Myanmar morning news for November 22

Myanmar morning news for November 22

Myanmar morning news

Construction Ministry continues implementing low-cost, staff rental housing projects
The Ministry of Construction will continue implementing low-cost housing projects near Thilawa Industrial Zone in Thanlyin Township, Hlinethaya Township (Kyansitmin) and Dagon Seikkan Township (Yoma) and staff rental housing projects in Nay Pyi Taw within the current fiscal year (2019-2020).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar town offers glimmer of hope for Muslims enduring ‘apartheid’
Htoo Maung sits down to lunch, sharing a bowl of traditional noodle soup with old friends, an ordinary act that has become extraordinary in Myanmar’s Rakhine state — because he is Muslim, and they are Buddhist.
— The Sun Daily

More has to be done to formalise business sector in Kachin: officials
There are only 19 large companies and just 1707 registered small and medium-sized businesses in Kachin State observing the stipulations of the Myanmar Investment Law 2016 , a government official said.
— Myanmar Times

Border pact signed with Myanmar
Thailand and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cross-border transport during a recent Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) conference, Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam said on Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar switch to Unicode to take two years: app developer
Long before the October 1 switch from the Zawgyi font to Unicode in Myanmar, technology experts expected the move to generate some resistance from users.
— Myanmar Times

Watchdog Says Aung San Suu Kyi’s Reputation Idle In Myanmar’s Defense Over Rohingya In ICJ
The “once bright” international standing of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who will be leading her country’s defense at the International Court of Justice over allegations of genocide, will be of little help in making people turn a blind eye to Myanmar’s well-documented atrocities against the Rohingya, Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia division, told Sputnik.
— Urdupoint

Loss-making factories should be privatised, officials say
Government officials have raised the need to restructure most of Myanmar’s state-owned factories, as just four out of the 57 factories controlled by the Ministry of Industry (MOI) are now making money.
— Myanmar Times

Health and sports minister warns against alarming trends in tobacco use
Tobacco will become a serious public health problem within the next five years if Myanmar is unable to carry out effective control against tobacco and tobacco-related products, said Union Minister for Health Dr. Myint Htwe, at a workshop on the emergence of tobacco control policy, strategy and law, in Nay Pyi Taw on November 19.
— Eleven Myanmar

Former rights lawyer and political prisoner sentenced to two years
A Myanmar court has sentenced a former rights lawyer and political prisoner to two years in prison with hard labour on defamation-related charges for shoe-throwing incidents, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Yangon officials see high public interest in land sale
The Yangon Region government has received over the 12,000 applications for request of proposals (ROPs) for land sold by the government, a Yangon official said.
— Myanmar Times

Approval of investment limits can be raised, official says
The investment commissions of regions and states can apply to raise the maximum investments they can approve if required, says a senior official.
— Myanmar Times

Farmers have shirked loan repayments since 2012
Farmers who owe some K200 billion to state-owned Myanmar Agriculture Development Bank (MADB) have not repaid their debts since 2012, according to bank records.
— Myanmar Times

With retirement housing, the NLD plans for the future
High-ranking government officials may be the first to benefit from a scheme by the Nay Pyi Taw municipal government to develop housing plots for sale at below-market prices.
— Frontier Myanmar

Government meets with NCA signatories
Government peace negotiators led by Peace Commission Secretary Lt-Gen (retired) Khin Zaw Oo held a meeting with an ethnic armed groups delegation led by Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) Secretary 2 U Sai Ngin from the 10 Ethnic Armed Organizations which have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, yesterday morning, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Hluttaw Strategic Plan (2019-2022) Launching Ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw
The Myanmar Hluttaw Strategic Plan (2019-2022) Launching Ceremony took place at Thabin Hall of Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Spirit of Myanmar’s National Day forgotten?
On today, the 20 November, the people of Myanmar celebrate their National Day, an annual public holiday for the country, celebrated on the tenth day following the full moon of the month of Tazaungmone, the eighth month of the country’s calendar. The holiday marks the anniversary of the beginning of student-led protests against the British in 1920.
— The Asean Post

