Myanmar morning news for December 2

Myanmar morning news for December 2

Myanmar morning news

Hundreds Rally in Myanmar to Show Support for Suu Kyi
About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest court.
— New York Times

US$8.4 M worth Toyo Ink factory to start run in Myanmar
The grand opening ceremony of the Toyo Ink factory worth US$8.4 million is held at Thilawa SEZ in Thanlyin Township on November 30 and will be run starting from December 1.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Workers to Push for Higher Minimum Wage
The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM) is bringing a proposal to raise the minimum wage from 4,800 kyats (US$3.19) to 7,200 kyats per day to the National Committee for the Minimum Wage.
— Irrawaddy

Transport and Communications Union Minister inspects upgrade of Yangon-Mandalay railroad
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung looked into Yangon-Toungoo railway section upgrade which is the phase one in developing Yangon-Mandalay rail network upgrading yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Why Will Aung San Suu Kyi Personally Defend Myanmar Against Genocide Claims?
The Nobel peace prize winner will now be defending charges of genocide at an international court. How did it come to this?
— The Diplomat

E&E Deputy Minister inspects oil and gas projects in Mandalay
Dr Tun Naing, Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy, inspected the Mandalay Operation Center of Myanmar-China Oil and Gas Pipelines project in Singaing Township, Mandalay Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to boost border trade
The recently-opened second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is set to increase the Thai exports via Mae Sot checkpoint in Tak province next year to reach Bt105 billion-Bt110 billion, up 3.0-8.0 percent, according to Kasikorn Research Center.
— Thai PBS World

Negotiations underway with China for cattle exports
Myanmar has held a series of negotiations with China at the Joint Border Trade Cooperation and Coordinating Committee (JBTCC) meetings on legal exports of cattle along with cross-border control of communicable diseases.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to continue participating in international tourism expos
Union Minister for Hotel and Tourism U Ohn Maung and Deputy Minister U Tin Latt attended a coordination meeting for promotion of Myanmar tourism industry held at the Center for Tourism Development on Bosonpat street in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Makro hosts networking event in Myanmar, plans Yangon branch next year
In support of sustainable economic growth in Asean, Bangkok-headquartered Siam Makro Pcl (Makro) recently teamed up with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in hosting “Business Networking with Makro”, aimed at establishing connections between businessmen and local retailers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Myanmar opens up market to foreign insurance companies
Myanmar’s Financial Regulatory Department has granted licences to five foreign insurers and half a dozen joint ventures to operate in the Myanmar market, according to
— Mizzima

MAI to start Yangon-Seoul direct flight service on December 3
Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is going to begin Yangon-Seoul direct flight service between Myanmar and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on December 3.
— Eleven Myanmar

Sluggish real estate market does not meet expectations despite lowering of tax rates
Despite of lowering taxes, the sluggish domestic real estate market reportedly does not meet expectations of recovery.
— Mizzima

Capital goods import value reaches about $790m in about 45 days this FY
Myanmar has imported capital goods worth about US$790 million over a month and a half of this fiscal year, exceeding by over US$35 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Over 900,000 students register for nationwide matriculation exam in Myanmar
A total of 970,215 students registered for the upcoming nationwide matriculation exam in Myanmar, according to a release from the Education Ministry on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar, China failing to stop ‘bride‘ trafficking
Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
— Stock Daily Dish

Tourist killed in Myanmar land mine blast
A German tourist was killed after a land mine explosion near a popular hiking spot in Myanmar.
— Travel Mole

World AIDS Day 2019 celebrated in Sittway
The World AIDS Day 2019 was celebrated at the U Ottama Park in Stittway Town, Rakhine State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s convulsions and hope
Thant Myint-U has titled his reflective and illuminating new book The Hidden History of Burma, even though he gently suggests that the country’s past wasn’t so much obscured as it was hiding in plain sight.
— Business Standard

Union Minister, UN agencies discuss resettlement of IDPs
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye met representatives of UN agencies, led by the UN resident coordinator in Myanmar, yesterday morning at the Yangon Region office of the Social Welfare Department, and discussed cooperation between local and foreign organizations to implement the national strategy on the resettlement.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Protestors call for expulsion of Manipuri insurgent groups following murder of female teacher in Chin state
About 500 protestors took to the streets of Tonzang township in Chin State today to demand action over the murder of a female teacher, controls on insurgent groups, and for apprehending the murder suspect.
— Mizzima

