Myanmar Morning News For September 29

Myanmar Morning News For September 29
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Myanmar morning newsRakhine Conflict Decimates Border Trade
Conflict in Rakhine State has sent trade in the northern part of the state to a screeching halt.
— Myanmar Business Today

Myanmar says poised to take back ‘verified’ Rohingya refugees
Myanmar authorities will soon launch a national verification process for refugees who fled violence in Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh, a minister declared on Thursday.
— Business Standard

Exporters must diversify: minister
Minister for Commerce Than Myint has warned firms that heavy reliance on a single market for rice, beans and other products exports may harm the economy.
— Eleven Myanmar

IRD to Collect Unpaid Taxes
Gold traders, who have largely refused to pay the Union Tax, are being implored by the Internal Revenue Department to payback the nationally mandated commercial tax.
— Myanmar Business Today

US says Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’ shames Suu Kyi govt
The United States accused Myanmar Thursday of the ethnic cleansing of minority Rohingya Muslims, saying the bloodshed in Rakhine state had shamed Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s government.
— The Nation

Has the UN failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims?
The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC.
— BBC News

Muse watermelon price falls
Demand for watermelons at the fruit wholesale market at Muse’s 105-mile border trade centre has decreased as more trucks loaded with the capacious fruit arrive in the market, sources say.
— Eleven Myanmar

Long queues: Thailand urges Myanmar to send more officials for migrant worker checks
Thailand is concerned that Myanmar has not sent enough officials to the kingdom to verify the nationality of migrant workers, the final step in formalizing their status under new rules introduced in June, a newspaper reported.
— Frontier Myanmar

INGOs issue plea to resume humanitarian work in Rakhine
A group of international non-government organisations has appealed to the government to lift restrictions on their movement so they can resume providing humanitarian aid in Rakhine State.
— Frontier Myanmar

Government proposes change in budget period
The government will propose to parliament changing the budget year to start October 1 and end September 30 of the next year so that construction of key infrastructure projects will not be hampered by the onset of the rainy season, a senior official said on September 26.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon Ministry Decries Trafficking and Speaks on Enabling Conditions
At a public ceremony, Yangon’s Chief Minister condemned human trafficking and spoke about the circumstances that give way to its perpetuation.
— Myanmar Business Today


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