Myanmar morning news for November 12

Myanmar morning news for November 12
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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

Cabinet to adopt development guideline for Dawei SEZ link
The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) will ask the cabinet to adopt its guidelines on infrastructure development on Tuesday, as the government seeks to start working on the long-awaited link that will connect the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar with Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
— Bangkok post

Myanmar calls on joint Asean effort to eradicate poverty
MYANMAR has urged Asean to intensity cooperation in rural development and poverty eradication efforts.
— New Straits times

External trade touches $3.19 bln in one month
Myanmar’s external trade as of 1 November in the current fiscal year reached US$3.19 billion, an increase of $417 million compared to the corresponding period of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court
Myanmar is to face accusations of genocide at the UN’s highest court over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
— The Guardian

US-based institute to initiate Bagan conservation project in January
The Getty Conservation Institute announced its 10-years conservation project which is scheduled to begin in January next year in Bagan, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Drilling of new wells in Shwe gas field project to start early 2020
Eight commercial-scale development wells at the Shwe natural gas project will be drilled in January 2020, the field’s operator, South Korean conglomerate Posco International Corp revealed.
— Myanmar Times

Honey production season on, but demand low in Kani Township
This year, beekeeping businesses in Kani Township have registered low demand during the plum honey production season from September to November, in spite of a higher yield.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Central Bank of Myanmar to issue new foreign bank licences from 2020
In a move to further liberalise the financial services sector, the Central Bank of Myanmar will start issuing the third round of foreign bank licences from next year allowing overseas lenders to open subsidiaries in the Burmese market.
— DealStreetAsia

Ministry seeks to cut fine for stamp duty scofflaws
The Ministry of Planning and Finance has submitted a bill to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) that is set to reduce the fine for businesses that fail to pay stamp duties.
— Myanmar Times

Reforms behind Myanmar’sclimb up the ease of doing business index
In an endorsement of ongoing efforts to reform the economy, Myanmar has been named one of the top-20 most-improved countries in the World Bank’s 2020 ease of doing business index.
— Myanmar Times

Thailand, Myanmar can learn from Manila’s move on its restive south
THE insurgents in southern Thailand who killed 15 people (including a police officer and several village defence volunteers) last week served a grisly, but timely, reminder that the region remains a restive and dangerous place.
— Business Times

Six protesters detained during State Counsellor’s Mogok visit
Six people were detained for protesting during a visit by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Mogok in Mandalay Region on Saturday but were released after the Myanmar leader left.
— Myanmar Times

Kevin Fitzsimmons: Myanmar’s aquaculture potential on par with Thailand
The government of Myanmar has targeted aquaculture as a solution to widespread malnutrition and rural poverty in the Southeast Asian nation.
— Seafood Source

Some MPs say constituents are left out of education project
Some members of parliament are seeking an explanation from the Ministry of Education about the selection process of schools included in an education project funded by a World Bank loan.
— Myanmar times

Canada supports genocide case against Myanmar at International Court of Justice
Veteran politician Bob Rae says he will return as Canada’s special envoy for Myanmar to help build support for a genocide lawsuit against that country’s government over its forced expulsion of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims.
— The Star Online

Sedona brings its Symphony High Tea Buffet toYangon
With the Tazaungtine holidays coming, we know that our readers are searching for places to chill and experience some fine dining. Sedona will be the perfect spot to unwind, in the company of family and friends, or with that someone special.
— Myanmar Times

Yoma Strategic to buy 10% additional stake in Myanmar’s Wave Money
SGX-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings (YSH) has agreed to acquire an additional 10 per cent stake in Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money) from Yangon-listed First Myanmar Investment (FMI) for $6 million.
— DealStreetAsia

Local company wins gold medal for locally produced honey
Local company Smile Happy Co Ltd received recognition from the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations at the World Beekeeping Awards held during the 46th Apimondia Congress that took place in Montreal, Canada, in September.
— Myanmar Times

India buying more black gram from Myanmar
India bought more black gram beans, known locally as black matpe, from Myanmar in October, an industry official revealed yesterday.
— Myanmar Times

Assam Industries & Commerce dept signs MoU with MIBC
Assam Industries & Commerce dept signs MoU with MIBC Guwahati, Nov 11 (PTI) Assam Industries and CommerceDepartment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) withMalaysia India Business Council (MIBC) to improve the two-waytrade and investment between India and Malaysia.
— Yahoo News

Samannaphala Day celebrated at pagodas in Yangon
Samannaphala Sutta was preached by Lord Buddha on Fullmoon of Tazaungmon and the day was celebrated as Samannaphala Sutta Day.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

For Myanmar’s young women, tourism provides a way out of poverty
“The plan was always to keep moving up,” says 39-year-old Ae Ae Phyo Aung, her English clear and precise. “That’s why I went to work in Doha and Dubai.”
— South China Morning post

Consecration ceremony of Eternal Peace Pagoda held in Nay Pyi Taw
The congregation led by President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receive the Nine Precepts from Shwe Parami Forest Monastery Sayadaw Ashin Candadhika at the ceremony to consecrate the Eternal Peace Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar: 5 things to get right if you want to be a great place to work
Transparent leadership, culture of collaboration, and management excellence, these are among the things that helped Ooredoo Myanmar win with people, affirms Human Resources Director, Htet Min Aung.
— Human Resource Online

Irrawaddy Literary Festival successfully concludes
The third and last day of the 5th Irrawaddy Literary Festival took place at Hotel Mercure, Mandalay, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Landslides expected due to cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned of possible rain-induced landslides in highland areas of Sagaing Region, and Chin and Rakhine states due to the influence of the cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’, which is likely to weaken into a deep depression today, state media reported.
— Mizzima

The natural world needs our protection more than ever
Environmentalists have been warning us of the increasing global temperature for many years now.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japanese consortium begins work on Kayin span
Hazama Ando Corp. and PS Mitsubishi Construction Co. have started building a Japan-funded bridge in Myanmar to improve the East-West Economic Corridor to Vietnam through Thailand and Laos.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay celebrates Tazaungdine Festival
Yesterday was Fullmoon of Tazaungmone also known as Samannaphala Sutta Day and according to tradition townships in pagodas and congregation halls in townships of Mandalay Region were thronged with people lighting up pagodas and Buddha images with oil lamps and electric lights while Matho Robe Weaving Contests and offering of Matho Robes were conducted in.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pandaw sails mini Mekong River cruises
Pandaw, a river cruise specialist operating in Asia, has introduced twice-weekly sailing through to next March on classic RV Indochina Pandaw following a route on the Mekong River between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam.
— TTR Weekly

Following the newly paved tourist path in Myanmar
Countries undiscovered by average Joe and plain Jane are a rare site these globalised days.
— ScandAsia

Tiger Street Football competition kicks off in Myanmar
Football legend Rio Ferdinand and Myanmar singer-actor Tun Tun team up with Tiger Beer for the year’s most exciting street sports event in Yangon and Mandalay.
— Myanmar Times


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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