Myanmar warns U.N. scolding could harm talks with Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis
Myanmar warned on Wednesday that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over returning home more than 600,000 people who fled to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.
Malaysia’s Petronas asked to exit Myanmar in protest of Rohingya crisis
Malaysian members of parliament on Wednesday asked state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, to exit its Myanmar operations and investments to protest the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
— Channel News Asia
Myanmar Government ‘Wronged’ by UN Statement
The Myanmar government feels “wronged” over a UN Security Council statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis that reflected international media’s perceived bias of the issue, said presidential spokesperson U Zaw Htay.
— The Irrawaddy
EU Considers Further Sanctions on Myanmar/Burma
On 16 October, with respect to Myanmar/Burma, the Council of the EU issued a statement in which it stated that “the Council may consider additional measures if the situation does not improve but also stands ready to respond accordingly to positive developments”. In April, the EU renewed existing sanctions on Myanmar/Burma imposing an embargo on goods that might be used for internal repression.
— The National Law Review
Actual FDI hits $ 2.8 bln this FY
From April to September of this year, the inflow of actual foreign investments into the country reached US$ 2.8 billion though Myanmar Investment Commission granted foreign investments worth US$ 4137.013 million.
— Eleven Myanmar
Myanmar earns 89 mln USD from rubber exports in seven months
Myanmar has earned 89 million U.S. dollars from rubber exports in the first seven months of present fiscal year of 2017-2018, increased by 26 million dollars compared to the last fiscal year 2016-2017, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
— Xinhua Net
China to continue championing development of Myanmar’s Myitsone plant
China will continue pushing to complete Myanmar’s stalled Myitsone project, despite comments from Myanmar officials earlier this week that its construction is no longer a national priority.
Myanmar Completes AIM Modernization Roadmap with Comsoft Solutions and Frequentis
The Department of Civil Aviation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (DCA Myanmar) has now completed its planned ICAO AIS to AIM roadmap modernisation by installing the Comsoft Solutions AIM system and Frequentis SmartCharting tool.
— Aviation Pros
Non-Formal Education: the only ‘second chance’ for many working children
Myanmar’s 2014 census found that 20 percent of the country’s school age children are out of school, with Kayin and other conflict affected States topping the list.
— Relief Web
Yangon to set standards for electronics
The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) will soon define industry standards for electronic products that are sold on the market to ensure good quality and weed out low quality and fake products.
— Myanmar Times
Minister claim internet services not authorized by regional govt
According to power, industry and transportation Minister NilarKyaw, those responsible for green lighting of Wifi Internet Services in Yangon had done so without permission.
— Eleven Myanmar
MPU to implement ATM cash transfer by early 2018
According to Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), card holders will soon be able to transfer money to each other through any ATMs regardless of bank it belongs to.
— Eleven Myanmar
China to help Myanmar in Rakhine fencing
To strengthen and extend border fencing on the border with Bangladesh, China’s Asean Economic and Cultural Association will help in border fencing at Rakhine State to meet international standard and to work for regional development.
— The Daily Star/Eleven Myanmar
Journalist who covers Myanmar to talk about the Rohingya crisis
The Rohingya crisis will be the topic of a panel discussion featuring journalist Francis Wade on Friday, Nov. 10, when he visits campus as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.
— Yale News
Trafficked on Myanmar passports, Indian housemaids struggle to go home
The 17-year-old recalls being excited as she took the car journey and bus ride from her home in northeast India and across the border into Myanmar.
NPAW reaches out to suffering Nagas in Myanmar
Naga Political Analysis Wing (NPAW)- a social networking sites of WhatsApp/ Facebook forum comprising of Naga intellectuals and public leaders from different walk of life in collaboration with Nagalim Times and Southern Nagalim Facebook Forum, has handed over Rs 1,10,000 to the famine stricken Nagas in Myanmar.
— Eastern Mirror
American university student, 20, dies after falling 20 feet from a pagoda in Myanmar while trying to view the sunset
A 20-year-old American student fell to her death while trying to view the sunset from a 20-foot pagoda in Myanmar’s ancient former capital of Bagan, the government said on Wednesday.
— Daily Mail
Feature photo Paul Arps
Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).
Myanmar morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.