Myanmar morning news for December 10

Myanmar morning news for December 10

Myanmar morning news

Rights groups launch Myanmar boycott ahead of Hague genocide hearings
Human rights campaigners supporting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority on Monday called for a global boycott of the country, a day before genocide hearings begin at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
— Reuters

Govt urged for negotiation with China for pineapple, avocado exports
The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP) expects a negotiation of government with China about a legal export channel for pineapples and avocados.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

What you need to know about Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s genocide court hearing
On Dec. 10, the Rohingya ethnic group, long the target of oppressive policies by the Myanmar government, will finally see their tragic plight being taken up in an international court of law.
— Qz

Myanmar Military Chief Praises China as ‘Trusted Friend Forever’
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing discussed strategic partnerships and projects with Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi, pledging the Myanmar military’s full support.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar gets USD26 million boost
MYANMAR is expected to receive US$26 million worth of assistance to improve its secondary education as well as its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes.
— New Straits Times

EU to boost garment industry in Myanmar
The new phase of the European Union’s SMART Textile and Garments project will bring together brands, trade unions and business associations to boost social and environmental sustainability in Myanmar’s garment industry.
— Myanmar Times

Suu Kyi’s defense of genocide charges may shock the West. But it bolsters her status at home.
Aung San Suu Kyi spent the best part of two decades under house arrest when a military junta ruled Myanmar.
— Washington Post

Government says half of Myanmar’s households will have power this year
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy said half of Myanmar’s households would have electricity by the end of 2019, despite chronic power shortages caused by increasing demand.
— Myanmar Times

Rape is not a bi-product of conflict in Myanmar – it is a strategy of it
When Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court tomorrow to defend Myanmar against the charge of genocide, she must address the military’s key tactic: rape.
— Independent

Myanmar Human Rights Commission Ineffective, Needs Reform: Civil Society Groups
Civil society groups are calling for the government to reform the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and for the President to replace the current human rights commissioners with experts who have the experience in human rights affairs necessary to protect and promote human rights in Myanmar more effectively.
— Irrawaddy

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Myanmar to Speed Up Belt and Road Projects
China’s State Councilor Wang Yi says infrastructure connectivity is the backbone of the giant Chinese initiative and the two sides should cooperate on the ground.
— Irrawaddy

Public sector mineral exports up $361 mln in current fiscal
Myanmar’s mineral exports were registered at US$574.24 million between 1 October and 22 November in the current fiscal year, with public sector exports showing a remarkable increase of $361.5 million against the previous fiscal, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce. Both private and public sector mineral exports witnessed an increase in the.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shan groups back international cases against Myanmar military
Seventeen Shan organisations on Monday signed a statement supporting the international legal cases against the country’s military leaders, as State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in The Hague to face the genocide case filed against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice.
— Myanmar Times

China, Myanmar to enhance economic cooperation, speed up peace process in northern Myanmar
Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Min Aung Hlaing here on Sunday, with both sides agreeing to strengthen economic cooperation and speed up peace process in northern Myanmar.
— Xinhua

Clashes Over Charter Change Grow Fiercer Than Ever in Myanmar Parliament
The Union Parliament has seen heated exchanges about charter amendments between National League for Democracy and military-appointed members.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar the focus of new sustainability project
A new phase of the European Union’s SMART Textile and Garments project has kick-started, focusing on environmental sustainability within Myanmar’s apparel manufacturing industry.
— Eco textile

5.44 million Myanmar households to get steady electricity supply
THE ELECTRICITY and Energy ministry in Myanmar is confident that half the households in the country will have electricity by the end of this year.
— New Straits Times

MOLIP conducts instructor course for interim census
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population organized the fourth edition of instructor course 2019 for taking interim census at its headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Can Myanmar’s working children be saved?
Earlier this year, in June, Save the Children released its Global Childhood Report 2019. The report involved a total of 176 countries, and took a look at indicators such as children’s healthcare, education, nutrition and protection.
— The Asean Post

High stakes: Myanmar’s Lady gambles image
From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN’s top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home.
— The Asean Post

