Myanmar morning news for December 5

Myanmar morning news for December 5
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Myanmar morning newsKayin govt accuses business conglomerate of developing land without permission
The Kayin State government has called on the Myanmar government to take action against a major business conglomerate for developing land for a project in Thandaunggyi township without permission.
— Myanmar Times

Singapore Airlines jet undergoing repairs after ‘suspected tail strike’ in Myanmar: SIA
A Singapore Airlines jet that suffered a “suspected tail strike” on landing in Yangon on Nov 25 is undergoing repairs, the national carrier has confirmed.
— The Straits times

Chinese-Backed Banana Plantations in Myanmar’s Kachin State Prompt Fear of Environmental Damage, Land Loss
Kachin farmers say they were too quick to take easy cash to rent land to Chinese-run banana plantations.
— Irrawaddy

Trade value increases by over $ 660 m
Till November 22 of this fiscal year, the total trade value reached 5.201 billion US dollars, up 660.351 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the figures from the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s minister calls for stakeholders’ clear, open discussions at development roundtable
Myanmar Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun called for clear and open discussions at the 2nd Development Effectiveness Roundtable which kicked off in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

International agencies to help Myanmar children in conflict with law
The International Legal Foundation (ILF) and UNICEF Myanmar have agreed to cooperate to boost the protection of the rights of Myanmar children who run afoul of the law.
— Myanmar Times

Experts see more opportunities for growth for Myanmar Wikipedia
There are boundless growth opportunities for Myanmar Wikipedia, which has developed steadily since it began 14 years ago and now has about 45,000 articles, the regional executive of the online encyclopaedia said.
— Myanmar Times

EU to boost Myanmar parliament oversight capacity over public spending
The European Union on Wednesday announced it will allocate €3 million (K4.9 billion) to strengthen parliament’s capacity to oversee public spending.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar goes on quest to build China as new market source
Hopes are high that China’s swelling middle-class travellers will be able to help steer Myanmar’s lagging tourism industry to recovery.
— TTG Asia

Myanmar parliament approves joining treaty on abolition of child labour
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) has approved the ratification of an international treaty that would pave the way for the abolition of child labour in the country, but some legislators doubt the government’s ability to implement effectively the agreement.
— Myanmar Times

Going To The ICJ: Myanmar, Genocide And Aung San Suu Kyi’s Gamble – OpEd
Leaders currently in office rarely make an appearance before either the International Court of Justice or the International Criminal Court.
— Eurasia Review

Thai Investors Look to Bring Mass Tourism to Myanmar’s Myeik Archipelago
The government’s investment agency has been holding talks with Thai businessmen about bringing large numbers of tourists to southern Myanmar’s untouched islands.
— Irrawaddy

Communist Vietnam Fights for a 40-Hour Work Week
Happy families are all the same, according to Tolstoy. Unhappy families, though, have too many members who are overworked, according to Nguyen Thien Nhan, one of the officials at the forefront of Vietnam’s fight to decrease the work week down to 40 hours.

Card. Bo urges Myanmar’s leaders to seek peace, reconciliation not violence
As Myanmar prepares to defend itself against charges of genocide by the International Court of Justice, Cardinal Bo urges the government on the path of peace and reconciliation and urges the international community to take measures that will not punish the poor and innocent.
— Vatican News

Three areas where Myanmar can democratise security
The government and economic institutions in Myanmar were under the tight grip of the armed forces during nearly 50 years of military rule.
— Myanmar Times

Vietnam, Myanmar look to foster education cooperation
A Vietnam – Myanmar education cooperation forum was held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the Ministry of Education of Myanmar in Yangon city on December 2, focusing on ways to promote connection among educational institutions of the two countries.
— VietnamPlus

2nd Myanmar Development Effectiveness Roundtable held in Nay Pyi Taw
With the title of “Partnerships for Realizing the MSDP: Aligning Resources, Coordination and Information Systems and Civic Action”, the 2nd Myanmar Development Effectiveness Roundtable was launched at the Myanmar International Convention Center- II in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

High-end eco beach resort project proposed in Gwa, Rakhine
Local company Sea Lion Group has announced its intention to build an eco-resort at a site located along Ma Kyay Ngu Beach, near Gwa Township, Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

Drivers of Violence Against Adolescents in Myanmar: Consultations to inform adolescent programming
The Drivers of Violence Against Adolescents in Myanmar: Consultations to Inform Adolescent Programming Report is part of the Understanding Violence Against Adolescents in Myanmar Series which aims to contribute to this growing body of evidence to understand better why violence against children is happening and what is driving it.
— Reliefweb

