Myanmar morning news for November 8

Myanmar morning news for November 8
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Myanmar morning newsSquid importers face extra paperwork
The Department of Fisheries will demand importers of squid from Myanmar present official papers certifying that they have been caught according to sustainable fishing practices, in a move perceived as a measure to help shore up the price of local squid.
— Bangkok Post

Can Myanmar meeting stop the tide of meth ‘flooding’ the Asia-Pacific?
Top officials from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific are meeting in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw, from Wednesday to Friday to discuss the deteriorating situation and negotiate new strategies to tackle the problem of synthetic drugs.
— South China Morning Post

Trade at Myanmar-China border at standstill, barter system urged
Due to an import ban on rice, sugar and maize by China, trade at the Myanmar-China border has been at a standstill for the past month, U Khin Maung Lwin assistant secretary at the Ministry of Commerce said.
— Myanmar Times

Rohingya Leaders Appeal to US Diplomats to Put Pressure on Myanmar For Basic Rights
Rohingya Muslim leaders appealed on Wednesday to a visiting U.S. State Department official to press the Myanmar government to grant basic rights, including citizenship and freedom of movement, to members of the ethnic minority group who live in the vicinity of Rakhine state’s capital Sittwe, a Muslim who was part of the group said.
— Radio Free Asia

Facebook Admits Platform Used to Incite Hate Attacks in Myanmar
A report commissioned by Facebook Inc. it found its platforms were used to incite violence in Myanmar, helping organized groups to conduct sectarian attacks on the country’s Rohingya Muslim population.
— Bloomberg

21 bills to be tackled in upcoming 10th regular sitting of parliament
The 10th regular sitting of the Hluttaw will start on November 12 and is expected to debate reports about the budget, taxes, and national debt for the fiscal year 2017-18.
— Myanmar Times

‘Halt rushed Rohingya repatriation,’ UN urges Myanmar, Bangladesh
Bangladesh and Myanmar should drop plans to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State as they face a “high risk of persecution”, a top United Nations’ human rights investigator has warned.
— Aljazeera

USDP provides rice assistance to Nay Pyi Taw farmers, workers
The main opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party launched efforts to help farmers and workers in Nay Pyi Taw by selling them rice at reduced prices, U Htay Win, USDP secretary for the Union Territory, told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

SMA to supply inverters to 50MW solar plant in Myanmar
SMA Solar Technology is to deliver equipment including inverters to a 50MW solar project in Minbu, Myanmar.
— PV Tech

Myanmar’s ruling party wins seven of 13
YANGON (AP) – Myanmar’s ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi won just over half the seats in by-elections to fill 13 of the 1,171 seats in national, regional and state parliaments, according to complete preliminary results.
— Borneo Bulletin

Only left-hand drive allowed for import in 2019: govt
Myanmar’s Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles Import outlined sthe new auto import policy on October 26. But the announcement did not improve confidence in the auto market.
— Myanmar Times

KNU Central Committee holds an emergency meeting
The Karen National Union (KNU) Central Standing Committee 6th emergency meeting is reportedly being held in Lay Wah, Karen State.
— Mizzima

UK to assist Myanmar with renewable energy projects
The United Kingdom will assist Myanmar in implementing renewable-energy projects. a senior UK official said.
— Myanmar Times

EME Myanmar takes significant minority stakes in CarsDB, Joosk
Myanmar-focused early-stage venture firm Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs (EME) Myanmar, has taken a significant minority stake investment in CarsDB, an online platform for trading new and used cars, and Joosk Pte Ltd, a digital animation and illustration company, according to an announcement.
— Deal Street Asia

Driver surrenders after hitting and killing Myanmar cyclist in Samut Prakan
An elderly Thai driver surrendered to police after his car allegedly hit and killed a Myanmar man on a Samut Prakan road and he then left the scene to return home.
— The Nation (annoying pops)

Facebook must act to stop incitement ahead of 2020 Myanmar poll: report
Myanmar’s 2020 elections may be fertile ground for “incitement to violence” and Facebook should prepare now, an assessment of the tech giant’s presence in the country warned Tuesday, as it detailed how the platform had been used to spread hate.
— Coconuts Yangon

Forum calls for efforts to end Rohingya crisis
THE ASEAN People Forum urged leaders of the regional grouping, who will meet in a summit next week, to put more efforts to help end the Rakhine crisis and called for “rehumanising” the Muslim Rohingya after the genocide in Myanmar.
— The Nation


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo acknowledges World Science Day for Peace and Development, November 10.


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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