Myanmar morning news for November 19

Myanmar morning news for November 19

Myanmar morning news

Restrictive laws, abuses shackle Myanmar’s internet freedom: group
Internet freedom in Myanmar is shackled by restrictive laws, an indication that the democratisation efforts of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) are failing, according to a US-based non-governmental organisation.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Govt Targets Mines Over Undelivered Gold Payments
The government says it is taking 138 mining companies to court for failing to deliver gold payments.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Satire Group Gets More Time in Prison For Mocking Military
Six members of a traditional satirical group received a second prison sentence Monday from a Yangon-based court for mocking Myanmar’s military in a performance earlier this year during the country’s annual New Year’s celebration, the defendants and their lawyer said.
— Radio free Asia

Internet blackout reaches 150 days in northern Rakhine
The open-ended internet blackout imposed by the Myanmar government on the restive state of Rakhine has reached its 150th day on Monday, November 18.
— Myanmar Times

Italy keeps pushing for EU tariffs on Japonica rice from Myanmar
Italy seeks to extend the EU’s safeguard tariffs to a different type of rice coming from Myanmar, but Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan remains unconvinced.
— Iegpolicy

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Myanmar Military Chief Visits Thai Military’s Major Shipbuilding Supplier
On a visit to Bangkok for a series of defense meetings, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing toured Thai shipbuilding company Marsun, a major supplier for the Thai military.
— Irrawaddy

China’s Enduring Influence over Wa State in Myanmar
In the northern part of Myanmar next to the Chinese border, there lies a Wa state where the way of life resembles that across the border in China.
— Geopolitical Monitor

Malaysia expects more Myanmar patients
The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council said it expects to make 22 million ringgit (K8 billion/US$5.3 million) from medical tourists from Myanmar this year.
— Myanmar Times

The Law And Policy Reforms Myanmar Needs To Make To Combat Intolerance And Discrimination Based On Religion Or Belief
The recent atrocities perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (and against other religious minorities in Myanmar) require investigation and the prosecution of those responsible.
— Forbes

Gender Inequality and Sexual Violence in Myanmar: Part of the Problem is Preventing a Cure
When it comes to protecting women from violence in Myanmar, what little difference a year makes.
— Mizzima

Wholesaler working to boost sales of farmers’ produce
Metro Wholesale Myanmar, the local subsidiary of German multinational wholesale chain owned by Metro AG, says it will help local farmers who have earned good agricultural practices (GAP) certification meet with more buyers.
— Myanmar Times

Russian naval ship Perekop docks in Myanmar
Russian naval training ship Perekop paid a friendly visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on November 13-15, dropping anchor at the Myanmar International Terminal, Thilawa Port on the Yangon River.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar: Satire performers convicted of more “ludicrous” charges
Responding to the conviction and one-year prison sentence handed down to six members of the Peacock Generation, a satirical poetry troupe, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southeast Asia said:
— Amnesty

More ‘ice’ seized in Mekong region in 2019: UNODC
The amount of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice,” seized in the Mekong region so far this year has already surpassed last year’s total, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
— Myanmar Times

Trade routes in Shan cut off again by clashes
Recent clashes near trade routes in northern Shan State have brought land transportation to a halt, truck drivers have told Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Indian onion export ban good news for Myanmar
In the wake of the overheated onion market triggered by an Indian export ban, the import of onion from Myanmar has risen significantly with 11,732 tonnes entering the country through Teknaf in November till Saturday, Bangladesh’s The Independent reported.
— Mizzima

US promotes inclusive agriculture-led growth in Kachin State
US Ambassador Scot Marciel met with more than 60 members of the Kachin State agriculture sector in Myitkyina last Thursday, to discuss how the new US Agency for International Development (USAID) Agriculture and Food-Systems Development activity can help overcome constraints that farmers and the private sector face in improving agriculture and livelihoods in the state.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Blames Bangladesh for Rohingya Repatriation Failure
Myanmar government spokesman U Zaw Htay says Bangladesh has failed to fulfil its promises to repatriate the Rohingya to Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

Mon Refugees from Myanmar Build a Buddhist Community in Akron, Ohio
Members of the ethnic minority are preserving their Theravada tradition at a growing sangha in the Midwest and bringing new energy to a stagnant economy.
— Tricycle

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Media and Information Literacy Course conducted for MRTV staff
The first Media and Information Literacy Course for the staff members of Myanmar Radio and Television under the Ministry of Information was launched at the Auditorium of MRTV in Tatkon in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ethnic armed group denies airport attack
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) on Sunday denied it had carried out an attack on Lashio airport in northern Shan State.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar stands out as Asia’s ‘last frontier market’
This is the eighth and the last in a series of interviews with ASEAN ambassadors on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-South Korea relations.
— Korea Times

Solar could lower power costs for local business, IFC study reveals
Distributed solar solutions can help businesses in Myanmar bring down their power costs and climate impacts, a study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) reveals.
— Myanmar Times

UN SG Envoy meets locals, returnees in Maungtaw
Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung headed UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Ms Christine Schraner Burgener and Rakhine State government officials to Maungtaw Township yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hitachi SEM Receives Order for Around 5,600 Distribution Transformers from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy
Hitachi Soe Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd. (Hitachi SEM), a subsidiary of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar) has received orders for the delivery of approximately 5,600 distribution transformers from the Myanmar Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Yahoo News

Myanmar State Counselor to Attend Religious Event Organized by Pa-O Militia
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to join a Buddhist donation ceremony this week hosted by the Pa-O National Organization, a former ethnic armed group.
— Irrawaddy

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits shipyard, e-Education group in Bangkok
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the Tatmadaw delegation are in Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the Defence and Security 2019 event after departing from Yangon on Sunday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Senior General warns those who oppose ’08 Constitution
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the government would make “the necessary response” to anyone who tries to disrupt the country’s democratic transition under the 2008 Constitution.
— Myanmar Times

Civilian Injured Amid Armed Group’s Shelling of Residential Area in Myanmar’s Shan State
Shelling rocked residential areas of Lashio, Shan State on Saturday in what the Myanmar military says was an attack by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army.
— Irrawaddy

Helping farmers manage climate change can improve agri practices
Today, the environmental impact of our agricultural systems is becoming increasingly clear.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State holds 20th coordination meeting
The Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State organized its 20th coordination meeting at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Experts see no imminent solution to Rohingya crisis
Experts and local government representatives of Cox’s Bazar on Monday warned that they saw no solution to the Rohingya crisis as Myanmar was totally unwilling to take back the members of the community living in Bangladesh.
— New Age BD

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves motion condemning AA
The 14th regular session of Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its sixth-day meeting yesterday and approved a motion condemning AA group on abduction and detention of Amyotha Hluttaw representative U Whaei Tinn and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of U Whaei Tinn and other civil servants and civilian hostages detained by AA group.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Elderly Woman Injured in Shooting in Myanmar’s War-torn Rakhine State
Myanmar soldiers hit an elderly woman in the forehead with a bullet Monday as they fired more than 20 shots upon entering Panmyaung village in war-torn Rakhine state, her family members and a village official told RFA.
— Radio free Asia

Awarding ceremony for 2018 literary awards to be held on 27th November
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint chaired a preliminary coordination meeting yesterday for holding a ceremony to present National Literature Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards for 2018 at Yangon MRTV office.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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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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