Myanmar Morning News For February 14

Myanmar Morning News For February 14

Myanmar morning newsU.S. urges U.N. to hold Myanmar military accountable for ‘ethnic cleansing’
The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as “preposterous” as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi “to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her country.”

2 journalists jailed in Myanmar will receive PEN award
Two reporters imprisoned in Myanmar are receiving an award from PEN America.
Federal News Radio

Myanmar still not allowing Rohingya to return: UN refugee chief
Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the UN refugee chief said on Tuesday (Fed 13).
Channel NewsAsia

2 groups join Myanmar government’s peace process
Two ethnic rebel groups on Tuesday joined Myanmar’s long-delayed peace process, a small step forward in ending decades of civil strife. Other major groups continue to keep their distance.

France says Myanmar massacre could constitute crimes against humanity
French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar reported by Reuters “could constitute crimes against humanity,” and called for the release of two Reuters journalists detained in the Southeast Asian country.

Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history
Aerial photos of Rakhine State have emerged that appear to show several bulldozed Rohingya settlements, renewing accusations Myanmar is wiping out the homes and history of the Muslim minority.
Coconut Yangon 

Gas production rates of Yedagon and Zawtika projects already decline
Production rates of the Yedagon and Zawtika projects, which mainly export natural gas to Thailand, are falling, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
Eleven Myanmar 

Workers at Myanmar Coffee-mix Factory Stalled in Dispute With Management
Protesting Myanmar workers at a coffee-mix factory in the Yangon region are locked in a stalemate with management over wages and other contract terms after representatives from the two sides met for talks on Tuesday, a leader of a workers’ organization said.
Radio Free Asia 

Myanmar military investigating at least 16 over Inn Din massacre
Myanmar’s military is investigating 16 people suspected of participating in the killing of 10 Rohingya villagers in Rakhine State’s Inn Din village last September, Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay told Reuters yesterday. The suspects include seven soldiers, three police officers, and six civilians.
Coconut Yangon 

Taninthayi govt seeks upgrade of Dawei airport
The regional government of Taninthayi will submit a proposal to upgrade Dawei airport to the Union Government. The officials of Hithar Group Holdings Co and Bangkok Aviation Services Enterprise (BASE) explained matters relating to the project of upgrading Dawei airport to Taninthayi officials at the office of regional government on February 6.
Eleven Myanmar 

Govt to remove withholding taxes from April 1 to support businesses
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is planning to stop levying withholding tax starting April 1 onwards in a bid to boost the economy, it revealed during a weekend discussion.
Myanmar Times

MP demands action against rogue gold miners
An MP has called for action against gold-mining companies that continue their operation despite a termination order.
MP Shwin Htay from Kani Township, Sagaing Region, said he would raise the issue in the regional parliament since the waste from illegal goldmines had destroyed over 100 acres of arable land in Longmin village.
Eleven Myanmar 


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