Wednesday September 19, 2018 12:37

IN MYANMAR Press Releases

Myanmar: UN report details silencing by law of independent journalism General—11 Sep 18

A host of ill-defined laws has been used in Myanmar to exert control over independent journalism across the country, including in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states, a UN human rights report on freedom of expression in the country has found. The report

Photo Release: EXIM Thailand Congratulates SCIMTMM the Opening of Power Transmission Towers Plant Stcoks—27 Aug 18

Mr. Pisit Serewiwattana (third left), President of Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand), and EXIM Thailand's executives recently congratulated Mr. Noppol Milinthanggoon (center), Chairman of the Board of Directors, SCI Electric Plc. (SCI), on

Myanmar authorities must be brought before International Criminal Court, say Southeast Asian General—24 Aug 18

More than 130 lawmakers from across Southeast Asia today demanded the international community bring officials in Myanmar to justice for atrocity crimes committed against the Rohingya population of Rakhine State. In the joint statement released today, 132

VST ECS (Myanmar) Services in collaboration with leading global IT vendors of Enterprise Solutions IT—20 Aug 18

VST ECS (Myanmar) Services Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of VST ECS (Thailand) Co., Ltd., by Mr. Kongkiet Wangveeramit, Executive Vice President, CLM Countries has joined forces with leading global IT vendors including Cisco, NetApp, NetScout, Trend Micro,

Photo Release: SCB jointly holds Myanmar Insight 2018 economic seminar Stcoks—06 Aug 18

Siam Commercial Bank, in cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon and the Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM), recently held a third economic seminar focusing on in-depth investment in Myanmar at the Shangri-la Hotel in Bangkok. Titled

Myanmar: UN experts gravely concerned by court charges against Reuters General—11 Jul 18

UN human rights experts* expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, Rakhine State. "We

Myanmar: Discriminatory policies means no return for refugees anytime soon, says General—10 Jul 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said the Government's failure to redress discriminatory laws against the Rohingya made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of refugees to return to their homes

Photo Release: KBank supports SMEs in Myanmar to brace for the digital Stcoks—02 Jul 18

At KBank Representative Office in Yangon, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Mr. Pattanapong Tansomboon (left), KBank First Senior Vice President, and Daw Aye Aye Win (center), Director General of the SME Development Center, Myanmar's Ministry of

Myanmar: UN expert calls for ICC to probe decades of crimes General—28 Jun 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has urged the Human Rights Council to support efforts to investigate and prosecute at the International Criminal Court those responsible for alleged crimes that have

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert General—16 May 18

We are deeply concerned about the escalation in attacks by military forces and armed groups in Kachin and northern Shan States in Myanmar. Some 7,400 people have been internally displaced in Kachin State since early April, adding to the 100,000 already

AGC Establishes Marketing Base in Myanmar Properties—09 Apr 18

AGC Asahi Glass (hereinafter AGC) has opened a branch of AGC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., which oversees the Southeast Asian region, in Yangon City, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (hereinafter referred to as "Myanmar"). Going forward, the AGC Group will

The crowdfunding campaign of One Man, Stand-Alone: On the trail of the old movie General—30 Mar 18

Philip Jablon, the founder and principal of The Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project, is holding a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a feature length documentary about his work photographing forgotten stand-alone movie theaters in Myanmar and

THAICOM and CANAL+ Sign Capacity Agreement in Myanmar CANAL+ launches pay TV DTH service in Myanmar Telecom—21 Mar 18

Thaicom Public Company Limited (SET Bangkok: THCOM)—one of Asia's leading satellite and digital platform operators—today announced the signature of a multi-year contract with CANAL+ Overseas Myanmar, the CANAL+ subsidiary in charge of

Myanmar: UN expert calls for accountability over violence in Rakhine General—13 Mar 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, told the Human Rights Council on Monday she was increasingly of the opinion that the events in Rakhine State bear the hallmarks of genocide and called in the strongest

Photo Release: Staff exchange program of KBank and Kanbawza Bank of Myanmar to empower border Stcoks—26 Feb 18

