Myanmar morning news for November 7

Myanmar morning news for November 7
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Myanmar State Firm Signs Deal to Buy Electricity From Strategic Chinese Project in Rakhine
Myanmar’s state-owned Electric Power Generation signs purchase agreement with power plant being developed by Myanmar-China joint venture in Rakhine State’s Kyaukphyu.
— Irrawaddy

CMP businesses import raw materials worth over $160m in one month
CMP businesses have imported raw materials worth over US$160 million over a month this fiscal year that started in October 1, exceeding over US$12 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Tensions High in Eastern Shan After Myanmar Military Pushes Stricter Security Checks
Attempts by the military to tighten security in Shan State have strained relations among the military, the United Wa State Army and the National Democratic Alliance Army.
— Irrawaddy

Muse economic zone to start implementation after agreement with China
Muse economic zone, one of three Myanmar-China economic cooperation zones, will start an implementation after signing the framework agreement by China, said Deputy Minister Aung Htoo of the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Comparing Myanmar and North Korea’s resentful reliance on China
Myanmar and North Korea were long known as Asia’s ‘pariah states’ — internationally sanctioned and ostracised for human rights violations, authoritarian repression and, in North Korea’s case, persistent efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
— East Asia Forum

Economic indicators show previously ailing economy now on path of growth: Hammad Azhar
Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar on Tuesday said the PTI government had not only uplifted the ailing economy but also virtually put it on a path of growth as clearly shown by various economic indicators.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Police Interrogate 21 Hostages Freed by AA
Rakhine lawmakers are raising questions about authorities’ decision to detain and interrogate 21 civilians taken hostage by the Arakan Army after they were freed Tuesday.
— Irrawaddy

Businesses bear with rising electricity bills in hopes of better supply next year
Myanmar’s electricity tariff hike has led shops and restaurants in Yangon to cut back on electricity consumption, and local business owners are betting that the government will be able to plug the shortfall next summer.
— Myanmar Times

Ambassador Hau Do Suan strongly rejects not only ICC’s ruling of 6 but also related proposal
My delegation wishes to state that Myanmar’s participation in the debate of this Agenda Item shall not be, in anyway, construed as Myanmar’s recognition of the International Criminal Court (ICC) nor the Court’s jurisdiction over my country, Myanmar, which is not a party to the Rome Statue.
— Eleven Myanmar

Crabs imported from Myanmar sold in China’s Yunnan
Crabs imported from Myanmar are served at a restaurant in Mangshi City, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Nov. 5, 2019.
— Xinhua

Dawei SEZ draws investor interest, but lacks infrastructure
Businesses from China, Thailand, Korea and Japan, including those from the power and logistics sectors, have said they are keen to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi, which is near the Thai border.
— Myanmar times

Japan is keen to do business for development of Taninthayi
Japan is keen on businesses for the development of the whole Taninthayi Region including Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and are now carrying out research into the project, says Aung Htoo, Deputy Minister of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

China donates cash assistance for peace process in Myanmar
China donated cash assistance of 400,000 U.S. dollars to be used in Myanmar government’s peace process on Wednesday morning in Nay Pyi Taw.
— Xinhua

Education initiative reaches over 1 million disadvantaged children in Myanmar
A high-level government ceremony in Sittwe, Rakhine State, marked the end of the Building on Quality Basic Education Programme (BoQBEP), which has benefitted over one million children nationwide, reaching some for the first time.
— Reliefweb

New road project in Chin set to start next year
Work on a new road project in Chin State funded by a World Bank loan will begin next October, a state official has announced.
— Myanmar Times

VP U Henry Van Thio emphasizes systematic land management to realize MSDP
Systematic land management is required in implementing the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030), said National Land Use Council Chairman and Vice President U Henry Van Thio during the fourth coordination meeting of the council held at the Ingyin Hall of Forest Department of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in Nay Pyi.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Proposal tabled for soldiers to vote outside of camps in Myanmar
CHANGES have been proposed to allow soldiers and their family members cast votes outside of military camps during elections in Myanmar.
— New Straits Times

