Myanmar morning news for July 26

Myanmar morning news for July 26

Myanmar morning newsChina, Myanmar vow to strengthen border issues cooperation
China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Myanmar in border issues and immigration control, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi said Wednesday.
— China.org

Myanmar, Australian doctors to conduct free surgeries in December
A team of Myanmar and Australian uro-gynaecologists led by Professor Judith Goh will conduct free surgeries at Yangon Central Women’s Hospital in December for women suffering from vesicovaginal fistula and at high risk of residual urinary incontinence, a senior official of the hospital said.
— Myanmar Times

‘Zero-dollar tourism’ surges in Myanmar
Tourist arrivals in Myanmar are on the rise despite international condemnation over its military’s systematic campaign of violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
— AA

Dawei SEZ stands better chance with Japanese participation, officials say
The governments of Myanmar, Japan and Thailand will be meeting over the troubled Dawei special economic zone (SEZ) project that has stalled since 2013 for lack of funding. Ministers will form a Joint Cooperation Committee to discuss how Japan can be more involved in developing the SEZ.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar telco Frontiir bags $30m from UK development finance group
CDC Group, the U.K.-based development finance institution, has invested $30 million in Yangon’s internet service provider Frontiir, marking its first direct equity investment in Myanmar.
— Nikkei Asian Review
(paywall)

Locals demand return of land taken for coffee project
Officials have so far ignored an appeal by farmers to return land appropriated for a coffee-planting project in Phaung Taw Sanpya village, Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, the villagers told a press conference on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar issues tender for rooftop PV
The nation is targeting an unspecified capacity of solar PV systems to be installed on households and public facilities across several of its regions. The successful projects will be jointly financed by the World Bank and the government of Myanmar.
— PV Magazine

Narcotic drugs worth 1.56 mln USD seized in Myanmar’s eastern state
Myanmar authorities seized narcotic drugs including heroin and stimulant tablets worth over 2.34 billion kyats (1.56 million U.S. dollars) in Shan state, according to Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

‘Global pressure on Myanmar must continue’
Bangladesh is now hosting 4.7% of the world’s refugee population, Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh chairman has said.
— Dhaka Tribune

Telenor Myanmar supports relief efforts in flood affected areas in Kachin State
Telenor Myanmar reports it has provided more than MMK 17 million to its partner organization Network Activities Group (NAG) as an initial response to flood affected people at camp sites in Kachin State. Life-saving food items such as water, rice, bean, salt and oil will be delivered to more than 2,500 people from 21 villages in Bhamo township.
— Telecompaper

China to help repatriate Rohingyas
China will extend all possible cooperation to Bangladesh for the safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar, said its outgoing ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo on Wednesday.
— Newagebd

Myanmar: 13 people died as pilgrimage ship capsizes
The Ministry of Home Affairs of Myanmar reported that 13 people died and one is still missing when a ship carrying 25 pilgrims capsized in the country’s Mandalay region on July 24.
— VietnamPlus

Myanmar-based Frontiir raises $30 million to expand affordable and reliable internet
Access to digital services remains low in the Southeast Asia country of 53 million people, despite recent expansion of mobile broadband. Myanmar Net, Yangon-based Frontiir’s internet connectivity service, is the fastest growing internet service in the country.
— Impactalpha

Proposal to sign International Anti-corruption Academy (IACA) submitted to Union Parliament
A proposal to participate in the signing of International Anti-corruption Academy (IACA) was submitted to Union Parliament.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar willing to cooperate in ASEAN anti-crime fight: official
Myanmar is always ready to cooperate with other ASEAN member countries for regional development and to combat transnational organised crime, said Major General Aung Thu, deputy minister of Home Affairs.
— Myanmar Times

MPs call for reopening shuttered factories
Some MPs are urging the Ministry of Industry to swiftly review temporarily suspended factories that fall under its purview.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Officials to Visit Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh
A high-level Myanmar government delegation will visit refugee camps in Bangladesh amid tight security this coming weekend to try and persuade Rohingya Muslims and Christian to return home, officials said Thursday.
— Benar News

