Myanmar morning news for August 24

Myanmar morning news for August 24
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Myanmar morning newsState Counsellor delivers an address on Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Challenges and the Way Forward
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered the 43rd Singapore Lecture titled “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Challenges and the Way Forward” at Grand Hyatt in Singapore on 21 August.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar joins medal ranks
Myanmar opened its account at the 2018 Asian Games with two bronze medals in Jakarta yesterday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar refugees to return home in October
Hpa An-Myanmar migrant families of 169 will come back from Myawaddy border gate during October according to Director of Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Zaw Min.
— Eleven Myanmar

Commentary: Myanmar buries its head in the sand, one year after the Rohingya crisis
The Rohingya crisis has become the single-most pressing issue in Myanmar but it remains unresolved one year after, says one observer.
— Channel NewsAsia

UN reiterates call for access of aid organizations to Myanmar’s northern Rakhine
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Wednesday called for access of aid organizations to northern Rakhine state of Myanmar that has forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.
— Xinhuanet

Parkson Retail Asia narrows Q4 losses
Revenue for the quarter under review dipped 3.1 per cent to S$106.2 million as its stores in Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar recorded negative same store sales growth. Meanwhile, loss per share came to 2.76 Singapore cents, down from 6.19 Singapore cents a year ago.
— Business Times

A year on, Rohingya still fleeing Myanmar for crowded camps
Hamida Begum fled her home in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh about two months ago with her husband, two-year-old son, and three-month-old baby.
— Reuters

Race to save drowning Rohingya boy exposes spiraling crisis
My translator, Habi, and I are walking along a dirt road through Bangladesh’s refugee camps, where 700,000 Rohingya people have fled since the military launched a violent campaign in neighboring Myanmar last August.
— FoxNews

Nepal all set to host BIMSTEC summit: spokesperson
BIMSTEC groups India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
— Xinhuanet

‘Lost Generation’ looms for Rohingya refugee children without education
UNICEF says Bangladesh prohibits refugees from receiving formal education, because the government is concerned the Rohingya population may become a “permanent fixture.”
— TrtWorld

Rohingya refugee teaches daughter taekwondo to fight poverty

Mohammed Selim, a Rohingya refugee who fled persecution in Myanmar to live in the world’s biggest refugee camp in neighbouring Bangladesh, is teaching his 8-year-old daughter taekwondo in the hope the sport will lift their lives out of poverty.
— AFP News Agency

A year on, Rohingya still fleeing Myanmar for crowded camps
The Rohingya exodus has threatened Myanmar’s tense transition to democracy and shattered the image of its leader, Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, outside the country.
— Eyewitness News

‘Lost generation’: Unicef warns on fate of Rohingya children
Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a “lost generation”, the United Nations said on Thursday, a year after Myanmar’s army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country.
— The Guardian

Who can protect Rohingya returnees? | Inside Story
More than 700,000 Rohingya fled a military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state last year to refugee camps in Bangladesh.
— Aljazeera

Myeik archipelago pearl farms to welcome tourists in October
Local and foreign tourists can start visiting pearl farms in Tanintharyi Region in October as part of a tourism-promotion programme, according to the Myanmar Tourism Federation.
— Myanmar Times

Global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market 2018 Industry, Analysis, Research, Share, Growth, Trends, Supply Forecast to 2025
Moreover, emerging economies, such as India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and China, are putting efforts in expanding and modernizing their telecommunication services. Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, and Philippines, are also estimated to contribute substantially to the region’s expansion over the forecast period.
— Tactical Business

Health Ministry Issues New Health Care Guidelines for Prison System
The Health and Sports Ministry launched new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for prison health care in Naypyitaw on Wednesday, focusing on giving inmates better access to medical facilities and services in prisons nationwide.
— The Irrawaddy

MPs urge govt to rein in farmland sales
The subdivision and selling of farmland must be done by the national government, not by local management and development committees, a legislator in the Upper House has said.
— Myanmar Times

Chinese City Offers to Fund Ornate Gate in Yangon Chinatown
The capital city of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has offered to pay for a gate decorated with lion statues in Yangon’s Chinatown, but locals want something more practical, according to a Yangon official.
— The Irrawaddy

Half ‘lost’ Rohingya children orphaned by violence: study
Half the Rohingya children who crossed into Bangladesh without their parents were actually orphaned by violence in Myanmar and not separated from them during the refugee exodus as previously thought, new research showed on Thursday.
— Dawn

UWSA-led Bloc Donates 400M Kyats to Flood Victims
The United Wa State Army-led Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC) donated more than 400 million kyats to Myanmar flood victims through the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) on Thursday.
— The Irrawaddy

UNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya youth, one year after Myanmar exodus
According to UNICEF, the international community needs to do more to prevent some half a million youngsters “falling prey to despair and frustration”.
— AEC News Today PR Newswire

Western Border on High Alert as ARSA Attack Anniversary Nears
More than 160 police outposts have been set up along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to maintain security nearly one year after a series of attacks on Myanmar’s western border.
— The Irrawaddy

‘Lost Generation’ Looms for Rohingya Refugee Children Without Education
Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a “lost generation,” the United Nations said on Thursday, a year after Myanmar’s army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country.
— The Irrawaddy

Food shortages in Tanintharyi after flooding hits three times
Tanintharyi town faced food shortages after it was hit by severe flooding for the third time with rising river water levels while some people were not receiving relief supplies as they could not go to relief camps, local people said.
— Mizzima

Mon parties will lead a dialogue to review on 21st Century Panglong
The All Mon Region Democracy Party (AMDP) and the Mon National Party (MNP), which are members of the Mon Unity Committee, will lead a political dialogue under the title ‘Reviewing the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference’.

Refugees mark Eid, one year after Myanmar crisis began
Nearly one million Rohingya Muslims marked Eid al-Adha on Wednesday in the world’s largest refugee camp, almost a year to the day since a military crackdown drove the persecuted minority from Myanmar in huge numbers.
— Mizzima

BGF Station Commander Saw Mote Thon urges understanding between Karen armed groups
Major Saw Mote Thon from the Border Guard Forces (BGF) Battalion 1022 in the Karen (Kayin) State said better understanding is necessary among the divided Karen armed groups.


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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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