Myanmar morning news for October 25

Myanmar morning news for October 25
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Myanmar Climbs Six Spots in World Bank Ease of Doing Business Ranking
World Bank cites five areas of improvement as Myanmar climbs six places to 165th in 2020 ease of doing business ranking.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s energy prospects, emergency tenders and renewables
Katie Patterson of Myanmar Energy Monitor talks to The Myanmar Times about the impact of Myanmar’s electricity tariff hikes, next year’s blackout risks, the potential of renewables and the sector’s investment prospects
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar reaffirms commitment to work with UN in nation-building efforts
Myanmar President U Win Myint on Thursday reaffirmed the country’s commitment to work with the United Nations in nation-building efforts.

PwC Myanmar launches new digitally-enabled office in Yangon
PwC leaders from around Asia have come together to celebrate the launch of a new digitally-enabled office for PwC’s Myanmar member, taking the occasion to reflect on the growth of the local practice over the past seven years.
— Consultancy

Myanmar to Open Trading to Foreign Nationals in Phases
The SECM has decided to open the stock market only to foreign nationals living in Myanmar for the time being, but a new board planned for Q3 2020 will reportedly allow foreigners to trade freely.
— Regulation Asia

Rohingya crisis redraws fault lines in Myanmar politics
The Rohingya crisis that has infuriated many abroad has defied Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s efforts to resolve it, in part because of an unusual alignment of the public and the military that leaves her with few options.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Bank loosens repayment period for farmers
Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) has announced that it will extend the repayment period for its agricultural loans for the winter crop season by next three months for the convenience of farmers.
— Myanmar Times

The US wants investments in Myanmar
Companies in the US will be encouraged to discover investing in Myanmar, US-ASEAN Business Council CEO Mr. Alexandar C Feldman stated during a meeting between a delegation from the council and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI ) in Yangon on Monday.
— It Technology News 24

Kinan to open training facility in Thilawa SEZ
Japanese construction machinery leasing firm Kinan Corp. will launch a full-fledged training business for operators in Myanmar to utilize its inactive machines in the off-season, The Mainichi reported.
— Mizzima

‘Expired’ drugs can still be used to good effect
Please do not destroy out of date drugs, they can be sent to Myanmar, Rwanda or Laos.
— Cyprus Mail

Illegal wildlife trade goes high-tech
Name it and you can have it: monkey, bear, snake, turtle, birds, bear bile, and wildlife parts.
— Myanmar Times

Can sex ed counter rape in Myanmar?
Only a few months ago, Myanmar was shocked with news of the rape of a three-year-old girl who has since been given the pseudonym “Victoria”. Victoria was raped at a private nursery home in May. Then in September, she was able to testify through a video conference and identify her rapist.
— The Asean post

Rohingya boys stuck in limbo in Myanmar capital
Rohingya boys in Myanmar’s biggest youth rehabilitation center travel to Yangon, then foreign country without valid papers
— AA

Success, challenges and difficulties and crisis of NCA need reviewing
We need to review the success, challenges and difficulties and crisis of the four-year old Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), said Colonel Sai Ngin, the team leader of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement – Signatory, Ethnic Armed Organizations, the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (NCA-S EAO UPDJC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Nearly three million new eligible voters added to the list
The number of eligible voters for 2020 General Election has increased by nearly three million compared with the figures in 2015 General Election, according to the Union Election Commission (UEC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon audit report may be submitted to MPs next month
The 2018 Auditor General Report may be submitted to the Yangon parliament when it re-opens in November, a regional legislator said on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Amnesty International has gathered fresh evidence that the Myanmar military is continuing to commit atrocities against ethnic minorities in the north of the country, with civilians bearing the brunt of offensives against multiple armed groups.
— Amnesty usa

29 more displaced people return to Myanmar from Bangladesh
Twenty-nine more displaced people have returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh as the second group back on their own volition, according to the immigration authorities Thursday.
— Xinhua

AA leader’s brother-in-law faces terrorism charge
Police have filed a terrorism complaint against the brother-in-law of the leader of the Arakan Army (AA) for allegedly providing financial support to the ethnic armed group, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