Recently, at Myawaddy branch of KBZ Bank in Myanmar, Mr. Kittichart Potithat, First Vice President for World Business Strategy and Marketing Management Department, KASIKORNBANK (KBank), and Mr. Panu Kijkongkhajohnchai, Head of Financial Institution,

Millions in Myanmar to Benefit from Disaster Preparedness Stcoks—21 Feb 18

YANGON, February 20, 2018 – The Launch Workshop for the Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, which will strengthen Myanmar's disaster preparedness, was held today, with national and local government officials reporting on

UN human rights expert laments tragic sense of dej? vu in Myanmar, says refugee returns General—02 Feb 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, and said talk of repatriating

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar to hold press conference on 1 February General—30 Jan 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will hold a press conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 1 February 2018 to present her end of mission statement discussing her recent visits to Bangladesh and Thailand.

Honor Opens its First Flagship Store in Myanmar IT—29 Jan 18

Honor, a young, innovative, and trend-setting brand, today opens its first flagship store in Yangon, Myanmar. As the first oversea store opened in 2018, it marks a new chapter in Honor's market expansion in Southeast Asia region. "This flagship store is

Honor Expands its Footprint in Southeast Asia IT—29 Jan 18

Honor, a young, innovative, and trend-setting brand, today announces the opening of its first flagship store in Myanmar and introduces to the market its highly-rated smartphones, Honor 7X, Honor V9 Play, Honor 6X and Honor Holly 6, expanding Honor's

UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh and Thailand 18 to 30 General—17 Jan 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the country's neighbours Bangladesh and Thailand from January 18, vowing to fulfill her mandate despite the Government's refusal to work with her. "I am

Meet the Leading Minds of Myanmar with Khiri Travel Lifestyle—10 Jan 18

Tourists travelling with Khiri Travel in Myanmar can now meet and talk with Burmese royalty, artists, environmental activists, academics, and many more New for 2018, Khiri Travel Myanmar has launched 'tour' options for visitors to get up close and

ASEANs failure to address drivers of Rohingya crisis undermines credibility, regional lawmakers General—20 Nov 17

The failure of ASEAN leaders to confront the root causes of the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State constitutes a blow to the regional bloc's credibility, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today, following the conclusion of the

Reach for the #Stars in Myanmar Lifestyle—01 Nov 17

Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Khiri Travel, offers new support to a project near Bagan to save the Burmese Star Tortoise; papier-mâche tortoises to be given out to travel trade at Khiri booth in WTM London Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of

Quality Infrastructure Development Contributes to Myanmar#s Sustainable Economic General—23 Oct 17

High-quality infrastructure will play an essential role in realizing economic growth and unlocking Myanmar's true potential. The important role of quality infrastructure development and Japan's indispensable role in Myanmar's sustainable development were

World MPs Condemn the Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya Minority in General—19 Oct 17

The global parliamentary community has condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. MPs have called upon the Government of Myanmar to end immediately the violence and forced displacement of the

Photo Release: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon receives The Leading FDI Hotel for 2016 Award At Lifestyle—18 Oct 17

Yangon: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon wins "The Leading FDI Hotel for 2016 Award" by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in Myanmar. It is the most remarkable time at Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon and we would like to share this good news to all of you

WomenCorporateDirectors Launches Myanmar Chapter for Growing Number of Local Women on Corporate Stcoks—02 Oct 17

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) – the largest organization of women corporate board members globally – is launching its 79th chapter in Myanmar on October 2; Myanmar will be the 16th WCD chapter in Asia. With chapters across six continents, WCD

Photo Release: KBank teams up with Thai entities to hold a seminar on SME development in Stcoks—15 Sep 17

Mr. Pattanapong Tansomboon (third from right), KBank First Senior Vice President, and Mr. U Zaw Myint Maung (fourth from right), Chief Minister of Mandalay Region, jointly organized a seminar titled "Holistic Empowerment of SMEs: How Public and Private