Workers rally to support leaders facing charges under assembly law
Dozens of garment workers on Tuesday gathered at Dagon Township Court to support five of their leaders who face charges for demonstrating in front of the Yangon government office.
— Myanmar Times

Rights of disabled most neglected in rural, ethnic areas
Disabled people living in rural areas and ethnic minority areas are most at risk of being deprived of their rights, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who is chair of the National Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
— Myanmar Times

Alpen Capital exploring opportunities in Myanmar, Indonesia and Africa
Alpen Capital is an investment banking advisory firm, offering solutions in the areas of debt, M&A and equity, to institutional and corporate clients.
— World Finance

Grenade Attack Targets Home of Myanmar MP on Indian Border
Unknown attackers threw a defective grenade at the home of a lawmaker in Sagaing Region, in what may be retaliation for raising the issue of Indian militants in the area.
— Irrawaddy

30th SEA Games: Myanmar Judo team wins bronze, Sepak takraw team enters semifinal
Myanmar’s Mai San and Chit Min Ko Ko secured the bronze medal at the Nageno Kata competition of Judo, held yesterday at the Laus Group Event Center in the Philippines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MNHRC will not investigate alleged abuses in Rakhine until after military tribunal
Myanmar’s human rights commission will not investigate alleged abuses committed against civilian detainees in northern Rakhine state, including deaths in custody of the government military, unless the army first finds soldiers guilty of such abuse, according to a RFA report.
— BNI Online

Counting on political support to resolve Rohingya crisis: Minister
Appreciating the cooperation extended by different international organisations over the Rohingya issue, Planning Minister MA Mannan on Tuesday said it is necessary that the international community keeps supporting Bangladesh politically.

Union Minister U Soe Win receives German Ambassador
Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win received German Ambassador Mr Thomas Karl Neisinger at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chennai techie credited by NASA for discovery of Chandrayaan-2 lander debris on moon
Chennai-based computer programmer and mechanical engineer Shanmuga Subramanian has been credited by NASA for the discovery of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram after its hard-landing on the moon’s surface.
— Eleven Myanmar

Vice President U Myint Swe attends 3rd coordination meeting for organizing 72nd Independence Day
Vice President U Myint Swe delivered a speech at the 3rd coordination meeting for holding the 72nd Independence Day on 4 January 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘Don’t punish the people of Myanmar’ – Yangon Cardinal
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed to the international community not to punish the people of Myanmar as it faces genocide charges over the military’s 2017 crackdown on Rohingya, angelusnews reported.
— Mizzima

Smugglers taking advantage of rising river to bring in illegal immigrants
Flood victims are facing problems due to Sungai Golok’s rising water levels, but smugglers are using it as an opportunity to bring in illegal immigrants.
— New Straits times

11 patients with congenital heart defects to get free surgery in China
Under a programme for promoting friendly ties between Myanmar and China, 11 Myanmar patients who have congenital heart defects will undergo free surgery in China, according to the Yankin Children Hospital.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UCM pledges to face any threat to Manipur
Concerned with the various issues threatening the integrity of Manipur, United Committee Manipur (UCM) has stated that it will oppose and face any force or power which try to harm the integrity or boundary of Manipur in any way.
— e-pao

Union Minister Dr Aung Thu receives Vietnamese Ambassador
UNION Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu received Vietnamese Ambassador Dr Luan Thuy Duong at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s legacy of rape as a terror tactic
While it is a well-docu-mented fact that more than 700,000 Rohingya had to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state since the latest onslaught of violence unleashed on them by the Myanmar military and nearly 9,000 Rohingya had been killed in Rakhine between August 25 and September 24 in 2017—as recorded by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)—the number of women and girls who have suffered sexual violence at the hands of the military (also known as the Tatmadaw) remains unclear.
— The Daily Star

VP U Henry Van Thio highlights progress on implementing PLWD rights
The fifth meeting of the National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was held at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday and National Committee Chairman Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivered a speech.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ayala purchases 15% stake in YSH for $108.6 million
AYALA Corp. (AC) said yesterday it has already paid the first tranche of its $237-million investment in Myanmar’s Yoma Group.
— BWorld Online

Amyotha Hluttaw to discuss properly regulating tissue-culture banana plantations
The 11th day meeting of the 14th regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw was held at Amyotha Hluttaw building yesterday morning where Hluttaw agreed to discuss a motion on properly regulating tissue-culture banana plantations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Parliament Will Vote on Charter Change Before Election, Speaker Vows
Myanmar Parliament will be able to vote on legislation to amend the Constitution before its current term ends, Speaker says.
— Irrawaddy


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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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