SEA Games: Myanmar wins 2 silver, 6 bronze medals in Arnis sport
Myanmar men and women athletes won two silver and six bronze medals in Arnis, the national sport and martial art of the Philippines, yesterday at the stadium of Angeles University Foundation, Clark City, the Philippines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Protecting livelihoods and nature on Inle Lake
The fear that haunts Ko Than Htoo, who is the main breadwinner for his five-member family, is that Inle Lake will one day dry up. He has been a boatman for over 25 years.
— Reliefweb

First Nay Pyi Taw Bike Week concludes with rock concert
Nay Pyi Taw hosted a rock and bike festival from 29 November to 1 December, which attracted about 3,000 motorcyclists and prominent rockers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Has “journalism” become a luxury?
Recently, on 28 November, Swedish veteran journalist and author Bertil Lintner warned a forum in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India, that the rampant misinformation being spread on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter was having a negative effect on journalism in Myanmar, India and the region.
— The Asean Post

Khumi Tribe celebrates traditional New Year in Paletwa
Khumi ethnic tribe held their traditional New Year festival in Paletwa, Chin State, yesterday with sports activities and concerts.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hate speech intensity and trajectory could shift in Myanmar 2020 elections
Increasing hate speech and diminishing freedoms are of serious concerns as Myanmar gets ready to hold national elections in November 2020.
— Mizzima

Building the Safety Net: Do Myanmar’s Workers Have Social Security?
Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we’ll discuss a recent strike at a Korean-owned garment factory in Thadukan Industrial Zone 2 in Shwepyithar [in Yangon Region].
— Irrawaddy

Local fuel prices go up by K25-35 per liter over a week
Local fuel prices have increased again by K25 to K35 per liter in 10 days as global oil price reaches around US$58 per barrel, according to local filling stations.
— Eleven Myanmar

Manipur: Friendly football match held between India, Myanmar women
In a continued effort in building a bilateral relationship, the third edition of friendly football match for women between India and Myanmar was held at Mapal Kangjeibung in Manipur’s capital Imphal on Saturday.
— East Mojo

Onion import will be allowed if onion price continues to rise: Dy Minister
The ministry will allow onion import according to the policy if the onion price continues to rise, said Aung Htoo, Deputy Commerce Minister, at a roundtable discussion on “the introduction of Myanmar IP Law and the implementation of Trade Mark Law” at the UMFCCI in Yangon on November 29.
— Eleven Myanmar

Germany confirms citizen killed in Myanmar land mine blast
Germany’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that a German citizen was killed in a land mine explosion in northern Myanmar on Tuesday.
— Courant

Political parties urged to place more emphasis on increased female participation in election
Political parties should place more emphasis on increased female participation in the election Union Election Commission though the female participation in 2015 election increased to 13 per cent, said Chair Hla Thein, at a ceremony at Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on November 26.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thai border troops placed on alert as Mon rebels prepare attack
Troops deployed at the western Thai border with Myanmar have been placed on alert in anticipation of renewed fighting between Burmese government troops and ethnic-Mon rebels.
— The Thaiger

Huge drug haul, tablet press seized from trafficker
Authorities have seized more than 500,000 speed pills, 10 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine and a tablet press for making pills from a house rented by a major Myanmar trafficker who was shot dead during a gunfight with police on Friday.
— Bangkok Post

Japanese ambassador to Myanmar praises State Counselor for going to argue Gambia’s charge at ICJ and Tatmadaw for investigating Gutarpyin case
Mr. Maruyama, Japanese ambassador to Myanmar, praised State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for her brave decision to go and argue about Gambia’s charge against Myanmar and Tatmadaw for issuing a statement to investigate Gutarpyin case at Court-Martial.
— Eleven Myanmar

Call to ease restrictions on Myanmar-origin doctors with permanent resident status
Minister of Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe said that they would ease restrictions imposed on Myanmar-origin doctors staying with permanent resident (PR) status in Myanmar.
— Mizzima

PPP is a programmatic party: Party leader
People’s Pioneer Party (PPP) is neither a paternalistic party that relies on centralization nor a personalistic party that relies on a single charismatic leader. Our party is a programmatic party which will be built on exact policies, framework and tasks for socio-economic development of the entire people, said Dr. Thet Thet Khaing, a party leader, at a ceremony to introduce the PPP at Melia Hotel in Yangon on November 30.
— Eleven Myanmar

Political parties urged to place more emphasis on increased female participation in election
Political parties should place more emphasis on increased female participation in the election Union Election Commission though the female participation in 2015 election increased to 13 per cent, said Chair Hla Thein, at a ceremony at Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on November 26.
— Eleven Myanmar

Tatmadaw has engagement with RCSS in Namtu
Tatmadaw (government troops) and Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) troops reportedly had an engagement near Man Wah village, Namtu Township, northern Shan State on November 28 in the morning.
— Mizzima


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2.


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

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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