Myanmar morning news for October 29

Myanmar morning news for October 29

Myanmar morning news

Deaths reported after rebels abduct dozens in Myanmar’s Rakhine
Arakan Army rebel group says three military helicopters attacked three boats carrying kidnapped troops and two sank.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar rushes power plant projects to avoid more blackouts
Myanmar’s government is trying to address the country’s worsening power shortage, aiming to add 1,072 megawatts of new electricity generating capacity ahead of elections in late 2020.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Asean must take a stand for the Rohingya
As regional leaders arrive in Bangkok this week to attend the Asean Summit, there will yet again be an elephant in the room: the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
— The Straits Times

Construction machinery leasing firm to train operators in Myanmar
Japanese construction machinery leasing firm Kinan Corp will launch a full-fledged training business for operators in Myanmar to utilise its inactive machinery in the off-season.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to launch card payment system with buses in Yangon by year-end
Myanmar’s Yangon Bus Service (YBS) will implement a card payment system to replace the present cash box system to facilitate passengers in taking buses by the end of this year.
— Xinhua

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US$5 million drug haul as Rohingya detained in Bangladesh
Bangladesh police arrested a Rohingya man with $5 million of methamphetamine pills in their biggest narcotics haul this year, officials said Monday.

Govt officially discloses results of energy tender after delay
Myanmar’s Ministry of Energy and Electricity has finally disclosed the tender results for five emergency power projects, one and a half months after issuing the letters of acceptance and following earlier Myanmar Times reports.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar says 14 hostages freed in attacks on Rakhine rebels
Out of more than 50 abducted by Arakan Army on Saturday, 14 have been rescued; a combined air and land operation underway to free the rest, the government army says.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar seeks Thai help in arrest of fugitive gold mining executive
Myanmar will seek the help of Thai law enforcement officials to arrest a gold mining executive who fled to the kingdom after he fled an arrest warrant for allegedly violating a government order to stop extraction of precious metal in his concession.
— Myanmar Times

Flight launched between Yangon and Dehong
Chinese Ruili Airlines launched direct flights on Sunday between Yangon and Dehong, an autonomous prefecture located in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Next bidding round expected in January, retired official says
Myanmar is expected to call the next bidding round in January 2020 after passing the draft oil and gas law, said a retired senior official.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar state counselor stresses flexibility, broad-mindedness in achieving peace, emergence of federal union
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday stressed the need to have flexibility and broadmindedness in achieving genuine peace and emergence of a federal union.
— Xinhua

4 Reasons Yangon should be your next travel destination
We sincerely hope you’ve been having a productive 2019 because time certainly flies.
— Coconuts

Ruili Airlines adds Myanmar flight
Kunming-based Ruili Airlines started a new service to Yangon in Myanmar this week from Mangshi the main city in a region in southwest Yunnan province, China, that shares a 68 km border with Myanmar.
— TTR Weekly

No deal: NLD prepares to go it alone in 2020
The recent formation of an ethnic affairs committee shows the National League for Democracy plans to compete with ethnic minority parties in next year’s general election.
— Frontier Myanmar

Conflicting claims over Myanmar probe team’s visit to Bangladesh
While Myanmar has recently claimed that its evidence collection team was waiting for Bangladesh’s approval to visit Cox’s Bazar, the later said Myanmar has made no formal request for such team visit approval in the first place
— Dhaka Tribune

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 Independent

Vietnam advance to Asian futsal championship after Myanmar victory
The Vietnamese futsal team snatched a 7-3 victory against Myanmar at the Southeast Asia championship Sunday, winning a ticket to the 2020 Asian tournament.
— VnExpress

Yangon Secretariat opened to public
The Yangon Secretariat, a colonial-era landmark located on the Thein Phyu Road in Yangon, has finally been opened for visitors, said U Phyo Min Thein, the Chief Minister of Yangon Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Rare earths prices lower on weak demand and increase in Myanmar imports
Prices of dysprosium oxide tumbled 5.28% last week, as the price cut by China Southern Rare Earth Group further dented market sentiment, which had been rattled by continued weakness in demand and the recovery of customs clearance for imports from Myanmar in late September.
— Metal

4th anniversary of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement celebrated in Nay Pyi Taw
The 4th anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement was celebrated at the Myanmar International Convention Center II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Local start-ups think globally
Having established a firm foothold in the local market, a rising number of home-grown start-ups are expanding beyond Myanmar in an effort to grow and make a name for the country on the global stage.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism gathers support of Japan for travel sector development
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung led a delegation to attend Tourism Expo Japan 2019 and the 3rd Tourism Ministers Roundtable Discussion from 24 to 27 October, upon the invitation of the head of World Tourism Organization and JATA Tourism Expo Secretary.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay gems sale enters final two days
About 5000 local and foreign gem traders are selling raw jade, finished products and jewellery at the Mandalay Gems Emporium, which ends on Tuesday, said U Kyaw Zaw Aung, chair of the organising committee.
— Myanmar Times

EAO leaders arrive for NCA anniversary
The leaders and representatives of Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) arrived in Nay Pyi Taw to attend the 4th anniversary of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), state media reported.
— Mizzima

NRPC Chairperson receives KNU delegation
Chairperson of National Reconciliation and Peace Center and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received Karen National Union Chairman Saw Mutu Say Poe and delegation at the parlour of the Myanmar International Convention Center II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay students protest distance-learning changes
Mandalay students are protesting against a plan by the Ministry of Education to divide in half the current 10-day classes for students enrolled in distance learning.
— Myanmar Times

Take step forward to build a federal democratic union
There would be no denying that peace is most desired by the people of Myanmar, which has been experiencing armed conflicts since it gained independence in 1948.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister for Information attends Tokyo International Film Festival
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint and delegation visited Kamakura Film Museum on 27 October afternoon and observed the books on filmography presented there.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Marriott to fly Westin flag in Yangon
Marriott International Inc has signed a landmark agreement with Myanmar’s leading property developer, Yoma Land, to bring the Westin brand to Myanmar in late 2021.
— TTR Weekly

Asean must take a stand for the Rohingya
As regional leaders arrive in Bangkok this week to attend the Asean Summit, there will yet again be an elephant in the room: the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
— The Straits Times

Myanmar holds event, calls for peace with rebels
Myanmar has held an event to call for a peaceful end to conflicts between government forces and militant ethnic groups in the country.
— NHK World

Efforts to fight TB in Yangon
For the past three months Daw Khaing Mar Wai from No. 7 ward of Shwe Pyi Tha Township has been taking medication for her multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
— Myanmar Times

Paletwa Villagers Forced to Serve as Burma Army Porters
Locals and internally displaced people (IDPs) from other areas who have sought refuge in Meezar village in southern Chin State’s Paletwa Township, say that they have been forced to carry food and supplies for Burma Army troops.
— BNI Online

Here’s Why We’re Not Too Worried About Myanmar Metals’s (ASX:MYL) Cash Burn Situation
There’s no doubt that money can be made by owning shares of unprofitable businesses. For example, biotech and mining exploration companies often lose money for years before finding success with a new treatment or mineral discovery.
— Simplywall

Convoy carrying detained people hits landmine
A convoy transporting detained people who have been facing trial at Maungdaw district court hit a landmine at about 4P.M. on 24 October, U Soe Aung, Administrator of Maungdaw District, confirmed the DMG.
— BNI Online


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, November 2.


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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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