Myanmar morning news for August 16

Myanmar morning news for August 16

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar rebels carry out unprecedented attack on military academy
Myanmar’s military was Thursday fighting rebels who mounted an unprecedented strike at an army academy killing at least one, apparently in retaliation for massive drug seizures.

Myanmar Set to Ink Pact with China on Border Cooperation Zones
Signing of framework agreement will kick implementation of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative in Myanmar into high gear.
— Irrawaddy

World Bank helps Myanmar private bank transform business operation
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will help a Myanmar private bank undertake a project to transform its business operation, according to Myanmar Citizens Bank (MCB) Thursday.
— Xinhua

Construction industry hoping for less taxes
The construction industry is hoping for lower taxes for the industry, which had been lobbied for last year but was not approved when the Union Tax Bill 2019 was submitted to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on August 7. Section 25 of the bill includes the tax reduction asked for by the industry.
— Myanmar Times

15 Myanmar Soldiers, Police and Civilians Dead in Coordinated Attacks
A deadly day of coordinated rebel attacks began at the Myanmar military training academy in Pyin Oo Lwin before spreading to nearby townships on Thursday.
— Irrawaddy

RSF refers Mandalay journalist’s arbitrary detention to UN
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to look into the case of Aung Kyi Myint, a video-reporter who will begin his fourth month in detention on what, in a statement, it called ‘trumped-up charges’ in Myanmar’s central Mandalay region.
— BNI Online

Conglomerate proposes development of Thanlyin industrial park
Local conglomerate Tah Moe Hnye Group Investment and Development Co Ltd is proposing the development of an industrial park in Thanlyin township, Yangon Region.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to extract 15,000 tons of teak this FY
The ministry plans to produce 15,000 tons of teak in 2018-2019 fiscal year, said Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thailand to ban pig imports from Myanmar over African swine fever
Thailand will ban the import of pigs from Myanmar for 90 days, the country’s livestock department told Reuters on Thursday (Aug 15), after the neighbouring country confirmed its first case of the African swine fever this week.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanma Shipyards to build six vessels during next half
The Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Co Ltd will build six vessels and repair 10 in the six months from October 1 to March 31, said the general manager of the company.
— Myanmar Times

New app ushers Myanmar’s eateries into the digital age
When you eat at restaurants, a waiter usually writes down your order on paper and hands it to the chef. But now, more and more restaurants are using the SmartSales system, which lets a waitress take your order on a tablet PC, which instantly whisks it off to the kitchen.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar program to improve disaster management capacity moves to self-reliance stage
A Myanmar project to build disaster monitoring and early warning capacity to protect the country’s 53 million people who call the country home entered its final phase, where local disaster management experts will continue the advances made in the past 27 months.
— Reliefweb

Flydubai Eyes Flights To Thailand And Myanmar
UAE based airline flydubai is set to expand its routes in Asia by adding Thailand and Myanmar to its services at the end of this year.
— Simpleflying

Myanmar Cardinal: ‘Reflections from the Periphery’
The Burmese Cardinal, Charles Bo, has published a letter today, the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, entitled ‘God’s love for the people and Nations of Asia .
— Indcatholicnews

India celebrates Independence Day in Mandalay
Consulate General of India, Mandalay celebrated Independence Day of India in Mandalay yesterday morning which was attended by Myo Myint Aung, Principal, Institute of Sport & Physical Education, Mandalay and about more than three hundred people of Indian origin community from Mandalay and many other towns of Upper Myanmar including Monywa, Myingyan, Meikhtila, Mogok, Pyin Oo Lwin, Kyukse, Sagaing, Kalay, Tamu, Taunggyi, Thazi, Chauk, Pyinmana, and Pyaw Bwe.
— Mizzima

Myanmar migrants from Thai, BGF donate foodstuffs to flood victims
Myanmar migrants currently in Thailand, together with Border Guard Force (BGF), donated foodstuff to over 40,000 flood victims in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, on August 13th and 14th.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s parliament approves proposal to assess quality of private schools
The House of Nationalities (upper house) of Myanmar has approved a proposal to assess the quality and credibility of certificates of private schools, parliament sources said on Thursday.
— Brinkwire

