Myanmar morning news for December 11

Myanmar morning news for December 11

Myanmar morning newsIndustrial sector improving despite weak economy: an official
Aye Thaung, Chairman of Shwelinban Industrial Zone, told the media that although it is somewhat right to say that Myanmar’s economy is slowing down in various sectors, the industrial sector is improving.
— Eleven Myanmar

Online payments now available for company registration
The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) has announced that it is now able to accept online payments for the registration of companies at its Myanmar Companies Online (MyCO) webiste.
— Myanmar Times

Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar at World Court
The Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and the killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the UN’s International Court of Justice on Tuesday.
— Thai PBS World

Myanmar registers trade surplus of $45.6 mln in current fiscal
Higher exports in the last two months of the 2019-2020 financial year have resulted in a trade surplus of US$45.6 million, according to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Condo registrations to be accepted in early 2020
The Condominium Management Committee has been fine-tuning the registration process under the Condominium Law, and will accept registrations in early 2020, said U Myo Myint, general secretary of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA).
— Myanmar Times

76 million dollars fresh water supply project under way in Myeik
Myeik Public Corporation Company will implement a $76 million fresh water supply project in Myeik Township in cooperation with a Thai company, according to an investment forum held in Myeik on November 7 and 8.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chinese Attack on Local Officials in Parking Spat Raises Questions in Myanmar’s Yangon
The arrest and swift release on bail of five Chinese nationals who assaulted a Myanmar police officer and local administrative officials outside Yangon at the weekend have angered local officials over foreigners being allowed to get away with breaking laws, police and regional lawmakers said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

Investors focusing on real estate, power generation in Myanmar
Real estate and power became the sectors most focused on by investors in the months of October of November, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) has revealed.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar group offers funds for tech start-ups
The Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF) will provide capital investment for young entrepreneurs who want set up technology-related ventures, said U Min Zayar Hlaing, the federation’s chair.
— Myanmar Times

New tour by Sampan Travel shines light on Myanmar’s forgotten WWII heroes
Myanmar-based boutique tour operator Sampan Travel will be hosting The Forgotten War Tour, exploring the stories and legacy of the Second World War in Burma, come March 2020.
— TTG Asia

Myanmar to hold gems, jade sales in local currency next year
Myanmar has planned to hold gems and jade sales in local currency Kyat in capital Nay Pyi Taw in January next year, said a release from Myanma Gems Enterprise (MGE) on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Corporate governance in Myanmar –A reference from Singapore
Myanmar is pushing to publish its Corporate Governance Code in 2020. While such a move may improve investor confidence and attract more foreign direct investments, it also means a significant change in the way local companies operate.
— Myanmar Times

Ayala and Yoma team up to close Myanmar’s infrastructure gap
If there is one thing Myanmar needs, it is infrastructure. Now, Yoma Group, one of the country’s biggest conglomerates, is looking to build it with a partner that knows a thing or two about power grids and water supplies — the Philippines’ Ayala.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for more strategic cooperation with Myanmar as the two Asian neighbours come under growing pressure from the West.
— South China Morning Post

Myanmar’s Best Employers for 2019
Everyone looked super smart last Saturday at the prestigious gala night held in Novotel Yangon Max, eagerly waiting to find out which company is the best to work for in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Cool season to be a bit colder this year
Cold air from the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas has brought an early winter to Myanmar this year, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said on Monday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar police busts 1.15 mln stimulants in eastern state
Myanmar police seized a total of 1.15 million stimulant tablets in Shan state, said a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) late Monday.
— Xinhua

Samsung says it holds 40pc of local smartphone market
South Korean electronics and telecommunications giant Samsung said it controls nearly 40 percent of Myanmar’s smartphone market.
— Myanmar Times

Stock trading at YSX down
Stock trading at Yangon Stock Exchange Market declined to Ks 992.6 million in late November despite the total stock trading exceeding Ks over one billion from May to October, according to the monthly figures.
— Eleven Myanmar

Media freedom advocates seek changes to laws
Myanmar media freedom advocates have joined hands to seek amendments to seven laws, which they said are slowing the country’s transition to democracy.
— Myanmar Times

Rape, denial and Tatmadaw ‘chivalry’
A case with significant implications for Myanmar’s global image is due to open today at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be personally defending her country against accusations that it committed genocide.
— Frontier Myanmar

Government sets sights on curbing illegal trade
The government will increase its focus on the eradication of illicit trade by drawing up better strategies officials say.
— Myanmar Times

Military MP urges govt to call NDSC meeting
The government should convene a National Defence and Security Council meeting and officially declare the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Arakan Army (AA) as terrorist, insurgent groups as their terror attacks amount to showing contempt for and insulting the law, said Brig-Gen Kyaw San Lwin, Lower House Defence Services Personnel Representative at parliament on December 9.
— Eleven Myanmar

