Myanmar morning news for April 19

Myanmar morning news for April 19

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar state counselor calls for genuine peace, emergence of federal union
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called for working strenuously for genuine peace and in building the democratic federal republic, according to the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) Thursday.
— Xinhua

Code2LAB transforms food industry via digital solutions
In response to the growing cash flow in Myanmar’s food and beverage industry, Code2LAB Pte Ltd, a local technology company, has brought two innovative solutions to the market to help digitise the nation’s restaurant industry, according to Min Zeya Phyo, the firm’s founder and chief executive.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar: Satire is Not a Crime
Myanmar authorities should drop charges against four performers for criticizing the military in a satirical thangyat performance, Human Rights Watch said today. Thangyat is a form of slam poetry traditionally performed during Myanmar’s April New Year holiday that has long been a vehicle for humorous criticism of everything from politics to social behavior.
— Human Right Watch

Illegal charcoal trade threatens Myanmar’s remaining mangroves
Beyond a metal gate in Ranong, a port town in southern Thailand, a warehouse is filled nearly wall to wall and floor to ceiling with bags of illegally sourced charcoal. Children linger outside the building and ride their bicycles as their parents toil inside.
— Mongabay

Thailand, Myanmar agree to cooperate
Thailand and Myanmar have signed a collaboration deal to promote tourism routes connecting ancient cities of the two countries in preparation for a travel boom expected from Asean.
— Bangkok Post

Journalists in Myanmar Still Under Threat Despite Latest Pulitzer Wins
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, among the Reuters team that won a Pulitzer this week for its coverage of the Rohingya crisis, are serving lengthy prison terms for exposing state secrets.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Vietnam to promote bilateral trade and investments
During five months of this fiscal year, the total trade volume between Myanmar and Vietnam had exceeded 315 million USD. Both countries are now discussing a plan to promote bilateral trade and investments, according to the figures from the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

2 killed, 21 injured in truck accident in Myanmar’s capital
Two people have been killed on the spot with 21 others injured in a truck accident in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, said a release from the Home Affairs Ministry on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Rohingyas Want To Go Back To a ‘Safe’ Myanmar
The one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are packed like sardines in 33 camps in Cox’s bazar district in South Eastern Bangladesh.
— The Citizen

Paritta Recitation Ceremony for 1381 ME held at Presidential Palace
The Paritta Recitation Ceremony for the 1381 Myanmar Era was held at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were present at the event to listen to the Paritta recitation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar enters New Year 1381 ME: Greeting of Sayadaws
Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa In the New Year, I wish peace of mind and good health for everyone in the world. May all the people of the world and all creatures enjoy good health and peace.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NLD-Tatmadaw relations: strong words, rising tensions
Differences over the need for changes to the constitution are the main reason why relations between the government and the Tatmadaw are far from smooth.
— Frontier Myanmar

Government delegation arrives ahead of Wa 30th peace building anniversary
A government delegation travelled to Wa Special Region no. 2 to attend their 30th anniversary on peace building. They visited the Martyr’s Mausoleum and the Peace Monument in Peace Commemoration Park in Pangsang, and the Mongkhan Bridge and the old headquarters of the Burma Communist Party located between Pangsang and Mongkhan on 16 April.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Year-on-Year Thingyan Holiday Deaths Drop Dramatically
The Information Ministry said there were 288 deaths over the four-day holiday this year, less than half the 642 deaths recorded last year.
— Irrawaddy

Gaza, Myanmar MER-C volunteers unable to vote on polling day
The Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C) Indonesia confirmed its 32 volunteers in Gaza, Palestine, and four in Myanmar were unable to vote following no access to polling facilities during the 2019 legislative and presidential elections.
— Antara

Is it Burma or Myanmar? Countries and cities that have changed their names
Would the world feel the same way about Joaquin Phoenix if he’d stuck with his birth name, Joaquin Rafael Bottom? Or Marilyn Monroe, christened Norma Jean Mortensen?
— Traveller

Cardinal Charles Bo Asks Myanmar, Chinese Leaders to Scrap Myitsone Dam
Statement issued Monday is the cardinal’s second on the topic this year.
— Irrawaddy

New Year Greetings of Vice Presidents, Hluttaw Speakers, C-in-C of Defence Services
Vice President U Myint Swe’s New Year Message My dear esteemed ethnic brothers and sisters, At this auspicious time of the Myanmar New Year, I send these greetings and good wishes for the good health and well-being and auspiciousness of all ethnic brothers and sisters.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Authorities Vow Probe as Ivory Coast Destroys ‘Unfit’ Myanmar Rice Shipment
Industry experts say incident could hurt Myanmar’s chances in increasingly competitive rice market.
— Irrawaddy

Commerce Ministry, MRF to investigate destruction of rice at Ivory Coast
The Ministry of Commerce will investigate the destruction of 18,000 tons of Myanmar rice deemed ‘unfit for consumption’ at Cote d’lvoire.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Turkish agency sends food to 1,012 Rohingya families
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) distributed food items Wednesday to 1,012 Rohingya refugee families living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district.
— AA

Nay Pyi Taw Council Chair provides aid to blown down houses in Ottarathiri Tsp
Gusts of strong winds following heavy rains in Nay Pyi Taw damaged residential buildings in the capital’s Ottarathiri Township on 17 April. Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung and officials provided aid and support to the wind struck victims yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Filmmaker sent to prison for criticising military
Film director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has been sued by a military official for defaming the Tatmadaw and is currently detained at Yangon’s Insein Prison.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation visits PRC
A delegation led by Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win left Yangon International Airport on 13 April for the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Coord meeting on promoting healthier lifestyles in youths held at Health & Sports Ministry
A coordination meeting on separating students from cigarettes, alcohol and drugs and instilling them with life skills through a national movement was held at the Ministry of Health and Sports yesterday. The Union Education Minister, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, first delivered a speech.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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