Myanmar morning news for November 25

Myanmar morning news for November 25

Myanmar morning news

Speculative Yangon city mega-project draws ‘white elephant’ concerns for Myanmar
On the western bank of the muddy Hlaing River, development and prosperity is a distant view. It can be seen across the expanse of water in the rising apartment blocks, office buildings and grinding industry.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar: New Al Jazeera documentary uncovers Rohingya abuse
As Myanmar goes on trial at the International Court of Justice over its crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, Al Jazeera sheds new light on some of its alleged crimes.
— Aljazeera

FDI at production sector exceeds $ 11.5 bln
Over 30 years, the inflow of foreign investments into the production sector has exceeded 11.5 billion US dollars. Myanmar has reformed its policies in order to attract more new foreign investments, according to the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Economic Relations.
— Eleven Myanmar

30th SEA Games: Asean’s elite athletes abandoned at Manila airport (video)
The 2019 SEA Games are getting off to a less than stellar start with incomplete venues, arrangements for volunteers in disarray, with three national Asean football teams left stranded on arrival at Manila airport.
— AEC News Today

Rohingya case matter of ”high national interest”: Myanmar
Myanmar has said the case, filed by Gambia against the country at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the alleged violation of the provisions of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, is a matter of “high national interest”.
— Outlook India

Maritime trade up $216 mln as of 15 Nov
The value of Myanmar’s maritime trade for the period between 1 October and 15 November in the 2019-2020 fiscal year totaled US$3.3 billion, an increase of over $216 million compared with the year-ago period, according to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar may have ‘state policy’ to attack Rohingyas
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) fear that Myanmar may have a “state policy” to attack the Rohingya population in Rakhine state, said ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Friday.
— The Daily Star

Onion price hits K 4,000 per viss in local markets
Due to high demand from Bangladesh, the price of onions has increased four-fold in local markets to reach K 4,000 per viss.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, Chinese business circles ink cooperation agreements
Business circles from Myanmar and China inked cooperation agreements during Myanmar (Lashio)- China(Lincang) border economic and trade fair which kicked off in Lashio, northern part of Myanmar’s Shan state on Thursday.
— Infosurhoy

Imphal-Mandalay flight to transform NE economy: Manipur CM
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Saturday said the Imphal-Mandalay flight will transform the economy of the Northeast.
— Nenow

Myanmar military seizes large amount of arms, ammunition in fight with insurgents
Myanmar’s armed forces have seized a large amount of arms and ammunition in Namsang township, northern Shan state, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services said on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Bangladesh blasts Myanmar for propaganda against Dhaka
Bangladesh said the crisis originated in Myanmar and the solution entirely lies there
— Dhakatribune

Myanmar should be more generous, compassionate
Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for a political solution to the Rohingya crisis so that the Rohingyas could return to Rakhine State “freely and safely”.
— The Daily Star

How linguistic choices affect Rohingya children
Language isolation may be a strategic political tool, but with the lack of a constructive approach on behalf of Myanmar to rehabilitate the refugees in the Rakhine state, one can’t help but wonder if there is a future for the lost generation of Rohingyas.
— Hindustan Times

Yangon Region cabinet ministers receive SSEAYP national leaders
The ministers from Yangon Region government received the national leaders of 46th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) led by Administrator Mr Shigeki Yamamoto at their office in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Scuba diving in Myanmar and glamping in China: Rediscover Asia in 2020
From new hotel openings in Sri Lanka to the architecturally distinct Tulou buildings in China’s Fujian province – as featured in Disney’s upcoming Mulan remake – 2020 ought to be the year you rediscover destinations in Asia.
— Channel NewsAsia

Drop in paddy rate pulls down rice price even as government draws purchase plan
Paddy price is on the decline even as the government is drawing up guidelines for the procurement of the crop at the basic price.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Army chief to visit Myanmar next month
Mentioning that barbed-wire fences will be erected around Kutupalong and Nayapara Rohingya camps, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed yesterday said initial work on installing the boundary pillars has started.
— The Daily Star

Youth Integrity Camp 2/2019 conducted to develop corruption free culture
The Youth Integrity Camp 2/2019 is being conducted in Mandalay, and it is jointly organized by the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Ministry of Education with the technical assistance of UNODC.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MOALI, KOICA sign RoD for Project for SAEM
The Record of Discussion signing ceremony for “The Project for Strengthening Agricultural Extension in Myanmar (SAEM)” was held between Department of Agriculture and Korea International Cooperation Agency-KOICA at the head office of the DOA, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on 19 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival: politics and social issues take centre stage at ‘uniquely charming’ event
The Irrawaddy Literary Festival recently wrapped up its fifth year with over 100 panel discussions and workshops featuring more than 100 Myanmese writers together with several international authors.
— South China Morning Post

