Myanmar morning news for September 27

Myanmar morning news for September 27

Myanmar morning news

Economy to improve as Myanmar opens up to foreign investment
Myanmar’s economy is forecast to expand to 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year and pick up to 6.8 percent in the next, according to a report on the economy in Southeast Asia released by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) on Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

Leaked Govt Memo Warns of Attack on Myanmar Capital; Embassies Issue Security Alerts
Police were deployed across Naypyitaw on Thursday but representatives of ethnic armed groups have said there is no plan for any such attack.
— Irrawaddy

Two Myanmar Electricity Ministry Officials Arrested for Corruption
Anti-Corruption Commission accuses two Hydropower Implementation Department directors of taking bribes from firms working on Yeywar Dam project.
— Irrawaddy

109 more illegal Myanmar workers repatriated to homeland from Thailand
At least 109 illegal Myanmar migrant workers have been sent back to homeland from Thailand, the Myanmar immigration authorities said on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Six Malaysians, 71 Myanmar nationals arrested; human smuggling syndicate busted
Six Malaysians and 71 Myanmar nationals, who are part of a human smuggling syndicate, were detained following multiple raids in Klang Valley, Kelantan and Penang, says Bukit Aman.
— The Star Online

Infrastructure projects, private sector cooperation prioritized for tourism development
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Chairman of National Tourism Development Central (NTDC) Committee addressed meeting number 2/2019 of the central committee held at the Mingala Thiri Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Central Bank of Myanmar Governor receives People’s Bank of China Kunming Branch’s deputy governor
Central Bank of Myanmar Governor U Kyaw Kyaw Maung received People’s Bank of China Kunming Branch Deputy Governor Mr Jing Wei at Gangaw Hall of CBM in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MOGE owes more than US$1.6B even as domestic demand rises
Myanmar owes China more than US$1.6 billion which it borrowed on high interest to implement projects including an oil and gas pipeline, according to a Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA) statement released based on an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon Parliament Urges Regional Govt to Seek Legislature’s Approval for Projects
A committee in Yangon’s regional parliament has said the government should seek parliament approval for 12 projects that are worth at least US$10 billion.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Security Readiness Questioned Amid Bomb Threats, Laser Incident
Myanmar authorities have rolled out additional security measures in major cities following recent alleged bomb threats by ethnic armed groups, with special squads patrolling busy public areas after Western nations issued alerts following the release of a leaked memo about possible attacks, police said Thursday.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar exports 1.16 million tons of rice and 55,000 tons of broken rice in Aug
Myanmar exported over 1.16 million tons of rice and over 55,000 tons of broken rice in August, less than the export volume last month, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon may see increasing aging population
Yangon region may see increasing aging population as the number of working-age population and the youth population ratio continues to widen, according to the Yangon Region Census Report.
— Eleven Myanmar

Development of local bamboo industry remains a pipe dream
Despite government promises to provide assistance in developing the bamboo industry in the country, its efforts have not gone beyond holding technical seminars and conferences, and the sector continues to lag behind those of its neighbours.
— Myanmar Times

Foreign investment volume reaches more than US$710 M within two-month time
Foreign investment volume reached over US$710 million within a two-month time in seven sectors, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar government to start certifying organic crops this year
The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will start certifying organic crops this very year, a senior official said.
— Fresh Plaza

While Bangladesh and Myanmar Plan Rohingya Repatriation, Rohingya in Myanmar Remain at Grave Risk
In recent months, the Myanmar government has begun pushing for some of the over one million Rohingya living in Bangladesh to return to Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Information Ministry aims to boost public relations with mobile libraries
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint held a meeting with the heads of the Information and Public Relations Department from across the states and regions in his office, in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye receives dignitaries from int’l organizations separately
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received officials from Korea Disabled People’s Development Institute (KODDI), World Bank and Embassy of Switzerland separately at Maykhalar Hall of his ministry yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar to demo 5G network experience with ZTE
The demonstration showcases 5G use cases, including 5G speed, immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience, as well as drone-based monitoring system.
— Telecomload

