Myanmar morning news for September 5

Myanmar morning news for September 5
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Yangon approves US$238M in hotel, tourism investments
Yangon’s Regional Tourism Committee recently announced that investments totalling US$238 million and K119.63 billion were approved for the region’s hotels and tourism sector between May and August.
— Myanmar Times 

Import value of CMP raw materials reaches over $2.1 bn this year
CMP (cut-make-package) businesses imported raw materials worth over US$2.1 billion in about 11 months during this fiscal year, exceeding over US$310 million compared to the same period of last year, according to sources from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Improving transport infrastructure can help uplift rural areas
As an agricultural country, Myanmar must give priority to building its transport infrastructure, especially for agricultural products in rural areas, which underpin the country’s GDP.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Central Bank Unlikely to Accept Deputy Governor’s Resignation: Sources
Though U Soe Thein’s resignation letter is reportedly being sent to Myanmar’s President’s Office, speculation remains as to whether the president will accept it or not.
— Irrawaddy

Rohingya refugees should press Myanmar for their own state
“Rohingyas should either be treated as nationals or they should be given their territory to form their own state,” said Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian prime minister, during his four-day visit to Turkey in late July.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Korea Eximbank grants $160 mn loan for Myanmar’s state projects
South Korea’s state-run export credit provider Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) has agreed to extend a $160 million loan to help Myanmar set up an e-government data center and a joint industrial complex.
— Pulse News

YGN signs smart city MoU with Korea Land and Housing Corporation
The Yangon Region Government and Korea Land and Housing Corporation signed an MoU for a feasible study of the New Dala City Project at Yangon’s Lotte Hotel yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dawei-Kanchanaburi road construction expected to start soon
An invitation to tender for the project to build the two-lane Dawei-Kanchanaburi road will be issued soon, says an official for the Dawei Special Economic Zone Management Committee.
— Myanmar times

China CAMC Engineering inks construction contract for Myanmar shipyard expansion
China CAMC Engineering announced that the company has inked commercial contract with Directorate of Procurement, Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) Myanmar for the third phase project development of Myanmar Thilawa Shipyard.
— Seatrade Maritime

YSX traded stocks in 2019 reaches highest in August
The value of stocks traded on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) hit the highest level of US$1.9 billion this year in August, according to the monthly report of the YSX. A total of 322,176 shares were traded on the exchange during the month.
— Mizzima

Myanmar national stabbed to death by countryman
A Myanmar man was stabbed to death, apparently by his countryman at a shophouse on Laluan Sri Pengkalan 1, Pusing here on Monday.
— The Sun Daily

BLand awarded RM2.63b GDV Myanmar job
Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand) has been awarded a public housing and mixed development project in Myanmar with an estimated gross development value of US$624.00 million (RM2.63 billion).
— The Sun Daily

Company of Former Myanmar Dictator’s Grandson Among 4 Sued for Unpaid Loans
AYA Bank, one of the largest private banks in Myanmar, has sued four companies— including one owned by a grandson of late military dictator Gen. Ne Win—for unpaid loans, according to the Yangon Region High Court.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar needs to take action: Miller
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller yesterday said Myanmar needs to take action so that Rohingyas can return to their homeland.
— The Daily Star

The 7th Thailand-Myanmar High Level Committee (HLC) Meeting was held on Tuesday (Sept 3). Before the meeting, the Supreme Commander of Myanmar, Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, and the Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Thailand, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, met and agreed that both countries would work together to address issues along the Thai-Myanmar border and improve the quality of life of their citizens.
— Thai Visa

Myanmar Military, USDP Charter Amendment Proposals to be Reviewed by Panel
Myanmar’s Parliament voted to have charter amendments proposed by military and USDP lawmakers discussed by the amendment committee rather than the full Parliament.
— Irrawaddy

Berjaya Land wins development project in Myanmar
Berjaya Land Bhd has won a contract for a proposed development project in Yangon, Myanmar, which has an estimated gross development value of approximately RM2.63 billion.
— Malay Mail

Bridges on India-Myanmar Friendship Road need repairs
Some bridges along India-Myanmar Friendship Road need repairs and the Bridge Department will take responsibility to repair them before they get repaired by India.
— Eleven Myanmar

More Chinese tourists visit Myanmar
More Chinese tourists visited Myanmar after Myanmar eased visa restrictions and new flight schedules between towns in China and Yangon are introduced recently, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— Eleven Myanmar

Championing a workplace based on talent, not gender
Daw Yu Wai Maung, deputy head of Corporate Affairs at KBZ Bank, believes that establishing a workforce based on each employee’s talent, not their gender, is the way forward for the Myanmar economy, and that employers and leaders must champion that goal.
— Myanmar times

