Myanmar morning news for November 6

Myanmar morning news for November 6
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Myanmar climbs in World Bank’s ease of doing business index
Myanmar improved its ranking on the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report by six positions, coming in 165th place out of 190 countries on the index compared to 171st in the previous.
— Myanmar Times

India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway Project to be extended to Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam
We reiterated our intention to work towards the completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway Project and its extension to Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, said a source from the statement of the 16th ASEAN-India Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt secures release of abducted Indian nationals in Myanmar
The Central government secured the release of five Indian nationals who were allegedly abducted by the Arakan Army in Myanmar.
— Devdiscourse

Plan to speed e-governance through cooperation: Government
Vice President U Myint Swe in his capacity as Chairman of the e-Government Steering Committee addressed the fourth coordination meeting held at Ministry of Transport and Communications in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Prices of Myanmar watermelons plunge as Chinese demand drops
The prices of watermelons, one of Myanmar’s main fruit exports, have experienced a sharp drop due to soft demand from China, according to trade officials.
— Fresh Plaza

Some 2,000 incl Myanmar workers lose jobs as Thai luggage factory closes
About 2,000 workers including Myanmar workers became jobless as their luggage factory near Bangkok of Thailand closed down, according to Hittaing (place to voice complaints) based in Thailand where migrant workers usually come to voice their complaints and grievances.
— Eleven Myanmar

The aviation fuel market gets ready for take-off
Competition is finally coming to the aviation fuel business, with up to three companies planning to take on a state-backed monopoly and (possibly) deliver cheaper airfares for travellers.
— Frontier Myanmar

Newrest expands in Cambodia and Myanmar with EM Food Services acquisition
France-based travel food services specialist Newrest is expanding its business in Cambodia and Myanmar with the acquisition of EM Food Services.

State Counsellor responds to the remarks made by the UN Secretary General on Rakhine issue
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi responded to the remarks made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres regarding the Rakhine issue. She underscored that Myanmar will not shirk its responsibility to take care of the rights and security of all those whom it must protect.
— Eleven Myanmar

New Myanmar-Thai border bridge to spur regional trade
A NEW bridge for heavy commercial vehicles connecting Myanmar and Thailand look set to boost trade links between the two countries.
— New Straits Times

Govt to build more youth training centres
The government will build more training schools for youths who have run afoul of the law, according to U Soe Aung, deputy minister for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
— Myanmar Times

Suu Kyi says Myanmar committed to resolving refugee issue
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has underscored that the country will not shirk its responsibility to take care of the rights and security of people, according to the Foreign Ministry Monday.
— Khmer Times

Myanmar Election Commission Seeks to Abolish Military Polling Stations for 2020 Election
Myanmar’s election commission has proposed draft reforms to Parliament that would let military personnel and their family members cast votes outside military barracks.
— Irrawaddy

Egat talks power trade with Cambodia, Myanmar
The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is planning to talk with power authorities in Cambodia and Myanmar to trade electricity from Thailand at a combined capacity of 500 megawatts.
— Bangkok Post

Yangon University campus ring road project suspended
Yangon University Student Union Chairman Nyi Zaw said that they had a meeting with Higher Education Department Director General Dr. Thein Win on November 4 and approved the suspension of the building of campus ring road inside the Yangon University in the wake of protests against the project.
— Mizzima

Local egg prices drop due to logistical issues
Transportation difficulties have caused the price for a viss (about 1.63 kilogrammes) of chicken eggs to drop by about half, says an industry official.
— Myanmar Times

South Korean firms consider relocating from Myanmar
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, bdnews24 reported.
— Mizzima

AA Releases 25 Hostages, Blames Myanmar Military for Deadly Bombing
The Arakan Army has released 25 civilians abducted from a ferry in Rakhine last week but is still holding an unknown number of security personnel hostage.
— Irrawaddy

