Myanmar Morning News For November 7

Myanmar Morning News For November 7
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Myanmar morning newsUN council weakens response to Myanmar after China objects
United Nations (US), Nov 6 The UN Security Council today dropped plans to adopt a resolution demanding an end to the violence in Myanmar in the face of strong opposition from China and instead opted for a statement, diplomats said.

UN turns up pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis
The UN Security Council on Monday called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return.
— The Nation

Myanmar Border Police Exchange Fire With Unknown Bangladeshi Assailants
Four Myanmar border police in the country’s volatile Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine were fired upon by armed men from Bangladesh territory along the border on Sunday evening, though none of them was injured.
— Radio Free Asia

Shooting on Myanmar-Bangladesh Border Prompts Police Complaint
Myanmar Border Guard Police have filed a complaint with Border Guard Bangladesh after a shooting between milepost No. 45 and No. 46 on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.
— The Irrawaddy

Lincoln rally calls attention to ethnic groups’ struggles in Myanmar
Several hundred Karen refugees and supporters rallied at the State Capitol on Monday to call attention to the ongoing wars against ethnic groups in their homeland Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
— Omaha World Herald

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force
The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Buddhist-majority Asian country.
— Reuters

Minnesota’s Karen refugees join march on Washington to keep pressure on Myanmar
Diana Moo joined hundreds of Minnesota’s Karen residents who descended on the U.S. Capitol Monday, urging a tougher stance toward their home country of Myanmar as a new refugee crisis unfolds there.
— Star Tribune

Myanmar Academics Urge Continued University Collaboration
Myanmar academics urged international universities to continue collaborating with local universities in order to strengthen educational development.
— The Irrawaddy

Myanmar to set minimum wage after discussion with employers, employees
Myanmar’s national committee on fixing the minimum wage is planning to set the minimum wage rate which is acceptable to employers and employees after proper discussion, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Monday.
— Myanmar Times

US beverage can maker Ball Corp to invest $26m more in Myanmar facility
U.S. can manufacturer Ball Corporation has secured the approval to invest an additional $26.5 million for its steel and aluminum can manufacturing facility in Myanmar, according to an official from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
— Deal Street Asia

Japan’s ANA Ditches Myanmar’s Asian Blue Airline Project
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc has dropped a plan to form a joint venture in Myanmar, the airline said on Monday, after its application for an air operator’s certificate (AOC) was rejected by the authorities in the Southeast Asian country.
— The New York Times

Export earnings of garment sector hit $1.3bn
Khin Maung Lwin, assistant permanent secretary of the commerce ministry said: “During this fiscal year, the export earnings amounted to nearly $1.38 billion, up $433 million compared with the export earnings of $945 million from the same period last year.”
— Eleven Myanmar

DCA deploys budget, invites tenders to jazz up airports, aviation
High costs and a lack of travelers passing through some of Myanmar’s airports has resulted in at least four of the country’s ten airlines bypassing those locations altogether. Consequently, as many as eight airports have ceased operations in recent years, accounting for a quarter of Myanmar’s 32 domestic airports.
— Myanmar Times

Transparency report doubles its scope
THE fourth annual transparency study conducted by Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) will widen its scope to cover as many as 200 company websites. It will also examine the performance of Myanmar companies in the ASEAN framework.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to host marionette fest
Myanmar will hold an International Marionette Festival in 2018 in Yangon and Mandalay, said U Kyaw Myo Ko, managing director of Myanmar Upper Land travel company, which is supporting the event.
— Myanmar Times

Project aims make Yangon’s public buildings earthquake-resistant
The Myanmar Earthquake Committee has announced that it will lead a public safety project to make public buildings in Yangon earthquake resistant. The project will use earthquake-resistant construction materials to bolster hospitals, schools, and government office buildings.
— Coconut Yangon

World-class seafood breeding farm for Yangon
A world-class seafood breeding farm will be established in 2018, according Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Chief Minister said.
— Eleven Myanmar


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