Myanmar morning news for October 24

Myanmar morning news for October 24

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar offers good opportunities for investors: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi says Myanmar offer investors a chance to capitalise on the country’s new-found economic vibrancy.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar military continues committing atrocities against ethnic minorities, says Amnesty
The Myanmar military is continuing to wage fresh atrocities against ethnic minorities in the conflict-riven north of the country, according to a new report by human rights group Amnesty International.
— Telegraph

Export value in two week this FY reaches over $540 m
Export value in over two weeks of the current fiscal year has reached over US$540 million exceeding over US$160 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to sources form the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Suu Kyi: Myanmar constitution must change for ‘complete democracy’
Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said amending the constitution is needed for Myanmar to transition to a “complete democracy,” but is unlikely to happen before next year’s election.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Trade value projected to exceed target
Thanks to the great potentials for external trade, the budgeted trade value is projected to exceed last year’s target of 31 billion US dollars, in 2019-20 fiscal year, said Aung Soe, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, at the Global Value Chain and Economic Development, ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2019, at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on October 22.
— Eleven Myanmar

102 illegal Myanmar migrant workers repatriated from Thailand
A total of 102 illegal Myanmar migrant workers have been sent back from Thailand as the latest batch, Myanmar’s immigration authorities said Wednesday.
— Xinhua

UN Rapporteur Calls On Security Council To Refer Myanmar Human Rights Situation To ICC
UN Special Rapporteur Myanmar Yanghee Lee urged the Security Council to refer the entire situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try perpetrators of international crimes, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a press release.
— Urdupoint

CB Bank first to launch on Asean fintech platform
CB Bank has launched its Innovation Lab on the API-Exchange (Apix), making it the first bank in Asean to reach out to other financial technology (fintech) firms in the region on the exchange.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay steps up food safety drive with focus on chemicals
After ensuring that food sold in the city’s main market was free of toxic food dyes, Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung said he now wants to focus on making sure that farm produce is free of dangerous chemicals.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar sees over 300,000 more Chinese tourists this year
The number of Chinese tourists coming to Myanmar, in nine months from January to September this year, exceeded over 300,000 compared to the same period of last year, according to figures released by the ministry of labour, immigration and population.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar negotiates with China on sending workers
Myanmar is negotiating with China to allow this country’s labourers to enter and legally work in one of the world’s largest economies, a senior labour official said Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

MRCCI members, Indian ambassador discuss economic cooperation
Officials from the Mandalay Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) and H. E. Saurabh Kumar, the Indian ambassador to Myanmar, discussed matters related to economic cooperation and promotion of trade on Tuesday at the MRCCI office in Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japanese officials to visit Myanmar to recruit hotel workers
Japanese officials will visit Myanmar next week to try to recruit workers for the hotel industry, Labour Ministry U Thein Swe said.
— Myanmar Times

Garment workers gather to ask for help for solving labour right violations
More than 200 workers from five garment factories in Halingthaya and Shwepyitha Townships, are gathering in front of Yangon Region Government Office, to ask for the help from the regional government to help solve the violations of labour rights.
— Eleven Myanmar

What Advice Do Myanmar’s Female MPs Have for Women Candidates in 2020?
As Myanmar’s historic reform process continues to evolve, more women are needed in leadership roles of all kinds, including in parliaments.
— Asia Foundation

Lawsuit against Myanmar Carlsberg to proceed in court
A lawsuit filed against six senior employees of Myanmar Carlsberg Company, including its managing director, for cheating under section 420 of the Penal Code will proceed despite attempts to settle out of court, U Ye Tun, managing director of Myat Hmwei Trading Company, which filed the suit, told The Myanmar Times after an October 22 hearing.
— Myanmar Times

Ministry to take interim census in November
Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population will take the nationwide interim census in over 4,000 sample plots in four batches, in coming November.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar seizes large amount of stimulants in northeastern state
Myanmar authorities have seized a large amount of stimulants worth of 700 million kyats (466,600 U.S. dollars) in Shan state, according to a release of the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) late on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Australia agrees to fund electronic national ID
The government will use an interest-free loan from Australia to implement an electronic national ID card, a senior minister said.
— Myanmar Times

