Myanmar morning news for September 23

Myanmar morning news for September 23

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar vows to take stricter action on illegal trade
Myanmar will take strict action against illegal trade with the aim of substantially reducing the volume of fake or illegal products entering the market, said U Soe Win, Minister of Planning and Finance.
— Myanmar Times

EU urges UNSC sanctions against Myanmar human rights violators
The European Parliament has called on the UN Security Council to adopt targeted sanctions against those responsible for human rights violations in Myanmar.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Export surges to $15.97 bln in current fiscal year
Myanmar’s exports to foreign countries touched a high of US$15.97 billion between 1 October, 2018 and 13 September, 2019, according to data of the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Refugee Cutbacks Could Isolate Rohingya Children in the U.S.
Thousands of Rohingya have quietly settled in America, but for children who fled violence in Myanmar, having their parents join them is becoming a distant hope.
— The New York Times

Yangon Court Jails Former Myanmar Army Officer for Criticizing Commanders
A court in Yangon’s Taikkyi Township on Friday sentenced a former Myanmar army captain, U Nay Myo Zin, to one year in prison for his critical public remarks about the military leadership in April.
— Irrawaddy

Border trade value reaches over 9.4 bn in 11 months
Myanmar has earned over US$9 billion from border trade in over 11 months, exceeding over US$1 billion compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

UK announces £87 million fresh fund for Rohingya
UK has announced to provide a fresh fund of £87 million to support the Bangladesh government and the UN joint response plan for the displaced Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar.
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Over 100 public accountants awarded ASEAN professional certificates in Myanmar
A total of 110 public accountants in Myanmar have been awarded ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Certificates for meeting with set required standards, the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accounts (MICPA) said on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Electricity price hike fuels demand for solar power in Myanmar
A recent electricity price hike has fuelled optimism among companies selling rooftop solar systems to factories, but a lack of knowledge and financing challenges continue to hold back sales.
— Frontier Myanmar

Illegal Rohingya caught with Indian passport
With the Bharatiya Janata Party demanding the implementation of the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Telangana, in the wake of increasing illegal migrants from foreign countries into Hyderabad, especially the Rohingyas from Mynamar, the intelligence agencies have intensified their efforts of identifying illegal immigrants living here.
— Deccan Chronicle.

Gems Emporium: Over 861 jade lots sold for euros 103.826 mln
The Mid-Year Myanmar Gems Emporium entered its seventh day yesterday, with over 861 jade lots sold for 103.826 million euros through open tenders at the Maniyadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Illegal entry of sugar from border spells trouble for local producers
With sugar flowing into Myanmar illegally through the border, the price of sugar in the local market has taken a dive, which has sugarcane growers worried.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar on path to meet $10-bn garment export target: MGEA
Myanmar’s garment sector is on track to meet a target of $10 billion in exports, according to the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association (MGEA), which had laid out the target and a goal to create one million jobs under the Myanmar Garment Industry Strategic Plan 2014-2024.
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Picking up speed on Yangon’s Circular Railway
Yangon’s Circular Railway is receiving a much-needed upgrade, but efforts to control vendors risk depriving hundreds of people of their livelihoods.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar’s Air KBZ plans to start Mandalay-Imphal flight
Myanmar’s private carrier Air KBZ plans to start flight from Mandalay to Imphal in Manipur.
— New India Express

Over 100 public accountants awarded ASEAN professional certificates in Myanmar
A total of 110 public accountants in Myanmar have been awarded ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Certificates for meeting with set required standards, the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accounts (MICPA) said on Sunday.
— Xinhuanet

USDP, Tatmadaw jointly try to make law that can dissolve parliament
Opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and Tamadaw MPs jointly submitted a constitution amendment bill to Parliament which confers power to the National Defence and Security Council in its functions and duties to be able to dissolve parliament.
— Mizzima

ACC takes action against 122 under Anti-Corruption Law
The Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC) took action against 122 civil servants, high-ranking officials and other staff including the two persons who have political power, from 2018 to 2019, under the Anti-Corruption Law, said Thant Zaw, Chief Investigator from the Prevention and Control and Investigation Department under the Office of Anti-Corruption Commission, at a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw on September 21.
— Eleven Myanmar

Cross-dressing in Myanmar: from mystical brides to lip-synching queens
Heavily made-up men who perform as nat kadaws enjoy broad acceptance in Myanmar society, but it’s a different story for cross-dressing men who sashay on stage as drag queens.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar gov’t honors outstanding schools, students in matriculation exam
Myanmar government honored with awards to schools with best pass rate and outstanding students in the 2018-2019 academic year’s matriculation exam, said an official release on Saturday.
— Xinhua

