Myanmar morning news for August 8

Myanmar morning news for August 8

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Woos Chinese Tourists With Visas on Arrival, But Decries Their Lack of Manners
Tourism officials in Myanmar are bemoaning what they consider the bad behavior of the skyrocketing number of Chinese visitors to the Southeast Asia nation after they began offering the Chinese visas on arrival in 2018.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Times founder jailed for 13 years on drugs charges
A Myanmar court on Wednesday jailed an Australian publisher for 13 years on drugs charges, a year after police uncovered a stash of methamphetamines and opium at his home, his lawyer said.
— Bangkok post

Myanmar Sat 2 heads for space to support national e-government programme
The Myanmar Sat 2 satellite conveyed by Intelsat 39 was launched into space from French service provider Arianespace’s Space Port in French Guiana at 2 am yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s army controls vast business empire to fuel atrocities – UN report
UN investigators have slammed the Myanmar Government saying that tougher sanctions are needed against the country’s wealthy and powerful military officials as their web of economic interests has generated a fortune that helps fund atrocities.
— The Thaiger

Local property buyers investing overseas
Local property investors may not be buying much property in Myanmar at the moment, but a growing number have been snapping up units overseas.
— Myanmar Times

African Swine Suspected in Eastern Myanmar
Several thousand pigs have died in the last 18 days. Serum samples are currently being tested and, if positive, it would be the first instance of the disease in Myanmar.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon’s smart-parking tender to be out this month
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is setting out a tender for a smart-parking system this month in a move to curb indiscriminate parking that has often been blamed for the traffic woes of the country’s commercial capital.
— Myanmar Times

Some YBS bus lines to be diverted during Yangon-Dala bridge construction
Once construction work on the Yangon-Dala bridge begins on the Yangon side, the Yangon Bus Service (YBS) lines will be rerouted, said U Hla Aung, the joint secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Foreign casino operators looking to set up in Myanmar
A number of casino operators from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau have enquired about operating casinos in Myanmar following the passing of the Gambling Law 2018 in May, which replaced an earlier law from 1986.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon government to tackle slums
The Yangon Region Government has teamed up with UN Habitat (Myanmar) to find sustainable solutions for Yangon’s slums and informal settlements, where over 500,000 people are experiencing obstacles for dwelling, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Price manipulation suspected in gum karaya market
The price of gum karaya, a vegetable gum used as a food thickener and emulsifier, remains volatile despite an increase to K31,000 per viss or 1.63 kgs in August from between K28,000 and K30,000 last month.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar will host ARENA convention and ACE-2019
Myanmar will host the ARENA Convention & Exhibition (ACE-2019) this year, which is held in member countries by the ASEAN Real Estate Network Alliance (ARENA) on a rotational basis.
— Myanmar Times

How China buys influence with Myanmar’s ruling party through boozy dinners and shopping sprees
Myanmar’s National League for Democracy, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under the country’s military junta. But since taking power three years ago, the party has found an unlikely ally – the Chinese Communist Party.
— South China morning Post

Corteva Agriscience Launches in Myanmar to Serve Farmers Better with the Newest Innovation in Seed and Crop Protection Technologies
Pure-play global agriculture leader, Corteva Agriscience (NYSE:CTVA), has officially launched its brand in Myanmar.
— Yahoo News

Myanmar dismisses false alarm of Yangon’s swine fever outbreak
Myanmar authorities dismissed a report of an African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in Yangon, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) Wednesday.
— Xinhua

No progress at meeting between government, Northern Alliance
No significant progress was made at a meeting between the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) and the Northern Alliance, although the Tatmadaw’s (military’s) unilateral ceasefire is about to end, according to the Ta’ang National Liberation Army.
— Myanmar Times

Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Myanmar published
CCI France Myanmar and the Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association (MYEA) have recently published the first edition of their Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Myanmar, according to a press release.
— Mizzima

Flood may occur in lower Myanmar: DMH
The depression over the Bay of Bengal is classified as yellow stage and middle areas of Myanmar will have rain and floods may occur in lower Myanmar due to the depression, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar EITI tripartite coalition clarify its 4th report on transparency initiatives
Representatives from the tripartite coalition of the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) officially explained its fourth report for 2016-2017 at the Office of Anti-Corruption Commission in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint receives JICA Chief Representative, Myanmar Honorary Consul-General in Busan separately
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint received delegations led by Mr Masayuki Karasawa, the Chief Representative of JICA, and Mr Won Bae Dahn, Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Busan, the Republic of Korea separately yesterday at his office in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s central region to host ASEAN food festival in August
Myanmar has planned to hold ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) food festival-2019 in Mandalay region later this month, an official said on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Union Minister Dr Than Myint attends UN convention
Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint attended the signing ceremony of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreement on Mediation(Singapore Convention on Mediation) and High level Conference on Mediation yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

H1N1 influenza death toll further rises to 90 across Myanmar
Death toll of influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 rose to 90 in Myanmar as of Wednesday, according to the figures released by the Public Health Department under the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Xinhua

Flood affects 6,600 people in Hpa-an
With the water level in the Thanlwin River exceeding its danger mark in Hpa-an, over 6,600 residents in low-lying areas have been evacuated.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

India assures Bangladesh repatriation of displaced Myanmar citizens
Home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday raised concerns with Dhaka regarding the illicit movement of undocumented persons from across the Indo-Bangladesh border into Northeast India and suggested finding solutions to the problem.
— Times of India

Number of rare star tortoises dwindles by 357 at Shwesettaw Sanctuary
A total of 357 star tortoises out of 650 have been found dead or lost in the Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary, where Ethey were kept in fenced enclosures on three farms measuring 2.5 acres, said U Thein Lwin, the administrator of the sanctuary. T
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Deputy Commander of Myanmar Military Battalion Killed in Clash with Arakan Army
Family confirms death of Maj. Win Myo Aung of Light Infantry Battalion No. 105; Tatmadaw admits casualties in Chin State’s Paletwa Township, but does not identify them.
— Irrawaddy

President receives outgoing Pakistani Amb
President U Win Myint received outgoing Pakistani Ambassador Dr Khalid Hussain Memon, who has completed his tour of duty in Myanmar, at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Getting Serious About Food Safety in Myanmar
The Irrawaddy talks to the Mekong Institute’s Dwight Jason Ronan, Myanmar country coordinator, about food safety at home and in neighboring countries.
— Irrawaddy

Message from President U Win Myint, on occasion of 52nd Anniversary of founding of ASEAN
(8 August 2019) Today is the 52nd anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); a regional grouping of ten countries established by a common desire and collective will to live in a region of lasting peace, security and stability, sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and social progress, and to promote our vital interests,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives outgoing Pakistani Ambassador
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received outgoing Pakistani Ambassador Dr. Khalid Hussain Memon, who has completed his tour of duty in Myanmar, at the Bayintnaung guesthouse in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Primary School Teacher Detained in Rakhine State
He was on his way to the monastery he teaches displaced children at when he was arrested for “doing something suspicious with his phone,” school staff say they were told.
— Irrawaddy


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