Myanmar morning news for December 16

Myanmar morning news for December 16

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar waits on emergency measures and final ruling in ICJ ‘genocide’ case
A decision on the emergency measures sought by Gambia in their “genocide” case against Myanmar could take months, while a final ruling if the ICJ decides to take on the full case could take years.
— Mizzima

Suu Kyi warns UN not to reignite Rohingya crisis
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged United Nations (UN) judges on Thursday to throw out a genocide case against Myanmar, warning it risked reigniting the crisis that forced nearly three quarters of a million Rohingya Muslims from their homes.
— The Asean Post

7-pc economic growth expected in 2019-20 FY
In 2019-20 fiscal year, Myanmar’s economic growth is expected to increase by seven per cent thanks to the good prospects of domestic transport and travel and tour services, according to the 2019-20 FY budget.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar praises China for suspending rebels’ bank account
Myanmar’s government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Myanmar troops, in a move to prevent potential damage to diplomatic ties.
— Stock Daily Dish

Myanmar delegation leaves for Malaysia to observe edible oil production chain
A delegation comprised of representatives from the governmental departments and edible oil dealers left for Malaysia on 14 December to observe production chain of edible oil in Malaysia.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President attends celebration of 50% nationwide electrification
A ceremony to celebrate the achievement of 50 percent nationwide electrification took place at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Nay Pyi Taw, attended by President Win Myint, the President Office reported.
— Eleven Myanmar

4th Industrial Revolution — nurturing the next generation
The current progressive trend in the world is being described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s apparel exports to surge to Turkey
Myanmar is now discussing a surge in apparel exports to Turkey in order to further boost investments in education, insurances and airlines, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thousands of supporters greet Suu Kyi on return to Myanmar
Thousands of supporters thronged the streets of Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who won a Nobel Prize for her defence of human rights, returned home after defending the country against genocide charges.
— Global News

10 aircrafts commissioned into service to mark 72nd anniversary of Air Force
The Myanmar Air Force yesterday commissioned 10 new aircrafts into service to commemorate its 72nd founding anniversary.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thai-Myanmar council push
Thai businesses are ramping up ties with their Myanmar counterparts in five main areas — agriculture, border trade, energy, industrial development and tourism — to tap into vast investment opportunities in the neighbouring country.
— Wellston journal

Myanmar to be sincere in implementing Rohingya repatriation deal
Bangladesh expects that Myanmar would be more tolerant towards Rohingyas after facing trial at the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said today.
— Asia News

Myanmar lawmaker seeks investigation of raft-fishing business
A Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) legislator has sought an investigation of the alleged human rights violations in the raft-fishing business in Pyapon district of Ayeyarwady Region.
— Myanmar Times

Rakhine MP says give more authority to Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace Implementation Committee
In a deliberation on the report submitted by House of Representatives, the Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace Implementation Committee in the parliament session convened on December 13, MP Khin Saw Wai from Rathedaung constituency in Rakhine pointed out that more authority should be given to this committee.
— Mizzima

Centre to spend Rs 700 bn to spread gas pipelines across country: Pradhan
The Centre will initially spend Rs 700 billion to spread gas pipelines across the country, and is working out plans to expand gas network to Myanmar through Bangladesh, Union Minister said on Wednesday.
— Denton Daily

Suu Kyi’s denials make mockery of a Nobel past
It took 21 years for Myanmar’s now de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to finally accept her Nobel peace prize after many years under house arrest.

Myanmar’s Lawyer Defends His Decision To Represent Govt In Genocide Case
Canadian lawyer William Schabas, who specialises in international criminal and human rights law, rejected the criticism for defending Myanmar at the ICJ.
— Republic World

Rohingya crisis: Momen says Myanmar’s attitude has softened
A couple of days after the hearings on provisional measures in the genocide case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said that the neighbouring country’s attitude regarding the Rohingya crisis has softened up than before.
— Dhaka Tribune

Myanmar lacks skilled workers, vocational training: minister
The number of skilled workers who pass the National Skills Standards Authority test is increasing every year, but the skilled workforce remains small, Myanmar’s Labour Minister said.
— Myanmar Times

Tropical Gardening: An amazing trip to Vietnam and Myanmar
Since there is almost no access to a computer this week, these photos will help share our experiences in Vietnam and some of Myanmar with you.
— Hawaiitribune-herald

