Myanmar morning news for September 26

Myanmar morning news for September 26

Myanmar morning news

House Approves Bill to Aimed at Holding Myanmar Leaders Accountable for Atrocities
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation aimed at advancing efforts to hold senior Myanmar leaders accountable for crimes committed against Rohingya and other ethnic minorities.
— VOA News

Myanmar, Singapore reach investment promotion, protection agreement
Myanmar and Singapore have signed an agreement on promotion and protection of investment between the two countries, according to the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar’s New Trademark Law: What Foreign Business Owners Need to Know
The Myanmar Trademark Law 2019 was finally enacted on January 30, 2019. This is an important step in the government’s efforts to attract foreign.
— lexology

Export earnings increases over 595 m USD this FY
Till September 13 of 2018-19 fiscal year, the export earnings reached over 15.976 billion US dollars, up over 595 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

New members on New Yangon City project board of directors
Early this month, New Yangon Development Co (NYDC) Chief Executive Officer Serge Pun announced via that the Yangon Region government recently decided to reorganise theNYDC’s board of directors of.
— Myanmar Times

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Trade Dept bans export of rain tree timber
Trade Department at the Commerce Ministry issued a statement on September 9, saying that it has banned the export of Koukou (rain tree) timber in a bid to protect old-aged Kukko trees from the point of environmental conservation view.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar elections at risk of digital threats and weak finance rules, expert warns
Myanmar’s 2020 elections risk being undermined by “anti-democratic forces” operating online behind the scenes and by toothless campaign rules, a veteran election expert has warned.
— Myanmar Times

F&N gets back into Myanmar’s beer market after 4 years
Food and beverage giant Fraser & Neave (F&N) is re-entering Myanmar’s beer market after a four-year absence.
— The Straits Times

Casinos to be available exclusively for foreigners
Casino facility is essential for tourism industry and it will be available for foreigners in exclusive tourist zones across the country.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chinese bank promotes RMB financial express services in Myanmar
A workshop to promote Myanmar-China RMB financial express services was held here on Wednesday by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), Yangon Branch.
— Xinhua

Myanmar’s GDP to grow by 6.4% in 2018-19 – ICAEW
Myanmar’s economy is forecast to expand to 6.4% in 2018-19, before picking up to 6.8% in 2019-20, as the market opens up to foreign investment, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’s (ICAEW) latest Economic Update: South-East Asia report.
— Mizzima

Myanmar National Airlines Picks BAPAS For Logistics Support
Singapore-based Boeing Asia Pacific Aviation Services (BAPAS) has secured a fleet material solutions deal with Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) for the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 fleet. This makes the Myanmese carrier the first foreign based client for BAPAS.
— MRO Network

Myanmar and India vow cooperation on border security and drug control
Myanmar and India have vowed to cooperate on border security and drug control, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

RPP Infra Projects gains 5% on new order win in Myanmar
Shares of RPP Infra Projects added more than 5 percent intraday on September 25 after the company bagged an order worth Rs 414 crore in Myanmar.
— Money Control

Dr M slams UN, Myanmar govt over Rohingya crisis
NEW YORK: The United Nations and Myanmar government came under fire on Tuesday for their inaction in resolving the Rohingya crisis which has displaced more than a million people in the country.
— New Straits Times

US, Western Nations Issue Travel Alert For Myanmar Cities After Bomb Reports
Western governments have warned their citizens in Myanmar to exercise extreme caution in major cities in the Southeast Asian nation amid social media reports of alleged bomb threats by ethnic armed groups operating in the wake of a temporary cease-fire collapse.
— Radio Free Asia

Undeveloped land in industrial zones could be confiscated: Myanmar authorities
Myanmar authorities have warned that undeveloped land plots in industrial zones in Yangon region could be confiscated, saying that unless concrete reasons are provided, the industrial business would be revoked.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Investments to wind up after booking annual loss
Myanmar Investments International booked a full-year loss and said it was planning to wind up the company.
— Share Magazine

