Myanmar morning news for October 23

Myanmar morning news for October 23

Myanmar morning newsMind the Infrastructure Gap
Another example of collaboration between Singapore and its neighbours include the 225-megawatt gas fired power plant in Myanmar’s Myingyan, near Mandalay.
— Reuters

Getting Myanmar moving
Myanmar’s economic outlook is extremely bleak, say many regional experts, and local business sentiment continues to slide downward.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar, partners to build 1500 shelters for refugees’ return to northern Rakhine
Over 1500 shelters for displaced people will be built in northern Rakhine State by the Myanmar government, state and regional governments, international agencies, non-governmental groups and the Indian government, said U Nyi Pu chief minister of Rakhine.
— Myanmar Times

Anti-Corruption Commission Rejects Request to Probe Yangon Govt Losses
The Anti-Corruption Commission said it will not take up a complaint about the billions of kyats worth of revenue the Yangon Region government lost out on over several years according to a recent report by the local Auditor General’s Office.
— The Irrawaddy

Greater state-regional effort against climate change urged
While Myanmar has drafted policies and initiated projects to address climate change, more needs to be done at the state and regional level, said U Than Aye, retired deputy director general of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon Gov’t Demands Apology from Eleven Media
The Yangon regional government has demanded that Eleven Media Group publish an apology in state-run newspapers for an “incorrect” story about the city’s budget that prompted authorities to file a lawsuit.
— The Irrawaddy

Govt readies additional supply of electricity to meet demand
Arrangements have been made to prepare sufficient electricity to meet rising demand next year, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE).
— Myanmar Times

Villagers in Shan State Petition Govt to Cancel Coal Mine Plans
Villagers in Shan State afraid of the potential environmental fallout from a planned coal mine say they have submitted petitions to local authorities urging them to cancel the project.
— The Irrawaddy

YWB could break even sooner than expected
Since its launch on October 7, last year, the Yangon Water Bus (YWB) has been able to cover the bulk of its costs and could break even sooner than expected, said Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co, which operates the river transport service.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s peace hangs in the balance
Myanmar’s peace process is finely balanced, after the latest round of talks failed to produce anything of substance. Sitting comfortably and very relaxed, the chairman of the Myanmar ethnic rebel group, insights into the recent summit between the government and the leaders of the ethnic groups, which have signed the national ceasefire agreement (NCA).
— Bangkok Post

Challenges of building human capital in the new economy
Our neighbours Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar sit better than us.
— The Free Press

Rohingyas to be repatriated beginning next year, says Saifuddin
The repatriation of the Rohingya ethnic community to Rakhine, Myanmar is likely to be implemented by next year, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said.
— MalayMail

Bangladesh faces Catch-22 over Rohingyas
More than a year after massive numbers of Rohingya refugees began arriving in a southeastern section of the country, Bangladesh find itself a delicate balancing act.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

What a Midterm ‘Blue Wave’ in America Would Mean for Asia
They also may attempt to move forward tougher legislation on Myanmar.
— The Diplomat

Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police
YANGON (Reuters) – Three senior journalists at Myanmar’s largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing “fear or alarm” following a complaint from the Yangon regional government.
— Manila Bulletin

 

Feature photo McKay Savage

 

This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo acknowledges World Development Information Day October 24.

Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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