Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 22

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 22
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Welcome to the Myanmar morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


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Myanmar Villagers Demand Land Compensation From Copper Mine Operator

About 100 residents from the town of Letpadaung protested on Tuesday against the Chinese company that operates a controversial copper mine in northwestern Myanmar’s Sagaing region, a villager said.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Authorities Seize Rohingya-Owned Farm Lands
The Maungdaw Township administration seized many acres of Rohingya-owned farmlands in southern Maungdaw last week in order to set up a model Hindu village, reports say.
— Rohingya Vision

More VN firms eye investing in Myanmar
VIETNAM IS among the top 10 foreign investors in Myanmar, with nearly 80 businesses pouring in investment worth US$1 billion (Bt35 billion) in the host country.
— The Nation

Myanmar Commission Prepares to Submit Report on Rakhine
A national-level commission investigating alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslim villagers during a crackdown in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state is preparing to issue a report on its findings to President Htin Kyaw.
— Radio Free Asia

Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda festival raises K100 million
The Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival has collected K106.6 million in donations in 18 days since the celebrations began on February 1.
— Myanmar Times

The Peninsula to arrive in Yangon
First Myanmar Investment (FMI) has announced its luxury hotel venture The Peninsula Yangon as part of its real estate development Yoma Central, a move that coincided with a rise in its share price.
— Myanmar Times

Over K100b alcohol, cigarette tax collected in nine months
The government has received more than K100 billion in taxes from the production and sale of alcohol and cigarettes in Myanmar over a period of nine months, said Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.
— Myanmar Times

Nurses, midwives urged to adhere to ethics and council laws
The Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Council (MNMC) has urged all nurses and midwives to adhere to ethics and council laws to improve the level of professionalism in the industry.
— Myanmar Times

One-third of street food has dangerous bacteria: study
New research has confirmed what many of us have already learned the hard way – that consuming Yangon’s street food can end in food poisoning, particularly for those who have not built up immunity to the many types of bacteria on offer.
— Myanmar Times

YBS reform in the pipeline
One month after the Yangon Bus System started, the Yangon chief minister warned bus owners and drivers that they must follow the instructions of the government. Those who violate the rules would be eased out, said U Phyo Min Thein on February 17.
— Myanmar Times

Region gov’t to supply farmers with inputs: Yangon Region Chief Minister
The regional government has started working to provide farmers with loans, technology and inputs for the implementation of advanced farm projects, said Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein.
— Eleven

Peace conference moved to March
The Union Peace Conference, or the 21st century Panglong Conference, has been postponed to March from its original scheduled date of February 28.
— Eleven

Direct Yangon-Phnom Penh flights to launch July 1
Good news for travelers — starting from July 1, Emirates will be serving a direct flight from Yangon to the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, the airline announced in a statement today.
— Coconuts Yangon

UN envoy visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh
UN human rights envoy Yanghee Lee was Tuesday visiting Rohingya refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh, where thousands have taken shelter after fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar.
— Coconuts Yangon

Myanmar probing police ‘cover-up’ of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar’s army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country’s border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.
— Channel NewsAsia



Feature photo: Richard Todd



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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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