Myanmar morning news for October 10

Myanmar morning news for October 10

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar looks to legalize its informal economy
Myanmar aims to mobilize funds hidden in its vast informal economy through a tax amnesty, a controversial bid to galvanize new investment and business activity in the nation’s stalling economy.
— Asia Times

Vague criteria on tax-deductible donations raise corruption worries
The Myanmar government’s vague regulations regarding tax-deductible company donations, increasing risks of corruption.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to Appeal to Thai King on Behalf of 2 Death Row Convicts on Oct. 21
Myanmar will this month submit a letter of appeal seeking a Thai royal pardon for two Myanmar workers, Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin, who were controversially sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in Bangkok for killing two British backpackers.
— The Irrawaddy

MPT receives licence to launch payment service
State-owned MPT, the largest mobile operator in Myanmar, received clearance to launch a mobile money service almost 18 months after initially unveiling its plan.
— Mobile World Live

Myanmar earns US$691 M from rice export in 2018-19 FY
Myanmar earned over US$691 million from 2.29 million tons of rice and broken rice export within 11 months of 2018-19 FY and about 73 per cent of total rice export is exported through maritime trade, according to Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— Eleven Myanmar

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MNA transported over 1.7m air passengers in 2018
The State-owned Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) transported over 1.7 million air passengers in 2018.
— Eleven Myanmar

U.S. Celebrates Private Sector Growth in Myanmar’s Agriculture Sector
The United States and Myanmar partners celebrated achievements in Myanmar’s melon, sesame, coffee, ginger, and soybean sectors at the #MarketNext event yesterday, according to a press release.
— Mizzima

Automatic Identification System to be introduced for maritime security
Myanmar is set to install automatic identification system (AIS) on its coastal and fishing vessels to ensure maritime security, according to the Department of Marine Administration (DMA), Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

MR to provide Yangon-Mandalay special down and up train during Thadingyut holidays
Myanma Railways is going to provide special up and down train service from Yangon to Mandalay during the days of Thadingyut holidays.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myat Myittar Mon attempts to enter aviation fuel business
Myat Myittar Mon Company, which imports petrol and operate petrol stations in Myanmar, wants to expand into the business of importing, storing and distributing aviation fuel, or jet fuel, its managing director, U Win Myint, told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar: Rohingya Jailed for Traveling
Myanmar authorities should immediately release 30 Rohingya Muslims detained for attempting to travel from Rakhine State to the city of Yangon, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human right watch

Less flood damage to local paddy fields this year: MOALI
Over 600,000 acres of paddy fields were flooded during the monsoon season this year, out of which 130,000 acres, or just 21 percent, were damaged, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI).
— Myanmar Times

Legendary Chang Beer now Brewed & Served Fresh in Myanmar
Beer lovers are in for a treat as local production of Chang Lager Beer begins at the new state-of-the-art brewery, with the launch of nationwide distribution seeing products hit the shelves this week.
— Mizzima

Myanmar coffee producers seek to expand export markets
US and Myanmar partners celebrated achievements in Myanmar’s coffee and other agriculture sectors in Yangon Tuesday at an event marking the end of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Value Chains for Rural Development project, under which USAID invested $27 million from 2014-2019.
— Myanmar Times

Ooredoo Myanmar starts digital literacy training programme with Google
Ooredoo Myanmar has signed a partnership agreement with Google Asia Pacific.
— Telecompaper

Letter: Myanmar Investments is a business strategy failure
Your story “Myanmar Investments: another corporate casualty of Myanmar’s ‘harsh realities’” highlighted how different investors perceive the challenges in the Myanmar market.
— Myanmar Times

Discord and manoeuvring over ‘national security’
The reluctance of the government to convene the powerful National Defence and Security Council has attracted the ire of the Tatmadaw and the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party.
— Frontier Myanmar

Six AA suspects face trial in Mandalay court
Three suspected Arakan Army (AA) members and three suspected supporters of the ethnic armed group were charged in court on Tuesday with violating the country’s terrorism law for possession of bomb-making materials and high-tech communications equipment.
— Myanmar Times

Gov’t, public dislike gold price manipulation: Dy Minister
The government and the public dislike gold price manipulation which destabilizes the commodity prices, said Deputy Commerce Minister Aung Htoo.
— Eleven Myanmar

