Myanmar morning news for July 1

Myanmar morning news for July 1

Myanmar morning newsUS calls for end to mobile data blackout in two Myanmar states
The United States on Saturday (Jun 29) urged an immediate end to a mobile data blackout in parts of two Myanmar states, saying a service restoration would help provide transparency to what the government says are law enforcement actions to avert unrest.
— Channel NewsAsia

Industrial zones in Yangon get upgrades
The region government has started working to upgrade 29 industrial zones, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said at a press conference held at the Office of Yangon Region Government on June 29.
— Eleven Myanmar

CPI hits 153.66 pc in late May
Consumer Price Index (CPI) in late May reached 153.66 per cent, up 9.57 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to the report on the CPI and inflation rate issued by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar military suspends military action against armed groups
Myanmar military decided on Sunday to extend the suspension period of military operation against armed groups in five military command regions for two more months, said the Commander-in-Chief’s Office of the Defense Services.
— Xinhua

Planing & Finance Ministry hold meeting on insurance development
Deputy Minister for Planning Finance U Maung Maung Win and officials held a meeting to seek means for further progress of the domestic insurance industry yesterday at Myanmar Insurance (head office) in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya Genocide: Canada faces pressure to act against Myanmar
Canada is facing mounting pressure from senators, and members of the civil society and rights groups from across the country to take more international action in holding Myanmar accountable for the Rohingya genocide, reports The Canadian Press.
— The Daily Star

Myanmar state counselor invites special region armed group to sign nationwide ceasefire accord
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday invited the Mongla ethnic armed group in Shan State Special Region-4, eastern Shan state to sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement, saying that the national political dialogues are being conducted in accordance with the agreement in striving for the establishment of a democratic federal republic.
— Xinhua

Children among 20 smuggled Myanmar people locked in Songkhla warehouse in Thailand
Police in Songkhla on Saturday rescued 20 scared and hungry people from Myanmar, victims of traffickers who’d locked them inside a border warehouse.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar holds social media forum in Yangon
Myanmar held a 2020 & Impact of Social Media Forum-2019 here on Saturday to seek ways of promoting the good and reducing the bad results derived from social media impact and settlement of other matters.
— China.org

Large haul of drugs bust in Myanmar in single day
Myanmar authorities have seized a large haul of narcotic drugs in Mandalay region and Shan state in a single day, according to the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) Saturday.
— Xinhua

Green peas, chick peas to be temporarily imported
By Aye Yamon Oo Green peas and chick peas, which cannot be grown to meet the local demand, are to be temporarily imported from other countries, according to Dr Than Myint, the Union Minister for Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar highlights strategy of combating money laundering
A senior Myanmar Home Ministry official on Friday stressed the need to strictly supervise the implementation of the national strategy of combating money laundering and terrorism financing.
— Brinkwire

MSWRR educates parents about early childhood development in Nay Pyi Taw
A ceremony to educate parents about early childhood development was held at Zabuthiri Hall in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area yesterday, with Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement-MSWRR Dr Win Myat Aye calling on parents to systematically nurture their under three year old children Speaking at the event, Union.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Region in talks with Yunnan, Shanghai to boost fishery exports
Negotiations are underway between the Yangon Region Government and the provincial governments of Yunnan and Shanghai for promoting fishery exports to China, said Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Industries for value-added food products
Food-based products from neighbouring countries are entering our domestic market, despite the abundance of rice, beans, corn, edible oil crops, vegetables, and fruits in Myanmar. Why? One reason is that although we are a food producer nation, we are weak in manufacturing finished food products.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japan hands over third ship to Myanmar for Rakhine State
The third ship for operating transport services on the coastal route in Rakhine State was handed over to the Ministry of Transport and Communications by the Japanese government during a ceremony yesterday in Yangon. Kissapanadi-3 will operate between Sittway and Kyaukpyu along the coastal route.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

