Myanmar morning news for August 1

Myanmar morning news for August 1

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Govt to Launch Satellite, Improve Communications
Myanmar is planning to launch its own satellite system, Myanmar Sat 2, next week; the satellite is expected to provide a better communication system across the country, according to a communications ministry engineer.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to open arbitration centre for resolving commercial disputes
The Myanmar Arbitration Centre (MAC) will be opened on 3 August at the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to resolve commercial disputes among Myanmar entrepreneurs, according to the UMFCCI.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ultranationalist Myanmar Monk Group Declared Illegal by Top Buddhist Organization
Myanmar’s highest Buddhist body on Monday declared a hardline monk organization an illegal association and ordered the nationwide removal of all its signage, two weeks after its members blasted the civilian-led government at the group’s annual meeting, the country’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture said.
— Radio Free Asia

Foreigners welcome to set up retail-petroleum business
Foreign oil and gas companies with retail operations can apply to set up their businesses in Myanmar, a senior official with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s planning, finance minister to concurrently take industry minister post
Myanmar President’s Office on Tuesday assigned U Soe Win, the Planning and Finance Union Minister, to concurrently take the position of Union Minister for Industry.
— Xinhua

Rights Advocates Question Myanmar’s Conditions to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees
Myanmar is beginning to yield to international pressure to repatriate the more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, but rights advocates worry its commitment is only surface level.

Myanmar Investment Commission approves investment proposal which will create over 3,000 job opportunities
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) meeting (12 / 2019) was convened at the meeting room of the MIC on the morning of 30rd July 2019 in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar lawmakers debate proposals to curb military political power
Myanmar’s parliament on Tuesday (Jul 30) began debating amendments to the constitution aimed at reducing the military’s role in politics, amid objections from army lawmakers.
— Channel NewsAsia

Locals Fear Coal-Powered Fish Factory in Southern Rakhine
The factory, almost ready to run but news to state officials, has raised environmental concern.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Thai banks to collaborate in financial matters
Central Banks of Myanmar and Thailand will collaborate in financial matters to assist the development of trade and investment, according to the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) Wednesday.
— Xinhua

From conflict zones to courtrooms, Myanmar’s journalists are under fire
Hopes for greater press freedom when Myanmar moved to quasi-democratic rule were quickly quashed with the jailing in 2017 of two Reuters reporters.

Myanmar Needs Submarine?
Myanmar’s security challenges remain predominantly land-based, although they do aggravate security threats in its maritime domain.
— The Daily New Nation

Concern Raised About Myanmar NGO Worker Shot at Roadblock
An international NGO on Wednesday expressed concern over a Myanmar aid worker who reamains in critical condition after being shot by government soldiers in war-torn Rakhine state and later charged for possessing a grenade under the country’s Counter-Terrorism Law.
— Radio Free Asia

Japanese boost medical techs in Myanmar
The Ministry of Health and Sports has announced an initiative to boost local skills in medical engineering.
— Myanmar Times

MOALI launches new projects to be implanmented in Myanmar under the Mekong-Lancang cooperation special Fund
The ceremony to launch new projects to be implemented in Myanmar under the second the Mekong-Lancang cooperation under the Special Fund was held in the meeting hall of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Finance Minister U Soe Win to Head Scandal-Hit Industry Ministry
He will handle the two portfolios concurrently following the resignation of U Khin Maung Cho amid probe of controversial procurements.
— Irrawaddy

As West retreats, China surges in Myanmar
Chinese investment and tourism are rising fast in the country at a time the US and EU pull back in revulsion at new rights abuses.
— Asia Times

Taking it to Next Level, India Readies Submarine for Myanmar
India is set to hand over Myanmar its first ever submarine, with a Kilo class boat likely to be sent across this year after being refitted indigenously.
— bharatshakti

Rights Advocates Question Myanmar’s Conditions to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees
Myanmar is beginning to yield to international pressure to repatriate the more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, but rights advocates worry its commitment is only surface level.
— New Delhi Times

Myawaddy Bank Ltd opens its 65th branch in Thayet, Magway Region
An opening ceremony for the Myawaddy Bank Limited (Thayet branch) was held yesterday morning in the bank branch compound in Thayet Town, Magway Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Malaysia: Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return
Malaysia’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that Myanmar’s government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so that hundreds of thousands who fled a brutal military crackdown can return safely to the country.
— Pattaya Mail

Govt calls for sustainable tourism investments in Tanintharyi
Amid a rise in the number of Chinese tourists and so called zero-dollar tours to Myanmar in the recent months, the government is now calling for sustainable and quality investments for Tanintharyi Region’s tourism industry.
— Myanmar Times

NGO worker shot in Rakhine state accused of carrying grenade
The Plan International aid worker shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state was carrying a grenade according to the armed forces and has been charged under a counterterrorism law.
— Mizzima

Religion Ministry Done Leaving Sangha to Govern Ma Ba Tha
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture says it’s done leaving the disciplining of leaders of a Buddhist nationalist group solely to religious authorities.
— Irrawaddy

Traders on losing end, will need time to get used to barter trade deal
Myanmar businesses who participate in barter trading with China will have to find buyers for the goods they get in exchange and this system of trade may take some time to get used to.
— Myanmar Times

Time to Review the Peace Process in Myanmar
Past shortcomings in the peace process have come back to haunt current negotiations, resulting in the present stalemate.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor receives Japan’s Foreign Minister in Nay Pyi Taw
Mr Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, paid a one day visit to Myanmar on 31 July 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New Range Rover Evoque launched in Myanmar
Capital Automotive Ltd, authorised distributor of Ford, Land Rover and Jaguar, launched their new Range Rover Evoque on July 26 to the Yangon market.
— Myanmar Times

Demand for coconut handicrafts high, but production low
Although handicrafts produced from coconut shells enjoy a strong demand in the market, the number of artisans engaged in the craft is too low to cater to the demand, said U Htay Aung, who owns a ‘Shwelatyar’ coconut shell handicraft business.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Abbot’s Comments on Bagan and ‘Islamic’ UNESCO Spark Online Melee
Social media firestorm erupts after Sitagu Sayadaw says World Heritage listing puts Myanmar’s cultural heritage in the hands of UN’s ‘Islamic backers’
— Irrawaddy

Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, High level Myanmar Delegation meet with representatives of displaced persons at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
A High level Myanmar delegation led by U Myint Thu, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and ASEAN ERAT Team comprised of officials from the ASEAN Secretariat and the AHA Centre, paid an official visit to Bangladesh from 27 to 29 July 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

International toy fair captivates local kids
It was an opportunity for parents and kids to discover many different world famous brands, at a discount, in the one place.
— Myanmar Times

Cub Sightings Raise Hopes for Myanmar’s Tiger Population
Three young animals have been photographed in a Sagaing Region wildlife reserve over the past five years, conservation group says.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Strategic Annual Revenue Jumps After EXERA Buy But Loss Widens
Myanmar Strategic Holdings Ltd on Tuesday said its revenue multiplied in its most recently ended financial year, but loss widened amid higher costs.
— Morning Star

Military Rejects Call to Return Unused Funds
Some money for 1st half of fiscal 2018-19 has yet to be dispersed pending the results of tender process, deputy minister tells Parliament in response to NLD proposal.
— Irrawaddy

Magway hospital to provide free treatment to Hepatitis C patients
The Magway general hospital will open a Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment center in August, the 10th such center in Myanmar, to provide free treatment to patients suffering from HCV, said Dr Khin Sandar Aung, the manager of the National Hepatitis Control Programme.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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