Myanmar morning news for December 3

Myanmar morning news for December 3
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Myanmar Watchdog Criticizes ‘So-Called’ Public Consultation Process for China’s BRI Project
Locals not fully consulted on impacts of China’s BRI rail project in northern Shan State, says the Heartland Foundation, a Shan State-based environmental watchdog.
— Irrawaddy

Mon State throws open doors for investors in six sectors
The Mon State government is inviting investors to participate in six sectors to help boost the state’s economy.
— Myanmar Times

Six airports proposed for privatisation by Airports Authority of India: Reports
Six airports were recommended by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the privatization to the centre including Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur and Trichy, a senior government official told.
— Eleven Myanmar

Imports exceed exports in Myanmar’s trade with Singapore in 2018-2019 FY
The value of Myanmar’s imports surpassed exports in bilateral trade with Singapore in the 2018-2019 Financial year, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Rights Commission Declines to Conduct Rakhine Abuse Investigation
Myanmar’s human rights commission will not investigate alleged abuses committed against civilian detainees in war-ravaged northern Rakhine state, including deaths in custody of the government military, unless the army first finds soldiers guilty of such abuse, two lawmakers who requested probes told RFA’s Myanmar Service on Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

Banana exports to China set to grow
Myanmar and China are planning to sign an agreement on exports of bananas between the two countries, a government official has announced.
— Myanmar Times

Can Myanmar’s state-owned banks turn challenges into opportunities?
Myanmar’s state-owned banks (SOBs) are currently at a crossroads. Following the opening-up of the banking system, the state-owned banks have been pushed to catch up with rapidly-growing private banks, many of which have invested in technology, digitising operations and expanding mobile services.
— Myanmar Times

Seed imports banned as fungal disease hits Thai rubber trees
The outbreak of a fungal disease that weakens rubbers trees in Thailand has led to the halt of imports of rubber seeds, seedlings, and saplings into Myanmar, local authorities announce.
— Myanmar Times

CBM holds workshop on rule for outward remittance businesses
The workshop on the rule for outward remittances bussinesses was held at the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Number of private fuel filling stations up
Till October, there are more than 2,600 private fuel filling stations nationwide where 1,726 stations are located in Mandalay, Bago, Sagaing, Ayeyawady, Yangon and Magway, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Three new substations boost national grid
With the official launching of three new substations on Saturday, Myanmar’s national electricity grid is now providing 50 percent of the country’s
power needs, says Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar targets to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2025
Myanmar’s health authorities are planning to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2025, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry on Monday.
— Xinhua

Yangon chief minister promises to follow law in market upgrade
Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said he would follow the law in making improvements to Tarmwe market, and called on traders to keep their demands within reason.
— Myanmar Times

Mongla backs State Counsellor’s plan to defend ICJ lawsuit
Mongla Group, Special Region-4 in Shan State (East) issued a statement on November 30, showing the full support for Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who will lead the team to defend the case filed by Gambia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
— Eleven Myanmar

MOI conducts Research Methodology, PR & Info Management Training Programme
The Ministry of Information is organizing the third training programme on research methodology, public relations and information management from 2 to 6 December at its headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Local gold prices expected to extend their drop on weak global cues
With gold prices sliding in the global market, the price of the yellow metal in the domestic market is likely to continue falling, according to gold traders.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tourism policy to be finalised by this year
Refuting claims that the government discussed the tourism policy with the government of India, chairperson of Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) Dr Tandi Dorji said that the government did not consult the Indian government on the draft tourism policy.
— Eleven Myanmar

GrabFood offers food delivery services in Yangon
Grab, the transport network company, will offer food delivery services to Yangonites in nine townships, according to the Country Head of Grab Myanmar, Cindy Toh.
— Myanmar Times

World Bank Response to KPSN Statement on Peaceful and Prosperous Communities Project
We appreciate the statement by the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) on the World Bank’s Peaceful and Prosperous Communities Project.
— Reliefweb

Over 160 nations agree to speed landmine clearing
The 164 signatory countries to the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) agreed Friday to accelerate the work to achieve the goal of a “mine-free” world in 2025, Norway’s foreign ministry said.
— Mizzima

Myanmar bags seven medals on first of SEA Games
Myanmar on Sunday captured seven medals at the start of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.
— Myanmar Times

