Myanmar Morning News For February 12

Myanmar Morning News For February 12

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killings
Action will be taken against 10 members of Myanmar’s security forces in connection with the killing of captured Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a government spokesman said on Sunday, adding it was not related to a Reuters report on the incident.

British foreign minister Johnson meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to discuss Rohingya crisis
Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent investigation into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Rohingya Muslims.
South China Morning Post

Myanmar invites for implementing new resort project in Mandalay
Myanmar’s Mandalay regional government invited investors to develop a new resort in Mandalay, the second largest city in the north, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.
Xinhua Net

UMWS to prioritise Myanmar in regional expansion
UNITED MOTOR Works (Siam) Public Co (UMWS), a leading distributor of high-quality industrial and automotive tools, equipment and machinery in Thailand and Indochina, has plans to expand to Myanmar and other countries in the region.
The Nation 

Myanmar worker injured in fall from building under construction
An unidentified Myanmar migrant worker was seriously injured after falling from a hotel building under construction in Hat Yai City on Sunday morning, police said.
Bangkok Post 

Myanmar Wakes Up to Grave Earthquake Threat
Last month, the residents of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, felt a strong bump in the night. Their national leaders in Naypyidaw, the country’s thinly populated capital, were also stirred from their sleep.

Myanmar police and soldiers to face action over killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims, government says
Reuters on Friday published a report laying out events that led up to the killing of 10 Rohingya men in the northern Rakhine village of Inn Din who were buried in a mass grave after being hacked to death or shot by Buddhist neighbours and soldiers.

Yangon to get three fish-farming zones
The Fisheries Department will establish three livestock breeding zones for the production of international-standard marine products in three townships in Yangon in 2018-2019 fiscal year, said a department official.
Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar and Thailand border trade reaches nearly US$1.16 billion
The value of border trade between Myanmar and Thailand has reached nearly US$1.16 billion, with the Myawaddy border trade gate accounting for the largest volume of trade, state media reported quoting the Ministry of Commerce.

Justice in the dock as hearings continue against Reuters journalists
THE FIRST hearing in the case against two Reuters reporters arrested under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act took place at Yangon’s Northern District Court on January 23. Ko Wa Lone, 31, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested in curious circumstances on December 12 soon after meeting police officers for dinner in northern Yangon.
Frontier Myanmar 

Myanmar parliament discusses possible casino business
Union Minister Ohn Maung for Hotels and Tourism says foreigners-only casinos would be allowed to operate at island resorts after the country’s gambling law is relaxed.
Eleven Myanmar 


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