Myanmar morning news for November 8

Myanmar morning news for November 8

Myanmar morning news

Rubber export volume reaches US$ 6 million within one month of current FY
Rubber export volume reached US$ 6 million within one month in the current financial year, decreasing by more than US$ 4 million compared to the same period of last year, said Khin Maung Lwin, Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar, China sign MoU on cooperation in water resource management
Myanmar and China signed a memorandum of understanding on water resource management in the water resource sectors of both countries, according to the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
— Eleven Myanmar

First round of bank licences under Suu Kyi govt announced
Myanmar will initiate the first round of foreign bank licencing under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, aimed at further opening up an industry that was formerly closed off to international players.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Labor Attaché in Thailand Charged with Corruption
Myanmar labor attaché U San Maung Oo, who represented migrants in Thailand, has been charged by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar (ACC) over claims he took thousands of bribes.
— Irrawaddy

Kachin government to sign agreement to build Namjim Economic Zon under parliament approval
MoA to build Namjim Economic Zone in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, will be singed after submitting it to the State Parliament, says Wai Lin, Kachin State Minister for Finance, Revenue, Planning and Economic Development.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar issues half-tical gold coin with new design
The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has issued a half-tical gold coin with new design as the current ones are running out of stock due to high demand, according to the Information Ministry on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Naga peace talks fallout? Security tightened along Myanmar border
Apprehending that cadres of some Manipuri and Naga militant outfits based in Myanmar may create law-and-order problems in Manipur following the recent talks with the Centre and the NSCN-IM in New Delhi, security arrangements have reportedly been intensified in the areas bordering Myanmar.
— East Mojo

1,500 YBS buses to launch payment card system
Plans are underway to install payment card system in 1,500 YBS (Yangon Bus Service) buses this month, Yangon Region Transport Authority Joint Secretary Hla Aung told the media on November 6.
— Eleven Myanmar

CB Life Insurance to focus on innovative products
Citizen Business Insurance (CB Insurance) and Thailand-based Thai Life Insurance together announced the name of their joint-venture insurance company, CB Life Insurance, to offer life insurance products to the Myanmar market.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Avocado market is thriving due to intensive research and development
The Myanmar Avocado study provides a complete estimate of the CAGR for the period in question, which causes users to make election-based decisions about the predicted graph.
— Daily Industry Update

Japan’s Taiyo Life goes big on hiring in Myanmar’s tiny insurance market
Japan’s Taiyo Life Insurance says it aims to have thousands of salespeople knocking on the doors of potential customers in Myanmar once it gets full approval in a country where the concept of insurance is new to most people.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives PRC Special Envoy
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received Mr Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, at 11:15 am on 7 November 2019 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar and Japan sign grant agreement
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement worth of 444 million Japanese yen to spend on implementing the project for provisions of agriculture and construction equipment in the rural areas in Myanmar, according to JICA Myanmar Office.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar medic killed in Syria’s northeast
Shelling by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed a Myanmar medic and wounded an Iraqi member of the Free Burma Rangers humanitarian team in northeastern Syria on Sunday, where fighting continues between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed gunmen, the aid group said.
— Myanmar Times

Rakhine reporters sidestep internet blackout
The suspension of mobile internet in parts of Rakhine State has not stopped local reporting on the conflict, but the toll taken on the welfare of ordinary people is considerable.
— Frontier Myanmar

Employer, employee views differ on what jobseekers want: survey
Employers in Myanmar say the biggest challenge they face in business today is hiring and retaining good talent, according to a survey by the online recruitment platform JobNet, which was completed last month.
— Myanmar Times

Buddhists fight violence against Muslims with flower power
In May, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, roughly 100 Buddhist nationalists armed with sticks and stones surrounded three Muslim prayer sites, blocking worshipers from praying.
— LA Times

UMFCCI at 100: Standing up for business, but in need of reform
As the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) prepares to celebrate its centenary later this month, the venerable business association faces pressure from corporate executives in Myanmar who say it must reform and modernise to remain relevant.
— Myanmar Times

