Myanmar morning news for October 16

Myanmar morning news for October 16

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar needs to address structural transformation of the economy: WB
Key takeaways from the latest (Oct 2019) World Bank ‘Asia Pacific Economic Update – Weathering Growing Risks’ pertain to using policy spaces available for the countries in order to boost and sustain growth; to continue trade openness, including through deeper regional integration (within ASEAN and R-CEP and other bilateral arrangements) and enact structural reforms to raise productivity, enhance trade and investment and encourage innovation.
— Mizzima

Fresh list of 50,000 Rohingyas handed to Myanmar: Foreign minister
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today said a new list of around 50,000 Rohingyas has been handed over to Myanmar to expedite Rohingya repatriation efforts.
— The Daily Star

Individuals’ border trade totals nearly 40 mln USD in Myanmar in FY 2018-19
Myanmar’s border trade using Individual Trading Cards (ITCs) totaled over 59 billion kyats (39.3 million U.S. dollars) in the fiscal year 2018-2019 which ended in September, according to figures from the Commerce Ministry on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Internet shutdowns persist in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Four townships in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have been closed off from internet access for nearly three months, blocking access to information to journalists and the public.
— Ifex

VISA ON ARRIVAL: A discrimination act for former Myanmar citizens?
Tourists from six countries, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Russia, can now enter Myanmar with no requirement for pre-arranged approval.
— BNI Online

Myanmar’s great tech switch is chance to become part of world’s web
On October 1, Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi officially launched one of the biggest technological changes in the country’s history: its computers and websites would start using Unicode, a kind of universal script containing characters from most of the world’s written languages.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

More western tourists expected as visa-on-arrival scheme takes effect on 1 Oct
Myanmar is giving visas on arrival to the tourists from six western countries– Italy, Germany, Russia, Australia, Switzerland and Spain, as the new scheme took effect on 1 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Peace through development: China’s experiment in Myanmar
Recurring conflict and military stalemate in northern Myanmar have prompted China to embark on a bold experiment – one with implications that Nay Pyi Taw might not yet even comprehend.
— Frontier Myanmar

New air route links China’s border province Yunnan, Myanmar
A new direct flight linking Mangshi, a border city in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, with Yangon, capital of Myanmar, will be launched at the end of October.
— Xinhua

Local gold price likely to continue falling to some K1.2 mln
The local gold price is expected to continue to drop, reaching a low of some K1.2 million per tical (0.578 ounces or, 0.016 kilograms), said U Ohn Myaing, general secretary of the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association (MGEA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar medical experts to attend public health conference in Lao PDR
Health professionals from the University of Public Health, the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine from the medical universities and the University of Community Health will attend the 11th International Conference on Public Health among Greater Mekong Sub-region Countries (11th GMS-ICPH) which will be held in Vientiane of Lao PDR from 17 to 19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How China pushes its agenda in the Myanmar media
The plight of thousands of women from Kachin and Shan states trafficked into forced marriages in China has attracted global attention, with numerous major news outlets and human rights groups covering the crisis. But one Myanmar language publication recently gave a different take on the experiences of women in marriages across the border.
— Mizzima

Myanmar’s Rakhine Conflict Takes Toll on Firefighters, Police
An official from Rakhine state’s fire department in western Myanmar on Tuesday appealed to the Arakan Army to release firefighters detained as they traveled on a bus, days after suspected rebels took them and other passengers hostage near the town of Mrauk-U.
— Radio Free Asia

RedDoorz gunning for IPO, and making expansion a priority
SINGAPORE-based hotel booking and management platform RedDoorz is shooting to be Ebitda-positive by 2023. Its chief executive thinks that it is a milestone which, when reached, would mark the right time for a public listing.
— Business times

Rohingyas pose serious threat to national security, India should never let them in
Illegal migration of Rohingyas to India and the decision to settle in any part of the country is being masterminded by a core group, created by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
— OpinIndia

Personal goods to be generated from waste materials
The opening ceremony of a training course on manufacturing personal goods from waste materials was held yesterday at Kyut Kyut Center near Min Ye Kyaw Swar road and Bo Min Yaung road, Kamar Kasit Ward in Dala Township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s parliament will resume its 14th session
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.
— Mizzima

International White Cane Day observed in Yangon
Yangon City Development Committee organized the 28th International White Cane Day yesterday morning, with the participation of 1,450 blind persons and visually impaired people, together with their 531 helpers, from 31 blind schools and associations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President Bhandari Leaving For Myanmar Wednesday
President Bidya Devi Bhandari is paying a State visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar from 16 to 20 October 2019, at the friendly invitation of the President of Myanmar U Win Myint.
— Nepal 24 hours

Inland Water Transport Department earning well through Yangon-Dala ferry boat services during Thadingyut holidays
With the number of passengers increasing during the Thadingyut holidays, compared with other seasons, the Yangon-Dala ferries are serving the transportation needs of passengers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Refugee Molested And Groped 20yo Student On Bus Trip Back To Kelantan University
It was 12.50 am on 15th October 2019, and a 20-year-old university student was on a bus trip from Kemaman to her university in Kelantan when she was suddenly groped and molested by a 28-year-old Myanmar refugee sitting next to her.
— world of buzz

Union Information Minister attends welcoming ceremony of ‘ASEAN-Korea Train’ programme
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint and the Myanmar delegation landed in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, at 7 am local time yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Video purports to show defector who joined AA
The Arakan Army (AA) has released a video of an ethnic Rakhine soldier who they allege joined it after he defected from the Myanmar military, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar bridge project underway
Construction work is now underway for the No3 Thanlyin Bridge in Myanmar. The project is costing US$300 million with the work being carried out by a group of Japanese firms.
— World Highways

Union Construction Minister inspects infrastructural developments in Chin State
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, accompanied by Chin State’ Chief Minister U Salai Lian Lwal, looked into the constructions and developments of roads, bridges and state-owned buildings in Chin State on 15 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

DPNS celebrates 31st founding
The Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) Chairman Aung Moe Zaw said that Myanmar is facing various crises which can be resolved successfully only by building trust among ethnic nationalities and political forces.
— Mizzima

Curriculum Vitae of the Right Honourable Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
The Right Honourable Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal was born on 19 June 1961 at Manebhanjyang-2, Bhojpur District of Nepal.
— 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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