Myanmar morning news for November 1

Myanmar morning news for November 1

Myanmar morning news

United States will go on supporting Myanmar’s democratic transition and economic transformation
The United States will go on supporting Myanmar’s democratic transition and economic transformation, said Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, David R. Stilwell.
— Eleven Myanmar

Locals hold second protest over closure of Tikyit coal-fired power plant
Over 1,500 locals including the ethnics yesterday held the second protest over the permanent shutdown of Tikyit coal-fired power plant, Wuxi Hua Guang Co;Ltd and coal mine.
— Eleven Myanmar

Landmine casualties soar in first nine months
Forty-two people were killed by landmine explosions across the country in the first nine months of this year, a senior social welfare official said on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Investment goods import volume reaches nearly US$ 290 million within two weeks of current FY
Investment goods import volume reached nearly US$ 290 million within two weeks of current fiscal year, down US$ 50 million compared with the same period of the same year, according to the official statistics of the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar moves up in the Ease of Doing Business rankings
Myanmar has moved up in the Ease of Doing Business ranking to the 165th spot from 171 last year after the initial report of the World Bank, according to U Thant Sin Lwin, the director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), state media reported.
— Mizzima

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11 foreign investments get greenlight in Yangon
Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) allowed 12 local and foreign investments worth 22.352 million US dollars and Ks 880 million in the industry sector, according to a press conference on October 30.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar: Strong Thai baht could impact imports
The Thai baht has reached a six-year high against the US dollar, now hovering at around 30.2 per dollar. Thailand is the second largest trading partner of Myanmar, with trade volumes during fiscal 2018-19 amounting to US$3.8 billion, according to government data.
— Fresh Plaza

Chili plantations flourish in Seikpyu on back of high prices
With the Seikpyu Township Forest Department carrying out teak and chili plantation in Kazunma forest area on the Seikpyu-Saw-Kanpetlet road in Magway Region, chili growers in Seikpyu Township said they are earning a good income due to chilis fetching a high price in the market.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Displeasure arises over RTAD’s vehicle-ownership announcement
An announcement by the Road Transportation and Administration Department (RTAD) regarding the ownership of vehicles is being received poorly, members of the public and auto-industry insiders say.
— Myanmar Times

Cash’s crown starts to slip in the business-to-business sector
While urban areas are plastered with colourful signs for Wave Money, KBZ Pay and other fintech services catering to consumers, mobile money might first take hold in the business-to-business sector.
— Frontier Myanmar

Growers in Chin State profit from high onion prices
Growers in Chin State are planning to extend onion cultivation in the winter as the crop fetched a high price in the monsoon harvest season.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Global MIL Week 2019 celebrated in Yangon
The 8th Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week was organized at the Shwe U Daung Hall of the News and Periodicals Enterprise on Theinbyu Road in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

City, NGO begin drive to teach public about second-hand smoke
A multimedia campaign aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of second-hand smoke has started in Yangon and will continue for the next six weeks, the organisers said.
— Myanmar Times

e-Government implementation working committee holds 4th meeting
The working committee for implementation of e-Government held its 4th meeting at the Ministry of Transport and Communications yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese Qingdao Airlines launches Yangon-Ningbo flight
Qingdao Airlines of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) launched its new flight service from Yangon to Ningbo, according to Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), a service provider of Yangon International Airport.
— Eleven Myanmar

MoE, Danish Parliament PAC delegation discuss cooperation in education
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi received Danish Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Mr Henrik Thorup Gamst and his party at the Education Minister Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Small miners protest over gem blocks
Residents of Mogok township in Mandalay Region are protesting what they say is the unfair allocation of mining concessions, with small miners being assigned to unproductive blocks.
— Myanmar Times

Visitors throng to Akauk Taung through Htonebo jetty
Visitors flocked to Akauk Taung in Kyangin Township, Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region on Monday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Orders Closure of Unlicensed Luxury Spa in Myanmar’s Historic Secretariat
The Yangon City Development Committee says a Singaporean luxury spa in Yangon’s Secretariat building has to be closed, as it has been operating without a license.
— Irrawaddy

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It Isn’t Just the Rohingya. Myanmar Is Now Attacking Buddhists in Rakhine State, Too
Here in the town of Mrauk U, in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state, there has been little to celebrate during this October’s Thadingyut, the second-most important annual festival of the Buddhist calendar.
— Foreign Policy

