Myanmar morning news for September 12

Myanmar morning news for September 12

Myanmar morning newsYangon electricity revenues up 65pc
Yangon Region collected K36 billion more in electricity payments for the month of July, which is a 65 percent increase compared to the month before, said Daw Soe Soe Nwe, general manager of Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC), at a press conference on Monday.
— Myanmar Times

$250m earned from exporting 190,000 tons of rubber in 11 months
Myanmar earned about US$250 million from exporting 190,000 tons of rubber in 11 months of the current fiscal year exceeding over US$60 million (over 41,000 tons) compared to the same period of last year, said an official from the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Justice for Victoria: Toddler testifies in Myanmar ‘nursery rape’ case
A three-year-old girl who it is alleged was raped at her nursery in Myanmar has given evidence via video link at a trial in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.
— BBC

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

Govt to borrow US$185 million for rural development
The government will borrow US$185 million (K283.4 billion) from the Asian Development Bank to finance rural development projects across the country, a senior agriculture official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Insurgent Group Using ‘Bluetooth’ To Trigger Landmines, Indian Agencies Worried
A fresh report by the intelligence agencies has suggested that Arakan Army, an insurgent group of Myanmar, is using ‘Bluetooth’ and ‘Wifi’ technology to trigger landmines against Myanmar Army.
— Defence Aviation Post

Myanmar seizes over 180 tons of illegal timbers in a week
Myanmar authorities have seized over 181.7 tons of illegal timbers nationwide in a week earlier this month, according to figures released by the Forest Department on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

New Asian-built LPDs for Thailand and Myanmar
Two neighbouring Southeast Asian countries are adding LPDs to their naval fleets and both are procuring them from Asian shipbuilders in different countries.
— Shephard Media

On The Border Of China And Myanmar, Commerce And Consternation
The Chinese border town of Ruili is home to tens of thousands of Burmese, including a sizable Rohingya population that’s frustrated by Beijing’s efforts to ensure their crisis is not “internationalized.”
— Supchina

Opium, stimulant tablets seized by joint police force in Myanmar
Myanmar authorities seized 42.5 kilograms of opium worth over 25.5 million kyats (17,000 U.S. dollars) in Shan state, according to the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Dictator’s First Visit to the US as State Leader
Myanmar’s Revolutionary Council chairman and military dictator U Ne Win visited the US from Sept. 7 to 18 in 1966, four years after staging a coup. It was the fifth and last trip the dictator made to the US, after having last visited in 1950.
— Irrawaddy

Campaigners To Appeal To Thai King To Pardon Myanmar Men Facing Death For Koh Tao Murders
Bangkok, Thailand – Myanmar campaigners are planning a last-ditch appeal to Thailand’s king to pardon two Myanmar men convicted for the 2014 murder of a British couple on the idyllic island of Koh Tao.
— Myanmar Now

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar hands over evidence to new body
The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council in 2017 (resolution 34/22), has handed over its evidence under international law to a new mechanism that is mandated by the Human Rights Council to follow up and prepare files for criminal prosecutions, according to a statement.
— BNI Online

Talking trade and investments with Thailand’s economic counsellor in Myanmar
Thailand and Myanmar have long had business and economic ties, with the Thais even establishing a trade and business centre in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Manager of pharmaceutical factory charged with corruption
The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged a manager of a state-owned pharmaceutical company with the improper purchase of tonnes of plastic resin.
— Myanmar Times

International efforts are helping Myanmar build its dairy industry from scratch
All the critical factors are there for dairy to bloom in Myanmar… almost.
— Daily Reporter

Joint Bill Committee discusses on Union Tax Bill
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee held a meeting on 2019 Union Tax Bill sent by Union Government at the meeting hall of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

USDP, Military Lawmakers Slam NLD Call for Myanmar to Join Int’l Rights Pact
Opposition says signing ICCPR would erode national sovereignty, and questions NLD lawmaker’s authority to submit proposal in Lower House.
— Irrawaddy

Officials want to enlist ethnic armed groups in deforestation fight
The government needs the cooperation of ethnic armed groups across the country if it is to effectively address deforestation, which has become a major problem, officials said.
— Myanmar Times

Rakhine internet blackout protest set for September 30
Activists are urging the public not to use the internet on September 30 as part of a nationwide protest against the shutting down of the internet in four townships in northern Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

Local peanut oil prices expected to stabilise
The prices of local peanut oil and groundnuts, which rose in August, are expected to stabilise this month, says an official with an industry organisation.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar-China border trade volume reaches more than US$ 5,450 million in current FY
The trade volume on Myanmar-China border has reached more than 5,450 million during the current fiscal year.
— Eleven Myanmar

Civilian Murders in Rakhine State ‘Anarchy’: Myanmar Military
A spree of unsolved civilian murders is plaguing towns in Rakhine State amid the ongoing conflict between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army.
— Irrawaddy

