Myanmar morning news for April 16

Myanmar morning news for April 16

Myanmar morning newsSingapore Myanmar Investco divests TPR telco assets for US$8m
Singapore Myanmar Investco (SMI), through its indirect subsidiary TPR Myanmar, is selling all of TPR’s telecommunications towers and tower leases in Myanmar for US$8 million.
— Consult-Myanmar

China’s rare-earth imports from Myanmar will decline
China is likely to trim imports of rare earths from Myanmar starting next month, which an analyst said will help relieve oversupply in China.
— Mizzima

Jailed Reuters reporters, U.S. border photographers win Pulitzer Prizes
Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American migrants seeking refuge in the United States.
— UK

Regional, state tourism offices issuing temporary business permits
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has decentralized the power to grant tourism licences to regional and state Directorates of Hotels and Tourism.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees
It’s high tide in Cox’s Bazar and there’s a traffic jam right on the beach at Bangladesh’s most prominent seaside resort.

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Myanmar nuns caring for the disabled
The Holy Infant Jesus Center for the Disabled and Orphans is located in Myanmar’s Shan State.
— UCA News

NGO calls on British government to provide more Myanmar refugee aid
Questions have been raised as to whether British government aid for Myanmar is enough to support refugees and internally displaced people who have fled their homes due to various conflicts in Myanmar.
— Mizzima

Tatmadaw columns capture AA training grounds, camps; seize munitions in Lakkhar Village
Tatmadaw columns captured training grounds and camps of the AA group and also seized munitions belonging to the group last week, according to a statement from the military.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vessel capsizal kills 1, injures 5 on Myanmar’s river
One women was killed, five others were injured and another five went missing in a vessel capsizal on Myanmar’s Chindwin river on Monday morning, according to the Sagaing Region Police Force.
— Xinhuanet

Information and Public Relations Department: Marching forward hand in hand with the people
People’s education and knowledge level are the most important indicator showing development of a country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Army Seizure of Alleged Arakan Army Training Camp Draws AA Denial
Myanmar troops seized an Arakan Army training camp the hills of turbulent Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township on Saturday, including weapons, ammunition, and food reserves, a government military spokesman said, though a representative for the rebel group denied the claim, suggesting that it was a fabrication.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Strategic to open company’s first international school
Myanmar Strategic Holdings Ltd (MSH) on has said it received an investment permit from the Myanmar Investment Commission for the company’s first international school, Yangon American International School, according to an Alliance News article.
— Consult-Myanmar

Ruili opens first Burmese language cinema in China
China’s first cinema that shows films in Burmese opened in Ruili, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, on Saturday, according to a report in China Daily.
— Mizzima

Uniview Provided the Video Surveillance Solution for the Water Festival Celebrating Ceremony Stages at Capital City Yangon and Mandalay of Myanmar
The Water Festival is the New Year’s celebrations that take place in Southeast Asian nations such as Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. Uniview provided the video surveillance solution for the water festival celebrating ceremony stages at the capital city of Yangon and Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire

Searching for Lim Chin Tsong
Stories abound about the tycoon who built a Chinese-style mansion in Yangon. One involves a hidden printing press, counterfeit British pounds and an American honey trap.
— Frontier Myanmar

Vice President U Henry Van Thio, wife take part in Mandalay Thingyan festivities
Vice President U Henry Van Thio and his wife, Dr. Shwe Hlwan, participated in the Myanmar traditional Thingyan Festival yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


This morning’s Myanmar Morning News Roundup is shortened due to the Thingyan celebrations.


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