Myanmar morning news for September 4

Myanmar morning news for September 4

Myanmar morning news

After Meeting Trump, a Myanmar Minister Faces Criminal Charges
The Baptist minister from Myanmar had less than 60 seconds in the Oval Office to tell President Trump about the mistreatment and abuse his people suffer.
— New York Times

Total FDI at hotel and tourism sector in Yangon hits over 230 m USD
From May to August this year, the Yangon Region Tourism Working Committee granted the permits for the construction of 21 hotels and guesthouses with the total investments of 238.29 million US dollars, according to a statement by the Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon sets out to improve 100 small businesses
The Yangon Region government is seeking to develop of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) as part of its larger growth plans, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein says.
— Myanmar Times

Indian tourists to get visa-on-arrival in Myanmar till next year
The Myanmar government is planning to extend the visa-on-arrival scheme for Indian and Chinese tourists for one more year, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has said.
— Live Mint

UN rights investigator on Myanmar lambasts Suu Kyi
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has washed her hands of the Rohingya crisis, a UN rights investigator said Tuesday ahead of a meeting between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and the tarnished democracy icon.

MoPF signs loan agreements with Korean bank
The Ministry of Planning and Finance signed loan agreements with Export-Import Bank of Korea yesterday morning. Under the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF), the bank loaned US$93.779 million for the establishment of e-Government Integrated Data Center-eGIDC that will be supervised by the Department of Information Technology and Cyber Security.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN experts fear Myanmar tortures suspects held incommunicado
Myanmar is holding insurgent suspects incommunicado in a practice that may be covering up torture, UN human rights experts said on Tuesday (Sep 3).

UN officials, INGOs acquiesced on NVCs for Rohingya, says report
Senior United Nations personnel and some international humanitarian organisations have supported Myanmar government polices against Rohingya Muslims by backing their acceptance of National Verification Cards, human rights advocacy group Fortify Rights says in a new report.
— Frontier Myanmar

One Stop Shop Labour Permits
The Thai government has announced a brand new streamlined system for manual workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos seeking employment in Thailand. They now need to register with a police-approved agency to obtain their Thai visa and official labour permit.
— Pattaya Mail

Countries are legally bound to punish Myanmar’s genocide
The Aug. 25 editorial “For Myanmar, impunity, not accountability” said Western governments should do more to hold the Myanmar military and its backers to account for horrific crimes against the Rohingya.
— Washington Post

Myanmar to extend visa relaxation on Asian travelers for one more year
Myanmar government will extend preliminary schemes of visa exemption for visitors from Japan and South Korea, and visa-on-arrival for those from China and India for one more year to Sept. 30, 2020, to attract more tourists to the country, according to an announcement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism late on Monday.
— Xinhua

Thailand, Myanmar expand transboundary cooperation
Thailand and Myanmar on Tuesday agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation on transnational issues, including drug smuggling, the repatriation of Myanmar refugees, and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
— Bangkok post

Myanmar steps up on company director accountability
Company directors in Myanmar now face legal repercussions if they fail in their corporate duties under the new Myanmar Companies Law, which came into force last August.
— Myanmar Times

Trading firm sues Myanmar Carlsberg for ‘cheating’ over sales promotion
Six senior employees of the local arm of Danish brewing giant Carlsberg, including its managing director, are facing up to seven years in prison due to a dispute with a distributor over a promotional deal.
— Frontier Myanmar

No concern for the banking sector: CBM
The Central Bank of Myanmar has announced a statement on September 1, saying that the people should not worry about the banking industry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in refugee camps
Bangladesh on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country’s southeast, an official said.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Civilians at risk in Northern Shan State fighting
The Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups must ensure the protection of civilians and provision of aid as violence in northern Shan State escalates, Amnesty International urged today.
— Reliefweb

‘Genocide card’: Myanmar Rohingya verification scheme condemned
Human rights group says ‘citizenship scrutiny’ has gradually limited Rohingya rights in Myanmar and at root of crisis.
— Aljazeera

Writers, artists dig deep into intellectual property laws
Cover versions of English pop songs, photocopied novels and mass copied art works – these may become things of the past, as Myanmar’s much anticipated intellectual property (IP) laws come into force.
— Myanmar Times

Influx of Japanese car parts companies expected in Yangon
More Japanese car parts companies are expected to enter Myanmar to meet demand from existing automobile manufacturers with facilities in Thilawa Special Economic Zone, said Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Ichiro Maruyama.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay uses books to lure ethnic kids to stay in school
The Mandalay government has taken steps to boost the education of ethnic children in Myanmar by distributing thousands of ethnic-language folktale books for kindergarten and nursery school students.
— Myanmar Times

