Myanmar morning news for September 17

Myanmar morning news for September 17

Myanmar morning news

600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN
Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a serious risk of genocide, UN investigators said on Monday (Sep 16), warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains impossible.

Myanmar earns about US$3.5 B from natural gas export
Myanmar earned about US$3.5 billion from natural gas export within 11 months in this fiscal year and earned over US$430 million more in the same period in the last fiscal year, said an official from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Budget for 2019-20 slashed by more than K400 billion
Parliament has shaved more than K400 billion off of the K32 trillion budget earmarked by lawmakers for fiscal 2019-20.
— Myanmar Times

MIC approves eight more local and foreign investment projects
Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) recently approved eight more local and foreign investment projects, said a release from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

National Plan mooted for 2019-2020, GDP growth to hit 7pc
Parliament has approved the new National Plan law for fiscal 2019-20, which will be effective from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
— Myanmar Times

Nearly $930 m earned from export of beans and pulses in 11 months
Myanmar earned nearly US$930 million from exporting about 1.5 million tons of various beans and pulses in 11 months of this fiscal year exceeding over US$300 million compared to the same period of last year, said an official from the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Industry body aims to boost local steel production
To reduce Myanmar’s dependence on imported steel, plans are being made to increase local production with Chinese technology say industry officials.
— Myanmar Times

Delta Capital Myanmar invests more money in internet service firm Frontiir
Existing backer Myanmar-based private equity fund manager Delta Capital Myanmar (DCM) is putting in additional capital in local internet service company Frontiir along with two of its limited partners as co-investors, according to a press statement.
— DealStreetAsia

New investments in Yangon to create over 2740 jobs
Yangon Region Investment Committee allowed eight local and foreign investments which can create 2,749 jobs for locals.
— Eleven Myanmar

Tatmadaw lieutenant-generals to attend meeting with Northern Alliance groups
Tatmadaw lieutenant-generals and Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, vice-chairman of National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC), will attend a meeting between the Peace Commission and four northern alliance armed groups in Keng Tung, Shan State, said U Zaw Htay, spokesperson for the President’s Office.
— BNI Online

Myanmar produces over 5,600 megawatts
Myanmar is producing over 5,600 megawatts of electricity from state owned and private owned power plants across the country and Ministry of Electricity and Energy has another three power projects in Kanpauk, Ahlon and Milaunggyine for future plan, according to the ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

USDP will exercise the PR system if it wins 2020 election: Spokesperson
The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) believes that it would secure enough votes to form a government in the 2020 General Election, said spokesperson Thein Tun Oo.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar at risk from worsening climate crisis
The risks of climate change to Myanmar were discussed at a seminar for MPs organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Naypyitaw this week.
— Reliefweb

Project finance in Myanmar
A structured guide to project finance in Myanmar, including project company structures, foreign investment and ownership restrictions, government approvals, nationalisation and expropriation.
— Lexology

Myanmar Should Face the Hague Over Atrocities, UN Mission Says
Myanmar’s powerful military should be brought before the International Court of Justice for its continued role in grave violations against ethnic groups including Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations fact-finding mission concluded on Monday following a two-year investigation.
— Bloomberg

Mid-Year Myanmar Gems Emporium kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Merchants view jade during the Mid-Year Myanmar Gems Emporium in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Sept. 16, 2019. A total of 4,558 local and foreign merchants are expected to attend the fair, which kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw Monday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar’s Automotive Market: Q4, 2018 Regulations, Growth Indicators, and Forecasts
The “Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar Automotive Market Regulations, Growth Indicators, and Forecasts, Q4 2018” report has been added to’s offering.
— Ein News

Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing turning over a new leaf?
Many were really surprised when they heard of the Tatmadaw’s withdrawal of lawsuit on Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) Chairman Reverent Dr Hkalam Samson which originally was filed as defamation charge against him.
— BNI Online

5 villagers wounded in naval firing
Sensations prevailed in Kyauk Taw township, 80 miles north of Arakanese capital city of Sittwe, as five villagers sustained injuries by artillery fire from a naval ship on Kaladan river on Sunday morning, where four of them have been hospitalized.
— BNI Online

The Tatmadaw Is Poised To Change Genuinely Now: Kachin Reverend
The Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met with prominent Kachin Reverend Dr. Hkalam Samson in Mandalay last week following his decision to drop a criminal complaint against the latter who thanked US President Donald Trump for imposing travel restrictions on top Myanmar generals.
— Myanmar Now

