Myanmar morning news for November 26

Myanmar morning news for November 26

Myanmar morning news

China seeks road, river route via Ayeyarwady for economic corridor
China is planning to build vital trade and logistics links with Myanmar along the Ayeyarwady River as part of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) to bypass poor road infrastructure.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar still using landmines, global casualties ‘exceptionally high’: report
Myanmar is the only government whose security forces deployed landmines in the last year, according to a new report that flags “exceptionally high” global casualty numbers from mines and other explosives despite a widely adopted ban on the weapons.
— The new humanitarian

Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: U.S.
Myanmar is in breach of a global convention banning chemical weapons and may have a stockpile left over from the 1980s, the United States said on Monday.
— The Japan Times

Exiled: The Roots of Myanmar’s Persecution of the Rohingya
“After killing all the men, they asked: ‘Who are you?’ We replied: ‘We are Rohingya, Rohingya’. They said: ‘This is not your country, you can’t live here,” recalls Rowza Begun, a Rohingya refugee.
— Aljazeera

Hong Kong-based companies invest US$276.98 in October
Three Hong Kong-based companies pumped in US$276.98 million into Myanmar in October, the first month of the current financial year, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), state media reported.
— Mizzima

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Average inflation rate continues to rise
The average inflation rate increased by over six to eight per cent for 12 consecutive months in 2018-19 fiscal year, according to figures from the Ministry of Planning and Finance.
— Eleven Myanmar

China demand falls as low-quality watermelons flood Muse gate
Low-quality watermelons and muskmelons have been flooding the Muse 105th mile trading zone, driving down demand from China, which has dropped compared to the corresponding period of last year, according to traders.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over $110 m earned from marine export in a month
Myanmar has earned over US$110 million from exporting marine products in over a month of this fiscal year exceeding over US$18 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to official figures from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Tatmadaw seizes huge cache of Chinese-made weapons in Shan State
The Tatmadaw (military) seized a huge cache of Chinese weapons, including a surface-to-air-missile, in Shan State, a senior government spokesman said on Sunday.
— Myanmar Times

Elections obscure Myanmar’s economic outlook
Myanmar-based executives and investors are bracing for a business slowdown in the run-up to next year’s general elections, as uncertainty rises over the Southeast Asian nation’s political and policy directions.
— AsiaTimes

Bank to provide tourism-association members no-collateral loans
Myanma Tourism Bank has announced that it will begin providing Union of Myanmar Travel Association members uncollateralised SMEs loans beginning this month.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to hold large wood sculpture show in southern region
Myanmar will hold a large wood sculpture exhibition in Bago region to show the world that the country owns the largest number of wood sculptures.
— Xinhua

Opposition MPs quiz Yangon govt about keeping confiscated lands
An opposition politician has asked the Yangon Region government why it is still holding land released by the Tatmadaw during previous administrations.
— Myanmar Times

Military urges ethnic groups to focus the country’s needs
A tatmadaw (military) spokesman on Sunday urged ethnic armed groups to hasten the peace process by shedding their biases and focusing on Myanmar’s development and improving people’s lives.
— Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw vows to support State Counsellor at ICJ
Tatmadaw (military) leaders are ready to accompany the delegation led by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) to face accusations of genocide in northern Rakhine State, a senior military official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Protesters Block Shan State Minister During Dam Visit
Hsipaw villagers have refused to hold talks with the Shan State electricity minister, saying they want a dam project to be scrapped rather than compensation.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Military Seizes TNLA Arms Cache, Mostly Chinese-Made
The military has presented weapons worth up to US$90,000 seized from the Ta’ang National Liberation Army in northern Shan State.
— Irrawaddy

In Teeming Yangon, Myanmar, a Young Jewish Couple Makes Their Mark
Rabbi Schneur and Yehudis Raitport arrived in the bustling Southeast Asian metropolis of Yangon, Myanmar, on a Monday in late 2018.
— Chabad

Large cache of weapons seized from TNLA
Myanmar’s armed forces have seized a large number of arms and ammunition in Namsang township, northern Shan state, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

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Seven-year RCDP under way
With the aim of implementing natural disaster protection works, including rural development and poverty reduction, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation plans to implement Resilient Community Development Project (RCDP) from 2019-20 to 2025-26 fiscal year.
— Eleven Myanmar