More Joint Rebel Attacks to Come, TNLA Warns Myanmar Military
After strikes by joint TNLA, AA, MNDAA force in Shan and Mandalay, rebel group says the ‘counteroffensive’ will continue, warns civilians to stay out of conflict zones.
— Irrawaddy

Risks of playing with the Rohingya issue
Rohingyas have anger and they may infect such anger into the minds of the Bangladesh populace because of one main factor – both belong to the same religion – Islam
— Afternoon voice

Northern Alliance strikes at five targets in a coordinated attack
Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) spokesman Maj. Ta Aik Kyaw has confirmed that three members of the northern alliance, TNLA, AA (Arakan Army) and MNDAA (Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army), jointly attacked five targets including Defence Services Technology Academy (DSTA) in Pyinoolwin and other targets in Nawnghkio.
— Mizzima

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar
Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The fine for bringing pork products into Taiwan from Myanmar has been raised to NT$200,000 (US$6,490) because an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in the Southeast Asian country, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).
— FocusTaiwan

H1N1 kills 94 people in Myanmar
A total of 94 out of 520 H1N1 patients have died till August 13 in Myanmar and two more people from Yangon Region died, according to Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Refugees Despair at Slow Pace of Malaysia’s Reforms
Govt yet to fulfill election promise to allow the refugees–more than half of whom are Rohingya–to work.
— Irrawaddy

Police seizes WY tablets worth over Ks50 M in Taungoo
Police found about 20,000 WY tablets, ownerless, inside a vehicle in Taungoo on August 14, according to No.1 Taungoo Township police station.
— Eleven Myanmar

Toddler Rape Victim Identifies Two Teenage Culprits
In the much-watched trial of a toddler rape victim in Myanmar’s capital, new evidence shows the victim identifying two brothers not currently charged with the rape.
— Irrawaddy

MAI introduces Mandalay-Fuzhou direct flight
Myanmar Airways International (MAI) introduced its fifth international direct flight from Mandalay to Fuzhou.
— Eleven Myanmar

Over 400,000 more globetrotters enter Myanmar this FY compared to last year
More than 1 million foreign travellers have entered Myanmar through international airports, jetties and borders in the current 2018-2019 fiscal year, exceeding over 400,000 when compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— Eleven Myanmar

Singapore PE fund EMIA leads $3m funding in Myanmar’s Shwe Property
Myanmar’s property portal has raised $3 million in a Series B funding round led by Singapore-based private equity fund Emerging Markets Investment Advisers (EMIA), according to an announcement.
— DealStreetAsia

Two Myanmar workers trapped under collapsed scaffolding in Phuket found dead
Two workers trapped under scaffolding that collapsed at a condominium construction site on Sunday were found dead, bringing the death toll to three. Eight were hurt.
— Myanmar Times

Turkey continues to support Rakhine Muslims
Turkey has been carrying out active and strong diplomacy at the table and on the ground to help Rakhine Muslims, Turkey’s Ambassador to Myanmar Kerem Divanlıoğlu said.
— Daily Sabah

Woodside plans further round of offshore Myanmar drilling
Woodside Energy is working with Myanmar’s government to progress development of its gas discoveries in the country’s offshore block A-6.
— offshore-mag

ASF confirmed in Myanmar; virus hops into Siberia
With entering Myanmar, African Swine Fever is continuing its spread through South East Asia. In addition, Russian authorities have reported that the virus has been found in frontier cities close to the border with China.
— Pig Progress

Nyaung-U airport to be renovated to handle more passengers
Renovation work will be carried out this year at Nyaung-U airport in Bagan to enable it to handle more passengers in the wake of the ancient city being declared a World Heritage site, said a senior civil aviation official.
— Myanmar Times

Japan’s WWII Surrender Ushered in a New Era for Myanmar
On this day in 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender in WWII, setting in motion the withdrawal of Japanese forces from Myanmar after a period of harsh rule.
— Irrawaddy


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