Over 9,000 forced to evacuate after floods hit Myanmar
Floods hit eight regions and states in Myanmar recently due to heavy rainfall, forcing 9,420 households to evacuate to flood shelters, according to the Disaster Management Department on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Mr Saurabh Kumar, Ambassador of India to Myanmar, address to the Press Freedom Seminar
Mizzima TV and Voice of America (VOA) jointly organized a seminar under the title ‘Myanmar Press Freedom and Democracy Level’ at Wyndham Hotel in Yangon on June 29.
— Mizzima

Tourists disappointed with the closing of temples in Bagan
After listing Bagan as the UNESCO World Heritage Site this month, the temples are completely restricted to walk and climb up for environmental and cultural heritage preservation.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: The Wasteland Welcome
China has offered all possible cooperation to Bangladesh to assist in the return of Rohingya (Burmese Moslems) in Bangladesh refugee camps to their homes in Burma.
— Strategy Page

A Guide To Myanmar Tea
Of all the fruit, mango is the best; of all the meat, pork; and of all the leaves, laphet. Cultivating tea leaves has been part of Myanmar’s history for a long time and it has become a part of Myanmar’s culture where people drink laphet tea (which they call Yay Nway Chan). Here are some organic brands.
— Myanmore

President U Win Myint urges people to promote cultural heritage
Myanmar President U Win Myint has urged people in the country to strive for promoting Myanmar’s cultural heritage to the world and elevate the dignity of the country.
— Mizzima

Grenade scare at NLD office in Yangon follows bomb hoax in Nay Pyi Taw
Police have confirmed that a hand grenade was found outside the National League for Democracy office in Yangon’s Thingangyun Township on Wednesday, in an incident that followed a bomb hoax in Nay Pyi Taw.
— Frontier Myanmar

Veteran NLD member Aung Soe tenders his resignation from party CEC
NLD party spokesman Dr. Myo Nyunt confirmed to Mizzima that veteran NLD party member and member of Central Executive Committee (CEC) Aung Soe has tendered his resignation letter to the party.
— Mizzima

CBM extends WeChat Pay pilot phase by three months
The pilot phase for the use of the WeChat Pay service in Myanmar has been extended for a second three-month period, Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) director general Daw Myint Myint Kyi said.
— Myanmar Times

IndiGo kicks off daily non-stop flights to Yangon and Dhaka. Check ticket prices and routes here
IndiGo airline recently announced that it will add Yangon, Myanmar and Dhaka, Bangladesh in its growing network. The flight tickets for the same will start at Rs 5,999 and Rs 8,899 respectively.
— India Today

Civilian hit by bullet in Rakhine boat incident
A civilian traveling by boat in Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township died Tuesday after he was struck in the head by a bullet near an army supply camp and an area where the military recently clashed with the rebel Arakan Army (AA), RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Bungalow SOHOs on the market in Mayangone
If you are looking to rent a bungalow to function as a small office home office (SOHO) unit away from the traffic and congestion in downtown Yangon, Mayangone Township further up north offers a good selection of properties.
— Myanmar Times

8 killed, 6 missing as pilgrimage vessel capsizes in Myanmar
Eight people were killed with six others missing as a pilgrimage vessel capsized in Myanmar’s Mandalay region on Wednesday morning, according to a press release from Myanmar Fire Services Department.
— China.org

MPs call for reopening shuttered factories
Some MPs are urging the Ministry of Industry to swiftly review temporarily suspended factories that fall under its purview.
— Myanmar Times

78 Tatmadaw MPs sign up to debate amendment report
Seventy-eight of the 125 Tatmadaw (military) MPs have signed up to discuss the report of the Joint Committee to Amend the 2008 Constitution in the hluttaw, according to the committee.
— Myanmar Times

 

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