Pyithu Hluttaw debates pesticide reduction, safeguarding ecosystem
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is negotiating between the governments of Myanmar and Thailand for foreign travellers to pass through Mese Gate BP-13 for 7-day trips but local residents of Mae Hong Son province are currently allowed 3-day trips up to Loikaw after receiving approval from the Union Government through the Kayah State Government.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Controversial Romanian Anton Caragea, four others to visit Myanmar
Four Romanian nationals are expected to accompany controversial Romanian Anton Caragea during his scheduled visit to Myanmar later in the month to hand over a tourism award to Vice President U Henry Van Thio.
— Myanmar Times

Fisheries Dept official calls for cooperation to prevent formalin-treated fish, prawn from Thailand
Cooperation of other departments is necessary to prevent fish and prawns containing formalin from entering Yangon through Thai-Myawady border route, said Hla Htay, deputy regional head of Myanmar Fisheries Department during a regular meeting of the Myanmar Fisheries Federation held on September 10.
— Eleven Myanmar

VP U Henry Van Thio encourages sustainable development of Myanmar sugar industry
With the aim of promoting harmonization of sugarcane production and its market, the Myanmar Sugar Forum 2019 was opened at Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar-German Business Entrepreneurs Association holds conference on foodstuff processing in Mandalay
Myanmar-German Business Entrepreneurs Association held a conference on foodstuff processing, beverage production, packaging and machines at the meeting hall of Mandalay Region Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry on September 10.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Govt Negotiation Body to Form Peace Secretariat
The government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) is planning to form a Peace Secretariat team in order to negotiate with ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that are both signatories and non-signatories to the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), according to a spokesperson for the Presidents’ Office.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi hosts farewell lunch for Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam and spouse
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, hosted a farewell lunch for Mr Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Pahlawan Colonel (R) Dato Paduka Haji Abdu’r Rahmani bin Dato Paduka Haji Basir, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to Myanmar and Dean of the Diplomatic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ambassadors Visit Returnees in Rakhine
A delegation of Heads of Missions and senior diplomats from the embassies of the nine ASEAN member states; China, India and Bangladesh as well as the representatives from UNDP and UNHCR, visited Rakhine State from 10 to 11 September 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Arbitration centre launches in Myanmar
The Myanmar Arbitration Centre (MAC) was launched on 3 August 2019 in Yangon as the central seat for arbitration disputes in the country, in accordance with Myanmar Arbitration Law 2016.
— Vantage Asia

Union Minister U Ohn Win attends UNCCD COP 14 in New Delhi
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win, who had been in New Delhi to attend the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14), first attended minister level meeting on 8 September.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung receives British Ambassador
Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung received British Ambassador Mr Daniel Patrick Chugg at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. During the meeting, they discussed and exchanged views on peace, stability and
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Wathann Film Festival Closes with Praise for High Standard of Entries
Documentary on Shan State opium farmers, short film about a man struggling to cover cost of treating a sick friend among this year’s winners at WFF.
— Irrawaddy

Asian epi managers meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw
A meeting of Asian managers from the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) was held at the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Four Arrested with Explosives to Be Charged Under Myanmar Counterterrorism Act
Mandalay police say they have arrested four young men with bomb-making equipment, including 1,000 detonators.
— Irrawaddy

Yadanabon University bans smoking on campus
The Yadanabon University in Mandalay on Tuesday formally declared itself smoke-free, banning the use of tobacco anywhere inside the sprawling campus, officials said.
— Myanmar Times

Broad Coalition to Ramp Up Food Safety in Myanmar
Around 400 stakeholders from Myanmar’s food industry are expected to attend a forum in late September to address food safety challenges.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Govt Negotiation Body to Form Peace Secretariat
The new office will utilize experts and civil servants and incorporate both NCA signatories and non-signatories, a Myanmar President’s Office spokesperson said.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw approves 5th amendment bill on election laws
Senior government officials answered the asterisk questions during the 19th day meeting of second Amyotha Hluttaw’s 13th regular session which also approved the 5th amendment bill on Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law, Amyotha Hluttaw Election Law and Region/State Election Hluttaw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Northeastern Myanmar Villagers Gripped by Fear of Armed Groups
Shan State villagers say they are trapped between three warring ethnic armed groups and face abduction by a rebel army that signed the government’s 2015 ceasefire deal.
— Irrawaddy

International Democracy Day organizing committee holds coordination meeting (5/2019) with working committees
The International Democracy Day Organizing Steering Committee held a coordination meeting (5/2019) with working committees at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw at 3pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Four AA suspects arrested in Mandalay, explosives found
Four persons assumed to be Arakan Army (AA) members were arrested along with explosive devices at a house in Chanmya Tharsi Township, Mandalay Region yesterday morning, says Police Brig-Gen Sein Lwin from Mandalay Region Police Force.
— Eleven Myanmar

 

 

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