Myanmar morning news for July 30

Myanmar morning news for July 30

Myanmar morning newsStakeholders want temporary ban on refined-sugar imports
Local sugar mill owners and sugar-cane farmers are demanding that refined sugar imports be stopped and that re-export permits for the commodity not be issued after sugar prices plunged to 10-year lows.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to consider Rohingyas as foreigners
The Myanmar government will consider Rohingyas as foreign nationals, said Myanmar Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Myint Thu to reporters after a meeting with hindu Rohingyas at the Kutupalong D-4 camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia yesterday.
— Asia One

Plastic pollution piles the pressure on Myanmar’s troubled turtles
A new survey has revealed yet another hurdle facing Myanmar’s already-threatened turtle hatchlings: plastic.
— Phys

Booming opportunities await Malaysian investors in Myanmar
The Malaysian business community is urged to diversify and invest in Myanmar due to its growing economy and the Myanmarese government’s openness towards foreign investments.
— Malay Mail

Usage of int’l prepaid cards in kyat not allowed: CBM
Usage of prepaid cards from four international payment providers will not be permitted in the local currency, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) said on July 25.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar says committed to eliminating hepatitis
Myanmar health authorities have voiced commitment to eliminating hepatitis, saying that they will continue to collaborate with the World Hepatitis Alliance on prevention and treatment of the disease, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports on Monday.
— Xinhua

First overland barter-trade agreement signed
An agreement for overland barter trade has been signed between Mandalay Rice Development Company (MRDC) and Kunming Green Color Trade CoLtd from China’s Yunnan province in which the former will trade 100,000 tonnes of rice to the latter for an equivalent in other trade goods starting next month.
— Myanmar Times

After decades in Thailand, Myanmar refugees head home
Around 300 refugees are returning to south-east Myanmar, among them a family of four generations.
— UNHCR

War and business: Kachin’s ‘frontline’ hydropower dam
Despite Myanmar’s dire need for power, a US$250 million hydropower plant on the front lines of the Kachin conflict has been largely idle since the day it opened in 2011.
— Frontier Myanmar

FDA declares imported flu vaccines sold online illegal
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced that the Vaxigrip Tetra Injectable Suspension flu vaccines being sold online are considered illegal imported drugs and warned that public not to buy or use them.
— Myanmar Times

China’s Extending Reach in Myanmar
China’s endeavor to strengthen its influence in Myanmar’s northernmost state of Kachin has caused spreading discord in the region.
— Nippon

Myanmar: More On Charter Amendments – OpEd
In paper no. 6569 dated 20th July 2019 we had given broad details of amendments to 2008 Constitution both by the political parties and parties connected to the Ethnic Armed Organisations.
— Eurasia review

Plan Int’l Says Employee Shot, Wounded by Army Troops in Mrauk-U
Army says soldiers opened fire after a man ignored order to stop motorbike; military reportedly taking legal action against injured man under counterterrorism law.
— Irrawaddy

What is Myanmar offering the Rohingya to return home?
It has been almost two years since more than 700,000 Rohingya fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar.
— Aljazeera

Founder Denies Newly Formed DNP Serves Military Interests
Former General U Soe Maung downplays ties to former Senior General Than Shwe at Saturday’s launch of the Democratic Party of National Politics.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar fully committed to child rights, development
Meeting on children’s rights The National Committee for Children’s Rights held meeting no. 2/2019 at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Jobs start-up seeks to connect workers, employers in Yangon
With more people arriving in Yangon from rural Myanmar in pursuit of the good life, demand for jobs in the capital has been rising, and as foreign investors open up more businesses here, the need for qualified employees has also become greater.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay likely to attract higher number of tourists this year
Tourist arrivals in Mandalay Region in the first quarter (Q1) of this year were estimated at over 300,000, and more travellers are expected to visit the region this year than in the previous years.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japan: Urge Bangladesh, Myanmar to Protect Rights
Japan’s foreign minister, Taro Kono, should raise critical human rights issues during his visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar from July 29 to July 31, 2019, Human Rights Watch said in a July 26 letter to the foreign minister.
— Human Right Watch

World heritage tag may provide fillip to Bagan lacquerware, say businesses
With the ancient city of Bagan having been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, traditional lacquerware businesses in the area will get the opportunity to attract the interest of international buyers, said U Maung Maung, who owns a Pyittinehaung Myanmar traditional lacquerware business.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A Photo Trip to Bagan, Myanmar
Earlier this month, UNESCO officially designated Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan as a World Heritage site.
— The Atlantic

Senior General calls on Indian Air Chief Marshal, visits Myanmar Embassy
Commander in Chief of Defence Services arrived at the Ministry of Defence in New Delhi, India, on 29 July morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Ministers inspect tourism development in Thaninthayi
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun and Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung travelled to Kawthoung, Taninthayi Region on 26 July to attend to matters relating to tourism and investment.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tiger conservation faces challenges in Myanmar
In 1903, a tigress prowling in the vicinity of Shwedagon Pagoda was shot and killed by a British soldier – an indication that there used to be plenty of tigers in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

High-Level Forum: Deputy Information Minister discussed ASEAN-China media relations
U Aung Hla Tun, Deputy Minister for Information, attended the two events of High-Level Conference on ASEAN-China Media Cooperation and the ASEAN-China High Level Media Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 23 and 24 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

4 Myanmar nationals held for staying illegally in India
Four Myanmar nationals were arrested on Monday from Shamli district for illegally staying in India, while three madrassa teachers were also taken into custody for allegedly sheltering them, police said.
— Millennium Post

Govt Investigation Team to Probe Deadly Magwe Land Dispute
Magwe Region police told reporters they’ll wait for autopsy results before filing charges in a land dispute that exploded into violence last week, leaving dozens dead.
— Irrawaddy

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— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rent 2 Own to offer bike loans in partnership with Shwe Min Gan to boost rural mobility
Rent 2 Own Myanmar Co will partner with Shwe Min Gan Co to provide loans to customers, enabling them to buy their own motorcycles and farming machinery.
— Myanmar Times

Pyithu Hluttaw convenes 5th day meeting of 13th regular session
The 13th regular session of 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw held its 5th day meeting yesterday, with the queries and proposal of MPs and a bill submitted by a committee.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Detained Journalist Says He’s Being Targeted for Covering Labor Dispute
Khun Zaw Oo, a reporter for DVB in Lashio, was arrested over a motoring offense after reporting on water park employees’ claims that they were not paid.
— Irrawaddy

PWDs in Toungoo provided with aid
Nearly 80 persons with disability in Toungoo were provided with aid including cattle, agricultural inputs, one sewing machine and farming equipment recently.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

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