Myanmar Dismisses Rohingya-Crisis General Amid EU Sanctions
Myanmar’s military announced the ouster of a key general Monday as the European Union sanctioned him and six other senior officers in connection with alleged massacres and the forced exodus of hundreds of thousands of minority Rohingya last year.
— The Wall Street Journal
13 telecom fraud suspects returned to China from Myanmar
A total of 13 suspects in telecom fraud cases were brought back to Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, from Myanmar on Sunday, local police said.
— Xinhua Net
Myanmar Now Reporters Threatened With Arrest by Military
Military personnel threatened to charge Myanmar Now reporters under the Official Secrets Act and asked them to promise not to disclose to the media their brief detention while reporting on the alleged recruitment of a disabled child soldier, the editor of the news website’s Burmese edition said.
— The Irrawaddy
Thailand and Myanmar to collaborate on cultural promotion worldwide
The government of Myanmar has agreed to cooperate with Thailand on five cultural matters so that both countries can promote their related cultures to the world.
Myanmar: Soldiers accused of raping Rohingya women
Since 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar last year there’s been widespread reports of sexual assaults by the Burmese military.
— BBC News (video)
Yangon could consume 3,000 MW of electricity by 2021-22
Yangon Region is expected to require 3,000MW of electricity by 2021-22, Daw Su Hlaing Wint, assistant manager of the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) said at the Electricity and Energy Expo in Yangon on June 22.
— The Myanmar Times
MySQUAR says Singapore money transfer tests go well
MySQUAR expects a soft launch of the remittance service in July and will initiate marketing in both Myanmar and Singapore in conjunction with its partners
— Proactive Investors
Troops thwart attempt to smuggle 40 Myanmar workers in Ranong
The army on Monday intercepted an attempt to smuggle 40 Myanmar workers from Ranong’s border to Chumphon and arrested three truck drivers.
— The Nation
Myanmar promises reforms, aims to develop foreign exchange market
Myanmar will move towards developing a foreign exchange market to enable trading of foreign currencies between local banks and international traders, according to the country’s 2018 Public Finance Management Reform Strategy.
— The Myanmar Times
Myanmar ruling party’s congress pledges to work better for country
The two-day Second Nationwide Congress of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), concluded in Yangon on Sunday, with pledges to work for successful implementation of the government’s three prioritized objectives.
— Xinhua Net
China to import cattle from Myanmar
The Myanmar government and the China’s Yunan province are planning to finalise an agreement to export cattle to meet rising demand in the Chinese market.
— Business Standard
Blog: Can Myanmar support 5 mobile players?
In the four years since the Myanmar government opened up the mobile industry to outside competition, the nation has experienced an economic revival across many sectors driven, in part, by its vastly improved communications network.
— Mobile World Live
Legal experts urges Myanmar to answer ICC query
International legal experts urged the Myanmar government to respond to the request of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to comment on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine State or risk more pressure from the international community, The Myanmar Times reported on Sunday.
— The Independent
Overcoming the outages: how to keep the lights on in Myanmar
With more than four out of ten people in Myanmar without access to electricity, the nation’s economic development relies on the government’s willingness to pursue alternative energy sources
— Southeast Asia Globe
Arrests of migrant workers in Thailand see 1,200 return to Myanmar
Thai authorities arrested Myanmar migrant workers without valid documents and many of them have reportedly returned through the border at Myawady.
Myanmar needs to consider ‘beyond Yangon’ to meet rice export target
Myanmar needs to consider beyond Yangon port to export over 3 million tons of rice yearly from 2018 to 2020, according to a briefing on a draft report submitted by Myanmar Rice Federation regarding the enactment of a rice law.
— Eleven Myanmar
UK will not extradite suspect in murder of Yangon teacher
The British government has turned down a request from Myanmar to extradite Harris Binotti, the prime suspect in the Nov. 2016 murder of fellow British national Gary Ferguson in Yangon.
— Coconuts Yangon (paywall)
UHM Company wins tender to build shopping mall in Karen State’s Hpa-an
UHM Development Co., Ltd has won a tender on June 21 to build an international standard shopping mall (plaza) in the Karen (Kayin) State’s capital Hpa-an.
— Burma News International
Sugar re-export earns revenue, creates job opportunities
After lifting a temporary ban on sugar re-exports from 1 June, Muse merchants are resuming sugar re-export, earning revenue and creating job opportunities, according to the Agriculture and Market Information Agency.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts coming to Myanmar in 2018
Prime Residence has appointed Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage the Rosewood Yangon, which is scheduled to open in winter 2018.
— Hotel Management
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