Myanmar Morning News For May 19

Myanmar Morning News For May 19
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After Heady Optimism About the Myanmar Market, Then Came the Reality Check
When Myanmar was ruled by a military junta and isolated by the international community, Western brands were scarce in the Southeast Asian nation. Today, billboards advertise Coca-Cola, Pond’s face wash and Nescafé coffee sachets.
– Ad Age

In southern Rakhine State, local livelihoods at risk as forest cover disappears
For years, a natural buffer of thick forest kept the annual monsoon waters from inundating Sein Win’s Bokalay Kyaungone village, sustaining a way of life even under harsh conditions.
– Mizzima

Myanmar needs to change with the times: Speaker
Myanmar’s national interests are now its main priority as policies and processes are transforming the nation in the context of international changes.
– The Myanmar Times

73 Myanmar deaths in Malaysian custody: Media
More than half of the foreigners who died at Malaysian immigration detention camps over the past two years are Myanmar citizens, according to a report by the Malaysian National Human Rights Commission Human Rights, Suhakam, the Malay acronym.
– Myanmar Times

Asean dangerously silent on Rohingya crisis
Myanmar’s spiraling onslaught of the ethnic minority group is glaringly absent from the regional grouping’s agenda, despite rising political, security and economic risks
– Asia Times

Central Bank to replace deputy governors in late July
Central Bank deputy governors will be selected in late July as the four-year term of the incumbents expire that month, director general of the Governor’s Office Daw Myint Kyi told The Myanmar Times.
– The Myanmar Times

Rejoining Asia’s rice bowls
At one time, the country was the top rice exporter internationally until the Second World War. Subsequently, for a long period of time, with the exception of 1997 and 2001, the country was unable to export more than one million tonnes per year.
– The Myanmar Times

Myanmar to beef up heritage law
Myanmar’s government will amend the 1998 Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law to empower authorities and keep up with the current tourism situation.
– TTR Weekly

Feature photo Marc Veraart
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