Myanmar morning news for October 1

Myanmar morning news for October 1

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar Among World Bank’s Top 20 for Business Ease Improvements
Myanmar has won praise from the World Bank for reforms aimed at attracting foreign investment.
— Irrawaddy

Need to raise tourism promotion budget to increase national revenue: Yangon govt
To increase the revenue of the nation, a bigger budget needs to be allocated for tourism promotion activities, according to Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, the Yangon Region Minister for Kayin Ethnic Affairs and the deputy chairman of the regional tourism committee.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN calls for internet resumption in Rakhine
The United Nations in Myanmar has urged the Government to end the shutdown of mobile internet services in Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U, Kyauktaw, and Minbya Townships in Rakhine State, according to a press release 30 September.
— Mizzima

Military Criticizes NLD Govt for Neglecting Myanmar’s Security Council
A Myanmar military spokesperson claims the NLD government is stifling political dialogue by refusing to convene the National Defense and Security Council.
— Irrawaddy

Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party
The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), a newly formed opposition party has raised concerns about government policies that encourage the migration of workers from other parts of the country to Myanmar’s most northern state.
— BNI Online

Myanmar to receive over K703 bn in foreign aid, over K2,624 bn in foreign loans in 2019-2020 FY
Myanmar is due to receive over K703 billion in foreign aid and seek over K2,624 billion in foreign loans in 2019-2020 fiscal year that starts on October 1, according to the Joint Public Accounts Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

Report lauds Myanmar’s improving business environment
Myanmar is now listed among the top 20 improvers of the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report.
— Myanmar Times

International Rubber Conference 2019 discusses boosting this industry
The International Rubber Conference 2019 was organized at Mingalar Thiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning, with the aims to promote the market of its products.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MIC announces new secretary, foreign capital updates
U Thant Sin Lwin has been appointed as Secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to notification 55/2019.
— Myanmar Times

Authorities issue security alert in airports
Authorities issued security alert in airports including Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports due to reports of potential attacks, according to Department for Civil Aviation (DCA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Government to upgrade national health lab
The government has embarked on a five-year project to renovate the National Health Laboratory (NHL) to improve Myanmar’s ability to investigate infectious diseases and respond to public health threats.
— Myanmar Times

Suu Kyi and the generals drift apart in Myanmar
As a general election draws near in Myanmar, a contest that will pit pro-democracy against military forces, political parties are already preparing for the 2020 race.
— Asia Times

Myanmar balloon season starts 1 October
The newly announced UNESCO World Heritage town of Bagan is preparing for the upcoming ballooning season, Myanmar Tourism Marketing reported at the weekend.
— TTR Weekly

Report says NLD gets widest coverage
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) gets the widest media coverage among all political parties in the country, with regional ethnic parties getting the least media attention, a local political think-tank said.
— Myanmar Times

App for recycled products expected to boost recycling
A new online platform dedicated to marketing recycled products was launched last week in Yangon in a bid to boost efforts to encourage the reprocessing of waste into re-usable materials.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s misleading hyperbole at UNGA
Myanmar’s minister for the office of the state counsellor, Kyaw Tint Swe’s comment that Myanmar wants to repatriate the Rohingya refugees, made during the general debate at the United Nations General Assembly recently, is preposterous and misleading.
— The daily Star

Myanmar nationals given shelter, madrasa managers held
Two managers of a madrasa, who were arrested for allegedly giving shelter to four Myanmar nationals in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, were released on bail, an official said on Monday.
— Deccanherald

Over 20 displaced persons return to Myanmar from Bangladesh
Some 27 displaced persons have returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh, arriving at a reception camp in Maungtaw, Rakhine state, according to the immigration authorities Monday.
— Xinhua

UN hails Myanmar’s ratification of treaty on children in conflict
A top United Nations official hailed Myanmar’s ratification of the optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which deals with the involvement of children in armed conflict.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar targets to eliminate rabies by 2030
Myanmar has introduced a program of vaccinating 1 million dogs in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw this year as part of its efforts to eradicate rabies in the country, according to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) Sunday.
— Mizzima

SGX-listed F&N invests $70m in Myanmar with Emerald Brewery venture
Singapore-listed Fraser & Neave (F&N) has announced the commercial launch of operations at Emerald Brewery Myanmar Limited (Emerald Brewery) a year after it committed to invest $70 million in the beer production joint venture.

