Myanmar morning news for September 11

Myanmar morning news for September 11

Myanmar morning newsUN rights chief urges new panel for Myanmar atrocities
The UN rights chief called Monday for the creation of a new “mechanism” tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.
— Bangkok Post

U.N.’s Bachelet presses for new body on crimes against Myanmar Rohingya
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Monday for a new quasi-judicial body to collect evidence with a view to future prosecution of crimes against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar including murder and torture.
— Reuters

Educators protest Myanmar’s veto over Israeli textbooks
A group of Israeli educators and scholars have petitioned Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel an agreement with Myanmar that gives each country a veto over how it is depicted in the other’s textbooks.
— Coconuts Yangon

Maywady border trade in the slumps
From April 1 to August 24 during this fiscal year, the total trade volume at Myawady border in Kayin State amounted to US$ 320.783 million, down US$ 8.643 million compared with the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Press Council chair says young journalists lack ‘knowledge, experience, ethics’
The new head of the Myanmar Press Council (MPC) will use his position to shield government and military officials from prosecution by the International Criminal Court and to train journalists who lack the skill to do so themselves, he told state media after he was elected to the top spot on Saturday.
— Coconuts Yangon

Seasonal influenza kills seven children in Naga area
Seasonal influenza has killed seven and infected almost all in some villages in Nanyun Township, Naga self-administered Zone.
— Mizzima

Skirmishes still break out between Tatmadaw, KNLA, KNU says
Skirmishes have broken out between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) in the KNU Brigade 5 area in the Karen (Kayin) State, Major Saw Ka Leh Doh from the KNU Brigade 5 said to KIC News on September 9.
— BNI

Wa army denies printing its own currency
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) has denied printing its own banknotes after rumors to that effect began swirling on Facebook last week.
— Coconuts Yangon

Participation of NCA non-signatories is indispensable in peace process, KNU leader says
The participation of non-signatories of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) is indispensable in negotiating common goals and standards for the establishment of the future federal democratic union, the Karen National Union (KNU) chair Gen Mutu Say Poe said in his opening speech at the third summit of the NCA-signatories ethnic armed organizations (NCA-S EAOs).
— BNI

Myanmar to address shortage of nurses
Myanmar will admit up to 3,600 trainees into the Nursing School this year, up from 1,800 last year to address the shortage of nurses in the country, Xinhua reported quoting the Myanmar News Agency.
— Mizzima

UN rights chief urges new panel for Myanmar prosecutions
The UN rights chief yesterday called for the creation of a new “mechanism” tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.
— The New Paper

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves US$8 million loan for agricultural, livestock development in Chin State, Magway Region
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved US$8.984 million loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on September 6 to develop the agricultural and livestock sectors in the Chin State and Magway Region.
— BNI

Life on the edge for migrant workers in Muse
MORE THAN A decade ago, U San Lin, 49, his wife Daw Wai Wai Myint and two sons moved from their village in Ayeyarwady Region to the Chinese border city of Ruili, opposite the busy Shan State trading town of Muse.
— Frontier Myanmar

Thai police shut down journalists’ discussion about Rohingya
Police in Thailand shut down a forum organized by foreign journalists to discuss whether senior military officers in Myanmar should face justice for alleged human rights abuses committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
— Washington Post

 

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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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