Myanmar morning news for December 6

Myanmar morning news for December 6

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar MPs Approve Discussion to Regulate Chinese Banana Plantations
Chinese-run banana plantations need to pay proper taxes and face scrutiny over land rights, chemical use and road damage, says MP Dr. Khun Win Thaung.
— Irrawaddy

Salary hikes in digital, tech sectors could reach 50% next year: Report
Indonesia will experience a sizable increase in growth of the digital and technology sectors next year, particularly in financial technology, potentially raising professionals’ salaries by up to 50 percent in the sectors, a new report has shown.
— Eleven Myanmar

With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi
In May last year, Gambia’s foreign minister pulled out at the last minute from the annual conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Bangladesh, sending Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou instead.
— Reuters

Consumer goods company now top domestic tax payer in Myanmar
The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) this week announced the list of top taxpayers in the country for the 2018-19 fiscal year (FY2018-19).
— Myanmar Times

MOEE : 50 pc Myanmar households gain access to national grid
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy held a press conference yesterday to explain their accomplishment in linking 50 per cent of all households in Myanmar to the national grid and of their future processes.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt targets implementation of 100 solar mini-grids in next two years
Plans are underway to implement about 100 solar mini-grids in rural areas this year, said the Director-General Khant Zaw from the Department of Rural Development to The Daily Eleven.
— Eleven Myanmar

First phase of NEP to be complete by 2021
A handful of companies which won tenders to provide electricity to some 5000 villages in Myanmar under the first phase of the National Electrification Programme (NEP) are expected to complete their work by the end of next year, said U Saw Win Maung, managing director from Electricity Supply Enterprise (ESE).
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar fish resources fall sharply in past 38 years: research
Fish inhabiting the surface waters of Myanmar declined by about 80 percent between 1980 and 2018 and there was a steep drop in commercially important fish on the seabed, according to joint research by Myanmar and Norwegian scientists.
— Myanmar Times

Local company proposes eco beach resort project in Gwa, Rakhine
Local company Sea Lion Group has announced its intention to build an eco-resort at a site located along Ma Kyay Ngu Beach, near Gwa Township, Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

8 Israeli firms eye collaboration with Myanmar businesses
Eight Israeli companies which are members of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) are willing to go into partnership with Myanmar entrepreneurs, according to a letter sent by the Myanmar embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar wants mobile user biometrics
People in Myanmar will be required to give their biometric data, including thumbprints, when buying mobile phone services under a controversial government plan to store private information on a central database.
— Myanmar Times

SILK ROAD BLUES: Questions dog China’s Belt and Road Initiative plans for Myanmar and the world
On the face of it, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) unleashes China’s development potential beyond its borders in what the country promotes as a “win-win” world transport, trade and communications development megaproject never seen before.
— Mizzima

CB Bank pursues tech strategy to bring sector into digital age
In October, CB Bank launched Innovation Lab on the API Exchange (APIX), making it the first bank in ASEAN to reach out to other financial technology (fintech) firms in the region on the exchange.
— Myanmar Times

Decision to defend ICJ lawsuit shows accountability and responsibility : NCA-S EAO
The government’s decision to defend the lawsuit filed by Gambia at the International Court of Justice(ICJ) shows the government’s accountability and responsibility and uncovers the truth and justice, according to a statement issued by the NCA-S EAO (Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement – Signatory, Ethnic Armed Organizations) meeting on December 4.
— Eleven Myanmar

Country’s largest mini-grid unveiled in Magway
Mandalay Yoma Energy on Tuesday launched Myanmar’s biggest solar mini-grid for rural areas in Magway Region on Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

Government gives top priority to new medical training centre in Mandalay
The government will build a medical training and research facility in Mandalay Region similar to the Medical Skill Simulation and Research Centre that opened in Yangon on Monday, the Union Health minister said.
— Myanmar Times

Union parliament approves treaty to abolish child labour
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) has approved Myanmar’s ratification of an international treaty to abolish child labour in the country, but some legislators doubt the government’s ability to implement it.
— Myanmar Times

Thai Investors Look to Bring Mass Tourism to Myanmar’s Myeik Archipelago
Yangon – Business owners from Thailand have expressed interest to invest in tourism in Kawthaung and the Myeik archipelago, in Tanintharyi Region in southern Myanmar, according to Director-General U Thant Sin Lwin of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Irrawaddy

Disabled in Myanmar neglected in rural areas
Disabled people from ethnic minorities and rural areas are most at risk of being deprived of their rights, said the National Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
— New Straits Times

Mon armed group ready to help ensure success of ’20 polls
The New Mon State Party (NMSP) would cooperate with the government to ensure the success of the 2020 general election in areas they control despite recent clashes with government forces, a senior official of the group said on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Poverty in Myanmar is on decline – Union Minister
Myanmar Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun called for clear and open discussions at the 2nd Development Effectiveness Roundtable which started in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

