Myanmar morning news for November 29

Myanmar morning news for November 29

Myanmar morning news

ADB approves $195 million financing package for development
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $195 million financing package for a project that will develop climate-resilient and market-oriented infrastructure and livelihoods in 2,942 villages in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady, Chin, Sagaing, and Tanintharyi regions.
— Mizzima

Local e-commerce firms call on govt to ease regulations
Online sales at on November 11 – the Chinese shopping holiday known as 11.11 – tripled compared to last year, according to Myanmar’s largest e-commerce platform, and it sold more than 30 times the usual daily volume of goods.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Tycoon Open to Foreign Investment in Wake of Ayala Deal
Myanmar tycoon Win Aung is open to foreign investment in the listed industrial-estate provider he oversees, following Ayala Corp.’s tie up with a firm traded on the nation’s fledgling stock exchange.
— Bloomberg

Journalist warns social media hampers good journalism in Myanmar, region at BIMSTEC meet
Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner has warned that the rampant misinformation on Facebook and Twitter is having a negative effect on journalism in Myanmar, India and the region, speaking at a forum in Kolkata, India.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Inks Four Agreements With S.Korea to Cooperate on Education, Environment, Tech
The State Counselor’s visit to S.Korea this week yielded four agreements to boost ties in multiple sectors including education, tech, the environment and digital economy.
— Irrawaddy

China’s mobile missiles on the loose in Myanmar
Myanmar’s seizure last week of a large cache of mostly Chinese weapons from a rebel camp sparked a brief and predictable flurry of nationalist outrage, underscoring as it did the shadowy role of neighboring China in fueling the nation’s many long-running ethnic conflicts.
— Asia times

Kachin people invited to take part in boosting state’s economy
As part of renewed efforts to boost Kachin State’s economy, shares in the the Kachin Entrepreneurs Public Company (KEPC) will be sold to the public, senior members of the state’s business community have told Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar sets up special legal unit as Rohingya cases loom
The unit will provide advice on international criminal justice as government prepares to defend itself at The Hague.
— Aljazeera

Group Says 92,500 Civilians Displaced by Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
More than 92,500 civilians have been displaced by armed conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where hostilities between Myanmar forces and the rebel Arakan Army have raged for a year, according to a tally issued Wednesday by a nonprofit organization that promotes ethnic rights.
— Radio Free Asia

Land bank to go online
Myanmar’s land bank will be fully digitalised and online access given to investors applying for land on which to do business in the country,” said U Thaung Tun, chair of Myanmar Investment Commission.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar wipes out illegal opium fields in 8 towns in eastern state
Myanmar authorities have destroyed a total of 133.5 acres (54 hectares) illegally grown opium poppy plantations in eastern Shan state, said a statement of the Home Ministry late Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Govt seeks to adopt treaty on ending child labour
The government will seek the approval of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) to adopt an international treaty that will compel the country to stop the use of child labour.
— Myanmar Times

Over 37 mln eligible voters estimated to take part in Myanmar’s 2020 general election
Myanmar has compiled a fundamental list of eligible voters for next year’s general election, with an estimated 37 million people to vote for the next government, the Union Election Commission told a press briefing on late Wednesday.
— Xinhua

9,900 kg of controlled chemicals seized in Myanmar’s capital
Myanmar authorities seized a total of 9,900 kg of controlled chemicals in Nay Pyi Taw, said a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Prudential receives licence to operate in Myanmar
Prudential Corporation Asia has received a life insurance licence from the Ministry of Planning and Finance (MoPF) of Myanmar, the insurer has announced in a statement.
— Insurance Business Mag

De Heus continues expansion in Myanmar
De Heus has opened its third feed production facility in Myanmar.
— Feed Navigator

White peanut markets open with stable price in central Myanmar
Although the white peanut market receives China’s high demands, the prices are still freezing in Monywa market according to U Thein Oo, an owner of Myanmar Thein Depot.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Rights Commission to Probe Fishery Slave Claims
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission says it will study allegations of slave labor in the Ayeyarwady delta on isolated fishing rafts.
— Irrawaddy

Masked Men Rob Myanmar State-Owned Bank Officials Carrying Money to Vault
Police in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State are combing the town for clues about a robbery of the township branch of state-owned Myanmar Economic Bank, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel Maung Maung Soe of the Rakhine State Police Force.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay attracts over half a million tourists
More than 500,000 foreign tourists visited Mandalay Region in the first 10 months of the year, topping last year’s annual figures, a senior official of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism in Upper Myanmar said.
— Myanmar Times

Uncertainty looms in Rakhine State over 2020 election
Fighting between the Arakan Army and the Tatmadaw and a fractious political environment are contributing to uncertainty and apprehension in Rakhine State over the election due next year.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar awards insurance licences to five foreign providers, six joint ventures
The Financial Regulatory Department today awarded licences to five foreign insurers and half a dozen joint ventures to operate in the Myanmar market.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar gov’t says not to cast aspersions on any race
The Myanmar government said that it would not cast aspersions on any race, religion or group, either directly or indirectly, as Myanmar defended the nation at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
— Xinhua

Myanmar Army Plans Rakhine Airstrikes Against Arakan Army
Myanmar’s military says it has to use helicopters to counter Arakan Army attacks in Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

Thailand E-Sports Arena raises funding from Japan’s GameWith; to foray into Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia in 2020
Infofed, an e-sports startup and owner of Thailand E-Sports Arena, has secured an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A round of equity funding from Japanese gaming community GameWith.
— e27

Bangladesh Court Sentences Seven to Death for 2016 Cafe Attack
Court in Dhaka sentences seven Islamist militants to death for their role in attack on the Holey Artisan cafe in 2016, which killed 22 people, mostly foreigners.
— Irrawaddy

2,900 Homes for Myanmar Refugees Built with Japan Support
A ceremony was held in eastern Myanmar to mark the completion of 2,900 homes built under a reconstruction support project by the Nippon Foundation, a Japanese charity group, for refugees and other victims of ethnic conflicts in the Southeast Asian country.
— Nippon

Winter sesame enters Monywa market in mid-November
Winter sesame started entering the Monywa market in mid-November, said U Thein Oo, the owner of the Myanmar Thein Depot.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 37M Eligible Voters in Myanmar; Lists for 2020 Poll Not Yet Complete, UEC Says
Myanmar’s Election Commission says there are more than 37 million eligible voters in the country; agency is still trying to register voters in 5 townships in Wa region.
— Irrawaddy

Thai university invites Tanintharyi people to cultural exchange programme
Thailand’s Rajabhat University has invited ethnic people in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region to attend a cultural exchange programme.
— Myanmar Times

In teeming Yangon, Myanmar, a young 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.

Nothing to celebrate at Kachin Thanksgiving
Four score minus seven years ago, on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the leaders of four of Myanmar’s main ethnic groups — the majority Burmans, plus Kachin, Chin and Shan — committed to creating a country conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal.
— Bangkok Post

Medical research training centre to open in Mandalay
A medical research training centre will open in Pyin Oo Lwin township in Mandalay Region next month to improve the skills of researchers and provide basic research training to students, a health ministry spokesman said.
— Myanmar Times

More Efforts Needed to End Violence Against Women in Myanmar
The Irrawaddy talks to government and civil society representatives about a 16-day campaign to end violence against women and efforts to confront these issues in Myanmar.
— Irrawaddy

30th SEA Games men’s football tourney: Myanmar beat Philippines 2-1
The Myanmar U-22 men’s national football team beat the Philippines U-22 team by 2-1 in the second Group A match of the men’s football competition at the 30th SEA Games, which was held yesterday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, the Philippines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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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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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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