Myanmar morning news for September 9

Myanmar morning news for September 9
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Myanmar State Counsellor calls on public not to panic over banking industry rumours
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi conveyed a message through MPs from her party to people not to panic over the current rumours related with the banking and finance industry.
— BNI Online

US voices concern over Myanmar army’s lawsuit against religious leader
The United States said on Thursday (Sep 5) it was deeply concerned about the Myanmar army’s filing of a lawsuit against a religious leader who told President Donald Trump the military oppressed Christians in the Buddhist-majority country.
— Channel NewsAsia

Marine export earnings hit over 670 m USD in 11 months
Till August 30 of 2018-2019 fiscal year, export earnings from marine products reached 674.048 million US dollars, up 25.427 million US dollars compared with 648.621 million US dollars last year, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s Yangon Intl Airport Reopens
Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport reopened early Friday morning after shutting down for about 19 hours Thursday when a Y-8 military plane skidded off the runway.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar: Civilians Caught in Shan State Fighting
Myanmar’s armed forces and the three ethnic armed groups fighting in northern Shan State should safeguard civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. Renewed fighting since August 15, 2019 has resulted in the deaths of at least 17 civilians and injured 27, many of them women and children, according to the United Nations.

Golden Myanmar Airlines introduces new domestic flights
Golden Myanmar Airlines is start introduced new Yangon-Sittwe-Yangon and Yangon-Heho-Techilek-Heho-Yangon flight schedules, said its CEO Kyaw Nyein.
— Eleven Myanmar

Children practice ballet dance at Myanmar Ballet School in Yangon
A girl is guided by a teacher at the Myanmar Ballet School in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 7, 2019. Myanmar ballet school has been offering ballet classes for children and adults from both home and abroad.
— Global Times

Large haul of stimulant tablets, marijuana seized in Myanmar’s western state
Myanmar authorities seized large haul of narcotic drugs including 454,670 stimulant tablets and 4 kilograms of marijuana in Rakhine state, according to the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Guide to ‘Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace’ launched
The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) have launched an guide to “Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace”.
— Mizzima

Water level in Bago River reaches its danger mark
Water level in Bago River is reached to its danger mark on August 6 and authorities warned residents lived along the riverbank and low-lying areas to be careful of flood, announced the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) for Bago Region.
— Eleven Myanmar

Indian community celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi in Yangon
The Indian Embassy and community invited people to celebrate the yearly Hindu celebration of the arrival of Ganesh on earth.
— Mizzima

Two fraudsters handed over to Myanmar police
Locals of Tamu town handed over two non locals residing in the area, to Myanmar police, for engaging in fraudulent work of looting gold in the name of cleaning.
— The Sangai Express

Dengue fever kills 19 in Yangon
From January to August 10, the number of people infected with dengue fever in Yangon reached 2,031 and the death toll, 19, according to Yangon Region Public Health Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Smart City Mandalay
By Shin Min Regional leaders made the decision to establish the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) at a summit in April last year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Formal peace talks are likely to resume soon: DG Zaw Htay
Formal peace talks are likely to resume soon, said Zaw Htay, Director-General of the Office of Myanmar State Counsellor, at the joint press conference after an informal meeting between the government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) and the Karen National Unity (KNU) yesterday.
— Eleven Myanmar

Released former child soldier says freedom of expression still denied in Myanmar
A former child soldier who was imprisoned for public mischief said that freedom of expression was still being denied and banned in Myanmar.
— Mizzima

Union Minister Dr Than Myint attends 88th Izmir International Trade Fair in Turkey
Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint arrived back in Yangon after attending the 88th Izmir International Trade Fair held in Izmir, Turkey.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A new arena awaits as Myanmar warms up for 2020 polls
The parties, voters and issues have undergone major changes since the last elections even if Aung San Suu Kyi remains the anchor of her party’s campaign
— The Straits Times

Gote Twin Bailey bridge opens for 48-ton trucks
A temporary Bailey bridge constructed to replace the Gote Twin bridge which was damaged in a mine explosion on 15 August, began allowing 48-ton trucks yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Questions arise over cost, accessibility of two-step loans
Despite the important role small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play in the economy, repeated requests for more affordable loans and easier access to financing remain a challenge for the sector.
— Myanmar Times

