Myanmar morning news for September 3

Myanmar morning news for September 3

Myanmar morning news

Lawmaker seeks sanctions against steel factory
Business executives responsible for unpaid debts totalling K9.50 billion (US$5.97 million) for the construction of the state-owned Myingyan steel mill should be sanctioned for overspending, a Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) legislator said.
— Myanmar Times

Malaysian investors attracted to Myanmar despite rift over Rakhine
Investors from Malaysia say they are attracted to Myanmar’s agriculture and other industries despite the rift between the two governments since the northern Rakhine crisis.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar calls Thai king to pardon migrant ‘killers’
Myanmar says it will continue to support the process of seeking a royal pardon for two migrant workers whose death sentences were upheld by Thailand’s Supreme Court last week.
— Asean Economist

No SIM card for Rohingyas
To stop Rohingya refugees from using mobile phones, the BTRC and carriers yesterday decided to halt sale of SIM cards in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar until further notice.
— The Daily Star

EU to grant Myanmar financial aid
(MENAFN) On Monday, the European Commission affirmed that it has decided to provide Myanmar with fresh humanitarian aid worth USD9.8 million to help improve the conditions of the people who are affected by the aggression there.

Myanmar govt, armed groups issue ceasefire communique
Representatives of Myanmar government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) and four ethnic armed groups issued a joint communique late on Saturday following their meeting in Kengtung, Shan state, earlier on the day.
— Eleven Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar offers bonus minutes for calls to Thailand
Telenor Myanmar has introduced a service dubbed ‘Talk 5, Get 5 free to call Thailand’. The service is designed to help Telenor Myanmar’s more than 19 million users to stay connected and talk with people in Thailand.
— Telecom Paper

Yangon wishes to learn Hanoi’s development experience
Chairman of Yangon Region Parliament U Tin Maung Htun expressed his desire to learn Hanoi’s experience on maintaining and conserving the capital city’s architecture works.
— The Hanoitimes

Internet access restored in four townships in Rakhine State
As of September 1, the internet access in four townships in Rakhine State and one in Chin State has been restored, according to locals.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Video of Myanmar forces’ crackdown emerges
Mobile phone footage of Myanmar forces’ crackdown on Muslim Rohingya in 2016 could be used as evidence in court.
— Aljazeera

UK shifts trade policy on Myanmar to open markets further
Britain is signalling a shift in its trade policy on Myanmar to focus on opening up specific sectors where UK companies already have a foothold, including education, financial and professional services, infrastructure and energy.
— Myanmar Times

Govt discusses plans to combat trafficking in persons with IOM
Union Minister for Social Welfares, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received a delegation of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rare photos of a Rohingya village, two years after the Myanmar army destroyed it
Two Rohingya Muslims living as refugees in Bangladesh recently managed to return to Tula Toli, their former village in Rakhine state, in western Myanmar.
— Observers

S. Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Myanmar on Tuesday in a bid to pave the way for closer economic cooperation between the two sides.

At least 10 civilians killed in Shan clashes
At least 10 civilians have been killed so far in northern Shan State in clashes between the Tatmadaw (military) and the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups, according to a civil society organisation based in the state.
— Myanmar Times

Donors’ interest in Rohingya crisis waning?
By all indications, yes, it is waning. Not from ours, but from the perspective of the international donor community that has been providing humanitarian support to the million or so Rohingyas stranded on Bangladeshi soil for two years now. The data speaks for itself.
— The Daily Star

Offshore fishing vessels asked to install monitoring systems by October-end
The Myanmar Fisheries Department has asked offshores fishing vessels operating in the maritime fishing zone to install vessel monitoring systems (VMS) by 30 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt Aiding Effort to Seek Pardons for 2 Myanmar Workers on Death Row in Thailand: Minister
U Thein Swe says Myanmar working with Thai officials as calls grow for govt to help the men, whose confessions in the 2014 double-murder case are widely seen as forced.
— Irrawaddy

Lighting Myanmar’s remote villages
Geert-Jan ten Hoonte, president and chief operations officer of SolarHome, a Singapore-based start-up that offers pay-as-you-go solar energy for off-grid households, believes his firm has developed a solution to Myanmar’s shortage of electricity.
— Myanmar Times

