Myanmar morning news for October 28

Myanmar morning news for October 28
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Myanmar army sinks boats with kidnapped troops, many feared dead
Myanmar’s army sunk several boats carrying dozens of soldiers and police officers taken hostage by rebels in the restive western Rakhine state, the Arakan Army said on Sunday, adding that many had died.

Rights group casts doubt on island relocation plan for refugees
A global rights group has cast doubt on Bangladesh’s claims that thousands of Rohingya refugees are ready to move to a new island site that critics say is prone to natural disasters.
— Mizzima

Ayeyawaddy Region minister urges business people to do investment in the region
Ayeyawaddy Region Chief Minister Hla Moe Aung urges invites local and foreign business people to do business in the region which is one of the important regions in Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

US senators mull more pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation
After visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar that hosted over 1.1 million forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, New York State Senators are planning to ask their federal colleagues to put more efforts in ensuring sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh.
— The Daily Star

Myanmar produces 30 m tons of paddy in 2018-19 FY
In 2018-19 fiscal year, around 17.9 million acres of monsoon paddy were grown and paddy production was around 30 million tons of paddy, said Dr. Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Efforts should be made to produce marketable products
Myanmar needs to produce marketable products which can penetrate local and international markets as the ministry is working to reduce imports and increase exports, said Aung Soe, Permanent Secretary of the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

About $880m earned from maritime trade in two week this FY
Maritime export earnings have reached about US$880 million over two weeks of the current 2019-2020 fiscal year, exceeding over US$17 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to figures from the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chinese airlines launches direct flight between Yangon, Dehong
Chinese Ruili Airlines launched direct flight on Sunday between Myanmar’s Yangon and Dehong, an autonomous prefecture located in southwestern China’s Yunnan province.
— Xinhua

Yangon Amata Smart and Eco City project to be implemented
Hong Kong-based Yangon Amata Smart and Eco City Ltd will implement a Smart and Eco City project with an investment of US$274.68 million on 2,000 acres of land near Laydaunkkan Village between East Dagon and South Dagon townships in Yangon Region, according to Myanmar Investment Commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung attends ASEAN ministers meeting on telecoms, IT
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Than Sin Maung attended the 19th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings (TELMIN) in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on 24 and 25 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar rebels say government attacked personnel they abducted
An ethnic guerrilla army in Myanmar said Sunday that some of the several dozen soldiers, police and civilian officials it abducted from a ferry were killed in a subsequent attack by government helicopters.
— The Japan Times

Border trade value in two weeks of this FY reaches over $230m
Border trade value reached over US$230 million in two weeks of this fiscal year exceeding over US$70 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to figures from the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rights group casts doubt on Rohingya island relocation
A global rights group cast doubt Friday on Bangladesh’s claims that thousands of Rohingya refugees are ready to move to a new island site that critics say is prone to natural disasters.
— Frontier Myanmar

From Myanmar, with blood: The Singaporean fighting tradition to take the martial art of lethwei to the world
The young men – some just boys – are lean and muscular. Sweat drips off them as they jostle and jab in the fading light.

Myanmar Objects to Bangladeshi Minister’s Remarks Over Rohingya at NAM Meeting
International Cooperation Minister U Kyaw Tin strongly objected to Bangladesh’s labeling of the Rakhine issue as ethnic cleansing and genocide during a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku.
— Irrawaddy

E-commerce threat for Myanmar’s jade
As if human rights abuses, corruption charges and deadly landslides haven’t hurt the industry enough, Myanmar’s multi-billion-dollar jade and gemstone industry now has to deal with the challenges of e-commerce.
— The Asean post

Tatmadaw rescues 14 abductees from AA group
Tatmadaw transport and armed helicopters managed to rescue 14 persons in hours after some people were abducted by AA armed group, according to the report of the Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN mission head says risk of genocide recurring in Myanmar
The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission on Myanmar warned Tuesday that “there is a serious risk of genocide recurring” against the estimated 600,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority still living in the country.
— Chicago Tribune