Myanmar Court Freezes Bank Accounts of Fugitive Monk U Wirathu
Court in Yangon issues warrant freezing the assets of firebrand monk U Wirathu, including two bank accounts; he has been on the run from a sedition charge since May.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for Construction attends stake driving ceremony of Gyaing (Kawkareik) Bridge
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw attended a stake and pile driving ceremony for Gyaing (Kawkareik) Bridge held at a pandal near the bridge yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Westin to launch in Myanmar in 2021 amid hotel glut
Westin Hotels & Resorts, the five-star hotel brand owned by US-listed Mariott International, will open its first hotel in Myanmar in late 2021, said Paul Foskey, Asia Pacific Chief Development Officer of Marriott International.
— Myanmar Times

Our Thoughts on Myanmar Investments Inte ($MIL) (2019-10-30)
With the assistance of the Beat The Market Analyzer software and our own in-house methods, we have conducted a deep analysis of how MIL has been trading over the last 2 weeks and the past day especially.
— Market reflex

Take a Trip Around Myanmar in a Single Meal
Sampan’s Supper Club brings together dishes by several of Yangon’s best ethnic restaurants and serves them up in one delicious–and educational–multi-course meal.
— Irrawaddy grows rapidly in Myanmar, the online shopping operations in Myanmar owned by China’s Alibaba Group, is growing rapidly, company officials said.
–Myanmar Times

Mine Blast in Myanmar’s Sagaing Leaves One Dead, Three Badly Burned
Police say they will check the Htoo Han Thit mining company’s safety record after a methane explosion kills one, injures three in Sagaing.
— Irrawaddy

Bangladesh slams Myanmar of misleading international community on Rohyingas
Bangladesh on Wednesday accused Myanmar of “a persistent campaign” to mislead the international community on the Rohingyas crisis to avoid its obligations for “sustained repatriation”.
— Yahoo News

Microfinance firms to get more support
Myanmar Apex Bank (MAB) has allocated K57 billion to support selected microfinance companies that lend to small businesses, the bank announced on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Security Forces, Civilians Rescued; Ferry Owner, Crew Interrogated After AA Abduction
Out of more than 45 hostages taken by the Arakan Army, 15 have been rescued, including 10 members of the security forces, Myanmar’s military says.
— Irrawaddy

Exhibition of Vietnamese brands held in Myanmar
An exhibition of Vietnamese brands in Myanmar was held in Yangon city from October 29-30.

Swa Chaung Dam flood victims receive 175 new houses
Bago Region Government and the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association handed over 175 houses to the flood victims in new Kyuntawsu village in
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar minister discusses Yangon circular railroad and Yangon-Mandalay railroad upgrading with Japanese ambassador
Thant Sin Maung, Minister for Transport and Communications, had a discussion with Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Japanese ambassador to Myanmar, about progress of work in upgrading Yangon circular railroad and Yangon-Mandalay railroad project at the office of the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw on October 29.
— Eleven Myanmar

Buddhist Monk Accused of Aiding Ethnic Armed Group Tortured by Myanmar Military
A monk in northern Shan State says Myanmar army soldiers detained and tortured him after finding radio equipment and uniforms from an ethnic armed group in his monastery.
— Irrawaddy

UEC works on hate speech prevention
Union Election Commission (UEC) will carry out preventive programs against the spread of hate speeches and fake news, in the election, said Myint Naing, Spokesperson of the UEC.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar rebels say gov’t attacks personnel they captured
An ethnic guerrilla army in Myanmar said Sunday that some of the several dozen soldiers, police and civilian officials it abducted from a ferry were killed in a subsequent attack by government helicopters.
— Morning Call

Cyber Bay Kin gets out word about cybersecurity threats
As more people make the internet a part of their daily lives in Myanmar, the number of cybercrimes in the country has been increasing.
— Myanmar Times

Powerful earthquake hammers Cotabato, other parts of Mindanao anew
A powerful earthquake pounded Tulunan, Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao anew Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Police Chief welcomed to Phuket
Myanmar Police Chief Lt Gen Aung Win Oo was in Phuket yesterday (Oct 30) to meet Royal Thai Police counterparts on the island and to observe some tactical training.
— The Phuket News

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 53/2019
Meeting 53/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ongoing fighting, abuses in Myanmar’s northern Shan State
Amnesty International says Myanmar military, ethnic armed groups guilty of abuses amid fighting in northern state.
— Aljazeera

As Myanmar embraces China, can it reap the rewards?
Myanmar pulled the plug on its controversial Beijing-backed Myitsone dam project in 2011 but has since opened the floodgates to cooperation on other large-scale infrastructure.
— South China Morning Post


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, November 2.


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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