Farmers protest over farmland compensation for oil exploration
Farmers in the Mann oilfield area in Minbu Township, Magway Region staged a protest yesterday over alleged failures by the authorities in correctly offering compensation for land seized decades ago.
— Mizzima

E&E Minister returns home from ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting
Union Minster for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing returned on 7th October after attending the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and related meetings (AMEM), which were held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 4 to 6 September.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Telenor and Axiata back off from merger of Asian businesses
Norwegian telecom operator Telenor said Friday talks on merging its Asian operations with Malaysian telecoms group Axiata have ended due to complexities with the transaction.
— Mizzima

NSSA issues national-level skill certificates to over 13,000 workers
Till August since 2014, National Skill Standard Authority (NSSA) has issued national-level skill certificates to over 13,000 workers for 23 types of jobs, said Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, at the certificate-presenting ceremony held at the Construction Ministry’s Central Training School (Thuwunna) in Yangon on September 7.
— Eleven Myanmar

British chamber set to work with Mandalay business associations
The British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar (BCCM) has signed two memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the two business associations in Mandalay.
— Myanmar Times

Number of traditional bamboo blind makers declines in Amarapura Township
The number of traditional bamboo blind-making businesses in Myintaw village of Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, where the handicraft has been practiced for over 30 decades, has begun to dwindle of late.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NGO coalition calls on UN to act to ‘prevent future atrocities’
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres should act to prevent future UN failures in the face of atrocities, a coalition of 16 organizations said in a joint letter to the secretary-general just released.
— Mizzima

Old Thitpok Tree gets blue plaque from Yangon Heritage Trust
YANGON-Yangon Heritage Trust yesterday gave its 32nd blue plague marking Yangon’s heritage to the over 100-year-old of Old Thitpok Tree (Tetrameles Nudiflora.R. Br. Datiscaceae) on the campus of Yangon University.
— Eleven Myanmar

IBTT opens bulk terminal to provide port services
A bulk terminal at Thilawa Special Economic Zone in southern Yangon was opened on 7th September offering the handling of the bulk cargoes (grain, feed, Agri inputs, construction materials and other any possible bulk cargoes) in Thilawa port area.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Locals accuse Army of setting houses on fire in Buthidaung
Local people in Buthidaung township in northern Arakan have accused that the security forces set several many houses on fire at U Yin Tha village in afternoon hours of Wednesday.
— BNI Online

Myanmar Unicode Migration introduced to artist associations
Artists from movie, music and Thabin (artiste) were introduced yesterday with Myanmar Unicode Migration process, which has been scheduled to fully implement on 1st October this year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Malaysian skipper, Myanmar crewman missing after boat crash
A MALAYSIAN skipper and Myanmar crew member have been reported missing after their fishing boat was hit by a merchant ship 8.3 nautical miles off Pulau Carey and 11.5 nautical miles west of Tanjung Gabang yesterday.
— The Malaysian Insight

Deceptive ads offering lucky draws comparable to gambling: MCC vice chair
Misleading advertisements that offer highly appealing lucky draw prizes can be classified as deceptive, and they are more akin to gambling than a good deal, said U Than Maung, the vice chair of the Myanmar Competition Commission (MCC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Urban Ministry consults MEA to avail expertise of CPWD by foreign countries
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has sought intervention of the Ministry of External Affairs for availing expertise of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) by foreign countries, saying it will not only benefit the “needy countries” but also enhance India’s image in the globe.
— Business Standard

Young candidate readmitted into ruling party
Having been reinstated back into the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) after his dismissal at the end of the municipal election, Ko Aung Khant vowed to continue involvement in the country’s electoral politics.
— Myanmar Times

International Literacy Day observed in Nay Pyi Taw
A ceremony to mark the 2019 International Literacy Day was organized yesterday morning in Nay Pyi Taw with the objective of creating more opportunities for people amidst global change, and to support the teaching of ethnic languages without discrimination on the basis of race, faith, and colour to ensure equal benefit to people.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Some 740,000 of the Muslim minority fled to camps in southeast Bangladesh after a military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017, joining 200,000 Rohingya already there.



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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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