Myanmar sets all companies to re-register in line with new companies law
Myanmar has set all companies in operation in the country to re-register within six months from Aug. 1 when the new Myanmar Companies Law takes effect, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Wednesday.
— Global Times
Rice industry urges legislation to regulate supply chain
The country’s leading business group for rice is pushing the parliament to legislate a new law to regulate the sector.
— The Myanmar Times
Basic Energy invests in Myanmar solar project
DE Venecia-led Basic Energy Corp. has signed a deal to acquire a 15 percent interest in two Thai firms that bagged the contract to build a 220-megawatt (MW) solar power plant project in Myanmar.
— The Manila Times
Investment opportunities may emerge from restructuring of oil and gas
Opportunities to invest in Myanmar oil and gas are emerging on the back of a string of changes and restructuring efforts now taking place in the sector.
— The Myanmar Times
Myanmar officials ‘played key role’ in Rohingya ethnic cleansing
Amnesty International has accused and identified 13 senior Myanmar military officials for orchestrating crimes against humanity.
— Al Jazeera
Myanmar Muslim migrants in Thailand at risk under new law: BHRN
Myanmar Muslim migrants in Thailand could face prosecution when a new law on undocumented workers is introduced this week because Myanmar has denied them the documentation they require to legalise their status, a rights group has warned.
— Frontier Myanmar
Without State Reform, Myanmar Isn’t Going Anywhere Fast
Myanmar’s unwieldy, inexperienced civil service weighs down efforts to move the country forward.
— The Diplomat (paywall)
Accountability Mechanism Needed to Break the Cycle of Impunity in Myanmar
Across Myanmar, people continue to pay the price for the government and military’s indifference to basic human rights and accountability.
— Human Rights Watch
Facebook can’t resolve conflicts in Myanmar and Sri Lanka on its own
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been caught up in a whirlwind in recent months, giving congressional testimony and public statements defending Facebook against allegations that it has been too lax in combating online hate speech and disinformation.
— Brookings Institution
CSOs urge government to sign anti-torture pact
Civil society groups on Tuesday urged the government to sign the United Nations Convention Against Torture as soon as possible.
— The Myanmar Times
KEPCO awarded service deal from Myanmar
Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) struck a $5.38 million electricity service deal with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) of Myanmar. Kim Kap-soon, head of KEPCO’s business division, signed a deal to provide consulting service on the construction of Myanmar’s distribution network.
— Power Transformer News
Myanmar Denies Newspaper Op-ed That Military Chief Threatened to Stage Coup
Myanmar President Win Myint’s office on Wednesday denied an opinion piece in an independent Thai newspaper that said the country’s military commander-in-chief threatened to stage a coup over a disagreement with the government’s decision to include a foreigner on a new inquiry commission to look into human rights violations that occurred during a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.
— Radio Free Asia
China, Myanmar to have closer parliamentary cooperation
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), held talks with Myanmar’s Union Parliament Speaker U Mahn Win Khaing Than in Beijing Tuesday.
— Xinhua Net
Cambodia says foreign observers from China, Myanmar and Singapore to monitor July election
Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on Wednesday said 50,000 observers, including some from China, Myanmar and Singapore, will monitor a general election next month, which is widely expected to be a landslide victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen after the main opposition party was dissolved last year.
— South China Morning Post
Myanmar maid murders Indian-origin woman in Singapore
A 70-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore has been allegedly murdered at her home by a maid from Myanmar, police said.
— Deccan Herald
Glavin: Tough Canadian sanctions against Myanmar have hit a wall. Why?
Canada’s adoption of the law, which allows the federal government to freeze the assets of human rights abusers, was a rare and hard-won victory for human rights activists.
— Ottawa Citizen
Thai gov’t announces list of allowed jobs, restricted jobs for migrant workers
The Thai Ministry of Labor announced 12 types of jobs migrant workers are allowed to take and 28 restricted jobs in Thailand and will enforce them starting on July 1.
— Burma News International
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