Myanmar Morning News For September 11

Myanmar Morning News For September 11
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Myanmar army ‘using land mines’ against Rohingya
Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two Rohingya civilians wounded Sunday.
— Bangkok Post

Export value this FY increased by US$433 million
Myanmar’s exports so far this fiscal year were worth US$5.41 billion, an increase of $433 million compared to the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar’s bargaining power rises along the Belt and Road
AS Hong Kong’s second Belt and Road Summit started today in the city The Myanmar Times asked two experts from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Lau China Institute at King’s College, London for their input regarding the dynamics of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China in relation to Myanmar and ASEAN.
— Myanmar Times

Bean restrictions to hit overall exports
Restrictions on bean sales to India may harm overall export figures this fiscal year, according to Yan Naing Tun, the director-general of the trade department at the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar: Rohingya insurgents declare month-long ceasefire
Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire last night, saying it would allow aid to reach north-western Myanmar.
— The Guardian

Domestic gold price on upward trend due to high global gold price
As global gold price jumped to US$1,356 per ounce last Friday, domestic gold price reached a peak of Ks953,000 per tical (0.578 ounce).
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Running Yangon’s largest hotel
The first thing one observes about Lotte Hotels & Resorts Yangon, Lotte Co’s newest hotel, is its sheer size: the property has 658 rooms. The second is the service.
— Myanmar Times

Bilateral trade, infrastructure and power supply discussed during Mr Modi’s Myanmar visit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed infrastructure, trade and promoting investments between India and Myanmar during his first bilateral State visit to Myanmar on September 5-7.
— Myanmar Times

Rice exports to break record
Myanmar has exported over 1 million tonnes of rice during five months this year and expects to export up to 2 million tonnes during the whole year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— Eleven Myanmar

Protests across Asia over Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims
Thousands of people took to the streets across Asia Friday to denounce Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority.

FDA steps up crackdown on fake drugs
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted surprise checks on drug stores in Hlaingthaya Township in Yangon on September 8.
— Eleven Myanmar

DHL aims to set Myanmar gold standard
DHL Supply Chain is aiming to be recognized as the best contract logistics provider in Myanmar within a short period, said Shisanupong Pitidhanyasawasdi, 36, country manager of DHL Supply Chain Myanmar.
— The Nation

Two more H1N1 patients confirmed
Between September 7 and 8, two out of six suspected patients are found to have been infected with seasonal influenza, H1N1. A total of 18 in-patients are receiving treatment in hospitals nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Watermelon prices rise in domestic market
A Taiwan watermelon is currently worth between Ks1,500 and 3,500, said Nyein Nyein Phyo, a wholesaler from Yangon’s Thirimingala Market.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Pongpipat follows Myanmar environmental regulations
Myanmar Pongpipat has insisted it has fully complied with Myanmar’s environment laws.
— The Nation


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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