Myanmar Morning News For March 19

Myanmar Morning News For March 19

Myanmar morning news

UN appeals for nearly $1 billion to address ‘critical needs’ of Rohingya refugees
The United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners appealed jointly on Friday for $951 million in order to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them.
Kashmir Reader 

Rohingya in ‘no man’s land’ reject return on Myanmar terms: Camp chief
Rohingya holed up in a border “no man’s land” after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said Sunday (Mar 18), rejecting any move to transit camps for fear of long-term confinement.
Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar’s peace process stumbles on
Myanmar’s peace process is precariously poised with Panglong — or the national peace conference as it is formally called — set to meet in May. Several more ethnic groups — including the Wa — have agreed to sign the national ceasefire agreement (NCA). But, despite this, the peace process is in danger of disintegrating.
Bangkok Post

Bid to prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia rejected
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has immunity from prosecution, Australia’s attorney general said Sunday after a legal bid was launched to hold her responsible for “crimes against humanity”.
Coconuts Yangon

Complete socio-economic policy is a must
Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Set Aung attended the Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation in Dakhla, Morocco, on 17 March.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was pressed about the Rohingya crisis at an ASEAN summit in Sydney Sunday (Mar 18), but the regional bloc stressed it could not intervene and “force an outcome”.
Channel NewsAsia

Export earnings from CMP garment hit over $ 2.332 bln
Until early March of this fiscal year, the export earnings from Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) garment sector have reached US$ 2.332 billion, according to Commerce Ministry.
Eleven Myanmar

Uncontrolled development threatens Ngapali Beach
Ngapali, the former top beach in Southeast Asia, plunged to number 25 in the 2017 ranking of the top beaches of the world by American travel and restaurant website Trip Advisor.
The Myanmar Times 

Irish building up a head of steam in Myanmar
When Kieran Rabbitt stepped off a plane and into the heavy Yangon heat four years ago, little did he think he’d still be in Myanmar today, at the cutting edge of the country’s digital revolution. From offices in downtown Yangon, the Athenry native – along with Karim Ainsworth from Belfast – runs Cube Digital. The start-up is developing more than 20 apps and projects in fintech and other digital services, as well as Myanmar’s first video-on-demand platform.
Irish Times 

Suu Kyi receives 19-gun salute in ACT
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been welcomed to Parliament House in Canberra with a 19-gun salute.

Doing Business in Burma/Myanmar: An On the Ground Report
Robert Walsh, sometime Seattle resident and long-time friend of our law firm (we worked on a number of China deals together and we — Dan and Steve — met up with him on our last trip to Myanmar), has spent the last four years in Myanmar, where he operates a vibrant business consultancy.
China Law Blog 

Asean, Australia doing their best to help Myanmar re-establish stability in Rohingya crisis: PM Lee
Asean and Australia are doing their best to help Myanmar re-establish stability and tranquillity in its Rakhine state, while keeping an eye on whether the crisis would pose a security threat to the region.
The Straits Times (paywall)

China-Myanmar power plant
A China-Myanmar joint venture power plant in Myanmar was inaugurated in Yangon on Saturday, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Global Times 

Union Minister for Home Affairs visits Lao PDR for bilateral talks
Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe departed for Vientiane from Yangon by air early yesterday morning at an invitation of Police Major General Somkeo Sylavong, Minister of Public Security of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

More than 30,000 workers migrate to other countries in two months
In late January and February, more than 30,000 Myanmar workers left the country, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
Eleven Myanmar 

Effective Management and Conservation of water resources
Natural resources are resources that exist without actions of humankind which includes all valued characteristics of sunlight, atmosphere, water, and land along with all vegetation, plants and animal life.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 


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