Myanmar morning news for November 5

Myanmar morning news for November 5

Myanmar morning news

Warning of blackouts next summer, govt regulates hydropower plant operations
Authorities are closely watching the operations of hydropower plants across the country due to low rainfall and low water levels in dams during the recently ended rainy season, which they warn could trigger massive blackouts next summer.
— Myanmar Times

Over K100 m earned from sale of applications for 500 plots in Yangon to go to State fund
Yangon Region government has earned over K100 million from sale of application forms for more than 500 land plots in the region, and the money will go to the State budget through a municipal bank account.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar ethnic rebels release Indians held in Rakhine after one dies
Ethnic rebels in Myanmar have detained and interrogated a lawmaker and several Indian nationals, one of whom died, the rebels said on Monday, in the latest escalation of violence in the restive western state of Rakhine.
— Reuters

State Counsellor attends ASEAN Plus Three Summit, Related Summits in Bangkok
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the 22nd ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit, the Special Lunch on Sustainable Development, the 14th East Asia Summit, the 22nd ASEAN-Japan Summit, the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit, and the closing ceremonies of the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, the handover ceremony of ASEAN.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New four-lane tarred road from Thanlyin Bridge to Thilawa SEZ to be complete at the end of this year
New four-lane tarred road stretching from Thanlyin Bridge to Thilawa SEZ built with Japanese ODA loans will be completed at the end of 2019, according to Japanese Ambassador Mr. Ichio Maruyama.
— Eleven Myanmar

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Group launches campaign to stop fake news’ spread
A local non-governmental organisation has launched a campaign urging people to use more critical judgment when reading news stories posted on social media.
— Myanmar Times

ASEAN meeting discusses rural development, eliminating poverty
The Sixteenth Senior Officials Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication of ASEAN member countries was initiated at Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

India aims to boost bilateral cooperation with Myanmar
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation during a meeting in Bangkok on November 3 as part of the ongoing 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Thailand.
— VietnamPlus

Work on urgently needed gas pipeline might only start next year: official
Although a new pipeline for the Zawtika natural gas field is urgently needed, work on the project is expected to only begin next year due to negotiations over the cost of the project, officials say.
— Myanmar Times

Medic from Myanmar killed in shelling in Syria’s northeast
Member of Free Burma Rangers working as cameraman and medic hit by shrapnel from mortal shell, group says.
— Aljazeera

Operations to connect Dawei SEZ to national grid begin
The necessary infrastructure is being set up to link Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to the national grid, which will enable the area to enjoy access to electricity within the next 2-3 years, said U Soe Myint, deputy permanent secretary for the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Myanmar Times

UN concerns delay Rohingya island relocation
Bangladesh said Sunday plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya living in overcrowded refugee camps to a remote island were “uncertain” after authorities failed to gain support from UN agencies.
— Asia Times

More than 14500 villages have electricity access
Myanmar is implementing the national electricity plan taking a loan of 400 million US dollars from the World Bank. A total of 14,570 out of 63,264 villages have access to electricity, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

MP expresses disappointment over low budget for Rakhine road and bridge projects
Lower House MP Pe Than has expressed his disappointment over low budget for road and bridge projects meant for regional development in Rakhine State.
— Eleven Myanmar

New bridge to facilitate Myanmar and Thai trade
A new bridge connecting in Myawady in Kayin State and Mae Sot in Thailand was officially opened to heavy vehicles on October 30. The older bridge in the area will be used by cars on the Ministry of Transportation and Communications announced last week.
— Myanmar Times

Toyota Motor to start manufacturing only Toyota Hilux brand in Myanmar
Toyota Motor will start manufacturing only Toyota Hilux brand in Myanmar for the first time and it has also a plan to produce other auto brands only after monitoring the market situation, said Mr. Yoshihisa Tonozuka, Managing Director of Toyota Myanmar Co., Ltd.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s Nagaland Rebels Expel Peace Representatives
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland has expelled five jailed members for calling on the group to sign the government’s ceasefire agreement.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon University Students’ Union opposes tree cutting
Yangon University Students’ Union organized a campaign against the cutting down of trees in the compound of Yangon University on November 3.
— Eleven Myanmar

USAID promotes the value of agricultural value chains
In this interview with Mr. Nimish Jhaveri, Chief of Party, USAID Value Chains for Rural Development, we examine how USAID and Winrock International has been helping farmers with coffee, melons, ginger, sesame and other crops for a more sustainable and profitable business.
— Mizzima

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Myanmar Farmers Say Govt Failing to Buy Rice at Floor Price
Rice farmers in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region say the government has yet to purchase any of their paddy though the market price has fallen below the government’s minimum.
— Irrawaddy

Kachin State winemaker builds business from scratch
Most people can find damson wine and strawberry wine, as well as sweet or bitter toddy palm juice, available in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region.
— Myanmar Times