US issues security alert for its citizens in Myanmar
The U.S. on Thursday issued a security alert warning of “potential attacks” in three major cities in Myanmar.
— AA

Myanmar on track for economic growth, says ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released its report on economic outlook of the region, including Myanmar, for this year.
— Myanmar Times

Govt to allow rice exports if local prices sink
The government is set to announce next month the basic price of rice in the coming rainy season and is expected to allow exports of raw rice if the prices in the local market drop too low in order to stabilise the country’s staple food, a senior commerce official said.
— Myanmar Times

ORBIS flying eye hospital performs optical treatment and gives lectures
At the invitation of the Ministry of Health and Sports, ORBIS flying eye hospital of the United States landed at Mandalay International Airport on September 23.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar, Bangladesh, China to Form Joint Working Group on Rohingya Repatriation
At meeting in New York, senior officials from Myanmar, China and Bangladesh say Joint Working Group to expedite Rohingyas’ return will hold first meeting next month.
— Irrawaddy

Daw Khin Kyi Foundation hands over mobile libraries, equipment, publications to MoI
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi observed a ceremony to hand over mobile libraries, equipment, books and publications donated by Daw Khin Kyi Foundation to the Ministry of Information, and to sign memorandum of understanding for cooperation with community centers at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Caring for Myanmar’s orphaned elephants
When forestry staff found her deep in the jungle of the Irrawaddy Delta, Ayeyar Sein was three months old. One of her legs was caught in a steel trap laid by poachers.
— Global Voices

RTAD to issue Form D slips for old modified vehicles; allow owners to replace them
The Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) is planning to issue Form D slips to owners of old, modified vehicles so they can import new vehicles to replace them, according to U Lian Cin Mang, also known as Ngam Khai Pa Pa, the director of the department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Stalemate leaves Rohingya refugees trapped
It has been two years since the forced exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar, and for about a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, there is no sign of returning in the foreseeable future.
— Lowyinterpreter

The Day the Myanmar Army Crushed a Monk-Led Revolution
On this day in 2007, Myanmar’s military broke up an anti-regime protest by Buddhist monks with batons and smoke bombs, later raiding monasteries and arresting monks.
— Irrawaddy

Ministries discuss cooperation in disaster responses
A coordination meeting for discussing more effective responses to natural disasters and better cooperation of the relevant ministries and states/regions was held at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Defence cooperation is pillar in Vietnam-Myanmar ties: Myanmar Vice President
Myanmar has attaches much importance to developing the comprehensive cooperative partnership with Vietnam, with defence collaboration described as an important pillar in their relations, said Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe on September 25.
— VietnamPlus

VP U Myint Swe attends reception to mark 70th Founding Anniversary of PRC
Vice President U Myint Swe addressed a reception to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) held at the Myanmar International Convention Center-II (MICC-II) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s marvellous sticky rice dessert recipe
Arriving in Malaysia on her own from the Mon state in Myanmar, Nondal barely knew English and her only hope was to find a better life here.

Make sure you don’t get left behind in move to Unicode
Local online users have recently been discussing the planned change on October 1 from the long-used Zawgyi computer font to a unified font conforming to the international standard called Unicode.
— Myanmar Times

Statue-building spree tarnishes Aung San’s legacy
After being suppressed under military rule, the desire to revive the memory of Myanmar’s independence leader is understandable, but the erection of Bogyoke Aung San statues in ethnic nationality areas against local wishes offends the ideals he stood and died for.
— Frontier Myanmar

Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief receives Japanese Ambassador
The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, held a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Mr Ichiro Maruyama and his delegation at the Bayinnaing Guest Hall yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoU signed for community centres and libraries
The Information and Public Relations Department under Myanmar’s Information Ministry and Daw Khin Kyi foundation, a charity group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for community centres and libraries on Wednesday, according to a Xinhua report.
— Mizzima

Assam rifles crack down on illegal trade on Indo-Myanmar border
Zokhawthar, a border village in Champhai which is also a customs and immigration checkpost, is one of the biggest trading centres in Mizoram.
— Hindu Stan Times



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