Myanmar morning news for December 25

Myanmar morning news for December 25

Myanmar morning news

7 new power projects aim to satisfy additional power demands
Ministry of Electricity and Energy is implementing seven new power projects in order to generate an additional 1,000 MW, said Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Khin Maung Win, at a ceremony to open the 66-MW gas-fired power plant in Magway Township in Magway Region.
— Eleven Myanmar

Cabinet approves B777m development loan to Myanmar
The cabinet has approved a low-interest 777-million-baht loan under a 30-year contract to Myanmar for infrastructure development in Myawaddy.
— Bangkok post

Myanmar to Debut Trademark Office as Part of Economic Revamp
Myanmar is preparing to open a trademark office in January, part of a legal transition to parallel the country’s broader move from military dictatorship to a semi-democratic state.
— Bloomberg Law

Myanmar to grant visa-on-arrival to tourists from five countries next year
Myanmar’s Hotel and Tourism Ministry Tuesday announced granting visa-on-arrivals to tourists from five countries starting from Jan. 1 next year.
— Xinhua

Myanmar child nuns dream of conflict-free lives
TEENAGER Dhama Theingi dreams of becoming an engineer and playing football, but for now she must rise for dawn prayers before pounding Yangon’s streets to collect alms as one of Myanmar’s growing number of child nuns seeking refuge from conflict.
— The Malaysian Insight

YRIC approves Hong Kong and China to invest in the region
Companies from Hong Kong and China are allowed to make investments worth over US$17.47 million in businesses that produce shoes, bags, hand gloves, different kinds of toys and FFC cables for the telecommunication sector under the CMP system, according to Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Rare earths trade between China, Myanmar facing challenges
Following a new closure of the China-Myanmar border in mid-December, Roskill reports that some Chinese rare earths producers and operators in Myanmar have been asked to head back to their country which, in the view of the market analyst, means that supply to the Asian giant may decline in 2020.
— Mining

Myanmar seizes over 4,000 tons of illegal timbers from October
Myanmar authorities seized over 4,434 tons of illegal timbers across the country so far in present fiscal year 2019-2020 which started in October, according to the Information Ministry on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

IMF sees stable growth but risks lie ahead for Myanmar
Myanmar’s economy is growing steadily but held back by uncertainty ahead of next year’s general elections and weaker private demand, according to the International Monetary Fund.
— Myanmar Times

Rising demand from China pushes up watermelon prices
The price of watermelons, one of Myanmar’s main fruit export items, rose in the second week of December because of rising demand from China, according to the Muse Fruit Commodity Association (MFCA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Citizen investments exceed 20000 bln this FY
Till November, the total citizen investment reached Ks over 20,103 billion, with housing development, production, transport and communication, hotel and tourism and construction sectors topping the list, according to the figures released by Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar: Welcome clarification of the rules on permitted working hours, leave, and holidays
For several years, Myanmar has been engaged in significant ongoing social, economic, and legal reforms through new legislation and regulations.
— Lexology

Indian ship catches Myanmar boat with contraband
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) apprehended one Myanmar boat and six personnel onboard with around 300 kg of contraband, an official source confirmed on Tuesday.

20%-40% of pregnant women in Myanmar suffer from diabetes
In Myanmar 20 percent to 40 percent of pregnant women suffer from diabetes, according to a nationwide survey.
— Eleven Myanmar

Putting timber initiative back on development track
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation under U Ohn Win has distributed about 13 million plants nationwide ahead of the next rainy season as part of greening efforts.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Activists to demonstrate in Yangon for restoration of internet in Arakan townships
A group of social activists are planning to demonstrate in Yangon on 24 December to demand the government for restoration of internet services in four townships of Arakan State in western Myanmar.
— BNI Online

Signatories to persuade ethnic armed groups to sign NCA
The signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) are going to persuade the ethnic armed groups yet to sign on to come onboard the NCA.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar: Has Suu Kyi’s Position Been Enhanced After Her Return From ICJ? – Analysis
Suu Kyi returned from the Hague on 14th December. She was received at the airport by enthusiastic colleagues and the people that included Members of Parliament, Locals, teachers and students.
— Eurasia review

Over 67,000 companies register on MyCO in over one year
By Nyein Nyein OVER 67,000 companies have registered through the online registry system MyCO in over one year since its launch, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Garment Workers Continue Strike, Demand Regional Minister Resign
Over 1,000 garment workers protested in Ayeyarwady Region Sunday, calling on a regional labor minister to resign as they continue a strike for better pay and conditions.
— Irrawaddy

