Myanmar Morning News For July 13

Myanmar Morning News For July 13
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar discusses growth with World Bank
At a high-level gathering today (July 12), Myanmar’s government and World Bank representatives discussed Nay Pyi Taw’s commitment to an ambitious reform agenda to advance inclusive and sustained growth.
— The Nation

M-Development Corporation to undertake $150 million bus terminal project
A $150 million project to upgrade the Chan Mya Shwe Pyi (Kywe Se Kan) Bus Terminal has been launched, according to M-Development Corporation (Myanmar) Co, which has entered into a long-term partnership with Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) to undertake the work.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar workers beat libel charges
The Criminal Court Thursday acquitted 14 Myanmar workers of a defamation charge filed by their previous employer, which claimed they had made false complaints about poor treatment by the company.
— Bangkok Post

US slaps visa sanctions on Myanmar officials
he United States has restricted visas for some Myanmar government officials for their lack of cooperation in accepting Myanmar citizens deported by the US.
— Myanmar Times

Thai Court Dismisses Charges Against Myanmar Workers in Landmark Case
A court in Bangkok on Wednesday dismissed criminal defamation charges against workers from Myanmar who had accused a chicken farm of abuses, in a landmark ruling seen as a rare victory for migrant workers’ rights in Thailand.
— The Irrawaddy

Shut down of Moehti Moemi gold mine helps no one: company
The government’s suspension of the Moehti Moemi gold mining concession had affected the lives of 5000 company workers, and had cost the government between 26.6 kilograms and 53.2kg of gold in lost monthly revenue, U Soe Tun Shein, chairman of National Prosperity Co Ltd, which operated the concession, said at a press conference last Friday.
— Myanmar Times

LHN clinches first management service project in Myanmar
REAL estate management group LHN Group has secured its first management service project in Myanmar with a serviced residence contract in Yangon, the company announced on Thursday during the market’s midday break.
–Business Times

Myanmar: Grave concern at charges against journalist
UN human rights experts* expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, Rakhine State.
— Scoop World

Noted Myanmar Environmentalist Dies
U Ohn, a devoted environmentalist, died on Wednesday of natural causes at the age of 91 at his residence in Yangon’s Mayangone Township, according to his family members.
— The Irrawaddy

State banquet held in honour of Union Peace Conference
It was attended by President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice-Presidents, Parliament Speakers, the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers from the respective States and Regions, MPs, signatories and non- signatories of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), delegates from political parties, diplomats and other invited guests.
— Eleven Myanmar

Kayah State sees rising FDI, interest in agriculture sector
Investor interest in the agriculture and livestock sector in Kayah State has been on the rise in recent years, Daw May Myo Zaw, secretary of Kayah State Investment Committee, told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Advocacy Groups Seek Gender Equality Policy
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the third session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sectors.
— The Irrawaddy

National solidarity should be built through equality, not military pressure – KNU says
National solidarity should be built in the union through freedom, equality, and justice between the ethnic people and not through military pressure and force, said the Karen National Union (KNU) chair General Mutu Say Poe in his speech on the first day of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong held at MCC-2 Hall in Naypyidaw on Wednesday (July 11).
— BNI Online

Empowering through sexual health knowledge
At a training centre for women in Yangon, adolescent girls who have experienced trafficking, abuse and sex work, or have been detained for juvenile offences, learn to understand their bodies and protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
— Frontier Myanmar

Ethnic forces should not be seen as extremists says RNP
Rakhine National Party (RNP) Vice-Chairperson Aye Nuu Sein said at the third session of the 21st Century Panglong Conference that started on 11 July in Naypyitaw that ethnic forces should not be seen as extremists and narrow-minded.
— BNI Online

Myanmar Opens Peace Conference With Ethnic Rebels
Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s military commander have opened a major conference with representatives of ethnic minority groups to try to reach a lasting peace after seven decades of strained relations and armed conflict.
— Associated Press

Panglong opens; leaders call for peace process to move forward
The third round of the 21st Century Panglong Conference began on Wednesday, with the ruling party chair and Tatmadaw (military) chief both calling for the peace process to move forward and urging all armed ethnic groups to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) soon.
— Myanmar Times

RCSS clashes with Tatmadaw
While the third 21st Century Panglong Conference is being held in Naypyitaw, the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) which has signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) reportedly clashed with the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military).
— BNI Online

Myanmar Army blames ethnic groups for stalled peace talks
Myanmar military officials on Wednesday said stalled peace talks were “drowning” the country, blaming ethnic armed groups for the fighting that continues to rage in the country’s northern borderlands.
— Mizzima

Military chief promises no sound of guns if all groups wishing for peace observe agreement
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said all should be aware that the military is actively working together with the government for Myanmar’s peace efforts not because it is weak, and there would be no sound of guns if all groups with the true wish for peace observe the prescribed agreements, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief reported.
— Eleven Myanmar

Three lives in Hpakant
The jade industry at Hpakant in Kachin State is a multi-billion-dollar business in which risk flows downhill, from the company bosses to the mid-level traders and, at the bottom, the itinerant miners known as yemase who risk their lives each day in the hope of striking it rich.
— Frontier Myanmar

Those present urged to overcome differences by process of negotiation
The respective dialogue groups should overcome diversities resulting from political talks and discussions by a process of negotiation without sticking to their policies and stances too much, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the NRPC.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Opens New Round of Delicate Peace Talks With Ethnic Armies
The Myanmar government opened the third round of its key peace talks on Wednesday in the latest attempt to make headway with its goal of forging lasting peace in the country after seven decades of armed conflict and strained relations with ethnic minority groups.
— Radio Free Asia

Refugee Teen From Myanmar Drowns in Kansas City-Area Lake
A teenage refugee from Myanmar who recently arrived in the U.S. with his family has drowned in a lake near Kansas City.
— Associated Press

 

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