Myanmar morning news for November 11

Myanmar morning news for November 11
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Myanmar Expects Factory Investment to Jump on U.S.-China Tension
Myanmar expects to attract more investment as manufacturers seeking to relocate production from China to skirt U.S. tariffs encounter capacity constraints in Vietnam.
— Bloomberg

CBM to issue two types of licenses for foreign banks
The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) will issue two types of licenses—foreign bank branch license and subsidiary license– in the upcoming round of licensing, as from January 1, 2020, according to a statement.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar says it has no obligation to respect and follow ICC
Myat Win Kyaw – Since Myanmar isn’t a signatory to the Rome Statute, it doesn’t have an obligation to respect and follow the rules of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said U Hau Do Suan, the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations in New York.
— BNI Online

Myanmar’s Neighbors Must Build Trust Among Rohingya Refugees
At the 33d summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore last year, the issue of Myanmar’s Rakhine/Rohingya crisis was high on the agenda.
— Passblue

EIA and SIA begin in Kyaukphyu SEZ and Kyaukphyu deep seaport port
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and social impact assessment (SIA) have started in Kyaukphyu SEZ and Kyaukphyu deep seaport. The project will be implemented after signing agreements including shareholder and other ones, said Deputy Minister Aung Htoo of the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Ministry of Electricity and Energy allows rural petrol stations to open
Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr Tun Naing was accompanied by Mon State Minister for Electricity, Energy and Industry U Hla Tun and Kayin State Minister for Electricity and Industry U Soe Hlaing as they visited the storage and distribution sub-department of Myanmar Petroleum Product Enterprise (MPPE) in Mawlamyine, Mon State, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fuel imports exceed $ 180 m in one month
Within one month of this fiscal year, the fuel imports exceeded 180 million US dollars, down 29 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, said Khin Maung Lwin, Assistant Permanent Secretary of the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

What Myanmar’s New Amphibious Ship Says About Its Naval Ambitions
Myanmar has started to consider its maritime security environment more seriously, but it will take more than new ships to achieve its goals.
— The Diplomat

Myanmar’s economy – a kitten among tigers?
Back in the 1960s, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong were able use cheap labour and tax incentives to draw a huge influx of foreign direct investments and technological know-how from the west.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to Open Applications for Foreign Bank Licensing
Branch licences will allow wholesale banking activities, while subsidiary licences will permit retail banking services in addition to wholesale banking.
— Regulation Asia

Imphal-Mandalay flight service to commence from November 23
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday announced the commencement of the Imphal-Mandalay flight service from November 23, from Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in Imphal.
— Eastern Mirror Nagaland

Myanmar: Struggling democracy
As Myanmar gets set for the 2020 general election, peaceful and inclusive democracy remains a far cry: in fact Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has reinforced the military outlook on critical issues.
— Frontline

Myanmar’s Military Is Only Hurting Itself
As the U.N. warns of a continuing risk of genocide, Myanmar should seriously consider the last 30 years and ask if its security policies are helping anyone at all.
— Foreign Policy

China Gives $1 Million to Myanmar for Peace Process
The Chinese government gave Myanmar US$1 million (1.51 billion kyats) to help fund the peace process this week during a visit by Special Envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang.
— Irrawaddy

Hotel & tourism ministry coordinates for increased Japanese tourists
The Ministry of Hotel and Tourism organized a coordination meeting to promote the Japan market for tourism as Yangon’s Sule Shangri-La Hotel yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Singaporean-Run Spa at Myanmar’s Secretariat Due to Close
A conservation group that is restoring Yangon’s historic Secretariat building said it will shut down a controversial spa in the building complex, according to a lawmaker who attended a parliamentary hearing on the issue.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar denied membership of IORA
Myanmar has been denied membership of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) amid its non-fulfilment of commitment over the Rohingya repatriation, according to Prothom Alo.
— Mizzima

List of more than 3,000 expatriates sent back to Bangladesh
Myat Win Kyaw — A press release issued on 8 November stated that after close inspection of a list of 3,450 expatriates taking shelter in Bangladesh, Myanmar has sent expatriates back to Bangladesh.
— BNI Online

