Myanmar morning news for November 14

Myanmar morning news for November 14
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Seven new power plant projects under implementation to meet with power requirement in summer
Seven new power plant projects are under implementation in order to meet with power requirement in coming summer, said Khin Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Electric Power and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Daiwa to offer microloans to low-income earners in Myanmar
Daiwa Securities Group will launch microfinance services in Myanmar through a joint venture, diversifying its portfolio there to tap the growing economy.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

We can’t allow Myanmar’s slavery-tainted shrimp to land on our plates
Europe is in talks with Myanmar to increase seafood imports. It cannot ignore the widespread slavery within the industry.
— The Guardian

Myanmar can rely on China for peace process, says Mr. Sun Guo Xiang
Chinese special envoy Mr. Sun Guo Xiang said that China is the country which Myanmar can rely on for the peace process being implemented.
— BNI Online

Thai businesses considering moving to Myanmar – DICA
While labour wages are rising in Thailand, some of its enterprises are discussing moving their businesses to Myanmar, according to U Thant Sin Lwin, Director-General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), state media reported.
— Mizzima

Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar’s Rakhine
Aung Gyi is forced to fish covertly under the shroud of night in western Myanmar waters as China bids to transform the strategically key region into a shipping and industrial hub, squeezing out locals who fear being left behind in the gold rush.
— France24

Myanmar government urged to scrap colonial-era law on gay sex
Myanmar one of more than 40 countries where laws introduced by British entrench discrimination against LGBT people.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar risks losing forests to oil palm, but there’s time to pivot
Indonesia and Malaysia have long occupied the spotlight for oil palm plantations and their adverse consequences, including deforestation, habitat loss, climate change, and struggles with indigenous and local people.
— Mongabay

No negotiation with terrorists – Tatmadaw
The Tatmadaw (Defence Services) said that they would not negotiate with any terrorist organization in response to a statement issued by Arakan Army (AA).
— Mizzima

New inbound flights raise prospects for Myanmar tourism
In recent months, a number of airlines have started operating new routes connecting China with Myanmar, with other international airlines announcing imminent flights. Chinese destinations include new routes to Hangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan.
— TTG Asia

DHL scales up operations in Myanmar with new warehouse
DHL Supply Chain, one of the global market leaders for contract logistics solutions, announced the opening of its first multi-user warehouse in Myanmar, last week.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar: Fourth Anniversary Of NCA A Lackluster Affair – Analysis
The fourth Anniversary celebration of the National Cease Fire Agreement was observed at Nay Pyi Taw on the 29th of October 2019. It was not a surprise that the celebrations were in a low key though the function was attended both by Suu Kyi and the Army Chief.
— EurasiaReview

South Korea reiterates commitment to investing in Myanmar
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has issued a statement reaffirming South Korea’s commitment to investing in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon’s 68 Residence to open next December
68 Residence is set to be a world-class condominium building, with 26 storeys of luxury serviced accommodation, right here in Yangon. The project is managed by the iconic Ascott Group.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Military Clashes With TNLA in Northern Shan, Shutting Down Highway
Violence between Myanmar military, Ta’ang National Liberation Army in Shan State stops traffic, damages a school in Kutkai, where the TNLA says the military used tanks.
— Irrawaddy

Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya
BUENOS AIRES: Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named on Wednesday (Nov 13) in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.

Deputy Attorney-General attends China Forum on International Legal Cooperation
Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint attended China Forum on International Legal Cooperation in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, from 9 to 11 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Research on Sagaing fault to be conducted in 2020
Research will be conducted on the Sagaing fault near Thabeikkyin township in Mandalay Region in 2020, said U Myo Thant, vice chair of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon residents feel significant impact of quake, some high buildings tilted
Residents in Yangon city felt the significant impact of an earthquake that occurred with magnitude 4.1 Richter scale with its epicenter inside Myanmar, about 13 miles southwest of Taikkyi at 9.45 pm on November 12, forcing some tall buildings to tilt slightly.
— Eleven Myanmar