Five Ex-Leaders of Myanmar Naga Group Jailed for Unlawful Association
Five ex-leaders of the NCSN-K Naga armed group–all of whom were playing a role in the peace process–jailed for 2 years with six other members for unlawful association.
— Irrawaddy

No withdrawal of South Korean investors, says MIC
South Korean businesses in Myanmar will not be moving their operations to Bangladesh, U Thant Sin Lwin, secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), said on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar adds gold as Bawdwin feasibility and development process lumbers on
MYANMAR Metals has added gold into its base metal portfolio with an option acquired over ground in eastern Shan State.
— Mining News

Environmentalists, writers, politicians among mourners at Dr Tun Lwin’s funeral
Among those who attended the funeral of Myanmar’s famous meteorologist Dr Tun Lwin were environmentalists, writers and political forces.
— Eleven Myanmar

DICA refutes Korean pull out claim
Recent reports that Korean investors plan to pull out investments from Myanmar and invest in Bangladesh instead are not true, said U Thant Sin Lwin, Director-General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Mizzima

Preparations underway to celebrate 72nd Independence Day
Vice President U Myint Swe presided over the second coordination meeting yesterday to organize the 72nd Independence Day on 4 January 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar, govt launch digital literacy training project with Google
Ooredoo Myanmar, in partnership with Google and supported by the Ministry of Education, have launched a digital literacy and digital citizenship training programme nationwide.
— Telecompaper

SRI trial a success in Mandalay Region
A paddy plantation trial under the System of Rice Intensification, known as SRI, has been successfully concluded in Mandalay Region, according to local growers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

200 Myanmar villages visited to support digital literacy
This partnership between Ooredoo Myanmar and Facebook will cover 200 villages over a 100-day period, and aims to reach 1,000 people daily, especially in rural and difficult to reach areas of Myanmar.
— Nyoooz

Enforcement is key to dealing with fugitives, top judge says
Myanmar has enough laws to deal with fugitives, and law enforcement and prosecuting agencies are responsible for bringing them to justice, said U Nyo Thit, a judge on the Union Supreme Court.
— Myanmar Times

Displaced by Clashes Over Amber, Villagers in Myanmar’s Kachin State Risk Death to Secretly Mine It
Kachin villagers fled their farms due to clashes between the army and KIA over amber; to feed their families, they must now risk death to illegally mine the material.
— Irrawaddy

7th General Meeting of Myanmar-Japan Joint Initiative (Phase II) holds
The 7th General Meeting of the Myanmar-Japan Joint Initiative (MJJI) Phase II co-chaired by U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, U Soe Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance and Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar was held at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, today.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

GAD reform framework 2019 discussed in Nay Pyi Taw
Chief ministers of States/Regions and senior government officials discussed the 2019 Reform Framework of the General Administration Department under the Ministry of Union Government Office yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bagan pagoda restoration on steady track
Bagan International Coordinating Committee (BICC) held their second meeting at the Bagan Archaeological Museum yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

CCTV Evidence Disappears in Myanmar Toddler Rape Case
Lawyers from both sides in the high-profile Naypyitaw toddler rape trial are demanding a probe into why vital video evidence has gone missing.
— Irrawaddy

Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session convenes third day meeting
The second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session held its third-day meeting at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Karenni Youth Jailed for Calling Govt Officials Criminals, ‘Enemies of Ethnic Unity’
Six Karenni youth activists have been sentenced to six months in prison over a statement against state officials regarding their support for a statue of General Aung San in Loikaw.
— Irrawaddy

President U Win Myint hails 64th anniversary of Kayin State Day
President U Win Myint extended his greetings at the 64th anniversary of Kayin State Day which was celebrated on the lawn in front of the Kayin State Government office in Hpa-an Township yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Nepal, Myanmar playing friendly match today
Nepal, which has played half a dozen matches under the FIFA World Cup Football Qualifier, is playing a friendly match with Myanmar today. The World Cup is taking place in Qatar in 2022.
— Khabar Hub


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Science Day for Peace and Development, November 10.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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