On Rohingya, Myanmar Will Not Shirk From Responsibility: Suu Kyi
Speaking at the ASEAN-UN Summit, State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi responds to UN chief’s comments on Rohingya return by saying Myanmar open to ‘practical’ solutions.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor meets with Russian PM, US National Security Advisor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held separate talks with Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mr Dmitry Medvedev and United States National Security Advisor Mr Robert Charles O’Brien at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Trafficked Myanmar Woman Returns Home After Seven Years in China
A Myanmar woman trafficked to China seven years ago and who bore four children while in captivity has been returned to her family, an NGO worker and the woman’s sister told RFA Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

India attaches importance to Myanmar’s cooperation against insurgent groups: PM Modi to Suu Kyi
Prime Minister Modi emphasised the value India attaches to Myanmar’s cooperation in ensuring that insurgent groups do not find space to operate across the India-Myanmar border, the release said.
— India times

Myanmar pipeline repair stalls
Repair work on the Kanbauk-Myaing Kalay pipeline in Myanmar that delivers gas from the PTTEP-operated Zawtika offshore field to domestic customers is not expected to start until 2020, due to negotiations over the funding costs.
— Upstream Online

Union Information Minister receives French Ambassador
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint received French Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Christian Lechervy at the former’s office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Indo-Myanmar border liaison officers meeting held at ICP, Moreh
The 12th Indo-Myanmar border Liaison officer meeting, hosted by India, was held at the conference hall of Integrated Check Post (ICP), border town Moreh today.
— the Sangai Express

MEngC, CAST sign mutual recognition agreement
The Myanmar Engineering Council (MEngC) and the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) yesterday afternoon, as part of a programme conducted by Myanmar to expand such agreement with other foreign engineering associations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Student Objections to Tree Cutting Halt Projects at Myanmar’s Yangon University
University of Yangon suspends ring road, landscaping projects as students, teachers object to cutting down of trees.
— Irrawaddy

Cuscapi collaborates with Zando Technologies to provide F&B solutions in Myanmar
Point-of-sale systems provider Cuscapi Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zando Technologies Co Ltd to collaborate in offering competitive solutions to end-customers in Myanmar’s food and beverage (F&B) industry.
— The Edge Markets

Three Village Chiefs Shot Dead in Myanmar’s Shan State
Three village chairmen reportedly came to Kyaukme to ask for help to stop the forced recruitment of villagers.
— Irrawaddy

2nd Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session holds 1st-day meeting
At the first-day meeting of the second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday morning Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat delivered an opening remark, oversea trips of Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker and Pyithu Hluttaw representatives were put on record, asterisk marked questions were raised.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

100 Korean businesses want to move from Myanmar to Bangladesh: BEZA
As many as 100 South Korean firms want to relocate their businesses to Bangladesh from Myanmar due to a lack of ‘suitable environment’ for industries in that country, according to the Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority or BEZA.
— BD24 News

14th regular session of Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw commences
The Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw began the first day of its 14th regular session at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Media Twisted Suu Kyi’s Comments on Constitutional Change: NLD
The State Counselor’s remarks on charter change were misinterpreted by Nikkei Asian Review as well as domestic media that ran stories based on the interview, NLD says.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay chief visits Thailand for medical treatment
Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung has sought medical treatment in Thailand and has reportedly appointed Electricity and Construction Minister U Zarni Aung to temporarily take over his duties.
— Myanmar Times

Amyotha Hluttaw discusses infrastructure, housing for civil servants
The Second Amyotha Hluttaw held the first day meeting of its 14th regular session yesterday. Deputy Construction Minister U Kyaw Lin replied to starred questions from five MPs during the session.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar facilitates access for tourists, yachts
The Myanmar government has introduced regulations to make it easier for foreign tourists and superyachts to visit the country, according to Asia Pacific Superyachts.
— The Triton

Incident Handling & CSIRT Management Course conducted at MOI
Ministry of Information is hosting the Incident Handling & Computer Security Incident Response Team Management Course, while cyber security issue has been crucial for the ministries while the country is developing an e-Government system.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

As big powers vie for influence in Myanmar, what are its calculations?
Behind the scenes of this year’s Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) and East Asian summits in Bangkok, the region’s key nations — China, India and Japan — are engaged in a quiet battle for greater influence in Myanmar.
— Today Online

Giants vie for influence in Myanmar
Behind the scenes of this year’s Asean and East Asian summits, currently taking place in Bangkok, the region’s key nations — China, India and Japan — are engaged in a quiet battle for greater influence in Myanmar.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar Artist Khit Bhone Mo’s Deft Touch With Death
The painter Khit Bhone Mo passed away less than two weeks before his exhibition ‘Saffron’ opened at Yangon Book Plaza this month.
— Irrawaddy

Geneva Business School – a door to the business world
With the economy in Myanmar expected to continue growing at a rapid pace next year, the need to build capacity and work skills becomes as important as ever.
— Myanmar Times

Religious objects to be hoisted atop Eternal Peace Pagoda next week
Holy Buddhist objects will be hoisted atop Eternal Peace Pagoda in Dekkhinathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, on full-moon day morning of Tazaungmone which will fall on 11 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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