Myanmar morning news for August 5

Myanmar morning news for August 5
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Myanmar morning newsRohingya activists slam ASEAN’s call for dialogue with Myanmar
Efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to encourage “dialogue” between Rohingya refugees and the Myanmar government have sparked fierce criticism from Rohingya activists, who accuse the bloc of whitewashing the Myanmar military’s crimes and legitimising deeply flawed repatriation plans.
— Aljazeera

China-Myanmar joint venture rolls out first car assembled in Myanmar
The China-Myanmar joint venture Gold AYA Motors International Group Co. Ltd. has introduced its first car that was assembled in Myanmar.
— VietnamPlus

Thilawa SEZ in need of international-standard jetties and logistics services
For the extensive operations of factories, Thilawa Special Economic Zone is in need of international-standard jetties and logistics services, said Win Aung, chair of Myanmar Thilawa Special Economic Zone Holdings Public Co., Ltd (MTSH).
— Eleven Myanmar

Royal capital to ‘smart city’: Myanmar’s Mandalay gets high-tech makeover, sparks ‘spy’ fears
Once a seat of kings, the city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar has seen turbulent chapters in its 162-year history – the fall of Burma’s last royal dynasty and decades of colonial rule. Now, officials are attempting to transform the former royal capital into Myanmar’s first “smart city”.
— Reuters

Yangon airport runway closed temporarily after a plane nose wheel breaks
Passengers said the nose wheel landing gear of a plane from Golden Myanmar Airlines broke forcing Yangon International Airport to temporarily close the runway for about one and half hours.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Arbitration Center aims to solve commercial disputes
Action will be taken against biased and dishonest members of Myanmar Arbitration Center in accord with the Anti-Corruption Law, said Zaw Min Win, President of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, at a ceremony to open Myanmar Arbitration Center, at UMFCCI (headquarters) in Yangon on August 3.
— Eleven Myanmar

Illegal trade poses obstacle to national economy: VP Myint Swe
A major obstacle to Myanmar’s economy is illegal trade, and so long as illegal trade sector remains strong, it will be a great hindrance to legal businesses, state-run newspapers quoted Vice President Myint Swe as saying.
— Eleven Myanmar

Air route launched to connect China’s Anhui, Myanmar’s Mandalay
An air route has been launched linking Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province, and Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar.
— Xinhua

ASEAN urges Myanmar to ensure security in Rakhine
ASEAN has called on the Myanmar government to guarantee the safety of the Rohingya community, both in the country and in exile, as the region’s foreign ministers push for more dialogue with the refugees in the ongoing repatriation process.
— The Jakarta Post

Looking for a new vacation destination where the flights itself won’t cost a fortune? FlyDubai will be adding two new destinations to its network – Krabi Thailand and Yangon Myanmar, meaning cheaper flights.
— Ahlanlive

Automobiles to roll off new assembly line in Mandalay
Myanmar has been importing car parts and assembling them for years, but now Chinese cars will be produced here for the first time, at Myotha industrial zone in Ngazun township, Mandalay Region.
— Myanmar Times

Changing our mindset in building a Democratic Federal Republic
Today, all the people of Myanmar are united in reaching the same goal of establishing a Democratic Federal Republic. Our country is a Union, as ethnic people live together throughout the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

3rd Myanmar Gems & Jewelry Day ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw
A third Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Day ceremony was held at the Mani Yadanar Jade hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Government spokesman says money transfer found in Rakhine Singapore Association members case
Myanmar Government spokesman Zaw Htay said that investigators found money transfers in the case of Rakhine Singapore Association members who are detained for alleged links with the Arakan Army (AA).
— Mizzima

President inspects Bagan World Heritage Site
President U Win Myint who was in Mandalay Region’s Nyaung U inspected the Bagan cultural heritage region which had been recently added to the World Heritage Site list, to preserve the region, develop travel business and create economic opportunities for the local people.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

