Myanmar morning news for July 25

Myanmar morning news for July 25

Myanmar morning newsThai ambitions target Myanmar
Myanmar’s new foreign direct investment act is expected to attract more Thai investment in the neighbouring country, says the head of the Thai Business Association of Myanmar.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar’s economic downturn hits aviation sector
Three airlines in Myanmar suspended operations in the recent past, citing economic losses and a shortage of aircraft.
–Investine

Three townships in Karen State hit hardest by flood
Myawaddy, Hlaing-bwe, and Hpa-an townships, in Karen (Kayin) State, have been affected by severe flooding after heavy rain triggered a sudden rise in the river level of the Than-lwin (Salween) River and the Thaung-yin (Moei) River this week, the State Department of Disaster Management’s director U Lin Htut said.
— BNI

Yangon authorities ill-equipped to prevent puddle electrocutions: MP
Four days after a 13-year-old boy was killed by a downed power line submerged in a deep, murky puddle in his neighborhood, several branches of the Yangon government convened to formulate a plan to address the city’s electrocution problem, which claims dozens of lives every rainy season.
— Coconuts Yangon

Ma Ba Tha successor banned
A government-appointed body that regulates Myanmar’s Buddhist clergy has again banned an ultranationalist organization known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, ordering it to remove its posters and signboards or face punishment under both Buddhist and secular law.
— Mizzima

Army made systematic Rohingya crackdown plan
Myanmar’s military engaged in “extensive and systematic” preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group have said, in a damning new report that it says justifies a genocide investigation.
— The Asean Post

Local residents demand closure of coal-powered antimony refinery plants
Over 200 residents of Mawlamyine Industrial Zone protested on Sunday (July 22) morning to demand the closure of coal-powered antimony refinery plants that emit foul odor in the industrial zone.
— BNI

At Least 9 Missing in Hpakant Landslide
At least nine people are missing after a mining waste pile collapsed in the Hpakant jade mining region of Kachin State on Tuesday.
— The Irrawaddy

PTTEP eyes Myanmar project
SET-listed PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) is proposing that Myanmar’s energy policymakers develop and operate a large gas-fired power plant to tap surging demand for energy there.
— Bangkok Post

New committee will keep pushing for Aung San statue on Karenni land
The Kayah State government has formed a new committee that will arrange the erection of a statue of General Aung San, the founder of the Burmese military, in the state capital of Loikaw.
— Coconuts Yangon

With Departure from Rakhine Advisory Panel, Kobsak Sends a ‘Warning Signal’
Kobsak Chutikul recently told news media he had quit Surakiart Sathirathai’s advisory panel on Rakhine State earlier this month, citing a lack of progress and expressing frustration at the lack of any independent mechanism by which to monitor implementation of the panel’s recommendations.
— The Irrawaddy

SSJAC donates aids to northern Shan IDPs
The Shan State Joint Action Committee (SSJAC) donated food rations worth around Ks 20 million to internally displaced persons (IDPs) taking shelter in nearby monasteries after fighting broke out between the Tatmadaw, the Northern Alliance members, and the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) in Namtu Township, northern Shan State.
— BNI

General Aung San Statue vandalized in Myitkyina
Vandals attacked a statue of Myanmar independence hero General Aung San late Sunday night in Kachin state’s capital Myitkyina, covering its face with green paint in a display of opposition to his honouring in ethnic minority areas according to an RFA report.
— Mizzima

Myanmar’s food sector being transformed by investment in production and sustainability measures
A cleaner production and higher sustainability project for Myanmar’s food and beverage industry is bringing much needed transformation.
— Food Navigator Asia

Hundreds Protest in Mon State Against Polluting Factories
About 300 residents of Moulmein Township in Mon State protested on Sunday against three coal-fired antimony factories accused of polluting the local air with their emissions, according to the organizer.
— The Irrawaddy

Army made systematic Rohingya crackdown plan
Myanmar’s military engaged in “extensive and systematic” preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group have said, in a damning new report that it says justifies a genocide investigation.
— The Asean Post

USDP Warns of Instability Over Ban on Nationalist Group
The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) raised concerns about national stability following a decision by the government and senior monks to outlaw the country’s largest nationalist group, the Buddha Dhamma Prahita Foundation, formerly known as Ma Ba Tha.
— The Irrawaddy

Over 5,000 flood victims confirmed in Tanintharyi
The number of flood victims has reached over 5,000 until July 21 in at least 15 villages of Tanintharyi Township, Myeik District, Tanintharyi Region.
— Mizzima

 

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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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