Myanmar Morning News For January 15

Myanmar Morning News For January 15

Myanmar morning newsSome businesses fret over Myanmar wage proposal
Many business organisations in Myanmar have lodged objections against improving daily wages as approved by the National Committee for Designating Minimum Wage earฌlier this month.
The Nation 

Garment exports up as govt, industry work on longterm strategy
Myanmar exported US$1.86 billion (2.51 trillion kyat) worth of products from garment factories operating under the “cut-make-pack” (CMP) system as of the first week of January in fiscal year 2017-2018, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Eleven Myanmar 

Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region invites power investments
PEOPLE’S thirst for electricity would create a lot of opportunities for investors to do business in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region bordering Kanchanaburi Province.
The Nation 

Myanmar, Bangladesh meet amid doubts about Rohingya repatriation plan
Hamid Hussain, a 71-year-old Rohingya Muslim farmer, first fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in 1992. He went home the next year under a repatriation deal between the two neighbors, only to repeat the journey last September when violence flared once more.
Reuters 

Why China won’t allow growing global outrage over Rohingya crisis to undermine the Myanmar regime
As the Myanmar government’s violent policy towards its Rohingya Muslims drew increasing international condemnation in 2016, the country’s sometime icon of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, declined to speak out for the persecuted minority.
Scroll

Reuters chief says journalists jailed in Myanmar need the public
Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed last month for what Adler described as routine journalistic work. The Myanmar government claims they “illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media,” according to a statement it gave to Reuters last month.
CNNMoney 

China, Myanmar to further military cooperation for border stability
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said Friday China is willing to strengthen military cooperation with Myanmar to maintain the stability in border areas.
Mizzima

Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Mass Grave Inquiry Positive Step
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military’s investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a “positive indication,” state media reported Saturday.
VOA

Rohingyas want to see security, rights ensured before return Myanmar: UNHCR
Rohingyas who fled from the persecution of Myanmar security forces want to see a positive development including citizenship, security, and scope for enjoying their basic rights before they return to their country from Bangladesh, the UNHCR said recently.
Daily Times 

Marine export earnings hit over $497 million
According to the Fisheries Department (Yangon region), the country has earned nearly US$498 million (672.66 billion kyat) from exports of marine products during this fiscal year.
Eleven Myanmar 

Earthquake hits Myanmar, no damage reported
An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude shook Myanmar on Sunday morning according to the Seismology Observation Office of the Thai Meteorological Department.
Bangkok Post 

SUU KYI SAYS ROHINGYA MASS GRAVE INVESTIGATION POSITIVE STEP
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military’s investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a “positive indication,” state media reported Saturday.
Macau Daily Times 

Myanmar, BD meet amid doubts about Rohingya repatriation plan
Hamid Hussain, a 71-year-old Rohingya Muslim farmer, first fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in 1992. He went home the next year under a repatriation deal between the two neighbours, only to repeat the journey last September when violence flared once more.
The News 

India, Myanmar border villagers to get passes
India and Myanmar are set to streamline free movement of people within 16 km along their borders. The Centre has asked the four States that share an unfenced border with Myanmar to distribute “border pass” to all residents living within 16 km from the boundary line. It also asked the governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram to enrol the border residents under Aadhaar on a war footing.
The Hindu 

EuroCham Myanmar chief: ‘We advocate for a fairer, level playing field’
Myanmar recently enacted a new companies law and before that a new investment law to encourage more foreign investment. What effect will these changes have, and what do businesses think about the announcement that the companies law will not come into effect until August 1, 2018?
Frontier Myanmar 

UEHRD stresses the importance of health care in troubled Rakhine
The Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) provided a briefing on January 12 about the need for comprehensive healthcare for the people in crisis-ridden Rakhine State.
Mizzima

Myanmar should focus on agriculture-based industries: Union minister
Myanmar must become an agriculture-based industrial nation, said Union Minister For Planning and Finance Kyaw Win.
The union minister made the comment at a recent meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw, the official capital of Myanmar.
Eleven Myanmar 

 

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