NLD Lawmaker Asks Why Myanmar’s Fugitives Can Evade Justice
NLD MP U Tun Tun Oo says influential and wealthy suspects ignore arrest warrants and go into hiding, undermining the rule of law.
— Irrawaddy

Local nonprofit provides medical training in Myanmar
Earth Mission Asia, a Siloam Springs-based nonprofit, is growing and working towards graduating its first class of physicians’ assistant students who will provide medical care in remote areas of Myanmar, also known as Burma.
— Nwa Online

Ten youths appointed to tell locals about protecting Inle Lake
A local non-governmental organisation has tapped a number of young adults to help in the conservation of Inle Lake in Shan State as part of its environmental protection and sustainable lake management programme.
— Myanmar times

Drug Addiction Rises in Myanmar’s Kachin State
The clanking sound of leg irons shackled around the ankles of the unwilling patients signals the arrival of a small group of heroin addicts at the mess hall located inside a fortified Pat Ja San compound near Laiza in Myanmar’s Kachin state, located in the country’s north along the border with China.

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hears agriculture ministry’s use of emergency funds
During the second-day meeting of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 14th regular session yesterday, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation explained their use of over K3 billion from the Union emergency fund, and MPs debated a proposed loan of US$100 million from IDA for the Ministry of Education’s project for inclusive quality education.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar troopers drive out around 300 NSCN-IM cadres from their soil
Around 300 armed cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Issak Muivah) (NSCN-IM) which have been camping at a forest under the Lesi Township in Myanmar have been driven out by a large number of Myanmar Army on Monday evening.
— e-pao

Indonesia Press Council visits office of its Myanmar counterpart
Delegation members of Indonesia Press Council and UNESCO officials visited the headquarters of Myanmar Press Council in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Keys to Building Trust and Achieving Peace Are in the Myanmar Military’s Hands
Various international models are available, but one way or another the Myanmar military must address the demands of ethnic minorities if the country is to achieve peace.
— Irrawaddy

Workshop to improve Myanmar to English translation
With Myanmar businesses, organisations, governments and individuals becoming more connected with the outside world, the need for reliable translation services has increased.
— Myanmar Times

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the President Message of Greetings from President U Win Myint sent on the occasion of the 64th Anniversary celebrations of Kayin State Day
Dear esteemed ethnic brothers and sisters living in Kayin State, I send this message of greetings today to all ethnic brothers and sisters living in Kayin state to be blessed with auspiciousness and good fortune.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

PPB associate Wilmar to build largest rice mill in Myanmar economic zone
PPB Group Bhd’s 18.5%-owned associate Wilmar International Ltd will build the largest rice mill in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone to capitalise on Myanmar’s economic growth, Eleven Media Group Co Ltd reported, quoting Wilmar International chairman and chief executive officer Kuok Khoon Hong.
— The Edge Market

13 killed, 25 injured in bus crash in Myanmar’s central region
Thirteen people were killed on the spot with 25 others injured in a mishap which involved two buses in Myanmar’s Mandalay region, according to the Information Ministry on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

President inspects Attayan Bridge (Sabel Gu) in Mon State
President U Win Myint visited the construction site of the Attayan Bridge (Sabel Gu) over the Attayan River and the Death Railway Museum in Thanbyuzayat, Mon State, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Silver Spitfire comes to Myanmar
The veteran of many World War II battles reached our local shores via Thailand on October 31, after visiting over 20 countries.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor receives Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received Mr Kreso Glavac, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia who has completed his tour of duty in Myanmar at 10:30 am on 6 November 2019 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Digital payment system picks up
With the launch of various electronic banking channels, the use of paper-based banking instruments have declined by at least 28 percent, both in the number and value of transactions.
— Eleven 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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