Myanmar morning news for November 28

Myanmar morning news for November 28
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Two Myanmar Military Officers Join Int’l Criminal Justice Unit for ICJ Defense
Two military officers are among the members of the Myanmar government’s Special Unit on International Criminal Justice formed by the Ministry of the Office of the State Counselor on Tuesday.
— Irrawaddy

Advocate vows to continue call for legal use of cannabis in Myanmar
A MAN who is fighting to legalise the use of cannabis in Myanmar was fined recently for wrongful demonstration in Yangon.
— New Straits times

Trafficking of Myanmar College Student Sparks Probe Into Fishing Industry Abuses
Myanmar’s top human rights body said Wednesday it will investigate the domestic fishing industry’s use of workers sold to operators by human traffickers following a case involving a university student who went missing for weeks after being abducted by alleged traffickers.
— Radio Free Asia

Export earnings from CMP garment sector increase by $ 38 m
From October 1 to 25 of this fiscal year, the exports by CMP garment sector reached 325 million US dollars, up 38 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, said Khin Maung Lwin, assistant permanent secretary of the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Shan State seeking more investors for agricultural sector
Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Chair U Thaung Tun is urging get more local and foreign investments be made in the agricultural sector of Shan State.
— Myanmar Times

Japanese companies to upgrade communications infrastructure
Sojitz Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), NEC Corporation and NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC) recently announced a plan to upgrade communications infrastructure connecting the major cities of Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Myanmar, under an official order from Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the country’s largest telecommunications operator.
— Myanmar Times

Israeli Envoy Wishes Myanmar Leaders ‘GOOD LUCK’ on Rohingya Genocide Trial
Israel’s ambassador to Myanmar, Ronen Gilor, has recently expressed public support for the heads of the state in a trial held against the country in the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands (ICJ) for the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
— Haaretz

German tourist killed by landmine in Myanmar
A German tourist has been killed in a landmine explosion near a popular hiking spot for backpackers. An Argentinian woman was also injured.
— DW

Myanmar Army Seizes Ethnic Mon Armed Group’s Base on Thai Border
Fighting is continuing at the Three Pagodas Pass on the Thai border. Mon troops have reportedly withdrawn from a border village.
— Irrawaddy

Onion prices remain high
Prices of all types of onions remained high at markets in the capital and across the country on Wednesday.
— New Age BD

Myanmar holds investment forum in northern state
Myanmar held an investment forum in Taunggyi, northern Shan state Tuesday to promote investment in tourism and agriculture in the state, according to the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Wednesday.

Telenor condemns Norway desecration incident, rubbishes rumours of discontinuation of services
Telenor Pakistan on Monday dispelled rumours of the discontinuation of its services after a fake notice attributed to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was circulated in this regard.
— Eleven Myanmar

IBK signs MOU with Myanmar MSME Development Working Committee
IBK made an announcement on Nov. 26 that it signed a business agreement with Myanmar MSME Development Working Committee at Lotte Hotel in Busan on Nov. 25 to help South Korea and Myanmar’s small and medium-sized enterprises and vitalize mutual expansion.
— Korea Times

Myanmar explains demining activities at 4th Mine Ban Convention review conference
In Myanmar, about one million people have been well informed on the dangers of landmines since awareness raising campaigns began in 2016, with 280,000 educated on the matter in 2019 alone.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Investing in Myanmar? Do due diligence
The Tatmadaw has a long reach into commercial interests. Companies accountable to a growing range of stakeholders need to assess their exposure to the military.
— Business times

Cabinet approves India, Myanmar agreement on human trafficking
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Myanmar on enhancing bilateral cooperation between each other for prevention of trafficking in persons.
— Devdiscourse

Corporate dynasties join forces to defy Myanmar market gloom
The Pun corporate empire has secured the support of a fellow Southeast Asian business dynasty, signalling their confidence in the future of Myanmar despite the ineffectual economic reforms and uncertain fallout from the Rakhine crisis.
— Myanmar Times

Interfaith CSO organizations welcome and support State Counsellor’s visit to ICJ
Interfaith CSO organizations issued a press statement expressing welcoming and supporting State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
— Mizzima

