Myanmar morning news for March 25

Myanmar morning news for March 25

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar state counselor urges for advancing movie industry
Myanmar State Counselor has urged for active cooperation of government and artists to upgrade local movie industry to enter the international industry at a film academy awards presentation ceremony late Saturday.
— Menafn

Myanmar in bid to tackle unregistered SIM cards
Myanmar is taking measures against the sale of unregistered SIM cards, saying that the move is aimed at providing security for mobile financial services and individuals, the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced in a statement late on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Forum-Asia bats for Myanmar’s case in International Criminal Court
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has called for referring Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure justice and accountability for the grave international crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
— Nenow

EU extends US$252 million to support Myanmar education
The education budget support programme of the European Union (EU) in Myanmar was launched on March 21 in the capital city. The EU’s support will contribute to equal access to better quality education for all students in Myanmar with US$252 million (more than K380 billion).
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar military forces ambushed by insurgents in western state
Myanmar armed forces have been ambushed by ethnic insurgent group the Arakan Army (AA) in Yathedaung township, Rakhine state, and three AA members were killed in the clash, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services said on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar rejects EU’s Draft Resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at Human Rights Council
The draft resolution on “Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar” tabled by the European Union (EU) was considered for action on 22 March 2019 at the 40th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar not acting as per Rohingya repatriation deal: UN
UN Secretary-General’s special adviser on prevention of genocide Adama Dieng on Sunday called on the international community to put pressure on the government of Myanmar to fulfill its commitment for the safe and dignified return of Rohingyas to their place of origin.
— The Independent

Seizure of arms made in Myanmar: NIA to probe links between Maoists, NE
On February 7, Bihar Police had seized under barrel grenade launchers (UBGL) and a large number of AK-47 assault rifles in Purnia, said officials.
— Indian Express

Yunnan school serves students from two nations
Every morning, dozens of students from Myanmar walk hand in hand across the border into China’s Yunnan province.
— Eleven Myanmar

Kargo receives unsecured SME loan from Yoma Bank
Kargo, a local online goods delivery service app, and Yoma Bank have signed an SME loan agreement where the bank will finance an initial loan of K200 million (US$130,000) to assist the firm’s growth, according to a release on Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

Gas explosion kills 16 in Myanmar’s remote Wa state: Wa army
A gas explosion in a secretive enclave run by the ethnic Wa in Myanmar’s eastern borderlands has killed 16 people and injured dozens, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) said Sunday.
— Yahoo News

ACC charges more than 40 corrupt persons last year
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) charged 46 people who were found guilty of committing corruption last year, said the ACC’s chair Aung Kyi, at a workshop on the prevention and control against corruption held at the City Hall in Pathein in Ayeyawady Region on March 23.
— Eleven Myanmar

National Resources and Environment Minister Myint Maung appointed as Tanintharyi CM
An emergency session of Tanintharyi Region Legislative Assembly convened on March 22 in the morning approved the appointment of acting Chief Minister of the Region and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation Myint Maung as Chief Minister of the region government.
— Mizzima

FastGo – The new comer in Myanmar Ride Haling industry is now giving big promotion campaigns
The new player – FastGo from Vietnam was introduced to Myanmar at the end of 2018 together with local partner AsiaSun Group. They’re offering very difference services charge model compare to others. They said they’re now giving free of services charges for all driver from 6 to 12 months to experience their services. After the period, they will not charge to driver by % commission like others in the market but they will charge by flat fee which is from 0 ks to maximum 3,000 ks a day according to daily revenue.
— Mizzima

109 foreign investments permitted so far this FY
Myanmar Investment Committee (MIC) permitted 109 foreign investments as of February in present fiscal year 2018-2019 which started in October last year, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Yangon-Mandalay highway paved with concrete to reduce dangers to vehicles
Yangon-Mandalay highway is 336 miles and 3 furlongs from Yangon to No.3 Intersection to Mandalay Saga-Inn Circle with 30 feet wide traffic islands; the highway has 25-wide roads on either side with two lanes.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Prices of red pigeon peas increase in export market
Price of red pigeon pea has increased in export market this week, according to wholesalers in Yangon.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

T2P lays out copym for digital lending
Financial solutions firm T2P Co is investing UScopy million (31.7 million baht) to set up a digital lending business to serve rapidly growing demand in online financial services.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar Supreme Court to hear appeal of jailed Reuters reporters
The Supreme Court of Myanmar will hear an appeal by the lawyers of jailed Reuters news agency reporters Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone on March 26, according to a statement from Reuters seen by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Telenor Myanmar to expand 4G network, human capital
IN RESPONSE to the constraints of mobile data availability beyond the major cities in Myanmar, Telenor Myanmar will continue to expand its 4G rollout and the company’s teams of representatives, said chief executive Sharad Mehrotra.
— The Nation

Young Rohingya deserve access to education
Speaking at the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai, activists have shared their fears for a “lost generation” of young Rohingya. In 2017, 700,000 of the long-persecuted, majority-Muslim group were driven out of Myanmar in what the UN has described as a programme of “ethnic cleansing”.
— The National


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