Rohingya say Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide
Mohammed Hashim hid in the hills and watched as his brother begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old teacher away. It was the last time he saw him alive.
— The Independent UK
Myanmar government considers closing IDP camps
The Myanmar government is considering closure of the remaining internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the country under a strategic plan, according to Xinhua quoting state media.
Myanmar enterprise tries to make trash trendy
With creative flair, the Myanmar-based social enterprise “Chu Chu” lets little go to waste as its staff turn discarded clothes and rubbish into handy accessories that get snapped up by tourists.
— Channel NewsAsia
UN: International experts should help probe Myanmar abuses
The U.N. Security Council is urging Myanmar’s government to allow international investigators help probe allegations of human rights violations committed against Rohingya Muslims, saying it remains “gravely concerned” at their current plight.
— The Washington Post
WB suggests five points for higher rank in the Ease of Doing Business
World Bank (WB) has suggested five points to create a framework for e-government and redraft over-100-year-old taxation law in a bid to get the higher rank in the Ease of Doing Business, said Aung Htoo, Deputy Minister for Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar
Myanmar risks falling into a China debt trap
To understand China’s top priority in Myanmar, forget Beijing’s involvement in the country’s sputtering peace process, or efforts to restart its backed but now suspended US$3.9 billion Myitsone hydroelectric dam, or even securing rights to extract copper at the locally resisted Letpadaung mine outside of Mandalay.
— Asia Times
Editorial: Businesses should reduce plastic use to secure a greener, better Myanmar
Today is the World Environment Day and this year the theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. Businesses in the country need to take concrete steps to help achieve a greener, cleaner Myanmar.
— The Myanmar Times
Myanmar bishop writes books to promote peace, morality
Myanmar Bishop Justin Saw Min Thide, 67, is humble and softly spoken but his skilled penmanship has produced a catalog of books on peace, reconciliation and other subjects that have won over Catholic readers.
— UCA News
2018 Myanmar Oil and Gas Industry Outlook Report-Supply Demand, Investment, Planned Projects, New Strategies and Industry Developments
Myanmar oil and gas industry is witnessing active transformation during 2017 and 2018 driven by local and global industry dynamics.
— Exclusive Reportage
Border trade increases by $196 million
Between 1 April and 25 May in this fiscal year, the value of border trade reached US$ 1.165 billion, recording an increase of $196 million compared to the same period in the last FY, state media reported quoting figures recently released by the Commerce Ministry.
World Environment Day: President U Win Myint highlights policy changes to ensure systematic waste management
Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate World Environment Day 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, President U Win Myint stressed the need to revise the enacted laws, rules and regulations in line with updated technology and conditions as part of efforts to ensure systematic waste management in the country.
— The Global Newlight of Myanmar
Uncovered: ‘Worrying evidence’ of new genocidal campaign on Kachin Christian minority in Myanmar
The investigation, which involved travelling to remote parts of Myanmar, follows months of persecution against Rohingya Muslims by the country’s military.
— Sky News
Myanmar defense lawyers say documents from Reuters reporters’ phones ‘not secret’
Documents Myanmar police say they found on the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were not confidential, defense lawyers said on Tuesday, because the information was publicly available before they were arrested.
Vietnam’s Viettel announces business strategy for Myanmar operations
Vietnam’s Viettel Group unveiled on Monday the business strategy for Mytel, its Myanmar-based telecom company, which will begin operations this Saturday, June 9.
— Tuoi Tre News
Opposition MP questions govt approval to implement $5bn LNG power plant projects
An MP of the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has questioned the government’s approval to implement four LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plant projects worth over US$5 billion without inviting a tender.
— Eleven Myanmar
Thailand asked to send back 66 workers caught near border
The government has asked Thai police to repatriate 66 illegal migrants who were to be smuggled into Malaysia but were intercepted in southern Hat Yai city last week, according to the Myanmar labour attaché in Bangkok.
— The Myanmar Times
More than just pollution concerns at Htein Bin dump
A FIRE THAT burned for weeks at a massive garbage dump on Yangon’s outskirts and polluted the atmosphere of several townships with foul-smelling smoke has focused attention on worsening air quality in the commercial capital.
— Frontier Myanmar
Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones
The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment.
— The Irrawaddy
Yangon lawmakers reject budget over spending on cars and bank
The Yangon Region Hluttaw speaker yesterday halted discussion over the regional budget for 2018-19, after lawmakers refused to approve spending on cars and a bank.
— Frontier Myanmar
Difference between UK, Myanmar
I am sure JC is as horrified as I am at the atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women, but it is the particular circumstances of the UK scandal that have put it at the forefront of world news over the last two weeks. First is the scale of the atrocity.
— The Nation
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