Minister reassures directives from State leaders over death sentence for 2 Myanmar citizens in Thailand
State leaders have directed to help the two Myanmar citizens sentenced to death for the Koh Tao murder trial in Thailand, and Thai diplomats and ambassadors are also helping step by step, said Thein Swe, union minister for labour, immigration and population.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar harp-maker pines for glory days
Ko Win Min’s voice trailed to almost a whisper when he recalled his younger days playing with the Nan Kyar Wut Hmone band to the adulation of an enthusiastic crowd.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar quality basic education programme: Final report and executive summary
The 2012-2016 Myanmar Quality Basic Education Programme (QBEP) was supported by the Multi Donor Education Fund (MDEF), comprising Australia, Denmark, the European Union, Norway, the United Kingdom and UNICEF.
— Reliefweb

Civilian Vehicles Torched Amid Fighting Between Rebels and Myanmar Army
Military blames members of Northern Alliance for torching seven vehicles on the Muse Highway in northern Shan State.
— Irrawaddy

Shoddy Construction Plagues Myitsone Dam Relocation Sites in Myanmar’s North
Hkawn Tawng, a Kachin widow, was forced to move from her original home close to the confluence where the Irrawaddy river is formed in northern Kachin State nearly a decade ago on the orders of the government to make way for the Myitsone mega-dam project.
— BNI Online

32 Myanmar players to enter World Billiards and Snooker Championship
Myanmar’s Billiards and Snooker Federation will enter 32 players in the World Billiards and Snooker Championship 2019 in Myanmar later this month.
— Myanmar times

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin cites ARSA Threat as major obstacle for repatriation at meeting with UNSG Special Envoy on Myanmar
U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for the Ministry of International Cooperation, received Ms Christine Schraner Burgener, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Myanmar, at 1 pm yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese-Owned Garment Factory Strikers Sued by Myanmar Police
Labor activist, workers in Pathein accused of unlawful assembly after making 45 demands of factory’s Chinese managers.
— Irrawaddy

National Disaster Management Committee receives aid for flood-afflicted regions
A ceremony to accept donations from the Road and Bridge B.O.T Entrepreneurs Association to provide aid to flood-affected regions was held at the Vice President’s meeting hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three Myanmar Rebel Groups Halt Offensive Pending Further Talks
Tuesday night’s attacks on vehicles on Muse Highway leave Shan State residents skeptical of their intentions, however.
— Irrawaddy

Union LIP Minister U Thein Swe receives UN Special Envoy
Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe received Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar, Ms Christine Schraner Burgener, and her delegation at his ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Chief Asks Thai PM to Help 2 Migrant Workers on Death Row
Military chief of staff visits the pair in prison as efforts to seek pardon from Thai king continue; the men were convicted of murder based on widely disputed evidence.
— Irrawaddy

Improving graduate employability
By Dr. Myo Kywai (Hsinbaungwae) The National Education Policy Commission and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) discussed matters relating to the University-Industry Engagement 23 August 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Protesting workers are punished only for breaking law: minister
Labourers are punished not because they hold protests but for violating the country’s laws during protests, Myanmar’s labour minister said.
— Myanmar times

Unified under one font system as Myanmar prepares to migrate from Zawgyi to Unicode
On 1 October 2019, Myanmar hopes to begin its migration from its use of the nationally developed Zawgyi computer font to the adoption of a unified system that conforms to the international standard called Unicode.
— Global Voices

Myanmar accused of Rohyingya-ID coercion
Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorise them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a rights group said on Tuesday.
— Khmer Times

Cracks appear in eight stupas after earthquake hits Mandalay
Cracks have been found in eight stupas at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay after a recent earthquake rocked Sagaing and Mandalay regions, a pagoda trustee said.
— Myanmar times

Ooredoo marks 5th anniversary in Myanmar
Ooredoo is celebrating its 5th anniversary of service operations in Myanmar according to a press release.
— Mizzima

Strong wind in Mawalamyine destroy buildings
Strong wind in Mawlamyine destroyed houses, schools, monasteries and shops on the evening of September 2.
— Eleven Myanmar

Winrock and Myantrade sign export promotion agreement for crops including coffee
Winrock International and the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization (Myantrade) under the Ministry of Commerce have signed a cooperation agreement for the export promotion of six crops including coffee.
— Mizzima

Kachin activist pair picks jail over fine for street performance
Kachin youth activists Pau Lu and Seng Nu Pan were sentenced to 15 days’ imprisonment by the Myitkyina Township Court in the Kachin State capital on September 2 for their role in organising a street performance to mark the eighth anniversary of the resumption of fighting in Kachin State.
— Frontier Myanmar

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee holds meeting
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee held a meeting on National Planning Bill for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and Union Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 sent by the Union Government at the second floor meeting hall of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya killed in suspected landmine border blast
A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said Wednesday.

Myanmar’s Emerging Democracy is Being Eroded
The NLD government–once seen as Myanmar’s best hope for a free and democratic society–has turned out to be an enemy of democracy’s key ingredient: freedom of expression.
— Irrawaddy

First Lady of ROK visits Foreign Languages University in Yangon
The visiting First Lady of the Republic of Korea visited the University of Foreign Languages in Yangon yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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


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