Myanmar Morning News For November 30

Myanmar Morning News For November 30
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Myanmar morning newsThailand invests in facilities to raise border trade with Myanmar
At the seventh Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference in Hong Kong last week, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Thailand’s Minister for Transport, said that Thailand is in the process of developing a deep-sea port in Laem Chabang and that the three ports – Laem Chabang Port, Map Ta Phut Port and Sattahip Port – will be connected via railway.
— Myanmar Times 

Yoma Strategic inks projects worth $400 million in Yangon
Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings has signed an agreement with several foreign construction companies to build two high-end mixed-development projects in downtown Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Telco infrastructure a bright spot amid slow infrastructure growth
THE lack of roads and other key infrastructure threatens the sustainability of Myanmar’s economic growth, which has been accelerating at over 7 percent for the past several years, according to a November report by the Economist Corporate network and Baker McKenzie.
Myanmar Times 

Pope’s Pivot From Politics in Myanmar Doesn’t Quiet Questions on Rohingya
In his last full day in Myanmar, Pope Francis sought to pivot away from politics and the disappointment over his decision to avoid mentioning the persecuted Rohingya Muslims and to find safer ground in Catholic liturgy and interreligious dialogue.
— The New York Times 

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: The Making of a Humanitarian Disaster
More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees are stranded in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar. Their fate is uncertain and the world is watching to see whether Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will take action on the humanitarian crisis. Video: Karan Deep Singh / Photo: Getty Images

Support system needed for growth in retail e-commerce
E-commerce has taken the Southeast Asia retail sector by storm, with Indonesia raking in a total of $5.3 billion in retail sales conducted online last year, according to Statista. Retailers in Thailand drew in $3 billion, while in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam total retail sales via e-commerce amounted $2 billion dollars over the same period.
— Myanmar Times 

Pope Francis holds historic Papal Mass in mainly Buddhist Myanmar
In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country’s Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with “forgiveness and compassion.”
— CNN 

Myanmar is not a simple morality tale
AS world capitals go, this is one of the weirdest. Six-lane highways with scarcely a car on them could serve as runways. The roads connect concealed ministries and vast convention centres. A white heat glares over the emptiness.
— Pakistan Observer 

Meeting held over Bagan World Heritage listing
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture held a meeting on efforts to put Bagan region on the list of World Heritage Sites, plus regional and infrastructural development, at the Archaeological Museum in Bagan on November 27.
— Eleven Myanmar 

Locals complain about gold mining plots in Thabeikkyin Township
Local people have complained about the companies that have been allowed to invest in the gold-mining industry in the Yayhtwet village, Thabeikkyin Township, Mandalay Region.
— Eleven Myanmar

1300 forced to flee to India after clashes
The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 ethnic people from neighbouring Myanmar, officials in Mizoram said on Monday, according to a report by The Hindu.
— Mizzima 

Magway coal mine collapses, kills 8
A coal mine located at the border of Minbu and Ngape Townships in Magway Region collapsed on November 27, killing eight people.
— Eleven Myanmar 

India-Myanmar journalists to support India’s Act East Policy
The journalists’ bodies of India and Myanmar have recommended supporting the implementation of India’s Act East Policy and a visa-free regime particularly for the media fraternity of these countries.
— Mizzima 

Love Army on track to raise $1 million for Rohingya refugees in one day
French Snapchat star Jérôme Jarre has teamed up a group of musicians, comedians, and internet celebrities for a campaign called Love Army for Rohingya. The initiative has raised over US$680,000 from more than 18,500 donors since launching less than 24 hours ago.
— Coconuts Yangon 

Tanintharyi govt sues journalist without knowing what law he allegedly violated
The editor of the Tanintharyi Weekly Journal is being sued by a member of the Tanintharyi Region government over a satirical article that has been interpreted as a personal attack on Chief Minister Dr. Le Le Maw. However, neither the plaintiff nor the police know what law the article might have broken.
— Coconuts Yangon


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