Myanmar morning news for October 4

Myanmar morning news for October 4
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Myanmar lowest among ASEAN countries in passport index
Myanmar ranks 95th out of 107, the lowest among ASEAN nations, in the latest Henley Passport Index, mainly due to a lack of economic freedom.
— Myanmar Times

Thilawa SEZ set to benefit from East West Economic Corridor
The Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon is set to become a vital link in the East West Economic Corridor linking Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam says an official from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
— Myanmar Times

FDI forecast to remain flat at US$5.8B in fiscal 2019-20
Myanmar is expected to draw foreign direct investments (FDI) totaling US$5.8 billion in the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning October 1, said U Thant Sin Lwin, Director General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and Secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
— Myanmar Times

Kingdom wants Myanmar to import famous Kampot pepper
Cambodia has asked Myanmar to consider importing Kampot pepper, which is internationally recognised for its quality.
— Khmer Times

New bridge boosts Thai-Myanmar ties
Mae Sot: Bilateral border trade between Thailand and Myanmar is expected to flourish after the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge becomes fully operational, starting from Oct 30.
— Bangkok Post

Ninth Myanmar-Thai JCC ministerial level meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw
The ninth Myanmar-Thailand Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting for the Comprehensive Development in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was held at Park Royal Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Can the ICC bring justice to Myanmar?
More than 700,000 men, women, and children, many identifying as Rohingya, crossed the border from Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh in 2017, fleeing violence at the hands of the military and security forces.
— Lowyinstitute

Ministry provides over 160,000 older people with over Ks5,000 m
In 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement supported 168,578 older people with Ks 5057.340 million.
— Eleven Myanmar

Gold worth Rs 2.95 crore seized near India-Myanmar border
A man has been arrested with gold biscuits worth Rs 2.95 crore near Khudengtabi checkpost of Manipur’s Tengnoupal district, along the India-Myanmar border.
— State Times

MoE, DFID, affiliate orgs discuss education development
The first steering committee meeting of Myanmar-UK Partnership for Education (MUPE) was held at the Ministry of Education in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt urged to make better use of remittances from abroad
Ko Win Soe sat behind the counter of his hole-in-the-wall drink shop near a market in the 5th ward of Hlaing Tharyar township in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar citizens root for democracy and continued reforms, according to survey
Myanmar citizens’ faith in democracy is unwavering and a vast majority believes it is the only route available for enhancing the well-being and welfare of the people.
— Mizzima

METRO Wholesale Myanmar plans to open showroom in Mandalay
METRO Wholesale Myanmar, the first-ever foreign wholesale company, is planning to open the saleroom in Mandalay, said Mr. Jens Michel, CEO of METRO Wholesale Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Dengue death toll surpasses 100 in Myanmar in 9 months
The total death toll of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) has risen to 107 in Myanmar in the first nine months this year, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Health and Sports on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Toyota to begin auto assembly in Myanmar in 2021
Myanmar-Japan Thilawa Development Company has got 21 hectares of land in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to establish a car assembly plant and start manufacturing autos in 2021.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar designates priority areas to implement child labor eradication projects
Myanmar has designated five priority project areas to implement child labor eradication programs, according to a decision revealed by the Working Committee for Legal Affairs of Child Labor Eradication here on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Chin State MPs say distribution of regional budget is unfair
Chin State, the poorest state of Myanmar has been allocated a budget of K155.7 billion for fiscal 2019-20, which commenced October 1.
— Myanmar Times

Chinese cyclist wins 2019 China-Myanmar Mountain Bike Challenge
China’s Yang Qihang claimed the title at the 2019 Ruili China and Muse Myanmar International Mountain Bike Challenge in one hour 15 minutes and 39.733 seconds in Ruili, southwest China’s Yunnan province on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Yangon to go high-tech in TB fight
Yangon health authorities said they will utilise state-of-the-art machines, called GeneXpert, to diagnose tuberculosis among residents in five townships starting this month, a senior TB disease specialist said.
— Myanmar Times

HAGL opts out of Myanmar project
HAGL, once a leading real estate firm in Vietnam, has sold its largest project stake in Myanmar to compatriot auto firm Truong Hai.
— VnExpress

Myanmar: 191 human smuggling cases across Myanmar
According to figures released by the Anti-Trafficking Police Force on Wednesday, Myanmar police have uncovered 191 human smuggling cases across the country in the first nine months of this year.

