Myanmar morning news for November 21

Myanmar morning news for November 21

Myanmar morning news

Aung San Suu Kyi to ‘lead team’ to Hague to fight Rohingya genocide case
Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to the Hague to appear before the International Court of Justice after Gambia filed a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her government said on Wednesday.
— Channel NewsAsia

Capital goods import value reaches about $720 m over a month this FY
Myanmar has imported capital goods worth about US$720 million over a month of this fiscal year, exceeding over US$90 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Volunteers Say Nearly 100,000 People Displaced by Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
New estimates from local aid groups say nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by escalating violence between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army in Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

Over 200 Vietnamese enterprises invest in Myanmar
According to the General Department of Investment and Enterprise Management of Myanmar, Vietnam now ranks 7th out of 50 countries and territories having investment projects in Myanmar with its total registered capital of over US$ 2.16 billion via 25 projects.
— Sggp News

Europeans protest jailing of Thingyan street performers
The European Union on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the jailing of street performers who made fun of the Tatmadaw (military) during this year’s Thingyan festival, and called for changes to laws that suppress healthy debate.
— Myanmar Times

Oil & gas company shares social responsibility knowledge in Mann oil field
The MPRL E&P Group of Companies, a joint-venture foreign registered oil and gas exploration and production company with the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise in Mann oil field, launched a knowledge sharing course on corporate social responsibility at its office yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China, Myanmar firms to invest $130m in four agriculture centres
China’s state-owned CITIC Construction group, the Myanmar Rice Federation and Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of agricultural centres in three key regions.
— Myanmar Times

Telco to provide digital training for all teachers, students
Telecommunications service provider Ooredoo will offer digital education for teachers across the country to help young people learn about the proper and ethical use of digital technology, especially the internet, a senior company official said.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon government land sale: Committee processing applications, sorting land types
The Land Management Committee is processing applications and apportioning land types, based on applications submitted by interested buyers for plots of land owned by the Yangon Region government, said U Than, joint secretary of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar State Counselor Tells Crowd in Taunggyi She Hopes to See Peace in Her Lifetime
Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told hundreds of Shan State residents on Tuesday that she would like to see peace take hold in the country within her lifetime.
— Irrawaddy

PPST meeting to decide holding of JICM in December as proposed by government
The proposal to hold the Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) in December sent by a government delegation to Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) will seek the decision of a Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) meeting, said RCSS Secretary Colonel Sai Ngin.
— Eleven Myanmar

Kamal wants Turkish support for Rohingya repatriation
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has sought Turkish support for Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh to their Myanmar’s homeland speedily as he made a courtesy call-on the Speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly Mustafa Sentop at Ankara.
— The Independent

Myanmar Tatmadaw shows weapons and ammunitions at Defense and Security 2019 of ASEAN
Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended Defense and Security 2019 of ASEAN that is currently held in Bangkok in Thailand.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chairmen of press councils of Thailand and Myanmar visit EMG’s Headquarters
Mr. Chavarong Limpattamapanee, Chairman of National Press Council of Thailand together with Ohn Kyaing, Chairman of Myanmar Press Council visited the Headquarters of Eleven Media Group in Thaketa Township, Yangon Region on November 18.
— Eleven Myanmar

Official remittance licences now available for migrant workers
Workers are now able to apply for official remittance licences to transfer money between Myanmar and other countries, according to the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM).
— Myanmar Times

Locals’ Fear of Losing Livelihoods Forces Cancellation of Meeting on Oil and Gas Supply Base Project
A company canceled plans for a public consultation regarding an offshore supply base after local residents in Myanmar’s Mon State planned to protest the meeting.
— Irrawaddy

Union Information Minister holds talks with Deputy Secretary of Chinese Communist Party
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint held a meeting with Mr Sun Dawei, the Deputy Secretary of Chinese Communist Party in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, at the International Convention Center of Liyuan State Guest House in Nanning City, yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Groups reject Tigyit power plant’s EIA report, demand suspension
The Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA), among other civil society organisations, claim the country’s first coal plant is a “toxic legacy”, and is demanding suspension of the plant due to a review of what MATA says is a flawed environmental impact assessment (EIA).
— Myanmar Times