Three Dead, Seven Injured by Artillery Shells in Two Incidents in Myanmar’s Mrauk-U
As fighting between AA and military continues, three civilians killed and four hurt in downtown Mrauk-U; three others hurt in artillery strike on another village.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor addresses Medical Skill, Simulation and Research Center opening ceremony in Yangon
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended and addressed an opening ceremony of the Medical Skill, Simulation and Research Center held in the compound of University of Medicine 1, Yangon yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

CarsDB Auto Show sells over 500 cars
CarsDB, the online retailer reshaping Myanmar’s car market, sold over 500 cars at their auto show held on last month at The One Entertainment Park in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Govt briefs UN on strategy to close IDPs
Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye has briefed representatives of United Nations agencies in Myanmar about the government’s strategy to resettle tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in temporary shelters across the country.
— Myanmar Times

Chin Groups Call for Govt to Expel Manipuri Armed Groups From Myanmar
Civil society groups in Chin State organized a protest Sunday demanding that the government expel ethnic Manipuri armed groups who they say threaten the state’s security.
— Irrawaddy

Moderate quake damages buildings in Mandalay’s Thabeikkyin township
Several houses, public buildings and temples suffered damage when a moderate earthquake shook Thabeikkyin township in Mandalay Region on Thursday, an official said on Sunday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Military Chief Defends Political Power
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing says the military must maintain its grip on politics to ensure stability.
— Irrawaddy

University of Yangon holds grand opening of centennial celebration
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the grand opening ceremony of University of Yangon’s centennial celebrated in its convocation hall in the campus yesterday morning, and she delivered a speech at the event.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sagaing works to conserve Tha Phan Seik Dam water
The Sagaing Regional government has set up conservation measures due to the low water level in Tha Phan Seik Dam, the biggest in Southeast Asia, to irrigate farms during the dry season, a senior regional agricultural official said Sunday.
— Myanmar Times

Narcotic drugs confiscated in four townships
Police from Shwebo Myoma police station searched the house of Nay Soe Htet (a) Ye Naung in No.6 Ward in Shwebo Town and seized 56g of heroin, 3,511 stimulant tablets, Myanmar currency notes amounted K 4,500 and one mobile phone from him, together with Ma Zar Chi Htaik and Nay Win Htet on 30 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar-India border region
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale struck the Myanmar-India Border region on Monday, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
— India today

Nat statues selling well at Mandalay carving market
Traditional figures of Nats, spirits worshipped by some people in Myanmar, are enjoying a high demand in the Mandalay carving market, said Mandalay sculptors.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi’s loyalists rally for Myanmar leader before genocide trial
As Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to travel to the Netherlands to fight charges of genocide against her country at the International Court of Justice, her supporters have embarked on an impassioned publicity campaign.

UWSA, NDAA Support State Counselor’s Defense of Myanmar at ICJ
Two major ethnic armed groups say they support the State Counselor’s decision to defend Myanmar against genocide charges at the International Court of Justice.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar doctors declare success of new procedure for haemophilia
Myanmar doctors have successfully performed a new procedure for haemophilia at Yangon Children’s Hospital, a spokeswoman for the facility said.
— Myanmar Times

5 Civilians Injured in Mrauk-U as Myanmar Military Shells Village
Five civilians were injured Sunday as the Myanmar army shelled a village in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, in an alleged clearance operation against Arakan Army fighters.
— Irrawaddy

Over 10,000 tourists visit Indawgyi Lake this year
The Indawgyi Lake in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State, received more than 10,000 tourists in 2019, according to data provided by the Indawgyi Wetland Education Centre.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dengue fever death toll surges to 123 across Myanmar
The death toll of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) has surged to 123 across Myanmar in 11 months, said figures released by the Ministry of Health and Sports on Monday.
— Xinhua

UEC Chairman leaves for People’s Republic of China
Union Election Commission U Hla Thein left for the People’s Republic of China on 1 December night as study tour till 6 December on promoting understanding on election system between Myanmar and China.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar refugees all resettled successfully in Bupyeong
More than 100 Myanmar refugees who came to South Korea from camps in Thailand and other places from 2015 to 2018 have all successfully resettled in the Bupyeong district of Incheon, about 40 kilometers west of Seoul, government officials said Monday.

Sharks and rays ‘at risk of extinction’ in Myanmar
Sharks and rays are threatened by illegal fishing in Myanmar’s waters, a senior fishery official said.
— Myanmar Times


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2.


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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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