International agencies join hands on aid for children caught in country’s legal system
The International Legal Foundation (ILF) and UNICEF-Myanmar have agreed to cooperate to boost the protection of the rights of Myanmar children who run afoul of the law.
— Myanmar Times

Union MOEE Minister receives German Ambassador
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing received German Ambassador Mr Thomas Neisinger at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar firm donates large Buddha statue to Japanese city hit by quake
A Myanmar Buddha statue was donated by a Myanmar trading house for victims of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan.
— Myanmar Times

ASEAN-Korea Tourism Capacity Building Workshop held in Nay Pyi Taw
The workshop titled ‘Transforming Tourism Through Digital Marketing’ was held at the M Gallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

World ‘must not punish all Myanmar people’
Cardinal Charles Bo, the Roman Catholic Church’s highest prelate in Myanmar, urged the international community to be more careful in trying to find those responsible for the humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine State and not punish all Myanmar people.
— Myanmar Times

Extreme Heat Hitting Both Rich and Poor Harder, Global Climate Index Shows
Climbing temperatures are taking a heavier toll on both rich and poor nations, according to an annual index measuring the effects of extreme weather on living conditions.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Genocide, and Aung San Suu Kyi’s Gamble
Leaders currently in office rarely make an appearance before either the International Court of Justice or the International Criminal Court. International law remains affixed to the notion that heads-of-state are, at least for the duration of their time in office, safe from prosecution.
— Dissidentvoice

Rally in Myanmar Demands Removal of Manipur Armed Groups From Region
Tedim township in Myanmar’s Chin state, which borders the northeastern states of Mizoram and Manipur, witnessed a huge rally of residents on November 30, demanding that the country’s army remove the camps of the armed groups belonging to Manipur’s Meitei community, and the cadres be expelled from their area.
— The Wire

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses one report, approves another by committee scrutinizing the Constitution
The eleventh-day meeting of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session was held at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning where the Hluttaw discusses one report and approves another report of Joint Committee on Scrutinizing the second bill amending the Constitution.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar stamp duty penalties reduced
Myanmar’s Parliament has approved a proposal calling for softer stamp duty penalties.
— Retalk Asia

Union PFI Minister receives US delegation
Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win received Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Asia Mr Robert Kaproth and US Ambassador Mr Scot Marciel at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Police Shoot at Innocent Driver in Bogus Drugs Bust
Police in Myanmar’s Shan State shot a woman’s pickup truck three times, claiming they thought she was carrying drugs.
— Irrawaddy

Road accidents kill 98, injures 925 on Myanmar’s highway in 11 months
Road accidents have killed 98 and injured 925 people on Myanmar’s Yangon-Mandalay highway as of November this year, official media quoted highway police as reporting on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Farmer rights leading committee to double down on promoting agricultural industries
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the chairman of the Leading Committee for Farmer Rights Protection and Enhancement of their Benefits, asked committee members to help local farmers, who are witnessing a decline in markets for crops and fisheries products.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shan State IDPs Ask Myanmar Govt to Stop Development Projects on Their Land
Internally displaced people in Shan State are calling on the government to stop development projects that could leave them landless.
— Irrawaddy

Gold prices spike on lower dollar rate
Local gold prices spiked on Wednesday, taking their cue from global gold prices, which rose on the back of heightened uncertainty with regards to trade.
— Myanmar Times

Cardinal Charles Bo Urges Int’l Community Not to Punish All Myanmar People Over Rohingya
The leader of Myanmar’s Catholics, Cardinal Charles Bo, has called on the international community not to punish the entire nation for crimes against the Rohingya.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon’s Time City Condo has arrived
Amidst the colonial architecture in the city, and decaying suburban tower blocks and wooden houses, emerges something new in Yangon – the condominium.
— Myanmar Times

Malaysia’s Mahathir Prepares to Host His 2nd APEC Summit at 94
Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest prime minister at 94, prepares to become first world leader to host two APEC summits.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to set up school for forest rangers
Plans are being drawn to set up an institution to produce rangers capable of looking after the wildlife and forests in Myanmar.
— New Straits Times

Chinese State Newspaper Blasts US Uighur Bill, Calls for Reprisals
Chinese Communist Party organ People’s Daily slams US after House of Representatives passes bill requiring a stronger response to persecution of China’s Uighur Muslim minority.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister Dr Than Myint attends 30th anniversary of CFC in Netherlands
Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint attended the 30th anniversary of Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and the 31st Annual Meeting of the Governing Council in the Netherlands held at The Hague Marriott Hotel on 3 and 4 December.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Heartbreaking 23-year wait for Sagaing farmers
For 23 years, they waited patiently, hoping that the land the military government had confiscated from them would be returned.
— Myanmar Times

Over 93,000 tourists visited Mandalay Mahamuni pagoda in five months
The Mandalay Mahamuni pagoda welcomed more than 93,000 tourists from July to November this year, according to statistics provided by the pagoda’s board of trustees.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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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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