Myanmar Morning News For October 12

Myanmar Morning News For October 12

Myanmar morning newsCommentary: The hard truth is that Rohingya refugees are not going home
The harrowing scenes of human suffering on the Myanmar–Bangladesh border have provoked outpourings of sympathy and some firm statements by international politicians.
— Channel NewsAsia

Rakhine crisis scares away tourists
Union of Myanmar Travel Association president U Thet Lwin said that some booked trips, particularly to Rakhine’s Ngapali beach, were cancelled in wake of the violence in Rakhine state.
— Thai PBS

Businesses urge overhaul of banks’ loan policy
Banking experts and senior officers from the International Council of Small Business (ICSB) said Myanmar must change its loan policy to make it easier for businesses to access debt for growth.
— Myanmar Times

Could Rohingya be given British protected status?
“No one can reasonable dispute that Rohingya are Myanmar citizens”, Have Your Say, October 10.
— The Nation

Suspect in Mon mega-project fraud case moved to police custody
Fraud suspect Supattha Chantharangsi, who was accused of duping hundreds of Thai companies to invest in a bogus Bt500-billion mega-project in Myanmar’s Mon state, was transferred from military detention to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) in Bangkok on Wednesday.
— The Nation

Myanmar’s Global Technology to deploy LTE
Myanmar broadband service provider Global Technology Group has revealed plans to roll out LTE-based wireless broadband services in 30 cities starting in April.

Hong Kong’s flagship carrier increases Yangon flights
IN late October, Cathay Dragon will scale up the traffic capacity between Yangon and Hong Kong by an extra 60 percent. The flights target both Myanmar travellers who use Hong Kong as a transit hub for Northeast Asia and other continents as well as business travellers who move around in the region.
— Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw launched ‘systematic’ bid to drive Rohingya from Myanmar, says UN
Myanmar’s “systematic” crackdown on the Rohingya has been designed to permanently eliminate the minority Muslim community from their home in Rakhine State, the United Nations said Wednesday.
— Frontier Myanmar

Japanese manufacturers eye expansion opportunities
After investing heavily in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, Japanese businesses are now keen to expand in Myanmar, said Mr Satoshi Yamamoto, chief director of The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) told The Myanmar Times during a business development seminar in Yangon on October 9.
— Myanmar Times

Cabinet approves import of rice from Myanmar
Food Minister Qamrul Islam on Wednesday said the government approved a proposal to import 100,000 tons of rice from Myanmar.
— Dhaka Tribune

Bago residents protest against cabinet members
Thirty people have marched in protest against the Bago Region chief minister and the forestry minister on October 10, reports say.
— Eleven Myanmar

The return of Tay Za
The public profile of one of Myanmar’s best-known – and perhaps most controversial – tycoons has been on the rise, a development broadly welcomed by the business community.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar ruling party holds harmony rally as Rohingya flee
Myanmar’s ruling party has held an interfaith rally that it said would promote religious harmony as thousands of Rohingya Muslims continue to flee persecution in northern Rakhine state.
— The News & Observer

Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months
Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbors in Myanmar’s violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help.
— Business Insider

Security, infrastructure in northern Rakhine receives massive cash boost after refugee exodus
The government has unveiled plans to allocate K20 billion for border fence and road projects aimed at improving security in northern Rakhine State.
— Frontier Myanmar


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