Myanmar morning news for May 29

Myanmar morning news for May 29

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar, ASEAN reiterate to cooperate in repatriation of displaced persons
Myanmar and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reiterated to cooperate in repatriation of displaced persons fleeing Mynamar’s Rakhine to Bangladesh.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Arrests 4 More Chinese Over Banana Plantation in Protected Forest
Authorities in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state have arrested four Chinese nationals for illegally entering the country and working on banana plantations, bringing the number of Chinese in police custody to nine in the last two weeks, a police official said.
— Radio Free Asia

Germany keen to raise investment and trade in Myanmar
Germany is keen to continue fostering trade and investment ties with Myanmar, said Oliver Hoos, first secretary and head of the economic and commercial section at the German Embassy in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

River bank conservation projects completed by over 60 pc in Mandalay
Twelve out of 15 conservation projects for the Ayeyawady River bank in villages of Mandalay has completed by over 60 per cent, according to the Mandalay Region Water Resources and Rivers and Creek Development Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Telenor, Axiata merger could result in better services for Myanmar
Norway’s Telenor Group and Malaysia’s Axiata Group are planning to combine their telecom operations in Asia, according to Telenor Myanmar Company.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to boost indoor network coverage
WITH MORE people moving to major cities for better opportunities, Myanmar is planning to improve the quality of its indoor network coverage as part of preparing for the fifth generation of wireless technology (5G), officials say.
— The Nation

Centara signs MOU with KMA Hotels for six Myanmar hotels
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the signing of a MOU to begin the development and renovation of 6 hotels located at some of Myanmar’s most popular tourist destinations, all to be managed under Centara brands. Work on the project will begin in 2019.
— Travel Daily

Spurned by the West, Embraced by Myanmar
YANGON—As the U.S. government hit it with severe sanctions in its escalating trade spat with China, Myanmar government officials showed their eager embrace of Chinese tech giant Huawei, pledging to allow the controversial company to help build the Myanmar’s communication network.
— Irrawaddy

975,000 stimulant tablets seized in western Myanmar
Myanmar authorities seized narcotic drugs worth 1.95 billion kyats (1.3 million U.S. dollars) in western Rakhine state, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Italian loan to facilitate electrification process
Italy will extend an interest-free €30 million (K51 billion) loan towards Myanmar’s National Electrification Project (NEP). An agreement between the two countries was signed yesterday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Air Force visits AFS Jorhat for defence cooperation plan
A team of 14 officers and personnel of Myanmar Air Force (MAF) made a two-day visit to Air Force Station Jorhat from 27 May to 28 May, as a defence cooperation plan between India and Myanmar.
— Business Standard

MPC releases the list of websites and social media pages which plagiarize news
The Myanmar Press Council (MPC) yesterday released the list of websites and social media pages which stole and published the news, novels, articles, photos and illustrations owned by official media.
— Eleven Myanmar

NSCN-K clarifies on military operation; accuses Myanmar of ceasefire violation
The NSCN-K on Monday issued a statement to ‘clarify the confusions and doubts created by the on-going joint-political and military operation perpetrated’ in the Naga Self Administered Zone (SAZ).
— Nenow

Huawei set to keep ties with Google, other partners
In a bid to meet the wish of end users to continue using Google services on their smart phones, China’s Huawei Technologies Co is currently negotiating with the US firm to find an appropriate solution amid Washington’s ban on its businesses and activities.
— Eleven Myanmar

Unscrupulous employment agencies prey on workers despite agreements
Ko Tun Tun Naing and his family in Bago Region could not contain their excitement when he was told that he would finally be leaving for Thailand to work in an aluminium-frame installation company.
— Myanmar Times

Nomination of Bagan on UNESCO list to help develop tourism industry
The country will get a greater glory and see more tourism industry development after the ancient Bagan region is added to the UNESCO’s cultural heritage list, said Thein Lwin, Deputy Director-General of Department of the Archaeological Research and National Museum,
— Eleven Myanma

Ayeyawady Unitedr to test South Korea’s Pohang Steelers
Myanmar National League Club Ayeyawady United tangled with South Korea K-League Club Pohang Steelers in a friendly Monday night at Thuwana Stadium in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