Tourist arrivals at Ngwehsaung up 31% this year
The number of local and foreign tourists visiting the Ngwehsaung beach in Ayeyawady Region has risen by 31 per cent this year, according to the Ngwehsaung office of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MPT launches portal, SMS Voting Packs for Myanmar Idol fans
Myanmar operator MPT has introduced the mmidvote portal and Idol Voting Packs. MPT is the official voting partner of the Myanmar Idol show. Participants of Myanmar Idol Season 4 will showcase their talent during the live round where they have to perform weekly in front of a live audience and impress the judges and the voting public.
— Telecompaper

MPT launches Mahar Data Pack
Myanmar operator MPT has introduced the Mahar Data Pack. Customers who take up the operator’s offering will have access to all Myanmar movie content available through the Mahar Mobile App without additional subscription fees.
— Telecompaper

Region unites to eliminate HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria by 2030
Global Fund South East Asia (SEA) region constituency conducted its first regional coordination meeting to identify bottlenecks and measures to tackle cross-border migration issues relating to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Tuberculosis and Malaria in the region last week in Thimphu.
— Eleven Myanmar

13 Killed When Coach Slides off Road in Myanmar’s Mandalay
Two of three coaches taking Buddhist pilgrims from Mon State to Sagaing Region crash, leaving 13 dead and 27 injured.
— Irrawaddy

Trafficked Myanmar woman returned from China
A Myanmar woman trafficked to China seven years ago and who bore four children while in captivity has been returned to her family, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Kachin Medic From Myanmar Working With FBR Killed in Syria
Zau Seng, a Kachin medic and cameraman working with the US-based Free Burma Rangers relief group in Syria, is killed in a mortar strike by Turkish-backed forces.
— Irrawaddy

Vice President U Myint Swe calls for conservation of coastal areas for socioeconomic development
Vice President U Myint Swe stressed the need to focus on environmental conservation for socioeconomic development of the country, to take measures for reducing climate change and to conserve coastal areas with abundant natural resources.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Poll finds civil service retirees prefer to settle down in Yangon
Most of Myanmar’s civil servants want to retire in Yangon, the country’s economic capital, according to a government survey.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung receives Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association Chairman
Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung received Chairman of the Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association Mr Hideo Watanabe at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Former CIA agent talks smuggling video out of Myanmar and working undercover in new memoir
Amaryllis Fox was just 21 years old when, as a student at Georgetown University, she was recruited into the CIA.

Workshop held for poverty eradication, rural development work plan
A workshop on ASEAN Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Work Plan 2021-2025 was held at the Horizon Lake View Resort Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Well-known Myanmar meteorologist Tun Lwin passes away
Myanmar meteorologist Dr Tun Lwin passed away at 6:57 pm on November 4, according to his family.
— Mizzima

Myanmar’s SNLD Condemns Murder of 3 Party Members in Northern Shan State
The Shan National League for Democracy has demanded the authorities act to stop civilian deaths in northern Shan State.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor returns after attending ASEAN summits in BKK
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and delegation arrived back home yesterday morning after attending the 35th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits in Bangkok, Thailand, from 2 to 4 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Flames and fireworks as Myanmar fire balloon fest opens
The gigantic hot air balloon folded into itself and fell in a ball of flames, scattering onlookers below at the beginning of Myanmar’s stunning yet treacherous fire balloon festival.

Myanmar Coffee Specialist Wins ASEAN Business Award
Myanmar’s Genius Coffee has won a regional business prize for a second year running. The founder says he wants to drive up quality to break into the luxury market.
— Irrawaddy

Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session convenes second day meeting
The Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session held its second-day meeting at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday, where a Hluttaw representative who had passed away was remembered, a question and answer session held and the Hluttaw was informed of a receipt of National Records and Archive Bill.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese Envoy Meets Members of Myanmar’s Northern Alliance in Yunnan
Chinese envoy Sun Guoxiang meets Northern Alliance members in Yunnan province, urges continued engagement with peace process, according to TNLA.
— Irrawaddy


Feature photo Mases

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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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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