Myanmar morning news for September 13

Myanmar morning news for September 13

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar banks look to consolidation through better governance
Consolidation can be expected in Myanmar’s overcrowded banking sector, aided by improved corporate governance and central bank directives as well as a cleaning up of loan books, an investment conference heard this week.
— Myanmar Times

Campaign launched to highlight “data darkness” internet shutdown in Rakhine State
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and three partners have launched a campaign to highlight the impact of an internet blackout on residents of four townships in Rakhine State.
— Frontier Myanmar

Journalist’s truth mission gives voice to Myanmar’s voiceless
There are many good stories, ‘but we forget to tell them with compassion, Magsaysay Award winner Ko Swe Win says.
— La Croix

MoEE Minister discusses energy development with Finnish Amb
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing received Finnish Ambassador Ms Riikka Laatu at his ministry yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

DCA instructs airport operators to buy aircraft removal equipment
Department for Civil Aviation (DCA) instructed operators from international airports to buy aircraft removal equipment to be easier to move the disabled aircraft from the runway, said Deputy Director General Ye Htut Aung from the DCA.
— Eleven Myanmar

Deputy Ministers explain Union Tax Bill 2019 at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
The 23rd day of Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 13th Regular Session was convened yesterday, with the explanations Deputy Ministers about the Union Tax Bill 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Attran River suspension bridge to be built with JICA’s loan
Attran River Suspension Bridge will be built with the loans from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) by the end of this year, according to the Mawlamyine Industrial Zone Management Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thai-Myanmar Business Matching Logistic 2019 held for the first time in Myanmar
Thai-Myanmar Business Matching Logistic 2019, organized by Thailand Embassy to Myanmar, was held at Pullman Yangon Centre Point Hotel in Yangon for the first time on September 11.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thandwe in Rakhine to receive international-airport status
The government has approved the upgrade of a local airport in Thandwe, Rakhine State to international status, said U Kyaw Aye Thein, Rakhine State Planning and Finance Minister.
— Myanmar Times

Sugarcane farmers, sugar millers plead for government help
Local sugar millers and sugarcane farmers say they are calling for multiple issues to be addressed urgently by the government to ensure the sustainable development of the sector in the country.
— Myanmar Times

Parliament rejects motion to join international civil rights treaty
The Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) has rejected a motion from the ruling National League for Democracy for Myanmar to sign the 1996 UN convention to protect and respect the civil and political rights of individuals.
— Myanmar Times

Myanma Tourism Bank opens third branch in Nay Pyi Taw
The Myanma Tourism Bank inaugurated their third branch bank at a ceremony in front of the branch in Thabyaygon depot, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

KB Kookmin Bank to provide home loans to low income households
South Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank will participate in developing a government-funded residential complex for low income households in Yangon, Kim Chang-woo, chief representative of KB Kookmin Bank Yangon Representative Office, told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Solid prospects for e-commerce
Many people in Myanmar shop on Facebook, but online marketplaces such as and RGO47 are investing heavily in attracting more users.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s ease of banking rules to generate demand for office space?
WILLIAMS MEDIA spoke with Colliers International Myanmar who understands that foreign institutions are most likely to choose Grade A or Grade B quality office space as the Central Bank of Myanmar plans to allow more foreign banks to provide services.
— Retalk Asia

Myanmar ranks tenth in 15 seasonal flu-hit countries
Seasonal influenza hit fifteen countries with total 128,367 cases from January to September 9 this year, and Myanmar is ranked tenth with 689 cases, according to data from the ministry of health and sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar stocks surge on hope of foreign funding
Expectations are growing for an influx of foreign investment into Myanmar two months after local authorities said they would lift restrictions to allow overseas investors to trade shares of locally listed companies.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Military road defies Myanmar national ceasefire, fuels insecurity
Critics say military role in road-widening project in Karen territory violates ceasefire, as UN warns of dangers.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar Border Fighting, Cease-fire Underscore China Influence And Its Limits
With recent intense fighting in Myanmar’s northern Shan state and ongoing armed conflict in northern Rakhine state, China’s influence in the Southeast Asian country’s peace process has grown with the country’s government pushing for ethnic armed groups to meet with peace negotiators.
— Radio Free Asia

What Myanmar’s bizarre capital tells us about the future of travel
Naypyidaw, Myanmar, is one of the strangest capital cities in the world. The city, only a decade old, is a sprawling maze of 20-lane highways, government compounds and pastel condominiums.
— Chicago Tribune

No cheap fixes for Myanmar’s banks
When you have to tell people not to panic – well, that’s when you really have a problem.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar’s Dragons dodge cows to play rugby
On the outskirts of Yangon, a group of barefoot boys and girls find unity and respect through touch rugby
— Asia Times

