Myanmar Morning News For November 6

Myanmar Morning News For November 6
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Myanmar morning newsUN asked to refer Myanmar to ICC
The United Nations Security Council should refer Myanmar, also known as Burma, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) because of its failure to investigate mass atrocities against ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
— Dawn

UK drags heels on sending mass rape investigators to Myanmar
A Foreign Office team specialising in gathering evidence of sexual violence in conflict zones has yet to be deployed to Myanmar’s refugee camps despite evidence that systematic mass rape has been used as a weapon by the Burmese military against the Rohingya muslim minority.
The Guardian 

Aung San Suu Kyi visits strife-torn Rohingya areas of Myanmar
Myanmar’s leader touched down in Rakhine state to see for herself the crisis that has seen over 600,000 Rohingya cross into Bangladesh since a brutal operation began against militants in the area.
Daily Mail (video)

IMF visits Myanmar for annual economic checkup
An International Monetary Fund delegation visits Myanmar this week for an annual economic checkup of a country whose treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has put it in the international spotlight.
— Reuters

Dow to apply Thai experience in its Myanmar operations
AS Dow Water & Process Solutions brings its international water treatment solutions to Myanmar, the firm plans to leverage its experience working with partners in Thailand over many years and apply it in the neighbouring country.
— The Nation

Natural gas export earnings up this year
Myanmar has made more than US$1.6 billion from exporting natural gas to foreign countries as of the end of October this fiscal year (2017-18), according to the Ministry of Commerce. That is an increase of US$20 million (27.29 billion kyat) over last year’s earnings, said Khin Maung Lwin, a senior ministry official.
— Eleven Myanmar

Marine experts seek approval of setting up marine geosciences research center in Myanmar
Both local and foreign marine experts are seeking approval from Myanmar government to open a Marine Geosciences Research Center in the country, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.
— Xinhua Net

SHEaward — Refugee and Immigrant Woman of Excellence
Lah May Paw Soe was presented with the SHE award for Refugee and Immigrant Woman of Excellence in October. And once you meet this remarkable young Karen woman, who was born in a Thailand refugee camp, you will understand why.
— Plains Man

Dane Kristian Schmidt EU’s new Ambassador to Myanmar
Ambassador Schmidt, who arrived to Myanmar in September 2017, will represent the European Union and serve as Head of the EU Delegation in Yangon during the next four years.
— Scandasia

Genting launches pioneering cruise to Myanmar island
Genting Cruise Lines is pioneering cruise journeys to a private island in the south of Myanmar in partnership with local resort operator, Tint Tint Myanmar Group.
— TTG Asia

Nuclear crisis, extremism top Asean Summit agenda
Twenty-one world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, will be converging in Manila next week as the Philippines hosts the 31st summit and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) amid tensions in the Korean Peninsula.President Rodrigo Duterte will preside over the Asean Summit with fellow leaders from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
— Eleven Myanmar

15 deaths, 134 injuries reported on Yangon-Mandalay Highway in October
As of late October, 65 traffic accidents were reported for the Yangon to Mandalay Highway, leaving 15 people dead and 134 injured.
— Eleven Myanmar

Fire destroys homes and car in Yangon
An early-morning Sunday fire destroyed five homes and one vehicle in Thonekwa Township, Yangon Region, according to Yangon Region’s Fire Services Department.
— Eleven Myanmar


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