Myanmar Morning News For May 10

Myanmar Morning News For May 10
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Myanmar morning newsU.N. Security Council pushes Myanmar on accountability over Rohingya
The United Nations Security Council urged Myanmar’s government on Wednesday to carry out transparent investigations into accusations of violence against mainly Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state and to allow immediate aid access to the region.

EU To Extend About $300m Grant To Myanmar To Promote Education
The European Union (EU) will extend a grant aid of 221 million Euros (294 million U.S. dollars) to Myanmar for promoting the country’s quality education, Myanmar News Agency reported on Wednesday.
PM News 

Myanmar Verifies More Than 1,000 Refugees in Bangladesh for Repatriation
Myanmar will repatriate more than 1,000 Muslim refugees who have fled northern Rakhine State for Bangladesh, Union Immigration and Population Minister U Thein Swe said on Monday.
The Irrawaddy 

Asia Briefs: Myanmar whistleblower details sting operation
A Myanmar policeman now serving a prison sentence gave more details to a court yesterday about how he says two Reuters reporters were framed by police.
The Straits Times 

Myanmar soldier arrested in Rakhine with $3.6 million meth cache
A Myanmar soldier and two others in northern Rakhine State have been arrested over a cache of methamphetamine pills worth $3.6 million, authorities said, as a lucrative drug trade courses through the region.
Frontier Myanmar 

Leeds United Myanmar tour: Questions still surround controversial trip after opening defeat
The post-season trip, which has been described as “morally corrupt” and “deeply inappropriate”, continues to divide opinion because of the treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

Myanmar’s first coffee growers receive GAP certificates
Goood Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificates will be issued to coffee farms in Myanmar, according to Daw May Thet Hlaing, an officer from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre at Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region.
The Myanmar Times 

Thailand, Myanmar organizes return of 2nd batch of displaced persons
Governments of Thailand and Myanmar have successfully organized the return of the second group of 93 displaced persons from Myanmar to their homeland earlier this week, Thailand’s foreign ministry said late Wednesday.
Xinhua Net

Extra $95m UK aid to refugees in Cox’s Bazaar ahead of monsoon
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) pledged fresh humanitarian support for the Rohingya people (whom the government prefers to call “Bengalis”) living in Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh on Monday.
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar on edge after spike in child rapes
When the parents of a 2-year-old left the girl with her grandparents to forage for firewood on the outskirts of their village near Mandalay city a few days before Chinese New Year, they never imagined she was in danger.
UCA News 

With its economy opening, Myanmar scoping seafood opportunities
The Southeast Asian country of Myanmar remains a relatively unknown commodity in the seafood world.

Myanmar hills embrace silkworms over poppies
Zhou Xing Ci’s family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers’ sticky brown sap to produce opium.
Reuters Wider Image 

Bago Region Investment Committee grants endorsement for six investment proposals
Since January 2017, the Bago Region Investment Committee has issued endorsements for six investment proposals, with a capital of some US$16.35 million.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Kachin State Government assists more than 4,000 displaced people
Dr. Khet Aung, Chief Minister of Kachin State, said the authorities has spent about 200 million kyat on assisting the residents who are stranded in the jungle amid armed conflicts in the state.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Seafood factory closure makes migrant workers jobless
More than 170 Myanmar migrant workers became jobless after the seafood factory they are working in Surat Thani province went bankrupt, sources said.
Eleven Myanmar

State Assembly investigates impeachment case against Rakhine minister
The Inquiry Committee of Rakhine State Assembly has started its investigation on May 4 into Rakhine State government, Minister of Finance and Economy Kyaw Aye Thein who was impeached by State Assembly in connection with alleged wrongdoing in financial regulation.

Myanmar activist locked away for live-streaming anti-war performance
Myanmar’s military is undercutting peace efforts with the help of laws the civilian government has decided to keep in place.
Coconuts Yangon 

Chinese state councilor meets Myanmar leaders on bilateral relations
Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi met with Myanmar President U Win Myint and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations.
Xinhua Net 

IFC, YCDC to improve construction permit system
The International Financial Corporation (IFC) the sister organisation of the World Bank, is partnering with the Yangon City Development Committee(YCDC) to reform the city’s construction permit system and optimise the role of the private firms.
The Myanmar Times 


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