Six Rohingya Arrested Without Travel Documents in Magwe
Six Rohingya, including two teenagers, have been jailed in Magwe Region because they lacked permission to leave their Rakhine State township.
— Irrawaddy

Local fuel prices down by K25 per liter in one week
Local fuel prices decreased again by K25 per liter within one week as global oil prices went down to around US$53 per barrel on October 2, according to local filling stations.
— Eleven Myanmar

US issues security alert for key Myanmar cities
The United States has issued an advisory warning of potential attacks in Myanmar’s key cities of Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay.
— Bd News24

Union Attorney-General receives Ambassador of Britain, UNDP Res Rep separately
Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo received separately the Ambassador of Britain to Myanmar Mr Daniel Patrick Chugg and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative (Res Rep) Mr Peter Batchelor in the meeting hall of the Union Attorney-General’s office in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese airlines eye Myanmar, 26 routes connecting Myanmar and China
After IndiGo on September 20 introduced a Kolkata-Yangon flight, the Kunming Airlines has decided to launch two direct flights to Yangon and Mandalay.
— Nenow

IPRD receives Hluttaw-related materials for its community centres
The Pyithu Hluttaw handed over 6,175 books and brochures and 1,300 posters on the Hluttaw to the Information and Public Relations Department with a ceremony at the Ministry of Information yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AAPP to cooperate with CSOs for prison reform
Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) will seek cooperation and advice from civil society organizations from various fields for its efforts for prison system reform, said AAPP Yangon office in charge Aung Myo Kyaw.
— Eleven Myanmar

Township art show to be held at Bogyoke Aung San market
Under the supervision of the Myanmar Artists Organization, the township artists organizations will showcase their paintings at the Myanmar Artists Organization’s gallery at the Bogyoke Aung San market every week.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Facebook and Ooredoo Myanmar offer free app upgrades
Ooredoo Myanmar and Facebook have announced that customers will be able to upgrade their Facebook app at no data cost. People using old versions of the app will be able to benefit from the latest features.
— Telecompaper

Health Ministry launches drive against cardiovascular disease to mark World Heart Day
A ceremony to commemorate World Heart Day 2019 and commencement of preventive works on heart and cardiovascular disease was held at Ministry of Health and Sports, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry to speed up search for new leprosy patients
Ministry of Health and Sports will extend its work to find new leprosy patients in wards and villages as around 2,000 new patients are detected every year.
— Eleven Myanmar

KB, IBK compete for banking license in Myanmar
KB Kookmin Bank and Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) want to enter the Myanmar banking market, officials from each bank said Thursday.
— Korea Times

Myanmar Defense Ministry Investigates Murder of Kachin IDP
Myanmar’s Human Rights Commission has asked the Ministry of Defense to investigate the murder of a Kachin IDP woman who local leaders say was killed by military soldiers.
— Irrawaddy

Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony Leading Committee holds coord meeting in Nay Pyi Taw
The Union Government Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony Steering Committee meeting was held yesterday morning in the assembly hall of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay tells squatters to vacate monastery compound
Local religious authorities ordered people living illegally at a monastery in Mandalay to vacate the premises before the Thadingyut Festival, which will be celebrated on October 13 to mark the end of Buddhist Lent.
— Myanmar Times

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets with Korean Prime Minister in Seoul
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Mr Lee Nak-yon received Myanmar Hluttaw goodwill delegation led by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat at his office in Seoul on 2 October.
— 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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