Myanmar morning news for November 27

Myanmar morning news for November 27

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar’s military companies should be sanctioned
Business with military companies in Myanmar would only further empower the army.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar’s economy grows between six and seven per cent and it is among ASEAN’s fastest-growing economies
Myanmar’s economy grows between six and seven per cent annually, Myanmar is also amongst ASEAN’s fastest-growing economies, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s Generals Make a Show of Displeasure at China’s Arming of Rebels
The Tatmadaw’s display of a haul of Chinese-made weapons seized from the TNLA sends a pointed signal to Beijing that it’s time to stop adding fuel to the rebel fire.
— Irrawaddy

New policies needed to unleash growth in steel industry
International steel manufacturing companies in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon have been looking for opportunities to ramp up their capacity to produce in anticipation of greater demand.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar begins rare court martial after probe into Rohingya atrocities
Myanmar’s military began a rare court martial of soldiers on Tuesday following a probe into alleged atrocities during a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman said, as the country prepares to face genocide charges at an international court in the Hague.
— Euro news

Groups object to $250m World Bank project
More than 40 civil society organisations urged the World Bank to stop a project worth US$250 million (K380.3 billion) in eastern Myanmar over concerns it could undermine Karen culture and traditions.
— Myanmar Times

E& E Ministry receives DCS computerized control systems, instruments
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received the Distributed Control System (DCS) Plant Model and its components and equipment from the Yokogawa Electric Corporation in Japan, which is a partner of local-private company SMART Measurement and Control Co. Ltd, a joint venture company with the ministry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sugar production to be delayed this year, insiders say
Sugarcane crushing, which normally starts every November in sugar mills in Myanmar, will be postponed to December this year, an industry insider has revealed.
— Myanmar Times

IBK seals partnership with Myanmar’s SME policy headquarters
The Industrial Bank of Korea has clinched a partnership with Myanmar’s SME policy headquarters as part of its blueprint to expand business in the Southeast Asian region, officials said Tuesday.
— Korea Herald

Operating fertilizer factories to accept private partnership
The operating Myaungdaga and Kangyidaunk fertilizer factories will accept any proposal from private entrepreneurs to go into partnership, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar has 2,642 filling stations across the country
More than 250 filling stations were allowed within ten months in 2019, bringing Myanmar’s total count to 2,462 filling stations across the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar conducts expanded immunization program against measles, rubella
A nurse injects measles and rubella vaccine to a child during the immunization program in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 26, 2019. Myanmar’s health authorities are conducting expanded immunization program against measles and rubella starting from Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Kachin to focus on three sectors to boost economy
Kachin State officials will set a policy to prioritise three sectors for sustainable economic development in the state, business officials have revealed to The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar builds airport in mountainous northwestern state
Myanmar is building an airport in the far-flung mountainous Falam township of Chin state to bring more tourists to the region. the Department of Civil Aviation has said.
— Xinhua

Myanmar, France discuss economic cooperation in several sectors
Myanmar discussed with French cooperation in the sectors of electricity, energy, oil and gas, water resources and environmental management, according to the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
— Eleven Myanmar

S. Korea-Myanmar Summit Promises Extended Bilateral Ties
The leaders of South Korea and Myanmar say they appreciate the development of their two countries’ ties and expect them to further deepen.

Myanmar logistics startup Kone Si nabs 6-digit sum from YCP, Nest Tech
Myanmar-based on-demand trucking platform Kone Si has raised a six-digit US dollar funding from Yangon Capital Partners (YCP) and Vietnam-based early stage VC Nest Tech to fuel national expansion.
— DealStreetAsia