Asia-wide campaign seeks pardon for two Myanmar men facing death sentence
Myanmar civil society groups and anti-death penalty advocates across Asia have launched a campaign seeking royal clemency for two Myanmar migrant workers recently sentenced to death by a Thai court.
— Myanmar Times

Indaw Lake sees some fish species becoming extinct
Some fish species are assumed to be becoming extinct in Indaw Lake in Indaw Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region, which is the third largest lake in Myanmar, according to some local fishermen.
— Eleven Myanmar

Kinmoonchyon/Shwenettaung dam to supply drinking water to Mawlamyine in 2022
Kinmoonchyon/Shwenettaung Dam in the Athayan River will supply 6.5 million gallons of drinking water daily to Mawlamyine in 2022, according to Mon State Development Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

‘Law hinders growth of bamboo industry’
The Forest Law is blocking the growth of the bamboo industry in the country as the plant is classified as timber, which is subject to stiff regulations, a local trade group said.
— Myanmar Times

Reconciliation Key to Developing Myanmar’s Democracy, President Says
President says democracy in Myanmar ‘in fledgling stage’ at event to mark International Democracy Day; State Counselor urges all groups to act in the national interest.
— Irrawaddy

Growing high-end avocados for the world in Shan State
Daniel Bennett, managing director and co-founder of Shan Orchard Myanmar, reckons Myanmar is the perfect place for the company to reach its goal of growing up to 100 acres of premium Hass avocados for export.
— Myanmar Times

Kyaingtong talks to include military matters for first time
The Northern Alliance of four ethnic armed groups and government peace negotiators will hold talks for the second time in a fortnight in Kyaingtong, Shan State, on Tuesday, as sporadic clashes continue between the Tatmadaw (military) and the groups.
— Myanmar Times

Future of the Myanmar Defense Industry-Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022
The Future of the Myanmar Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news.
— Istechnologytrend

Myanmar fruit and veg women’s rep travels to the US for economic forum
This week, Sandar Myo, representing the Myanmar Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Producer & Exporter Association (MFVP), joins a group of women – and one man – from 18 countries traveling to the United States as part of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative established by the White House.
— Mizzima

Research paper on PLWD job opportunities introduced
The Research Paper on the Effects on Employment Opportunities for People Living With Disabilities was introduced at Royal Nay Pyi Taw Hotel in the capital yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

USDP Leader Urges Myanmar Citizens to ‘Take Care of the Race’
The chairman of Myanmar’s opposition party has called for citizens to ‘put Myanmar above all else.’ Critics question the impact of this type of nationalist language.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Ex-Information Minister Criticizes Successor’s Failure to Reform
Former information minister U Ye Htut says access to information and state relations with the media have failed to improve under current minister.
— Irrawaddy

Draft for National Drug Control Strategic Plan finalized
The National Drug Control Strategic Plan (Draft) was given a final review during a meeting at Shwe San Eain Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese Magazine’s Depiction of Mandalay Palace Causes Anger in Myanmar
China Today cover showing Chinese palace reflected in moat of Mandalay Palace provokes backlash among Myanmar social media users.
— Irrawaddy

Ta’ang Villagers Flee Myanmar Army Bombardment
Around 1,000 northern Shan State villagers have fled their homes as the army launches an assault on a TNLA outpost.
— Irrawaddy

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 36/2019
Meeting 36/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyithu Hluttaw approves Word Change Bill, puts Farmer Market System motion on record
At the 21st-day meeting of Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning, Hluttaw approves the Word Change Bill.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ex-Soldier Shot Dead in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
A former soldier has been shot dead in Rakhine State’s Ann Township by unknown attackers in the second murder in a week.
— Irrawaddy

Civilian Dies, 6 Hurt as Villages Shelled in Clash Between AA, Myanmar Military
Navy shells three riverside villages in Rakhine’s Kyauktaw Township after being fired upon by AA soldiers, local residents say.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military MP Echoes Dictator, Suggests Current Democracy ‘Chaotic’
A military lawmaker in Myanmar invoked language from previous dictator Sen-Gen Than Shwe to imply the country’s democracy is ‘chaotic’ and dependent on the military.
— Irrawaddy



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