Myanmar morning news for July 31

Myanmar morning news for July 31

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine
A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state, the army said Tuesday, the first time an NGO employee has been swept up in violence plaguing the area.
— Newagebd

Tatmadaw withdraws from discussions on constitutional amendment
NLD party MP and member of joint committee for constitutional amendment, Aung Kyi Nyunt, confirmed to Mizzima that Tatmadaw (military) MPs would not take part in discussions on the report submitted by joint committee for constitutional amendment to parliament.
— Mizzima

Chinese Tourism in Myanmar Growing, While Industry Still Adapts
YANGON—Chinese arrivals in Myanmar have increased by nearly 200,000 over the last year thanks to Myanmar’s relaxed visa stipulations, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
— Irrawaddy

Japan offers mediation on Rohingya repatriation
For the first time, Japan has offered to mediate between Bangladesh and Myanmar on peaceful Rohingya repatriation in its capital Tokyo in any convenient period if both sides agree.
— AA

Vietnam, Myanmar look to boost defence ties
Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) Sen. Lt. Gen. Pham Ngoc Minh on July 29 received Major Gen. Thet Pon, Commander of Yangon Region Command of Myanmar,during his ongoing working visit to Vietnam.
— VietnamPlus

Myanmar Liquor Association urges stricter control over gray market
The Myanmar Liquor Association (MLA) released a statement last Wednesday urging the government to tackle the gray market and implement more transparent regulations for the valuation of liquor imports.
— Myanmar Times

Banks of Myanmar, Thailand meet for financial collaboration
Meeting on financial collaboration between Central Banks of Myanmar and Thailand was held at Central Bank of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Taking it to next level, India readies submarine for Myanmar
India is set to hand over Myanmar its first ever submarine, with a Kilo class boat likely to be sent across this year after being refitted indigenously.
— Economic times

Shan State Residents, Civil Groups Call for Transparent, Green Energy Policy
Open letter urges Union, state officials to use caution when tapping foreign investment and to ensure local input into decision-making.
— Irrawaddy

22 tigers remain in Myanmar: survey
At least 22 tigers remained in Myanmar, said the Forest Department Tuesday quoting its recent survey.
— Xinhua

Growth potential seen in microfinance sector
With a quarter of the Myanmar population living under the poverty line and as much as 87 percent hailing from rural areas, according to the World Bank, the microfinance sector has good potential to grow in Myanmar. However, providers can be more efficient in their funding if there is better financial data on borrowers.
— Myanmar Times

Malaysia: Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return
Malaysia’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that Myanmar’s government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so that hundreds of thousands who fled a brutal military crackdown can return safely to the country.
— Federal News Network

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tops PACE public-trust survey
Seventy percent of Myanmar people trust State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, or 1pc more than for President U Win Myint, according to a survey by the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE).
— Myanmar Times

Trafficked: Three survivors of human trafficking share their stories
Across the world, millions of women and girls live in the long shadows of human trafficking. Whether ensnared by force, coercion, or deception, they live in limbo, in fear, in pain.
— Relief Web

More works to be continued in Falam airport project in 2019-20 FY
More construction works including the construction of the air traffic control tower in Falam (Surbung) airport project in Chin State in 2019-20 FY, according to Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
— Eleven Myanmar

More foreign investments enter in production and industrial sectors: DICA
More foreign investments are entered in production and industrial sectors and halted in real estate and housing sectors, said Thant Sin Lwin, Director General of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Gold market at a standstill due to high price
Rising gold prices in Myanmar are keeping people away from buying gold bars and jewelry.
— Myanmar Times

Drugs confiscated in Myanmar
Myanmar’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) stated on Monday that the police have confiscated more than 14.2 kg of drugs in Tanintharyi district.
— Menafn

MoI clarifies rules for printing school textbooks
The Ministry of Information held a meeting with private printers at the ministry yesterday to clarify the rules for printing textbooks for the 2020-2021 academic year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

H1N1 Death Toll Inches Up
Of 81 deaths related to H1N1 flu infections so far this year, 65 of them were due to complications of preexisting health issues. Once again, Yangon lead the count.
— Irrawaddy

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

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

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calls on Indian PM
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is already in India, called on India’s Prime Minister and Chair of the National Security Council Mr Narendra Damodardas Modi on 29 July at the latter’s residence.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Coco Islands to have electricity by end-2020
The government plans to supply electricity to the Coco Islands, which is south of Yangon in the Bay of Bengal.
— Myanmar Times

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses report of Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw starts discussing the report of Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution on the sixth-day meeting of Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Depression may occur during August: DMH
Three low pressure areas may form over the Bay of Bengal during August and two may further intensify into a depression, according to monthly weather forecast for August made by the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
— Eleven Myanmar

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

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

Threat of seasonal flu hangs over Taungbyone festival
Everything is almost ready for the Taungbyone Festival next week, said U Kyaw Kyaw, chair of the organising committee. “We are about 75pc ready and will make sure that everything goes well.”
— 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

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

Vice President calls for accurate data in adopting development policies
Vice President U Henry Van Thio said yesterday that the government needs reliable statistics in formulating development policies of the country. The Ministry of Planning and Finance hosted a meeting of the Data Accuracy and Quality of Statistics Committee in Nay Pyi taw, attended by the union ministers, regional ministers and officials.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over K12 bln of monsoon agri loans disbursed in Shwebo Township
The Myanma Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) began distributing monsoon agricultural loans in Shwebo Township from 6 May, and plans to disburse an estimated K12 billion in loans to 15,000 farmers in the township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker receives mayor of Xiangyang, Hubei Province, PRC
Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung received Mr Qie Yingcai, Mayor of the city of Xiangyang in China’s Hubei Province and party at the Amyotha Hluttaw J Hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More than 20 Village Administrators in N. Shan Quit to Protest Leader’s Arrest
The army detained Sai Sai Tin Cho, a village chief in Kyaukme Township, for collecting money for an armed group; locals say they’re caught between rebels and military.
— Irrawaddy

NLD Parliamentarians Unbothered by Military Absence in Charter Amendment Debate
“If [they] join the debate, I am afraid we will have to debate for a long time,” an Upper House lawmaker said. “One stage of the process may finish quickly and smoothly.”
— Irrawaddy

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

Out to improve traffic safety in Myanmar
Anyone new to Myanmar will be cautious when crossing the roads, even when the green walk light is on. Rules are unclear, for both pedestrians and cars.
— 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

India, Myanmar Strengthen Military Ties
During a 9-day trip to India, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing signed an MOU in New Delhi with an eye toward strengthening Myanmar’s military capabilities.
— Irrawaddy

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— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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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