2 wild elephants destroying plantations caught in Myanmar’s southern region
Two wild elephants destroying plantations in the outskirts of Myanmar’s Yangon region have been caught by local authorities, according to the Forest Department Sunday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar, Italy sign MoU to cooperate in water management and mechanized farming
A ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Myanmar and Italy to cooperate in the water management in the farming sector and development of mechanized farming, was held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 2, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin attends 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Ministerial Meetings
ASEAN Foreign Ministers reiterate continued support to Myanmar’s efforts to bring peace, stability, the rule of law and to promote harmony and reconciliation in Rakhine State The Myanmar Delegation led by U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, attended the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and its Related Ministerial.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More than 300 volunteer teachers appointed in Chin State
More than 300 volunteer teachers have been appointed during this academic year, in Chin State due to high demands, said Ko Lay Win, Director-General of Basic Education Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister for Information inspects printing houses of PPD in Insein Tsp
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint inspected the printing houses of the Printing and Publishing Department of the ministry in Aung San Ward in Insein Township yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

CDC issues health warnings for Myanmar
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a level-one travel health notice (practice usual precautions) for chikungunya fever and a level-two notice (practice enhanced precautions) for the Zika virus for people traveling to Myanmar.
— Taipei Times

Are dams and coal-fired engines really detrimental to the environment?
By Khin Maung Myint Before proceeding further, I would like to make one thing very clear. I am neither a political activist nor a lobbyist nor an advocate for any social or government organization.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

4 Myanmar nationals held for staying illegally in India extended
A local court has extended the police custody of four Myanmar nationals, arrested for illegally staying in India, by seven days, an official said on Saturday.
— Mid-day

Myanmar’s Environmental Challenges
After eight years collecting dust on the planning shelves and also at the confluence of the Mali and N’mai Rivers in upper Burma, the Chinese are seeking to revive the Myitsone Dam, which has been stalled since 2011 after then-President Thein Sein, in an unprecedented about-turn, put it on hold amid massive protest.
— Asia Sentinel

The Day Dictator Ne Win Won Asia’s Nobel Prize
Fifty-nine years ago today, the ruthless military dictator Ne Win was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award. He refused it, believing it to be a tool of the American CIA.
— Irrawaddy

Compensation for confiscated land in Yangon Region amounted to K200 bln
Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein disclosed yesterday that the total payment of compensation for the farmland which were confiscated for establishing new cities in Yangon Region amounted to K200 billion.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

“Myanmar Day” event kicks off at Beijing Int’l Horticultural Exhibition
Artists perform during the “Myanmar Day” event at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 4, 2019.
— Xinhua

Time for a serious chat about Yangon’s colonial heritage
Frontier suspects that most self-respecting Yangon residents would not fancy either. Meal deals of this kind are also unlikely to ever be sold in the city. But Yangon’s most iconic building, the Secretariat, will soon be host to an unsavoury mix of historical remembrance and global consumer capitalism.
— Frontier Myanmar

Two wild elephants caught in Hlegu
Two elephants, that came in to cashew plantation near mile post (16/5) on Yangon-Mandalay expressway in Hlegu, were caught with tranquilizer gun in the morning of 3 August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Plastics Market 2019 Industry Analysis by Key Players, Share, Revenue, Trends, Organizations Size, Growth, Opportunities, And Regional Forecast to 2024
Global Myanmar Plastics Market research report provides detailed information on current and past market trends and their impact on the future development of Myanmar Plastics.
— Otiloti

Football: AFF over-rules protests by Singapore, Myanmar, says Timor Leste’s U-15 captain Freitas is no age cheat
Timor Leste Under-15 captain Paulo Domingos Gali da Costa Freitas, who was accused of being overaged last week at the ongoing Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-15 Championship, has been deemed eligible to participate in the tournament.
— The Straits times

Cops nab Myanmar national for suspected murder of fellow countryman in Kedah
A Myanmar man is believed to have been murdered by his countryman at a shop in Taman Bunga Raya, Sungai Petani yesterday.
— Malay Mail


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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