the criticism it drew earlier in the session for abstaining on a vote condemning human rights violations in Myanmar.
— Ewn

Myanmar court hears appeal of reporters sentenced to jail while investigating Rohingya killing
A Myanmar court heard the appeal of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, with the defence citing evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime.
— Global News

Myanmar’da Arakanlı Müslümanların kana ulaşması engelleniyor
Amerikan Washington Post gazetesi, Myanmar’ın Arakan eyaletindeki kamplarda yaşayan Müslümanların kan bankalarına erişimlerinin kısıtlandığını yazdı.
— Trthaber

Myanmar forced Rohingya from their homes. Now it’s trying to make the exodus permanent.
ETHNIC CLEANSING, phase two, confronts the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar who were victims of a brutal uprooting beginning in August 2017. Myanmar soldiers forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in Rakhine state. The Rohingya fled to tent camps across the border in Bangladesh, frightened and stripped of everything. Now comes a report that Myanmar, also known as Burma, is taking steps to make the exodus irreversible.
— Washingtonpost

Myanmar Says Policeman Found Dead Near Border With Bangladesh
he body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country’s troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week.
— Irrwaddy

Seoul welcomes start of construction of new bridge in Myanmar
South Korea’s presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, today welcomed the start of construction for a new bridge in Myanmar, saying it will help improve the livelihood of people in the Southeast-Asian nation and relations between the two countries.
— Malaysia Kini

Myanmar’s First Board Game: Bagan Journey
Playing board games is a part of many people’s childhood and it’s a tradition that often carried through into adulthood. Monopoly, Codenames, Snakes & Ladders and many others have kept us entertained for years but recently a new contender has joined the game. Blue Belu Studios from Yangoods entrepreneurs has introduced a new Myanmar traditional board game called “Bagan Journey” which is based on the famous city of ancient temples.
— Myan More

Polisi Myanmar Tewas Mengenaskan, Siapa Pelakunya?
Polisi Myanmar ditemukan tewas penuh dengan tusukan peluru di negara bagian Rakhine utara, jantung konflik Rohingya yang meletus tahun lalu.
— Jurnas

Myanmar to hold ‘world’s largest book sale’
Myanmar will hold the world’s largest “Big Bad Wolf Book Sale” here in January, authorities said.
— Business

E.SUN collaborates with Myanmar college to cultivate talent in finance industry
Taiwan’s E.SUN Bank and Myanmar’s National Management Degree College (NMDC) have signed an industry-university cooperative training project to foster local talents with further profound knowledge and practical skills in the finance, reported CNA.
–Taiwan News


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