ASEAN to be practical in Rakhine efforts
ASEAN and the government of Myanmar have agreed to take practical steps to alleviate the situation in Rakhine state, in accordance with a preliminary needs assessment (PNA) conducted in the conflict-torn region.
— The Jakarta Post

Tribe Theory’s dive into digital marketing
Travel Massive Yangon hosted the “Deep Dive into Digital Marketing” seminar at the Tribe Theory hostel on May 23.
— Myanmar Times

Eugene company helps teen refugees from Myanmar get credit for native language skills
As the year’s last gathering of the Chin Student Club at Lewisville High got underway, kids worked on biology homework, enjoyed a traditional dish of fermented tea leaf salad and talked about things like fast cars and soccer — in their native language of Hakha.
— Oregonlive

Promoting eco-awareness amid rapid urban growth
Urbanisation in Southeast Asia is increasing at an overwhelming pace, at a rate five times that of the rest of the world.
— Myanmar Times

Media reports situation in Sittway
A media delegation including local and foreign journalists arrived in Sittway from Yangon yesterday by air. They then went to Thae Chaung IDP camp in Sittway Township, and reported the ground situation. The media delegation comprised of journalists from Asahi Shinbum, MIR, New York Times,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shan State Lawmakers to Discuss Draft Inle Lake Conservation Law
With the landmark threatened by unrestrained development by the well-heeled, the draft law prioritizes local governance and environmental stewardship.
— Irrawaddy

First meeting of UPR Myanmar Report Preparation Work Committee
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Myanmar Report Preparation Work Committee held its first meeting at Union Attorney General Office yesterday morning. At the meeting, work committee chairman Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo said Myanmar’s UPR reports were submitted twice on 2011 and 2015.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

CBM, Bank of Lao PDR hold bilateral meeting
The fourth bilateral meeting between the Central Bank of Myanmar and the Bank of the Lao P.D.R was held at 9:00 a.m on 28 May 2019 at the Central Bank of Myanmar (Padauk Meeting Hall), Nay Pyi Taw. The Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar, H. E. U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, and the Governor.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Blacklisted Arms Expert Continues to Work for Myanmar Military
Lt-Gen Thein Htay was blacklisted by the U.S. in 2013 for trading arms with North Korea.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw approves fourth Bill Amending Union Judiciary Law
By Aung Ye Thwin, Lu Maw (MNA) The fourth Bill amending the Union Judiciary Law was approved by Amyotha Hluttaw at the 12th-day meeting of Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s 12th regular session held in Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Military Corruption is Being Handled Internally: Military Spokesperson
Despite saying it carries out investigations and punishments on internal cases of corruption, the military refuses to give any information on its specific anti-graft measures.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe meets ROK Foreign Minister
A delegation led by Union Minister for State Counsellor’s Office U Kyaw Tint Swe left Myanmar for Korea on 26 May to attend 14th Jeju Forum. On 27 May, the Union Minister met with Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Minister Mrs. Kang Kyung-Wha at ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Military Commanders Reshuffled in Restive Rakhine
A military spokesperson called the replacement of the Western Command chief a “necessity of military operations” on Monday.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for SWRR receives Executive Director of Community and Family Service International
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr, Wim Myat Aye received Executive Director of CFSI Dr.Steven Muncy this morning at his ministry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Singapore embassy enlists Exera for security service
The Singapore Embassy in Yangon has asked Exera Myanmar to provide security guarding services in the next three years.
— Myanmar Times

CSOs involvement in the peace process marginalised – Report
Myanmar’s peace process is dominated by its core stakeholders – the Government; EAOs and Tatmadaw. But to achieve sustainable peace it needs to be inclusive, and the stakeholder that is key to bringing in the voices of people into the process – CSOs (Civil Society Organisations) – is being marginalized according to the findings of a recent report, according to the Joint Peace Fund website.
— Mizzima

New YHT Exhibition Celebrates Yangon’s Fading ‘Moveable Heritage’
Yangon Heritage Trust, in collaboration with architect Aung Soe Myint and artist Htein Lin, launched an exhibition of historic objects as a glimpse of Yangon’s rich past.
— Irrawaddy

Centara and KMA Hotels sign MoU
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the signing of a MOU to begin the development and renovation of 6 hotels located at some of Myanmar’s most popular tourist destinations, all to be managed under Centara brands. Work on the project will begin in 2019, TravelDailyNews reported.
— Mizzima

 

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