Myanmar morning news for November 20

Myanmar morning news for November 20

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar’s Military Eyes Overseas Weapons Sales
After showcasing its light arms at a Thai weapons trade show, Myanmar’s military says it has the potential to raise cash from international sales.
— Irrawaddy

Four hydropower projects to continue implementation in 2019-2020 FY
The four hydropower projects—671-megawatt (MW) Shweli (3) hydropower project, 280-megawatt (MW) Upper Yehwa hydropower project, 111-megawatt (MW) Thahtay hydropower project and 51-megawatt (MW) Upper Kyaingtaung hydropower project—will continue implementations during 2019-2020 fiscal years, said a source from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s Path to Trade War Gains Blocked by $120 Billion Hole
Myanmar faces major infrastructure obstacles as it tries to attract manufacturers seeking alternative locations to China, according a leader of its business community.
— Bloomberg

130 civil society groups call on Myanmar military to drop charges against civilians
A coalition of 130 civil society groups called on the Myanmar military to withdraw cases filed against a prominent lawyer, a poet and an ex-military captain for allegedly defaming the military at a public talk about the constitutional amendment.
— Global voices

Foreign investment reaches over US$81 B
A total of 50 countries made investments worth over US$81 billion from 1988-89 FY to 2018-19 FY and most of the foreign investments are in oil and natural gas sector and electricity sector, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
— Eleven Myanmar

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Indonesia, Myanmar keen to keep bilateral trade growing
More than 30 Myanmar business people attended the Indonesia-Myanmar Business Gathering at a hotel in Yangon last week.
— Myanmar Times

Potential Environmental and Social Impacts of Chinese Mega-Projects in Myanmar Raise Concerns
Failing to learn lessons from existing projects, officials tout the benefits of BRI projects while ignoring locals’ fears of land-grabs, lost livelihoods and pollution.
— Irrawaddy

Parliament agrees to condemn AA kidnapping
Myanmar’s Union Parliament on Monday agreed to a proposal on condemning the abduction of an ethnic parliamentarian in western Chin state and demanding unconditional release of him, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar parliament approves proposal to condemn abduction of ethnic parliamentarian
Myanmar’s Union Parliament on Monday agreed to a proposal on condemning the abduction of an ethnic parliamentarian in western Chin state and demanding unconditional release of him.
— Xinhua

Border trade value reaches over $1.17 bn in over a month this FY
Border trade value in over a month this fiscal year has reached over US$1.17 billion exceeding over US$360 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to official figures from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Trespassing banned in Korea-Myanmar Industrial Complex Project area in Hlegu
The Ministry of Construction has issued a warning that bans any fencing, home building or trespassing in the 555-acre Korea-Myanmar Industrial Complex Project area in Hlegu Township, Yangon Region.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar judge extends sentences for poets jailed for mocking military
A Myanmar judge on Monday extended the sentences of a troupe of satirical performers jailed for mocking the military, in a case that has raised new concern about freedom of expression.
— BD News 24

Magway to host Youth All-Round Development Festival next month
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun presided over a coordination meeting at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning to organize a youth development festival in Magway next month.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Digitalisation will boost savings culture in Myanmar: expert
The prevalence of cash transactions and smart phone ownership in Myanmar provides an attractive opportunity for the spread of digital savings services to underserved or unserved households, a UN expert says.
— Myanmar Times

Pyithu Hluttaw approves bill amending Myanmar Medical Council Law
A bill amending Myanmar Medical Council Law was approved during the fifth-day meeting of the 14th regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Will cases brought against Myanmar deliver justice to Rohingya?
Genocide case filed at ICJ and Suu Kyi named in lawsuit in Argentina while ICC set to investigate Rohingya crimes.
— Aljazeera

NRPC, RCSS delegation hold meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand
A delegation led by Vice Chairman National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) and Chairman of Peace Commission Dr Tin Myo Win met with Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) peace negotiation representative group led by Sao Baung Khay at Chiang Mai, Thailand yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN Top Court Sets Hearing Date For Gambia’s Case Against Myanmar
The U.N.’s top court will open hearings in December on a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of state-sponsored genocide for the brutal military-led crackdown against Rohingya Muslims, the court said in a statement issued Monday.
— Radio free Asia

Parking Fees to Be Reintroduced in Myanmar’s Biggest City, Yangon
Yangon municipal body plans to charge drives to use ‘smart’ car parks in congested downtown areas.
— Irrawaddy

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Burgener suggests third-party mediation in Rakhine strife
Christine Schraner Burgener, the UN secretary general’s special envoy on Myanmar, vowed to help convince the Tatmadaw (military) and the government that a third party is required to reduce fighting in strife-torn Rakhine State, said state deputy parliament speaker U Mya Than.
— Myanmar Times

