Myanmar Morning News For May 25

Myanmar Morning News For May 25

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar: Deadline to Report on Rape of Rohingya to UN
Myanmar should comply with a United Nations committee’s request for information on the military’s responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said today.
Human Right Watch 

Rakhine crisis takes shine off Myanmar tourism
If you don’t like maddening crowds of tourists and seek good value for money, now is a good time to visit Myanmar.
Asia Times 

Myanmar receives US$47 m worth foreign investment in April
Foreign investors made over US$47 million worth of investments in April and over US$21 worth of foreign investments are in the industrial sector, according to Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA).
Eleven Myanmar 

No end in sight for forgotten Kachin war
Seng Jar believes she had no choice other than to flee into the jungle when Myanmar’s military fighter jets started bombing near her village in Kachin State.
UCA News 

US private equity firm exploring telecom tower deal in Myanmar
US private equity firm TPG is forging a deal which could result in it becoming Myanmar’s biggest independent owner of telecom towers, Bloomberg reported last week, quoting people close to the deal.
The Myanmar Times 

Canada Promotes Justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya
The Canadian government is stepping up the call for justice for Myanmar’s embattled ethnic Rohingya population.
Human Right Watch 

Myanmar Digest: BASF opens first chemical plant; Precision Auto to invest $1.35m
Global Chemical firm BASF has made an entry into Myanmar with the construction of a chemical plant. And, Precision Auto Engineering from India plans to invest $1.35 million for setting up an assembly plant in Kayin State.

What Is Behind Amnesty’s Burmese Military-Friendly Report?
Amnesty International’s latest briefing report on the Rohingya crisis has managed to create a stir in an already riotous social media scene around Myanmar. The report has attracted widespread condemnation, including a comment by the Bangladesh Foreign minister, branding it as “illogical”.
The Quint 

Myanmar faces fresh US sanctions
The measure is an amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA), a massive defence bill that is one of the few pieces of legislation passed by the US Congress each year.
Asean Economist

edotco expands business model to include power services in Myanmar
edotco Myanmar, part of Axiata Group Bhd’s subsidiary edotco Group Sdn Bhd, is taking over the energy assets and management of Ooredoo Myanmar Ltd on 1,250 telecommunications tower sites in Myanmar.
The Edge Market

Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflicts Have Multiple Fronts, and High Barriers to Peace
As global attention remains fixed on the desperate plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, another violent military crackdown has flared almost unnoticed more than 400 miles to the northeast in the remote and mountainous state of Kachin, along the isolated land border with China.
World Politics Review

Police Confirm Arrest of 17 Chinese Sex Workers in Raid on Yangon Spa
Police confirmed that 17 young Chinese sex workers had been arrested at a beauty parlour allegedly operating as a front for an illegal prostitution business in South Okkalapa Township’s Waizayandar Street on Tuesday.
The Irrawaddy 

Sweden launches new developement strategy for Myanmar
A Swedish delegation recently met with the Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Myanmar.
Scand Asia 

2018 Korea-Expo opens in Yangon
2018 Korea-Expo kicked off at the Tatmadaw Convention Hall in Yangon yesterday, with 120 booths.The four-day expo was opened with an address by Deputy Minister for Commerce U Aung Htoo.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Peace is crucial to drug war: government
Myanmar has promised to speed up peace efforts with ethnic minority groups to better tackle drug trafficking across its borders.
The Myanmar Times 

Central Bank loans K640 billion to govt to finance deficit
The government will borrow around K640 billion from the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) to finance the fiscal deficit for the six-month interim period between April 1 and September 30, U Maung Maung Win, deputy minister at the Ministry of Planning and Finance, said in Parliament this week.
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar Military Officer Charged With Murder of Mon State Villager
A Myanmar army officer has been charged with killing an ethnic Mon villager during an investigation into a domestic dispute in southeastern Myanmar’s Mon state, after the man got into an argument with a relative, a local police official said Thursday.
Radio Free Asia 

Myanmar objects to growing population near border line in Bangladesh
Myanmar objected to Bangladesh’s installation of four CCTV cameras and 10 solar-powered security lamps and to growing population near the borderline prohibited by bilateral border agreement.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Upper House Passes Bill Expanding Anti-Corruption Commission’s Powers
The Upper House of Myanmar’s Parliament has passed amendments to the Anti-Corruption Law granting the country’s anti-graft agency more authority in combating bribery.
The Irrawaddy 

YBS must implement card payment system soon: Entrepreneurs
The Yangon Bus Service (YBS) must implement the card payment system soon to solve the problem of shortage of notes and discontinue with the cash box system, according to private entrepreneurs.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 


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