Myanmar morning news for December 9

Myanmar morning news for December 9

Myanmar morning news

57 countries sue Myanmar over reported genocide of Rohingya in historic lawsuit
Fifty-seven nations are suing Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, alleging in a historic lawsuit that the government has conducted genocide against its Rohingya minority.
— ABC News

Private Sector Development Committee holds 31st meeting with Myanmar entrepreneurs
The Private Sector Development Committee held the 31st meeting with Myanmar entrepreneurs at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor leaves for The Hague, Netherlands
The Myanmar delegation led by the State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw for The Hague, the Netherlands, by a special flight yesterday morning to contest the case filed by Gambia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thailand delays deporting family of Rakhine insurgent leader
Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar’s army while authorities carry out a full investigation, Thai officials said on Sunday.

Booming regional meth industry – Thailand, Myanmar, China and Laos
A UN Drugs and Crime report released this year states that the methamphetamine trade is now worth a staggering US$30-61 billion per year in East and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.
— The Thaiger

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to take on Rohingya genocide lawsuit in The Hague
From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN’s top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home.

Rohingya campaigners say won’t be ‘silenced’ by online threats
Two prominent Rohingya campaigners say they are facing increased online abuse, including death threats, for their work, with the latest warning coming from the grandson of former Myanmar ruler Ne Win who called for their abduction.
— ALjazeera

Thai Navy to ‘monitor’ Myanmar sub
The Royal Thai Navy is preparing to deal with what it calls a new situation after learning that Myanmar is going to send its attack submarine to the Andaman Sea for security missions.
— Bangkok Post

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date
Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN’s top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

SEA Games: Cone on mindset vs Myanmar — ‘No one likes to be embarrassed’
In 2017, the Philippines won two games against Myanmar by an average margin of 101 points.

For Myanmar’s Peace Process, 2019 Ends With Little Progress to Show
Despite numerous informal peace talks, fighting continues and trust is in short supply. But both sides now believe a formal summit can be held in January.
— Irrawaddy

FACTBOX: The Genocide Case Against Myanmar at the UN’s Highest Court
FACTBOX: A look at the genocide case against Myanmar at the UN’s highest court as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to lead the country’s legal defense.
— Irrawaddy

First Lady conducts religious ritual for State Counsellor’s defence at ICJ
First Lady Daw Cho Cho organized a religious ritual for State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who left for The Hague in the Netherlands yesterday to defend Myanmar’s national interests before the International Court of Justice.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

30th SEA Games: Myanmar rowing team wins one silver, two bronze medals
Myanmar secured one silver medal and two bronze medals in rowing and boat race competitions at the 30th South East Asian Games on 8 December at Malawaan Park in Subic City, the Philippines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SEA Games: Gilas shakes off shock Myanmar start for 69-point rout
An uncomfortably close first quarter gave way to a blistering second period for Gilas Pilipinas in their Group A game against Myanmar at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday.

Public sector mineral exports up $361 mln in current fiscal
Myanmar’s mineral exports were registered at US$574.24 million between 1 October and 22 November in the current fiscal year, with public sector exports showing a remarkable increase of $361.5 million against the previous fiscal, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vice President U Myint Swe addresses Taninthayi Region Investment Forum 2019
Private Sector Development Committee Chairman Vice President U Myint Swe who is in Taninthayi Region Myeik Town attended the opening ceremony of the Taninthayi Region Investment Forum 2019 Exhibition and addressed the Taninthayi Region Investment Forum 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor, Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Wang Yi hold bilateral talks
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received a delegation from the People’s Republic of China led by State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of PRC Mr.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President U Win Myint receives Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Wang Yi
President U Win Myint received a delegation from the People’s Republic of China led by State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of PRC Mr. Wang Yi at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw at 4.30 pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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NRPC meets AGIPP in Yangon
Officials of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) met with members of the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (AGIPP) at the NRPC in Yangon at 2 pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese Foreign Minister to Meet With Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Ahead of ICJ Genocide Case
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has invited her Chinese counterpart to meet in Naypyitaw before she leaves to contest the genocide case against Myanmar in The Hague.
— Irrawaddy

Toungoo holds mass rally to support State Counsellor
A mass rally was held in Toungoo, Bago Region, yesterday to support State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who will contest the case filed by Gambia at the International Court of Justice-ICJ.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Message of Greetings sent by President U Win Myint on the anniversary celebrations of International Anti-Corruption Day.
I wish to extend my sincere good wishes on behalf of the Union of Myanmar to all of you who have come to celebrate the International Anti-Corruption Day and the 16th Anniversary of the UN Convention against Corruption which falls on 9th December.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

30,000 monks attend mass alms-giving in Myanmar
Thirty-thousand monks assembled in the early morning chill in Myanmar on Sunday for a spectacular alms-giving event, partly organised by a controversial mega-temple under scrutiny across the border in Thailand.

