Myanmar morning news for June 25

Myanmar morning news for June 25

Myanmar morning news

Journalists Face Death Threats, Prison in Myanmar’s Conflict-Torn Rakhine State
First came a death threat, then an arrest warrant. Now, Aung Marm Oo is in hiding, having narrowly escaped capture by slipping away from his brother’s apartment just hours before it was raided by officers from Special Branch, Myanmar’s feared police intelligence unit.
— VOA

Myanmar allows visa-on-arrival for 55 countries
Since Myanmar allowed visa-on-arrival for 55 countries, nearly 400,000 foreign tourists have visited the country over the past three years, generating UA$19.27 million in visa fees, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— Eleven Myanmar

Kids to learn English from Penguins in Lao, Myanmar
One of the world’s longest established language schools is hoping to find fertile fields in Lao PDR with the signing of a master licensee agreement for the Pingu’s English-language teaching method.
— AEC News Today

Myanmar encourages development of automobile assembly industry
Myanmar is encouraging the development of automobile assembly industry, allowing auto manufacturers to import products that are essential to make vehicles in the country.
— Xinhua

Myanmar on the radar as investors shift funds from China
Myanmar is well-positioned to benefit from the flight of capital to the Asean region as the trade war between China and the US plays out, officials said.
— Myanmar Times

Trade between Myanmar and Vietnam tops US$70.5. million
Trade between Myanmar and Vietnam topped US$70.5 million in April in the current 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, a slight increase in value by $5.5 million, or 8.5 per cent, from that of last April, according to state media.
— Mizzima

Exports at Muse down 25.8% in current FY
Between October and mid-June in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, the value of exports through Muse, a border between Myanmar and China, stood at US$2.3 billion, decreasing by over $800 million or 25.8 per cent, as against the same period last 2017-2018 FY.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar seizes large amount of stimulants in northeastern state
Myanmar’s anti-drug force has seized stimulants worth of 150 million kyats (100,000 U.S. dollars) in Shan state of the country, according to a press release issued by the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control on Monday.
— Xinhua

Fisheries Dept to release over 300,000 fingerlings into 610 acres of monsoon paddy in Sagaing Region
The Sagaing Region Fisheries Department plans to release over 300,000 fingerlings into 610 acres of monsoon paddy fields in eight townships in the region in the rainy season.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Agriculture Department inspects fields in Mindon Township for FAW
The Mindon Township Agriculture Department conducted an inspection of corn fields around Zeetaw and Minywakine villages of the township, located in Magway Region, for FAW (Fall Army Worm) infestation at 10 a.m. on 24 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Total Number of Defamation Cases Under Telecommunications Law Hits 200
Cases filed on behalf of commander-in-chief remain common despite amendments to law; free-speech advocates renew call for Article 66(d) to be scrapped.
— Irrawaddy

Upward trend seen for local gold prices
Local gold prices will continue to rise supported by uncertainties such as the US-China trade dispute, volatile stock markets andthe move by major central banks to lower benchmark interest rates.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar blackout may be cover for gross human rights violations – UN investigator
Myanmar’s army may be committing gross human rights violations under cover of a mobile phone blackout in parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin states, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Monday.
— Yahoo News

Chinese, Myanmar police bust cross-border drug gang
Chinese police have teamed up with Myanmar police to crack a large drug trafficking ring with over 100 people arrested and 267 kg of drugs seized.
— Xinhua

No Internet in Western Myanmar until Security Situation Eases: MPT Official
Services will be resumed in N. Rakhine, Chin’s Paletwa Township when stability returns, operator’s chief engineer says.
— Irrawaddy

Anti-Corruption Commission warns of fake offices
Some offices are using the name of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) without permission and have no connection with the agency, according to the ACC.
— Myanmar Times

How to Read a WEIRD Evidence-Based Yangon Consultancy Report
Tony Waters offers his ironic views of research reports commissioned by foreign donors which sometimes seem to serve their own political objectives than the needs of Myanmar.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor receives ADB President in Bangkok
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received President of Asian Development Bank Mr. Takehiko Nakao and party at Athenee Tower in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday at 1 pm local time. During the call, talks were focused on rural development and improvement of the social status of the rural people in Myanmar, progress of transport,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

LessWalk project by S’porean delivers first batch of bicycles to Myanmar students
NTU graduate Mike Than Tun Win, through his initiative called LessWalk, has successfully delivered the first batch of bicycles to Myanmar in hopes of making education more accessible to students. On March 1, 2019, Mike shared his idea on Facebook which consisted of purchasing bicycles that bike-sharing companies.
— The Independent

Domestic fuel market sees slight change in one week
There was no significant change in fuel prices in the domestic market during the week between 17 and 23 June, local retailers said. According to filling stations, a litre of 95 Octane was sold for around K885 in the Yangon’s retail market on 23 June, while a litre of 92 Octane was priced at K795.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Balancing health and justice a must for tackling drug problems
Transnational crimes linked to drugs have become common across the globe. The world today is facing the problem of money laundering, terrorism and terror funding, crime, social, and health issues — all of which are the result of drug trafficking.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry, Japan launch project to fight foot-and-mouth disease
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation with the help of Japan’s International Cooperation Agency have begun a two-year project to improve the control of foot-and-mouth disease at the National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Laboratory in Yangon Region.
— Myanmar Times

