Myanmar morning news for August 12

Myanmar morning news for August 12

Myanmar morning news

Death toll rises to 53 in Myanmar landslide
A total of 53 dead bodies have been pulled out of a landslide rubble caused by heavy monsoon rains in southeastern Myanmar as of Sunday evening, a Myanmar authority said.
— Brinkwire

Myanmar grants 568 foreigners permanent residency status in 4 years
Myanmar authorities have granted 568 foreigners permanent residency status from January 2015 to Aug. 8 this year, according to the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population Saturday.
— Brinkwire

Auditor says country’s foreign debt tops US$10bil
Myanmar had outstanding foreign debt of US$10.2 billion and local debt of K20.725 trillion at the end of 2018, an increase from the year before, according to a report by the Union Office of the Auditor General.
— Myanmar Times

Govt again proposes tax amnesty on undisclosed income
The government is again proposing to reduce the tax rates on undisclosed incomes so that more will be willing to pay the taxes owed on those incomes.
— Myanmar Times

EUR 8 million to support inclusive and sustainable trade growth in Myanmar
Over four years the EU will provide up to 8 million euros to implement the ARISE Plus Myanmar project that will be implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
— Mizzima

Myanmar-Bangladesh border trade hit $19.8 mln in ten months
Bilateral border trade stood at over US$19.8 million, as of 2 August in the current 2018-2019 fiscal year, which saw a significant decrease of $ 55.8 million from the corresponding period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yoma Bank seeks a mass market ‘smart credit’ solution
Yoma Bank says it aims transform mass market access to unsecured loans through their Smart Credit solution, putting customers in control of their own credit decision-making, according to a press release 9 August.
— Mizzima

FMI takes steps to raise expansion capital
First Myanmar Investment pcl (FMI) has slashed dividends for the first time in 27 years to shore up funds for expansion, FMI executive chair Serge Pun, said at a shareholders’ meeting last week.
— Myanmar Times

For Justice in Myanmar, Sanction the War Profiteers Financing Genocide
When the history of Myanmar’s genocide against the Rohingya people is finally written, it may read a lot like the cases of Rwanda and Yugoslavia.
— World Politics Review

What Happened to Aung San Suu Kyi?
The first time I met Aung San Suu Kyi, she embodied hope. It was November 2012, and we were in her weathered house at 54 University Avenue, in Yangon, where she’d been held prisoner by the ruling Burmese junta for the better part of two decades.
— The Atlantic

Myanmar, Korea to Build Industrial Facility North of Yangon
Myanmar’s Urban and Housing Development Department (UHDD) on Thursday signed a joint venture agreement with Korea Land and Housing Corporation to establish a joint industrial complex in Hlegu, north of the commercial capital Yangon.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s ride-hailing startup Oway looks at new funding for nationwide expansion
Ngoc August 12, 2019 Private equity-backed Oway, Myanmar’s largest online travel and ride-hailing company, is in the market to raise capital to ramp up its expansion across the country.
— DealStreetAsia

Eight charged in Myanmar for ‘funding Rakhine rebels’
Eight people accused of helping fund ethnic Rakhine rebels, including several deported from Singapore, were formally charged under counter-terrorism laws in a Myanmar court Friday.
— Mizzima

First direct air route links eastern Chinese city with Myanmar
A direct air route was launched on Friday between Fuzhou, capital of eastern China’s Fujian Province, and Mandalay, the second-largest city of Myanmar.
— Brinkwire

World Elephant Day: UK aid supports Myanmar’s endangered elephants
A major British government-backed initiative has helped over 70,000 people and protected hundreds of elephants in Myanmar, supporting local livelihoods, ecosystem function and the country’s rich biodiversity.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar parliament approves constitution amendment report
Myanmar parliament Friday approved a report submitted by the Constitution Amendment Joint Committee.
— Infosurhoy

China to refurbish Myanmar’s sports stadium in Yangon
The Refurbishment Project for National Indoor Sports Stadium (1) by China was launched in Myanmar’s Yangon on Sunday.
— Brinkwire

