Myanmar Morning News For April 23

Myanmar Morning News For April 23

Myanmar morning newsFamily of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted: family
The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to “entrap” them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said.
Reuters

285 dead, over 1,000 injured during Thingyan
At least 285 deaths were reported to have been related to this year’s Thingyan festivities between April 13 and 17, up from 272 last year, according to Myanmar state media. Reported injuries dropped from 1,086 last year to 1,073 this year, while crimes rose from 967 to 1,200.
Coconuts Yangon 

Burma Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2017
— US Department of State

Rain-wary Myanmar moves fiscal year for a dry start in October
The Myanmar government will begin its fiscal year in October starting this year, shifting from April, to cope with the country’s rainy season and avoid the resulting delays in infrastructure projects.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

Chinese state councilor meets with former Myanmar president
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday met with former Myanmar President U Thein Sein, vowing to promote the development of the China-Myanmar economic corridor.
Xinhua Net 

Facebook Slow to React to Violence, Hate Speech in Myanmar
When mass killings or religious strife take place in Myanmar, the conflict spreads to social media, leading to yet more slaughter on the ground.
The Irrawaddy 

Myanmar delivery startup Food2U gets six-digit sum from Premium Distribution
Food2U, Myanmar’s home-grown food delivery platform, has raised a six-digit investment from Premium Distribution, a distributor in retail, food services and non-food products, according to sources familiar with the development.
DealStreetAsia

Myanmar cop reveals plot to ‘trap’ reporter Wa Lone
Imprisoned Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in a “trap” that was set up by a Myanmar police chief in December, a police officer told the Insein Township court today.
Coconuts Yangon

Myanmar fast tracks e-Visa approval
Myanmar has introduced a fast-track tourist visa that delivers confirmation within 24 hours of the application, year-round, including public holidays.
The Phuket News

Export of manufactured goods increases slightly
The export of manufactured goods over the first 13 days of this transitional fiscal year (FY) reached US$158 million, a slight increase of $9.7 million compared with the same period last year, the Ministry of Commerce reported.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Myanmar man arrested for smuggling crystal meth
A Myanmar national has been arrested in Ranong province while trying to smuggle about one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine into Thailand.
The Nation 

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia
About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation.
Mizzima

Performance over Two Years by Ministry of Health and Sports
Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) has laid down objectives and strategies to enable every citizen to attain full life expectancy and enjoy longevity of life free from diseases. Moreover efforts are being made to enhance disease prevention activities and provide effective treatment of prevailing diseases.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Hotels, guest houses mushroom in Myanmar
Up until March this year, there had been 1,628 hotels and guest houses with 65,470 rooms across Myanmar, according to Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
Inquirer.net

Union Ministers reaffirm Myanmar’s willingness and readiness to receive displaced persons
A Press Conference on the visit of Myanmar Delegation led by Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement of Myanmar, to Cox’s Bazar and Dhaka, Bangladesh on 11-13 April was held at National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC), Yangon, Myanmar, at 1000 hours on 19th April 2018.
ReliefWeb 

Crop insurance to protect paddy farmers available soon
The implementation of a recently approved crop insurance scheme to protect farmers in Myanmar, while urgently needed, will face challenges as stakeholders grapple with the risks and complexities.
The Myanmar Times 

National Health Plan to cover more than 300 townships in five years
Ministry of Health and Sports is implementing the National Health Plan (2017-2021) step by step and plans to cover more than 300 townships during five years.
Eleven Myanmar 

Yangon Investment Forum Hopes to Garner Foreign Interest
The Yangon Region Investment Committee hopes to boost foreign investment through an upcoming investment forum that is slated for May 9.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar FDA head arrested for alleged corruption
Zabuthiri Township police force arrested the Director General of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Ministry of Health and Sports for allegedly misusing his power in the ownership of a house and plot of land valued at over 150 million kyats.
Mizzima 

 

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