Myanmar morning news for July 17

Myanmar morning news for July 17

Myanmar morning newsU.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander in chief over Rohingya abuses
The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.
— Reuters

Wage survey showed more than half of workers received increments
More than half of businesses surveyed in the French Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCI France Myanmar) Myanmar Salary Survey 2019 saw wage increases of between 1pc and 5pc for 2017.
— Myanmar Times

How Myanmar aims to stimulate investment in tourism
Myanmar is looking to capitalise on a recent tourism rebound and stimulate more investment in the sector, following efforts to improve access to credit for smaller operators.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar nationals protest outside Singapore embassy in Washington
A group of Myanmar nationals staged a protest in front of the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC on Monday (Jul 15), in a show of support for the six Myanmar nationals who were recently arrested in Singapore and deported.
— Channel NewsAsia

Foreign trade reaches 26.58 billion U.S. dollars
Myanmar’s trade with foreign countries has reached over 26.58 billion U.S. dollars as of July 5 in current fiscal year 2018-2019, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Revamping Myanmar’s garment industry
Myanmar’s garment industry has cemented itself as an important engine of sustainable development, with the country now the region’s latest hub for low-cost clothing.
— The Asean Post

MIC approves 10 foreign enterprises
The Myanmar Investment Commission, at a recent meeting, has approved investments of US$105 million from 10 foreign enterprises and endorsed two domestic investment projects with estimated capitals of K7.8 billion and $2.65 million.
— Mizzima

Myanmar businesses showcase products at THAIFEX
At the recently held THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2019 expo in Bangkok, Myanmar pavilions showcasing produce from the country drew quite a bit of interest. A total of 11 Myanmar food firms and one Myanmar hosted buyer participated in the fair this year.
— Myanmar Times

Fresh vegetables are becoming scarcer in Kathmandu Valley
Fresh vegetables are becoming scarcer in the Kathmandu Valley, causing prices to soar over the weekend, following monsoon-induced floods and landslides in major vegetable producing areas.
— Eleven Myanmar

At least 10 armed clashes in Shan since extension of ceasefire at end of June
After the Tatmadaw (military) announced the ceasefire had been extended another two months on June 30, the military and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) clashed at least 10 times in Lashio, Namtu, Kutkai, and Manton townships in Shan State, according to the TNLA.
— Myanmar Times

Kyaukse MP nominated to lead new ministry in Mandalay
U Aung Kyi, MP for Kyaukse constituency 2, was nominated as Mandalay Region’s new minister of Immigration and Human Resources on July 11.
— Myanmar Times

High-level Myanmar team likely to visit Bangladesh
A high-level team from Myanmar is likely to visit Bangladesh from July 26 to 29 to convince the Rohingyas sheltered in Cox’s Bazar to return to their homes in Rakhine, officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Embassy in Yangon, told the Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday.
— Dhakatribune

Myanmar parliament to amend stipulations of state constitution
As many as 3,765 stipulations of Myanmar’s state constitution-2008 have been proposed to the Union Parliament for amendment, revoking and addition, according to the Constitution Amendment Joint Committee (CAJC) Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Navy Receives First Shipment of Light Torpedos From India (Photos)
Last week, the Myanmar Navy received its first set of light torpedos from the Indian government, coming two years after a monumental $37.9 million export deal was signed between the two governments.
— sputniknews

Australia has been embarrassingly silent on Myanmar
Under the Abbott and Turnbull governments, Myanmar appeared to fall off the map. It’s time that changed.
— Crikey

#MeToo in Myanmar: Two documentaries on how the global movement has inspired women to speak out
More and more women in Myanmar are sharing stories about experiences with sexual abuse and their struggle to combat gender discrimination. Here are two documentaries which show women speaking out against violence and standing up for gender equality.
— Global Voice

How Myanmar Became A Global Center For Meth & Other Synthetic Drugs
Authorities claim that while seizures happen on a regular basis, they have only managed to halt about 20% of the drugs produced in Myanmar.
— The Fix

