Myanmar morning news for April 25

Myanmar morning news for April 25

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar to export farmed fisheries to EU from May onwards
Myanmar will be able to export farmed marine products to the European Union (EU) starting from May 1, said U Thet Naing, deputy director of the Quality Control and Research Division of Fisheries Department.
— Myanmar Times

Govt received over 1,300 proposals for mining business in nine months
There have been about 1370 proposals on engaging in mining business over the past nine months, and only eight out of over 140 proposals submitted to region and state governments for their opinions have received replies, said Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Ohn Win.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar and China to practice barter system in line with MoU
Myanmar and China will practice barter system in line with MoU signed between the two countries. Myanmar will barter agricultural produces for construction materials, farm implements and fertilizer from China, said Ye Min Aung, President of Myanmar Rice Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt to hold tender for construction of Muse airport this year
Plans are being drawn out for the construction of an airport in Muse, which is a major hub for trade at the Myanmar-China border. A tender will be held this year, said U Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar economy to rebound
DESPITE Myanmar’s economic growth having declined to 6.2 per cent last year from 6.8 per cent in 2017 , the nation remains resilient and is expected to return to growth of 6.5 per cent this year and 6.6 per cent next year, according to WB economists.
— The Nation

Banking reforms, higher investments will drive better growth: World Bank
Myanmar’s GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 6.5 percent in 2019-20, supported by public investment leading up to the elections in 2020, after which growth is expected to expand to 6.6pc, according to the World Bank’s April 2019 East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, launched yesterday.
— Myanmar Times

Saifuddin: We hope Myanmar govt will improve press freedom
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia hopes that the government of Myanmar will improve the safety of journalists and press freedom in the country, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pic).
— The Star Online

US Condemns Myanmar Ruling Keeping 2 Journalists Imprisoned
The U.S. on Wednesday condemned the Myanmar Supreme Court decision upholding the convictions of two Reuters journalists for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by uncovering the Myanmar military’s massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

Domestic fuel prices pushed up
The spike in crude oil price in the global market has pushed up domestic fuel prices in the post-Thingyan period, state media reported quoting oil dealers.
— Mizzima

Forest Dept seizes 30,000 tonnes of timber
Officers of the Forest Department seized nearly 30,000 tonnes of illegal timber over the past six months, according to the department.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar SC Upholds Conviction Of Pulitzer Prize Awardee Journalists Under Official Secrets Act
The Supreme Court of Myanmar has dismissed the appeals of two Journalists sentenced to seven years in jail for violating the Official Secrets Act, the Reuters reported.
— Live law

Myanmar blames Singapore company for damage to rice business
Myanmar rice traders are blaming Olam International, the Singapore-headquartered commodities supply chain manager, for reputation damage to its rice industry.
— Myanmar Times

Cardinal makes plea to stop Myitsone Dam
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon has made a passionate plea to all stakeholders to stop any effort to dam the Irrawaddy River, UCANEWS reported.
— Mizzima

Northern Rakhine refugees resist relocation to Bangladesh island
Bangladesh is facing a dilemma over the planned transfer of thousands of Muslims from northern Rakhine State crowded into makeshift camps along the country’s border with Myanmar to an uninhabited island in the Bay of Bengal.
— Myanmar Times

Bid to address info scarcity in education market
Driven by the burning desire to tackle disorganised information of Myanmar’s fragmented private education market, three young people who graduated from Singapore have created MyanLearn, an innovative class search platform which aims to make learning accessible and convenient.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rescuers battle to find bodies in Myanmar mudslide
Recovery teams in Myanmar fought against a huge lake of sludge on Wednesday in their search for bodies after a landslide engulfed more than 50 jade miners — the latest fatal accident in a notoriously dangerous but highly-lucrative industry.
— Business Standard

Families of Reuters reporters to petition President after Supreme Court rejects appeal
A lawyer for two jailed Reuters journalists has said their families would write to President U Win Myint asking him to review their conviction under the Official Secrets Act, after Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejected their appeal on Tuesday morning.
— Frontier Myanmar

Dagon Magazine: Long gone but not forgotten
Few people these days know that the once famous Dagon Magazine, which stopped publishing in 1949, played an important role in Myanmar’s art and culture landscape.
— Myanmar Times

