Myanmar Morning News For April 3

Myanmar Morning News For April 3
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Suu Kyi’s party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar’s minorities
Aung San Suu Kyi’s one-year-old government won a string of seats in Myanmar by-elections Sunday (Apr 2) but was bruised by losses in ethnic minority areas.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar PMI hits record high of 53.1 in March
Myanmar’s manufacturing sector improved again at the end of the first quarter. The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose to 53.1 in March from 51.9 in February, hitting the highest reading since the survey began in December 2015.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar: Myanmar: National CCCM Cluster Factsheet, April 2017
Breakdown of a ceasefire agreement in KACHIN State in 2011 caused waves of displacement with over 90,000 IDPs dispersed across 150+ camps or camp-like settings, including areas of Northern Shan State (Shan). An additional 7,000 IDPs are staying with host families. About 50% of camps are located in non-government controlled areas (NGCA) with very limited access.
— ReliefWeb

Education Services sector in Myanmar now open to foreign investment
In the list of Promoted Sector that Myanmar’s Department of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) announced on 1st April 2017 under MIC Notification No 13/2017 there is a category for Education Services, which list the following business activities:
— Consult-Myanmar

$1.3bn from bean exports
Myanmar has earned more than US$1.3 billion from exporting beans and peas until the second week of March this fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven

Temporary suspension of Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street
A ceremony to temporarily suspend the Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street organised by the Ministry of Information was held this afternoon at Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street in Theinbyu Street, Yangon.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Tax records of 38 ex Thai ministers under scrutiny
Thirty-eight former Cabinet members from the previous governments of Abhisit Vejjajiva and Yingluck Shinawatra have come under the microscope over their tax records, a media inquiry has found.
— Eleven

Results of 2017 by-elections
The National League for Democracy won almost half of the seats that were contested in by-elections on Sunday, the first vote since it dominated elections a year ago and an early indication of continued support for State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her administration.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

New container terminal being built in Thilawa SEZ
WITH the loans provided by Japanese government, a new container terminal has been developed by the Myanma Port Authorities in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone to handle more large ships and meet growing demand.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

SNLD wins landslide in Shan State
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) had a disappointing run in the Shan State by-election on April 1, when Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) won with a landslide victory.
— Myanmar Times

Mining FDI applications dry up
Until the first week of March during this fiscal year, a privately owned company invested more than Ks4.6 billion in the mining sector, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
— Eleven

Early new year joy for Myanmar, Sri Lankan maids
Singapore’s only clubhouse for maids was awash with colour yesterday as the domestic helpers celebrated the Myanmar and Sri Lankan new years.
— The Straits Times


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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