‘Wasn’t Easy to Study, Schools Were Far Away’: Myanmar Child Nuns Dream of Conflict-free Lives
All of the nunnery’s 66 girls — aged between four and 18 — are from the Palaung ethnic group and were born in an area of eastern Shan state plagued by conflict between local rebel groups and the military.
— News18

Blockade causes food shortages in two villages in Rakhine
A blockade by the military is causing food shortages for 500 people living in two sealed-off villages as fighting rages on in Rakhine state, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

ICJ trial the standout issue in Myanmar in 2019
Looking back on the year, the Myanmar Times reported that the nation’s peace process seems to be a fading dream.
— New Straits times

Mountain-top airstrip to be vital link for remote Myanmar villagers, thanks to charity, S’pore donors
For the villagers of a remote mountain community in western Myanmar, it takes three days to get to a hospital in the nearest city, Bagan, about 650km away by road. And that is when conditions are favourable.
— Today Online

Phandeeyar invests $25,000 in Myanmar’s restaurant booking app Resdi
Myanmar-based startup incubator Phandeeyar has invested $25,000 in restaurant booking and discount app platform Resdi, the incubator said in a statement.
— DealStreetAsia

Myanmar plans to attract tourists to Zalon Taung Pagoda
Myanmar is planning to attract foreign tourists to Zalon Taung Pagoda where the number of local pilgrims is increasing, according to Hotel and Tourism Department of Sagaing Region.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister U Thaung Tun receives Mr Yamaguchi Natsuo, Upper House MP and Chief Representative of Komeito party, Japan
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun received Mr Yamaguchi Natsuo, the Upper House MP and the Chief Representative of Komeito party of Japan, at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

RPP Infra Projects incorporates co. in Myanmar under JV
RPP Infra Projects has incorporated a Private Limited Company in the Name of M/s RK—RPP (JV) PRIVATE LIMITED, jointly with R.K. INFRACORP PRIVATE LIMITED in Myanmar under a joint venture for a work order.
— India Info Line

Tatmadaw (Navy) holds its 72nd Anniversary with commissioning ceremony of vessels
The Tatmadaw (Navy) commissioned new vessels into service yesterday to mark its 72nd anniversary.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Gallstones Force Myanmar Minister to Take Time Off
Commerce Minister Dr. Than Myint has been off work for most of this month with gallstones and there is no indication when he will return.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Thein Swe attends launch of Population Estimates: 1983-2014 Report
A ceremony to launch the Population Estimates: 1983-2014 Report was held at the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Police seize over 1.3 kg of heroin in central Myanmar
The Myanmar police seized over 1.35 kilograms of heroin in the central Sagaing region, the Central Committee for Drugs Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Monday.
— Xinhua

NMSP attempts to join JMC-S for the Karen State and Tanintharyi Region
In an effort to resolve the conflict between the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) and the New Mon State Party (NMSP), the NMSP is continuing its efforts to participate in a state-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee (JMC-S) for the Karen State and Tanintharyi Region.
— BNI Online

Three Get Bail in Trial for Myanmar Comedian’s Death
A Yangon court has granted bail to three suspects in the trial over the beating death of well-known comedian Aung Yell Htwe on New Year’s Eve in 2017.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor attends launch of Labutta (Pinlal Lay) Bridge in Ayeyawady delta
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Central Committee for Development of Border Areas and National Races, attended the opening ceremony of the Labutta (Pinlal Lay) Bridge, which connects Myaungmya and Labutta townshipsin Ayeyawady Region, and met with the locals,yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

37 Civilians Sued by MPs for Criticism Since NLD Took Power
A new civil society report says members of Parliament have sued 37 civilians for voicing criticisms since the National League for Democracy came to power in March 2016.
— Irrawaddy

MNL holds evaluation meeting for 2020 season
With the aim of developing the Myanmar National League and the Myanmar football community, the 2019 MNL Evaluation Meeting for 2020 Season was held yesterday at the meeting hall of the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

All dialogue partners have a duty to adopt the peace process to end armed conflict: NRPC
All dialogue partners have the duty and responsibility to adopt a peace process in order to end a long-standing armed conflict of Myanmar, said Tun Tun Oo, Union Attorney General and vice chairman of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Some basic Q & As on The Gambia’s Case against Myanmar
Of late, the social media and news media in Bangladesh have been brimming with questions and concerns about The Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This essay will briefly address a few of such questions which are of legal nature.
— The Daily Star


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