Myanmar morning news for December 26

Myanmar morning news for December 26

Myanmar morning news

EU allocates further €10 million to address Rohingya crisis
The European Commission announced on 23 December it is allocating a further €10 million in humanitarian aid to address the Rohingya crisis across Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State and the border district of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.
— New Europe

Myanmar aims for $ 5 bln from garment export in 2019-2020 FY
By Kyaw Htike Soe Myanmar’s garment export saw a five-fold increase in the number of workers in the past five years, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

37 Civilians Sued by MPs for Criticism Since NLD Took Power
In the 45 months since the Union Parliament’s current term began, 37 civilians have been sued by members of Parliament and their associates for defaming parliamentarians, according to a report by Athan, a Myanmar organization advocating for freedom of expression.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Though Suspicious of China, Edges Closer to Beijing for Safety
Myanmar has crafted a neutral foreign policy since its colonial years to avoid leaning too much on any foreign power, but a spiraling political crisis at home is pushing it toward China as a buffer against international outrage.
— VOA

Thai-Myanmar border trade up $97.5 mln in current FY
The value of Thailand-Myanmar border trade in the period from 1 October to 13 December in the 2019-2020 financial year amounted to US$774.4 million, an increase of $97.5 million against the previous FY, according to official figures released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar asks international community not to devalue domestic accountability processes
In her recent presentation before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Gambian complaint about Myanmar’s committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims, State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi argued that the term ‘genocide’ cannot be used in the said case, and added that it would be wrong to devalue domestic accountability processes.
— Menafn

Protesters demand end to internet blackout in Rakhine
Around 50 activists, mostly ethnic Rakhine, protested in Yangon’s Mahabandoola Park on December 24 against the government’s ongoing internet shutdown in northern Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

China-Myanmar railway line may pose challenge for India
A proposed railway line from Kunming in China to two ports in Myanmar — close to the India-funded Sittwe port — is being closely watched by India amid the Centre’s plans to connect corridors in the Bay of Bengal region as part of its Indo-Pacific strategy.
— India times

India asked to extend mung bean import deadline, prescribe quota for next fiscal
By Nyein Nyein The Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association (MPBSSMA) has submitted a request through the Ministry of Commerce to the Indian authorities, asking them to extend the mung bean import deadline and specify the import quota for mung beans for the next financial year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MR to run Yangon-Mandalay special trains during December holidays
By Nyein Nyein The Myanma Railways (MR) has announced a special up and down train service between Yangon and Mandalay during the December holidays to ensure smooth transportation for travellers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Region government instructs City News newspaper to stop publication from Jan 1
Yangon Region government is instructed City News newspaper, which is running with Yangon City Development Committee’s (YCDC) budget, to stop publication from January 1 next year, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Concerns grow over economic growth next year – IMF
Myanmar’s economy is thriving but curbed by uncertainty ahead of next year’s general elections and softer private demand, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), aseaneconomist.com reported.
— Mizzima

SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES HAS A NEW BLUEPRINT
In recent years, responsibility-shifting has replaced responsibility-sharing when it comes to refugees and migrants. Luckily, there is a global plan to address this.
— Balkaninsight

Thailand helps Myanmar develop infrastructure
The Thai Cabinet has approved a preferential loan worth 777 million THB (over 25.76 million USD) under a 30-year contract for Myanmar for infrastructure development in Myawaddy city.
— VietnamPlus

Over 20 kg of raw opium busted in E. Myanmar
Myanmar police busted 21.35 kg of raw opium in the same township of Shan state, said a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

New visa on arrival rules for five countries
Myanmar’s Hotel and Tourism Ministry Tuesday announced visa-on-arrivals to tourists from five countries starting from Jan. 1 next year, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

‘Absolutely transformed’: Waves of refugees are bringing new life to a 230-year-old Hartford church
In the 1830s, a Burmese Christian visited First Baptist Church in Hartford as the guest of an American missionary he encountered in his homeland.
— Courant

Over 4,434 tons of illegal timber seized
Myanmar authorities seized over 4,434 tons of illegal timbers across the country the fiscal year 2019-2020 which started in October, according to the Information Ministry, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

