Myanmar Morning News For November 1

Myanmar Morning News For November 1
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Myanmar morning newsDraft foreigner laws reincarnated as DICA announcement
ELEMENTS of the draft foreigner laws are back, in another form, to haunt businesses and investors.
— Myanmar Times

Thai footwear-maker to sign MoU with Myanmar workers
Thailand’s ADDA footwear company has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for its over 500 Myanmar workers after they protested against an exorbitant pay cut from their monthly salaries.
— Myanmar Times

UN appoints Knut Ostby interim resident coordinator for Myanmar
The UN has appointed an interim resident coordinator for Myanmar to replace Renata Lok-Dessallien, who according to several sources has been removed from the position early as a result of her failure to prioritize human rights in the country.
— Coconut Yangon

EU for Rohingyas’ ‘dignified return’ to Myanmar
The European Union’s commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management has begun a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the ground reality of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
— Prothom Alo

The lie that’s turbo-charging Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing
International media covering Myanmar, including excellent outlets such as the New York Times, the Guardian and Channel News Asia, routinely overlook or misrepresent critical facts about the country.
— The Nation

Rakhine Documentary Banned in Myanmar Shown in US
A short documentary film about young people affected by conflict in troubled Rakhine State which was banned at a recent Yangon film festival has been screened in the United States amid the latest crisis to affect the region.
— The Irrawaddy

Military chief says army is helping a committee led by Suu Kyi
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, said the army is helping the Central Committee for the Implementation of Stability, Peace and Development in Rakhine State led by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to have success in her meeting with Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai at the parlour of Zeyathiri Villa on October 30.
— The Nation

Canada to contribute relief for Rohingya refugees
The Federal Government will match private donations made until the end of this month to help ease Bangladesh’s massive burden in coping with refugees fleeing from Myanmar.

India to expedite projects in Myanmar
Facing long delays, the Centre has decided to expedite work on a number of ongoing projects in Myanmar, which are crucial for India’s Act East Policy.According to sources, it was envisaged that work in projects like Kaladan Road, construction of 69 bridges for the Trilateral Highway Project and construction of the Kalewa-Yargi Road would be awarded in 2016-17.
— E-Pao

Marubeni to overhaul power plant in Myanmar
Japanese trading house Marubeni will upgrade a natural-gas-fired power plant in Myanmar, aiming to strengthen its power-related business on expectations of growing electricity demand in emerging Asia.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar to change practice of new fiscal year period
The Myanmar government will change the practice of fiscal year period from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 instead of from April 1 to March 31 previously starting from the next fiscal year 2018-19, parliament speaker U Mann Win Khaing Than said Tuesday.
— Xinhua Net

Dilemma on minimum wages could lead to better productivity
Concern is rising among employers over demands that the minimum wage be raised to K4,800- K6,600 ($4-$5.20) per day from K3,600 per day currently.
— Myanmar Times

FAO aims to make Myanmar farming climate-change proof
Climate change resilience in agriculture and livestock sectors is one of the focus areas of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to support Myanmar’s effort to attain food security in the next five years, the agency’s country representative said.
— Myanmar Times

FRI officially entered the Myanmar third-party payment industry to fill the online financial blind spot
Since the currency appears, the means of payment had just gave birth. It is between the supply and demand of financial transactions.
— Digital Journal

Myanmar Air Force to induct JF-17 fighters by end-2017
A JF-17 Fierce Dragon fighter aircraft with the insignia of the Myanmar Air Force (MAF) on its tail has been conducting test flights in China’s Chengdu airport, indicating that plans to induct them into MAF by end of this year may be on course.

Myanmar’s manufacturing PMI rises to 51.1 in October
The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose to 51.1 in October from 49.4 in September.
—Nikkei Asian Review

Yangon officials visit Hong Kong to study transport
THE Yangon Region government sent a delegation of senior civil servants to Hong Kong for a programme covering public governance and transport in July.
— Myanmar Times

North-East India – Myanmar business summit held
The first ever North East India – Myanmar Business Summit on the them Building Business Through Friendship was held on Oct. 30. It was jointly organised by the MRCCI Mandalay, H.E. Mr. Nandan Singh Bhaisora the Consul General of India, Mandalay Electricity, Chin State Government, KB Enterprise Manipur India and U Wang Yu the MD of Shwe Naung Yan Co. Ltd.,
— Eastern Mirror

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