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to call for release of hostages arrested by AA armed group
The 14th regular session of second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its fourth-day meeting yesterday, condemning AA armed group for the detention of Amyotha Hluttaw MP U Hwei Tin from Chin State Constituency 11, civil service staff and civilians.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

No reason to negotiate with the AA for detainee exchange: Tatmadaw
There is no reason to negotiate with the Arakan Army (AA) about detainee exchange, said Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Secretary of Tatmadaw True News Information Team.
— Eleven Myanmar

National committee discusses draft action plan to address conflict-related sexual violence
The National Committee on Prevention and Response to Conflict- Related Sexual Violence discussed its draft action plan at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New Zealand discusses with Myanmar to provide technical assistance
New Zealand, the top spot in the World Bank’s annual ease of doing business ranking for the third year in a row, is discussing with Myanmar in order to provide technical assistance to help increase ease of doing business ranking and develop the implementation of e-Government, said a source from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister U Win Khaing receives Norwegian ambassador
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing received Norwegian Ambassador to Myanmar Ms Tone Tinnes at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon residents feel significant impact of quake, some high buildings tilted
Residents in Yangon city felt the significant impact of an earthquake that occurred with magnitude 4.1 Richter scale with its epicenter inside Myanmar, about 13 miles southwest of Taikkyi at 9.45 pm on November 12, forcing some tall buildings to tilt slightly.
— Eleven Myanmar

UEC, IDEA jointly organize “Training to Enhance Electoral Capacity”
The Union Election Commission (UEC) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) jointly organized the “Training to Enhance Electoral Capacity” for the 2020 General Election at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A motion towards justice in Myanmar
International law proceedings targeting the alleged genocide of members of the Rohingya group in Myanmar are gathering force.
— Lowy Institute

Union SWRR Minister receives UN Special Envoy
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received Ms Christine Schraner Burgener, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Myanmar, at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President U Win Myint accepts Letters of Credence of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Mr CHHOUK Bunna, the newly-accredited Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, presented his Letters of Credence to U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sikhs celebrate founder’s 550th birthday in smog-hit northern India
Sporting saffron and blue turbans and headscarves, hundreds of thousands of devotees braved hazardous smog to pack the city of Sultanpur Lodhi in India for the 550th birth celebrations of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak.
— Mizzima

Medical professionals honour fellow award-winning writers
The Writer’s Society of Myanmar Medical Association (MMA) held a ceremony to honour award-winning writers and a health promotion discussion at the MMA building in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Rejects AA Offer of Prisoner Exchange in Rakhine
Myanmar military says it won’t ‘negotiate with terrorists’, declines AA’s offer to swap detained security personnel for suspected AA associates now in military custody.
— Irrawaddy

Asia powerhouses unite as Ayala invests in Myanmar conglomerate
Philippine conglomerate Ayala will invest $238 million in two Myanmar-focused companies led by tycoon Serge Pun, a deal that links a pair of Southeast Asian corporate powerhouses in a country struggling to draw much-needed foreign investment.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Why women are driving Myanmar’s IT sector growth
International software companies are slowly discovering the appeal of setting up operations in Myanmar, where the local IT workforce is young, cheap – and much more female than elsewhere in the world.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Parliament Set to Discuss Ethnic Chin Lawmaker’s Abduction by AA
Union Parliament agrees to discuss proposal condemning AA’s abduction of ethnic Chin lawmaker U Whei Tin of the NLD and calling for his release.
— Irrawaddy

Case filed against two marijuana activists
A case has been filed against two persons who led the demonstration for the official use of marijuana, under Section 19 of Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law, at Kyauktada Township Police Station on November 11.
— Eleven Myanmar

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Myanmar’s Kachin IDPs Demand Ceasefire Before Returning Home
After years of hardship in camps, thousands of war refugees want a guarantee of peace before going home, as they don’t want to become IDPs again.
— Irrawaddy


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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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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