Myanmar morning news for July 10

Myanmar morning news for July 10

Myanmar morning newsCMP export increases by over 20 % in nine months
Over the nine months of this fiscal year in Myanmar, exports of the CMP increased over 20 percent and there was a 1.3 billion US dollar increase in revenue of other exports, said a source from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

UN: Possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar
Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.
— Gulf News

Myanmar, Japan revive talks on building Hanthawaddy airport
Myanmar and Japan will form a joint venture and sign an agreement next year to kickstart the long postponed Hanthawaddy International Airport project located 80km north of Yangon near Bago.
— Myanmar Times

UN expert still barred from Myanmar
A United Nations human rights expert who is visiting Thailand and Malaysia to investigate the killing and mistreatment of Muslim Rohingya is still barred from visiting the nation where they come from.
— UCA News

Executives upbeat on economy, concerned about lack of transparency
Corporate executives in Myanmar are upbeat about growth prospects but remain deeply concerned about the lack of transparency in the business environment, the latest Oxford Business Group (OBG) survey reveals.
— Myanmar Times

Mizoram takes measures to ban pig import from Myanmar to check ASF
ASF outbreak was reported in China and Vietnam and it is feared that it could reach Mizoram through Myanmar and affect the piggeries in the state, director of the state animal husbandry and veterinary department, Hmarkunga said.
— India Today

Myanmar seizes large amount of stimulant tablets in northeastern state
Myanmar authorities have seized a large amount of stimulant tablets in two separate places in northeastern Shan state, according to a release of anti-drug police force on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Election commission says it’s working hard for voting rights
This year has been designated as the year of voter lists in the run-up to the general election in 2020, and measures are being taken to ensure every eligible citizen does not lose their voting rights, said Union Election Commission member Saw Daniel G.
— Eleven Myanmar

Five-year judicial strategic plan being implemented for speedy judicial reform
A five-year judicial strategic plan (2018-2022) is being implemented for speedy reform of Myanmar’s judicial sector, according to a work coordination meeting on the implementation of Case Management Program-CMP with regional-level judicial departments and organizations.
— Eleven Myanmar

China-Myanmar sustainable development seminar held
A seminar on China-Myanmar sustainable development and cooperation under the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor was held in Yangon yesterday.
— Mizzima

KB Kookmin Bank interested in expanding Myanmar business
KB Kookmin Bank, one of South Korea’s top four banks, is interested in expanding its presence in Myanmar with more financial products and services, especially in the areas of providing financing for housing and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs).
— Myanmar Times

Two quacks in northwestern Myanmar in one day
(MENAFN) On Tuesday slight earthquakes shock Myanmar’s Sagaing region two times in single day.
— Menafn

Myanmar to send 34 athletes to 11th ASEAN School Games
Myanmar will be sending a contingent of 34 athletes to compete in four events during the 11th ASEAN School Games in Indonesia.
— Myanmar Times

India, Myanmar begin talks to address drug trafficking
India and Myanmar began two-day talks in the Indian capital on Tuesday to take coordinated and concerted actions to check drug trafficking between the two countries, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (Internal Security).
— Xinhua

Myanmar launches Society of Hypertension to enhance awareness of high blood pressure
Myanmar has launched the Society of Hypertension in the former capital of Yangon aimed at enhancing awareness about high blood pressure, providing effective treatment and reducing consequences of hypertension, a team of the Myanmar Society of Hypertension (MMSH) said Tuesday.
— Xinhua

India to handover 200 houses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Tuesday
India will hand over 200 houses on Tuesday to Myanmar built for Rakhine State under the Rakhine State Development Programme (RSDP) for $ 25M for a period of five years.
— India Times

Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman receives Norwegian Ambassador
Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission U Aung Kyi received Ms Tone Tinnes, the Norwegian Ambassador to Myanmar, yesterday at his office in Nay Pyi Taw. During the meeting, they discussed matters related to expertise and technical assistance, particular cooperation in combating corruption at fish industry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Two more people die of influenza H1N1 in Myanmar’s Yangon
Two more people died of seasonal influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 in Yangon region, bringing the death toll to 31 in total across Myanmar so far, according to the figures released by the Public Health Department under the Health and Sports Ministry on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Judge Promises Open, Independent Trial in Child Rape Case
A Dekkhinathiri District judge assured people his court is under no outside pressure, and will rule in favor only of truth and justice to win the public’s trust.
— Irrawaddy

Is the Tatmadaw supporting an anti-government organisation?
At a recent congress of the Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation, the Buddhist nationalist group that succeeded Ma Ba Tha, a lavish donation from the military was accompanied by a statement calling on the people to unseat the elected government.
— Frontier Myanmar

Nearly 90, Myanmar Painter Can’t Put Down the Brush
U Thet Nyunt, one of Myanmar’s most senior artists and the father of prominent 88 Generation Students leader Ko Min Ko Naing, died Tuesday morning. He was 93 years old.
— Irrawaddy

