Myanmar morning news for September 19

Myanmar morning news for September 19

Myanmar morning news

Nobel Peace Laureate Could Face Prosecution Over Myanmar Military’s Actions
Myanmar’s civilian leader, a Nobel laureate once extolled as a champion of democracy, could face prosecution for crimes against humanity because of the military’s attacks on Rohingya Muslims and other minority groups, United Nations investigators said on Tuesday.

Myanmar’s gas export increases in 11 months of 2018-2019
Myanmar’s natural gas export hit 3.5 billion U.S. dollars in the first 11 months (Oct.-Aug.) of the fiscal year 2018-2019 ending September, according to the Ministry of Commerce Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar and Thai agree to fight against human trafficking
With the aim to fight against human trafficking in persons, a meeting was held at the hall in Tak Province, Thailand, yesterday morning.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Rice Federation to export rice to China
The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) will export 250,000 tonnes of rice to China based on an MOU with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation of the Chinese Government which it will sign, the federation said.
— Myanmar Times

World Bank loan sought in Myanmar’s parliament
A loan of 100 million U.S. dollars from the World Bank International Development Association (IDA) is being sought in Myanmar’s Union Parliament, parliament sources said Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Marine export earnings hit over 660 m USD this FY
Till August of this fiscal year, the marine export earnings hit 667.007 million US dollars, up 15.788 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to Myanmar Fishery Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Sending the Rohingya home to die?
The United Nations (UN) recently warned that the repatriation of the Rohingya already driven from the country by the Myanmar army remains “impossible”, stating that Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are already facing a “serious risk of genocide”.
— The Asean Post

Myanmar, China to Conduct Joint Boundary Inspection Next Year, Ministry Says
Myanmar and China plan to conduct the third joint inspection of their shared boundary next year, after 24 years of not being able to implement the activity, according to the Union minister for international cooperation.
— Irrawaddy

States and regions woo investors in Nay Pyi Taw forum
State and regional governments set up booths and sent senior representatives to engage with investors at the Myanmar Global Investment Forum 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw.
— Myanmar Times

Garment industry continues to grow although headwinds remain
An industry body says Myanmar’s garment sector is on track to meet a target of US$10 billion in exports set under a 10-year plan.
— Myanmar Times

In Myanmar’s Remote Mongla Region, Mandarin Supplants The Burmese Language
The teaching of Mandarin Chinese is now prevalent in many government-run schools in Myanmar’s Mongla autonomous special region, local teachers say, in the remote border area in eastern Shan state that has become dependent on nearby China for business and jobs.
— Radio free Asia

Construction in Myanmar – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2023
Myanmars construction industry output grew by 7% in real terms in 2018, following an average annual growth of 9% during the preceding four years.
— Arapidnewsnetwork

World Bamboo Day 2019 held at Yangon University
Domestic bamboo growers, bamboo entrepreneurs, and bamboo artisans jointly organized an event to mark the 4th World Bamboo Day 2019 at Yangon University on 18 September with the aim of promoting bamboo-based products through sharing knowledge.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s ‘tomboys’ stride out of the shadows
In seventh grade, at school in a small town five hours’ drive north of Yangon, Jel Li developed a crush on another girl.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

First Mathnasium Learning Center in Myanmar opens to enthusiastic response
Mathnasium Learning Centers, which brings impactful and fun supplementary math programs to community children, celebrated the successful grand opening of its first Myanmar location on Aug. 31. The U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, George Selby, participated in the festivities.
— Yahoo News

Myanmar security forces conduct airstrikes in Arakan
As the fighting between Myanmar security forces and Arakan Army (AA) members intensified after three days of encounters, the Myanmar Tamadaw today used three helicopters to launch airstrikes in Min Bya township of Arakan.
— BNI Online

Dengue cases on the decline in Phuentsholing
More than two months since the first dengue case was reported, dengue fever case is on the decline in Phuentsholing.
— Eleven Myanmar

Security tightened in Myawaddy Township
The Police Force together with army, Border Guard Force, officials from Immigration Department and locals tightened security in the Myawaddy Township, Myanmar-Thai Border Area, at night of September 16th.
— Eleven Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar, UNDP to launch The Hackathon 2019
Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar will co-host the second edition of The Hackathon event, in partnership with Impact Hub.
— Telecompaper

2.5 million methamphetamine pills seized near Myanmar border
Another big delivery of methamphetamine pills has been intercepted in Chiang Mai. This time the couriers were both female.
— The Thaiger

No Cease-fire Deal With Northern Alliance, But Parties Agree to Another Meeting in Myanmar
Myanmar government peace negotiators and the Northern Alliance group of ethnic armies on Tuesday did not reach an agreement on a bilateral cease-fire to end hostilities between the rebel forces and national military in northeast and western Myanmar, though they decided to meet again for further discussions, spokesmen for the parties said.
— Radio Free Asia

Why Myanmar’s Wa always get what they want
Shops, hotels and restaurants in Panghsang, the unofficial capital of Myanmar’s northeastern area controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), display signs in three languages: Wa, Chinese and Bamar.
— Asia Times