Cargo vessel capsizes in Myanmar northwestern region, no casualties reported
YANGON, July 16 (Xinhua) — A cargo vessel laden with charcoal has capsized in the Chindwin River in Myanmar’s Sagaing region with no casualties confirmed, according to the Sagaing Region Marine Administration Department Tuesday.
— Xinhua

ZICO Myanmar ties with Yulchon
ZICO Law Myanmar announced a joint collaboration with Korean firm Yulchon effective from 2 May. Under the collaboration, ZICO Law Myanmar and Yulchon will work together to provide an array of legal services to Korea-based clients in Myanmar, and Myanmar-based clients in South Korea.
— Vantage Asia

Avid coffee lover hosts local latte art championship
As someone who grew up in Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung), a Shan town on the border with Thailand, Nang Khein Houm has always enjoyed the best of both worlds. Her love for coffee cultivated in her hometown, served with a spoonful of local hospitality, and the commercial world of coffee shops on the other side of the border.
— Myanmar Times

India supplies first batch of Shyena torpedoes to Myanmar
The Shyena torpedoes have been developed and manufactured by DRDO’s Naval Science and Technological Laboratory and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) respectively.
— Zee News

National committee, UN agencies discuss preventing, responding to conflict-related sexual violence against women
The National Committee on Prevention and Response to Conflict- Related Sexual Violence against women and representatives of the UN agencies concerned held a third coordination meeting on the draft work plan of the committee.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Monsoon flooding forces thousands from their homes in Myanmar
Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday (July 15).
— Asia One

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka
A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis.
— Dhakatribune

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— The Global New Light of Myanmar

4 missing in jade mine collapse in Myanmar found dead
Four missing jade miners have been found dead after a suspended jade mine collapsed in Myanmar’s Kachin state, according to local Hpakant township police force Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Nay Pyi Taw Safari, zoo, cinemas, shopping malls draw people on Waso Fullmoon Day
Pagodas and recreation sites in Nay Pyi Taw attracted the people on the holiday of the Full Moon Day of Waso. Yesterday, zoological garden, Safari Park, water fountain, the National Landmarks, shopping malls and cinemas are crowded with governmental employees and visitors from regions and states.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Swine flu death toll rises to 54 in Myanmar
At least 54 people in Myanmar have died from swine flu, a health official said Tuesday, after the H1N1 virus spread to a larger part of the country.
— Yenisafak

11th Waso robe offering in Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw
A ceremony was held at Uppatasanti Pagoda, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday morning for the 11th Waso robe offering and the successful conclusion of the 116th non-stop recitation of Pa Htan (Patthana).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Observing the start of Buddhist lent
“Waso, WaKhaung with full of water–let’s go and pick the ripe Thabyay (Eugenia) fruits. Don’t leave me behind, ‘cos the black leeches will stick to me”.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay pagodas teeming with devotees on Fullmoon of Waso
On the Fullmoon of Waso, also known as Dhammacakka Day yesterday, Maha Myatmuni pagoda and other pagodas in Mandalay were teeming with devotees, who flocked to the pagodas since dawn to offer Waso robes and other donations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

21 bazaars in Yangon to be upgraded
This plan was disclosed at the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) weekly press briefing held for the second time at Yangon Town Hall on July 14 in Yangon.
— Mizzima

Arakan Army releases video of civilian captive
The Arakan Army (AA) has issued a short video of a civilian it has held in captivity for four months following the siege of a national army outpost, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Dawei road project poses risks to threatened species: WWF
Myanmar’srainforests and at least nine globally-threatened species face significant risks in Tanintharyi Region if the Dawei-Htee Khee road project continues without a comprehensive biodiversity protection plan, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
— Myanmar Times

Swollen Ayeyawady forces more people to shift to shelters in Htigyaing
Ayeyawady River in Htigyaing The water level in the Ayeyarwady River reached 41 centimeter above the danger mark of 724 centimeter yesterday in Htigyaing, Sagaing Region, increasing from 16 centimeter below the danger mark on 15 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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