Myanmar morning news for October 14

Myanmar morning news for October 14

Myanmar morning news

Rakhine rebels abduct dozens after storming Myanmar bus – army
State-backed Global New Light of Myanmar says a bus was flagged down by a man before 18 rebels in sportswear emerged from the forest and ordered passengers off at gunpoint
— Rappler

Myanmar Merchants and Farmers Suffer as China Cracks Down on Illegal Cross-Border Trade
China’s recent crackdowns on illegal cross-border trade from Myanmar are causing hardship for Myanmar merchants who make their living selling goods to Chinese buyers.
— Radio Free Asia

VPower Group wins Myanmar’s emergency power tender
Hong Kong-listed VPower Group said its consortium with Myanmar’s Zeya & Associates had been provisionally awarded four of the five emergency power projects tendered by the energy ministry in June.
— Myanmar Times

Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to open Oct 30
The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge across the Moei River in Tak’s Mae Sot district will be officially opened on Oct 30, according to a press release from the Highways Department.
— Bangkok Post

Chili price doubles in Mandalay
The price of chili in the markets in Mandalay has risen sharply prompting many farmers to plant the crop, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar.
— Mizzima

Loans and assistance needed to expand coffee market
Just as agricultural products, such as rice, beans and pulses, bring in significant foreign currency, also coffee can become an important cash crop. This is because Myanmar’s coffee is high grade.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How Will the 2020 Election Shape Myanmar’s Democracy?
Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy. It is supposed to be one year until the next general election. The 2015 poll was the first general election in over 50 years that was free and fair and whose results were recognized.
— Irrawaddy

Rohingya Refugees Who Returned to Myanmar on Their Own Say They Still Face Hardship
Some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal military-led crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2017 and sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh say they have not been able to go back to their original villages after returning to Rakhine of their own volition.
— Radio Free Asia

Number of Japanese language institutions in Myanmar rises to 400
About 3.85 million people studied Japanese at a record 18,604 institutions overseas in fiscal 2018, with the number of institutions soaring in Asia, including in Myanmar, according to a survey released this week, the Mainichi reported.
— Mizzima

Bad habits of smoking and betel-chewing in Myanmar
By Arakan Sein I am disappointed when I see Myanmar people, young and old alike, are seen smoking or chewing a quid of betel. It compels me to write this article.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

IFER Union Minister attends RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun attended the 9th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting and related meetings held in Bangkok, Thailand on 11-12 October 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Villagers block energy company staff from promoting dam on Nam Ma River in Hsipaw
This week local residents blocked the entrance to Nam Ma village to stop UNIENGERY company staff from coming to promote the building of a hydroelectric dam on the Nam Ma River in Hsipaw township, northern Shan State, according for Action for Shan State Rivers.
— Mizzima

Deputy Minister for Information receives Xinhua News Agency Vice President
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun received Xinhua News Agency Vice President Mr Zhang Sutang and party at Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar national fatally bludgeons compatriot
A Myanmar national died while his friend was injured after they were assaulted with a metal bar by a compatriot in an incident at a house in Permatang Batu, here, yesterday.
— The Sun Daily

Yangon hosts 10th Mekong Literature Award presentation ceremony
The 10th Mekong Literature Award presentation ceremony was held at CBC Ball Room of Saya San Plaza in Yangon on 12 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ICE, stimulants seized in Myanmar’s Yangon region
Myanmar authorities seized a haul of narcotic drugs including ICE and stimulant tablets in Myanmar’s Yangon region in single day, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar’s Aung La beats Brandon Vera, defends world championship belt
Aung La N Sang has defeated challenger Brandon Vera via technical knockout in the second round of their fight at the One Century mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in Tokyo on Sunday, successfully defending his One Light Heavyweight World Championship belt.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Nephro-Urology Society holds 4th conference in Yangon
The Myanmar Nephro-Urology Society held its fourth conference at Sule Shangrila Hotel in Yangon on 12 and 13 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pagodas in Nay Pyi Taw crowded with people on Thandingyut Full Moon Day
PEOPLE celebrated the end of the three-month Buddhist Rain Retreat on the Thadingyut Full Moon Day yesterday donating offertories to Members of the Sangha and offering lights at pagodas in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Marvelous Sadon Waterfall in Kachin State
Surrounded by bluish mountains and greenish carpets of vegetation, Sadon Falls streams down a deep slope formed with the different tiers of rock formations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker donates offertories to Buddhist monks
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Mahn Win Khaing Than and his wife and family members took part in a donation ceremony held at Shwe Myin Wun Pagoda at Myawady Town in Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Int’l conclave on justice for Rohingyas in Hague Oct 18
An international conclave will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, on October 18 to bring focus the issue of ‘justice and accountability’ for Rohingyas.

Mandalay holds lighting festival
Famous pagodas and pagodas and dhammayons (religious buildings of wards and communities in Mandalay are crowded with devotees offering flowers, lights and water to the Buddha and keeping Sabbat on the fullmoon day of Thadingyut.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

People celebrate Thadingyut Full Moon Day at pagodas across Myanmar
On the full moon of Thadingyut yesterday, the Shwedagon Pagoda and other pagodas across Myanmar were packed with Buddhist devotees. With several activities organized since early morning, devotees celebrated the Abhidhamma day at the Shwedagon Pagoda.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar conflict: civilians caught in battle in north
As fighting again flares in Myanmar’s restive Shan State, civilians caught in battle between army and armed groups.
— aljazeera

Amyotha Hluttaw speaker discusses regional development tasks with locals in Myawady
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than met with locals from Myawady Town, Phalu Village in Phalu Village church compound.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lee siblings win fights in One Century cage
Singapore’s Angela Lee successfully defended her One Women’s Atomweight World Championship belt against Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan from China at the One Century Part I mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in Tokyo today.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation continues tour of Japan
A Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation visiting Japan led by Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was hosted to a dinner by Nippon Foundation President Mr Yohei Sasakawa and Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association President Mr Hideo Watanabe at the New Otani Hotel Hoon No Ma Hall on the evening of 10 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw Zoo and Safari Park teeming with visitors
Interview by Han Lin Naing, Photo by Michael Htan Nay Pyi Taz Zoological Garden and Safari Park were found to be teeming with visitors during the Thadingyut public holidays.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

My magical trip to Myanmar
The beauty of Myanmar is in its Buddhist temples, pagodas, and different beliefs and rich traditions that locals cherish and visitors admire.
— The news

Colourful lanterns selling well in Yenangyoung
The residents of Yenangyoung Township, Magway region, purchased colourful lanterns during the Thadingyut festival, and the lanterns to be selling well in the local market, said Ko Mya Twin, a lantern seller.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Rural Women, October 15.


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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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