Myanmar Morning News For July 4

Myanmar Morning News For July 4

Myanmar morning newsMyanma Apex Bank gives loans to almost 700 farmers this harvesting season
A pilot project which provides loans to farmers spearheaded by Myanma Apex Bank (MAB) and Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) has supported almost 700 farmers for this harvesting season to date, according to the MRF.
— Myanmar Times

Number of days for tourist visits to Bagan cut
The number of days that tourists can spend in Bagan’s ancient cultural zone has been reduced from five to three starting this month, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director general of the Department of Archaeology and National Museums, on Sunday.
— Myanmar Times

Protest Against Planned Statue of Gen. Aung San in Loikaw Turns Violent
Demonstrators clashed with police in the Karenni State capital, Loikaw, on Tuesday during a march to protest the regional government’s plan to erect a statue of General Aung San.
— The Irrawaddy

UN, World Bank urge global funding to support humanitarian work for Rohingyas
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim yesterday (02/07) called on the world to support Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps, where IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UN partner agencies urgently need new funding to sustain aid deliveries to almost a million refugees from Myanmar.
— Devdiscourse

NLD-backed Women’s Congress Rejects Talk of Removing Myanmar Military From Politics
Leaders of the Women’s Work Committees Congress, hosted by the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, have objected to recommendations from some participants that the country’s powerful military be banned from politics, an official said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

Anti-Graft Commission, UMFCCI sign Joint Anti-Corruption Declaration
Corruption has adverse impacts on economic and administrative sectors, said Aung Kyi, Chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission, at a ceremony to sign the Joint Anti-Corruption Declaration between Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the commission on July 2 in Yangon.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar and the anti-Buddhist media agenda: Aung San Suu Kyi and path of stability
The situation in Myanmar remains critical in 2018 because ethnic, religious, and political issues are extremely complex despite many positive regional measures.
— Modern Tokyo Times

China’s proactive diplomacy in solving Rohingya crisis
With no home, no citizenship, no property and nowhere to go, Rohingya refugees are undergoing their own version of Exodus toward Bangladesh.
— Global Times

Myanmar female garment workers in fear of violence
Businesses involved in Myanmar’s garment industry should take steps to ensure better safety and welfare of female employees, a new report recommends, as findings suggest women workers are in fear of rape and robbery.
— Just-style

Fuel prices, protectionism hobble Myanmar airline industry
Myanmar’s once lucrative airline industry is struggling to stay afloat with many carriers already halving their fares to draw more passengers.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Bombs 60 Churches in 18 Months, Replaces Some With Buddhist Pagodas
Myanmar’s military forces have destroyed about 60 Christian churches and have turned some of those properties into Buddhist pagodas amid renewed attacks over the last year-and-a-half, an American pastor who recently traveled to the region said.
— The Christian Post

Businesses warn govt not to backtrack on retail and wholesale reform
AMID news that the commerce ministry might backtrack on the retail and wholesale sector reform and impose further restrictions on foreign investments, business leaders warn that any such retraction will be “extremely disappointing” and seriously derail efforts to attract foreign investments for the country.
— Myanmar Times

Government will launch tenders for upgrade, of two oil refineries
The government will soon launch tenders for the construction of at least two oil refineries, now “urgently required” on the back of rising demand and higher oil prices, which has led to a much higher petrol import bill of late.
— Consult Myanmar

Soil Dumping Worsens Impact of Flooding in Mining Areas, Activists Say
Environmental activists in the Hpakant and Lonekin jade mining regions of Kachin State have urged the government to impose strict controls on the dumping of waste soil by mine operators, as the practice exacerbates seasonal flooding.
— The Irrawaddy

China, Myanmar to deepen law enforcement, security cooperation
Chinese State Councilor Zhao Kezhi and Myanmar’s Minister of Home Affairs Kyaw Swe co-chaired the sixth China-Myanmar ministerial meeting on law enforcement and security cooperation in Beijing Tuesday.
— Xinhua

NLD Won’t Support Quota for Women in Political Positions
The ruling National League for Democracy does not support the implementation of a quota system for women in positions of political leadership.
— The Irrawaddy

Inside Insein
Ill-treatment is rife, the food is bad and hygiene is sub-standard in the infamous Yangon prison that has long been the butt of grim word-play humour about “going insane”.
— Frontier Myanmar

Authorities seize illegal gaming machines in Myawady
Authorities seized more than 120 illegal gaming machines used in gambling in Myawady, Kayin State on July 1.
— Eleven Myanmar

 

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Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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