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National Nutrition Steering Committee discusses five-year action plan
The second coordination meeting of National Nutrition Steering Committee was held at the Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

VP U Henry Van Thio calls for public-private cooperation to promote sugar, marine industries
Vice President U Henry Van Thio suggested the state-departments and the private sector to work together in promoting sugar and marine products industries in line with the existing laws and regulations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Feature: Local handmade lantern market getting popular ahead of Myanmar’s lighting festival
Handmade lanterns are earning high demand in the local market ahead of the upcoming Myanmar’s traditional Thadingyut Lighting Festival which will fall on Oct. 13.
— Xinhua

Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State holds coordination meeting
The Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State led by Chairman of the committee and Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Aye Tha Aung holds a coordination meeting at the Amyotha Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How China Pushes Its Agenda In Myanmar Media
The plight of thousands of women from Kachin and Shan states trafficked into forced marriages in China has attracted global attention, with numerous major news outlets and human rights groups covering the crisis.
— Myanmar Now

Mandalay says it lit up more than 2000 villages since 2016
Mandalay Region has lit up more than 2000 villages since 2016, said U Zarni Aung, regional minister for Electricity, Energy and Construction.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar highlights support for humanitarian assistance in annual ExCom plenary session
A Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr Win Myat Aye, attended the 70th Annual Plenary Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme (ExCom), held at the UN assembly hall, in Geneva, Switzerland, on the morning of 7 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Workers Say Myanmar Factory Closure Suspicious, Demand Jobs Back
A group of about 30 people, including striking factory workers, their family members and other supporters, have been protesting outside the Chinese-owned Sky Man steel factory in the Myaungdaka Industrial Zone in Yangon Region’s Hmawbi Township since Oct. 1, demanding the workers be reinstated after the factory abruptly announced its closure.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for Information receives UNESCO Regional representative
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint received Ms Min Jeong Kim, Regional Representative of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN May Not Have Enough Money to Pay Staff, Secretary-General Says
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns member states the world body is struggling to pay its bills.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe arrives back after attending the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
Leader of the Myanmar Delegation and Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe arrived back in Yangon on 9 October 2019 after attending the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York, and paying an official visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Anti-Corruption Commission launches trial run of CPU toolkits
The Anti-Corruption Commission organized a ceremony to test the corruption prevention unit toolkit (CPU toolkit) at Nay Pyi Taw’s Kempinski Hotel yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three Myanmar Soldiers Killed as TNLA Attacks Army Convoy in Northern Shan State
TNLA attack on army trucks kills three soldiers, wounds three; armed group says convoy was heading into its zone; seven civilians suffer minor injuries, lawmaker says.
— Irrawaddy

A farmer fled violence in Myanmar to start over in Atlanta. After a destructive flood, he’s starting over again.
By mid-June, most of the greens at Bamboo Creek Farm had gone to seed. Left untended, heads of dinosaur kale and heirloom lettuce sent up scraggly, flower-crowned stalks toward the sky, rendering their own leaves too bitter to sell or eat.
— Atlanta Magazine

Ministry of Transport and Communications celebrates 2019 World Post Day
The 2019 World Post Day was celebrated at the meeting hall of Ministry of Transport and Communications in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Government of Myanmar’s Chin State Asks for Help Finding Missing Civilians
The Chin State government is asking Myanmar’s peace negotiating team for help as accusations mount against the Arakan Army over civilian disappearances.
— Irrawaddy

Registration opened for Ruili-Muse International Marathon
Runners will soon have the chance to run a marathon between China and Myanmar at the 2019 Ruili China and Muse Myanmar International Marathon, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

MOLIP, ILO-Luxembourg Project discuss medical reform in social health protection
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population held talks with the ILO-Luxembourg Project about the medical reform program for social health protection in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

When a North Korean Bombing Rocked Yangon
On this day in 1983, a South Korean president on a visit to Yangon survived an assassination attempt that severed diplomatic ties between Pyongyang and the Myanmar government.
— Irrawaddy

Participants at an MTCC-Asia region workshop held in Yangon, Myanmar at the start of this month learned that 15 demonstration ships in the Asia region have, to date, provided 68,517 sets of data relating to ship fuel consumption and ship optimum trim.
— Bunkerspot


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Post Day, October 9.


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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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