Chief minister’s intervention ends garment workers sit-in protest
Hundreds of striking workers ended a sit-in protest outside the Yangon regional government compound in Ahlone Township on October 23 following the intervention of Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine: Army
Ethnic Rakhine rebels took more than 40 police officers and soldiers hostage in a brazen raid on a ferry on Saturday (Oct 26), Myanmar’s military said, the latest flare-up in the restive western region.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia, Myanmar Celebrate 70 Years of Diplomatic Ties
Indonesia and Myanmar celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations by holding a diplomatic reception and a food festival at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon.
— Tempo

UBP won’t intend to take part in constituencies having more than half of ethnic people
The Union Betterment Party, which was founded by Ex-general and former Lower House Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, will not intend to participate in the constituencies where more than half of ethnic people are residing, said Tin Maung Oo, an organizing in-charge of the UBP representing Yangon Region.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar rebels say army killed hostages
Myanmar’s army sunk boats carrying dozens of soldiers and police officers taken hostage by rebels in the restive western Rakhine state, the Arakan Army says, adding that many had died.
— Adelaide now

MOE, YUEco jointly conduct business, public administration master’s degree programmes
The Ministry of Education’s headquarters and the Yangon University of Economics jointly conduct the two-year programmes for master’s degree of business administration and public administration.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Arakan Army Trains Fighters to Oppose Myanmar’s Military
In Myanmar, several hundred young people kick up dirt as they run early one morning along a dusty path. They are preparing to join groups such as the Arakan Army (AA), which operates training camps in the northern state of Kachin.

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin delivers Statement at 18th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin participated at the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 25 to 26 October 2019 and delivered a statement in the debate of the Summit on 26 October 2019 calling for the need for all member states to safeguard and abide by the.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

US Assistant Secretary set to visit Myanmar on Asia tour
US Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell will visit Tokyo, Rangoon, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Seoul, and Beijing, October 24 to November 7, according to a press release from the.
— Mizzima

Government discusses resettlement programme for displaced civilians in Rakhine
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held a coordination meeting at the building of Rakhine State government yesterday to provide humanitarian aid to the civilians who fled their homes due to armed conflicts in Rakhine State and the resettlement of internally displaced persons from the Maungtaw violence in 2017.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Poppy production and growing declines
Poppy growing area declined by over nine per cent and the poppy production, by over five per cent nationwide, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar on the cusp of another revolution – but this time it’s about wine
There’s a reason the world’s best wines are produced in France, California, and the handful of other sun-kissed regions we all know and love. It’s because they’re the only places with the kind of climate, soil and culture needed to grow great vines.
— Irish Times

AA abducts border police members, passengers in Rakhine
The Arakan Army (AA) abducted police members and some passengers from a vessel heading from Sittwe to Buthidaung Township, in Yathaedaung Township in Rakhine State, on the morning of October 26.
— Eleven Myanmar

Leaders, representatives of EAOs arrive in Nay Pyi Taw to attend NCA anniversary
The leaders and representatives of Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) arrived in Nay Pyi Taw to attend the anniversary of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Stray Myanmar Artillery Injures Villagers in Northern Shan State
A mother and her 12-year-old daughter were wounded by artillery in Kutkai Township, northern Shan State, amid fighting between Myanmar’s army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).
— Reliefweb

Cattle prices slump in Magway as China market ‘collapses’
Cattle traders at Myothit cattle market in Magway Region said that cattle prices had slumped as the cattle market in China had collapsed.
— Mizzima

Farmers in Phruso learn tea leave techniques
Over 80 ethnic farmers in Phruso have learnt about tea leave production processes at the Hoyar-Biyar border development camp in Phruso yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Revamping school in Myanmar
Members of KB Kookmin Card’s management and labor pose after taking part in a week-long volunteer program held in Shwepyithar, in the outskirts of Yangon in Myanmar, Oct. 26.
— Korea Times

Library law, development, challenges discussed
Officials from MoI and the literary sector organized a workshop to review the Public Library Law at UMFCCI, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ASEAN-China Centre Secretary-General and media group visits Mizzima
ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) Secretary-General Mr. Chen Dehai led a Chinese media delegation to visit Myanmar, visiting Mizzima Media Office on October 24.
— Mizzima

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye meets with Rakhine Coordination Committee, UN agencies
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held a meeting with the Rakhine Coordination Committee and UN agencies at the meeting hall of the state government yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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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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