Myanmar morning news for September 2

Myanmar morning news for September 2
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe
Myanmar’s army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations says was executed with “genocidal intent”.
— The Daily Star

PTT wins deal to develop electricity supply for New Yangon City
PTT Group announced today that it has won a deal for the development of an electricity production system for New Yangon City in Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar lifts internet shutdown in conflict states
Myanmar has partially lifted a months-long internet shutdown in two western states where government troops are battling ethnic insurgents, a leading telecoms operator said on Sunday, amid peace talks seeking to end the fighting.
— Deccanherald

Myanmar’s gov’t, armed groups issue joint communique on ceasefire
Representatives of Myanmar government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) and four ethnic armed groups issued a joint communique late on Saturday following their meeting in Kengtung, Shan state, earlier on the day.
— Xinhua

Villagers killed by artillery in northern Myanmar
Five civilians, including two children, were killed in northeastern Myanmar Saturday when artillery hit a village amid talks between rebel groups and the government to end the conflict.
— AA

Myanmar court sends filmmaker to prison for army remarks
A court in Myanmar has found a prominent filmmaker guilty of defaming the military with his postings on Facebook and sentenced him to a year in prison.
— Lethbridgenewsnow

The Day a Popular Myanmar Newspaper Was Taken Over by the Govt
On this day in 1964, the Revolutionary Council led by military dictator General Ne Win nationalized The Mirror Daily, the most successful private newspaper of the time, marking the beginning of an era of restrictions on press freedom in Myanmar.
— Irrawaddy

Malaysian developer to build $624M housing project in Yangon
Malaysian property developer Berjaya Land will start building smart, affordable homes in Yangon in January next year, according to chief executive Datuk Pee Kang Seng.
— Myanmar times

Five Myanmar Civilians Including Toddler Killed by Mortars in Shan State as Peace Talks Held
Five civilians including three children were killed when mortar shells struck their homes in Kutkai Township’s Mawhit village in Shan State on Saturday.
— Irrawaddy

Siam GS Battery kicks off $10m Myanmar plant
Siam GS Battery, an affiliate of Siam Motors Group, has started operation of a battery charging plant in Myanmar with an investment of US$10 million, expecting to serve rapid growth of auto sales in that country.
— Bangkok Post

Minister says change of base price of rice paddy must not affect 2020 elections
Deputy Commerce Minister Aung Htoo said that they were changing the base price of rice paddy and it was important that this should not affect the forthcoming 2020 general elections.
— Mizzima

Central Bank deputy chief says businesses should pay loans
Banks have a fiduciary duty to ensure that the financial system remains sound and secure by adhering to regulations.
— Myanmar Times

Military now controls Myanmar’s scientifically important amber mines
An internationally important amber deposit in northern Myanmar has been taken over by the country’s military and is being looted to line the pockets of the generals, a report from a local non-governmental organisation confirms.
— New Scientist

Myanmar Military-Backed Firm Rejects Minister’s Account of Power Meter Bidding Problems
Military-run Myanmar Economics Holding Public Company Limited (MEHPCL) on Friday said that a deputy minister’s comments in Parliament regarding problems with the procurement process for electricity meters over the past three years were unfair and had harmed the company’s reputation.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar military extends non-operation period against armed groups
The Myanmar military announced to extend the suspension period of its operations against armed groups for 21 more days on Saturday, the last day of the previous suspension period.
— Xinhua

Hilton Hotels upbeat on Myanmar tourism outlook
Hilton Hotels remain upbeat about Myanmar as a growth market within its South East Asia operations on the back of the country’s positive tourism outlook, according to a press release.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Investments International (LON:MIL) Trading Down 2.9%
Myanmar Investments International Ltd (LON:MIL)’s stock price traded down 2.9% during trading on Friday .
— May Field Recorder

Kachin pastor sued by army for comments with Trump
A Burmese army officer has filed a lawsuit against a Kachin religious leader for mentioning “the promotion of democracy and federalism” with Donald Trump during a July visit to the White House.
— Asean Economist

Myanmar child rights law needs further reform, effective enforcement, says HRW
After years of discussion and debate, Myanmar has finally enacted a law to protect the rights of children.
— Mizzima

The Hottest Hotels in Myanmar right now
The word ‘luxury’ has become tainted with things lavish, gaudy, or even crass. Glitz and glamour and lots of stuff has perhaps taken away from what real luxury should mean: a focus on exceptional service and unique experiences.
— Myanmar Times

Is the NRC exclusion really India’s internal issue?
The news of 1.9 million people being excluded from India’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is certainly worrisome.
— The Daily Star

Ceasefire starts in Myanmar
Representatives of Myanmar government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center and four ethnic armed groups issued a joint communique late on Saturday following their meeting in Kengtung, Shan state earlier on the day.
— Manila Times

Myanmar’s stock exchange promoted
Government and financial officials in Myanmar have held an event to attract investors to the country’s first stock exchange, which is still immature.
— NHK World

Bangalore man strays into NSCN-K held territory in Myanmar
A man from Banglarore, who allegedly strayed into Sagaing, Myanmar and held captive by the Yung Aung led faction of the NSCN-K, was released to Indian authorities in Mon district.
— Morung Express

Post-Brexit UK to keep Myanmar’s trade preferences
Boris Johnson’s government says Britain will maintain Myanmar’s access to the UK market after Brexit goes ahead, whether or not the EU decides to withdraw trade preferences because of human rights violations.
— Myanmar Times

Hilton Says Myanmar’s Bright Economic Outlook Bodes Well for New Yangon Hotel
Hotel operator Hilton offered an upbeat view of Myanmar’s economic prospects, particularly for its tourism sector, as it provided an update on its Hilton Times City hotel project at a press conference on Aug. 29.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar: Internet ban partially lifted in Rakhine
Myanmar’s government on Sunday restored Internet access in five of nine townships in western Myanmar, where fighting between the military and an ethnic rebel group has flared up in recent months.
— AA

6.0-magnitude quake jolts northwestern Myanmar, causes damages
An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude jolted Myanmar’s Sagaing region late Saturday, with damages reported.
— Xinhua

Moon set for trips to Thailand, Myanmar, Laos
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will open a busy tour of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos on Sunday, another key diplomatic undertaking in his campaign to broaden and deepen Seoul’s partnerships with the Southeast Asian bloc.
— Eleven Myanmar

Stock Exchange Expo runs in Myanmar’s Yangon
Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) Expo-2019 was held in Myanmar’s Yangon for the third time on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Why Myanmar should sign the new Singapore Mediation Convention
Forty-six countries have already signed the new Singapore Mediation Convention (Convention), including the US, South Korea, China, Malaysia, India and Singapore itself.
— Myanmar Times

Security tightened in Mandalay following attacks
Mandalay Region Police Force Deputy Region Police Head Pol. Col. Ko Ko Lwin told Mizzima that they are increasing security with more deployment of police personnel and enhanced arms and ammunition.
— Mizzima

Heavy shelling kills five, injures three in Kyutkai
Five locals were killed and three others injured by the heavy shelling on Lashio-Muse Union Road in Kyutkai Township in Shan State (North) yesterday.
— Eleven Myanmar

Court to hear bail application of former chairman of Ayeyarwady Region assembly
The court has fixed a hearing for September 4 for the bail application submitted by former chairman of Ayeyarwady Region Legislative Assembly who is charged with section 409 (breach of trust) of Penal Code.
— Mizzima


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Charity, September 5.


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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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