Myanmar Morning News For February 7

Myanmar Morning News For February 7
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Myanmar morning newsMinisters underline need to address root causes of Rohingya crisis
Asean foreign ministers have said that they look forward to the safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, following a briefing on the situation by its Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Long denied education, Rohingya children start school in exile
OF the 700,000 Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh, escaping a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in Western Burma, there are 450,000 children, most of whom had been denied a formal education under Burma’s system of apartheid.
Asia Correspondent 

Myanmar policeman who arrested Reuters reporters tells court he burned his notes
A Myanmar police officer who was part of the team that arrested two Reuters journalists in December told a court on Tuesday that he had burned the notes he made at the time, but gave no reason why he had done so.

Myanmar to adopt genomic rice breeding practices with JICA support
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Myanmar’s agricultural research department are set to implement a genomic rice breeding initiative.
Black Sea Grain 

Ooredoo rolls out the ‘fastest, widest’ 4G coverage in Myanmar
Ooredoo Group announced yesterday that Ooredoo Myanmar has successfully rolled-out 4G+ across 200 towns in the Southeast Asian nation, as part of a major network and infrastructure project set to offer the widest and fastest 4G network in the country.

Myanmar plans to boost shrimp farming with €22.5m funds
Some of the €22.5 million in funding from the EU and the German International Cooperation will be used to boost Myanmar’s shrimp farming operations, reports Myanmar Times.
Under Current News 

Four political parties merge in Kayin State
Foure Kayin-based political parties have merged to establish the Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP), which has registered with the Union Election Commission (UEC), officials of the parties have told The Myanmar Times.
Myanmar Times

Healthcare center for former political prisoners opens in Yangon
The healthcare center for former political prisoners was open near Dagon University in East Dagon Myothit, Yangon Region on February 3.
Eleven Myanmar

Scientists discover new spider, Chimerarachne Yingi, 100 million years old with a tail in Myanmar
A BRAND new species of arachnid that looks like a spider with a tail has been discovered in Myanmar.

Foreign Envoys Tour Refugee Repatriation Centers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
A group of foreign envoys visited Rohingya Muslim reception camps in Myanmar’s troubled Maungdaw township on Tuesday, which local officials say are ready to handle repatriated refugees from neighboring Bangladesh, a local official said.
Radio Free Asia 

Myanmar exposes human trafficking cases in region, state in January
Myanmar’s Yangon region and Shan state exposed the most human trafficking cases in January this year, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Tuesday.
Xinhua Net 

Ministry issues first ECC but online database urged
A public online database of EIAs should be established asap.
The environment ministry has released the first round of environmental permits, while public online access to those documentations is urged.
Myanmar Times 

Opening Ceremony UN Peace Keeping Training to Myanmar Armed Forces by Indian Army Delegation
A four member Indian Army Delegation arrived at Naypitaw in Myanmar to imparting training on UN Peacekeeping Operations to Myanmar Army. The training will be conducted over two weeks from 05-16 Feb 2018.

More than 100 bullets found in Minder ground
More than 100 bullets have been found in the Minder ground where a mass rally was held at around 1pm on Sunday, according to a police officer of Yangon west district police force.
Eleven Myanmar 

Nutriad hosting aquaculture seminar in Myanmar
A global leader in feed additives solutions for aquaculture, Nutiad was thrilled to share its knowledge and experience with a group of industry professionals in Yangon, Myanmar. The highly valued aquaculture event was organized by Tan Sao A Ltd., Nutriad’s distributor for aquaculture products in Vietnam.
The Fish Site 

Kachin ethnics stage protest to rescue trapped residents in clashes
The demonstrators chanted slogans “We don’t want brutal killing of innocent people”, “Stop man shield”, and “Immediate stop of bombardment to innocent people”.
Eleven Myanmar 

Myanmar Is Widening Its Crackdown on Reporters Covering the Rohingya Crisis
Two Reuters reporters covering military operations against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority were returned to jail Tuesday after another court appearance in a controversial “official secrets” trial. Their fourth hearing comes a day after state officials threatened to sue the Associated Press over a story exposing mass graves, deepening concerns about a crackdown on the nation’s media.

Myanmar’s edible oils sector bites back against palm oil
A junta decision to allow palm oil imports in the early 1990s dealt a big setback to the domestic edible oil sector, which continues to struggle in a competitive market and needs more government support, industry leaders say.
Frontier Myanmar 

Parliament warns urban planners to follow the law
A legislator has asked parliament to conduct a systematic review of all urban planning projects to determine if they are following the law.
Myanmar Times


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