Two Mandalay lakes to get wetland protection
Mandalay Region’s Sont Ye Lake in Kyaukse township and Paleik Lake in Tada-U will be designated as protected wetlands to conserve them and regulate development, a senior regional official said.
— Myanmar Times

World Maritime Day commemorated in Yangon
Yangon commemorated World Maritime Day at Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel yesterday morning with Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications, U Kyaw Myo, delivering speech on the occasion.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Military seeks National Defence and Security Council meeting
The National Defence and Security Council should meet to address the current political, economic and military affairs of the country, Major General Tun Tun Nyi, vice chair of Tatmadaw’s (military’s) True News agency said.
— Myanmar Times

Locals face more lawsuits after complaining over weak rule of law in Nansipon gem mine in State Counsellor’s trip
More lawsuits have been filed against some local residents who complained about the weak rule of law in the Nansipon gem mining area in Khamti Township, Sagaing Region, during State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to Khamti in March this year.
— Eleven Myanmar

UMFCCI, US-ASEAN Business Council delegation meet in Yangon
Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and US-ASEAN Business Council delegation held a meeting in UMFCCI office yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Protesters Force Sagaing Govt to Block Chinese Copper Mine
Sagaing protesters have successfully persuaded the regional government to stop the Chinese firm behind the hated Letpadaung copper mine from opening another operation.
— Irrawaddy

Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo receives Head of Asia, Pacific Public Sector Operations at EIB
Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo received Ms Angela Marcarino Paris, Head of Asia and Pacific Public Sector Operations at European Investment Bank, at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Regional Government in Myanmar’s Sagaing Rethinks Support For Chinese Copper Mine
The Sagaing regional government in northwestern Myanmar on Monday cancelled permission for a Chinese company to conduct inspections for a new copper mine project following a protest by local residents in the capital Monywa.
— Radio Free Asia

Tourist arrivals up at Tachilek border checkpoint
The Tachilek border gate registered 26,322 tourist arrivals between 20 and 26 September, according to official data.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt Resists Myanmar Military’s Push to Boost National Security Council Role
As insurgent threats mount, the military’s calls for a top-level security meeting grow louder.
— Irrawaddy

Landing gear failure makes EMBRAER 190 plane land at YIA
EMBRAER 190 plane flying Yangon to Dawei and Kawthoung to Dawei from Myanmar National Airline (MNA) had to land at Yangon International Airport during its take-off as its landing gear was in failure.
— Eleven Myanmar

Filming of Aung San movie commences in Yangon
Crew of Aung San movie started shooting at the National Museum on Pyay Road in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vietnam Culture Week held in Myanmar
The Vietnam Culture Week took place in Yangon city, Myanmar, on September 27 – 30 to popularise images of Vietnam and its people.
— VietnamPlus

26 Murders in Rakhine Still Unsolved; Myanmar Military and AA Trade Blame
The murders of 26 civilians and police in Rakhine State since December remain unsolved as the military and the AA swap blame and the peace process falters.
— Irrawaddy

Boy goes missing after creek flooding caused by heavy rain in Aunglan
Heavy rain flooded Sapamyauk creek in the town of Aunglan, Magway Region, washing away a six-year-old student on September 28 evening, according to local sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s Peace Process Is A Puzzling Phenomenon
To capitalize on the existing momentum in the peace process, the Myanmar Army should extend the unilateral ceasefire it terminated in mid-September.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Soe Win receives outgoing Czech Ambassador
Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Win received outgoing Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Myanmar, Mr Jaroslav Dolecek, who is leaving Myanmar after completion of his tour of duty in Myanmar at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Onion to be imported from Myanmar, Turkey and Egypt
Amid the overheated onion market, state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has decided to start selling onion at Tk 45 per kg in the city from Tuesday.

World body praises safety record of Civil Aviation Dept
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) cited the (DCA) for its good track record in improving the country’s air safety practices.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Now Editor’s Defamation Case Sent Back to Court
A lawsuit accusing a news agency editor of defaming nationalist monk U Wirathu is due to return after being dismissed by a township court.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Teachers’ Day, October 5.


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