Myanmar morning news for October 22

Myanmar morning news for October 22

Myanmar morning news

More oil and gas investments expected next year
U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, is expecting foreign direct investments in the offshore oil and gas industry to increase in 2020, once proposals for exploration and production are received, evaluated and approved.
— Myanmar Times

Government slams ICC over Rakhine refugee issue
A Myanmar diplomat has told a United Nations committee that it rejects the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to exercise jurisdiction over the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people from northern Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

With China-backed Myitsone project, Aung San Suu Kyi is damned if she does …
If Myanmar’s leader goes ahead with the long-stalled, multibillion-dollar dam she will face the wrath of displaced communities at the ballot box
— South China Morning Post

Declining imports, trade deficit not a cause for concern: experts
Myanmar saw a shrinking of its trade deficit to US$1.1 billion in fiscal 2018-19, the first time in six years that exports grew faster than imports.
— Myanmar Times

Facebook, the Rohingya, and internet blackouts in Myanmar
The role of social media, particularly Facebook, in facilitating hate speech and spreading disinformation in countries such as Myanmar has undermined assertions by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that his platform promotes “well-being”.
— Lowy Institute

Traffic at Yangon International Airport reaches 4.6 million
Traffic at 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, according to a Xinhua report.
— Mizzima

MIC approves eight projects; to create 33,000 jobs
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) yesterday approved eight projects, worth US$279.88 million and over K156,930 million, which are expected to create 33,279 job opportunities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Region issues licences to over 340 hotels, over 100 guesthouses
With Yangon Region welcoming a large number of tourists, 346 hotels and 101 guesthouses have been issued licences in the region, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Regulation of gold market needed: trade body
The rules and regulations to control the sale gold through proper channels in Mynamar require strengthening says a senior official with the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association.
— Myanmar Times

EU provides €8 million for small businesses
The European Union has provided €8 million (K13.67 billion/US$8.93 million) in funding for a project to boost Myanmar’s micro, small and medium enterprises.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar needs no help ending Rakhine conflict: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said she will rely on the Myanmar people to resolve the problems besetting Rakhine State, and that ending the conflict would be a priceless legacy for future generations.
— Myanmar Times

NST Region: Myanmar told to be more transparent on oil, mining sectors
AN INTERNATIONAL watchdog on the oil, gas and mining industry recently called on Myanmar to improve public disclosure on gemstone production and state-owned enterprises.
— New Straits times

Myanmar showcases its products at STYLE Bangkok
Myanmar showcased traditional cotton clothing, consumer goods and traditional handicrafts at the fifth STYLE Bangkok Fair, sources say.
— Eleven Myanmar

Derailment of Mandalay-Bagan train kills railway worker
A railway employee was killed on Sunday when a train engine derailed in Mandalay Region, police said.
— Myanmar Times

A Visit to the Chinese Casino City in Laos Built by Myanmar Workers
I had had a strong desire to visit the Kings Romans Hotel, a Chinese-owned project in the Laotian section of the Golden Triangle, where Myanmar, Thailand and Laos meet, for a long time.
— Irrawaddy

Dengue fever transmission declines
High dengue fever cases are reported every other year but outbreaks of dengue from 2015 to 2018 have declined, according to the figures from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

ILO Centenary organized in conjunction with National Tripartite Dialogue Forum
The 100th anniversary of International Labour Organization was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the ILO at the Melia Hotel in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt unveils organic food guidelines based on ASEAN standards
The government has drawn up guidelines for safe production and export of organic food that are in line with standards set by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a senior minister said.
— Myanmar Times

NLD: Myanmar Military MPs’ Meetings With Public an ‘Unethical’ Poll Tactic
National League for Democracy representatives say military-appointed lawmakers are holding ‘unethical’ meetings with voters from elected lawmakers’ constituencies.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar conglomerate’s VC arm seeks Indonesian co-investors
UMG Idealab, the venture capital arm of Myanmar trade conglomerate UMG Group, says it seeks potential co-investment opportunities with Indonesian VCs as it begins to explore investing beyond its pre-seed stage expertise.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

State Counsellor meets with Japanese PM, attends 2nd Myanmar Investment Conference
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the State Guest House in Tokyo yesterday morning during her visit to Japan to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Trouble for Belt and Road in Myanmar
China’s new infrastructure corridor through Myanmar crosses war-torn regions, risking further conflict and environmental degradation
— China Dialogue