Myanmar running out of time to cope with climate change, warns historian Thant Myint-U
Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change, and is grossly unprepared to deal with the consequences, warns historian Dr Thant Myint-U.
— The Straits times

Myanmar villagers worry as Thai coal mine begins operation
Villagers in Mong Hsat township in Myanmar’s eastern Shan State are having sleepless nights as large-scale coal mining operation begins in their area.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar livestock feed demand to rise in 2020
The demand for livestock feed is expected to reach to 4 million metric tonnes next year amid steady growth of the industry, U Mya Han, Chairman of Myanmar Livestock Federation said.
— Myanmar Times

MLF asks government to phase-in ban on integrated poultry, fish farming slowly
The Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF) has asked the government to move slowly on implementing a ban on integrated poultry and fish farming to allow farmers to make a smooth transition.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘We Are Humans’: Shan State IDPs Endure as Myanmar Military, TNLA Continue Clashes
It is a bad sign for civilians in northern Shan State that lavish peace talks held at luxurious hotels in big towns with sumptuous feasts and full security services have stalled.
— Reliefweb

People hold mass rallies in towns to support State Counsellor
Nationwide mass rallies were held yesterday in support of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who will contest the case filed by the Gambia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rakhine State Stability Supporting Committee meets for third draft of final report
The Rakhine State Stability Supporting Committee held a discussion to produce the third draft of its final report, with an opening remark by the committee’s Chairman U Aye Tha Aung at the Hluttaw Building I-20 at 12 noon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thai Navy to ‘monitor’ Myanmar sub
The Royal Thai Navy is preparing to deal with what it calls a “new situation” after learning that Myanmar is going to send its attack submarine to the Andaman Sea for security missions.
— Bangkok post

Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 14th regular session holds 13th day meeting
The 13th day meeting of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session was held at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rallies Draw Thousands Nationwide in Support of State Counselor’s Defense of Myanmar at ICJ
Supporters of State Counselor hold rallies in cities, towns across Myanmar to show solidarity as she leads the country’s defense against genocide charges at the ICJ.
— Irrawaddy

30,000 monks given alms at Myanmar event
Thirty thousand monks assembled in the early morning chill in Myanmar yesterday for a spectacular alms-giving event, partly organised by a controversial mega-temple under scrutiny across the border in Thailand.
— The Straits Times

Myanmar State Counselor Arrives in Netherlands to Lead Rohingya Genocide Defense
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Netherlands with legal team to fight genocide case at ICJ; contrary to expectations, delegation does not include military officers.
— Irrawaddy

Toungoo holds mass rally to support State Counsellor
A mass rally was held in Toungoo, Bago Region, yesterday to support State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who will contest the case filed by Gambia at the International Court of Justice-ICJ.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school
Former US first lady Michelle Obama and Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts toured a high school in rural Vietnam on Monday, urging a classroom of teenage girls to stay focused on their education to transform their lives.
— CNA

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 66/2019
The Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution held meeting 66/2019 at the meeting hall of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Peaceful Hong Kong March Marred by Fire Outside Court, Police Say
Protesters in Hong Kong throw petrol bombs and set fires outside court buildings following otherwise peaceful march.
— Irrawaddy

President delivers keynote speech at International Anti-Corruption Day commemoration
Nay Pyi Taw celebrated International Anti-Corruption Day at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II yesterday morning and President U Win Myint delivered a keynote speech.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tanintharyi offers good potential for investors: officials
The Tanintharyi Region government is focusing on promoting investment in hotels and tourism, agriculture and livestock, fisheries, power, mining, and real estate to help boost its economy.
— Myanmar Times

Republic of the Union of Myanmar President U Win Myint’s Keynote Speech on International Anti-Corruption Day
I extend greetings with ‘Mingalabar’ to Deputy Speakers of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, Union Ministers, Chairman of Union Civil Service Board, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council and its members, Governor of Central Bank of Myanmar, Chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission, its Secretary and members, Chairpersons of Pyithu Hluttaw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

Feature photo Rohingya Community

This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, December 9.

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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