Myanmar morning news for January 3

Myanmar morning news for January 3

Myanmar morning news

Financial services seen as most attractive investment bet in Myanmar
Myanmar, which is described as the last frontier market of southeast Asia, saw deal-making gain momentum in 2019 even as private equity investors commit more dry powder to the region’s investment landscape that is said to require patient capital.
— DealStreetAsia

How safe are Myanmar‘s airlines?
The poor reputation of domestic carriers in Myanmar may not be justified, with five of the six airlines scoring reasonably well with organisations that monitor international aviation safety.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar economy expected to grow 7.1 per cent
The economy in Myanmar in the fiscal year of 2019-2020 was given a positive outlook by the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office.
— New Straits times

New LNG imports make progress in Myanmar and Philippines
Two separate projects in Myanmar and the Philippines aim to break ground this year and in 2021 to import LNG to supply the power generation sector. These projects put Myanmar and Philippines on the map as potentially the newest LNG importers
— lloydslist

Myanmar Ethnic Alliance Cease-fire Makes No Difference as Rakhine Fighting Rages in 2020
A unilateral cease-fire extended into the New Year by the “Three Brotherhood Alliance” of ethnic armies battling Myanmar’s armed forces appeared to make little difference as residents across the conflict zone in Rakhine state reported fighting this week.
— Radio Free Asia

Airport construction in NW Myanmar to get completed in FY 2020-21
The construction work of an airport in Myanmar’s Chin state is underway by the authorities to complete in the next fiscal year 2020-2021, according to the Information Ministry on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Improved technique boosts breeding of Myanmar endangered tortoises
Conservationists say they have found a better way to breed the critically endangered Burmese star tortoise, which is found only in Myanmar forests.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar expects to earn over 26 mln USD from gems, jade sale
Myanmar expects to earn over 40 billion kyats (26.7 million U.S. dollars) from gems and jade sale which kicked off in capital city Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday, an official from Myanmar Gems Enterprise (MGE) told media.
— Xinhua

Tax revenues from SAS offices are projected to hit 80 pc: IRD
The collection of tax revenues from the offices which practice Self Assessment System (SAS) will account for 80 per cent of the total tax revenues, said Daw Swe Swe Khaing, Director of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) at the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s non-cooperation behind failure to stop Yaba smuggling: minister
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said the smuggling of the drug Yaba could not be stopped as neighbouring Myanmar had failed to live up to its commitment.
— BD News 24

Myanmar’s Most Talked-About Island Resort, Wa Ale, Is Expanding This Year
Wa Ale Resort in Myanmar’s remote Mergui Archipelago looks ahead to a year of environmentally sensitive expansion.
— Forbes

YSX firms disclose mixed prospects ahead of foreign participation
Companies listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) announced mixed prospects for 2020, the year Myanmar is set to allow direct foreign ownership of equities listed on the bourse. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar announced last July that non-Myanmar individuals and locally-registered entities would be allowed to invest in listed shares of up to 35 percent.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon revelry fatalities drop to four, police say
The number of fatalities during this year’s New Year Eve’s revelry in Yangon Region dropped to four, with all the deaths caused by road accidents, police said.
— Myanmar Times

Exploratory drilling begins at onshore block in Magwe
Italian oil and gas company Eni Spa has begun exploratory drilling at the Shwe Nan Htike Well 1, located in the onshore block RSF-5, in Magwe Region, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) announced.
— Myanmar Times

Japanese ambassador vows effort for international relations
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Mr. Ichiro Maruyama said that he will work hard for the development of international relations of Myanmar, at the new year greetings statement of the Japanese embassy in Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s peace process put on hold
Last year started with lots of promise for a peace process to finally be achieved, but unfortunately, as the year ended, the sound of gunfire got louder.
— New Straits times

