Myanmar Morning News For November 27

Myanmar Morning News For November 27

Myanmar morning newsRohingya crisis: ‘It’s not genocide,’ say Myanmar’s hardline monks
The monks, clad in vermillion robes and flip flops, line up from old to young to receive a meal in their alms bowls — rice, vegetables, cookies — all donated by local villagers.
— CNN (video)

Bangladesh says it agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya’s return
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take help from the UN refugee agency to safely repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh said on Saturday.
— The Jordan Times

Extra £12m in UK aid pledged for Myanmar’s Rohingya
An extra £12m of UK aid will be sent to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said.

Pope heads to Myanmar and into Rohingya crisis
Pope Francis set off Sunday on his 21st and possibly most delicate overseas trip yet, a six-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh against the backdrop of the unfolding Rohingya refugee crisis.
— The Nation

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi wins Islamophobia Award 2017
Myanmar’s foreign minister and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was announced the 2017 International Islamophobe of the Year on Sunday.
— Anadolu Agency

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Insistence on talks only with Myanmar sealed Rohingya repatriation deal: Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has credited her government’s insistence on not involving a third party and continuing negotiations only with Myanmar to Bangladesh striking the Rohingya repatriation agreement, which she touts as “a great success”.

Purge of Rohingya Lifts Popular Support for Myanmar’s Top General
he most powerful person in Myanmar now, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, was little known outside the country’s military circles until the villages started burning.
— The New York Times

Myanmar, EU chamber sign trade and investment deal
A government trade promotion body has signed a deal with the European Chamber of Commerce to promote bilateral trade and investment from European companies.
— Frontier Myanmar

Mytel’s investment reaches about US$1B
The fourth telecom operator, Myanmar National Tele and Communications Co Ltd (Mytel), said its investment has reached to about US$1 billion (1.36 trillion kyat) including the license fee in Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt allows foreign JVs to trade agri machinery
In a bid to industrialise and further develop Myanmar’s agriculture sector, the Ministry of Commerce will permit foreign joint ventures operating in the country to import and sell agri-related machinery.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon’s port under study for expansion
Feasibility studies have been conducted for extending Yangon jetty to the mouth of the sea to be able to dock large ships, said Yangon’s Chief Minister at a November 12 ceremony during a regular meeting of businessmen and women with Vice President (1) Myint Swe held at the UMFCCI.
— Eleven Myanmar

Nestle Myanmar to locally produce half of its products
Imports of Nestle products to Myanmar would be reduced to 50 per cent next year when the firm’s recently opened factory in Dagon Seikkan Township of Yangon reaches full production.
— The Nation

Ministry to deal with illegal rice exports to China
ILLEGAL trading of raw paddy with China may hurt official rice exports in the upcoming harvesting season, U Nay Lin Zin, joint general secretary of Myanmar Rice Federation, said.
— Myanmar Times

EIA consultants cite firms refusing to admit negative impacts as top challenge
THE biggest challenge for Environmental Impact Assessment consultants is the reluctance of the company to include an accurate assessment of potential environmental and social impacts in the EIA report, according to the latest feedback from over 40 consultants.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar army’s landmines put elephants at risk
The IUCN Red List of Bangladesh categorized Asian elephant as “critically endangered” as the species of wild animal is now at risk of extinction
— Dhaka Tribune

India-Myanmar joint boat patrolling
Assam Rifles and Myanmar’s Light Infantry Regiment successfully conducted a joint boat patrolling along Tiau river in Champhai district of Mizoram that divides the two countries.Sources said the boat patrolling was conducted on November 24 and 25, covering a stretch of 90 kms. Eight soldiers and one officer each from both countries joined the patrolling.
— The Assam Tribune

Italian Photography Contest Showcases Myanmar Cultural Heritage
A photography exhibition showing the cultural heritage of Myanmar will launch at Myanmar Deitta Gallery on 44th Street at 6pm in Yangon on Wednesday (November 29).
— Myanmar Times

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