Myanmar Morning News For May 2

Myanmar Morning News For May 2

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar army killing civilians in escalating conflict in Kachin, warns UN
The UN’s human rights expert for Myanmar has raised alarm over a lethal escalation in hostilities in the country’s Kachin state, warning that civilians had been killed and displaced in recent government bombing.
The Guardian 

How a massive influx of Chinese migrants has changed Myanmar’s second-largest city Mandalay
Myanmar’s last royal capital harboured the most learned Buddhist monks and exquisite artists, citizens speaking the most refined Burmese and cooks who prepared the best curries in the land. Mandalay was rhapsodised as the nation’s cultural core.
South China Morning Post 

Myanmar urged to hold ‘proper’ probe into alleged Rohingya atrocities
Myanmar must hold a “proper investigation” into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said on Tuesday (May 1), after the highest-level diplomatic visit to an area from which 700,000 members of the Muslim minority have been driven out.
Channel NewsAsia 

Myanmar military assures UN of ‘harsh’ action on sexual assault
Myanmar’s military has assured the United Nations of “harsh” action against perpetrators of sexual violence, state media reported on Tuesday (May 1), as UN envoys travelled to Rakhine State where the military conducted a widely criticised crackdown.
The Straits Times 

Myanmar army chief denies rape of Rohingya as UN visits
Myanmar’s army chief denied his forces committed rape and other sexual abuses during a crackdown he ordered on Rohingya Muslims, as he addressed UN Security Council delegates in the capital Naypyidaw.
New StraitsTimes 

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Facebook’s Free Basics program ended quietly in Myanmar last year
As recently as last week, Facebook was touting the growth of its app Free Basics, but the program isn’t working out everywhere.

3 killed, 24 injured in car crash in Myanmar’s eastern state
Three people including a woman have been killed and 24 others injured in a car crash in Myanmar’s Shan state, according to a release from the Fire Service Department Tuesday.
Xinhua Net 

Hybrid Myanmar: How A Quiet Market Could Leapfrog Traditional Data Centre Players
Political reforms, a growing economy and a speeding adoption of digital services are bringing the once isolated Myanmar out of the shadows.

Pressure on Rakhine Affairs and the most important time for Myanmar
A team from United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has visited Bengali refugees in Myanmar-Bangladesh border area on April 29.
Eleven Myanmar 

Thai authorities seize 3.5 tons of precursors from Myanmar national
Thai authorities seized 3.5 tons of a smuggled compound, which might possibly be used in the producing of narcotics, in a northwestern border area on Monday, Xinhua has reported.

Why we still encourage people to come to Myanmar
Since last August, much of the world’s attention has focused on Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Frontier Myanmar

MADB revises loan system to farmers, enabling more to receive funds
The Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) will start disbursing loans on an individual basis, moving away from the current group-based lending system, “said Daw Khin Nan Myint, deputy general manager at the MADB.
The Myanmar Times 

Over 57,000 foreign travellers visit Myanmar via Tachilek border
Some 57,970 international travellers visited the country through the Tachilek border gate in the current financial year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Fighting breaks out in four townships in Kachin State
Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Information and News In-charge Col. Naw Bu said that Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) and Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has been fighting in four townships of Kachin State and the military situation was still tense between the two armies.

Companies will be asked to start breeding cattle for export
Live cattle exports have been on the rise since the trade was legalised last year, said U Moe Zaw, a director from the Livestock Breeding & Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
The Myanmar Times 


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