Myanmar Morning News For December 11

Myanmar Morning News For December 11
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Myanmar morning newsCan an economic corridor hold the solution to the Rohingya crisis
China proposed the construction of a Y-shaped China-Myanmar Economic Corridor. The plan will deepen the bilateral cooperation between China and Myanmar.
— Asean Today

Rohingya Activist: ‘Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere’
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution this week condemning “the ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by that country’s military.

Myanmar launches diplomatic offensive
Myanmar has launched a diplomatic offensive as international criticism mounts over their treatment of the Muslim Rohingya. It is a three-pronged assault, aimed at the UN, combatting calls for renewed sanctions and an effort to engage the international community in plans for the reconstruction and reconciliation of Rakhine.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar emerging as key component in China’s Belt Road Initiative
A recent public speaking trip through Asia discussing the ongoing developments within the China Belt Road Initiative (BRI) exposed a number interesting themes, one of which is the increasing influence Myanmar is having on China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Most discussion within the maritime, oil & gas and rail sectors focused on the growing improvements in rail infrastructure and the potential that this will be a significant disruptor to trade, logistics and supply chain within the region.
— Mizzima

Army chief: Bangladesh and Myanmar working to find a solution for Rohingya crisis
He was the reviewing officer at Indian Military Academy’s Passing Out Parade (POP) in Dehradun, and was asked about the recent strained ties between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee issue.
— Dhaka Tribune

Employers reject workers’ call for higher minimum wage
Dr Khin Maung Aye, a central executive committee member of Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association, told the media that employers were only in a position to pay a daily minimum wage of between K4,000 and K4,200.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar state counselor encourages young entrepreneurs to strive for country’s development
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has encouraged the country’s young entrepreneurs to use cutting-edge technology for the development of the nation, while taking advantage of the country’s unique location and abundant resources.
— Xinhua Net

Suu Kyi challenges businesses to add value to resources
Myanmar needs to export value-added products instead of just sorting and exporting raw materials, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during the Second Entrepreneurship 2017 ceremony held at Nay Pyi Taw on December 9.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon residents tour Russian destroyer
The visiting Russian destroyer, Admiral Panteleyev, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet, proved a hit with many Yangon residents on December 9.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to establish livestock research center
Myanmar is making efforts to establish a livestock research and development center for the sustainable growth of the country’s livestock sector.
— Xinhua Net

Adviser suggests four-point remedy for ailing economy
Dr U Myint, an economic adviser to the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry suggested a four-point remedy for reviving the ailing economy at the UMFCCI Convention 2017 on Sunday.
— Eleven Myanmar

Two foreign joint businesses withdraw over red tape, says MIC
Two foreign joint business proposals – an airline and an oil refinery – have been withdrawn despite approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission, the MIC has reported.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thailand Working with Myanmar and Laos to Stop Cross-Border Haze from Illegal Burning
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Surasak Karnjanarat said yesterday that Thailand is working with Laos and Myanmar to address the problem of cross-border haze pollution caused by the illegal burning of forests and fields.
— Chiangrai Times

Norway’s Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide’s Myanmar visit
On 19 November the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon was proud to receive Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in Yangon. This was the minister’s very first visit to Myanmar, and one of her first visits abroad as Foreign Minister. In Yangon, she met with local, international and UN organizations, learning about the situation in the country. She also met with representatives from Norwegian businesses and NGOs in Myanmar.
— Scandasia


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