Myanmar presents literary awards to doyen literati
Myanmar authorities presented literary awards to 36 doyen literati for the year 2018 in Yangon on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Health & Sports Ministry discusses redrafting National Health Policy
The new National Health Policy will need to prioritize prevention of common non-communicable diseases but also lists all items in order of priority, along with assigning concise tasks, all the while managing effective management and equitable distribution of the necessary resources for all endeavors.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Foreign tourist killed in landmine blast in Myanmar hiking region
A foreign tourist was killed and his companion injured in a suspected landmine blast in a popular hiking region in northern Myanmar close to an area of clashes between ethnic rebel groups and government troops, local sources said on Tuesday.
— Asia one

Press Release of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release 27 November 2019 1. Gambia, on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has filed an application against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Minister: Army chief to open new line of negotiation during Myanmar visit
Foreign minister expresses hope, while briefing media on prime minister’s upcoming visit to Spain to attend 25th UN Climate Change Conference
— Dhaka Tribune

Police Philanthropic Team holds prayer ceremony in Mandalay
The police philanthropic team held a prayer ceremony for release of civilians being arrested by Arakan Army (AA) at Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay yesterday morning.
— Eleven Myanmar

State Counsellor returns to Nay Pyi Taw from Mekong-ROK Summit
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the First Mekong-ROK Summit in Busan, South Korea, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar slips by slowly on its riverboats
If you are planning a trip to Myanmar cruising on the iconic Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers percolates to the surface as the top options. That’s if you are determined to side-step the well-trodden paths of mass tourism.
— TTR Weekly

22nd ASEAN Insurance Regulators’ Meeting (AIRM), 45th ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC) Meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw
U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Finance attended the inauguration ceremony for the 22nd ASEAN Insurance Regulators’ Meeting (AIRM), 45th ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC) Meeting and related meetings which will be held at the Horizon Lake View Resort Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw in 09:00 a.m of 27 November 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

On November 10th, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed “concern” over the plight of the 730,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, urging Myanmar to deal with the “root causes” of the crisis and work towards their safe repatriation to Rakhine state.
— Asia Media

Japan supporting house construction in Myanmar
Houses and schools have been built in Myanmar for people affected by conflicts between the government forces and armed minority groups. The Japanese government assisted the project.
— NHK World

President inspects renovation of National Library (Yangon), visits Sarpay Beikman
President U Win Myint visited the National Library (Yangon) located on Merchant Street in Pabedan Township to inspect renovation works there.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chin State to get airport
Myanmar is building an airport in the mountainous Falam township of Chin state to bring more tourists to the region. Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

High-Level Working Group discusses labour affairs
A coordination meeting of the High-Level Working Group on Cooperation of Labour Affairs (HLWG-CLA) was held at the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Masked Men Rob Myanmar State-Owned Bank Officials Carrying Money to Vault
Police in Kyauktaw, Rakhine State are on the hunt for two men who stole what may be over US$130,000 from a branch of Myanmar Economic Bank.
— Irrawaddy

President attends literary awards presentation in Yangon
President U Win Myint delivered a speech at a ceremony to award the Lifelong National Literary Award, National Literary Award and the Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award and presented awards to the winners.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar begins court martial after probe into Rohingya atrocities
Army blames soldiers and officers deployed to one village saying they were ‘weak in following rules of engagement’.
— Aljazeera

MR Vaccination program begins
Over 2,000 healthcare personnel will administer measles and rubella (MR) vaccinations to over 307,000 children under the age of five from 26 to 28 November in Magway Region, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Thai Govt to Compensate Families of Myanmar Workers Killed in Construction Collapse
The Thai government will pay the families of workers killed and injured in a Phuket construction accident, including four from Myanmar, US$23,860 each in compensation.
— Irrawaddy

Firms use technology to optimise agriculture yields in Shan
AEG Agriculture, which grows maize and HydroPlant, a local startup which provides technological solutions to the agriculture industry, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate during the Shan State Investment Fair on Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times


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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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