Contractor’s bamboo house bags Asia award
A bamboo house designed by a Myanmar businessman has won the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Innovation Award for 2019.
— Myanmar Times

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Ne Win supporters’ party banks heavily on next year’s election
The National Unity Party, which used to be known as the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP), of Myanmar’s long-time dictator General Ne Win, will field candidates in almost all constituencies in next year’s general elections.
— Myanmar Times

Muslims seek reopening of 100 mosques in Myanmar
A Muslim outfit in Myanmar is planning to ask the government to consider reopening of more than 100 mosques in the country.
— Nenow

Feasibility study on Muse-Lashio-Mandalay railway project suspended despite MoU signing
Feasibility study on Muse-Lashio-Mandalay railway project has been suspended for uncertain area security despite MoU signing between Myanmar and China, said a source from Myanma Railways (MR).
— Eleven Myanmar

NLD forms ethnic affairs committee
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) formed the ethnic affairs committee led by two ethnic chief ministers and one lower house MP.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar: A Violent Push to Shake Up Ceasefire Negotiations
A trio of ethnic armed groups have escalated their fight with the military in Myanmar’s Shan State.
— Reliefweb

Yeo: Govt drawing up cross-border pollution law
The Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Ministry is drawing up a new law that will hold Malaysians causing pollution overseas accountable, says Yeo Bee Yin.
— Eleven Myanmar

Badly Behaved Chinese Tourists Draw Local Ire in Myanmar
While they value the business, locals in the tourism industry say the govt opened the door to mass tourism from China without considering cultural, environmental impacts.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Delegation attends United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019
U Ohn Win, Union Minister for National Resources and Environmental Conservation and U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation attended the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 which was held at UN Headquarters in New York, the United States of America on 23rd September 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

VP U Myint Swe receives Vietnamese military delegation
Vice President U Myint Swe received Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, the Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People’s Army at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry of Information to develop community centres
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint attended the meeting on development of community centers, at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lawyer for Accused in Myanmar Toddler Rape Faces Action for Media Comments
A lawsuit has been filed against a lawyer in the ‘Victoria’ toddler rape case for implying the guilt of two teenage boys.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay Chief Discusses Controversial Chinese Magazine Cover with Myanmar Ministry
Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung gives Culture Ministry his views on China Today cover showing a Chinese palace reflected in Mandalay Palace moat.
— Irrawaddy

The Day Myanmar’s First President and Prime Minister Were Elected
On this day in 1947, the Union Parliament elected Shan Saopha Sao Shwe Thaik and U Nu as Myanmar’s first president and prime minister.
— Irrawaddy

Daw Khin Kyi Foundation hands over mobile libraries, equipment, publications to MoI
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi observed a ceremony to hand over mobile libraries, equipment, books and publications donated by Daw Khin Kyi Foundation to the Ministry of Information, and to sign memorandum of understanding for cooperation with community centers at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UEC Chair meets with Swedish Amb, Int’l IDEA delegation separately
Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein first received Swedish Ambassador Mr Staffan Herrstorm at the UEC office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rakhine State Lawmakers Urge Myanmar Army, AA: Spare Civilian Areas, Heritage Sites
Members of the Rakhine State parliament are calling on the Myanmar military and Arakan Army to avoid fighting near residential areas and ancient heritage sites.
— Irrawaddy

Ministries discuss cooperation in disaster responses
A coordination meeting for discussing more effective responses to natural disasters and better cooperation of the relevant ministries and states/regions was held at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The rush job: Myanmar’s ‘impossible’ emergency power tender
A consortium in the running for a tender aimed at avoiding power shortages next hot season seems unfazed by the tight deadlines and viability concerns that deterred many foreign bidders.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar’s information ministry, Daw Khin Kyi foundation sign MoU on cooperation for community centers
The Information and Public Relations Department under Myanmar’s Information Ministry and Daw Khin Kyi foundation, a charity group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for community centers and libraries on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Govt to start certifying organic crops this year
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will start certifying organic crops this year, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times



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