Myanmar Morning News For December 25

Myanmar Morning News For December 25
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Myanmar morning newsChina and Russia oppose UN resolution on Rohingya
The UN general assembly has urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries.
— The Guardian

Myanmar invited to observe military drill despite criticism
The Myanmar military, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, has been invited back as an observer in a major multinational military exercise next year led by the United States and Thailand.
— The Straits Times (paywall)

Telenor Myanmar to buy more 1800-MHz spectrum
Telenor Myanmar will pay $80 million to acquire additional 1800-MHz spectrum to help it optimize its 4G network.
— Telecomasia

SolarHome to invest $5m more in Myanmar
MYANMAR’S huge demand for solar power to serve millions of people in rural areas who cannot reach the national grid has pushed SolarHome, a regional solar provider for off-grid households, to expand further through US$5 million (Bt164 million) in investments next year.
— The Nation

Smartphone apps ring changes in Myanmar countryside
When disease or insect infestation struck his rice plants in years past, farmer Kyaw Shwe could only guess at causes and remedies. Recently, however, he simply clicked on an app on his smartphone and discovered that his crop was being ravaged by Scirpophaga incertulas, the yellow stem borer. He also found the specific pesticide he needed to kill it.
— Nikkei Asian Review

US weighs more Myanmar sanctions
The United States is considering further actions against those responsible for “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims, after one Myanmar general was blacklisted, according to the State Department.
— Daily Times

Businesses help shape new tax law
MORE THAN 150 executives from different companies recently gathered at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office to provide inputs on the Union Tax Law, which would soon be enacted.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar initiates a new programme on Authorized Economic Operators-AEO
As part of Myanmar government’s efforts to enhance customs administration, the Customs Department initiated the new program on Authorized Economic Operators-AEO and conducted the public awareness for the import and export companies, agencies, freight forwarders and departments concerned at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), Yangon.
— Mizzima

MIC invites import-substitution investment proposals
The Myanmar Investment Commission has invited companies to submit proposals for investments in import substitution industries, it said in a December 22 statement.
— Eleven Myanmar

India, Myanmar strengthen ties with counter insurgency training
“Friendly ties between India and Myanmar have entered a new high with the arrival of the Myanmar Army contingent at the elite Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare (CIJW) School in Variegate, Mizoram, for four week long training starting from November 25 which concluded on December 24,” said Maj Gen MS Ghura, VSM, Commandant CIJW School.
— The Sentinel Assam

Myanmar to grant families access to two Reuters journalists after remand period expires: media
Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, according to local media reports.
— Samaa TV

Education Ministry takes action against 844 staff
The Education Ministry took action against 844 civil servants between April, 2016 and August this year, according to a statement from the Information Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Taiwan helps Myanmar provide solar powered lighting to rural areas
Taiwan recently provided several mini-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and lighting appliances to local governments in Myanmar to improve the country’s rural electrification goals.
— Taiwan News

MPT seek Facebook’s support over fake page fiasco
MPT, the state-partnered telecommunications provider in Myanmar, is in discussions with social media giant Facebook to combat a fraudulent impersonator that caused a recent controversy.
— Eleven Myanmar

First European style festival
Christmas market had many programs for people to enjoy the European customs, traditions and also sales of festive gifts
— Myanmar Times


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