Myanmar morning news for September 7

Myanmar morning news for September 7

Myanmar morning newsICC claims jurisdiction over Myanmar’s deportation of Rohingya
The International Criminal Court said Thursday it has jurisdiction to probe the forced deportation of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s military as a possible crime against humanity.
— Bangkok Post

UMFCCI and IFC to cooperate on food safety
Myanmar’s biggest business organization will cooperate with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in food safety practices, Xinhua reported quoting state media.
— Mizzima

UN emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia
Participants at the Bangkok meeting come from Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Peace Accord Signatories to Hold Third Summit in Thailand
Ten ethnic armed organizations that have signed Myanmar’s nationwide peace accord will hold a third summit in northern Thailand to discuss points agreed to during the government’s most recent round of peace talks and a strategy for moving forward to end seven decades of civil war with the national military.
— Radio Free Asia

AGD launches 3 types of visa credit card
AGD Bank successfully held its AGD Visa Credit Card Launch at Pullman Yangon Centrepoint on August and three types of AGD Visa Credit Card – Visa Classic Card, Visa Gold Card and Visa Platinum Card – have been introduced to the public.
— Myanmar Times

Female directors rise to showcase stories in 8th Wathann Film Festival
Her latest work, “Chit Tal”, highlighted the bond between Myanmar Buddhist and Muslim children who were living at IDP (the internally displaced people) camps of Meikhtila Township (where there had been riots which had impact on both Muslim and Myanmar people) and were studying at the same private tuition.
— Myanmar Times

Female directors rise to showcase stories in 8th Wathann Film Festival
Her latest work, “Chit Tal”, highlighted the bond between Myanmar Buddhist and Muslim children who were living at IDP (the internally displaced people) camps of Meikhtila Township (where there had been riots which had impact on both Muslim and Myanmar people) and were studying at the same private tuition.
— Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw Monitoring RCSS Movement in Eastern Shan State
Operating under Military Operations Command 17, Tatmadaw troops based in Mong Hsat performed close inspections of travelers, private vehicles and buses traveling on the Mongton-Pongpakyin Road throughout late August.
— BNI

Surgical tool removed from Myanmar man’s body after 26 years
A six-inch-long surgical instrument was removed from the abdomen of an Ayeyawady Region man last month, and the now his family are calling on the Myanmar government to investigate the doctor who allegedly left the object there.
— Coconut Yangon

Krispy Kreme enters Yangon, heating up competition
For generations, Krispy Kreme has been serving doughnuts and coffee in America. Now the chain has decided to enter Myanmar, setting up its first store in Yangon on September 16.
— Myanmar Times

KCC to campaign for resumption of aids to border area
The KCC’s chair Slone Phan told KIC News on September 4 that the decision was made by delegates from respective cities who attended the KCC’s annual meeting in Edmonton of Alberita province in Canada on September 1-3.
— BNI

Facebook Ban on Myanmar Military Officials Sparks Debate
The decision by Facebook to ban senior military figures from using its platform has opened a debate in the country, with some calling it an attack on freedom of expression, and others praising the social media giant for finally taking the kind of firm action that rights activists have long demanded.
— VOA

Myanmar must be held to account after jailing reporters
Myanmar’s conviction of two Reuters news service reporters on fabricated charges — just the latest development in a global assault on journalism — is an obscene miscarriage of justice by a government complicit in carrying out genocide against members of the minority Muslim Rohingya.
— StarTribune

Suu Kyi keeps quiet as reporters are jailed on trumped-up charges
IN A tense courtroom packed with journalists, campaigners, diplomats and family members, two Burmese journalists working for Reuters news agency were sentenced to seven years in prison for breaching a colonial-era secrecy law. Few had expected mercy. But none thought the punishment would be so harsh.
— The Economist

Unperturbed by setbacks, Accorhotels to expand in Myanmar
Due to the nature of the tourism business, there’s the challenge of dealing with low seasons and other factors peculiar to Myanmar, one of them being the Rakhine crisis, which led to a loss of 20pc in all Accorhotels compared to 2017.
— Myanmar Times

Viu launches in Myanmar
Myanmar is the latest market for PCCW-owned and Vuclip-operated over-the-top (OTT) service Viu, following its launch (6 September 2018) in Yangon.
— RapidTVNews

Lost in cyberspace: video game addiction challenges parents
The peer pressure was just too much to bear for Ko Tin Maung Oo, so he finally succumbed to the persistent nagging of his friends to play Clash of Clans, an online mobile game, in 2014.
— Myanmar Times

International Criminal Court Says It Has Jurisdiction Over Crimes Committed Against Rohingya in Myanmar
The International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday, September 6 that it is able to exercise jurisdiction over allegations of the forced exodus of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity.
— LatestLy

Vizag Steel Recruitment 2018: Applications invited for 664 junior trainee posts
The interested candidates can now apply for the posts online by visiting the official website of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and submitting an online application form. the last date to apply for the posts is 25 September 2018.
— YoVizag

 

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

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