Myanmar morning news for May 28

Myanmar morning news for May 28

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre freed after months
Troops released in November 2018 after serving less than one year of their 10-year prison terms, Reuters report says.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar tops the list of the rare red-crowned crane population in South-East Asia
Myanmar becomes a country which can conserve the highest number of the rare red-crowned cranes in South East Asia, said Thet Zaw Naing of the WCS (Myanmar Program).
— Eleven Myanmar

Economic development not enough to solve Rakhine crisis – UNHCR chief
Filippo Grandi, chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said economic development alone would not solve the problems in Rakhine State, but the World Bank’s plan for a US$100-million project would be a big boost for the area.
— Myanmar Times

Telenor Myanmar signs partnership with TikTok
Telenor Myanmar has become the market’s first official partner for shortform video sharing platform TikTok, and introduced a new mobile data plan to support the partnership.
— Telecom Asia

Myanmar’s fuel market: from fanfare to standstill
In 2017, the fuel market was opened up to foreign competition to great fanfare – so why have investors stayed away?
— Frontier Myanmar

2nd High Level meeting on ASEAN cooperation to repatriate displaced persons from Rakhine
A 2nd High Level meeting on ASEAN cooperation in the work process of repatriating displaced persons from Rakhine State was held at Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement assembly hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japan, Myanmar sign the Exchange of Notes on development assistance for Human Resource Development Scholarship Project
The signing ceremony for Exchange of Notes on rendering assistance to Myanmar by Japan was held at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Nay Pyi Taw. The ceremony was attended by Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun, Deputy Minister for.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar campaigns for ancient city to be included in world heritage site
Myanmar is campaigning for Bagan, an ancient city in the central part of the country, to be included in the 2019 World Heritage List.
— Xinhua

Myanmar’s Election that Wasn’t
A general election—the country’s first multi-party poll since 1960—was held on this day in 1990. However, the military regime refused to honor the National League for Democracy (NLD)’s convincing victory.
— Irrawaddy

Registers Now for the first Smart Logistics Myanmar 2019 Targeting ASEAN Logistics, Transportation and Warehousing!
In response to the growing ASEAN in a fast-moving economy, TWTC presents the new show “2019 Smart Logistics Myanmar” at Yangon Convention Center (YCC) from September 26th to 29th.
— Yahoo News

Ministry to keep issuing licenses to tour guides
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will keep issuing licenses to tour guides to ensure the quality of service provided to tourists in the country, according to the Myanmar Tour Guide Association.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar strives for wild elephant conservation
Myanmar’s Yangon regional government on Sunday honored conservationists for their work in wild elephant conservation which resulted in no killing of wild elephants during 2018, according to the regional government.
— Xinhua

Myanmar ruby hunters exploit law change
Burrowing deep underground, thousands of informal miners risk their lives to find gleaming red gems as a law change spurs opportunity in Myanmar’s “land of rubies”.
— India Times

Myanmar woman found hanging in shop-lot in Medan Ipoh Raya
A 30-year-old Myanmar woman was found dead, hanging by the neck, at a two-storey shop in Medan Ipoh Raya here, today.
— The Sun Daily

Senior General inspects housing, egg farm, textile factory, new school structure in Dagon Seikkan Tsp
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited Myanma Thar Kaung Housing for War Veterans (Lay Daunt Kan) in Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor receives Secretary-General of ASEAN
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw at 4 p.m. on 27 May 2019. During the meeting, they exchanged views on the recent developments in Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar massacre troops freed after 1 year
Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims during the 2017 military crackdown in Rakhine State.
— Asean Economist

Profits over human life: Myanmar’s deadly jade mines
The Hpakant jade mining pits in Kachin state are one of Myanmar’s key natural assets. Around 300,000 migrant labourers extract US$31 billion of the precious stones annually. This is nearly half of Myanmar’s gross domestic product (GDP).
— Asean Today

Islam fills the education vacuum for refugee Rohingya children
Fleeing persecution in Myanmar, a million Rohingya refugees have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. They now live in the Kutupalong camp, the world’s biggest refugee camp. The majority of them are under 18, a generation that will grow up with almost no education. Instead, Hefazat-e-Islam, an Islamist organisation, is spreading its influence in the Kutupalong camp and already claims to have 350,000 students. Our correspondents report.
— Yahoo News

Questions on cultural heritage raised in Amyotha Hluttaw
The eleventh-day meeting of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s 12th regular session was held at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning. In the question and answer session of the meeting questions on cultural heritage was raised together with other questions and Hluttaw was informed of .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar state counselor to visit Czech Republic, Hungary
Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to the Czech Republic and Hungary soon, state media said Monday quoting an official announcement.
— Xinhua

Ministries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Sports explain third-year performances
The press conference on the third-year journey of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Health and Sports answered to reporters in the Ministry of Information’s meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Circumstances of Release of 7 Soldiers in Rohingya Massacre Remain Unclear
Tatmadaw spokesman unsure whether they were freed on appeal or by petitioning military chief; Prisons Dept. head says the 7 are not in custody.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar: 8 fishermen drown in boat incident
Local police force revealed that 8 fishermen have died in a boat capsizal in sea off Myanmar’s Yangon region.
— Menafn

Samsung May Gain from Huawei’s Plight in Ongoing Trade War: Fitch
Tech companies, including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM, have said they will cease supplies and updates to Huawei.
— Irrawaddy

Eleventh-day meeting of Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 12th regular session
The eleventh-day meeting of Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 12th regular session was held at Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning where Hluttaw informed of removal of a committee member, asterisk marked questions were raised and answered, Hluttaw approves Assessment Report after enacting 2011 .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Night Market Get’s a Second Chance
In November 2016 the Yangon Region Government gave the go-ahead for a new Night Market in the city, located on the famous Strand Road. The plan was budgeted at K1.8 billion, and promised to add to the city’s recreational appeal.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar sets free ‘killer’ soldiers
Seven soldiers jailed in Myanmar for killing 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys have been released early from prison. The soldiers were sentenced in 2018 to 10 years in prison for the Inn Din village killings, but they “are no longer detained”, prison officials say.
— The Independent

Health Promotion Unit of Public Health Department receives Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health
The Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Public Health under the Ministry of Health and Sports received the Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the WHO Headquarters, Geneva, during the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly on 24 May.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar strives for wild elephant conservation
Myanmar’s Yangon regional government on Sunday honored conservationists for their work in wild elephant conservation which resulted in no killing of wild elephants during 2018, according to the regional government.
— Xinhua

Daung Capital closes Series A valuing Burmese fintech startup at US$12M
Myanmar-based micro-credit Daung Capital raises funding from Singaporean VC Majuven Daung Capital, Myanmar-based micro-credit loan provider, announced that it has closed its Series A round a valuation of S$16.5 million (US$12 million).
— e27

 

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