Myanmar morning news for October 11

Myanmar morning news for October 11

Myanmar morning news

Spending on electricity tops budget for the first time
The energy and electricity sector has been allocated with the highest volume of funds in the Budget for fiscal 2019-20, which commenced October 1. It is the first time the energy sector will top government spending.
— Myanmar Times

Bomb Explodes Near New NLD Office in Rakhine State
Local residents and National League for Democracy members are reeling after an explosion shook the construction site of a new party office in Buthidaung, Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

Planned China Railway Raises Fears of Land Grabs in Myanmar
Residents of central Myanmar’s Mandalay region said Thursday that they are increasingly fearful of forced property confiscation lost farmland in areas slated for the construction of a high-speed railway running from Kunming in southwestern China to their city under the massive Belt and Road Initiative.
— Radio Free Asia

Chili price doubles in Mandalay market due to high demand
The price of chilies from Pyawbwe, Yamethin, Tatgone, and Kyaukse townships has doubled from the level recorded during the same period of last year, according to the Mandalay market.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Court Fines Villagers, Chinese Mining Firm Employee in Waste Dispute
Six Sagaing residents fined for obstructing Wanbao Co., which they accuse of dumping
— Irrawaddy

Five-year-old boy among 30 Rohingya arrested for travelling in Myanmar
Nine children sent to juvenile detention centres as remainder of group face up to two years in prison for failure to produce ID cards.
— The Guardian

At least 7 mechanisms focus on Myanmar with over USD 35 million from the precarious Regular Budget resources
At least 7 mechanisms focusing on Myanmar, including the International Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) and the Special Rapporteur, with a total spending of over USD 35 million from the precarious Regular Budget resources, said Hmway Hmway Khyne, Deputy Permanent Representative of Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Inclusive Business Challenge launched to recognise enterprises with social impact
The UK-aided DaNa Facility and Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association (MYEA) launched the Inclusive Business Challenge last week to raise the awareness of “inclusive business” in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Forty percent separate trash in Yangon: city
About 40 percent of people in Yangon separate their trash using colour-coded plastic bags, an official of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) said.
— Myanmar Times

Water, Water Everywhere Quenched Myanmar’s Thirst. Then the Clay Pots Disappeared
When the bullock carts lugging passengers and produce pulled into Yangon, coated in the umber dust of the countryside, the people on board, if not the oxen, used to be able to count on refreshment.
— New York Times

Myanmar facing several challenges including Rakhine issue in democratic transition
Myanmar is facing several challenges in its delicate and sensitive democratic transition with Rakhine issue being one of the most complex ones, said Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
— Eleven Myanmar

A Review of “The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century”
In the run-up to Myanmar’s elections next year, there is little positive news to report about a country that seemed like a democratic success story less than five years ago.

Nay Pyi Taw targets convention business
Nay Pyi Taw will focus on developing meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and sports events in 2020 to generate more revenue in the administrative capital, an executive of a travel organisation said.
— Myanmar Times

Villagers alerted to crocodile threat in SW Myanmar
Villagers have been alerted to the threat posed by crocodiles in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady delta region following attack by a crocodile on a young man, according to Wildlife Conservation Group Thursday.
— Xinhua

Faithfully implement bilateral agreement to resolve Rakhine issue
In its efforts to narrow the gap between the regions and states in terms of socio-economic growth, the Union Government is giving priority to Chin, Rakhine, and Kayah states, which have lagged in development.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN urged to spend more on repatriation, less on probes
The Myanmar government urged the United Nations to spend more money on the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of northern Rakhine refugees from Bangladesh instead of on investigating alleged human rights abuses by the Tatmadaw (military).
— Myanmar Times

