Myanmar morning news for October 3

Myanmar morning news for October 3
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Myanmar consumers still lack wide awareness of cashless payment systems
Although more than 40 percent of Myanmar consumers expect to utilise cashless payment in the coming year, awareness of contactless and QR systems is still low, according to a recent study by Visa exploring Myanmar consumers’ perception, attitudes, and behaviours towards payment and new payment systems.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Sticks With Huawei For Telecoms Buildout Despite China Concerns
Myanmar has decided to continue using Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei as its major partner in developing its lagging telecom sector as the Southeast Asian country gears up for the deployment of the next generation of high-speed mobile communications.
— Radio Free Asia

Mandalay collects K10b from electricity cheats
The Mandalay Region government has collected some K10 billion (US$6.50 million) in fines from illegal electricity users in 10 months, a senior regional official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Airways International announces direct flights from Yangon to Incheon in December
Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will offer non-stop flights between Yangon, Myanmar and Incheon, South Korea from December 3 onwards.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar, Thailand sign agreement for second Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge
The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand signed an agreement on the management, maintenance and use of the second Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge at the Ministry of Construction in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s NLD Presides Over Sharp Rise in Cost of Living
Under the NLD government, inflation has rebounded after an initial fall, while prices have risen steadily.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar rejects China proposal to let Rohingyas visit Rakhine
China has joined Bangladesh to ask Myanmar to take some Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh to Rakhine state for them to see the existing condition, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Wednesday.
— Dhaka Tribune

Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations receives British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, U Thaung Tun, received the Baroness Elizabeth Grace Sugg, British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More flights to Myanmar gateways
Mandalay and Yangon can expect more Chinese tourists to visit during the cool season months as Kunming Airlines adds new services.
— TTR Weekly

Myanmar Army Troops Shoot Rakhine Civilian: Villagers
A motorcyclist in Kyauktaw has reportedly been shot dead by government troops. The military says civilians must stop when told to.
— Irrawaddy

NREC Union Minister discusses eco-friendly matters with Finnish delegation
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, U Ohn Win, received a delegation led by Ms Nina Irmeli Vaskunlahti, Finland’s Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations, at his ministry yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

PM: Myanmar should resolve Rohingya crisis
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again reiterated that the Myanmar government had created the Rohingya crisis and they should be the ones to solve it.
— Dhaka Tribune

Nearly 200 human trafficking cases exposed across Myanmar in 9 months
Myanmar police have exposed a total of 191 human trafficking cases across the country in the first nine months of this year, according to figures released by the Anti-Trafficking Police Force on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

ASEAN demand for Myanmar maize rises
Demand for maize from Myanmar has increased in ASEAN countries this year, making up for a drop in exports to China, industry insiders say.
— Myanmar Times

CB Bank to repay KfW loans by end-2020
Co-operative Bank Ltd (CB Bank) says it is on track to repay €1.4 million in development funding from Germany’s KfW Development Bank by the end of next year.
— Myanmar Times

FDI hits over 14 m USD in Yangon
Yangon Region Investment Committee has allowed foreign investments worth over 14.47 million US dollars and citizen investments worth over Ks2,440 million.
— Eleven Myanmar

New UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar appointed
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ola Almgren of Sweden as the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, with the host Government’s approval. Mr. Almgren will also serve as UN Humanitarian Coordinator.
— Mizzima

Tens of charcoal-loaded trucks from Kachin, Shan seen heading for China daily: local sources
There are tens of trucks going daily from Manweingyi of Kachin State and northern Shan State to China smuggle charcoal out of Myanmar, said local residents and MP Sai Aye Min.
— Eleven Myanmar

UNICEF statement on Myanmar’s ratification of OPAC
UNICEF Myanmar commends the Government of Myanmar for ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC).
— Reliefweb

Vice president urges police to refuse bribes
Vice President U Myint Swe on Tuesday called on the country’s police to rid its ranks of corruption and to abide by the rules and ethics in discharging their duties as protectors of the people.
— Myanmar Times

Some 300 garment factory workers go on strike over labour rights violations
Around 300 workers from Hlyan Chans garment factory in U Shwe Oh Street, Hlinethaya Industrial Zone (2), went on strike on September 30 morning, making a 22-point demand including their dissatisfaction with no right to leave taking and holidays as prescribed by the law.
— Eleven Myanmar

35th Meeting of ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management enters second day
The 35th Meeting of ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) began at Shwe San Eain Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on 1 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mizoram CM keen to boost trade with Myanmar
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga is keen to increase the cross-border trade with Myanmar and discussed this with a visiting military delegation of the neighbouring country, an official said on Wednesday.
— Eastern Mirror Nagaland

Train schedules change as Yangon-Mandalay railway improvement project phase 1 begins
As the upgrading of Yangon-Toungoo railroad section, phase-1 of Yangon-Mandalay railway improvement project, starts on October 1, train schedules will be changed.
— Eleven Myanmar

ROK’s National Assembly Speaker receives Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker
Republic of Korea’s National Assembly Speaker Mr Moon Hee-sang received Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat and delegation at his office at the National Assembly Building in Seoul.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Western embassies warn of possible attacks in Myanmar
Canada, Australia and Britain on Friday joined the United States in advising their citizens about possible violent attacks in Myanmar.
— Mcall

Two Miwa villagers allegedly shot by Myanmar Army
Two villagers were hit stray bullets as a Tatmadaw troop fired near Miwa village, Kyauktaw Township, members of their families said.
— BNI Online

NLD to choose candidates for the next election, based on three points
The ruling National League for Democracy will choose its candidates for the 2020 General Election based on three points including their performance during the current parliamentary term, said Dr. Myo Nyunt, Spokesperson of the NLD.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mass Walking marks 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
The mass walking event to mark the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday kicked off in front of the Mahatma Gandhi Building in Bo Aung Kyaw Street yesterday morning (around 6am).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UWSA Kills 2 Drug Traffickers, Arrests 8 Near Thai-Myanmar Border
The United Wa State Army says its forces killed two illegal drug traffickers and arrested eight others in possession of 1.8 million pills near the Thai border Tuesday.
— Irrawaddy

No plan to hold by-election before 2020 election: UEC spokesperson
There is no plan to hold by-election for vacant constituencies before the 2020 General Election, said Myint Naing, spokesperson of the Union Election Commission (UEC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Fiesta in the sky: Myanmar balloon season starts
The newly announced UNESCO World Heritage town of Bagan is betting big on the upcoming ballooning season. This was revealed by Myanmar Tourism Marketing.
— Travel Daily Media

Phase 1 of Emerald Bay High-Class Condominium to be completed in 2022
The Phase-1 of Emerald Bay High-Class Condominium to be built near Shukhintha ring road in Thakayta Township will be complete in 2022 and the plan will be inclusive of yacht quay.
— Eleven Myanmar

President U Win Myint addresses teacher candidates of national races university
President U Win Myint received graduates from the University for the Development of the National Races of the Union yesterday morning at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Air Thanlwin Holding Company starts providing domestic flight service under name of Air Thanlwin
Air Thanlwin Holding Company bought all the shares in Yangon Airways and gained control over it as well as investor name was changed into Air Thanlwin which has started providing domestic flight service.
— Eleven Myanmar


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