Myanmar Morning News For March 30

Myanmar Morning News For March 30

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Myanmar opens first biomass power plant
Myanmar has utilised Japanese know-how to open its first biomass gasification power plant in its capital city Nay Pyi Taw.
— Bangkok Post

Myanma Railways to run express trains in Mandalay-Myitkyina
Myanma Railways will run express trains for the Mandalay-Myitkyina route in fiscal 2017-2018, according to the railway system, which operates under the ministry of Transport and Communications.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: Malaysia-EU Trade, Myanmar Insurance Sector, and Indonesia Tax Compliance
Malaysian and EU authorities expect the proposed Malaysia-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will increase trade volumes from 10 percent to 20-30 percent. The growth is based on EU’s existing FTA with South Korea, which grew by 35 percent in the last five years.
— ASEAN Briefing

Military drill carries China’s message for Myanmar peace
China launched a military drill near its border with Myanmar aimed at “testing the troops’ capabilities in rapid manoeuvre, precise destruction, vertical blockade, and joint strikes” on Tuesday, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
— Global Times

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State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives World Bank delegation
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar received a delegation led by Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank (WB) Group at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Indian state parliament wants Myanmar to scrap boundary project
Parliament in India’s northeastern Nagaland State has appealed to the New Delhi government to persuade Myanmar to stop building a fence along the border, media reports said.
— Frontier Myanmar

Growing expectations on Myanmar’s civilian government
On Thursday (Mar 31), Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy government will mark one year in office. What has the NLD achieved so far, and where has it fallen short?
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has lost her voice
I’m writing this sitting in a Yangon hotel that I’ve been to many times. The first, was the most memorable because I was chased through the lobby by the Special Branch of Myanmar’s police who had followed me from the headquarters of the National League for Democracy where I had interviewed Aung San Suu Kyi just after her release from house arrest.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar population will reach 65m by 2050 : survey
Myanmar’s total population will reach about 65 million in 2050, according to a survey conducted by the Population Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— The Nation

Annan commission offers a glimmer of hope for Rakhine
AS THE Advisory Commission on Rakhine State noted in its interim report released on March 16, “various issues have complicated its work” over the past six months. The October 9 attacks and military clearance operations, a boycott by some Rakhine hardliners, and increased tension between domestic and international actors – just to name a few.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Now Journalist Demands Authorities Take Action Against U Wirathu
Myanmar Now chief correspondent Ko Swe Win has requested the government take action against U Wirathu, claiming the ultranationalist monk has broken laws and defamed Buddhism.
— The Irrawaddy

Fiscal Year 2017-18: a New Dawn for Economic Policies
The new fiscal year will start on April 1, which also marks the start of new laws and economic policies for Myanmar. The new Myanmar Investment Law, which was recently passed, will come into effect on April 1 and its implementation and enactment will spell changes for the country’s businesses and investors.
— Consult-Myanmar

Eighty-eight Myanmar fishermen brought home from India safely
Eighty-eight Myanmar fishermen who had been detained at the Open Distress Camps in India for violating the law of India were repatriated yesterday.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits Kachin IDP camps
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made a rare visit to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, and camps of internally displaced persons (IDP) on March 28.
— Myanmar Times

Sagaing Region reclaiming nearly 1,000 acres of land for landless farmers
Sagaing Region is reclaiming nearly 1,000 acres of land for landless farmers and upgrading the existing farmlands this financial year, according to the regional ministry of agriculture, livestock and irrigation.
— Eleven

46m people in Myanmar now use the internet, up 10m from last year
The number of internet users in Myanmar has jumped by 10 million over the past year, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Transport and Communications acquired by Eleven.
— Coconuts Yangon

Finance committee wants golf budget cut
The committee for finance, planning and economy told the Yangon Region parliament on March 28 not to allow Ks 550 million (US $400,000) asked by the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) for the maintenance of two golf courses.
— Eleven



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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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