Myanmar Morning News For April 30

Myanmar Morning News For April 30
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Myanmar morning newsRohingya Muslims should not be repatriated to Myanmar until credible investigation, Julie Bishop says
Myanmar should allow an independent investigation into human rights abuses against Muslims before beginning to repatriate Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

Myanmar needs ‘more transparency, strategies’
MYANMAR’S hopes of becoming Asia’s last frontier market would be realised only if the government could create a clear and transparent regulatory environment for attracting investment and financing the economy, according to Patrick Cooke, regional editor for Asia at Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global research and consultancy firm.
The Nation 

Rohingya refugees tearfully plead for U.N. Security Council help
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh made emotional pleas to the U.N. Security Council on Sunday for help to return safely to their homes in neighbouring Myanmar and for justice over the reason they fled – accusations of killings, rapes and arson.

Unicef taps computer power to mine cryptocurrency and help Rohingya
Unicef Australia’s director of fundraising, Jennifer Tierney, said the HopePage will help provide lifesaving supplies to Rohingya children who fled their homes in Myanmar and are now living in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh.
The Australian (paywall)

Myanmar jails cop who said reporters were framed
A police officer who testified that police framed two Reuters reporters has been sentenced to an undisclosed prison term for violating Myanmar’s Police Disciplinary Act, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, without elaborating.
Bangkok Post 

Asia World Port Terminal bullish about Myanmar economy with long-term investment in 14 new pieces of equipment
Asia World Port Terminal (AWPT), developed, managed and operated by Asia World Port Management Company Limited (AWPM) and one of the leading players delivering efficient and professional port services in Myanmar, has invested in 14 new pieces of port equipment for the long-term.
Hellenic Shipping News 

Police Officers Promoted, Transferred Amid Reuters Arrest Scandal
More than 50 police officers were promoted or transferred in a mass reshuffle this week in the wake of explosive court testimony accusing a brigadier general in the force of setting up two Reuters reporters for arrest in December.
The Irrawaddy 

Myanmar region woos French FDI
Myanmar’s underdeveloped Tanintharyi region bordering Kanchanaburi province plans to attract European investment mainly from French companies in the months to come, according to Phyo Win Tun, planning and finance minister of the Tanintharyi region government.
The Nation 

Diplomats to tackle Rohingya crisis during Myanmar visit
Representatives of the 15 countries on the UN Security Council will fly from Bangladesh to Myanmar and meet its government on Monday, marking the highest-profile diplomatic mission since last year’s military crackdown that displaced 700,000 Muslim Rohingya.
The Financial Times 

Why the peaceful religion of Buddhism has grown violent in Sri Lanka (and Myanmar)
Clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, Kandy and Ampara, in early 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups, these riots resulted in the death of one Muslim and the destruction of many buildings.

Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin state
Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar’s northernmost state.

German Investor in Ngapali Resort Eyes Legal Action against Ex-Partner
A German businessman has filed an initial complaint in Yangon against the owner of Amara Ocean Resort (AOR), located in southern Rakhine State’s Ngapali Beach.
The Irrawaddy

Group demands restoration of Myanmar citizenship
A group of Rohingya refugees at a camp in Bangladesh are demanding that their Myanmar citizenship be restored.
TVC News 

Salaries of civil servants to increase from April 2018
The Union Government has decided to increase the salary of civil servants across government sectors during the cabinet meeting (7/2018) on 25 April.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Actual FDI inflows hit $ 4.34 bln
During 2017-2018 fiscal year, the actual foreign investments reached US$ 4.34 billion though Myanmar Investment Commission granted US$ 6.11 billion in foreign investment, according to a statement by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
Eleven Myanmar

Ten civilians killed in Kachin this week as others remain trapped in conflict zone
Ten civilians have allegedly been killed in Kachin State this week, in renewed fighting that has displaced thousands and left many others trapped and unable to access essential aid.
Frontier Myanmar 

KNPP, Gov’t Agree to Further Peace Negotiations
Formal peace talks between the government and the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) have made progress, with the two sides agreeing to create a mechanism for further negotiations as well as discussing military affairs, negotiators said on Friday.
The Irrawaddy 

UN Security Council envoys hear of rapes, murders from refugees
Hundreds of refugees staged a demonstration today as United Nations Security Council envoys visited camps in Bangladesh where about 700,000 people who have fled Myanmar in the past year have sought sanctuary.
Frontier Myanmar 

Push to Refer Tatmadaw to ICC Could Harm Stability: USDP
Attempts to refer Myanmar’s military leaders to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague pose a serious threat to the country’s stability and transition to democracy, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) said on Thursday.
The Irrawaddy 

Local and foreign investors invited to No.21 Heavy Industry (Thaton)
No.21 Heavy Industry (Thaton) of the Ministry of Industry in Thaton Township, Mon State, will go into partnership with local and foreign entrepreneurs, according to ministry sources.
Eleven Myanmar

Second meeting for Rakhine State image promotion film
A meeting was held in the MRTV on Pyay Road in Yangon yesterday to discuss production of a film that depicts the beauty of Rakhine State and its people.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

28 Seek Hospital Treatment After Yangon Landfill Fire
A total of 28 people have been treated for smoke inhalation at the Hlaing Tharyar General Hospital after inhaling noxious smoke and fumes from the Htein Pin dumpsite fire that has been burning since Saturday.
The Irrawaddy 


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