VP U Henry Van Thio calls for effective cooperation on water resource management
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who is the Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) attended and addressed the NWRC coordination meeting 2/2019 held at the Presidential Palace meeting hall, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon. The meeting was attended by NWRC Vice Chairman Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung, committee members Union Ministers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AA leaders charged with terrorism
The Myanmar Police Force has filed charges against four top leaders of the Arakan Army (AA) along with several residents of Kyaung Taung village under the country’s Counter-Terrorism Law amid ongoing fighting between government forces and the ethnic military in Rakhine state, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Coordination meeting on providing shelter, aid to displaced people in Rakhine State held
A coordination meeting on providing shelter and aid to displaced people in Rakhine State was held at Rakhine State Government office yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NRPC delegation, KNU hold informal meeting in Yangon, discuss peace process
A National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) representative group and Karen National Union (KNU) held an informal meeting at NRPC in Shweli Road, Yangon yesterday. In the meeting plans for the interim period prescribed in Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), four points proposal to be conducted simultaneously in the government peace process work and.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Open Lawsuit Kept AA Leaders from Gov’t Peace Talks
Arakan Army leaders say they’ve known about counter-terrorism charges against them since April–the real reason peace talks have gone nowhere.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for Defence receives PRC Ambassador
Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win received People’s Republic of China (PRC) Ambassador Mr Chen Hai at Ministry of Defence Union Minister guest hall yesterday morning. During the meeting they openly and cordially discussed Rakhine State affairs, receiving returnees, peace in northern Myanmar and increasing cooperation between the two militaries.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tamu people call for action against Meitei armed group
Local people held a peace talk on July 6 at April Mon Hall in Tamu and issued press statement which demanded action against the Meitei armed men based on the Tamu border in Sagaing Region and Ton Zang Township in Chin State.
— Mizzima

Gov’t of India hands over 250 pre-fabricated houses to Rakhine State Gov’t for use of returnees
Ambassador of India Mr Saurabh Kumar handed over the 250 pre-fabricated houses for use of returnees from Bangladesh to Rakhine State Government yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Consciousness of Realities: A sculptor’s interpretation of a diverse Myanmar
There are a lot of definitions of ‘Reality.’ From Durer’s photorealistic hare to Millet’s depictions of the peasantry, there is no set meaning on what ‘realism’ is. Aung Myat Htay’s works need to be distinguished from “realism” as a term to describe the very precise to a revolt against the exotic subject matter and exaggerated emotionalism and drama.
— Myanmore

63 Muslims, four of boat crew arrested on way to Malaysia
Sixty-three Muslims — 29 men and 34 women — and four crew members were arrested yesterday near a beach in Maungtaw, Rakhine State after their boat, which had run out of fuel on its way to Malaysia, was discovered by the border guard police.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ta’ang Community Accuses RCSS of Killing 2 Civilians
Community leaders and the relatives of a missing father and son say the two were killed by the Restoration Council of Shan State–a claim the armed group denies.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay, Sagaing residents protest over nursery rape case
Thousands of people in Mandalay and Sagaing regions took to the streets on Monday to demand justice for the child who was allegedly raped at a nursery school in Nay Pyi Taw.
— Myanmar Times

Shan rejects formation of new ministry
A special sitting of the Shan State Hluttaw (Assembly) on Monday voted against a proposal by the president to set up a new ministry of immigration and human resources in all regions and states.
— Myanmar Times

Residents in southern Myanmar warned of flash floods in 24 hours
Myanmar’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department Tuesday warned residents in Mon state to be aware of floods due to rising water level in next 24 hours.
— Xinhua

Mother seeks justice for dead son
When “Nga Tun Lay” left home on June 2, he was wearing a white shirt and blue longyi, said Daw Aye of her last sight of her son alive.
— Myanmar Times

UK Commissioner in Bangladesh Stresses 3-Point Rohingya Return Plan
While international cooperation is necessary, so are criminal investigations, guaranteed citizenship and implementation of the Kofi Anon Commission’s proposal, he said.
— Irrawaddy

Union Attorney-General Office plant trees at monsoon tree planting event
Office of the Union Attorney-General planted trees and released fish larvae into a reservoir yesterday at the monsoon tree planting event at the surrounding the office in Nay Pyi Taw. First, Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Deputy Attorney-General, Permanent Secretary and Directors-General planted trees consisting of gangaw, Asean Thabyay and Ywethla.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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The June Cement Industry project has reportedly finished 15% of its construction and the Myanmar-Korea Cement Group project has finished 10% of its construction. The companies have blamed operational difficulties on the delays. They were granted permits by the MIC in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
— Global Cement

Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun receives Ambassador of Nepal
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun received Ambassador of Nepal Mr Bhim K Udas at the meeting hall of the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. During the meeting, they cordially discussed matters related to celebrating the event to mark 60th establishment of Myanmar-Nepal diplomatic relations, and cooperation between the two nations’.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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