Govt, ethnic armed groups discuss to organize ceasefire implementation meeting
The government peace negotiators led by Peace Commission Secretary Lt-Gen (retired) Khin Zaw Oo held a meeting with ethnic armed groups delegation led by Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) Secretary 2 U Sai Ngin from the 10 Ethnic Armed Organizations signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

OH2BH to be on the Air from Myanmar
The government in Myanmar has given limited amateur operating privileges to Martti Laine, OH2BH.
— Arrl

Dr Shirin seeks ASEAN pressure on Myanmar to take Rohingyas back
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Wednesday urged Cambodia for continuing pressure by ASEAN on Myanmar for the peaceful repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

Myanmar to hold flower festival in central region
Myanmar is set to hold a flower festival in Pyin Oo Lwin, a town in Mandalay region, event organizer said Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Nay Pyi Taw commemorates 30th anniversary of UN child rights convention
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child recently reached its 30th year mark this year and Myanmar commemorated the occasion at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

5 of the best breakfast dishes in Yangon, Myanmar – the vivid Southeast Asian city with great street food
We are regaled by the Burmese phrase ‘sa ba’, which means ‘eat please’, whenever we stroll down the street; street food vendors are masters of the pop-up, changing location every few hours.
— South China Morning Post

Vice President U Henry Van Thio visits Bayon, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat temples
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who was on an official visit to Cambodia, yesterday visited Bayon, Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap, and observed the cultural heritage, architectures and local tourism businesses.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar State Counselor Makes Donation at Religious Event Organized by Pa-O Militias
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi makes donation to new temple in Shan State at event organized by ethnic Pa-O National Organization.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to commence 10-year bond auctions ‘soon’
Myanmar will start auctioning 10-year sovereign bonds to meet demand for long term debt from the newly minted insurance industry, said Daw Si Si Pyone, Director General of the Treasury Department under the Ministry of Planning and Finance (MoPF).
— Myanmar Times

Japanese film crew documents Thilawa industrial zone, scenic Yangon
A Japanese film crew took scenes of Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Park, Yangon City Hall, the pedestrian overpass near Strand Hotel, the scenic Yangon from Sakura Tower and the Shwedagon Pagoda.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Project to bring changes to Sittwe’s waterfront by next year
A mixed development waterfront project on along the Kaladan River in Sittwe, Rakhine is now 90 percent done and is expected to be complete by the middle of next year, Steve Park, CEO of Korean developer BXT International Co, told Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Message sent by President U Win Myint on the Commemoration of the 99th Anniversary of National Victory Day
21st November 2019 Esteemed Citizens, On this auspicious occasion of the 99th Anniversary of National Victory Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, which falls on the 10th Waning Day of Tazaungmone, ME 1381 (21 November, 2019), I would like to send my message, wishing you “good health and all the best.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A bit of education, and Myanmar’s National Day
Myanmar’s National Day falls on November 21, and this year will be its 99th anniversary. It is also a significant day for Myanmar students as, historically, the advent of a National Day is closely tied to the national curriculum.
— Myanmar Times

Historian gives inside view of Myanmar’s bumpy journey
As Myanmar embarked on an uncertain transition toward democracy after the flawed elections of 2010 there were relatively few people in the country who could offer advice on the process of change.
— Nikkei Asian review (paywall)

President receives outgoing Iranian Ambassador
President U Win Myint received outgoing Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr Mohsen Mohammadi at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Minister says all university toilets should be open to students
Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi urged university administrators to open to students those toilets that are now reserved for teachers.
— Myanmar Times

Talented Myanmar Filmmakers Win International Awards
The internationally funded Myanmar Script Fund has singled out young filmmakers to boost the country’s movie industry.
— Irrawaddy

Ceremony to enshrine religious objects held in southern Shan State
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ceremony to enshrine religious objects in the Maha Bodhi pagoda located on Poe Panta pagoda hillock in Kyauktalonegyi Town of Taunggyi District in southern Shan State yesterday morning, together with well-wishers of alms-offering to Buddhist monks.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Television Day, November 21.


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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