Just want to go back to Myanmar, PM Modi can help: Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad
Facing religious persecution in Myanmar, lakhs of Rohingya Muslims had fled the country. Hyderabad in Telangana is at present home to about 6,000 of them.
— India Express

Myanmar delegation welcomed back in Nay Pyi Taw
Myanmar delegation led by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was welcomed back by the public, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday (December 14).
— Eleven Myanmar

China Focus: Entrepreneurs seek opportunities at China-Myanmar border trade fair
From traditional marionettes and wood carvings to handmade carpets depicting Bagan’s renowned pagodas and stupas, Myanmar exhibitor Thet Thet Naing was more than proud to showcase her country’s best handicrafts at a border trade fair in the southwestern Chinese city of Ruili.
— Xinhua

AIA set for insurance partnership in Myanmar
AIA will partner with local firms AYA Financial Group and Max Myanmar Group (AFG Max) to set up a life insurance project in Myanmar, according to
— Mizzima

Taxi-hailing app Grab hits the road in Myanmar
Ride-hailing firm Grab launched a trial service in Yangon on Tuesday, becoming the first international company to enter Myanmar and stealing a march on fierce rival Uber in the largely untapped market.
— Stock Daily Dish

New research training center opens in PyinOoLwin
The Research Capacity Strengthening Training Center was formally opened at the PyinOoLwin branch of the Medical Research Department yesterday with Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe delivering a speech.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Will Myanmar pay for the treatment of Rohingya Muslims?
John Austin felt that international laws lacked a certain legal component with regards to enforceability because there was no empowered body.
— Tribune

Shan United sign defender Nyein Chan for 3 years
Shan United, the defending champions of the Myanmar National League, recently signed a three-year contract with former Rakhine United player Nyein Chan, according to an official statement from the football club.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

H&M factory in Myanmar damaged in violent labour dispute
Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, in one of the most violent labour disputes in Myanmar in years.
— Livingston ledger

Myanmar Leader Slammed in Top UN Court For Apologia, Silence on Rohingya Atrocities
Attorneys for Gambia lambasted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday because of the defense of the nation against genocide charges in the U.N.’s highest court, despite plausible and copious proof of military-led atrocities against the nation’s Rohingya Muslims, also continued their call for”provisional measures” to stop additional atrocities from the minority category.
— The union journal

Deputy finance ministers, central bank governors meet at ASEAN+3
Deputy Minister U Maung Maung Win attended the ASEAN+China, Japan, Korea (ASEAN+3) Deputy Finance Ministers and Deputy Central Bank Governors Meeting in Xiamen, China, from 12 to 13 December.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, WFP sign letter of understanding for food security
Myanmar government and the World Food Programme (WFP) signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) for food security in the country, according to the Information Ministry on Saturday.
— Infosurhoy

Twitter‘s Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has responded to of his 10-day meditation retreat in Myanmar, saying: “I don‘t know enough and need to learn more.”
— Denton Daily

14th PyinOoLwin Horticulture Festival opens
The 14th PyinOoLwin flower festival began yesterday with more than 600,000 flowering plants worth K700 million on display at the National Kandawgyi Gardens in PyinOoLwin.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dutch parliament cancels Suu Kyi’s visit
Aung San Suu Kyi’s meeting with Dutch House of Representatives has been cancelled, according to an announcement by the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament.
— The Independent bd

Second day of Magway youth festival a roaring success
The second day of the Youth All-Round Development Festival in Magway yesterday saw teachers and students from schools and universities of 25 townships in Magway Region filling up the scene along with curious local residents.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

See Myanmar‘s pagodas and historical temples, silk weavers and silversmiths on one bicycle tour
Explore Buddhist pagodas, ancient archaeological sites and the British Colonial architecture of Myanmar on a new bike trip offered by VBT.
— Wellston Journal

Bagan celebrates 20th balloon event
The celebration of the 20th Balloons Over Bagan event started on Friday in Mandalay’s ancient cultural heritage zone.
— Myanmar Times

4th Inter-School Sailing Championship begins in Yangon
The 4th Myanmar Inter-School Sailing Championship 2019 opened yesterday at the Yangon Sailing Club in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


Feature photo Eric DeLuca / Translators without Borders

This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on Arabic Language Day, December 18.


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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