Vice-Senior General Soe Win receives British Ambassador
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army), Vice Senior General Soe Win, received British Ambassador Mr. Daniel Chugg at Bayintnaung Guest Hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Completion of irrigation facility in Bago Region (west) benefits 216285 acres
A ceremony to commemorate the upgrade completion of irrigation canal systems of North Nawin, South Nawin, Wegyi and Taung Nyo dams in Bago Region west was held at Paungde Township Wegyi irrigation canal project briefing hall yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

120 car sales centres, 44 show rooms open as of May
About 120 car sales centres and 44 showrooms had bee opened as of May, according to the Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicle Imports and Related Business.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tatmadaw Accuses Media of Unfair Coverage
In the ongoing war between Myanmar’s military and media, Tatmadaw spokespersons have accused the latter of portraying them as the villain for their own financial gain.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor attends 34th ASEAN Summit, ASEAN Summit (Retreat) in Bangkok
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN Summit (Retreat) yesterday. Accompanied by Union Ministers U Thaung Tun and U Kyaw Tin, Permanent Myanmar Representative/Ambassador to the ASEAN U Min Lwin and officials, the State Counsellor attended the opening ceremony.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bootleg liquor kills six Myanmar workers in Malaysia, migrant aid group reports
Dozens of people, including six Myanmar migrants, died in Malaysia after drinking bootleg liquor last week, according to news reports and a Myanmar migrant rights network in Kuala Lumpur.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor receives Special Envoy for Asian Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
State Counsellor, Chinese Envoy exchange view on China’s continued constructive support in Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received Mr. Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President, First Lady attend ceremony to donate K 100 mln for Eternal Peace Pagoda
President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho attended a ceremony held at Nay Pyi Taw Pobbathiri Township Aye Myitta San Taung Ni Lay Parahita Monastery yesterday morning to donate K 100 million to Eternal Peace Pagoda on the occasion of the birthday of Aye Myitta San Taung Ni Lay Parahita Monastery principal.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Anti-Corruption Commission jointly organizes workshop on accountability in Mon State
With technical support from UNDP, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Mon State Government jointly organized a workshop on administration and corporate responsibility in Mawlamyine yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s cooperation with ASEAN can cut international pressure on Rakhine issue
Myanmar’s cooperation with ASEAN community will be able to reduce international pressure put on Rakhine issue, said Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw Central Post Office to observe 12th anniversary
The Ministry of Transport and Communications will celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Nay Pyi Taw Central Post Office at 9 a.m. on 27 June in Nay Pyi Taw. The Nay Pyi Taw Central Post Office was launched on 27 June, 2007.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AA Naval Attack Kills 2 Tatmadaw Fighters
The first maritime attack in Rakhine State’s war-torn north left an additional Tatmadaw soldier injured and a navy tugboat lightly damaged.
— Irrawaddy

Three-gold medallists Kyaukse elephant troupe to perform in Tachilek Children’s Literary Festival
Kyaukse Nyan Lin Htet’s elephant dance troupe will be performing at the Children’s Literary Festival coming to Tachilek. Led by the model elephant actor Nyan Lin Htet, the troupe has secured three first place prizes in dancing competitions.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Facebook Details Steps to Curb Hate Speech in Sri Lanka, Myanmar
Facebook says it has been able to detect and remove “considerably more hate speech than before” as it faces criticism over failure to keep a check on content that promotes violence.
— News18

A Historic Day for University of Traditional Medicine, Mandalay
By Dr.Than Lwin Tun, Nay Nay Naing Ye, May Thazin, Thandar Win (Ministry of Health and Sports) The University of Traditional Medicine(UTM,which is located in Aungmyaytharzan Township of Mandalay Region, is only one university of Myanmar traditional medicine.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Almost 500,000 displaced by fighting at end of ’18: report
About 480,000 refugees had fled fighting across Myanmar as of the end of 2018, according to report by 15 local civil society groups entitled, “There is no one who does not miss home.”
— Myanmar Times

Union Information Minister inspects Tachilek literary festival preparations
Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint visited B.E.H.S. Tachilek in Maka Ho Kham Ward yesterday to inspect the preparations for the Children’s Literary Festival in Tachilek before it opens today and tomorrow.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Coord meeting on holding 72nd Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day held in Yangon
A coordination meeting on holding the 72nd Martyrs’ Day was held at the office at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum yesterday. The meeting was chaired by Thura U Aung Ko, Chairman of the Central Committee for Holding 72nd Anniversary Martyrs’ Day and Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Six Karenni Anti-Statue Activists Appear in Court in Loikaw
Judge denies bail at first hearing since five of the activists who had been hiding from police turned themselves in.
— Irrawaddy

Ywangan that I’ve been to
By Ye Yint Aung (Geology) I went on a field survey with geology students in 2017 to Ywangan Region in Danu Self Administered Zone. Ywangan Town is at an elevation of 4,028 ft. above sea level. It was formed with 28 village tracts and had a population of more than 82,000.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

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