Gem, jade emporium kicks off in Myanmar currency for local merchants
Gems and jades are on sale for local merchants in Myanmar kyat during the six-day emporium at Mani Yadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw from 2 to 7 January.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three Myanmar Cities Win Asean Clean Tourist City Awards
Taunggyi, Loikaw and Dawei will receive the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard award to recognize their efforts to create a pristine environment.
— Irrawaddy

UEC moves 96 military polling places in Mandalay
Mandalay—A total of 96 polling stations for military members and their families will be moved outside of military battalions in order that observers can freely monitor them in the 2020 General Election, said U Shein Win, Chair of the Mandalay Region Election Sub-commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

Japan to Launch Project to Boost Farm Productivity in Myanmar
Japan will launch a US$3.6 million project in Sagaing Region to boost irrigation and agricultural management as part of efforts to increase farmers’ productivity.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar communities abroad donate cash for disaster-affected people at home
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received cash and kind for local people in disaster-affected areas from the well-wishers of Myanmar communities in foreign countries through Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar has not denied Rohingya atrocities: Momen
Bangladesh is making every diplomatic effort to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, which has “not denied charges of atrocities” in the world court, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said.
— BD News 24

Diplomatic, special passport holders allowed to enter Nandaw Gate in Muse from 1 Jan
Chinese citizens holding diplomatic passports and special passports have been allowed to enter the Muse border gate (Nandaw Gate) in northern Shan State from 1 January, according to the Immigration and Population Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

FDC to analyze FIPRESCI prize-winning film ‘Goodbye Dragon Inn’
The Film Development Center will screen ‘Goodbye Dragon Inn’ film for analysis in its 33rd event of the Cinematheque Programme at its office No. 50, Shwe Taung Kyar Road (Golden Valley Road), Bahan Township, at 12 noon on 5 January.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bangladesh Fortifies Island Near Myanmar With Heavy Weapons, Gunboats
The Border Guard Bangladesh force is deploying missile systems and gunboats to St. Martin’s Island, just off the coast of Cox’s Bazar and Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

AA Frees 16 Myanmar Govt Employees After Abduction
The Arakan Army said it released 16 Transport Ministry drivers detained on Dec. 31 while traveling on a ferry in northern Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

2020 New Year Dhamma Ceremony continues second day near Shwedagon
The second day of 2020 New Year Dhamma Ceremony took place at the People’s Park near Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Houses are under construction for resettlement in Paung Landslide
The collapse of Malatt mountain in Paung Township on 9 January will turn five months soon and 23 houses are under construction for resettlement, says Win Zaw, an administrator in Ye Pyar Kone village, Paung Township.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chinese film crew shoots Yangon lifestyles in New Year period
A Chinese film crew of Hainan TV Station took the lifestyles of the people in Yangon near Kandawgyi Nature Park and Myitta Nyunt Railway Station on Wednesday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three ethnic armed groups extend truce through February
Three ethnic armed groups extended their unilateral ceasefire for another two months to aid peace negotiations with the government, they said in a joint statement.
— Myanmar Times

Japan announces $5 million IDP aid program
The Japanese government announced in late December that it will launch an aid program to help internally displaced people (IDP) in Kachin State to return home, Nikkei Asian Review reported.
— Mizzima

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye receives Korean women peace advocacy group
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye welcomed the members of International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) from the Republic of Korea at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya Refugees Land In Kushadevi In Search Of Work
Karan Happis, a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar, works as a mason at a construction site at local Kushadevi.
— Nepal 24 hours

Visit Nepal Year 2020 promoted in Myanmar
MYANMAR: Visit Nepal Year 2002 was promoted in the popular Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar.
— Khabarhub

Union Education Minister attends workshop on matric exam rules
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi attended the workshop on matric exam rules for the examination supervisors, joint supervisors and students at the No.2 Basic Education High School in Pyinmana Town yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Anti-Chinese Rioting Erupted in British-Ruled Yangon
On this day in 1931, a brawl triggered 10 days of anti-Chinese riots in Yangon that left 14 people dead; Burmese residents complained the British favored the Chinese.
— Irrawaddy


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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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