Myanmar Morning News For February 21

Myanmar Morning News For February 21
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Myanmar morning newsRohingya need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation
As Myanmar’s Rohingya continue to trickle into neighbouring Bangladesh, extending a six-month exodus, talk of repatriation simmers at the diplomatic level.
Al Jazeera

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border
Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday (Feb 20), officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters.
Channel NewsAsia

Amara to launch 4G+ data service in Myanmar
Myanmar wireless infrastructure provider turned mobile broadband operator Amara Communications has launched the brand campaign for a new 4G+ data service under the brand name ananda.
Telecom Asia

Rohingya need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation
As Myanmar’s Rohingya continue to trickle into neighbouring Bangladesh, extending a six-month exodus, talk of repatriation simmers at the diplomatic level.
Al Jazeera

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border
Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday (Feb 20), officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters.
Channel NewsAsia

10-Year Plan Aims to Save Myanmar’s Wild Elephants from Poachers
Amid a rise in illegal poaching of wild elephants in Myanmar, the government last week launched an action plan to protect the animals, supported by international and local organizations.
The Irrawaddy 

Rights groups want probe of civilians held by Myanmar army
Rights groups are urging authorities in Myanmar to investigate and release information about two ethnic Kachin civilians believed to be held by soldiers in the country’s north, where fighting has raged between government forces and armed Kachin rebels.
The Washington Post (paywall)

Myanmar unveils new National Drug Control Policy
Myanmar’s Ministry of Home Affairs announced the adoption of a new National Drug Control Policy at a ceremony Naypyidaw this morning. If implemented properly, the new policy will represent the government’s shift away from a crime-focused approach to combatting the negative effects of drug use and toward a health-focused approach.
Coconut Yangon 

Stranded Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar without guarantees
Rohingya refugees living in no man’s land refused Tuesday to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security after Bangladesh and Myanmar officials met to discuss their repatriation.
Coconut Yangon 

Millions in Myanmar to Benefit from Disaster Preparedness
The Launch Workshop for the Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, which will strengthen Myanmar’s disaster preparedness, was held today, with national and local government officials reporting on implementation progress.
ReliefWeb 

India Opens Probe into Rohingya Militant Group Aqa Mul Mujahidin
Indian authorities are investigating whether a little-known Rohingya militant group with links to Bangladeshi and Pakistani extremists is operating in India’s northeastern states along its border with Myanmar and Bangladesh, officials told BenarNews.
Radio Free Asia 

Myanmar vice president calls for cooperation to eradicate child labor as national duty
Myanmar’s First Vice President U Myint Swe has called for cooperation to eradicate child labor and implement it as a national duty, saying that the project of its kind involves everybody, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.
Xinhua Net 

Thilawa’s Daizen pioneers Myanmar’s logistics liberalisation
THILAWA Special Economic Zone (SEZ) positions itself as the manufacturing and logistics hub, as an SEZ-based company starts providing bonded warehouse services to both domestic and international companies. Such logistics liberalisation will boost Thai-Myanmar cross-border trade and hence accelerate Myanmar’s integration with the regional economy.
Myanmar Times 

Myanmar court set to hear journalists’ bail plea
Despite an international outcry for the release of two Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw She Oo, who were arrested last month on accusations of breaching the British Colonial-era Official Secrets Act, a Myanmar court procedure against them has been pushed ahead as the latest hearing to decide on their requests for bail will take place on Wednesday (February 21).
Africanews 

Saudi Arabia suspends fish imports from Myanmar
Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended fishing imports from Myanmar, according to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation.
Myanmar Times 

 

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