Myanmar morning news for October 15

Myanmar morning news for October 15

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar’s draft oil and gas bill jeopardises next bidding round
Uncertainty and confusion over Myanmar’s proposed oil and gas law risk alienating existing investors and could undermine the next crucial bidding round, according to companies and experts in the sector.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar denies using landmines along Bangladesh-Myanmar border areas
Myanmar has denied all allegations of using landmines along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border areas.
— Dhaka tribune

Yoma, Philippine AC Energy JV eyes renewable energy projects in Myanmar
FOCUSED Yoma Strategic Holdings on Monday said it will form a strategic partnership with AC Energy, the energy platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation.
— Business Times

Over $137m earned from export of broken rice last FY
More than US$137 million was earned from exporting over 500,000 tons of broken rice in 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— Eleven Myanmar

Average inflation rate increases for 17 consecutive months
The average inflation rate hit 8.53 per cent in late August, a slight increase compared with 8.35 per cent in late, according to the Central Statistical Organization (CSO).
— Eleven Myanmar

Arakan Army Shows Off Video of Rakhine Defector From Myanmar Military
The Arakan Army has released a video of an ethnic Rakhine soldier who joined the rebel military after he defected from the Myanmar military, in which he alleges that government forces routinely discriminate against minority soldiers among its ranks and abuse Rakhine civilians.
— Radio Free Asia

Authorities announce two-month extension of curfew in Maungdaw
Authorities announced the two-month extension of curfew in Maungdaw on October 11, sources said. The army and security forces need the curfew to have rules of law and stability in line with law, the announcement said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Separate plots planned to establish specialized textile and garment zones in Yangon, Mandalay
Separate land areas are being planned to establish special zones related to textile and garment in Yangon and Mandalay regions, according to the ministry of industry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary declared ASEAN Heritage Park
The Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary was declared an ASEAN Heritage Park (AHP) at the 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment, held from 7-10 October in Siem Reap, Cambodia, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Citizen investment volume reaches K 7,857 billion till 2019 September
Myanmar citizen investment volume reached K 7,857 billion till September of 2019 financial year, mostly in real estate, manufacturing, transport and communications, hotel and tourism and construction, according to the official statistics of Myanmar Investment Commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

AA arrests fire fighters and passengers aboard Shwepyithit passenger bus
Arakan Army (AA) arrested 19 fire brigade members and 12 passengers aboard Shwepyithit passenger bus in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State, in the morning of October 11th.
— Eleven Myanmar

Sino-Pak axis plans to sell arms to Nigeria and Myanmar
The Sino-Pak military axis is now eyeing export markets in third countries in India’s neighbourhood and among New Delhi’s traditional defence partners in Africa.
— India times

Myanmar hails designation of ASEAN heritage park
Myanmar on Monday hailed the designation of its wildlife sanctuary in northwestern Sagaing region as an ASEAN Heritage Park (AHP).
— Xinhua

In Myanmar, a Nonprofit Icon Enjoyed Foreign Funding Despite Allegations of Sexual Abuse
The alleged failure by the US embassy and a UN agency to prevent abuses reflects systemic gaps in safeguarding mechanisms, that are common within local nonprofits in the developing world.

Myanmar festival hampered onion import leading to price hike, Minister Munshi says
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has blamed Myanmar’s “apathy” to onion export during a major Buddhist festival for the rise in prices in Bangladesh after a brief fall.
— bdnews24

Nay Pyi Taw attractions remain packed with holidaymakers
A large number of people came to visit the National Landmark Garden and the Hlay Kwin Taung in Nay Pyi Taw until the third and last day of Thadingyut Festival.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Nimbus likely to form in eight states and regions: meteorologist
Nimbuses are likely to form in eight states and regions including Yangon and Mandalay regions, said meteorologist Dr Tun Lwin.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myitkyina recreation centres bustle with domestic travelers
Myitkyina’s Bamboo Forest Recreation Centre was filled with holiday makers from morning to evening throughout the public holidays.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation arrives back home from Japan
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing who is leading a Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation in Japan went to the Myanmar Embassy and met with the staff of embassy and military attaché and their families on 13 October afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s parliament to resume 14th session on Nov. 4
Myanmar’s parliament, made up of two Houses, will resume its 14th session on Nov. 4, said an announcement of the parliament published on Monday.
— Xinhua

U Bein Bridge sees increased visitors during long holiday
The Thadingyut festival is accompanied by a set of holidays perfect for the general public to spend time with loved ones and travel to all places.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Authorities seize narcotics
Myanmar authorities seized a haul of narcotics including ICE and stimulant tablets in Myanmar’s Yangon region in single day, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Myitsone becomes popular destination for holidaymakers
Myistone can be reached in less than one-hour drive from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights
Thousands of people in Myanmar gather to pay their respects to Buddha at Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda for the Thadingyut festival of lights.
— Yahoo News

‘Tip of the iceberg’: finance minister pledges to address illicit trade
Smuggling is costing the government heavily in lost revenue; poor enforcement means that for every 5,000 cans of beer brought into the country illegally, only one is seized.
— Frontier Myanmar

Bagan-NyaungU filled with pilgrims on 4th day of Thadingyut holiday
As Bagan-NyaungU in Mandalay Region is home to important archaeological sites, a number of visitors thronged the area on the morning of 14 October, according to a resident from Bagan Town.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President Bhandari leaving for Myanmar visit on Wednesday
President Bidya Devi Bhandari is paying a state visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar from October 16 to 20 at the friendly invitation of the President of Myanmar U Win Myint, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
— My Republica

Do Directors Own Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited (SGX:Y45) Shares?
If you want to know who really controls Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited (SGX:Y45), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry.
— Yahoo News

Fewer people visiting Bodhi Ta Htaung elephant camp during Thadingyut Holiday
Although many people are visiting the Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung pagoda in Monywa Township, only a few people have come to the elephant camp during the Thadingyut holiday, according to an entrance ticket collector at the elephant camp gate.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Singapore-listed Yoma in tie-up with Ayala unit for renewable energy projects in Myanmar
Myanmar-focused Yoma Strategic Holdings said on Monday (Oct 14) it will form a strategic partnership with AC Energy, the energy platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mekong literary awards graced with dinner reception
A dinner reception to honor the 10th Mekong River Literature Awards was held at Karaweik Palace, Yangon, on the evening of 13 October and Regional Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein was seen supporting the event.
— 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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