Myanmar Morning News For May 1

Myanmar Morning News For May 1
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Myanmar morning newsTop-level UN team meets Myanmar leader in Rohingya probe
Ambassadors from the U.N. Security Council probing Myanmar’s crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority met Monday with the country’s leader and military chief after visiting Bangladesh, where about 700,000 Rohingya who fled military-led violence live in refugee camps.
Washington Post

Telenor Myanmar trials 1Gbps LTE-A
Telenor Myanmar and Ericsson have completed a trial of 1Gbps LTE-Advanced services using technologies including licensed assisted access (LAA). 

Nine months after Myanmar assaults, Rohingya camps ready for spate of births
When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flooded into south-east Bangladesh last year they told of systematic rape and other sexual violence by Myanmar soldiers and militiamen.
The Guardian 

Ranong hosts Thai-Myanmar business matching event
The southwestern province of Ranong has organized a business matching event for entrepreneurs from Thailand and Myanmar.
NBT World (video)

Rubber export will not decline despite low prices: official
Despite low prices in both local and foreign markets, Myanmar’s rubber export will not decrease, according to Myanmar Rubber Growers and Producers Association.
Eleven Myanmar 

Glossing over Myanmar
Weekend Today runs sponsored travel stories on Myanmar while ignoring the nation’s human rights abuses
ABC (video)

Handing over of flood shelter takes place in Myanmar
Handing Over Ceremony of Multi-Purpose Flood Shelter, Emergency Water tank and Concrete Drainages took place on April 24, 2018 in Ward No.14 in Pakokku, Magway Region.

More than 1,500 trafficked people repatriated in over three years
Myanmar was able to bring back 1,527 trafficked people from 2015 to March this year, said Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
Eleven Myanmar 

Heineken raises sustainability efforts as competition heats up
Heineken Myanmar is raising its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts as it commits to running a long term, sustainable brewing business in the country.
The Myanmar Times 

UN Security Council members meet Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi
Members of the UN Security Council met on Monday with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees who have fled into neighboring Bangladesh, the chief UN spokesman said.
Xinhua Net 

Put pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya’s return: Hasina
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the UN Security Council yesterday to press Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown to take refuge in her country.

Government to cooperate with ILO on work safety, health for young
The government, along with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other partner organisations, will focus on programmes that will ensure the safety and health of the country’s young workers, who are considered more vulnerable than adult workers to occupational injuries.
The Myanmar Times 

5,000 Protest, Call for Govt to Rescue Those Displaced in Kachin Clashes
More than 5,000 local residents took to the streets in Kachin State’s Myitkyina on Monday, calling for the government’s intervention to rescue displaced persons trapped in forests amid clashes.
The Irrawaddy 

Performance over two years by Ministry of Construction
As for the Ministry of Construction, plans are under way to design and estimate the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, buildings and airfields in accordance with the rules and regulations of the country.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Rohingya FC tells Leeds to cancel Myanmar tour, play with refugees instead
A founder of the Rohingya Football Club has called on Leeds United to cancel its upcoming visit to Myanmar and schedule friendly matches with the team of Rohingya refugees in Kuala Lumpur instead.
Coconuts Yangon 

Garment worker health and safety guidelines launched
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has launched guidelines to ensure the safety and health of workers in the garment industry in a bid to improve the conditions and welfare of the country’s workforce.
The Myanmar Times 

Myanmar reviewing gaming law to allow casinos: govt
An official of Myanmar’s Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development says casinos will be allowed to operate in the country after amendments are made to the Gambling Law, reported the Myanmar Times newspaper.

Three suspected Bengali terrorists arrested in Northern Maungdaw forest
Three Bengalis suspected to be terrorists were arrested with cell phones, knifes and Bangladeshi currency in a forest near Myawaddy village in Northern Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, in the afternoon of April 28th even though no Bengalis villages live in the immediate vicinity.
Eleven Myanmar 

Local company to sue Korean firm over cable car project
Local company Yadanar Shwe Sin Gyi Co. Ltd, which won South Korea’s Sky Asia Company’s tender to build the first cable car in Myanmar in Mon’s Kyaikhto township, is suing the latter for failing to pay K7.7 billion (US$5.72 million) for the construction of the project, said an official of Yadanar Shwe Sin Gyi on Sunday.
The Myanmar Times 

Veteran Democracy Activists Say They Have Green Light to Register Party
Veterans of the 1988 student uprising say the country’s highest election body has given them permission to begin the registration process for their proposed party, following criticism of their original name.
The Irrawaddy 


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