VP U Henry Van Thio presents victory flag to Myanmar contingent participating in 30th SEA Games
Vice President U Henry Van Thio addressed a ceremony to present the victory flag to the Myanmar contingent participating in the 30th SEA Games held at Wunna Theikdi sports stadium in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Court to Begin Trial of Soldiers Over Conduct During ARSA Clash in 2017
Court martial of soldiers accused of violating military’s rules of engagement in Aug. 2017 clash with ARSA in northern Rakhine State’s Gutar Pyin Village begins Tuesday.
— Irrawaddy

Two arrested, five being hunted in trafficking case of university student
The police have arrested fishing raft supervisor Kyaw Aung and a male broker involved in the case against the trafficked Dagon University student, and the remaining five of the seven persons facing legal action are being hunted, a senior officer from Myanmar Police Force.
— Eleven Myanmar

Join hands to end violence against women and girls
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which marks the start of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay chief minister treated for leukaemia in Thailand
The chief minister of Mandalay region, Zaw Myint Maung, has been receiving treatment for leukaemia in Thailand for nearly a month, an NLD spokesperson has announced.
— Myanmar now

KNU Sticks to NCA to Advance Myanmar Peace Process
The Karen National Union says it will meet with Myanmar’s military, government and ethnic armed groups to build a framework for a permanent ceasefire and a federal Union.
— Irrawaddy

Suu Kyi stands up to lawsuit avalanche
Myanmar’s top leaders — both military and civilian — have been shell-shocked by the avalanche of international legal cases they are now facing.
— Bangkok post

The Rakhine War: A Failure of Democracy?
The worsening war has left the NLD and ANP relatively powerless in Rakhine. So why should the millions who voted for them be expected to have any faith in democracy?
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor attends ASEAN-ROK CEO Summit, Culture Innovation Summit
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the opening ceremony of the ASEAN-ROK CEO Summit, and delivered keynote speeches at the ASEAN-ROK Culture Innovation Summit and the ASEAN-ROK CEO Summit (Session-3) in Busan, the Republic of Korea yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

An afternoon of poetry with Maung Thein Zaw
A new poetry collection titled Dream for Public Use, comprising 31 poems by poet Maung Thein Zaw, was launched at the Shwe U Daung Hall on Theinphyu Road last Saturday afternoon, November 23.
— Myanmar Times

Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session holds seventh-day meeting
At the seventh-day meeting of Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session held yesterday morning, asterisk marked questions were raised and answered, a motion and a bill tabled and three reports read.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

United Colors of Benetton to expand in Myanmar
Italian fashion brand United Colors of Benetton, has released a new collection to celebrate its presence in the Burmese market.
— Insider Retail

Amyotha Hluttaw debates Industrial Zone Bill
The Second Amyotha Hluttaw held its seventh-day meeting of 14th regular session yesterday where Industrial Zone Bill was debated.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Civil society and the 2020 election
Civil society will again play a critical role in the general election due late next year, but in a context and political landscape that differs significantly from 2015.
— Frontier Myanmar

The growing soft power of media, artists and influencers, and the creative industries have a huge role to play in promoting peace and resolving the pressing problems of today: State Counsellor
Keynote speech delivered by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Culture Innovation Summit Busan, 25 November 2019 Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to meet with so many representatives from the cultural industry working at the intersection of Arts, Cultures and Technology.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Most importantly, this summit provides us with an opportunity to connect the dots between areas where progress has been made, and those where challenges remain: State Counsellor
Keynote Speech delivered by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the ASEAN-ROK CEO Summit Busan, 25 November 2019 Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to be with you at today’s ASEAN-Republic of Korea CEO Summit, here in the bustling port city of Busan.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mount Popa and its environs to be conserved to be new site of Global Geopark of UNESCO
Myanmar Geosciences Society is going to implement the conservation of Papa Mount and its environs to be a new site for Global GeoPark of UNESCO, said Chairman Than Tun of Myanmar Geosciences Society.
— Eleven Myanmar

VP U Myint Swe delivers speech at preparatory meeting for 20th MTMPC, seminar
Vice President U Myint Swe attended and made a speech at the steering committee and work committee meeting to organize the 20th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference (20th MTMPC) and Seminar at the meeting hall in Office No. 4, Ministry of Health and Sports in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

News of Aung San Suu Kyi’s decision this week to lead Myanmar’s delegation to the Haque to defend an accusation of genocide sent shock waves through Myanmar and beyond.
— Karan News

Union Commerce Minister receives Chinese Vice Governor
Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint received Vice Governor of Shanxi Provincial People’s Government Mr Wang Yixin from the People’s Republic of China yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pope Voices Concern Over Future Energy as He Comforts Victims of Fukushima Disaster
Pope Francis voices concern about future energy sources as he comforts victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25.


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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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