Myanmar Morning News For July 9

Myanmar Morning News For July 9

Myanmar morning newsStateless teen born in Myanmar praised as ‘gem’ in Thai cave ordeal
Born in Myanmar, raised by Christian teachers in Thailand, and now trapped in a flooded cave for 13 days, Adul Sam-on’s unflinching politeness and startling ability to speak English is capturing hearts.
— Mizzima

Minister on a mission
Soe Win has been in his post for less than two months, but already there are significant signs that Myanmar’s new finance minister is ready to deliver on the government’s commitment to boost economic growth.
— Bangkok Post

Former Myanmar Times CEO Dunkley formally indicted in drugs case
Two Myanmar nationals, a man and a woman, were released from custody in an illegal drugs case involving former Myanmar Times CEO and Editor-in-Chief Mr. Ross Dunkley and eight co-accused.
— Mizzima

Northern Alliance to attend 21st Century Panglong Conference
All members of the Northern Alliance will attend the third session of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong next week.
— BNI Multimia Group

KNU and Tatmadaw will again discuss building a road in Hpapun District
Tatmadaw (military) representative at Joint Monitoring Committee-Union (JMC-U), Col.Wunna Aung, said that they will discuss again with the Karen National Union (KNU) the plan for building a road in Hpapun, Karen State which was suspended by the military, in the coming open season.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Government in Talks to Close Four More Rohingya IDP Camps in Rakhine State
Myanmar authorities are in talks with officials in Rakhine state to shut down four more internally displaced persons camps housing Rohingya refugees in two townships, though where the camp inhabitants will be resettled is still unclear, a government official said Friday.
— Radio Free Asia

An armed band extorts money in southern Ye area
A 20-member armed band has been extorting money from local plantation owners in southern Ye area, Mon State, which only started to become stabilized two years ago, according a monk from southern Ye area.
— BNI Multimedia Group

Drugs trial of Ross Dunkley opens in Yangon
The trial of Australian media personality Mr. Ross Dunkley, his compatriot Mr. John McKenzie and five young Myanmar women began at the Western District Court on Friday after they were apprehended by police in possession of a large quantity of illegal stimulants last month.
— The Irrawaddy

Floods, crop damage under-scores need for insurance
Due to heavy rainfall during the month of June, more than half a million acres of farming land was flooded and some 250,000 acres totally destroyed as at June 29, said U Myo Tint Tun, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI).
— Myanmar Times

Meth pills worth over Ks 3 billion seized in Rakhine State’s Buthidaung Tsp
The border guard police seized methamphetamine pills worth over Ks 3 billion in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State on July 4.
— BNI Multimedia Group

China, Myanmar Agree 15-Point MoU on Economic Corridor
Chinese and Myanmar officials agreed a 15-point Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on building a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, part of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative, said U Min Zaw Oo, the director of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Irrawaddy

53 companies express interest in building Yangon’s ring road
A total of 53 local and international companies/ consortiums are interested in the 47.5-kilometre elevated ring road in Yangon, the Ministry of Construction announced on July 4.
— Myanmar Times

The Mon school system faces pressure to grow
Mother-tongue teaching is a feature of the Mon National School system but parents say their children would benefit from more institutions beyond primary level.
— Frontier Myanmar

Govt to issue new licenses for commercial vehicles
The government will install a new vehicle licensing system under which a new domestic operator license will be issued to firms or individuals who own and operate vehicles for commercial purposes.
— Myanmar Times

 

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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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