People hold rallies in support of State Counsellor in major cities
Hundreds of thousands rallied nationwide yesterday in support of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who is contesting the case filed by Gambia at the International Court of Justice-ICJ.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mass rallies held in Myanmar to support State Counsellor at ICJ
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), state media reported.
— Mizzima

Thousands of private-school teachers ‘still unqualified’
Thousands of private-school teachers in Myanmar are not certified by the Ministry of Education and are unqualified to teach, according to the Private Teachers Association.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister U Soe Win inspects factories, industrial training centre in Bago Region
Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win inspected the No.1 Textile Factory in Shwedaung Township, Bago Region, on 9 December morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya campaigners launch Myanmar boycott
The Free Rohingya Coalition begins ‘Boycott Myanmar Campaign’ in the face of genocide hearings at the ICJ.
— Skystatement

YCDC cracks down on unauthorized buildings
By Nyein Nyein Legal action is being taken against buildings constructed without permission in Yangon Region, said U Win Myint Than, committee member-7, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Leaders of Myanmar’s Religious Groups Express Support for State Counselor’s Legal Battle in The Hague
At a rally in Yangon, leaders of Myanmar’s religious groups express support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s efforts to contest a genocide case against the country at the ICJ.
— Irrawaddy

UEC organizes conflict resolution training course
The Union Election Commission, in corporation with the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and Political Parties of Finland for Democracy (NIMD/Demo Finland), organizes the Conflict Resolution Training (Core Mediation) course.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Arakan Army to ‘Tax’ Large Projects in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Chin States
AA leader warns India-backed Kaladan project and others it will start collecting ‘taxes’ in parts of Rakhine, Chin states; those who fail to pay will be ‘destroyed’.
— Irrawaddy

Deputy Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker gives religious funds, relief items in Rakhine State
Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Aye Tha Aung, in his capacity as the chairman of Rakhine State Stability Supporting Committee, presented cash funds for installation of an elevator at the ancient Yin Yoe pagoda in Angu village of Myebon Township, and he also gave relief items for the internally displaced persons in that township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tatmadaw demands immediate Defence and Security Council meeting
Tatmadaw (Defence Services) MPs called for a Defence and Security Council meeting which has never been held during the rule of incumbent government led by National League for Democracy (NLD) party, at the earliest date, in the Union Parliament.
— Mizzima

Indonesia donates station hospital in Rakhine State
Indonesia government constructed a station hospital in Myaung Bwe Village of MraukU Township for all the communities in Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s G Bank taps Infosys to power retail banking
Myanmar-based Glory Farmer Development Bank (G Bank) has selected Indian IT firm Infosys to digitalise its retail banking business.
— Verdict

Three AGTIs to be opened this academic year
Three Government Technology Institutes (AGTIs) will be launched in the current academic year, according to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Department, Ministry of Education.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar delegation arrives in the Netherlands
The Myanmar delegation led by the State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on 8 December morning for oral proceedings before contesting the case filed by Gambia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Netherlands, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Demand for livestock feed to rise in 2020
Myanmar’s demand for livestock feed is expected to reach four million tonnes next year amid steady growth of the cattle industry, the Myanmar Livestock Federation said.
— Myanmar Times

The downward spiral of government-media relations
Government-media relations are locked in a vicious cycle. To break it, the government must stop treating journalists as threats to be managed and instead consider them partners in deepening democracy.
— Frontier Myanmar

Shelling Fractures Families in Myanmar’s Conflict-Torn Shan State
Zau Bauk is a carpenter in Kutkai, Shan State. In late August, as the military fought with ethnic armed groups, a shell hit his home, killing his wife, son and daughter.
— Irrawaddy

Commentary: Myanmar doing rather well despite the Lady hauled to Hague for Rohingya’s plight
There is no end in sight to the fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic minority forces, says Brookings Instituion’s Lex Rieffel.

Military Sues 27 Farmers for Using Seized Land in Kayah State
A total of 27 Kayah farmers are being sued by the military for cultivating unused land seized from them decades ago. Activists are demanding the cases be dismissed.
— Irrawaddy

SEA Games: Myanmar U-22 men’s football team win bronze medal in penalty shootout
The U-22 men’s football team of Myanmar won the bronze medal after beating Cambodia 7-6 in a penalty shootout in the 30th SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, the Philippines yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shan, Karen Groups Back Genocide Charges Against Myanmar Military
Shan and Karen activists say for decades they suffered similar abuse to that endured by the Rohingya in 2017 and that the generals should face justice.
— Irrawaddy


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.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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