Three Myanmar army soldiers killed in TNLA ambush
Three Myanmar government soldiers were killed and at least seven civilians and three other troops were injured Wednesday morning during a Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) ambush on a military convoy in war-torn northern Shan state, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Court to Announce Bail Decision in Toddler Rape Case in Two Weeks
Naypyitaw’s Dekkhina Thiri District Court is due to announce its decision on whether to grant bail for Aung Gyi, the defendant in a high-profile toddler rape case, on Oct. 23.
— Irrawaddy

MPT cleared to launch mobile finance offering in Myanmar
Myanmar’s state-run operator MPT has been granted a mobile financial services licence by the country’s central bank after a lengthy approval process.
— Developing Telecoms

Detained Muslims should be immediately released – HRW
Myanmar authorities should immediately release 30 Rohingya Muslims detained for attempting to travel from Rakhine State to the city of Yangon, Human Rights Watch said.
— Mizzima

The government’s pointless battles with ethnic activists
On October 2, hundreds of people – possibly even 1,000 – gathered in Maha Bandoola Park in Yangon to show support for activists Naw Ohn Hla, Saw Thein Zaw Min and Saw Albert Cho.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Police Free Pop Singer After Mistaken Arrest on Drug Charges
Myanmar singer Phyo Pyae Sone and his colleagues were detained for two days after police accused them of possessing 10 ketamine pills.
— Irrawaddy

YGN cabinet notifies stalled privatized cinemas to start performing
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein held a meeting with private business owners yesterday concerning 11 cinemas that have yet to fulfill their part of the contract when they bought the state-owned cinemas from 1995 to 2013.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Winners of first Myanmar National Real Estate Awards announced
The winners of the first Myanmar National Real Estate Awards (MNREA), a five month long campaign that recognises and celebrates the achievements of the best property developers in Myanmar, were announced last week.
— Myanmar Times

World Sight Day observed in Magway
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe and Magway Region Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo attended the World Sight Day 2019 event held at Magway town hall yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

International community failed to influence Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis
The United Nation (UN) on Wednesday recognized the international community’s failure to influence Myanmar in taking back the Rohingyas and find a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis.
— Dhaka Tribune

Anti-Corruption Commission delegation attends SEA-PAC meeting
An Anti-Corruption Commission delegation led by ACC member U Zaw Win attended the 15th meeting of the South East Asia Parties Against Corruption (SEA-PAC) held at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, from 9 to 10 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hydropower Department DG and Director charged for corruption
The Director General and Director from the Hydropower Implementation Department were charged and indicted on October 9, at Mandalay Region High Court for corruption.
— Mizzima

SG Min Aung Hlaing meets with Japanese defense chief, PM separately
A Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing left Yangon International Airport on the morning of 8 October to make a goodwill visit to Japan at the invitation of Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japan Self -Defence Forces General Koji Yamasaki.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Feature: Myanmar youth turns passion for custom art into profession
Nge Nge, a young Myanmar artist, has been in the custom art field for more than three years when she turned her passion into profession.
— Xinhua

SWRR Minister collects UN, ICRC support at ExCom sideline meetings
During his travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 70th plenary session of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye met with UN officials and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

India donates 10,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines to Myanmar
With the aim of helping the Myanmar government’s effort to fight against rabies and the production of vaccines at fair prices, India donated 10,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines to Myanmar, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

The Global Initiative for the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness
By Arakan Sein The World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention to blindness and vision impairment.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

IDPs in Myanmar’s Rakhine See No Hope of Return Home
Without jobs, displaced northern Rakhine villagers are forced to survive on limited food in shabby huts with no prospect of a return to their homes.
— Irrawaddy

72nd Independence Day to be celebrated nationwide with five national objectives
Vice President U Myint Swe, Chairman of Central Committee for organizing 72nd Independence Day celebrations attended the first coordination meeting of the committee held at the Union Government Office meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Myanmar’s PM Arrived in London on a Failed Quest for Independence
On this day in 1941, Prime Minister U Saw arrived in London seeking independence; after being rebuffed and contacting Japan, he spent the war detained by the British.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Post Day, October 9.


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