Myanmar morning news for October 26

Myanmar morning news for October 26

Myanmar morning news

‘Ongoing genocide’ underway against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: UN
A genocide is still underway against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a UN fact-finding team said Wednesday as it presented a report at the Security Council calling for the matter to be referred to the International Criminal Court.
— Bangkok Post

Security Council hears briefing on Myanmar Rohingya atrocities
The Myanmar government has established an independent commission of inquiry to go into allegations of human rights violations and had already taken action some of the military, police and national security officers.
— Devdiscourse

India, Myanmar discuss human trafficking with focus on Rohingya
According to Home Ministry estimates, there are nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims spread across India, with the highest number in Jammu and Kashmir.
— The Indian Express

‘Ongoing genocide’ underway against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: UN
A genocide is still underway against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a United Nations fact-finding team said on Wednesday (Oct 24) as it presented a report at the Security Council calling for the matter to be referred to the International Criminal Court.
— The Straits Times

Going beyond business, empowering communities
For the first time ever, Laos and Myanmar joined the winners’ circle, predicting the imminent rise of the two nations.
— Business Times (annoying pops)

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Huge fire breaks out at electronics factory in Myanmar
Huge fire broke out at AA Electronics factory in Hlaingthaya township of Myanmar’s Yangon on late Thursday.
— Xinhuanet

Myanmar Doubles Down on Denial as UN Official Sees ‘Ongoing Genocide’ Of Rohingya
Myanmar has rejected statements by senior U.N. rights officials that Rohingya are enduring “ongoing genocide” a year after a brutal military campaign drove more than 700,000 members of the Muslim ethnic minority into Bangladesh.
— Radio Free Asia

Rohingya Repatriation: PM urges China to put pressure on Myanmar
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged China to put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas who were displaced from Rakhine state.
— The Daily Star

Alibaba aims to grow five times bigger in Myanmar by mid-2019
DRIVEN by rapid gains in smartphone use and people’s willingness to try new things in Myanmar, Alibaba Group plans to grow its business by at least five times in the country in the coming six to eight months, according to Frans Maas, managing director of, which is now under the fold of the Chinese e-commerce giant.
— The Nation

Chinese medical team provides free eye surgery to Myanmar patients
Chinese medical team began launching a free cataract surgery for 200 patients in Myanmar’s Yangon Thursday under a brightness journey program.
— Brinkwire

Chinese minister: China will play positive role in solving Rohingya crisis
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the Chinese government to pressure Myanmar into taking back its nationals.
— Dhaka Tribune

An acid test for global community
President Abdul Hamid yesterday called for mounting pressure on Myanmar from across the world to take back the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh.
— The Daily Star

India-Myanmar pigeon pea program gets research boost
Field-level activities in multiple agro-ecologies and socio-economic settings (different locations) will be carried out by ICRISAT in collaboration with the following national and international partners such as Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Palem, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Warangal, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University,Regional Agricultural Research Station, Tirupati, and the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), Yezin, Myanmar.
— Telangana Today

Canada should increase support for International Criminal Court
This came only a week after Canada declared Myanmar’s military actions against the Rohingya people a genocide and urged the UN Security Council to refer the situation to the ICC.
— Policy Options

Paraguay beauty wins Miss Grand International crown, PH bet fails to make it to top 20
Twenty-three year old Eva Patalinjug, a nurse from Cebu City, failed to reach the top 20 of the pageant which was held in Myanmar.

Govt to chalk up spending deficit amounting to 4.6pc of GDP this year
Myanmar is expecting a fiscal deficit amounting to K4.8 billion this fiscal year, which is 4.6 percent of the country’s GDP.
— Myanmar Times

Genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims still underway: UN
Myanmar maintains that the violence in Rakhine was triggered by Rohingya extremists who attacked border posts in August 2017.
— Devdiscourse

UN investigator: Genocide still taking place in Myanmar
Genocide is still taking place against Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar and the government is increasingly demonstrating it has no interest in establishing a fully functioning democracy, U.N. investigators said Wednesday.
— AP

RCSS and combined troops of TNLA SSPP clash near Hsipaw Loi Lam Mountain
The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) fought with combined troops of Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) on October 23 in the evening near Loi Lam Mountain in Hsipaw township.
— Mizzima

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Cooperation with UN remains one of the cornerstones of Myanmar’s foreign policy: president
Cooperation with the United Nations (UN) remains one of the cornerstones of Myanmar’s foreign policy, said Myanmar President U Win Myint on Wednesday.
— Mizzima


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo acknowledges World Development Information Day October 24.

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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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