Myanmar Morning News For March 21

Myanmar Morning News For March 21
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K30b request to boost Yangon power approved
A request of K30 billion from the special reserved fund, granted by Budget Law of the Union 2016, to be spent for supplying the electricity power shortage in Yangon Region during the summer season was approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on March 17 amidst complaints by some MPs about poor electricity conditions in their own regions.
— Myanmar Times

Gov’t Imposes Total Travel Ban on Rohingyas
The Myanmar government resumed travel ban on the Rohingya people especially in northern Maungdaw region on Sunday (Mar 19) as the people resist the NV Card being forced upon them.
— Royingya Vision

Myanmar surpasses FDI target of $6 bn in fiscal year 2016-17
“We have approved 135 foreign businesses according to the Foreign Investment Law during this fiscal year,” he said this week. “Meanwhile, we have approved FDI inflows of $262.59 million in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to our SEZ Law. In total, we could approve $6.87 billion [Bt240 billion] this year.”
— Consult-Myanmar

Philippines donates $300,000 for Myanmar minority
President Duterte handed over yesterday to Myanmar the Philippines’ $300,000 contribution to humanitarian efforts to Rakhine State where a team of United Nations special rapporteurs expressed concerns on extrajudicial killings, gang rapes and possible ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the region.
— Phil Star

Myanmar’s new struggle: Keeping the faith of foreign investors
A pariah state for decades, Myanmar’s recent emergence from economic isolation has attracted foreign companies and investors intrigued by the Southeast Asian nation’s untapped potential, abundant natural resources and low wage workforce.
— Deal Street Asia

By-laws necessary for condo market to pick up steam
To improve the lacklustre selling market for condominiums, officials need to enact condominium by-laws soon, said developers such as U Kyaw Kyaw Naing, managing director of iGreen Construction Company Limited.
— Myanmar Times

Protest against issuing of NRC in Sittwe
Locals from Sittwe, Maungtaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships in Rakhine State, once again, protested yesterday against a government decision to issue national registration cards (NRC) to people ineligible under the 1982 Citizenship Law.
— Myanmar Times

Phandeeyar accelerator stocks pipeline of Myanmar tech startups
Venture funds like Omidyar Network, Singapore-based Red Dot Ventures, and Thailand-based Digital Ventures are rallying behind Myanmar’s first tech accelerator.
— Impact Alpha

Danish decision blocks sale of Myanmar teak, says watchdog
Authorities in Denmark are reported to have blocked the sale of Myanmar teak, in a decision that has implication for exports of the timber to all European Union countries.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar and Thailand launches ‘Two Countries – One Destination’ campaign Campaign to bring added value to tourist’s experiences
Indian travellers have more to experience as a new campaign combining both Thailand and Myanmar during one holiday woo leisure travellers worldwide.
— Media India Group

Myanmar refugee found stabbed to death
A 26-year-old Myanmar woman who holds a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) card was found dead with several stab wounds and a slashed wrist on the first floor of a shoplot here.
— The Star Online

Myanmar migrant worker investigated for murder by Thai police
A female Myanmar worker is being interrogated for murder after killing another Myanmar worker who allegedly tried to enter her house and sexually assault her.
— Coconuts Yangon

Over 500 factory workers strike to demand 10-day Thingyan holiday period
Over 500 workers from 15 different Hlaingtharyar-based factories held a demonstration yesterday to voice their demands for a 10-day Thingyan holiday period next month, reports Kumudra.
— Coconuts Yangon

PH backs Myanmar’s national reconciliation efforts
The Philippines backed Myanmar’s efforts at national reconciliation as both countries deal with restive regions in their borders.

Over 20,000 Myanmar women stay illegally in Dehong: daily
More than 20,000 Myanmar women have married Chinese men and are living illegally in the Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, a Chinese government-owned daily reported last week.
— Myanmar Times

Buddhist Authorities in Myanmar Warn Outspoken Monk to Adhere to Ban on Public Sermons
Religious authorities in Myanmar’s Mandalay have warned the outspoken and controversial leader of an ultranationalist Buddhist movement to not give sermons under a one-year ban on making public speeches because of his repeated hate speech and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a religious official said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia




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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.

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