Myanmar morning news for August 13

Myanmar morning news for August 13
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya
Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military crackdown prompted a mass exodus of the Muslim minority last year, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said.
— Bangkok Post

Rules for foreigners to trade on YSX issued this month
Policy and regulations allowing foreigners to trade on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will be released by late August, according to U Htay Chun, member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM).
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Cycle of Debt
With its gleaming new shopping malls and high-rise apartment blocks, Yangon has become the symbol of Myanmar’s rapid economic growth.
— Aljazeera

U.S. not fully enforcing Myanmar sanctions, documents show
Weeks after Myanmar’s armed forces began raping, killing and displacing minority Rohingya Muslims, President Donald Trump’s administration promised to hold the Asian nation accountable for what some researchers say is a genocide.
— Politico

Dengue fever outbreak rate declines by half in Myanmar
The outbreak rate of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) dropped by half in the first eight months of this year as of Aug. 4 compared with the same period of last year, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.
— Xinhuanet

The Military vs. Democracy 30 Years On
Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! Aug. 8 marked the 30th anniversary of the 8888 pro-democracy popular uprising.
— The Irrawaddy

ICC Rohingya probe ‘meritless’
Myanmar said that a request at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the mass deportation of Rohingya Muslims from the country was “meritless” and should be rejected.
— The Asean Post

Myanmar moves to lure Indonesian investments
Southeast Asia’s emerging market of Myanmar is luring investors from Indonesia, seeking to build infrastructure and labor-intensive projects.
— The Jakarta Post

Villagers up in arms against cement factory construction
Residents of Aung Tha Pyay Village in Mandalay Region are restive and implacable. They do not want a coal-fired cement factory operating beside their houses.
— Myanmar Times

Youth All-Round Development Festival (Mandalay) kicks off with address by State Counsellor
Youth All-Round Development Festival began with an opening address by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Mandalay University yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

This Week in Parliament (Aug. 6-10)
e Lower House of Parliament passed a proposal to urge the government to keep companies true to their contracts after accusing the Construction Ministry of failing to adequately monitor firms it hires to build and maintain roads using the BOT — build, operate, transfer — system.
— The Irrawaddy

Through their own eyes: Displaced Kachin youth
A PHOTO storytelling project in northern Myanmar is training children and teenagers affected by conflict, natural disasters and socio-economic discrimination to express themselves through photography and writing.
— Frontier Myanmar

Wanted: A Vision of Myanmar’s Future
Almost five years have passed since Irrawaddy editor-in-chief Aung Zaw appealed for a national leader to stand up and articulate a bold and bright future for Myanmar. The country, however, has continued to stumble along, making that message as pertinent as ever.
— The Irrawaddy

Don to discuss Rakhine plans, air deal on Myanmar visit
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai will sign the Thailand-Myanmar Air Services Agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Project on the Development of Shrimp Culture in Rakhine State during his official visit to Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
— Bangkok Post

‘There is no government that does not make mistakes’: State Counsellor
The State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that there was no government that does not make mistakes, the important thing is to correct those mistakes.
— Mizzima

Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing Ushers in Period Of Close Ties Between Myanmar And Thai Defence Forces
Relations between the Myanmar and Thai militaries have reached a new high during the tenure of Myanmar’s military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, according to a report published by a Yangon-based independent policy institute.
— The Irrawaddy

State Counsellor holds round table literature talk with youths in Mandalay
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held a round table literature talk with youths in Mandalay University convocation hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Election Commission holds International Youth Day in Yangon
Union Election Commission (UEC) held a ceremony to commemorate 2018 International Youth Day together with International Foundation of Electoral System (IFES), Hornbill and Myanmar Network Organization for the Free and Fair Elections (MYNFREL) at Union Election Commission Yangon branch office yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth
The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday.
— Reuters


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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