International standard Myanmar Aquarium targeted to open in 2020 in Yangon
U Tin Maung Tun of Mottama Development Company, which is implementing the aquarium project, said that Myanmar first international standard aquarium is underway to be opened in 2020. “There will be glass tunnels, from which people can see fish above, called Under Water World.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fifty-seven cyclone shelters under construction in Ayeyawady Region
Fifty-seven cyclone shelters are being constructed in Ayeyawady Region to keep people safe in the event of a natural disaster, according to the region’s Department of Disaster Management. “Ayeyawady Region gets a lot of rain ever year, and it has plenty of creeks and rivers, which is why floods are common here.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NRPC meets KIO, MNTJP, PSLF, ULA in Mongla, Special Region (4)
A delegation of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) held talks with four armed groups which are non-signatories to Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) – Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), Myanmar National Truth and Justice Party (MNTJP), Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF), and United League of Arakan.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

There is potential for growth in the rattan production industry. However, we still cannot meet the demand and quality standards: Rattan wares producer
Following is an interview with U Thaung Aye, the chair of Monsoon Village Rattan Furniture in Thanlyin Q: Please tell us the impact of advanced technology on the traditional craft economy. Ans: Countries with advanced technology are no longer executing traditional craft businesses.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tatmadaw extends unilateral ceasefire till 31 August
The Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services issued a statement yesterday, extending the unilateral ceasefire till 31 August in order to aid the peace process.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Gov’t, Tatmadaw, NA likely to meet in early July
A meeting between the government, the Tatmadaw and the Northern Alliance (NA), is likely to materialize in early July, said Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Secretary of the Tatmadaw True News Information Team.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mingalar Advanced Cinema opens in Dagon Myothit (South)
Mingalar Cinema Group opened its advanced cinema at the corner of Hlawgaw and Myeik Raods, Dagon Myothit (South), Yangon Region, yesterday. The newly-opened Mingalar Cinema (South Dagon) is the 28th of its kinds operated by the Mingalar Cinema Co., Ltd. and which has a seating capacity of 460.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

North Korea restaurant ordered closed, Myanmar says
Myanmar says it is complying with international sanctions after ordering the closure of a North Korean restaurant in the country’s capital.
— UPI

Purified drinking water supply facility benefits over 23,300 residents in Pinlaung
A purified drinking water supply project jointly implemented by the Department of National Races Development Affairs under the Ministry of Border Affairs and a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization, Terra People Association (TPA) was inaugurated on 28 June at the Myatheintan Monastery in PaO Self-Administered Zone, Pinlaung .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Peace starting point becomes impossible to see in Rakhine State: AA
It is impossible to see peace starting point in Rakhine State, said Dr Nyo Tun Aung, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Arakan Army (AA) on June 28.
— Eleven Myanmar

PSDC, businesspersons discuss trade sector development at 28th regular meeting in Yangon
Vice President U Myint Swe, Chairman of the Private Sector Development Committee (PSDC) addressed the 28th regular monthly meeting between businesspersons and PSDC held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The fascinating face-painting of Burmese women
If one has travelled to Myanmar, there are three things that would have certainly caught one’s attention – the scorching hot weather, women with painted faces, and red spots that artfully bedeck the floors.
— FMT

Union Minister attends Asia-Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting 2019, Straits Digital Exchange
Union Minister of Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung returned after attending Asia- Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting 2019 organized by Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on June 25th- 26th in Singapore. At the meeting, the ICT ministers discussed collaboration in the matters of Digital Transformation, Digital .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

20 smuggled Burmese, including children, found in locked Songkhla warehouse
by Santiparp Ramasutra Songkhla Police, in Thailand’s deep south, have rescued 20 scared and hungry Burmese, victims of traffickers who’d locked them inside a warehouse on the Thai-Malaysian border. Residents say they heard the sound of children crying for several days in the usually deserted warehouse in the Sadao …
— The Thaiger

MOI Monsoon Football Competition final and prize awarding ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw
A final match of the 2019 Ministry of Information (MOI) Monsoon Football Competition was held at Nay Pyi Taw Zabuthiri Township Wunna Theikdi Sports Practice Ground yesterday afternoon. Prizes were presented after the match. The final match was between Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) team and News and Periodicals Enterprise .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yoma Strategic: a bet on Myanmar
AFTER years of isolation, Myanmar under civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has been pushing to accelerate reforms and Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings has been busy entrenching itself in the core facets of the economy, standing out as a partner of choice for foreigners seeking.
— Business Times

Burma or Myanmar? Myanmarese or Burmese?
We refer to Myanmar a lot in our news because it’s a bordering foreign country to Thailand and many people from Myanmar work in and around Thailand.
— The Thaiger

 

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