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe attends Gavi Board meeting in India
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Board Retreat Meeting was held in New Delhi, India on 4 and 5 December, attended by Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe, a member of the Board.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Black cumin being grown in Magway villages due to high demand from abroad
Black cumin (black sesame) is being grown in many villages in Natmauk, Yenangyoung, and Salin townships of Magway region on account of strong demand from abroad.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Council of Churches leads special prayer service for Myanmar
Dr Shwe Hlun, wife of Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko and officials attend the special prayer service for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Certificate for filing from the Registrar on Alteration of company constitution.
In case, we want to amend any part or in whole any of the constitution of a company, we may apply article no-17 of the Myanmar Companies Law.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Detained Wife of Myanmar’s Rakhine Rebel Leader to Face Immigration Case in Thailand
Thai authorities have delayed the deportation to Myanmar of the Arakan Army’s detained wife and children, as they want to prosecute her for immigration violations.
— Irrawaddy

What Does Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Defense at the ICJ Mean for Myanmar?
The Irrawaddy talks to Muslim faith leader Haji U Aye Lwin and political analyst Maung Maung Soe about the State Counselor’s move to lead Myanmar’s defense at The Hague.
— Irrawaddy

Nine-Year-Old Schoolboy Dies From Alleged Myanmar Military Gunfire in Rakhine State
Schoolchildren in Kyauktaw were running home Friday morning after an explosion when a 9-year-old boy was killed by bullets fired by the Myanmar military, says his aunt.
— Irrawaddy

SEA Games: Nay Thway Oo reaches finals in English billiard singles
Myanmar billiards star and current Asian Billiards Champion Nay Thway Oo entered the finals of the English billiard singles at the 30th South East Asian Games by beating Viet Nam’s Tran Leanh Tuan by a decisive 3-0 in the semifinal yesterday at the Manila Hotel Tent, the Philippines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SEA Games women’s football: Yee Yee Oo’s late goal helps Myanmar win bronze
A late goal scored by Yee Yee Oo, 10 minutes before the final whistle, helped Myanmar defeat host Philippines by 2-1 in yesterday’s match for the third place in the women’s football event at the South East Asian Games, held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, the Philippines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Students Entombed Ex-UN Chief at Yangon University
On this day in 1974, in disgust at Gen. Ne Win’s refusal to honor former UN secretary-general U Thant with a state funeral, students seized his body, sparking riots.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe hosts dinner for Chinese delegation led by FM Mr Wang Yi
Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe hosted a dinner for the delegation led by State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China Mr Wang Yi at the Shwesanein Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

10 killed, 29 injured in Yangon bus accidents in two months of 2019
Ten people were killed, while 29 others were injured, in 38 Yangon Bus Service accidents in October and November 2019, said U Hla Aung, the joint secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Children find sanctuary from conflict in the Sangha
Parents in conflict-torn regions are sending their children to monastic schools in Yangon, where they can be educated in safety but also often lose connection to their homelands.
— Frontier Myanmar

Remembering a Myanmar Surgical Pioneer
On the 35th anniversary of his passing, Dr. San Baw, a Myanmar surgeon who pioneered the use of ivory hip prostheses to replace fractured thighbones, is remembered by his son.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon’s Kayan Community Showcases Tasty Treats for Third Year
The Vista Do Rio restaurant in Yangon is hosting its traditional Kayan festival for a third year, bringing the community’s unique alcohol to the city.
— Irrawaddy

‘We Are Humans’: Shan State IDPs Endure as Myanmar Military, TNLA Continue Clashes
Hundreds of civilians fled their homes in northern Shan State last month as violence between the Myanmar military and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army intensified.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar MCs and Burmese B-Boys: ‘Break the Night’ Concert Highlights Hip-Hop
A Myanmar-French-German hip-hop collaboration will hold its final concert on Saturday night in Yangon at the French Institute.
— Irrawaddy

The Day Myanmar Started Driving on the Right
On this day in 1970, Myanmar drivers switched from the left to the right-hand side of the road on the orders of Gen. Ne Win.
— Irrawaddy

The Lady and The Hague: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi courts home audience
The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi travelled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.


Feature photo Rohingya Community

This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, December 9.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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