Myanmar Morning News For March 1

Myanmar Morning News For March 1

Myanmar morning newsRohingya flee no man’s land after Myanmar threat
Hundreds of Rohingya living in no man’s land have left their makeshift camp and crossed into Bangladesh after soldiers from Myanmar used loudhailers to threaten them, community leaders said on Wednesday (Feb 28).
Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar: Asia’s Final Frontier Car Market
Earlier this month I spent four days in Myanmar, the proud and reclusive nation of 52 million sandwiched between India, China and Thailand.
Forbes 

‘Forgetful’ Myanmar witness in Reuters reporters’ case writes key detail on his hand
A witness in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar told a courtroom on Wednesday that he wrote notes on his hand about where the pair were arrested to jog his memory while giving testimony.
Reuters 

EU Calls on Myanmar to Take Action to Save Shrinking Elephant Population
The European Union urged the Myanmar government to strengthen efforts to protect its wild elephant population, which is on the brink of extinction due to poaching to supply the illegal trade in ivory and skins, as well as to end the open sale of elephant and other illegal wildlife parts in markets in its major cities, at popular tourist sites and along its borders.
The Irrawaddy 

Myanmar seeks foreign investments to develop steel sector
South Korea’s Posco Daewoo Steel Co Ltd and Millcon Steel Co Ltd of Thailand will co-invest with the government in a joint venture to operate a state-owned steel factory in Myingyan, Mandalay, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Industry.
The Myanmar Times 

Myanmar calls for regional cooperation against fake medicines
The Myanmar Government pledged to cooperate with regional nations to combat transnational trading in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, local media reported.
Vietnam Plus 

Myanmar denies visa to UK parliament committee
The Myanmar embassy in London has rejected visas to a British parliamentary delegation, the group said on Tuesday.
The Hans India 

Myanmar seeks foreign investments to develop steel sector
South Korea’s Posco Daewoo Steel Co Ltd and Millcon Steel Co Ltd of Thailand will co-invest with the government in a joint venture to operate a state-owned steel factory in Myingyan, Mandalay, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Industry.
The Myanmar Times 

Total targets final decisions on Myanmar, Ivory Coast LNG projects this year
France’s Total expects to take a final investment decision (FID) on liquefied natural gas (LNG) import projects in Myanmar and Ivory Coast this year as part of the oil major’s expansion into emerging markets, an executive said on Wednesday.
Hellenic Shipping News

Myanmar’s Religion Ministry Must ‘Take Responsibility’ For Rabble-Rousing Monks: Interview
As religious tensions continue to simmer in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, authorities have been taking measures to subdue unruly monks who stir up problems.
Radio Free Asia 

Awareness of consumer protection rights gains momentum
Five years after two consumer protection rights associations were set up, Myanmar consumers are beginning to enjoy some rights supported by the government.
The Myanmar Times 

Are Municipalities the Champions of Reform in Myanmar?
2017 was a difficult year for Myanmar. The rocky peace process and humanitarian crisis in Rakhine have complicated the government’s effort to put together a reform agenda following five decades of authoritarian rule.
The Asia Foundation

UN: North Korea Sends Banned Equipment to Syria, Myanmar
An unpublished United Nations report says that North Korea sent materials that could be used in chemical weapons to Syria and missile technology to Myanmar.
VOA 

A new site is tracking cases brought against journalists under Myanmar’s notorious 66(d) anti-defamation law
Sitting in a downtown coffee shop in the bustling city of Yangon, Burmese poet Maung Saungkha looks up from a cup of espresso and smiles. “I’ve already been to jail because of 66(d) once,” says the poet, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment for defaming former Myanmar President Thein Sein with a poem about a tattoo on his own penis.
Coconuts Yangon 

Govt officials, businesspeople discuss ways to improve ease of doing business ranking
Departmental officials and private businesspeople on February 26 held talks on efforts to improve the Ease of Doing Business Ranking in 2019.
Eleven Myanmar 

Protestors call for scrapping of 2008 constitution
More than 100 people in south-central Myanmar’s Bago region staged a protest on Tuesday calling for the abolishment of the country’s 2008 constitution, RFA reported on 27 February.
Mizzima

Lowering demand brings down onion prices
A lowering demand has brought down onion prices since the last week, sources say.
The price dropped from Ks1,700 per viss (1.6 kilograms) to Ks1,200 at the Pakokku wholesale market in Magway Region.
Eleven Myanmar

 

Feature photo Jean-Marie Hullot

 

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