MOI, KAS conduct training programme for civil service staff
The Ministry of Information and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS Myanmar) is jointly organizing the ‘Research Methodology, Public Relations and Information Management Training Programme’ for civil service personnel at the ministry’s headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In Myanmar communities torn apart by conflict, youth centres nurture health, learning and well-being
“My job is to help these boys and girls steer their dreams in the right direction for their future.”
— Reliefweb

Myanmar Team to partake in global robotics olympics for the third year
Phandeeyar yesterday introduced the media to the team of six university students, who won Myanmar RoboLeague 2019, and who will be representing the nation at the FIRST Global Robotics Olympics 2019 held in Dubai, UAE from October 23rd to 27th.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Two Children Drown Fleeing Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine
Two siblings drown while trying to cross a creek to escape fighting between government troops and the Arakan Army in their village.
— Irrawaddy

FDI by nine Asean countries hit over 38 bln USD
Till 30 September since 1988-89 fiscal year, the foreign investments by nine Asean countries in Myanmar, reached 38.155 billion US dollars, accounting for 46.6 per cent of the total FDI, according to the figures released by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Celebrate Myanfest 2019 with Myanmar Lager Beer
Myanmar’s first ranked brewery, Myanmar Larger Beer is about to launch the greatest Beer & Champagne Event on 25th and 26th October, 2019 at Thuwanna Bumi Event Park in Yangon.
— Myanmore

Public in Myanmar urged to get children vaccinated against polio
A high ranking Myanmar health official has urged the public in the country to get their children vaccinated against polio and share the advantages of vaccination.
— Xinhua

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Congratulates Myanmar’s MMA Champ During Meeting in Tokyo
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets Myanmar MMA champ Aung La Nsang, aka the ‘Burmese Python’, in Tokyo and congratulates him on his recent ONE Championship win.
— Irrawaddy

Small quakes shake Chin and Sagaing
People in Htantlang township in Chin, and Kalay and Kalaywa townships in Sagaing felt the earthquakes, but no damage or injuries were reported.
— Myanmar Times

Kachin IDPs to return home
The working committee on resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State yesterday disbursed aid to IDPs from the Jarmaingkaung RC Camp in Myitkyina, who will return to their homes soon, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Muse border gate to get MACCS
Customs Department plans to install Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) at Muse border gate by the end of 2020, said Win Thant, Director of Customs Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Appoints UN Rep. as Fifth Female Ambassador
Myanmar appoints Daw Hmway Hmway Khyne, a UN representative and outspoken critic of the UN’s accountability mechanisms on Myanmar, as its ambassador to Italy on Monday.
— Irrawaddy

Prime Minister to pay official visits to Kuwait, Myanmar
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse and a high-level Government delegation will pay official visits to Kuwait on October 26 and 27, and to Myanmar on October 28 and 29.

AA leader’s sister, brother-in-law arrested at Yangon Airport
The Arakan Army (AA) Chief’s sister and his brother-in-law were arrested at the Yangon International Airport and police were investigating them at the Aung Tha Pyay Transit Center, a high ranking officer of Myanmar Police Force said yesterday.
— Eleven Myanmar

Unusual day out: A guide to Yangon’s museums
This unusual day out, or a historical tour, is for those enthusiasms who want to seek unique experiences and cultural knowledge about Myanmar and its people.
— Myanmore

Tatmadaw allegedly seizes AA’s temporary camp in Ponnagyun Township
A Tatmadaw column has reportedly captured a temporary camp of the Arakan Army (AA) near Yoe Ta Yoke Village in Ponnagyun Township, Arakan State at about 2 p.m. on 18 October, the spokesperson for the Myanmar military’s Western Command Col Win Zaw Oo told the DMG.
— BNI Online

Vice President U Henry Van Thio meets with Indonesian President, Vice President in Jakarta
Vice President U Henry Van Thio called on Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta at 7:45 pm local time on 20 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bangladesh to Move Rohingya to Flood-Prone Island Next Month
Rohingya refugees to begin moving to Bhasan Char in Bay of Bengal next month, Bangladesh says, despite concerns over the island’s vulnerability to cyclones and flooding.
— Irrawaddy

Swiss film crew tapes telecommunication progress in Myanmar
A film crew from Swiss-based Seventy Agency filmed scenes of Yangon’s Hlinethaya Industrial Zone and its development, including the factories of Season One Co Ltd and UPG Co Ltd, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar man, 28, found dead at camp in Cherng Talay
Police have yet to determine the cause of death of a 28-year-old Myanmar construction worker found dead in his worker’s shack at a construction worker’s camp opposite Cherng Talay Witthayakhom School on Saturday (Oct 19).
— The Phuket News


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


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