Myanmar morning news for June 10

Myanmar morning news for June 10

Myanmar morning newsOutcry over Asean report predicting Rohingya’s ‘smooth’ return to Myanmar
An Asean report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an ongoing civil war in Rakhine state and failing to mention the persecuted Muslim minority by name.
— The Straits Times

Three locations identified for China-Myanmar Economic Corridor
Three locations have been identified by Myanmar and Chinese officials under a memorandum of understandingfor the border economic cooperation core zones of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.
— Myanmar Times

Fishery export earns over $564 mln during Oct-May period
Export earnings from fishery sector from 1 October, 2018 to 31 May, 2019 in current FY amounted to about US$564.35 million, which is an increase of $39.5 million compared to that of last FY, according to the statistics released by the Commerce Ministry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Imports of CMP raw materials increase by over 270 million USD
From October 1 to May 31 of 2018-2019 fiscal year, the raw materials imported by CMP industries has reached 1.573 billion US dollars, up 273.828 million USD compared with the same period last year, according to the figures from the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Budget Transparency Replacing Budget Secrecy in Myanmar
Myanmar’s Union Revolutionary Council, led by General Ne Win, published the country’s first public budget report in 1963/64 fiscal year, with the title Pyi Thu Thot A Si Yin Khan Sar, or Citizen’s Report.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

WB warns Myanmar of urbanisation challenges
With more people moving to Yangon and other key destinations for better opportunities, the World Bank has warned of the challenges related to urbanisation in Myanmar at the launch of its latest report this week.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chief minister vows to block foreign fuel retailers, expand Yangon Petrol
The Yangon Region government has blocked foreign companies from operating fuel stations in the country’s largest city because their corporate practices are “not compatible with our business culture”, chief minister U Phyo Min Thein says.
— Frontier Myanmar

Promote business opportunities through bilateral relations with Europe
The State Counsellor concluded her working visits to the Czech Republic and Hungary recently, in which she sought to boost relations with the two European countries. Myanmar only recently opened up to the rest of the world.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The President and the State Counsellor will compete in 2020 Election: NLD spokesperson
The President and the State Counsellor will run for re-election in 2020, said Dr. Myo Nyunt, the spokesperson of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) told the media after the party’s CEC meeting at Sibin Guest House in Nay Pyi Taw on June 8.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi is turning far-right
That is, fear for my Muslim friends back home in Mandalay in particular and Myanmar’s Muslims in general, including the systematically persecuted Rohingya.
— Yenisafak

Union Minister inspects road, bridge works in Yangon Regionected
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw arrived at Bago River Bridge construction site in Yangon Region yesterday morning. In the briefing hall Department of Bridge Deputy Director General U Nay Aung Ye Myint, Chief Engineer U Kyaw Lin and an official from consultant company explained about.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar posts 31.44 pct matriculation exam pass rate in 2018-2019 academic year
Myanmar has registered a pass rate of matriculation examination at 31.44 percent nationwide in the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a release from the Ministry of Education on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Inclusive Urbanization – Answer to Address Inequalities
The World Bank report on ‘Myanmar’s Urbanization’ released in Yangon on 6 June provides a framework and set of recommendations for an inclusive urban development that creates opportunities for all and secures peace and prosperity.
— Mizzima

Thai company agrees to open filling stations in Myanmar
Two non-financial branches of Kanbawza Group of Companies yesterday formed a partnership with a Thai-based company for fuel oil storing and retail fuel distribution in Myanmar under common interest.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar unwilling to take Rohingya back, Bangladesh says
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Myanmar is unwilling to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a persecution in the Buddhist-majority country in 2017.
— Daily Sabah

Agri-loans available to rice farmers
With the monsoon rain season in Myanmar, the Agricultural Development Bank has begun disbursing agricultural loans to rice farmers nationwide through its bank branches.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister visits nurseries, elephant camp in central Myanmar
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win inspected the thriving trees of the 50-acre village fuel-wood plantation at Mondaing forest reserve in Meiktila Township in Mandalay Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Wirathu Arrest Warrant Could Help Muslims In Myanmar
Ashin Wirathu, a leading monk in the ongoing persecution of Muslims in Rakhine State, was this week issued an arrest warrant by a Myanmar court, on the basis of “exciting or attempting to excite disaffection towards the government.”
— The owp

Up-and-coming Korean SMEs entrepreneurs we need to welcome
By Maung Thitsar (Yankin) Occupying the southern 14 percent of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, the Republic of Korea (ROK), also known as South Korea, possesses the 4th largest economy in Asia and the 11th largest in the world, touching the border lines with China, Russia and Japan.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

India and Myanmar to hold high-level meeting
India and Myanmar will hold a high-level meeting in Imphal on June 11 to bring the two countries closer. A nine-member team of Myanmar, led by Aung Moe Nyo, Chief Minister of the Magway region government, arrived at Moreh, Manipur’s border town, on June 9.
— The Hindu

