Myanmar morning news for June 26

Myanmar morning news for June 26

Myanmar morning newsUN fears Myanmar human rights abuses in Internet shutdown
An Internet blackout in parts of Myanmar could be cover for “gross human rights violations” in an area where a brutal army crackdown has already forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee, a UN rights investigator said.
— Channel NewsAsia

Lawmakers Submit Urgent Proposal to Resume Internet Services in N. Rakhine
The shutdown of internet services will encourage human rights violations and violence, Minbya Township lawmaker U Hla Thein Aung argued at the Rakhine state parliament.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar electricity rates to soar next month
The government announced that it will increase electricity rates for both residential and business users starting from July. This is the first change in power tariffs since 2014.
— Myanmar Times

Gay Myanmar man posts Facebook bullying note before taking life
A gay Myanmar man posted a note on Facebook including screenshots of alleged homophobic bullying before taking his life, prompting activists to call Tuesday (Jun 25) for more protection for the emerging LGBTQ community.
— Channel NewsAsia

China’s Kunming plans integrated steel mill in Myanmar
China’s Kunming Steel has entered into an initial agreement to build a 4mn t/yr steel plant in Myanmar (Burma), which, if completed, will be the country’s first integrated mill.
— Argusmedia

China wants strong Bangladesh-Myanmar ‘communication channels’ to resolve Rohingya crisis
Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Zhang Zuo has underlined “the importance of the strengthening communication channels” between Bangladesh and Myanmar for finding a solution to the Rohingya crisis.
— BD News 24

Volunteering efforts from Hong Kong youngsters to teach in Myanmar
Under the HKU-Jockey Club Nurturing Global Leaders Programme (NGL), a group of student volunteers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has come to Myanmar this summer, starting from June to August, to teach students in different schools and education centres.
— Mizzima

‘No magic bullet’ behind Thilawa’s success
Success behind the Japan-led Special Economic Zone shows the need for Myanmar to improve access to land and utilities and reform its regulatory framework to capture investor interest, an SEZ investor said.
— Myanmar Times

UEC holds meeting on voters list compilation
Union Election Commission held a meeting with political parties and civil society organizations related with the elections sector in Yangon yesterday over the compilation of voters list for the 2020 general elections, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Stimulants worth of 150 million kyats seized
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 Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Toyota Nezas dealership in Myanmar to begin selling in 2020
Nezas Holdings, a Toyota Motor Corp dealership, will open a shop in Yangon early next year. It will be the first foray into Myanmar by a Toyota-related car sales group.
— Myanmar Times

Rohingya Repatriation: Beijing’s support sought to convince Myanmar
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today sought China’s support to convince Myanmar to start taking back their nationals from Bangladesh at the earliest.
— The Daily Star

ASEAN awards five women entrepreneurs in Myanmar
Five members of the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association (Mandalay) (MWEA) have received AWEN awards from Thailand’s princess, the third time that members of the group have received the honour, said one of the winners.
— Myanmar Times

Four Myanmar workers buried in landslide
GEORGE TOWN: Four foreign workers were buried alive in a freak landslide at a construction site in Batu Feringghi here last night.
— The Star Online

Authorities fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees
Aizawl, Jun 25 (PTI) Mizoram government and the Assam Rifles authorities Tuesday failed to deport 219 Myanmar refugees from Lawngtlai district to the neigbouring country, Home department officials said.
— Arunachaltimes

Village near Myanmar border gets police station
On Monday, Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated the first police station of Behiang village located near the India-Myanmar border in Churachandpur District, Manipur.
— Nagaland Post

Myitsone Dam Safe, Chinese Company Assures Kachin Lawmakers
Experts recruited by China’s State Power Investment Corp insist the project poses no danger despite location near major fault line.
— Irrawaddy

Manipur’s second business centre along Myanmar gets police station
The state government on Monday opened a police station at the remote Behiang village in Churachandpur district bordering Myanmar, an initial step for developing the border village to set up a second trade hub after Moreh in the backdrop of India’s Act East Policy.
— Times of India

Facebook removing more ‘hate speech than before’
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 reported.
— BNI

Some State Parliaments Approve Creation of Immigration Ministries
President U Win Myint has proposed that each state and regional government create a ministry of immigration and human resources.
— Irrawaddy

UEC holds meeting with political parties in Kachin State
Union Election Commission held a meeting with political parties in Kachin State and civil society organizations related with the elections sector at Kachin State General Administration Department yesterday. The meeting was attended by Member of Union Election Commission U Nyunt Sein, Acting Chairman of Kachin State Election.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ethnic-based parties in Myanmar aim high for 2020 elections
Ethnic-based parties in Myanmar suffered major electoral losses in the 2015 general election but they’re planning to do better for the next national elections due next year.
— UCA News

Union Minister attends CLMVT Forum in Bangkok, Thailand
Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint attended CLMVT Forum 2019 at Renaissance Bangkok Ratcaprasong Hotel in Bangkok. Commerce and Trade Ministers from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand also attended the forum. Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha delivered his key note speech at the forum. Union Minister Dr Than Myint.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UAGO concludes law officers’ refresher course No. 31
The refresher course No. 31 of the law officers of the Office of the Union Attorney General concluded yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. Speaking at the event, Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo urged the law officers to carry out their duties in accordance with the Union Attorney-General Law and by laws as prosecution and.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister for International Cooperation receives Chinese Ambassador
U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, received Mr Chen Hai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, on 25 June 2019 at 3pm at the Ministry of International Cooperation, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Nippon Life to buy 35pc of Myanmar’s Grand Guardian Life Insurance
Nippon Life Insurance Co. of Japan will buy a 35 percent stake in an insurance firm under Myanmar’s conglomerate Shwe Taung Development Co. to enter the underdeveloped market.
— Myanmar Times

Governments Must Support Health-Based, Holistic Solutions to Overcome Drug Abuse, Secretary-General Stresses in Message for International Day
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June: The world drug problem is one of the most challenging issues we face.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Doosan E&C secures $90 million order from Myanmar
Doosan Engineering & Construction Co., a construction unit under South Korea’s Doosan Group, said Tuesday it has secured a US$89.58 million order for a power transmission line construction project in Myanmar.
— YNA

Yangon opens its first food boxes in three populated areas
A total of three food boxes are start opened in three populated areas in Yangon on June 23 and food donated in the food boxes are run out in a few minute, according to people lived nearby.
— Eleven Myanmar

Vice-Senior General Soe Win receives Chinese Special Envoy, Senior Mediator of Foreign Affairs Dept of Switzerland separately
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win received Mr Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China at the parlour of Bayintnaung Villa in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Planned Aung San Statue in Chin State Scrapped
Local authorities in Htantlang will use the funding earmarked for the controversial statue for a public park instead, marking a big win for local activists.
— Irrawaddy

 

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