Buckling up for the Belt and Road
From April 25-27, Beijing will host the second Belt and Road Forum, bringing together nearly 40 heads of state from around the world to discuss, negotiate and plan for China’s multi-trillion-dollar trade and investment initiative.
— Frontier Myanmar

Russia Begins Assembly Of Su-30SMs Meant For Myanmar
Russia has begun assembling the six Su-30SM fighters that will be delivered to Myanmar under a 2018 bilateral contract, according to Myanmar Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing.
— Defense World

Myanmar-China to coproduce film about Bagan ancient city
Myanmar and China will jointly produce a film about Bagan ancient city later this year, featuring artists from both countries for the first time.
— Xinhua

RCL takes over all vessel operations on Thailand – Myanmar service, adds Laem Chabang
Regional Container Lines (RCL) has added Laem Chabang as port of call on its RTY service linking Thailand and Myanmar, and will now operate all three vessels on the service.
— Seatrade Maritime

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’
Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man’s land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks vulnerable to violence from the Myanmar military.
— TRT World

MNS Sinbyushin participates in PLA Navy IFR, China-ASEAN Joint Maritime Exercise
Myanmar Navy Ship (MNS) Sinbyushin led by Commodore Zwe Win Myint left Yangon on 11 April and arrived at Qingdao, People’s Republic of China on 22 April to participate in the People’s Liberation Army-PLA Navy 70th anniversary International Fleet Review (IFR) and China-ASEAN Joint Maritime …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Army Says It Captured 7-8 KIA Outposts in Northern Shan State
Myanmar’s army said on Wednesday that it had captured “seven or eight” outposts of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Shan state, accusing the ethnic army of operating improperly in a controlled area during a four-month ceasefire that ends on April 30.
— Radio free Asia

IED, parts for mine found near site of ARSA attack
A Tatmadaw column conducting proper security operation at the area where a police vehicle was attacked with landmines and small arms by the ARSA in Maungtaw Township on 22 April found an improvised explosive device (IED) and bullet casings near the site of the ambush. The IED and 5.56 mm and 7.62 …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Eight foreign investor apply for Myanmar mining permits
Eight foreign mining companies have applied for permits to conduct large-scale mining exploration projects in Myanmar, U Ather Hlaing, director of the Department of Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration, told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Ministries take steps to bring about sustainable development of Bagan
A coordination meeting on envelopment of sustainable economic benefit over entire Bagan cultural heritage zone and preventing effect on the historical heritage was held at Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture in Nay Pyi Taw on 22 April. The meeting was attended by Union Minister for Home …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar delegation visits Russian defense enterprises
A delegation from Myanmar that arrived in Moscow to attend the 8th Moscow Conference on International Security visited Russian defense military-industrial enterprises and examined their production, Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergey Shoigu said at a meeting with Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar Min Aung Hlaing.

Xi meets Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 24, 2019.
— Xinhua

Coord meeting on establishing firm market exporting quality rice, held in Nay Pyi Taw
A coordination meeting on establishing a firm international market and to export quality rice was held at Ministry of Commerce meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. In addressing the meeting Union Minister for Commerce Dr. Than Myint spoke of 83 companies exporting 1.2 million tons of rice …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Buckling up for the Belt and Road
It’s time for Myanmar to stop being a passenger, responding to what China wants, and to begin driving the Belt and Road.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar to soon open centres for treating dog bites
With the number of dog-bite cases registering an increase in Yangon Region, the Ministry of Health and Sports will soon open centres for treating dog bites. The centres will be opened in Yangon initially, and thereafter, in Mandalay and other states and regions. A meeting to discuss measures for …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rescuers battle to find bodies in Myanmar mudslide
Recovery teams in Myanmar fought against a huge lake of sludge on Wednesday in their search for bodies after a landslide engulfed more than 50 jade miners.
— Frontier Myanmar

Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture: Striving for long-lasting of Sasana, supporting for other religions, preserving cultural heritage
“As part of efforts for unity of all interfaith in Myanmar, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture formed the Interfaith Friendship and Unity Group (Myanmar) with representatives from different religions in Myanmar. There are 130 township-level committees under the group. The interfaith …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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