Keen investor interest in privatisation of Yangon water system
Investors are showing keen interest in managing and distributing water in Yangon, with a total of 32 local and foreign companies having submitted expressions of interest (EOI) for the job since August 28, when the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) first announced its privatisation plans.
— Myanmar Times

Soldiers face military trial in 2018 incident
The Tatmadaw (military) pledged to take action against soldiers who were accused of not following regulations during its crackdown against suspected members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in northern Rakhine.
— Myanmar Times

Myanma Shipyards to open new workshop next year
Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Co Ltd plans to complete a new fabrication workshop in March aimed at meeting the needs of the domestic and export markets.
— Myanmar Times

South Korean President Enhances Bilateral Economic Ties with Myanmar
During Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Myanmar, both countries signed five MOUs and one framework agreement on trade and economic cooperation.
— Irrawaddy

KNU, government to hold another round of informal peace talks
The Karen National Union (KNU) will meet with the government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon on Saturday to discuss the peace process, a member of the government team said.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay students go on strike over food court construction
Mandalay University students on Monday went on strike to demand an inspection of the construction of a food court on the campus, which they claimed involved several irregularities.
— Myanmar Times

Govt to submit plea for two Myanmar workers
Myanmar’s government will submit a plea for clemency to the king of Thailand on behalf of two Myanmar migrant workers who were found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of two British tourists, a senior official says.
— Myanmar Times

Thura U Aung Ko urges people to avoid hate speech
Myanmar’s Religious and Culture Affairs minister on Sunday called on the citizens of various faiths to promote peace and shun hate speech because it creates instability and conflicts.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor holds talks with ROK President
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held a separate talk with Mr Moon Jae-in, the visiting President of Republic of Korea, at the Envoys Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw at 4 pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UMFCCI Centennial International Expo 2019 to be held at Fortune Plaza Sept-20-to-22
UMFCCI Centennial International Expo 2019 will be held at Fortune Plaza in Thaketa Township in Yangon Region from September 20 to 22 with the aim of seeking economic opportunities for local and foreign investment.
— Eleven Myanmar

Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session holds 16th-day meeting
A 16th-day meeting of Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session was held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday where Hluttaw approves appointments and removal of committee members, asterisk marked questions raised and answered, two motions tabled and a bill approved.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MAI to substitute currently-running planes with new Air-buses
The Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will substitute its currently-running planes with new Air-buses bought recently when they arrive in Myanmar, said Tanes Kumar, Commercial Director of the MAI.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister U Win Khaing leaves for Thailand to attend 37th AMEM, related meetings
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing left Yangon for Thailand by flight yesterday morning to attend the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and related meetings, which are scheduled to take place on 4-6 September in Bangkok, Thailand.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three Lawmakers Quit Charter Amendment Committee in Spat with NLD
NLD renegade and two members of Rakhine party quit to voice their disapproval with the panel’s process for drafting the amendment bill.
— Irrawaddy

Court Martial Not Related to AP Mass Graves Report, Myanmar Military Says
Case against soldiers stems from failure to follow rules of engagement during a clash with ARSA in Gutar Pyin, the same village mentioned in the report, spokesman says.
— Irrawaddy

On a mission to turn Yangon’s food waste into organic soil
Spoiled meat, fish and vegetables are dumped every day in Yangon as they easily go rotten and produce foul smells.
— Myanmar Times

6 Myanmar Villagers, Including 3-Year-Old, Wounded in Rakhine
Villagers say their neighbors were injured when Tatmadaw troops fired at village homes then looted local grocers and phone vendors. The Tatmadaw calls them defamers.
— Irrawaddy

Lawmaker to Propose Bill Legalizing Hemp Cultivation in Myanmar
At a meeting on Aug. 29, lawmakers, legal experts and govt officials agreed the crop has many potential benefits, but said more research is necessary.
— Irrawaddy

Over 100,000 drug addicts given treatment at public hospitals, drug rehabilitation centres
More than 100,000 drug addicts, mostly heroin abusers, received treatment at public hospitals and drug rehabilitation centres across Myanmar, according to sources from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Lunch with a Myanmar Princess
A guest columnist dines in Italy with a granddaughter of Myanmar royalty and the fourth wife of a Myanmar dictator, and learns some secrets to living a happy life.
— Irrawaddy

Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker receives Dutch Amb
Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Tun Tun Hein received Ambassador of Netherlands to Myanmar Mr Wouter Jurgens at the Pyithu Hluttaw Building yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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


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