Myanmar morning news for November 4

Myanmar morning news for November 4
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Myanmar maintains high rates of economic growth at around 6 to 7 pc : Myanmar State Counsellor
Myanmar has maintained high rates of economic growth – around 6 to 7 per cent – for several consecutive years now, amongst the fastest in Asia, said Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her address delivered at Asean Business and Investment Summit 2019 in Bangkok on November 2.
— Eleven Myanmar

India-Myanmar-Thailand connectivity will boost development in Southeast Asian region, says PM Modi in Thailand
Addressing the Indian diaspora at ‘Sawasdee PM Modi’ event in Bangkok, Thailand, the prime minister said that his government wants to bring both nations closer by transforming India’s northeast region into a gateway to Southeast Asia.
— Business Today

Myanmar’s foreign trade reaches over 2 bln USD in single month
Trade between Myanmar and foreign countries reached over 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first month of present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which started in October, according to figures released by the Commerce Ministry on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Maritime trade up $131.96 mln last month
The value of Myanmar’s maritime trade for the period between 1 and 25 October in the 2019-2020 fiscal year totaled US$1.77 billion, an increase of over $131.96 million compared to the year-ago period, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure ‘safe’ return of Rohingya
The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years since her country cracked down on the Muslim minority.
— Yahoo News

ASEAN forms new team to monitor Rohingya repatriation
Heads of government and state (from left) Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos prepare for a photo at the ceremony to open the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Sunday.
— Jakarta Post

State Counsellor attends opening ceremony of 35th ASEAN Summit, related summits in Thailand
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the opening ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits hosted by Thailand in its capital Bangkok yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Onion prices fall a bit, vegetables sell high
Local onion sold at Tk140-150 a kg and onion imported from Myanmar at Tk130 last week, breaking all the previous records.
— Dhaka Tribune

US supports regional forum in Yangon to promote food security in Asia
Researchers, policymakers, and development partners from the U.S. and the region held a two-day conference in Yangon this week, the purpose of which was to share knowledge to more rapidly reduce hunger and malnutrition in Myanmar and other countries in Asia.
— Mizzima

Social Media Video of Brutal Murder by Alleged Armed Group in Myanmar Draws Public Criticism
A video clip showing a man wearing civilian clothes being brutally beaten to death by an alleged member of an armed group spread across social media on Oct. 30.
— Irrawaddy

Rights group call for the freeing of jailed Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe
Human Rights Watch is calling for the Myanmar authorities to immediately quash the convictions of five theater performers jailed for criticizing the military and drop all remaining charges against troupe members.
— Mizzima

MOE holds workshop on assessment for primary, middle schools completion rates
Myanmar Examinations Department of Ministry of Education organized the workshop on assessment for the completion rates of basic primary and middle schools at the University of Education in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Miners protest in Myanmar’s valley of rubies’
SMALL concession holders in the world renowned “valley of rubies” in Mogok, Mandalay recently protested against unfair allocation of mines by the Myanmar government.
— New Straits Times

Construction of Toyota Myanmar plant kicks off in Thilawa
Toyota Myanmar Co. Ltd held a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site for its new manufacturing plant at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone on Friday.
— Myanmar Times

Rights group call for the freeing of jailed Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe
Human Rights Watch is calling for the Myanmar authorities to immediately quash the convictions of five theater performers jailed for criticizing the military and drop all remaining charges against troupe members.
— Mizzima

Stateless Rohingya
Myanmar continues to harbour genocidal intent and the Rohingya remains under serious risk of genocide.
— The Nation

19 Myanmar men arrested on illegal entry charges in Thailand
The police said a group of 19 Myanmar men were detained on Friday after illegally entering southern Thailand.

Eight new species of mussels spotted
Eight new species of mussels are spotted in the rivers of Myanmar, according to Fauna & Flora International(FFI) Myanmar Programme.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mental health issues cast doubt on Rohingya repatriation
As the world takes stock of the situation two years on from the forced mass expulsion of the Rohingya from Myanmar, the ‘leaders’ of the refugee community in Cox’s Bazar placed a five point charter of demands.
— Dhaka Tribune

Over 3,900 traffic-related deaths reported in nine months
From January to September this year, there were 12,084 reported traffic accidents nationwide, resulting in 18,596 injures and 3,930 deaths ,according to the figures from Road Transport Administration Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Jokowi Offers Help With Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Asean Update
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— Yahoo News

Myanmar: Actors Convicted of Criticizing Army
The Myanmar authorities should immediately quash the convictions of five theater performers for criticizing the military and drop all remaining charges against troupe members, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Rights Watch

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with IMF head, FIFA president, Indian prime minister at separate meetings
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with the head of International Monetary Fund (IMF), the president of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the prime minister of India at separate meetings at the Impact Muaung Thong Thani Commercial Complex, the venue of ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Bangkok.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How the refinement of coffee and other crops is infusing life into Myanmar’s agricultural sector
Myanmar is not a country that comes to mind when one thinks of exquisite blends of coffee.
— Mizzima

Kyaw Tin attends 20th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting
Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, attended the 20th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on November 2.
— Eleven Myanmar

Operational grievance mechanism implemented in Mann Oil Field
The MPRL E&P Pte Ltd conducted a campaign to raise awareness about the Operational Grievance Mechanism-OGM in the Mann oil field where the oil and gas exploration company is carrying out win-win cooperation with the state-owned Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How Arakan mosque symbolising Muslim-Buddhist unity was destroyed to rewrite Myanmar history
Habiburahman is a Rohingya who escaped detention, torture and persecution in Myanmar on a boat. He recounts how the Rohingya identity was erased.
— The Print

Myanmar court gives actors 1-year jail term for satire
A court in Myanmar on Wednesday sentenced five members of a traditional theatrical troupe to a year in prison for their gibes about the military.
— Courant

Group of 10 people including five Indians, one MP missing in western Myanmar
The authorities are searching for a group of ten people including five Indian citizens and a Chin State MP, who have gone missing between Platwa and Kyauktaw townships in western Myanmar since this morning.
— Mizzima

Art festival seeks more constructive practices online to counter negativity
An art festival entitled ‘Beautiful Words Therapy’ is being held at the Secretariat Building in Yangon with the objective of encouraging more constructive practices to use online.
— Mizzima

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe attends neurosurgical meeting in Yangon
The Myanmar, American, Korean’s Neurosurgical Meeting 2019 was held at the Melia Hotel in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Prime Minister meeting with State Counsellor of Myanmar
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar on the margins of the ASEAN-India Summit on November 03, 2019.
— Narendramodi

Helmets distributed to public in Nay Pyi Taw
The township’s administrators and traffic police force from Nay Pyi Taw conducted the road safety education campaign, delivering helmets sponsored by Mytel free to the public on Saturday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Visions of hell: inside Yangon’s pig slaughterhouses
A visit to the riverside slaughterhouses in Yangon’s Insein Township where pigs are butchered every night is an experience best avoided by the squeamish.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Navy’s New LPD ‘Moattama’ In Vladivostok
The latest addition to the Myanmar Navy fleet, a Landing Platform Dock (LPD) named Moattama, made a port of call in Vladivostok, Russia according to a local media.
— Naval News

Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko attends 22nd ASCC Council Meeting, 27th SOCA child rights publication in Thailand
Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko attended the 22nd ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council Meeting (ASCC) and the 27th Senior Officials’ Meeting for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA) held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 31 October and 2 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Science Day for Peace and Development, November 10.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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