Myanmar Morning News For September 22

Myanmar Morning News For September 22
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Myanmar morning newsBusiness ties complicate Muslim states’ response to Myanmar’s Rohingya
When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites.
— Business Mirror

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslims
Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar have tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakine state, where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing.

Most Rohingya refugees are in the dark about Suu Kyi’s speech
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh–Most Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar are totally unaware of what Aung San Suu Kyi said in her first ever statement on the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state and subsequent mass refugee exodus to Bangladesh because their shelters in the refugee camp do not have electricity, not to mention TVs.
— Thai PBS

Rohingya crisis: Bleak future for those trapped in Sittwe camps
Abdul Marche has languished in an internally displaced people (IDP) camp outside the Rakhine State capital Sittwe on Myanmar’s coast for more than five years and yearns to return home.
— UCA News

Chinese car manufacturer expands to Mandalay
CHINESE manufacturer expects the production of seven types of cars to commence in Mandalay Industrial Zone in the near future, according to Yan Yu, Shining Star International Holdings (SSIHL) chair.
— Myanmar Times

DICA processes investment proposals
The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) says it has started processing investment proposals submitted for the establishment of industrial zones, housing and the construction sectors.
— Eleven Myanmar

Fuel prices on the rise
THE major reasons that the local fuel price is rising are the high fuel price internationally and high exchange rates for exports earning dollars, officials from Myanmar Petroleum Trade Association (MPTA) and gas filling stations told The Myanmar Times on September 20.
— Myanmar Times

How Bench adjusted to succeed in Myanmar
Homegrown lifestyle brand Bench had to change its strategy to be able to appeal to customers in Myanmar.
— ABS-CBN News

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath
The Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and not refugees who have applied for asylum in India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
— Business Standard

Deficit already 3x budget forecast
Foreign trade exceeded US$13 billion by September 8 this fiscal year and border trade decreased year on year with the deficit alarmingly already triple the budget forecast, according to the Trade Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

U Thein Tun picks Bagan as first hotel destination
MYANMAR businessman U Thein Tun extended his hospitality business portfolio to Bagan on September 21. The new hotel under the brand Bagan Star already has 81 rooms up and running.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar insists to UN that Rakhine improving
United Nations, United States – Myanmar insisted Wednesday to the United Nations that the crisis in violence-torn Rakhine state was easing after heavy international criticism.
— The Nation

Floods hit Kalay
Floods hit Kalay Township in Sagaing Region with more than 5,000 people affected, according to sources.
— Eleven Myanmar


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