Myanmar Morning News For November 20

Myanmar Morning News For November 20
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Myanmar morning newsEU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon.
— The Nation

China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue
China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry said.
— Reuters

Should tourists still visit Myanmar despite the violence towards the Rohingya?
As a journalist who’s been based in Myanmar for a number of years, there’s a question I’ve been getting asked an awful lot lately: Given recent violence towards the country’s Rohingya minority, should tourists still visit?
— ABC News

China proposes building China-Myanmar economic corridor to boost cooperation
China has proposed building an economic corridor with Myanmar to further enhance bilateral pragmatic cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday.
— Xinhua Net

China offers to mediate dialogue between Bangladesh, Myanmar
China has expressed its willingness to facilitate a dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis.
— The Hindu

2018 will be make or break for Suu Kyi
This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her third year in power. This coming year is going to be a “make or break”year for her and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The euphoria that greeted the Lady’s victory has subsided and been replaced by disappointment, disillusionment and frustration.
— Bangkok Post

IMF backs second wave of reforms in Myanmar
DESPITE GREATER downside risks including religious strife in Rakhine State and a hike in commodity prices, it is a perfect time for Myanmar to start its second wave of reforms, according to the International Monetary Fund.
— The Nation

Asia Briefs: Vivian in Myanmar for foreign ministers’ meet
Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan is visiting Naypyitaw, Myanmar, until tomorrow to attend the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
— The Straits Times (paywall)

Myanmar to host Asia-Pacific Water Summit in December
Myanmar is playing host to the Third Asia-Pacific Water Summit, to be held in Yangon this December and attended by leaders from the Asia-Pacific region, according to sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Cattle farmers feel squeeze after ban lifted on exports
The government has announced plans to lift a ban on live cattle exports but industry sources say ordinary farmers are unlikely to benefit until restrictions on transporting cattle are also removed.
— Frontier Myanmar

Dirt-poor Chin State hidden gem for investors
THE regional government in Chin State, together with the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and a UK-funded initiative, hailed Chin as a hidden gem overlooked by domestic and international investors. Renewable energy, tourism, agribusiness, weaving and urban development are pitched as key areas for development.
— Myanmar Times

MIC to release actual FDI every three months
The Myanmar Investment Commission will release information about the inflow of actual foreign direct investments every three months, said the commission’s secretary, Aung Naing Oo.
— Eleven Myanmar

Kyaikhteeyo cable cars nearly ready for December launch: officials
Myanmar’s first-ever cable car is expected to be launched at Kyaikhteeyo Pagoda in December, according to officials from the cable car project.
— Eleven Myanmar

India-Myanmar Army To Conduct Joint Training At Umroi
The first India Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise 2017(IMBAX – 2017) is scheduled to be conducted in India from November 20 -25.
— The Shilling Times

Myanmar vaccinates 3m children against JE
Over three million children have been vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis (JE) across the nation, The Ministry of Health and Sports announced on November 18, adding that no patients with severe symptoms of the disease were reported.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar-born overseas Chinese celebrate reunion in Myanmar’s Mandalay
Myanmar-born overseas Chinese celebrated their ninth reunion in Myanmar’s Mandalay region, showing the strong PaukPhaw (fraternal) relationship between China and Myanmar.
— Xinhua Net


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