Asia Tech Image moving equipment from China to Myanmar
Contact image sensor module maker Asia Tech Image is shifting manufacturing equipment from its factory in China to another in Myanmar to expand monthly production capacity at the latter by 250,000 modules to 900,000 units in July 2018, according to Economic Daily News.
— Digi Times
Myanmar struggles with its Rakhine conundrum
In the face of relentless international criticism, Myanmar is struggling to develop a new strategy to cope with the problems of Rakhine, and the need for a reconciliation process.
— Bangkok Post
Myanmar eases visa rules for visitors from 3 Asian nations
The government hopes to entice more visitors from Japan, South Korea and China by easing visa regulations for travelers from these countries, which have been the main source of foreign tourists for the country in recent years.
— The Myanmar Times
Myanmar Avocados Aim to Enter China for Next Season
The avocado was introduced into Myanmar over 70 years ago and has become a major fruit in the country.
— Produce Report
Telenor Myanmar to offer free iflix access
Telenor Myanmar has teamed up with streaming entertainment service iflix to offer customers with unlimited streaming access to promote the operator’s new fixed broadband offerings.
Myanmar: Geologic History Of Ayeyawady River Delta Mapped For First Time
The Ayeyawady River delta in Myanmar is home to millions of people, and is a hub of agricultural activity.
— Eurasia Review
Tales of Myanmar’s Political Upheaval
Like many people who came of age in the late 1980s in socialist Myanmar, Kyaw Zwa Moe has witnessed, and been directly involved in, dramatic shifts in the country’s politics.
— The Irrawaddy
Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Conflict: Emerging Trends in Violence
2018 has been a violent year in Myanmar. Besides the crisis in the northern Rakhine State concerning the Rohingyas, the country has been engulfed by incessant fighting between the Tatmadaw (the military) and various Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) from almost all sides.
Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh
Authorities in Myanmar have verified that nearly all of the more than 100 refugees who washed ashore in Rakhine state earlier this week after bad weather wrecked their boat are Rohingya from Myanmar, except for 12 who are Bangladeshi citizens and will be returned to their country, two government officials said Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia
Myanmar head of state to see PM
Myanmar President U Win Myint will meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for talks at Government House Thursday.
— Bangkok Post
Marketing partnership responds to Myanmar’s digital transformation
Thanks to an explosion of investment in the past couple years, around 90 percent of people in Myanmar currently have access to smartphones with Internet connections, according to the Myanmar Computer Federation.
Myanmar journalists mark six months in jail
Two Reuters journalists marked six months in custody Tuesday for allegedly breaching a secrecy law while investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, as calls grow for the “spurious” case to be dropped.
— The Daily Star
GAP system encouraged for export in Myanmar
The department of agriculture is implementing growing of vegetables and culinary crops such as rice, beans, pulses and corn using a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) system in some States and Regions which could help Myanmar’s agricultural industry better access export markets.
— Eleven Myanmar
Parliament rejects MP’s proposal to exclude foreign expert in inquiry commission
The Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday (June 11) rejected a proposal by MP U Sai Kyaw Moe from Shan State’s Mong Pan constituency to establish an independent inquiry commission for the Rakhine State with only local experts.
— Burma News International
Raids reveal Myanmar poachers’ indiscriminate bloodthirst
A series of targeted raids by Forestry Department agents on Tuesday ended with the arrest of six poachers Mandalay, Ayeyawady, and Bago regions and the seizure of a vast array of wildlife products.
— Coconuts Yangon (metered paywall)
Mytel SIM card supports 2G and 4G only
Mytel SIM cards can only provide 2G network in 3G support handsets as they only support 2G and 4G networks, Mytel said.
— Eleven Myanmar
Myanmar mindful of Sri Lanka’s debt crisis when mulling Kyaukphyu SEZ
A senior civil servant has branded the debt concerns raised by Sean Turnell regarding the proposed deep-sea port in Kyaukphyu “baseless”, while the economist insisted that Myanmar should not need to borrow anything for the SEZ project
— The Myanmar Times
Myanmar struggles with insurgents
Attacks by armed Rohingya rebels in Myanmar led to a ruthless operation by the Myanmar Army last year, which resulted in 700,000 Rohingyas (mostly Muslims) fleeing their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine Province to neighbouring Bangladesh and India.
— The Hindu Business Line
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