Myanmar morning news for October 21

Myanmar morning news for October 21

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar citizen investment volume reaches K 19,000 billion including US$ 10 billion in 11 economic sectors
Myanmar citizen investment volume reached K 19,000 billion including US$ 10 billion in 11 economic sectors of Myanmar within 31 years, with the most investment in real estate accounting for 22 %, according to the official statistics of the Department of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Traffic with Myanmar int’l airport grows in 9 months this year
Traffic with Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport hit 4.6 million in the first nine months of this year, up 6.5 percent from the same period of last year when it registered 4.32 million, said Sunday an announcement of the Yangon Aerodrome Company (YACL), which is the operator of the airport.
— Xinhua

Over $360m earned from animal product exports in 2018-2019 FY
Myanmar earned more than US$360 million from exporting animal products in 2018-2019 fiscal year exceeding over US$130 million compared to 2017-2018 FY, according to figures from the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

PTTOR aims to open first petrol station in Myanmar next year
Buranin Rattanasombat, executive vice-president of planning at Thailand’s PTT Oil and Retail Business (PTTOR), revealed on Friday that the company is planning to expand its markets in neighbouring countries as part of its overseas business strategy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan is eyeing export-oriented businesses in Myanmar
Japanese companies are becoming interested in the local industry which will manufacture products in Myanmar and export them to India, China and Thailand, said Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, at Japan-Myanmar Resource, Trade and Investment Expo 2019 at Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon on October 19.
— Eleven Myanmar

Floating meth sacks found in Myanmar sea worth US$20 million: Official
Sacks of crystal meth scooped from the sea by Myanmar fishermen who mistook it for a deodorant substance had a street value of US$20 million, an official told AFP on Sunday (Oct 20), in a country believed to be the world’s largest methamphetamine producer.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar will test avocado shipment in foreign markets next month
Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Association will begin exporting sample shipments of their systematically homegrown avocados to China, India and Thailand on 3 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New national health policy prioritizes nine sectors
The new national health policy will prioritize nine sectors including the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to the coordination meeting on redrafting the national health policy in Nay Pyi Taw on October 18.
— Eleven Myanmar

Gambia to file case against Myanmar
Gambia will be taking Myanmar to the International Court of Justice to face charges of genocide against its Rohingya minority, said Gambia’s attorney general and minister for justice Abubacarr Marie Tambadou.
— New age bd

Manipur police recover brown sugar worth Rs 19 crore
Police in Manipur’s border district Tengnoupal have seized 9.7222 kg Brown Sugar which would worth around Rs 19 crore in the international market.
— Morung Express

Union Construction Minister inaugurates upgraded Sagaing-Monywa road
The Monywa District section of the Sagaing-Monywa 4-lane concrete road was inaugurated with a small ceremony yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japan: Hold Myanmar to Account for Atrocities
The Japanese government should publicly hold Myanmar to account for military atrocities committed against Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, Human Rights Watch said today. It should discourage Japanese investment that would benefit the military or at the expense of minority groups.

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island: Official
Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding.

How nights out in Singapore inspired Myanmar’s first microbrewery
Friday nights in the late 90s were a ritual for Htin Lin and his friends – finish work or study and then start drinking beer.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar’s state of perpetual conflict
Report after report have confirmed the wave of appalling violence in Myanmar on its ethnic minorities, perpetrated by a well-trained, well-armed and state-sponsored organisation. Yet the world seems to be incapable of ending this horrifying situation, perhaps unprecedented since the Second World War. Why?
— The Daily Star

Japan to independently dispatch MSDF to Middle East
The government decided to launch a detailed study to prepare for independently dispatching a Maritime Self-Defence Force unit to the Middle East to collect information on securing the safety of sea lanes in the region.
— Eleven Myanmar

Motorbiking in Myanmar, for beginners
It’s surprisingly cheap and easy to tour Myanmar’s highways and byways with the recreational motorcycling community.
— Frontier Myanmar

HRW calls upon Japan to hold Myanmar accountable
HRW has released a statement yesterday calling for the Japanese government to hold Myanmar accountable for the atrocities committed against Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, as well as to discourage investment that will benefit Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw.
— Tamil Guardian

Myanmar, Nepal issue joint statement in Nepali president’s state visit
Myanmar and Nepal issued a joint statement Sunday on the occasion of the state visit of Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, underlining that the first visit to Myanmar by a head of state of Nepal in the past nearly four decades reinforces the bond of friendship and the tradition of high-level interaction between leaders of the two countries.
— Xinhua

Myanmar must guarantee rights of Rohingyas
Myanmar must guarantee the rights of Rohingyas and take confidence building measures to create a conducive environment for their return to their place of origin in Rakhine State, Bangladesh has conveyed to the United Nations.
— The Daily Star

Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends swearing-in ceremony of Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta
Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends the swearing-in ceremony of Indonesian government, together with the heads and senior officials of ASEAN and its partner countries.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

YGH to open Center of Excellence for Wound Care Unit
Center of Excellence for Wound Care Unit will be opened at Yangon General Hospital this year, said Myanmar Wound Care Society chairman orthopedist Professor Dr Myint Thaung.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mass cycling event in Mandalay marks 2019 World Polio Day
The mass cycling event to mark World Polio Day was held at the Palace Moat in Mandalay yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Peace commission proposes to hold JICM
The government’s peace delegation has submitted a proposal to the Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) to hold the Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on October 30, said Hla Maung Shwe, an advisor to the government’s Peace Commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

36 competitors in Myanmar’s first MMA Tournament
The YFC MMA Tournament – Myanmar’s first ever Amateur Mixed Martial Arts tournament – was hosted by Yangon Fight Club at Yangon United Sports Complex yesterday. 36 International and Burmese competitors participated from 12pm to 6pm.
— Myanmore

State Counsellor arrives in Tokyo to attend emperor’s enthronement
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Tokyo yesterday to attend Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony which will be held on 22 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

US Embassy and 12 artists support drug dependent communities
The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the social organization Full Stop and 12 Myanmar artists, produced the song “Don’t Give up Hope,” which tells the stories of people struggling with drug dependency.
— Mizzima

Press Release on the State Visit of the Rt. Hon. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal to Myanmar
At the invitation of U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Right Honourable Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, paid a State Visit to Myanmar from 16 to 20 October 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Visakhapatnam: India-Myanmar Naval Exercise commence onboard INS Ranvijay
The opening ceremony of the second edition of ‘India Myanmar Naval Exercise’ IMNEX-2019 was conducted onboard INS Ranvijay here on Friday.
— Newkerala

Private donors hand over new school building in Pakokku
A family of well-wishers donated a new school building, desks and chairs, amounted to K150 million in total, at Nyaungbin village tract in Pakokku Township, Magway Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Development Information Day, October 24.


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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