LFM News Service 5-31-19

Toyota to build first Myanmar assembly plant in Thilawa
Toyota Motor Corp, the automobile branch of Toyota, will invest several billion yen for the facility to manufacture pick-up trucks through semi-knockdown (SKD) production for the Myanmar market.  Read More

World nations failing the poorest on energy goals: study
More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live without power, but this is not enough to meet global development goals, according to a report just released.  Read More

Arrest warrant issued for Myanmar firebrand monk Wirathu
Myanmar police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday evening for an ultra-nationalist monk known as the "Buddhist Bin Laden" for his vitriol against Islam and particularly the Rohingya Muslim community.  Read More

Armed and dangerous: Myanmar's military goes shopping
Myanmar's military has lavished tens of millions of dollars on the latest lethal hardware, leaning on allies as part of a strategy to become a first-class fighting force.  Read More

Myanmar Sees 30 Percent Increase in Tourism During First Four Months of 2019
The number of tourists coming into Myanmar during the first four months of this year has risen by 30 percent over the same period last year. This information was shared by U Ohn Maung, Union Minister of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, at a press conference held to explain what the government has accomplished during its third year.  Read More

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