Dy SWRR Minister inspects quake-hit Shwebo District
The Secretary of the National Disaster Management Committee and Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung visited areas affected by the recent earthquake in Shwebo District, Sagaing Region, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

CSOs Call on Rebels, Myanmar Military to End Fighting
A joint statement from 26 local groups demanded justice for the deaths of two mothers and their children by mortar blast in Myanmar’s Shan State over the weekend.
— Irrawaddy

Hluttaw agrees on ratifying child soldier treaty
At the 19th-day meeting of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session held yesterday, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw agreed on ratifying Optional Protocol on the involvement of Children in Armed Conflict also known as the child soldier treaty.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Flood forces 15 schools to close in Taninthayi
With the water level in the Taninthayi River remaining above the danger mark in Taninthayi since 27 August, the town in southern Myanmar has experienced a second flood in this rainy season.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Meeting Between Rebels, Myanmar Govt Peace Team ‘Just for Show’: TNLA Official
No agreements reached, says Brotherhood Alliance spokesman, who accused the govt of organizing Saturday’s talks in Keng Tung under pressure from China.
— Irrawaddy

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 31/2019
Meeting 31/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon. The meeting was attended by Chairman of the Joint Committee Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Aung (a) U Tun Tun Hein, Deputy Chairman of the Joint …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Anti-Corruption Commission sends delegation to South Korea for training
At the invitation of South Korea’s Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), a delegation of the Anti-Corruption Commission led by member U Khin Maung Myint departed for South Korea on 1 September to participate in an anti-corruption workshop from the 2nd to 6th of this month.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Police Officer in Western Myanmar’s Rakhine State Stabbed to Death
Police Sub-lieutenant Zaw Min Htay is the third officer killed in attacks on police in Ponnagyun and Kyuaktaw townships in the past two weeks. Details are forthcoming.
— Irrawaddy

Shwebo quake rattles Kuthodaw stupas
Cracks have appeared on eight stupas in the compound of the Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay after the 6-magnitude earthquake at 9:39 pm on 31 August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 200-million-year-old dinosaur fossil found in Lashio
The discovery of a dinosaur fossil, estimated to be over 200 million years old, in 2018 at the Yebawhaung mountain in the west of Lashio Town, northern Shan State, shows dinosaurs and extinct reptiles once lived in Myanmar, as per research conducted at the Yadanabon University.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar driver on mercy mission hurt while trying to avoid elephant
A Myanmar man was hurt when his Toyota Fortuner crashed into a bridge railing after a wild elephant emerged from a forest and suddenly crossed the road in Thong Pha Phum district in the early hours of Saturday.
— Myanmar Times

Earthquake damages pagodas, school buildings in Myanmar, no casualties reported
A moderate earthquake has damaged some pagodas, monasteries and school buildings in Myanmar’s Sagaing region but no casualties have resulted, the Information and Public Relations Department of the Information Ministry said Monday.
— Xinhua

Famed singer song-writer Naing Myanmar launches book
Writing many famous songs for nationally renowned singers, lyricist Naing Myanmar launched his own book titled Naing Myanmar Shaut Htone (Naing Myanmar Advocacy) at the Goethe Institut on August 30.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay receives Smart City Award
Mandalay received the Smart City Award 2019 from the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization, a testament to the city’s efforts to improve its services to residents, Mandalay Mayor U Ye Lwin said.
— Myanmar Times

Dengue claims nine lives in Ayeyarwady, cases decline
Nnin people died due to dengue in the first eight months of the year in Ayeyarwady Region, a regional health official said.
— Myanmar Times

Rice prices could trigger unrest, senior official says
Setting a new floor price for rice could have repercussions in the 2020 general elections and trigger unrest, a senior Commerce Ministry official said.
— Myanmar Times

IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan launched for Myanmar
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) in Myanmar as of 1 September 2019.
— Travel Daily News

Myanmar preferred destination for South Korean financial firms
South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) revealed that Myanmar is the most popular destination for the country’s financial firms.
— Asia First

No report of dam damage after Shwebo earthquake
There is no report of damage to the dam and related buildings due to the Shwebo earthquake, according to the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Fourth refugee shot dead over Bangladesh murder
A fourth Rohingya refugee was shot dead, Bangladesh police said Sunday, amid growing fallout over the murder of a ruling party official that sparked a violent backlash from locals.
— Mizzima



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Charity, September 5.


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