Myanmar Morning News For March 30

Myanmar Morning News For March 30
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Myanmar morning newsRights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent Reuters reporters held in Myanmar
Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar, who are accused of possessing secret government papers, her office said on Thursday.

How the West won and lost Myanmar
When former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi and her long persecuted National League for Democracy party won election in 2015, Western nations that maintains sanctions against the previous rights-abusing military regime cheered the democratic result and hoped for transition.
Asia Times

Thailand, Myanmar labour ministers discuss nationality verification
Thailand’s Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew, and Myanmar’s Labour, Immigration and Population Minister, U Thein Swe, discussed the ongoing nationality verification process for the remaining 180,000 Myanmar workers in Thailand.

Foreign links enhance Myanmar transparency
SOME OF Myanmar’s leading companies have improved in corporate governance and transparency, due largely to their cooperation with international firms, a report has found.
The Nation 

Myanmar clears some Rohingya for return but no date on horizon
A Bangladesh official said on Thursday (Mar 29) that Myanmar had approved several hundred Rohingya from a list of thousands to return to their homeland, but provided no indication of when the long-delayed process would begin.
Channel NewsAsia 

Bus inferno kills 20 Myanmar workers
About 20 Myanmar workers died and three were injured when a chartered bus caught fire while on the way to Mae Sot district of Tak province before dawn on Friday.
Thai PBS 

Myanmar’s Approach to India
A closer look at how Myanmar engages with India and the Act East Policy.
The Diplomat 

More protests over pipeline land compensation in Myanmar
Locals have again protested in Myanmar over what is claimed to be the continuing non-payment of full compensation for lands acquired for construction of the parallel oil and gas pipelines to China, writes Amanda Battersby.
Upstream Online

Bangladesh-Myanmar Crisis Appeal
The Australian Government partnered with eight leading humanitarian agencies in a joint appeal to help Rohingya who need assistance following violence in Myanmar.

Kachin refugee: ‘Myanmar army keeps attacking us’
Since late last year, the world’s attention has been brought to the plight of 700,000 Muslim Rohingya, who have fled violence in Myanmar.
Al Jazeera 

Former child soldier Aung Ko Htwe sentenced, new charges added
A former child soldier who was jailed last year, after speaking with the media about his experience, has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and could face fresh charges for allegedly standing on a copy of the 2008 Constitution in protest against his detention.
Frontier Myanmar 

Investors to be invited for China-Myanmar Economic Corridor
Government will be inviting local and international investors aiming to build basic infrastructures such as industrial zones, urban development projects and agricultural zones which are being included in China-Myanmar Economic Corridor project, says Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA).
Eleven Myanmar 

Can A New President Pull Myanmar Out of the Quagmire of Conflict?
U Win Myint — a former Speaker of the House of Representatives — will become Myanmar’s 10th president, succeeding U Htin Kyaw, who resigned from his position after less than two years in office.
The Irrawaddy 

Myanmar to promote local bourse to investors in Tokyo next month
Myanmar’s first stock exchange backed by Japan’s public and private sectors will promote the bourse in Tokyo next month, aiming to lure Japanese investors ahead of the scheduled enforcement of a new company law deregulating foreign ownership of local firms.
The Myanmar Times

IMF welcome Myanmar economy rebound, warn of downside risk
The International Monetary Fund has just released the findings of its Article IV consultation with Myanmar in which it welcomes the country’s economic rebound but cautions about the downside risk.

India will make decision on Myanmar beans quota by month-end
At the government’s request, India will make a much needed decision on a new import quota for Myanmar-produced pulses and beans by the end of this month.
The Myanmar Times

Third meeting of Rakhine implementation committee held
The 3/2018 meeting of the Implementation Committee on the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State was held at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Rapid reduction of deposit interest rates is dangerous: Former central bank governor
The rapid reduction of deposit interest rate from 8 to 5 per cent is dangerous, said Than Nyein, former governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar.
Eleven Myanmar 


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