Myanmar morning news for August 7

Myanmar morning news for August 7

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar rejects UN fact-finding report
The Myanmar government has rejected a UN independent fact-finding report released on Monday that exposed the vast business the military is engaged in and called for imposing arms embargoes against Naypyidaw.
— Dhaka Tribune

North Korea, China and Russia are arming Myanmar’s military despite genocide accusations, U.N. report finds
A U.N. report released Monday said that defense companies from North Korea, Russia, China, India and at least three other nations have supplied arms to Myanmar’s military in recent years, including weapons used in a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims that has been described as a genocide.
— Washington Post

Myanmar Navy sees largest active-duty deployment in Rakhine conflict
The Myanmar Navy (MN) is undertaking its largest-ever active-duty deployment as a main element in the growing counter-insurgency campaign by the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) in western Rakhine state.
— Janes

UK firm sold tech to Myanmar military, UN report says
The Myanmar army, which has been accused of carrying out crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing of the country’s Muslim community, procured tens of thousands of pounds worth of technology from a UK company, according to a UN report.
— The Guardian

Myanmar opens insurance market with six foreign-local insurance joint ventures
Myanmar has approved six joint ventures between local insurers and five companies from Japan and one from Thailand as the government moves to attract foreign investments and grow the country’s under-penetrated insurance industry, according to an announcement of the Ministry of Planning and Finance.
— International Investment

Higher revenue collection reported by the IRD
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has collected K4.9 trillion in revenue across five categories of taxes from October 2018 to June 2019.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to issue smart ID cards to seafarers from 7 Aug
The Department of Marine Administration (DMA) will issue smart identity cards to Myanmar seafarers, instead of SID Booklets and temporary documents, from 7 August, said U Hein Htet Soe, the Director of the Seamen Employment Control Division (SECD) under the DMA.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Silk Road sweeteners: China woos Myanmar’s NLD with junkets
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.
— Reuters

Rakhine Lawmaker Wants Myanmar to Step Up Efforts to Get IDP Children Into Schools
An independent lawmaker from western Myanmar’s war-torn Rakhine state is pushing the government to provide education to thousands of students who live in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in seven townships where they lack access to classes.
— Radio Free Asia

Big-name consultancies in running for Myanmar banking contract
Myanmar’s central bank has shortlisted Roland Berger and three of the Big Four for an advisory role in the country’s move to reform its banking sector.
— Consultancy

MyTel anticipating 5G rollout next year if granted licence
Telecom International Myanmar Co Ltd (MyTel), a joint venture between Myanmar and Vietnam launched in June last year, can roll out 5G services next year if the spectrum license is granted.
— Myanmar Times

Israel was among seven countries that sold arms to Myanmar’s military at a time when they should have known that “they would be used in the commission of serious crimes under international law.”
— The Jerusalem Post

Surveys begin for elevated train in Yangon
Right-of-way surveys for a skytrain system in Yangon have started, said Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe.
— Myanmar Times

Public will be happy with new Bogyoke statue, says scholar
The public will be happy with the face on the sculpture of Bogyoke Aung San that is being chiselled from 50 tonnes of alabaster, according to Tampawadi U Win Maung, a distinguished scholar of Myanmar culture.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar launches National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan
The launching ceremony of Myanmar’s National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with a forum attended by the union ministers, officials and natural disaster experts.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Traffic collision injures two on Strand Road in Yangon
A container truck collided with four vehicles on Strand Road in Yangon Region’s Lanmadaw township on Friday. Police say the heavy vehicle was believed to have gone out of control before it collided with three taxis and one private car stopped on the road and overturned.
— Myanmar Times

2019 Future Of Myanmar Telecommunications Market-Trends, Outlook and Growth Opportunities of Mobile, Fixed Landline and Broadband Markets
The Myanmar Telecommunications report – 8th series from OGAnalysis provides a complete view of the Myanmar telecom ecosystem along with trends and growth factors shaping the future of the market.
— Financialplanning24

Ooredoo Myanmar and friends launch digital literacy campaign
Ooredoo Myanmar, Facebook and the GSMA have jointly launched a digital literacy campaign to raise awareness and increase adoption of mobile internet in Myanmar.
— Beloitbulletin

Myanmar Tycoon Serge Pun Joins Panel in North Korea
YANGON—Influential Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun, owner of one of Myanmar’s largest conglomerates, is currently in North Korea as part of an exchange program organized by the Singapore-based CHOSON Exchange, an organization that brings professionals from around the world to connect with North Korean university students, institutions and officials.
— Irrawaddy

Ministry orders temporary shutdown of ten unlicensed preschools including Wisdom Hill
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement issued an order to temporarily close ten unlicensed preschools, including the controversial Wisdom Hill Preschool in Nay Pyi Taw, as of July 1, said San San Aye, Director-General of the Social Welfare Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Former New Law Courts awarded blue plaque by YHT
Former New Law Courts in downtown Yangon of Myanmar has been awarded a blue plaque from the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) as a mark of the structure’s historic significance, cultural heritage and enduring legacy, Xinhua reported.

Cash Donation ceremony for Eternal Peace Pagoda held in Nay Pyi Taw
Cash donation ceremony for the Eternal Peace Pagoda which is under construction in the precinct of the Eternal Peace Pagoda near the Kantkaw Circle, Yazathingaha Road, Dekkhinathiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw, was held in the meeting hall of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Foreign Ministry issues press statement on FFM’s report
Following is the press statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday regarding the report of the UN Fact-Finding Mission-FFM on Myanmar issued on 5 August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President receives MRCS delegation
President U Win Myint, patron of the Myanmar Red Cross Society, received its top leadership Professor Dr Daw Mya Thu and Executive Committee (Full-time) Dr. Daw Amaya Maw Naing at the presidential residence in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rosewood Yangon receives the city’s 31st blue plaque
Rosewood Yangon, which is situated on the corner of Sule Pagoda Road and Kanna Road, received the prestigious blue plaque in recognition of its place in the city’s cultural history.
— Myanmar Times

Pyithu Hluttaw agrees to support research, extended production
The 8th day meeting of Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday approved a proposal on agricultural and livestock sector, discussed farmland management, dispute on land boundary and erection of telecom posts.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Moving with unwavering steps on the path to a mature democracy
We have been on the path of democratic transition for over eight years. In comparison with other countries which have made the transition, Myanmar is still a young democracy.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Land compensation to be given for elevated railroad
Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said that they would pay negotiated compensation to for private lands included in Yangon elevated railroad project.
— Mizzima

What you need to know about choosing the right franchise in Myanmar
Local interest in franchising has grown on the back of the rising number of international retail brands entering Myanmar. While the business can be rewarding and lucrative, it is important to have a complete understanding of the franchise concept and what you’re signing up for.
— Myanmar Times

Private school quality issue brought to Amyotha Hluttaw
Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s 13th regular session held its eighth-day meeting at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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