Social Welfare Dept running 85 homes for aged in country
The Department of Social Welfare is caring for 2900 senior citizens at 85 homes for the aged across the country, a senior department official said.
— Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw chief, entourage visit non-Buddhist shrines
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Tatmadaw (military), paid visits and made donations to Muslim and Hindu shrines in Yangon on Tuesday in an apparent bid to foster unity among the country’s different cultures and religions.
— Myanmar Times

Details Scarce on Funding, Planning for Flood Prevention at New Yangon City Project
Building dykes to protect the flood-prone site of the mega-project will cost an estimated $100 million–and that doesn’t cover the inevitable impact on surrounding areas.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Ruling Party Sues Facebook Users for Chief Minister Memes
The National League for Democracy in Mandalay has sued two Facebook users for allegedly defaming the regional chief minister, U Zaw Myint Maung.
— Irrawaddy

NA-B, Government still no agreement
Myanmar government peace negotiators and the Northern Alliance – Burma on Tuesday did not reach an agreement on a bilateral cease-fire to end hostilities between ethnic forces and national military in northeast and western Myanmar, though they decided to meet again for further discussions, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

State Counsellor’s ‘culpability’ in Rakhine crisis an ‘open-ended question’: UN investigator
UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in alleged abuses committed against the country’s Rohingya minority.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Gov’t, Armed Groups Agree “In Principle” On Draft Ceasefire
The Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed on parts of a draft ceasefire, including pledges to end fighting, cooperate to help IDPs and hold further talks.
— Irrawaddy

UEC, IFES collaborate on proper social media usage in relation to elections
Union Election Commission (UEC) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) jointly conducted the Training on Social Media: Usage, Strategies and Internal Guide at the UEC’s meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Analysis: Myanmar Still Living with Legacy of 1988 Military Coup
To mark the 31st anniversary of the 1988 coup that would see Myanmar ruled by a military junta for more than two decades, The Irrawaddy revisits this analysis from 2018.
— Irrawaddy

No Peace in Myanmar Without Sacrifices: Kachin Christian Chief
Rev. Hkalam Samson of the Kachin Baptist Convention says leaders talk about peace but they benefit too much from war.
— Irrawaddy

Mosques Reopen in Myanmar’s Magwe 10 Years After Bloody Riots
Magwe mosques have reopened after violence a decade ago as Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pledges to protect Myanmar’s religious freedom.
— Irrawaddy

VP U Myint Swe to attend 16th China-ASEAN Expo, Business and Investment Summit
Vice President U Myint Swe left Yangon yesterday afternoon for the People’s Republic of China to attend the 16th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit which will be held from 21 to 24 September in Nanning, capital city of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Second Amyotha Hluttaw convenes 22nd meeting for 13th Regular Session
The Second Amyotha Hluttaw discussed asterisk questions, approved the Myanmar Medical Degree, Diploma and Certificates Bill and accepted a committee report on the questions and motions made in its 12th Regular Session, during the 22nd-day meeting of the 13th Regular Session yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyithu Hluttaw calls for youth training schools, infrastructure development in remote areas
The 22nd day meeting of Pyithu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session was convened yesterday, raising asterisk questions about the establishment of training schools and infrastructure development in fur-flung areas.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Annual road death toll increases in Yangon
Poor driving skills are the cause of most car accidents in Yangon, said Police Captain Win Myint Oo from Yangon Region’s No. 2 Traffic Police Force.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin signs book of condolences for late former President of Indonesia
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin signed the book of condolences for late Prof Dr Ing Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, former President of the Republic of Indonesia, at the Indonesia Embassy in Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Street, Dagon Township in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UEC Chairman receives Chinese Ambassador
Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein received Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Myanmar Mr Chen Hai at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Hanuman Coffee Shop withstands test of time
The largest city of Myanmar, Yangon which is a commercial and cultural hub of the country had seen many changes over the last 60 years.
— Nenow

Suhyup Bank Establishes First Overseas Subsidiary in Myanmar
SH Suhyup Bank has set up a micro finance institution (MFI) in Myanmar, which is its first overseas subsidiary. The bank is planning to accelerate its entry into Southeast Asian markets, such as Cambodia and Indonesia, in the future.
— Business Korea

IPRD hosts researcher talk on Brexit
The Information and Public Relations Department under the Ministry of Information yesterday organized a talk on Brexit, an abbreviation for “British exit,” referring to the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) after 2016 referendum.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Women Writing on Myanmar: There’s a Problem With How We Study Burma
The neglect of Myanmar scholarship by women and local authors impoverishes our understanding of the country; a new online resource seeks to address the problem.
— Irrawaddy

No agreement, but both sides upbeat at Kyaingtong talks
Talks between government negotiators and the Northern Alliance of four ethnic armed groups in Kyaingtong on Tuesday did not succeed in easing fears of more violence in Shan State, but both sides described the negotiations as “good and satisfactory”.
— Myanmar Times

The Deadly Bombing That Killed Myanmar’s First Foreign Minister
On This Day in 1948, Myanmar’s first foreign minister died after he was injured in a bombing on Sparks Street that remains unsolved to this day.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Win Khaing receives Turkish Ambassador
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing received Turkish Ambassador Mr Kerem Divanlioglu yesterday at his office in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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