Will checkpost at India-Myanmar border boost organised trade?
After a five-year wait, the integrated check-post at the Moreh (Manipur) border with Myanmar is ready for operations.
— The Hindu Business

Myanmar Agro Exchange to be listed by 2020
Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Ltd (MAEX) is gunning for a listing on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) by early 2020, said U Aung Gyi, chief executive of the company.
— Myanmar Times

Tech-savvy insurgent group in Myanmar leaves India worried
A fresh report by the intelligence agencies has suggested that Arakan Army, an insurgent group of Myanmar, is using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to trigger landmines against Myanmar Army.
— DNA India

Notorious prison presents a friendlier face to inmates
Mention Insein Prison and what comes to mind are images of abused inmates, unbridled corruption and sub-human conditions.
— Myanmar Times

Govt to record gold prices twice daily
The Ministry of Home Affairs’ Bureau of Special Investigation (BSI) will record gold prices twice a day to deter price manipulation, said U Myo Myint, chair of the Yangon Region Gold Entrepreneurs Association, refuting rumours that the bureau was investigating local gold businesses.
— Myanmar Times

2019 China-Myanmar International Mountain bike challenge set for October
Enthusiastic mountain bikers may participate in many races, but how about cycling between two countries?
— Xinhua

Despite Ceasefire Declaration Myanmar Army and Ethnic Alliance Clash in Kutkai
Armed clashes between the Myanmar army and members of an ethnic military alliance continued in the hours after the alliance declared a one-month ceasefire on September 9th. The ceasefire announcement followed weeks of heavy fighting in northern Shan State.
— BNI Online

Myitkyina court fines pair over protests by IDP youth
A court in the Kachin State capital, Myitkyina, has penalised the organisers of the first demonstrations in the city to be held by youth displaced by fighting since a ceasefire collapsed in 2011.
— Frontier Myanmar

4 men assumed to be AA members face lawsuits under anti-terrorism law, telecom law
Four persons assumed to be Arakan Army (AA) members that were arrested together with explosives in Mandalay city have been filed with lawsuits under the anti-terrorism and telecommunications laws, according to police sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Permanent Representative delivers statement in response to oral update by High Commissioner for Human Rights and Interactive Dialogue on report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
Myanmar Permanent Representative to UN U Kyaw Moe Tun The Permanent Representative U Kyaw Moe Tun made a rebuttal statement in response to the oral update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Interactive Dialogue on the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism (IIM) for Myanmar which was held on September 9-10, 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UAG Office explains report on implementation of rule of law strategic plan
The Union Attorney-General Office held a meeting yesterday to explain the assessment report on their Moving Forward the Rule of Law: Strategic Plan 2015-2019 yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Highlights of Myanmar International Series 2019
Korakrit Laotrakul of Thailand competes during the men’s singles 3rd round match against Lim Yik Fong of Malaysia at the Myanmar International Series 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 12, 2019.
— Xinhua

Innwa Bank opens new branch in Bhamo
Innwa Bank Ltd formally opened their 62nd branch at No 58, Sinphyushin Street, Mingon Ward, Bhamo Township, Kachin State, with a ceremony yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fire vehicles, computers donated to Forest Department
Korea Forest Service and Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) donated forest fire vehicles and computers to Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation at Forest Department yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 35/2019
Meeting 35/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SWRR Ministry receives donations for flood-affected regions
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin handed over US$40,000 donated by Myanmar families in California for flood-affected regions in Myanmar and $300 donated by Myanmar family abroad for the UEHRD project to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Landslides block Hakha-Falam-Kalay road temporarily
Heavy rain caused stones to fall and block some portion of Hakha-Falam-Kalay road near Chunkyone Village, Hakha Township, Chin State temporarily on September 11, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Arakan Army using tech to activate landmines – Indian Intelligence
A report by Indian intelligence agencies has suggested that Arakan Army is using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to trigger landmines against Myanmar Army, according to
— Mizzima

Myanmar Military Chief Makes More Donations to Non-Buddhist Groups
Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing donates cash, provisions to Muslim, Christian communities in Mandalay, as well as to two Buddhist monasteries.
— Irrawaddy

Taking a Quantum Leap to Revamp Myanmar’s Economy
Foreign direct investment in the country has increased sharply this year, but concerns over infrastructure, unclear procedures and the Rakhine issue remain.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay Colonel to Sue Monk for ‘Defaming’ Army
A Mandalay-based monk is facing a military lawsuit for criticizing Buddhist nationalists for taking an army donation.
— Irrawaddy



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