Tokyo’s ‘Little Yangon’: Once a safe haven, now a home
The area around Tokyo’s Takadanobaba Station on the west side of the city’s central Yamanote loop line may be best known for its vibrant student life and cheap eateries, but nestled in its corners is a small yet thriving Myanmar community.
— The Japan Times

Myanmar politicians take advantage of China’s junket tours
The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under Myanmar’s military junta. But since taking power three years ago, the party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has found an unlikely ally — the Chinese Communist Party.
— Japan Times

Myanmar negotiating for return of 600 more victims trafficked to Thailand
Myanmar authorities are negotiating for the return of another 600 trafficked Myanmar people from Thailand, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar should stop military offensive on Nagas — Niki Sumi
A top functionary of the NSCN (K) group led by Yung Aung has accused the current Myanmar government of employing military offensives against the Naga community settled there “to garner political benefits.”
— Eastern Mirror Nagaland

2 foreigners arrested in Myanmar for attempting to smuggle drugs
Two foreigners have been arrested in Myanmar’s Yangon for attempting to send drugs to Australia by hiding them in modified crankshafts, according to South Okkalapa township police force Sunday.
— Xinhua

Advanced rice mill inaugurated in Nay Pyi Taw
An advanced rice mill has been built in Nay Pyi Taw with US$3.5 million in aid from MAFRA of the Republic of Korea, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
— Eleven Myanmar

UN team meets locals to discuss issues with Tanintharyi conservation project
A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) watchdog unit visited Myanmar in June to investigate the Tanintharyi conservation project, which could threaten the land and forest rights of people in the area.
— Myanmar Times

YBS will not increase fares to pay for building new bus terminals: YRTA
YBS bus fares will not increase because of the cost of building new bus terminals in the Yangon Region, said U Hla Aung, the Joint Secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Wild Waters: Mandalay
For the seventh instalment in our travel series about wild swimming spots, we visit the shimmering waterfalls, tranquil lakes and monsoon floodplains that surround the former royal capital.
— Frontier Myanmar

Union Minister attends opening of Social Security Board Care Well General Clinic in Yangon
In order to increase outpatient care services, an opening ceremony of Social Security Board Care Well General Clinic was held at Yangon Region Dagon Myothit (East) Township yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Civil society groups urge halt to dam plans for Tanintharyi River
Plans to build dams on the Tanintharyi River would affect about 32,000 people in communities that have never been adequately consulted, according to a report by three Karen civil society groups that calls for a halt to the projects.
— Frontier Myanmar

Enhance cooperation among ministries to speed up the fight on drugs
It is our national duty to control the spread of illegal drug use, and the government is also undertaking this task, in line with UN conventions.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UEHRD denies report allegations
The Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) has denied allegations made in a recent UN report. The following is there statement.
— Mizzima

UEC Chairman attends 2019 International Youth Day Event in Mandalay
Union Election Commission (UEC) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) jointly organized a 2019 International Youth Day Event in Shwepyitha Hotel, Mandalay yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) asks Myanmar to stop military ops
Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) has appealed to National League for Democracy (NLD)-ruled government in Myanmar to follow the policies of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government and stop military operations against it.
— Nagaland Post

ASEAN in View: John La Raw
While little may be known about Myanmar cinema outside the country, the industry is rapidly expanding thanks to a new generation of filmmakers who are looking to break away from the comedy genre so popular with local cinema goers.
— The Asean post

Myanmar deploys troops to aid search and rescue efforts after landslide
Myanmar troops were deployed to landslide-hit areas in southeastern Mon state on August 11 to support search and rescue efforts after the death toll from a recent landslide increased to 48.
— VietnamPlus

Aidiladha: A day of prayer and peace for Myanmar Muslims in M’sia
Aidiladha is one of two main festivals observed by over 1.8 billion Muslims the world over, with the other being Aidilfitri.
— Malaysiakini

Left-hand drive vehicles need to be used for road safety: RTAD
Left-hand drive vehicles need to be used in Myanmar to ensure road safety, said U Lian Cin Mang (also known as Ngam Khai Pa Pa), the Director of the Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Some cities around the world are sinking
By Khin Maung Myint During our younger days, we knew of only one city that was inundated the whole year round.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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