NESDC told to focus on expediting infrastructure
The government’s planning unit, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), has been ordered to speed up prioritising state infrastructure projects, notably those that enhance Thailand’s competitiveness and need quick approval from the government.
–Bangkok post

The 7th Myanmar International Fashion Week
The 7th Myanmar International Fashion Week took place at the The Central Boulevard Yangon from 20-22 December.
— Myanmore

Illegal entry of India, Myanmar nationals high on agenda
Dhaka will urge New Delhi to stop entry of Indian and Myanmar nationals into Bangladesh through the Indo-Bangla border and also maintain the 4,096-kilometer long border in accordance with the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP).
— The Independent

Military chief attends the commissioning ceremony of new vessels
A ceremony to put naval vessels into service and commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of Tatmadaw (Navy) took place at No.3 Naval Wharf in Yangon on December 24 and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services attended and delivered a speech.
— Eleven Myanmar

Some vessels running between Minbya and Sittwe stop temporarily for maintenance
Some vessels running between Minbya and Sittwe in Rakhine State are stopped temporarily for maintenance and they will be run within days as travellers are facing difficulty, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Vegetable production drops in Thimphu
Vegetable production in Thimphu has been dropping since 2016. According to dzongkhag’s statistical handbook 2019, production fell to 2,799 metric tonnes (MT) last year from 3,435MT in the previous year. In 2016, about 4,700MT of vegetables were produced in Thimphu.
— Eleven Myanmar

WFP and government of Myanmar renew cooperation to end hunger
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Myanmar have renewed their strategic partnership through the signing of a Letter of Understanding.
— Reliefweb

More Myanmar migrant workers return home for new year holidays
Myanmar migrant workers working in Thailand are visiting their homes in new year holidays and most of them returned to their homes via Myawady-Mae Sot border, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

India, Myanmar pursue identical policies: experts
Politicians, academics and researchers on Tuesday urged the people to raise their voice against the implementation of the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens in India as these would adversely affect Bangladesh.
— New Age BD

$420 m earned from jade export in two months
US$420 million has been earned from overseas sales of jade over the past two months this fiscal year exceeding US$419 million compared to the same period of last year, Permanent Secretary Khin Maung Lwin of the Ministry of Commerce told The Daily Eleven.
— Eleven Myanmar

Migratory birds arrive in Tanintharyi Region for winter
Migratory birds have settled in some areas of Taninthayi Region for winter, and their migration is the very first time to this area, said the locals.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘Tainted timber’ from Myanmar widely used in yachts seized in the Netherlands
Dutch authorities carried out raids in six locations in the Netherlands seizing teak, widely used in luxury yachts, this month.
— Mongabay

Illegal consignment of teak seized in Kyauktaga
Officials on Tuesday seized an illegal consignment of teak, weighing over 3 tons, near the Bago Yoma mountain 12 miles village, MyoChaung-Sein Kant Lant road, Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Navy to hold commissioning ceremony of new vessels to mark its 72nd anniversary
The celebration to mark the Myanmar Navy 72nd anniversary and the commissioning ceremony of new eight navy vessels will be held today at the No.3 Jetty in Thilawa.
— Eleven Myanmar

VUC, MIU teams remain undefeated in MFF Futsal League
The Victoria University College (VUC) futsal club and Myanmar Imperial University (MIU) futsal club remained undefeated in the Myanmar Futsal League after the Week-9 matches yesterday at the National Indoor Stadium II in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Cal HC stay on deportation of Rohingya couple
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and Bengal government not to deport a Rohingya couple to Mayanmar till it decides on their plea that they shouldn’t be sent back to Myanmar “to face persecution” as they have applied for refugee status with the UNHCR in New Delhi.
— Times of india

Three detainees in related with Aung Yell Htwe death case release on bail
Judge from Yangon Eastern District Court granted Ks20 million bail each for three detainees in related with Aung Yell Htwe death case on December 24.
— Eleven Myanmar

MFF-MNL Awards Night 2019 to be held on 27 Dec
The Myanmar Football Federation-Myanmar National League (MFF-MNL) Awards Night for outstanding footballers will be held at 6:30 pm on 27 December on the artificial turf of the MFF, according to an official statement issued by the football federation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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