How Oway plans to win Myanmar as the country strives to build a digital ecosystem
Looking at the services that Oway is offering, it is hard not to compare the Myanmar-based startup with its regional competitors Grab and gojek.
— e27

Indian Coast Guard seizes 1,155 kg of drugs from Myanmar ship, arrests six crew members
The massive drug seizure was made on September 19 by ICG ship Rajveer near the Car Nicobar Islands of India. Officials said nearly 1,160 kg of the ketamine drug was seized in the co-ordinated sea-air operation from the vessel that was later found to belong to Myanmar.
— Zee News

Wholesale food company receives first foreign direct investment safety certificate
METRO Wholesale Myanmar, the country’s leading wholesale company for food and non-food assortment, has just received a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification after going through a rigorous audit process for two days in August, 2019.
— Mizzima

Elections in Myanmar: Stepping out of Suu Kyi’s shadow
Two new parties in Myanmar have been set up in recent months as the country counts down to next year’s general election.
— The Straits Times

Myanmar, Kuwait ambassadors pay visit to the Pilbara
They may not be the first two countries that come to mind when people think of the Pilbara, but last week Australia’s ambassadors to Myanmar and Kuwait visited the region.
— The West

#MeToo in Myanmar: Two Documentaries on How the Movement Has Inspired Women to Seak Out
More and more women in Myanmar are sharing stories about experiences with sexual abuse and their struggle to combat gender discrimination. Here are two documentaries which show women speaking out against violence and standing up for gender equality.
— Good Men Project

Centara and KMA sign management deal
Centara Hotels & Resorts and KMA Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, signed off on a management agreement Friday for a new hotel in Myanmar owned by KMA.
— TTR Weekly

Deputy Minister for Information returns from China
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun and Myanmar delegation came back from China yesterday morning after attending China-ASEAN Radio and Television and New Media Forum and Television Fair during 16th China-ASEAN Expo held in Nanning, China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from 18 to 21 September.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vice President U Myint Swe returns from 16th China-ASEAN Expo, Business Summit
Vice President U Myint Swe and Myanmar delegation concluded an official visit to China, and arrived back home yesterday. They attended the 16th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit which were held in Nanning, capital city of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SWRR Union Minister provides cash assistance to persons with disabilities
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR) Dr Win Myat Aye provided initial cash assistance to the persons with disabilities in Bago Region at the Bago City Hall yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Thaung Tun attends Singapore Summit 2019
Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and Chairman of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), U Thaung Tun, attended the Singapore Summit 2019 from 20 – 21 September.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Excelsior Hotel to get Blue Plaque on 28 Sep
The Yangon Excelsior Hotel on Bo Sun Pat Street, Pabedan Township, Yangon, will become the 33rd site to receive a Blue Plaque from the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) on 28 September, according to the trust.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Centara Hotels celebrates Myanmar entry
Centara Hotels and Resorts is set to expand into Myanmar through a hotel management agreement with KMA Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung Group of Companies, to operate Centara KMA Resort Inle Lake.
— Mizzima

Social protection for migrants highlighted at CLMYV forum
The Mekong Migration Network (MMN) has welcomed commitments made by governments of the CLMTV on the “portability” of social security for migrant workers in Southeast Asia.
— Mizzima

Yangon’s boom falls short across river – waiting to bridge the gap
“An enormous industrial zone spanning the area south and west of the river, largely funded by money from Korea and China, is under consideration.”
— The Thaiger

Vice-President calls for cooperation to make local products competitive in markets
Market is the most important thing for businesses. The government, associations and entrepreneurs need to make cooperation for the competitiveness of local products in domestic and foreign markets, said Vice-President Henry Van Thio, at the opening of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) Centennial International Expo 2019.
— Eleven Myanmar

WaveMoney, Yoma Bank collaborate to extend collateral-free loans
Wave Money has officially announced a collaboration with Yoma Bank Ltd to boost the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Ferry for Yechanpyin-Agnumaw route to be ready by Nov-end
A ferry which will ply between Yechanpyin in Sittway town and Agnumaw in Maungtaw town is currently under construction at the Dagon Seikkan shipyard under Inland Water Transport, and it will be completed by the end of November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than to attend meeting of parliaments in Kazakhstan
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than will attend the 4th Meeting of Speakers of the Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments which will be held in Nur-Sultan, capital city of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on September 23-24.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Number of childhood cancer patients up
The number of children with cancer aged under 14 has increased by around 1,500 a year, said Childhood Cancer Specialist Dr. Aye Aye Khaing from Childhood Cancer Department at Yangon Children’s Hospital.
— Eleven Myanmar

 

 

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