Myanmar Morning News For April 9

Myanmar Morning News For April 9
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar not ready for Rohingya refugees to return, UN official says
Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, says the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.

Myanmar earns 1.11 billion USD from rice exports
Myanmar has earned more than 1.11 billion USD from rice and broken rice exports in the fiscal year 2017-2018, the Myanmar Rice Federation said on April 7.
Vietnam Plus

Facebook apologizes after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg
Facebook apologized on Friday to Myanmar civil society groups who took issue with Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of the platform’s record on curbing hate speech roiling the country.
Coconuts Yangon 

Yara confident of cashing in Myanmar’s agricultural growth
YARA International, a leading fertiliser company with operations in more than 60 markets, is confident of doing well in Myanmar’s agriculture sector because of the country’s current low productivity compared to other Asean countries, said Havar Valved, the firm’s country manager for Myanmar.
The Nation 

143 deaths, 896 injuries recorded on Yangon roads in three months
There were 715 traffic-related accidents in Yangon during three months this year, leaving 143 people dead and 896 others injured, according to the traffic police.
Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s ‘Valley of the Rubies’ emerges from shadows
When the world hears about Mogok, it usually concerns some hefty ruby unearthed in the region and auctioned for millions of dollars — the kind of discovery that has dominated news about the remote gem-mining town for decades. But with gnawing anxieties over dwindling gem deposits, locals are turning to a promising new source of revenue.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

Nearly 30 years ago when Win Myint sat in a jail cell after he was elected in Myanmar’s 1990 election, which was nullified by the junta, the military offered him the chance to be free to see his critically ill son. All he had to do, the regime said, was sign a declaration promising to renounce politics.
South China Morning Post

Stalled peace process in Myanmar frustrating rebel armies
The leaders of one of the largest rebel armies in Myanmar say they’re becoming increasingly frustrated by peace talks with the government and may walk away from the negotiations.
Al Jazeera 

Trafficking cloud on Rohingya arrests
Manipur police arrested three Rohingya from the border town of Moreh in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district on Saturday evening.
Telegraphin India 

Editorial: Canada can and should help the persecuted Rohingya
If you saw a helpless child being beaten senseless by a vicious thug, would you walk away, intervene or cry out for help?
The Spec

In Myanmar good Intentions led to bad outcomes
Foreign interventionism requires a far more delicate and open-minded strategy than the prevailing West-is-best narrative. Indeed, it’s clear that attempts to promote Western values and shape developing nations in the West’s image can do more harm, despite altruistic intentions.

Smiles and slapstick as Rohingya refugees learn to corral elephants
A trumpet fills the air as two “elephants” charge, scattering Rohingya refugee actors at a training session in a camp which cuts deep into Bangladeshi forest once reserved for the protected species.
Coconuts Yangon 

61 human trafficking cases recorded in three months
Between January and March this year, 89 people—11 men, 74 women and four young girls— were trafficked, according to the Anti-Human Trafficking Police Force.
Eleven Myanmar 

Yangon Region government announces rules, regulations on pandals
The Yangon region government announced the rules and regulations to be followed by pandal constructors on 5 April.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Myanmar, China ink Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement
Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement has been signed between the Investment and Trade Promotion Committee of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and CCPIT Yunnan Sub-Council.
Eleven Myanmar 

Printing and Publishing Department’s progress and future plans
Sarpay Beikman is well known among literature enthusiasts for awarding the Lifetime Achievement for National Literary Award and National Literature Award annually.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

English: more than a foreign language
English has traditionally been viewed as a foreign, borrowed language in Myanmar, but a shift needs to take place to allow learners to see themselves as creative owners of a global language – Myanmar English.
Frontier Myanmar 


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