Myanmar Morning News For May 14

Myanmar Morning News For May 14

Myanmar morning news19 dead in Myanmar rebel attacks
An attack on a police post Saturday in Myanmar by ethnic rebels left 19 dead and dozens more injured, according a government spokesman.

Myanmar riot police break up anti-war protest in Yangon
Riot police in Yangon used batons on Saturday to break up a protest in support of victims of fighting in the northern Myanmar state of Kachin, arresting several of the organizers.

Beijing condemns fighting between Myanmar army, rebels near China border
China on Sunday condemned fighting in Myanmar between government troops and ethnic militants near the Chinese border, that left 19 people dead and caused others to flee into its territory.
South China Morning Post 

Chinese port project could land Myanmar in debt trap
The Myanmar town of Kyaukpyu, nestled around a small fishing port on the Bay of Bengal, has the air of a place expecting to get rich soon.
The Straits Times 

Myanmar Accelerates Economic Reforms to Attract Investment
Foreign companies are now allowed to invest in Myanmar’s retailers and wholesalers, including holding 100% stakes, as the country makes efforts to lift foreign investment amid the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Financial Tribune

The curious disappearance of Myanmar’s Rohingya rebels
For a shadowy armed organization, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) maintained an ostentatious social media presence, especially on the Western-centric platform Twitter. But for the past three months, ARSA’s tweeting insurgents have been notably silent.
Asia Times 

Who says Myanmar’s bureaucracy can’t change?
After decades of military rule, the culture and mindset is stifling reform efforts, but tackling the problems will require huge political commitment and long-term investment.
Frontier Myanmar 

USAID Administrator Green to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand
US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand from May 13 to May 23.
The Daily Star 

Myanmar to implement new urban development projects of Yangon region
Myanmar has laid out new urban development projects of Yangon region inviting local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in the master plan through a recent Yangon Investment Forum held in the commercial city.
Xinhua Net 

Myanmar identifies around 1,000 Rohingyas in 3 months
Government representatives of both the neighbouring countries are scheduled to hold a meeting next week to move forward with the repatriation plan
Dhaka Tribune 

Myanmar insurgents free 2 of 3 abductees
Myanmar insurgents yesterday released two of three abductees in remote Bandarban, police said.
The Daily Star 

Myanmar-China Friendship Association eyes enhanced Myanmar-China ties
The Myanmar-China Friendship Association on Sunday laid down a seven-point program to be implemented in the future, with the association chairman U Sein Win Aung calling for building friendship with neighboring countries.
Xinhua Net 

Few people apply for national verification cards in Rakhine State due to alleged death threats
Few people have applied for national verification cards (NVCs) in Rakhine State as they allegedly face death threats and pressure from terrorists.
Eleven Myanmar 

Yangon workforce capacity enough for businesses: union minister
Yangon Region has an sizable workforce to cater to businesses as 64 percent of the population of over 6 million is able to work, said Union Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win.
Eleven Myanmar 

Over 14,900 workers took overseas jobs in eight countries last month
More than 14,900 Myanmar workers officially accepted overseas jobs in eight countries last month, according to figures released by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Ancient cave in Kayin State boosts tourism
Kayin State is popular for its natural limestone caves and waterfalls. Some of the famous limestone caves are Kawgun Cave, Yathaypyan Cave, Sadan Cave, and the Bayin Nyi Naung Caves. Another cave that is drawing tourists is the Esathara Cave near Naungpalain Village.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Sky News wins BAFTA Award for coverage of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis
The broadcaster filmed the first independent evidence from Myanmar’s Rakhine State, which laid bare the shocking deprivation and desperation among thousands of stranded Rohingya Muslims.
Sky News 


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