More stimulants seized in Shan State
Myanmar authorities have seized a large number of stimulants worth 700 million kyats (466,600 U.S. dollars) in Shan state, according to a release of the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar men condemned for British deaths seek royal clemency
The families of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the brutal murders of two British tourists in Thailand in 2014 have appealed to the Thai king to spare their lives.
— Washington Post

MOALI, Norway’s Yara International ASA discuss development of agriculture in Myanmar
Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, held talks with officals of the Yara International headquarters in Oslo, Norway, on 22 October over development of agro sector in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fierce competition in Myanmar’s telecoms sector after gold rush
OOREDOO provides “Myanmar’s quickest mobile network”, whereas Telenor owns “the nation’s largest network”.
— Amarketjournal

Myanmar reaffirms cooperation with the Special Envoy in finding sustainable solution for the issue of Rakhine State
The Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations reaffirmed Myanmar’s commitment to address the Rakhine State issues with goodwill, in cooperation with the Special Envoy as well as friends near and far during the introductory session of the Report of the Secretary-General on Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s UN Ambassador Rejects Damning Rohingya Rights Report
Ambassador U Hau Do Suan says the international community is unfairly targeting Myanmar over Rakhine State abuses.
— Irrawaddy

Mothers of two Myanmar migrants sentenced to death for murdering two British backpackers on a beach on ‘death island’ Koh Tao submit plea for clemency from Thai king
The mothers of two migrants sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers in Thailand have submitted a plea for clemency.
— Daily Mail

Yangon Region Govt Hides From Scrutiny at ‘Friendly’ Press Conference
The Yangon regional government took another significant step away from transparency on Tuesday, excluding media deemed unfriendly from an official press conference.
— Irrawaddy

Constitutional amendments unlikely to happen until after 2020 – State Counsellor
Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said amending the constitution is needed for Myanmar to transition to a “complete democracy,” but is unlikely to happen before next year’s election, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review.
— Mizzima

2 traffic accidents occured at the same highway in Myanmar, leaving 5 dead
Four people including two children were killed on Thursday with five others injured in a car crash on Myanmar’s highway, said a release from the Office of the Highway Police.
— Xinhua

State Counsellor returns from Japan after attending emperor’s enthronement
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who attended the enthronement ceremony of the emperor of Japan held in Tokyo, left Japan on Air Nippon Airways for Yangon at local standard time 11:30 am yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Saudia 787 Loses Right Engine Over Myanmar – Makes Emergency Landing
A Saudia 787 has run into engine problems en route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and has been forced to land in Bangladesh. A Boeing 777-300ER was sent to pick up the passengers and delivered them home the following day.
— Simple Flying

Workshop discusses role of constitutional tribunal in democracy transition
The Constitutional Tribunal of the Union and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance ( International IDEA) Myanmar organized a workshop titled “The Chilean Transition to Democracy through Constitution Building Process and the Role of Constitution Tribunal” at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning to share knowledge.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Service is key to top spot in market: Samsung Myanmar
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, the world’s leading manufacturer of smartphones and home appliances, has secured a firm foothold in Myanmar and is determined to become part of the country’s march to economic development.
— Myanmar Times

Amnesty denounces war crimes in Myanmar
Amnesty International has accused the Myanmar army of committing new war crimes against civilians in northern Shan state, where it is engaged in a conflict with various ethnic armed groups.
— Camden Advertiser

Mon Soldier Killed in Fighting One Day After Peace Agreement
Mon and Karen ethnic armed groups clashed in Ye Township on Wednesday, one day after the two sides agreed to stop the violence and pursue a ceasefire.
— Irrawaddy

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 49/2019
Meeting 49/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Moe Yun Gyi Lake hosts World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day -2019 (WMBD) was held at the Basic Education High School in Pyinbon Gyi village, Moe Yun Gyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary which is a Ramsar region in Bago Region on October 22nd.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Hosts First Major Art Auction
In a bid to boost Yangon’s reputation as an art hub, a major auction has showcased the work of Myanmar’s artists.
— Irrawaddy

MPF Chief returns from overseas police conferences
The Chief of Myanmar Police Force, Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo, returned from police conferences held in Chile and the Republic of Korea.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tainted Ice Cream Sends Dozens to Hospital in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region
Thirty-four students went to the hospital with what appeared to be food poisoning after eating ice cream sold by a local producer in Ayeyarwady Region on Tuesday.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Development Information Day, October 24.


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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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