Myanmar Morning News For June 25

Myanmar Morning News For June 25

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar not ready yet for auto boom
THOUGH MYANMAR has the potential for a boom in its automotive industry, it may take more than five years to enjoy tangible benefits in reality, according to Soe Tun, president of Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association and managing director of Farmer Auto Trading Co.
The Nation 

Massive Yangon city expansion renders Naypyitaw pointless
Myanmar’s business capital of Yangon will see a massive expansion to accommodate its growing population and make the city more business-friendly and livable, the regional government said.

Three Myanmar Now reporters detained at Yegyi military camp
Three Myanmar Now reporters were briefly detained in Ayeyarwady Region yesterday while reporting on the alleged recruitment of a disabled child soldier, their editor said.
Frontier Myanmar 

Puma Energy to start LPG distribution in around 2019
Singapore-based Puma Energy Company will start distributing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking in around 2019, according to a press conference at Union Business Centre on June 21.
Eleven Myanmar 

Myanmar earns over $3 billion in exports in current FY
MYANAMR earned US$3.024 billion from the export of domestic products to international countries between 1 April and 15 June of the six-month interim period which began April 1, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Searching for Burma’s forgotten World War Two heroes
The year is 1944, and darkness is falling over the thick jungle of Burma’s eastern hills. Under the dripping canopy, a young Karen man holds his breath as he carefully conceals a landmine in the undergrowth beside a jungle track.
BBC News

Will Indonesia bring Rohingya issue to UN Security Council?
On June 9, after intensified bilateral and multilateral diplomacy and campaigns in the past three years, Indonesia secured a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for 2019-2020.
The Nation 

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission officials meet displaced people in Kachin State
Officials from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) inspected the camps of displaced people in Myitkyina and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State on 22 June, according to the Commission.

ICC gives Myanmar deadline to respond to Rohingya jurisdiction request
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have given Myanmar just over a month to respond to the prosecutor’s request for jurisdiction over the country’s alleged deportation of Rohingya to Bangladesh.
Coconuts Yangon (paywall)

Myanmar, China to sign MoU on economic corridor project
Myanmar is discussing with China to implement Myanmar-China economic corridor project, according to Myanmar Investment Commission.
Eleven Myanmar 

Gang raped and set on fire: ICC pushes to investigate Myanmar Rohingya atrocities
Harrowing accounts of Rohingya women tied to trees and raped for days by Myanmar’s military and men being pushed into mass graves, doused with petrol and set alight have been sent to the international criminal court.
The Guardian 

Myanmar devises roadmap for expansion of Yangon city
Myanmar’s Yangon regional government has formed a new firm to draw up a roadmap to undertake expansion of the financial center to make it a business-friendly and livable city.
Xinhua Net 

Why new heritage hotels in Yangon, Myanmar, are banking on Asian tourists – not Westerners – to survive
Next month the 74-room Yangon Excelsior – a renovation of the British colonial-era Steel Brothers company headquarters on Bo Sun Pat Street, Yangon – will welcome its first visitors.
South China Morning Post

Thai employer sacks 16 Myanmar migrant workers over protest
Over 200 Myanmar migrant workers left their weeds processing factory in Ayuddhaya Province, Thailand in protest on June 19 after they were not given their full wages.

Myanmar won’t totally accept ICC’s demand for former’s response to Bengali case jurisdiction
Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Bengalis to Bangladesh.
Eleven Myanmar 

New MIC chair promises to stay investor-friendly, says Myanmar “open for business”
During a meeting with four chambers of commerce in Yangon on June 22, U Thaung Tun, the new chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), reinforced intentions to “turn Myanmar into a major regional trade and investment destination.”
The Myanmar Times 

Efforts made to extend Ayeyawady dolphin protected areas between Htigyaing and Shwegu
Arrangements have been made by authorities to extend the Ayeyawady dolphin protected areas between Htigyaing and Shwegu areas, according to U Han Win, who is in charge of the Ayeyawady dolphin conservation team.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hline River
Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hline River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones.

UMFCCI to team up with international organisations for import substitution
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) will cooperate with international organisations to develop import substitution, said U Ye Min Aung, vice president of UMFCCI.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 


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