Union Minister for ALI inspects food production in Magway Region
Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu visited Kyatsu Kyin Village of Yesagyo Township, Magway Region, to inspect the jaggery sugar production preparations made by Shwe Hintha Company on 9 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Why we file a case against Myanmar for accountability for the Rohingya? Why the Gambia?
The Gambia as a country largely supported by the international community liberated itself from 22 years of dark history characterized by among others, atrocities and enforced disappearances.
— Freedom newspaper

Myanmar Oil and Gas Industry Revenue, Sales and Growth Rate 2019-2026
Recovering prices, strong demand from the transportation industry and modern developments of oil and gas exploration and production activities are some of the factors driving Myanmar oil and gas market growth.
— Hitzdairies

Myanmar SIMs in Rohingya camps pose security threats
The government is likely to take measures for stopping use of mobile SIMs (subscriber identification modules) smuggled into the country from Myanmar for using in Rohingya camps as those create security threats in bordering districts Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban.
— Newagebd

POSCO expands development of Myanmar gas field
POSCO International has signed a design deal with McDermott International of the U.S. for the phase three development of its gas field project in Myanmar, the company said Sunday.
— Korea Times

Over 70 local, international movies to be screened at Myanmar’s film festival in Yangon
Over 70 local and international movies will be screened at a international film festival which is set to be held in Myanmar’s Yangon starting from Nov. 15.
— Xinhua

Myanmar: Military Seeks To Jail Buddhist Monk For Defamation
A Myanmar court has granted bail to a senior Buddhist monk facing defamation charges for allegedly calling the country’s military thieves and robbers in an interview with a local news and entertainment website.
— Eurasia Review

Health & Sports Ministry signs development MoU with Indonesian counterpart
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe attended the Indonesia Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Health Expo (2019) from 7 to 9 November in Tangram, Indonesia.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japanese staff lead deaf soccer team on the pitch in Myanmar
During a break in a soccer game here in early September, Japanese coach Tomoki Inoue gathered his young players around.
— Asahi

Abandoned town or capital?: Explore this strange city in Myanmar
If you drive about 5 hours directly North of Myanmar’s old capital Yangon, you will find a large city which appears abandoned. You have now arrived at the country’s new capital, Naypyidaw. And it isn’t abandoned, because it was never inhabited in the first place.
— ScandAsia

Mattress, bedding production help Monywa, Kyemon villagers earn livelihood
Mattress and bedding production are helping families eke out a living in Monywa and Kyemon villages, Monywa Township, Sagaing Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Matho robe-weaving contests held at pagodas across nation
Traditional robe-weaving contests were organized at famous pagodas across the country yesterday, on the eve of the Full Moon Day of Tazaungmon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SC ‘not infallible’, says Owaisi on Ayodhya vedict, slams Cong over unlocking Babri
Owaisi expressed apprehension that the Sangh Pariwar will now target other mosques, including those at Mathura and Kashi.
— Eleven Myanmar

Islands in Kawthoung popular among Tazaungmone holidaymakers
Islands in Kawthoung District have attracted locals and foreigners in the Tazaungmone holiday period.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thousands of school bags and T-shirts donated by CITIC
A consortium led by a Chinese company has donated thousands of school bags and T-shirts to students in Rakhine state, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Over 200 tourists visit Mogok in October
With the Mandalay Regional government issuing permits to tourists seeking to visit Mogok, well-known as Myanmar’s ruby land, more than 200 tourists visited the region in October, according to Mandalay Region’s Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

One miner killed in Phakant landslide
One miner was killed and three others were injured in a landslide on 6 November at a Phakant mining site belonging to the Aung Hein Min company, state media reported.
— Mizzima

The life of a working mother in Yangon
“THE plan was always to keep moving up”, 39-year-old Ae Ae Phyo Aung tells Team Ceritalah, her English clear and precise. “That’s why I went to work in Doha and Dubai.”
— The Star Online


Feature photo Christian Heimig

This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on Tazaungdaing festival, November 12.


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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