Union Information Minister arrives back from China
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint and the delegation members concluded a five-day visit to Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south-west of People’s Republic of China for a media tour and arrived back in Yangon yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar launches its first-ever Alternative Education Framework
Today, Myanmar launched the country’s first-ever Alternative Education Subsector [Policy] Framework that will guide the design and implementation of alternative education initiatives for out-of-school children.
— Reliefweb

State Counsellor arrives in Busan to attend ASEAN- ROK Commemorative Summit
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in, will attend the 30th anniversary of the Korea-ASEAN Dialogue Relations and the 1st Mekong-ROK Summit in Busan, the Republic of Korea.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Constitutional education is needed so we are not hoodwinked by our leaders
THIS week, I’ve spent most of my time at the back of a conference room in a hotel in Mon State, Myanmar, under the shadow of “the old Moulmein pagoda” immortalised in Kipling’s Road to Mandalay.
— The National

H&S Union Minister attends gala dinner of 4th Asian Oral & Maxillofacial Trainees Conference
The gala dinner to mark the 4th Asian Oral and Maxillofacial Trainees Conference was held at the Sedona Hotel on 23 November evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

KBZ Airlines’ Imphal-Mandalay Flight Service commission
In a historic move to boost air connectivity between Myanmar and India, Myanmar’s private carrier Air KBZ started its chartered flight service between Mandalay and Imphal today.
— E-pao

PHISGOC apologises to Myanmar, Timor Leste and Cambodia for poor SEA Games 2019 preparation
The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) has sent out an official statement regarding the nation’s ill-preparedness for the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) 2019 set to start on 30 November.
— Foxsportsasia

Union Minister U Thaung Tun meets with French Companies, attends Belt and Road Summit
Myanmar Delegation led by U ThaungTun, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and Chairman of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), attended the “Roundtable Discussion with French Companies” in Paris, France and the third edition of the “Belt and Road Summit”in Trieste, Italy from 18 to 22 November 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar woman shot dead by man after attempts to bring back daughter from her custody failed: Sources
Imphal, November 23 2019: In the wake of the reported killing of a woman at Tuivial Zang village, Myanmar on November 17, there is uneasiness in the border area between Manipur’s Churachandpur and Myanmar, said sources.
— E-pao

Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance attends Tokyo Fiscal Forum
Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win attended the Tokyo Fiscal Forum held in Tokyo, Japan on 20 and 21 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

22 IDPs arrested after fleeing Myanmar camp by boat
Twenty-two Rohingya Muslims trying to escape one of Myanmar’s camps by boat were arrested after they were forced ashore by their leaking vessel, local police said.
— Mizzima

A high-level Briefing on recent developments on international arena with regard to Myanmar was held at the President Office
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will lead the defence team at The Hague The Government of Myanmar held a high-level briefing on the case filed by the Gambia against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice concerning the alleged violations of the provisions of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Land Management plays significant role in development of nation
Land resource is essential to us because we live and perform our economic activities on land and we use it in different ways.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Benetton commits to further expansion in Myanmar in coming decade
United Colors of Benetton, the leading Italian fashion brand, is celebrating its presence in Myanmar with what they say is an exciting showcase of colour, fashion and knit through its latest collection, according to a press release.
— Mizzima

World’s Biggest Wood Sculpture Exhibition to be held in Bago
The world’s biggest wood sculpture exhibition will be held, in conjunction with the eighth sculpture awards ceremony, at the Shwe Pyi Resort in Bago 10 Mile Kone from 29 November to 4 December, according to a press conference at Sayasan Plaza yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar has been obsessed with Korean culture for two decades and now, the wave is hitting
Zay Linn Htike remembers as a boy waiting to watch his family’s favourite Korean drama series at home. It was called Autumn In My Heart, a program that swept Myanmar close to two decades ago.
— Channel NewsAsia

New Yangon gallery exhibits an old master
Yangon’s newest art gallery opened by showcasing the work of a man that some regard as the father of contemporary art in Myanmar.
— Frontier Myanmar

Assisting with compassion
Currently in Myanmar, there has been an increase in humanitarian aid, support, assistance and help between people. These are positive developments that should be welcomed.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

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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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