Myanmar morning news for December 27

Myanmar morning news for December 27

Myanmar morning news

Rakhine Rebels Say Myanmar Official Killed in Fighting
Rebels in Myanmar’s Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organizing protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court.

Japanese Ambassador Voices Support For Myanmar on Genocide Charges
Japan believes that Myanmar did not commit state-sponsored genocide against Rohingya Muslims during a 2017 military-led crackdown that left thousands dead and drove more than 740,000 out of the country, Japan’s ambassador to Myanmar said Monday, despite legal action being taken on such charges in international courts.
— Radio Free Asia

Thailand approves loan for Myawaddy development
The Thai Cabinet has approved a preferential loan worth 777 million THB (over 25.76 million USD) under a 30-year contract for Myanmar for infrastructure development in Myawaddy city, vietnamplus reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar, a promising investment destination
As the Myanmar economy opens up, it offers access to various sectors wherein India can boost trade and investment
— The Hindu Business Line

How China’s Belt and Road Initiative is affecting Shan communities in north Myanmar
The Heartland Foundation was formed in Lashio, northern Shan State, in 2012 and has become a leading environmental conservation organization.
— Global Voices

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Total and Woodside ink deal with Myanmar for offshore gas project
French energy company Total and Australia’s Woodside Energy, along with their local partner, have agreed with the government of Myanmar on financial terms for an offshore natural gas project.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Garment exports on track to meet 10-year target
Myanmar is on track to meet its target of drawing US$10 billion worth of textile exports by 2024, an official from the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association (MGEA) told state media.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Introduces a Draft New Income Tax Law
The Myanmar Government has proposed comprehensive amendments to the legislative framework for income tax as part of its sustained strategic reform.
— Lexology

Cambodia can play strategic role in resolving Rohingya crisis
Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on countries around the world to urge Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya refugees temporarily housed in his country.
— Khmer Times

Myanmar workers in Singapore celebrate Christmas | Video
This traditional Christmas mass not only marks the occasion, but it reminds these Myanmar workers of home. Kelly Wong takes a look at the celebrations.
— Channel NewsAsia

Single Chinese men seek marriage with women from Mekong region
Zhou Xinsen, like thousands of other Chinese men, went online to find an affordable and fast solution to bachelordom.
— Mizzima

New Airbus plane joins MAI fleet
A new Airbus A319-100 aircraft has joined the fleet of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) after flying from Phoenix, USA, and landing at Yangon International Airport yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Myanmar’s Modern Military First Took Shape
On this day in 1941, Gen. Aung San led the 30 Comrades in establishing the Burma Independence Army, which would throw off colonial and fascist rule.
— Irrawaddy

Two dozen plus research laboratories open in YTU
Myanmar-Japan Technological Development Centre-1 and Centre-2 were handed over in a ceremony at Yangon Technological University (YTU) yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry unveils national strategy on resettlement of IDPs, camp closures
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement outlined the national strategy on the resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and closure of IDP camps yesterday at a meeting held at the City Hall in Lashio, Shan State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Immigration officials abducted in Rakhine
Three immigration officials who were returning to their unit after taking leave were abducted in Buthidaung on 24 December afternoon by members of the Arakan Army (AA), according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Trade deficit expected to widen in 2019-20 FY
Due to the increase in imports of capital goods and raw materials for the construction and transport sector, the trade deficit is projected to widen more than expected, in 2019-2020 fiscal year, according to the 2019-2020 Budget.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rakhine rebels say Myanmar official killed in fighting
Rebels in Myanmar’s Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organising protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court.
— Sky Statement

Dept seizes over 160,000 tons of illegal timbers in 45 months
Till November since 2016, the Forest Department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation seized over 160,000 tons of illegal timbers, 11,045 vehicles and machinery and more than 23,000 citizens and 59 foreigners involved in the cases.
— Eleven Myanmar

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Farmer’s knowledge of crop insurance key for development
Crop insurance can play an essential role in the agriculture sector because erratic weather on account of climate change is a big challenge for local and foreign investors. Currently, a weather index-based crop insurance system is on a trial run in Myanmar to help farmers tackle problems when crops are damaged by erratic weather conditions.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 20 kg of raw opium seized in Myanmar: CCDAC
Myanmar police busted 21.35 kg of raw opium in the same township of Shan state, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Wednesday.
— Sentinelassam

State Counsellor opens housings for university teachers, lab equipment factory in Yangon
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi inaugurated two housing projects for university teachers and a new laboratory equipment factory in Hline Township, Yangon, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

3 immigration staff abducted by insurgents in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
Three staff from the Department of Immigration and Population were abducted by an ethnic insurgent group in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services on Thursday.
— Xinhua

State Counsellor joins 32nd dinner of Thirty Comrades families
The welfare association of theThirty Comrades families held their 32nd dinner at the Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire hotel in South Okkalapa Township, Yangon, yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry vows to further tackle social relief system misconduct
Civil Affairs Minister Li Jiheng pledged on Wednesday to strengthen supervision to curb misconduct within the social relief system, which is considered a crucial bottom-line buffer that could be used to help the last remnant of China’s have-nots escape dire poverty before 2021.
— Eleven Myanmar

MS Genting Dream cruise ship tours Kawthoung on Christmas
The MS Genting Dream came for a one-day visit to NyaungOoPhee Island in Kawthoung Township, Taninthayi Region, on 25 December carrying international visitors from different nations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Indian ship catches Myanmar boat with contraband
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) apprehended one Myanmar boat and six personnel onboard with around 300 kg of contraband, an official source confirmed on Tuesday.
— Infosurhoy

Calcutta HC issues interim stay on deportation of Rohingya couple to Myanmar
In an order issued on December 24, a bench headed by Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya stayed their deportation until the disposal of a writ petition that was filed on behalf of Abdur Sukur alias Adi Sukur and his wife Anowara Begam on December 18.
— India Express

Kayin New year celebrated in YGN’s National Races Village
Kayin New Year was celebrated at National Races Village, Thakayta Township, Yangon, at 5:40 am yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Road crash kills 10, injures 5 in southern Myanmar
A total of 10 people were killed with five others seriously injured in a traffic collision in Myanmar’s Mon state on Thursday, according to the Fire Service Department.
— Xinhua

State Counsellor visits arts exhibition of 56 artists in Yangon
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited the ‘Hay Manda Art Exhibition’ held at the Strand Hotel in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tatmadaw families make donations at Sitagu Int’l Buddhist Academy
Families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) made cash donation and Sitagu water donation for Buddhist academies throughout Myanmar with a ceremony at the Sitagu International Buddhist Academy in North Dagon Myothit Township, Yangon Region, yesterday morning The ceremony was graced by the Most Venerable Sitagu Sayadaw Dr Ashin Nyanissara, other sayadaws.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lights, camera, lots of action as movie industry enjoys a revival
After decades in the doldrums, the nation’s movie industry is on the road to recovery and expansion, thanks partly to the contributions of young, foreign-trained film makers.
— Frontier Myanmar


Feature photo San Diego Karen Community

This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on Kayin New Year, December 26.


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