Meeting discusses extended healthcare for Naga people
A meeting on extended healthcare undertakings as a special program for the Naga Self-Administered Zone was held in Monya yesterday morning. The extended healthcare undertakings include vaccination, nutrition, maternal and child health, hygiene, school health and environment cleanness.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

International Archives Day observed in Nay Pyi Taw
A paper-reading session to mark the International Archives Day Symposium was held at National Archives Department in Nay Pyi Taw at 9 am yesterday. Deputy Minister for Finance and Planning U Mg Mg Win gave a key note speech at the event.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar parliament approves foreign loan water treatment plant
Myanmar’s parliament yesterday approved a loan of Euro 29.96 million from the Netherlands FMO and ING Bank to build a water treatment plant with the capacity of 7 million gallons per day (MGD) in Pyigyidagun Township, Mandalay Region.
— Xinhua

Mandalay Region sees more six-distinction winners than previous year
Matriculation exam results of 2018-2019 academic year were released nationwide yesterday. According to Regional Education Office, Mandalay Region produced most sic-distinction achievers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar faces the risks of climate change impacts caused by deforestation
Myanmar is facing the risks of climate change impacts as the country’s annual deforestation rate between 2010 and 2015 reached 1.72 per cent, said Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation at a workshop on the suggestion on the analytical results of the village firewood plantation law and bylaw, at Tungapuri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on June 7.
— Eleven Myanmar

Development tasks gaining momentum in Taninthayi Region
A sea-crossing bridge connecting Kawthoung Township, Taninthayi Region with an island village named Pulone Toneton Village is being built by the Bridge Construction Group – 4 under the Ministry of Construction. Pulone Tonelon Village, located on an island in the Andaman Sea, consists of more than.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Will Malaysia finally address the human trafficking of Rohingya?
IN A FEW WEEKS, Thailand and Malaysia will again be ranked in the US Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP report) for their efforts in combating human trafficking. Many government’s rightly go to great lengths to avoid the lowest ranking – Tier 3 – as it can invite sanctions and have other punitive ripple effects, such as discouraging foreign investment.
— The Star Online

Signing ICCPR is a step towards building democracy with human dignity
Myanmar plans on signing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights-ICCPR. We have not yet signed the ICCPR, but we are already fulfilling those rights included in the covenant. Our willingness to sign the ICCPR reflects our commitment to promoting human rights in our country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt block on aid to thousands of IDPs enters fourth year
The government has not permitted United Nations agencies to deliver aid to thousands of displaced persons in non-government areas of Kachin and Shan states since June 2016, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has revealed.
— Frontier Myanmar

Over 436,000 acres of paddy to be grown across Kayin State this monsoon season
Over 436,000 acres of monsoon paddy are to be cultivated in seven townships in Kayin State this season starting in June, according to the State Ddepartment of Agriculture.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Documentary film “Beautiful Myanmar” to debut in China
A documentary named “Beautiful Myanmar,” filmed by Chinese and Burmese media, will begin airing on Yunnan Satellite TV from June 12 to 15.
— Xinhua

BPI and its new plant Inyaung
About 2 miles 5 furlong west of Hanmyintmo in central Myanmar’s Mandalay Region Kyaukse Township is Inyaung Village. Near the village is Myanmar Pharmaceutical Industry’s newest plant Inyaung. The new plant is situated on 31.57 acres of land.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Civil-Military Cooperation Workshop on Natural Disaster Management held in Nay Pyi Taw
A Civil-Military Cooperation Workshop on Natural Disaster Management was held for the third time in Nay Pyi Taw from 7 to 8 June, 2019.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Investigation underway into custodial death in Oboe prison
Corrections Department issued a press statement yesterday which says departmental inquiry team has been constituted for the custodial death of under trial prisoner Tun Myint Win in Oboe prison, Mandalay.
— Mizzima

State Counsellor arrives back in Nay Pyi Taw
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who was in Hungary on a working visit left Budapest, Hungary for Nay Pyi Taw by air on 7 June at 11:45 a.m. local time. The State Counsellor and party were seen off by Hungarian State Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Dr. Csaba Balogh,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Evening Tour Promotion held in Seoul
Myanmar Tourism Federation organized Myanmar evening Tour Promotion, with the support of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and in collaboration with Korean Embassy, at Coex Hotel in Seoul in the evening of June 8th .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How to embrace mental wellness in startup culture
In a world of heightened stress and anxiety, make sure you’re creating a healthy work environment where everyone can thrive The state of the world has been extremely turbulent, with people experiencing fires, war, earthquakes and other tragedies, in addition to an increasingly competitive working.
— e27

 

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This week’s morning news photo features World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.

 

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