Indonesian embassy celebrates anniversaries for Independence Day, diplomatic relations with Myanmar
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Myanmar organized the 74th Anniversary of Independence and the 70th Anniversary of Indonesia-Myanmar Diplomatic Relations yesterday at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN mission head says risk of genocide recurring in Myanmar
The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission on Myanmar says that “there is a serious risk of genocide recurring” against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
— Washington Post

NST Region: Call to strengthen laws protecting maids in Myanmar
A LEGAL watchdog claims the shortcomings of local laws are contributing to rampant abuse against domestic helpers and violation of their rights.
— New Straits times

First jade, jewelry sales expo opened in Mandalay
A sales exhibition for raw jade stones, jade carvings, and jewelry opened on 23 October at the Mandalay Convention Centre on Theik Pan Street, Mandalay. All sales at the expo are being made in the local currency.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rakhine conflict sees more casualties
Fighting in Rakhine state over the weekend resulted in casualties for both Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army (AA), an AA spokesman told RFA’s Myanmar Service on Tuesday.
— Mizzima

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Acknowledges Myanmar Military’s Unwillingness to Reform Charter
Military ‘not overly enthusiastic’ about amending Constitution, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi admits to Japanese media; she says no charter changes will be made before 2020 vote.
— Irrawaddy

Pragmatism, not politics, the best way forward for Rohingya repatriation
All stakeholders in the plight of the Rohingya stuck in camps in Bangladesh will need to show pragmatism, and spurn political maneuvering, if the refugees are to have any chance of returning home.
— Frontier Myanmar

29 Rohingya Refugees Voluntarily Return to Rakhine
Rakhine State authorities received 29 Rohingya refugees Tuesday, bringing the number of voluntary returnees to over 300 as officials work to rehabilitate and resettle them.
— Irrawaddy

Kayin groups seek more control of state resources
Non-governmental organisations and civil society groups in Kayin State have urged the government to let the state manage its own natural resources, which is the essence of a federal democratic system that the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) said it hopes to achieve.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Court Rejects Bail Bid in Toddler Rape Case
Toddler rape case defendant Aung Gyi is denied bail on grounds that not all witnesses have been heard; no witnesses have so far given evidence against him.
— Irrawaddy

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 48/2019
MEETING 48/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ceasefire signing meeting between govt and Northern Alliance likely in November
Coordination is underway to hold a meeting on signing with a ceasefire agreement with the Northern Alliance in the first or second week of November as the fourth anniversary of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), said La Mai Gun Jar from the Kachin-based Peace-talk Creation Group (PCG).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Govt Delays Peace Talks With Northern Alliance
The Northern Alliance says the government has delayed this month’s peace talks because it is holding a meeting with the 10 NCA signatories.
— Irrawaddy

Second test-tube baby born at Central Women’s Hospital, Yangon
A baby conceived using in vitro fertilization (IFV) was born at the Central Women’s Hospital (Yangon) yesterday, making it the second birth the hospital has performed through assisted reproductive technology.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fighting Robs Ethnic Chin in Myanmar’s Rakhine State of Livelihoods
The conflict in northern Rakhine has scared away the tourists who used to visit the area’s tatooed Chin women, while farming–and even weaving–has become too dangerous.
— Irrawaddy

Remembrance of author Bhamo Tin Aung observed in Yangon
The 41st anniversary for remembrance of deceased author Bhamo Tin Aung was held at the Young Men’s Christian Association Hall in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

KACC urges AA to stop arresting civilians not involved in clashes
Fifteen ethnic Chin people went missing amid clashes between the Myanmar army and Arakan Army (AA) in Paletwa Township, Chin State, and AA should not threaten or arrest any civilians who are not involved in fighting, according to a statement issued by the Khumi Affairs Coordination Council (KACC) on October 20.
— Eleven Myanmar

29 persons return to Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre in Maungtaw
A total of 29 persons comprising five families returned on their own volition to Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State at 8: 15 am on 22 October morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hey to return to Myanmar for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Myanmar will have a new coach for next month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers with Antoine Hey assuming the reins following the departure of Miodrag Radulovic, according to the FIFA website.
— Mizzima

State Counsellor meets Princess Yoko, encourages Myanmar youths during Japan visit
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talked about Myanmar-Japan relations, economic cooperation, development and other matters in interviews with Nikkei Asian Review and The Mainichi at The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, yesterday.
— 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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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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