Mandalay city to build more public toilets
Mandalay City Development Committee will build numerous public toilets around the Mandalay moat and in other necessary areas.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon University student union members quit centenary committee
Members of the University of Yangon Student Union have quit a committee that is organising the institution’s centenary celebration, claiming it will be a meaningless event that fails to address the concerns and needs of students.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye attends Mine-Free World Conference in Norway
Union Minister for Social Welfares, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye attended the opening ceremony of the Fourth Review Conference on Mine-Free World held at Oslo in Norway on 25 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Wild elephants destroy plantations in Myanmar’s western state
Three wild elephants broke into fields, destroying plantations and a hut in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, according to a release from the Home Affairs Ministry on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Shan State Investment Forum 2019 held in Taunggyi, Shan State
Shan State Investment Forum 2019 was held at the Royal Taunggyi Hotel in Taunggyi, Shan State on 26th November, 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Agencies seize 56.7m meth pills so far in 2019
Law enforcement agencies have seized more than 56.7 million methamphetamine tablets to date this year, Tatmadaw (military) spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun said on Sunday.
— Myanmar Times

NLD says Mandalay chief minister will return to duties
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) said that Mandalay Chief Minister Zaw Myint Maung is strong enough to return to work after undergoing treatment for leukaemia in Bangkok.
— Myanmar Times

MPT inks deal with Japan’s Sojitz for network upgrade project in Myanmar
Myanmar operator MPT has signed a contract with Japan’s Sojitz for the upgrade of its communication infrastructure across Myanmar. The contract covers MPT’s network upgrade from Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw & Mandalay; as well as the integration of National Gateways and IS; and the deployment of communication infrastructures for Thilawa Special Economic Zone.
— Telecompaper

Korean banks seeking expansion in Myanmar
Korean lenders are seeking business expansion in Myanmar, a member state of ASEAN emerging as a key growth area under the Moon Jae-in administration’s New Southern Policy, Tuesday.
— Korea times

Rights group seeks transparency in northern Rakhine court martial
The court martial of Tatmadaw troops accused of violating military regulations in northern Rakhine State two years ago will start on Tuesday, the Tatmadaw (military) said on Monday, and a local human rights group called for transparency in the trial.
— Myanmar Times

Book on “gender equality for political parties” launched
The exclusive launching ceremony of “The Guidelines for Political Parties in Myanmar on Gender Equality-A Shortcut to Development and Prosperity” was held at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Observers Demand Myanmar Unity Ahead of ICJ Case
Prominent figures back Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s attempt to challenge Rohingya genocide charges at the International Court of Justice.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar based trucking startup Kone Si gets additional funding for nationwide expansion
Yangon-based on-demand trucking start-up, Kone Si has received a six-digit investment for nationwide expansion from Yangon Capital Partners (YCP), a Myanmar-focused venture capital under Trust Venture Partners, a local financial advisory firm, and Nest Tech- a Vietnam-based venture capital company as reported by local media.
— e27

Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman receives Transparency International Director
Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi received a delegation led by Director of Transparency International-Czech Republic Mr David Ondracka at Mingalar Thiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Digest: EME, Trust Venture Partners back new startups
Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs, a Myanmar-based early-stage VC, has scored two new investments while Yangon-based Trust Venture Partners has injected a five-digit sum into e-wallet aggregator Bards.
— DealStreetAsia

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves merger of two union ministries
The Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session held its eighth-day meeting at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday where the Hluttaw approved the merger of Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Planning and Finance as Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered big wheels
Aung careers towards the ground, hanging by one arm from the basket of one of Myanmar’s human-powered big wheels, reliant on gravity-defying agility and split-second coordination honed since the age of nine.
— Yahoo News

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 61/2019
Meeting 61/2019 of the Joint Committee on amending the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AA Pushes Myanmar Military on Prisoner Exchange
The Arakan Army has again proposed a prisoner exchange, offering to free recently detained soldiers if the military and government release detained Rakhine civilians.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Script Fund to revive local film industry
In the early 1920s, Myanmar boasted one of the biggest and most vibrant cinema industries in Southeast Asia.
— Myanmar Times

Bangladesh Military Looks to Deepen Ties With Myanmar Counterpart
Bangladeshi army chief says he hopes to boost cooperation on language learning, intel sharing, joint training and more during visit next month.
— Irrawaddy

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels
Aung careers towards the ground, hanging from one arm on the basket of one of Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels, reliant on gravity-defying agility and split-second coordination honed since the age of nine.
— Bangkok post


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25.


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