Myanmar Morning News For October 30

Myanmar Morning News For October 30
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Myanmar morning newsUS: Hundreds protest Myanmar in front of White House
Hundreds gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to protest the ongoing violence targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar.
— Anadolu Agency

UNSC must go tough on Myanmar
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) must take a strong stance against the Myanmar government for the ongoing persecution of Rohingyas in Rakhine State.
— The Daily Star

Myanmar corrects UN report on refugees
A Myanmar state-run newspaper on Saturday corrected a report that a UN settlement programme, UN-Habitat, had agreed to help build housing for people fleeing violence in the west of the country, where an army operation has displaced hundreds of thousands.
— The Gulf Today

Foreign journalists charged after flying drone near Myanmar’s parliament
Myanmar police have charged two foreign journalists and two Burmese locals after they flew a drone over the country’s parliament.
— The Guardian

Despite Rohingya crisis, thousands march in support of military
Thousands of people have marched in support of Myanmar’s military in the city of Yangon, although it has come under criticism from the international community for its ongoing crackdown against the Muslim-majority Rohingya, labeled by the UN as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar sets up plans for returnees from Bangladesh
The Ministry of Sports and Health said those refugees who would return from Bangladesh overland to Rakhine State would be resettled in Taungpyolatwe Town and Ngakuya village of Maungdaw Township according to government plans.
— Elevn Myanmar

Planning and Finance Minister says he clarifies about Rakhine issue to WB
Planning and Finance Minister Kyaw Win said during a regular meeting between the Vice-President (1) and Myanmar businessmen that he had clarified the Rakhine issue with officials of the World Bank (WB) by showing them evidence of Khami, Mro, Dinet ethnic minorities and Hindus being killed by terrorists.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s tourism in crisis amid Rohingya suffering
Fears grow as a cascade of cancellations ripples through Myanmar’s fledgling tourism industry, with shocking images of burnt villages and Muslim Rohingya fleeing army-led violence in western Rakhine state sparking global outrage.
— Aljazeera

Mandalay chamber seeks to ease election restrictions
THE Mandalay business chamber has pushed for an amendment to make it easier for ordinary members to join its central executive committee in an election which will take place in two months time.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar: Yadanar Su to run Nayung Don LPG plant, commits $2.2m initial investment
Local company Yadanar Su has received approval to run the liquefied petroleum gas plant in Nyaung Don, Ayeyarwady region in collaboration with state-owned Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE).
— Deal Street Asia

Basic Energy to join RE projects in Japan, Myanmar, and Thailand
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the company received a go-signal from its board to acquire stakes in developments in Japan, Myanmar, and Thailand.
— Power Philippines

Chinese technology company provides 680,000 USD worth CSR assistance to Myanmar in 2016-17
Chinese Huawei Technologies Company has provided a total of 680,000 U.S. dollars worth of assistance under 15 programs of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Myanmar in 2016-2017, according to a CSR report released by Huawei Myanmar here on Saturday.
— Xinhua

95% of Myanmar’s fruit is exported to China
In Myanmar, many people make a living by growing fruit. China is the largest export market for Myanmar fruit. Exports to China yearly take up 95% of all fruit exports from Myanmar with more than 1700 tons being transfered daily. If business is going well, then a lot of problems will arise which are not beneficial for merchants carrying out trade between Myanmar and China.
— Fresh Plaza

Yangon to build 200,00 units of low-cost housing
Low-cost housing projects totalling about 200,000 units will be built in Dagon, Hlinethaya and Shwepyitha townships in Yangon Region starting in December to provide homes for the increasing number of migrant workers, said Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein.
— Eleven Myanmar

Inflation expected to hit 7.9 per cent this FY
The average inflation is expected to hit 7.9 per cent in 2017-2018 fiscal year. The average inflation rate in September stood at 4.66 per cent, a significant decline compared with the same period last year, according to the Consumer Price Index and Inflation Rate by the Central Statistical Organisation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon hosts World Police Band Concert
Yangon hosted the 22nd World Police Band Concert on October 28. The concert started from Strand Road at 8am along Sule Pagoda Road with police bands from host country Myanmar, as well as from Singapore, Vietnam and Japan entertaining the crowd.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s northern powerhouse on the horizon
WITH more warehouses, better road networks, an improved power supply and enhanced human capital, Mandalay can become the country’s northern economic powerhouse after two years, according to the region’s chamber of commerce.
— Myanmar Times

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