A significant paper reading session on translation of texts from Myanmar into English
By An Observer Recently, I happened to attend a paper reading session. Exactly, it was held on 2-3 November this year. It was indeed a paper reading session on translation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Families Question Myanmar Military’s Detention of Rakhine Civilians, Monk
Three civilians, including one monk, detained by the military in Rakhine State in September haven’t been heard from since and their families aren’t allowed to visit them.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives German Ambassador to Myanmar
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, received Mr Thomas Karl Neisinger, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, at 09:00 am on 19 November 2019 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NGOs seeks gentler law for sex workers
Nearly 30 non-governmental organisations are seeking to amend the country’s prostitution law to make it more responsive to the needs of sex workers, one of the groups’ leaders said.
— Myanmar Times

UN court to hear Myanmar genocide case in Dec
Gambia will open its case against Myanmar before the UN’s top court in December accusing the mainly Buddhist state of genocide against its Rohingya Muslims, the tribunal said Monday.
— Protho malo

Rule of Law Centres and Justice Sector Coordinating Body holds 7th meeting
The Rule of Law Centres and Justice Sector Coordinating Body organized its 7th meeting at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Rohingya: Will Omar get justice for his murdered family?
Sitting on the floor of his makeshift school in the sprawling refugee camp of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, 11-year-old Omar spoke softly as he remembered his mother and father.

Myanmar: The drive to teach in a conflict affected area
“I found happiness in teaching as I can share my knowledge with children who are starving for education, especially when I see the smiles on the students’ faces when they are learning in the classrooms. I want to improve my teaching skills as much as I can.”
— Reliefweb

VP U Henry Van Thio delivers speech at inaugural ceremony 2nd Asia Pacific Summit in Cambodia
Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivered a speech at the inaugural ceremony of 2nd Asia Pacific Summit held the Peace Palace in the Prime Minister’s Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

D&S 2019: Myanmar makes international defence show debut
Myanmar’s defence industry has made its debut in an international defence exhibition, showcasing its products at the Defense and Security (D&S) 2019 show in Bangkok.
— Janes

Pix Art Digital Art Festival comes to Yangon
Myanmar netizens are quick to comment, share, like and criticise the latest celebrity news on Facebook or comment on their favourite food or travel blogger. Like the rest of the world, they’ve become somewhat addicted to their smart phones, and the ubiquitous world of social media.
— Myanmar Times

Govt says Bangladesh holding up repatriation
The Myanmar government has urged Bangladesh to abide by their bilateral agreement on the repatriation of the more than 700,000 refugees from Rakhine State living in cramped camps in Cox’s Bazar.
— Myanmar Times

M&A structures and regulation in Myanmar
An overview of the common structures and regulatory treatment of private M&A transactions in Myanmar.
— lexology

State Counsellor opens Women & Children hospital, meets with locals in Taunggyi
State Counsellor DawAung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw by a special flight for Shan State yesterday at noon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lottery ticket price increases due to other expenses: sale agents
Lottery tickets prices are increased due to other expenses, according to lottery ticket sale agents.
— Eleven Myanmar

Q&A: Ed Brea, Managing Director of Rosewood Yangon
Ed Brea has run many prestigious properties across the world, especially in Asia. With his 40 years of experience in the luxury hotelier industry, Mr. Brea has an interesting story to pitch in.
— Myanmore

uab bank announces exclusive sponsorship to Myanmar badminton star
UAB bank, voted Myanmar’s Best Bank by Euromoney, recently announced the exclusive main sponsorship to Myanmar badminton star Thet Htar Thuzar.
— New Straits times

Nay Pyi Taw authority to sell cheap land to boost population
Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee says it will sell nearly 200 empty plots in Nay Pyi Taw to the public at a reduced price in an effort to encourage people to live in the country’s capital.
— Frontier Myanmar

Waziya Cinema Street opened in Yangon
Waziya Cinema Street was opened on the backyard lane of Waziya Cinema between 33rd Street and 34th Street in Yangon on November 17.
— Eleven Myanmar

Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s 14th regular session convenes fifth-day meeting
The Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s 14th regular session held its fifth-day meeting at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Police arrests three killers including two minors in Kalay
Police arrested three people including two minors, who committed a murder near Tharsi Village, Kalay Township on November 12, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Drought preparedness is key for food security
This year, Myanmar experienced two disasters. While lower Myanmar was hit by floods, central Myanmar experienced a drought.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Kalaw run set to draw hundreds
“I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”- Jesse Owens, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist.
— Myanmar Times


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