Myanmar Morning News For January 30

Myanmar Morning News For January 30
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Myanmar morning newsRussia dismisses US concerns over Myanmar fighter jet sale
Moscow will not pay attention to concerns from Washington regarding the humanitarian implications of a sale of fighter jets to Myanmar, the Kremlin said on Friday.
Asia Times 

‘There is no peace’: traumatised Rohingya vow they won’t go back to Myanmar
They burned my house and my whole village, they stole my crops,” Nagumia says. “I saw them throw the young children, and the old people who could not run, into the fire. They cut people’s throats and their bellies and left them to die. I cannot go back. What am I going to go back to?”
The Guardian

Myanmar advisory panel chief says it cannot interfere in court case against reporters
Myanmar’s panel of international advisers on Rohingya issues will not get involved in the case of two Reuters journalists charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, its chairman told a state newspaper in an interview published on Monday.

Myanmar LGBT festival goes public for first time
Fluorescent wigs askew and leaving broken stiletto heels and a cloud of glitter in their wake, Myanmar drag queens pounded across the finish line and crashed into a waiting coterie of photographers at a groundbreaking festival.
Channel NewsAsia 

Construction sector under threat from high tax, interest rates
Unreasonably high tax and interest rates could lead to the collapse of Mandalay’s already ailing construction sector, U Shein Win, vice chair of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association (MCEA) told The Myanmar Times last Friday.
Myanmar Times 

Nearly 40 Myanmar Students Dismissed From Schools Following Budget Protest
Around 40 students enrolled in universities around Myanmar have been dismissed from their classes after they joined in a protest calling for an increase in the country’s education budget, with some vowing to stay out of school rather than promise not to protest, sources say.
Radio Free Asia

Surakiart an old friend of Myanmar’s military
Re: “Surakiart slams Richardson over attacks on Rakhine advisory board”, Asean+, January 27.
The Nation 

FDA to use QR code in approvals
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has discussed with food producers on using QR codes to describe the organisation’s approval on products.
Eleven Myanmar 

Students vow to continue demand for education budget increase
Some university students held a press conference in Mandalay on January 28 saying that they would continue to demand an education budget increase, while trying to get authorities to allow the dismissed university students to go back to school.
Eleven Myanmar 

Myanmar Air Strikes in Kachin State Trap Thousands in Mining Region
The Myanmar army has blocked roadways in the Tanaing township gold and amber mining region during air raids on an ethnic militia in northernmost Myanmar’s Kachin state, trapping more than 3,000 residents and miners in the war-torn area, sources said on Monday.
Radio Free Asia

Since 2016, Myanmar Courts Have Convicted 100% of People Charged Under Telecom Law 66 (d)
In 2016-17, every person charged under Section 66 (d) of Myanmar’s Telecommunications Law was convicted and sentenced to prison.
Global Voices 

Shan State to build international standard avocado cultivation zone
A 2500-acre international level avocado cultivation zone will be built in Shan State this year under the help of the Shan State Government Committee, according to Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Association.
Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s Yadanabon University students expelled after 4-day education protest
Fourteen students have been expelled from a Myanmar university after staging a campus protest calling for more education funding, an activist said Sunday, sparking concern over eroding freedoms in the fledgling democracy.
Coconut Yangon 


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