Myanmar morning news for July 30

Myanmar morning news for July 30

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar urged to fix key issues for industrial revamp
MYANMAR’S potential to become a regional investment hub would be realised only if the government manages to address major challenges businesses are facing in the nation, a banking expert has warned.
— TheNation

Village administrator sacked for protesting against cement factory project
Mandalay Regiion, Patheingyi Township, Dahattaw village-tracts, Aungthabyay village administrator Kyaw Myo Oo who stood with his fellow villagers in protest against the construction project of cement factory equipped with a coal-fired power plant was reportedly sacked from his post.
— Mizzima

Myanmar can avoid resource curse
Myanmar is blessed with sizeable endowments of mining metals, ranging from tin, copper, tungsten, and zinc to other precious metals such as jade, rubies and sapphires.
— Myanmar Times

Bago city floods, thousands flee homes across the country
According to local residents, Bago city was flooded after heavy rain and there are about 4,000 flood victims in the city.
— Mizzima

Criticism Abounds
Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we’ll discuss the recent talk of the town, potholed roads, two chief ministers and General Aung San statues. Ko Khine Win, a director with the Sandhi Governance Institute and lawmaker Ko Nay Phone Latt of the Yangon Region Parliament, join me to discuss this.
— The Irrawaddy

Rakhine probe panel may be named next week
The government could announce as early as next week the members of an independent commission that would investigate alleged human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State, legislators said on Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

Green light for Kyaukphyu
“Progress so far has been promising, and there is general agreement that the project should be scaled down,” Winston Set Aung told Asia Focus.
— Bangkok Post

Young Bag-Maker Draws Inspiration From Traditional Weavers
Handmade cloth bags featuring ethnic-inspired patterns are becoming popular with local women who love the traditional fabrics. One of the few women to have started a successful home business out of a love for making the bags is Ma Hnin Phyu.
— The Irrawaddy

Dying Myanmar media face great challenges
More and more people realise that the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-led government has no understanding or acceptance of local media and that protecting press freedom is not among the government’s priorities.
— Myanmar Times

Former Mandalay Chief Minister Refuses to Return ‘Misused’ Development Funds
The former chief minister of Mandalay said on Thursday that there was no need for development funds that the current regional government has claimed were used in an “unclear” manner to be returned.
— The Irrawaddy

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people
Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday, as heavy monsoon rains continue to batter the Mekong region.
— Frontier Myanmar

State Counsellor visits flooded Kayin
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday met with victims of widespread flooding in Kayin State that has displaced over 16,000 people.
— Myanmar Times

Watching the world game in Myitkyina
In Yangon, the options seemed to be endless; in the Kachin State capital, Myitkyina, not so much. Joined by my partner, a lifelong Brazil enthusiast from Mon State, and an orphaned kitten, we began our quest.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar’s meth crisis reaches as far as Australia
Last year, Myanmar soldiers drove 700,000 Rohingya from their homes in Rakhine state, often burning their villages to the ground. Now, some of the same soldiers are reportedly working with poverty-stricken refugees trafficking drugs.
— ABCNews


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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