Myanmar School of Politics graduates organize 8th forum in Nay Pyi Taw
The Union Election Commission (UEC) Chairman U Hla Thein addressed an opening ceremony of the Myanmar School of Politics (MySoP ) 8th Alumni Forum held at Grand Amara Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon welcomes French screen legend Isabelle Huppert
“Excuse me, coming through…” I said, as I made my way past some seasoned movie fans tussling to get a snap of the arriving movie stars. It was the red carpet, Myanmar style.
— Myanmar Times

Union Information Minister visits museums, media companies in Nanning
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint and Myanmar media delegation visited the Guangxi Museum of Nationalities, the Guangxi Planning Museum, the Guangxi Daily and the Guangxi Radio and Television Information Network Corporation Limited in Nanning City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar joins regional effort to save helmeted hornbill
Myanmar has joined the global effort to conserve the critically endangered helmeted hornbill, said Daw Thiri Dawei Aung, bird expert and research and conservation director of the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association.
— Myanmar Times

French businesses show interest in Myanmar
French investors are making enquiries about Myanmar’s wholesale and retail, technology, water and waste water management services and hydropower sectors in a show of interest to invest in the country, according to U Thaung Tun, Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
— Myanmar Times

Military, government ‘cooperating’ over Aung San Suu Kyi going to ICJ
Both Myanmar’s military and its civilian government are behind the decision for Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to defend her country against allegations of genocide at the UN’s top court, an army spokesman said Thursday.

99th National Victory Day ceremony held in No 2 BEHS, Dagon
The ceremony of 99th National Victory Day was held at U Ba Lwin Hall of No 2 Basic Education High School, Dagon Township, Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Briefing: What’s behind a flurry of legal bids to prosecute Myanmar for genocide?
‘The net is tightening around the Myanmar military and civilian leadership.’
— The new humanitarian

Myanmar Automobile Market Analysis and Growth during the Forecast Period 2019-2026
The Myanmar automobile market research report provides a complete perspective on the trends shaping the Myanmar Automobile market.
— The market publicist

Senior General attends ADMM-Plus (VIP Program) in People’s Republic of China
A Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who attended Defence & Security 2019 in Thailand, left Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on the night of 19 November to attend the ADMM-Plus (VIP Program) that is to be held in the People’s Republic of China.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

JS speaker seeks ASEAN pressure on Myanmar
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad 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.
— NewAge BD

Myoma school organize National Victory Day at Shwedagon Pagoda
The Myoma Alumni Association in Yangon organized a ceremony to mark 99th anniversary of the National Victory Day at the Saturday Corner–southwest–of Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AA attack injures three soldiers in Rakhine
Three Tatmadaw (military) troops were wounded when the Arakan Army (AA) attacked a convoy in Myebon township, Rakhine State, a senior Tatmadaw official said on Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

Photo contest to be held at Myanmar-Thai alms-offering ceremony
AN alms-offering ceremony, organized by the Mandalay regional government as part of efforts to boost Myanmar-Thailand ties, will be held on 8 December in Mandalay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The perfect holiday in Myanmar – our expert’s ultimate itinerary
Burma – also known as Myanmar – is a place of engaging small delights as well as wondrous sights that include the great 12th-century temple city of Bagan (now a UNESCO World Heritage site); the leg-rowing fishermen and floating gardens of Inle Lake, and the majestic Irrawaddy that flows unfettered from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal.
— Telegraph

There can be no real accountability in Myanmar if women remain on the sidelines
For decades, ethnic women in Myanmar have documented acts of sexual violence committed against them in the hopes that, one day, perpetrators will be held accountable for their crimes.
— Reliefweb

Myanmar-China border trade fair kicks off
The first Myanmar (Lashio)-China (Lincang) border economic and trade fair opened in Myanmar’s northern city of Lashio on Thursday.
— Xinhua

State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee holds 3rd plenary meeting
The 8th 47-member State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee organized the first day of its third plenary meeting at the Wizaya Mingalar Dhammathabin Hall on Kaba Aye Hill in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Contest Rohingya Genocide Case at World Court
The State Counselor, in her capacity as Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, will lead a team to the Hague, Netherlands, to defend the national interest of Myanmar at the ICJ, the government announced.
— Irrawaddy

The ancient kingdom of Mrauk U welcomed Buddhists and Muslims. Now efforts to uncover its mysteries are threatened by ethnic hostilities
— Smithsonianmag


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