Myanmar morning news for October 8

Myanmar morning news for October 8
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MNA welcomes new ATR 72-600 aircraft
Myanmar National Airlines received 11th ATR aircraft at the Yangon International Airport on 6 October. Officials of the MNA welcomed the new aircraft, which was manufactured by ATR Company in France.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sumitomo Corporation makes preparations for beginning Yangon Railway Station Project late 2019
Sumitomo Corporation, a Japanese company, is making preparations for beginning Yangon Railway Station Project at the end of 2019.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to build one more bridge to link southwestern region with western state
Myanmar is set to build one more bridge to link Ayeyarwady region with Rakhine state beginning November, according to the Ministry of Construction on Monday.
— Xinhua

MRTV marks completion of broadcasting equipment installation
The Myanmar Radio and Television has completed the Broadcasting Equipment Installation with the official development assistance grants of the Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Deal to Be Signed for BRI-Related Economic Zone in Myanmar’s Kachin State
The agreement due to be inked next month would push forward the implementation of the US$440 million Myitkyina Economic Development Zone amid fears of land grabs.
— Irrawaddy

DMA plans to install AIS on coastal vessels for maritime security
The Department of Marine Administration (DMA) is planning to install automatic identification systems (AIS) on coastal vessels to ensure maritime security and lay an information sharing network, according to the department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Police Force Reshuffles Several Senior Positions
The Myanmar Police Force reshuffled a number of high-ranking officers, including a spokesperson, in the last week of September, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Sept. 26.
— Irrawaddy

Mining to resume at suspended jade blocks
Jade mining at private blocks in Lonekhin and Hpakant, Kachin State, which had been temporarily suspended since July, have been permitted to resume this month, according to Myanmar Gems Enterprise, which is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
— Myanmar Times

Experts say 70% of nation’s coral reefs are damaged
Local and foreign experts have warned that the country’s coral reef cover has declined by 70 percent, but the actual figure is difficult to ascertain because of a lack of data.
— Myanmar Times

Agriculture Ministry to start cattle registration
The government will start a cattle registration and identification system to have an accurate count of the number of livestock in the country, a senior agriculture official said.
— Myanmar Times

ACC receives budget allotment of around six billion Kyats for 2019-20 FY
The Anti-Corruption Commission will get a budget of around six billion Kyats for 2019-20 fiscal year, according to the figures from the Ministry of Planning and Finance.
— Eleven Myanmar

TNLA Reports 130 Clashes with Burma Army This Year
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) has clashed with Burmese government forces more than 130 times since the start of this year, according to the head of the group’s information department.
— BNI Online

21 Muslims from northern Rakhine state jailed
A court in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady region sentenced 21 Rohingya Muslims from northern Rakhine state to two years in jail for trying to travel to Yangon and beyond without approved travel documents under a controversial immigration law. Eight youths arrested with them were sent to a juvenile detention centre, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Shan armed group launches anti-drug campaign, kills 8
The United Wa State Army in Shan State, which has been accused of coddling drug dealers in the areas under its control, killed eight suspected drug traffickers and seized millions of methamphetamine tablets last week.
— Myanmar Times

UEC completes compilation of voter lists in conflict-hit Shan, Rakhine
The compilation of voter lists in some armed conflict-hit townships in Shan and Rakhine State has competed, according to the relevant election sub-commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

Police, government and the public need to collaborate to solve drug problems, says Mon Chief Minister
Police forces, related organizations, government departments, and the public need to collaborate and find solutions to the drug problems affecting the country, according to Dr. Aye San, the Mon State Chief Minister.
— BNI Online

Woman Sentenced to 80 Years for Human Trafficking in Myanmar’s Shan State
A woman in Shan State has been found guilty of human trafficking after four victims who were trafficked into China escaped, returned to Myanmar and opened cases against her.
— Irrawaddy

Institutional investors launch association in Myanmar
Private equity firms have come together to form the Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital Association to give institutional investors a voice when engaging with the local authorities.
— International Investment

China walks political tightrope in Myanmar
Since 2016, when Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy came to power in Myanmar, China’s relations with the Southeast Asian state have been surprisingly smooth considering Beijing’s close ties with its former military regimes.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

70 Japanese Hospitality Jobs Offered to Myanmar Applicants
The Japanese Embassy in Yangon is holding tests on Oct. 27 to fill 70 jobs from 250 applicants.
— Irrawaddy

UEC, sub-commissions hold series of electoral coord meetings
The Union Election Commission (UEC) initiated a series of coordination meetings between the UEC and sub commissions with a launch ceremony at Grand Amara Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar national detained with firearm in Bandarban
A Myanmar national, Abul Hossain, 32, from the Lama upazila was been detained in Bandarban by members of the army on Monday with a firearm and a knife.
— Dhaka Tribune

169 patients get free eye surgery in Laikha S-Shan State
The Cherry Myittar Foundation organized its 29th free eye surgery and eye care camp from 5 to 6 October in Laikha, Loilem District, southern Shan State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Door2Door looks to the future
Six years after launching Yangon Door2Door online food ordering and delivery service in 2013, Shady Ramadan is thinking big. With the business thriving in Yangon and Mandalay, it expects to turn a profit this year, and plans are afoot for a mobile application to provide same-day pick-up and delivery of everything from groceries to documents.
— Myanmar Times

Officials distribute rice bags to over 1,000 IDPs in MraukU Town
Officials from the Natural Disaster Management Department under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement on 6 October morning distributed bags of rice to over 1,000 IDPs (internally displaced persons) in MraukU Town of Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bare knuckles to KO record for Myanmar woman breaking MMA mould
Myanmar’s Bozhena Antoniyar had to side-step conservative parents to take up bare-knuckle fighting, but her stealth paid off on her MMA debut when she knocked out her opponent in a record 24 seconds.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar Submits Draft of Mrauk-U World Heritage Bid to UNESCO
Myanmar is pushing its bid for Mrauk-U, the seat of the ancient Arakan kingdom, to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List despite ongoing violence in the area.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Thein Swe receives French Ambassador
Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe received the Ambassador of France to Myanmar, Mr Christian Lechervy, at the former’s office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Army accused of setting houses on fire in Buthidaung
Myanmar security personnel face the accusation of setting many houses on fire in Kun Daung village under Buthidaung township, 80 miles north of the Arakanese capital city of Sittwe, on Friday.
— BNI Online

Young Men’s Buddhist Association Bestows Title on Myanmar Military Chief
The Young Men’s Buddhist Association has conferred the title ‘Mingala Dhamma Jotikadaja’ on Myanmar’s military chief, citing his efforts to promote Buddhism and peace.
— Irrawaddy

Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein to attend sports ministers meeting in Philippines
Deputy Minister for Health and Sports Dr Mya Lay Sein left Yangon International Airport yesterday morning to attend the 5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Sports (5th AMMS) and the related meetings in the Philippines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Seven armed men rob villagers, kill cattle in Yathedaung Township
Seven armed men robbed gold and cash from five houses in two villages of Yathedaung Township and shot dead two cows on the morning of 6 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MR to provide special train service for Yangon-Bagan during Thadingyut holidays
Myanmar Railways (MR) is going to provide special train service for the pilgrims, who are going to visit Bagan during Thadingyut holidays.
— Eleven Myanmar



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