Myanmar Morning News For September 27

Myanmar Morning News For September 27

Myanmar morning newsRohingya dossier: How much evidence does Aung San Suu Kyi need?
A day after Myanmar’s de-factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi broke her silence on the military crackdown against the Rohingya in northern Rakhine State triggered Asia’s biggest humanitarian crisis since Cambodia’s Pol Pot regime, smoke could again be seen billowing from burning houses in Myanmar from refugee camps in Bangladesh.
— UCA News

MGS Group deepens push into property and hospitality
MYANMAR Golden Star Group of Companies (MGS Group), which is engaged in beverages, banking and microfinance, has expanded its business portfolio by prioritising hospitality and real estate.
— Eleven Myanmar

Expanding trade with India
INDIA has formed a Myanmar chamber of commerce in Yangon to boost trade and forge closer economic ties with the country.
— Myanmar Times

ASEAN trade pact strengthens Myanmar’s ties with Australasia
THE free trade agreement (FTA) between ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand makes Myanmar products more competitive in the two biggest markets in Oceania, according to trade commissioners from Australia and New Zealand.
— Myanmar Times

Rohingya issue shines spotlight on Malaysia’s refugee
Although not a signatory to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Malaysia hosts around 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers, more than a third of whom are Rohingya from Myanmar.
— Asia Times

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Hoteliers struggle to survive in Bagan
HOTELS in Bagan, Myanmar’s main zone for ancient monuments, are not expected to be profitable this year, following the decline in tourist arrivals, according to Zaw Weik, chairman of Myanmar Hoteliers Association (Bagan Zone) and managing director of U Zaw Travels & Tours.
— Eleven Myanmar

Cocokyun, industrial zones in Yangon’s spotlight
THE development of Cocokyun township covering the islands in the northeastern Indian Ocean, as well as the flight and maritime access between the islands and the mainland, are included in Yangon Region’s plan, according to Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
— Myanmar Times

UNSC stepping up response
The UN Security Council met behind closed doors yesterday to discuss the violence in Myanmar, moving to step up its response to the exodus of 4,80,000 Rohingyas in what has been condemned as “ethnic cleansing.”
— The Daily Star

Metro Cash & Carry enters Myanmar, centres Thilawa
Metro Cash & Carry, an international specialist in wholesale and food retail with a presence in 25 countries, recently entered Myanmar by kicking off construction of its warehouse in Thilawa special economic zone earlier this month.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar army Facebook posts covering key period of offensive ‘hidden’
Facebook posts from Myanmar’s army detailing the opening phase of its crackdown last month on Rohingya Muslim insurgents – an operation now being probed by the United Nations – are no longer visible on its official page, Reuters found.
— Today Online

Genius Coffee aims 15-fold increase in production
Aung Nay Lin Htun Co, a Myanmar firm that is well known for its premium brand, Genius Coffee, has planned to significantly increase its production from 10 tonnes of coffee last year to 150 tonnes this year.
— Eleven Myanmar


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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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