Myanmar morning news for August 28

Myanmar morning news for August 28

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Navy to Join US-led Maritime Exercise in South China Sea
Myanmar’s navy said on Monday it is traveling to the Gulf of Thailand to take part in a five-day maritime exercise led by the United States with seven ASEAN navies.
— Irrawaddy

Ministry plans to take ADB loan for upgrades of rural roads
Deputy Minister for Construction Kyaw Lin submitted a plan to take a loan of 51.20 million US dollars from the Asian Development Bank for rural road projects in Magway and Ayeyawady Region at the session of Union Parliament on August 26.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Court Allows Appeal of Decision to Drop Lawsuit Against Editor
Township court dropped case accusing Myanmar Now chief of defaming ultranationalist monk U Wirathu, but Mandalay District Court agrees to review.
— Irrawaddy

Ministry has not confirmed K32 billion profit from new electricity tariffs
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) has yet to confirm that the electricity tariff hike that starts from July will result in the electricity sector making a profit of K32 billion for fiscal 2019-20, which begins on October 1 this year and ends September 30, 2020.
— Myanmar Times

FDI inflow into farming sector hits over 19 m USD
Till July, 2018-19 fiscal year, the inflow of FDI into the farming sector amounted to over 19 million US dollars even though 50 countries invested over 3,500 million US dollars in the country, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
— Eleven Myanmar

Businesses jumpy over impending loan repayment deadline
Some of Myanmar’s business leaders are urging those of their compatriots who have been slow in repaying their loans to do so in order to avoid a financial crisis.
— Myanmar Times

Ongoing Clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Force Thousands to Flee Two Villages
Fighting between Myanmar forces and Arakan Army insurgents has prompted about 5,000 residents from two villages in war-ravaged Rakhine state’s Minbya township to flee their communities since hostilities in the area began four days ago, residents said Tuesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar, Arakan Forces Trade Blame After Shell Kills Three Children in Rakhine
An explosion from a stray artillery shell killed three Myanmar children and injured four other civilians on Saturday in a village near strife-torn Rakhine state’s Minbya township, amid fighting between Myanmar forces and the rebel Arakan Army, each of which blamed the other side for the deaths.
— Radio Free Asia

China Can Use Its Influence to End Fighting in Myanmar’s Shan State
Beijing should urge both sides to back down, while being more inclusive of ethnic groups in its investment strategy for the region.
— Irrawaddy

GMA expands fleet despite rising costs, low passenger volumes
U Kyaw Nyein, chief executive officer of Golden Myanmar Airlines (GMA), has been seeing a rise in the number of Chinese passengers flying between local destinations in Myanmar this year, with the number of domestic destinations having risen to 29 from 25 in 2018.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar seizes nearly 800kg of meth in Shan state
Myanmar authorities confiscated 762 kilogrammes of methamphetamine worth more than 19 billion kyats (US$12.67 million) in eastern Shan state, according to the commander-in-chief of Defence Services Office said on August 26.
— Sggp News

Licensed tour guides team up against interlopers
Three tour guide groups from Mandalay, Bagan and Shan State will cooperate to conduct surprise checks of unlicensed tour guides.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar LGBT Activists Demand Release of Report on Librarian’s Suicide
They also insist the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission withdraw and apologize for comments the young man was ‘mentally weak’.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Expands Donations to Non-Buddhist Religions
“We need political cohesion, social cohesion and religious cohesion today. [The Tatmadaw] has done what is necessary for that,” a military spokesman said.
— Irrawaddy

How to work with Burmese colleagues during your Myanmar relocation
Whilst Myanmar may not be every expat’s idea of paradise, for those committed to helping others as well as developing themselves it can be the journey of a lifetime.
— Emigrate

Charges filed after woman tricked into marrying Chinese man
A woman in Yangon Region’s Hlaing Tharyar township who allegedly persuaded a girl to marry a Chinese man faced charges under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law on Sunday.
— Myanmar Times

China Railway Eryuan Engineering Co submits report on Myanmar railway
China Railway Eryuan Engineering Co submits technical report to Myanmar authorities as part of feasibility study on railway connecting Mandalay to Muse.
— The Asset

The Forgotten Rohingya: Stuck in Limbo in Myanmar’s Prison-Like Camps
Independent human rights groups and journalists are blocked by the government from entering the camps or to investigate alleged human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. But VOA managed to speak to women inside the internally displaced camps.
— VOA News

Thai authorities raid 12 Myanmar schools in Ranong
The Thai army, together with police forces, raided 12 Myanmar schools opened in Ranong Province, Thailand. The schools were closed and 32 teachers were detained, according to the sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Esprit cuts Myanmar ties amidst military violations
Apparel brand Esprit has gone on record to say that it will no longer source from a garment manufacturing facility believed to be linked to Myanmar’s military.
— Ecotextile

China-Myanmar traditional medicine collaboration center inaugurated in Myanmar’s second largest city
China-Myanmar traditional medicine collaboration center was inaugurated in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

4 trapped in landslide in charcoal mine in Myanmar’s central region
Four people have been trapped in a landslide in a charcoal mining site in Myanmar’s Magway region, according to the Information and Public Relations Department of the Information Ministry on Tuesday.
— Brinkwire

More than US$ 81 billion worth of foreign investment and K 19.049 trillion worth of citizen permitted in Myanmar
Myanmar permitted more than US$ 81 billion worth of foreign investment businesses and K 19.049 trillion worth of citizen investment businesses, said Vice-President Myint Swe.
— Eleven Myanmar

Body donors are teachers for medical learning
A strange feeling came over Daw Khaing Khaing Oo when she came out of the dissection room at the anatomy department in the University of Medicine (1), Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay security beefed up in wake of Pyin Oo Lwin attack
Security in Mandalay city has been beefed up after the August 15 attack on the Defence Services Technological Academy in Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region, said Police Colonel Ko Ko Lwin, deputy chief of the regional police.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay Region expects per capita GDP to rise
Mandalay Region’s per capita GDP, which has been steadily rising in recent years, is expected to continue doing so with a combined K841.6 billion in investment flows entering the region in the current fiscal year through June.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar e-sports players battle power outages
ESports star Myint was on the cusp of victory when the screens went dark in the Yangon cafe where he competes, costing him thousands of dollars in missed prize-money and denting his reputation.
— The Asean Post

Myanmar push for quake-safe buildings
The Myanmar government is preparing to issue bylaws for the construction of buildings to push for quake-resistant architectures in the country, according to the Construction Ministry Monday.
— Khmer Times

H1N1 influenza cases inches toward 500 across Myanmar
Numbers of infection cases of seasonal Influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 reached 498 nationwide in Myanmar as of Monday, said figures from the Public Health Department under the Ministry of Health and Sports on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Third refugee shot dead in Bangladesh camp
Bangladesh police shot dead a third Rohingya refugee on Monday after they were accused of the murder of a ruling party official that has sparked anger among the local population.
— Mizzima

Dam safety monitoring devices installed
Work to install measuring and monitoring devices for dams during the monsoon season has been carried out, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw.
— Myanmar Times

More than K9 billion required for flood prevention measures
To prevent farmland flooding, more than K9 billion will be needed to repair creeks and ditches that have silted up, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
— Myanmar Times

Editorial – Letter for Mizzima’s Key Campaign
The last time I wrote to you was on 3 July 2019 (55 days ago) on how we are looking to raise funds through our Mizzima Key Campaign for a Mizzima building in Yangon to help improve our important media work.
— Mizzima


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