Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar grants visa-on-arrival to 6 more countries to boost tourism
Myanmar will grant visa-on-arrival to six more countries beginning Oct. 1 as a relaxation of restriction on entry into the country to boost tourism, according to a statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
— Xinhua

Myanmar risks return to money-laundering watchlist
Myanmar has a high chance of falling back into the category of “high-risk” country on an international money-laundering watchlist because of its failure so far to impose and enforce adequate safeguards, according to officials and experts.
— Myanmar Times

Thailand-Myanmar boost cross-border transport
Thailand and Myanmar expect to have cars travelling on routes between both countries this September, in a move set to bolster the regional economy.
— VietnamPlus

Power generator distributors double sales in two months
With supply unable to keep pace with demand, the number of power cuts in Yangon has spiked this year compared to last and businesses have suffered as a result of the frequent disruptions.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar seizes over 326 tons of illegal timbers in NW region
Myanmar authorities seized a total of 326.8 tons of illegally harvested timbers in Sagaing region during the month of May, police said Sunday.
— Xinhua

Nissin Electric shifting production to Myanmar from Thailand, Vietnam
Metal parts and equipment maker Nissin Electric Co of Japan will build a plant in Myanmar, relocating some production processes from its factories in Thailand and Vietnam to cut labour costs in its contract manufacturing business.
— Bangkok Post

Local gold price climbs up as global market sees rise
As the global gold price surged to US$1,306 per ounce on 31 May, domestic gold price reached a high of K1,056,000 per tical (0.578 ounce) in the afternoon of 1 June, according to local gold market.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rice group proposes K15 billion emergency loan
As the price of local rice has dropped to below K500,000 in the country, the Myanmar Rice Federation has proposed to borrow K15 billion to purchase rice to stabilise prices, according to a commerce official
— Myanmar Times

First Myanmar RoboLeague 2019 held in Yangon
The First Myanmar RoboLeague 2019 was held in Theinbyu Stadium in Yangon Region on June 1, with opening speeches by Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Education and Mr Scot Marciel, ambassador of the United States to Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar workers to gain mechanic skills in Japan
Under the supervision of Myanmar-Japan SEDA, mechanics from Myanmar will be receiving internships in Japan. “We signed an MoU concerning sending Myanmar service workers to work at the care centers for the aged in Japan three months ago.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Times wins SOPA photo award
The Myanmar Times has further consolidated its position as Myanmar’s leading media outlet after securing one of Asia’s most prestigious media awards this week.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in the Czech Republic
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her entourage left Nay Pyi Taw by special flight on 1st June morning and arrived in Bangkok at 10:45 a.m. Myanmar Ambassador to Thailand, U Myo Myint Than and embassy officials welcomed them at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister calls for broader involvement in holding centenary of Myanmar films
A preliminary meeting to discuss the centennial celebrations of the Myanmar film industry was held at the meeting hall of the Myanmar Television and Radio in Yangon yesterday afternoon. Speaking at the meeting, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint called for the formation of a provisional.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar won’t care if it gets China’s support
PRIME Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought support from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states to launch the Rohingya case at International Court of Justice (ICJ) with voluntary funding and technical help to ensure the legal rights of Rohingyas and address the question of accountability and justice.
— The Daily New Nation

Inter-village bridge commissioned in Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region
Yantola, a bridge for inter village transport, was commissioned yesterday morning in Kyeyoe village-tract, Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region. Built with the funds of the National Disaster Management Committee, the bridge was put into service by Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

PM’s call to OIC to hold Myanmar to account
The prime minister’s powerful call at the 14th OIC Summit is very appropriate—both in terms of the timing as well as the forum. And we strongly reiterate her views.
— The Daily Star

Missionary University holds religious ceremony in Taikkyi
Pan Tapwint Taung Buddhist Missionary University in Taikkyi, Yangon Region, held a religious ceremony yesterday morning in which certificates were presented to the prominent monks of the university.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Death of Independence Hero Col. Ba Htoo
On this day in 1945, Col. Ba Htoo succumbed to malaria while chasing Imperial Japanese forces out of central Myanmar. He was already a decorated war hero when he died at 29.
— Irrawaddy

Nature of overtourism and its management
By Hnin Lei (Tourism) Meaning of overtourism The word overtourism is very popular in countries with developed tourism industry. Overtourism is interrelated with the word overcrowding meaning more tourists arrival at a destination than the carrying capacity to host it.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Uniting HART’s Partners to Introduce Rehabilitative Healthcare to Burma
In April, HART united three of its partners to discuss how rehabilitative healthcare for people with disabilities can be introduced to communities in Burma. Dr. Sasa’s team from Health and Hope (Chin State) and Community Health Workers from Shan Women’s Action Network (Shan State) were given preliminary training by Vardan Tadevosyan from the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh.
— Reliefweb

Elephant camp on Shan mountain range woos visitors
An elephant camp near Nant Pan Tet Village, Kalaw Township was frequently packed with holiday makers and is becoming a popular tourist attraction spot in Southern Shan State. Nant Pan Tet Village, on the border of Mandalay Region and Shan State is 70 miles east of Meikhtila.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Telenor eyes 5G opportunities in Myanmar
WITH its parent company playing a leading role in the implementation of the fifth generation (5G) of wireless technology in Europe, Telenor Myanmar has set its sights on becoming a pioneer in the provision of 5G services in the nation, the firm’s chief says.
— Eleven Myanmar

A hill station, a princess and a peace dividend
Blessed with panoramic views and steeped in Karen lore, Thandaung Gyi and its grassroots approach to tourism offer a model for other communities emerging from conflict.
— Frontier Myanmar

Tatmadaw holds press conference in Nay Pyi Taw
The Tatmadaw held a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to clarify the situation about ethnic armed organizations, after the Tatmadaw declared a unilateral ceasefire in the country on 21 December, 2018.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ERC amasses $18m fund for Rohingyas
Emirates Red Crescent Authority has accumulated nearly US$ 18 million fund in a weeklong campaign to support livelihood of the Rohingya people in Bangladesh.
— The Daily Star

Asian Nations Vow to Reduce Number of Stateless People
Asia-Pacific nations have pledged at talks in Bangkok to take steps, including legal reforms, to tackle statelessness, a key issue in the region.
— Radio Free Asia

Gambia’s intention to take Myanmar to ICJ hailed
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should take additional steps on Rohingya Muslim and turn its words to action, the leaders of Rohingya and Burmese Muslims said in a statement Thursday.
— AA

Human Rights Commission probes death in custody incident in Rakhine
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has sent a survey team to investigate the shooting deaths early this month of seven civilians held in military custody in troubled Rakhine state’s Kyauk Tan village, where survivors continue to reject the army’s account of a riot by captured villagers, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar’s Shan State the crucible for dangerous drugs scourge: Report
Civil strife has turned Myanmar’s Shan State into a crystal methamphetamine hub. The richer the traffickers get, the harder the underlying conflicts will be to resolve. Instead of targeting minor offenders, the military should root out corruption, including among top brass, and disarm complicit paramilitaries.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Civilizing The Military Nation – Analysis
Kyaw Zwa Moe, the English Editor of Irrawaddy has written a piece starting with this title “Civilinising this Militarised Nation” and comes to the conclusion that it may take another three decades. He has reasons to be very pessimistic as the developments in Myanmar do not give us any hope of the Army- the Tatmadaw giving up it iron grip over the country.
— Eurasia Review

Myanmar seizes stimulants, heroin in NE state
Myanmar authorities have seized some stimulants and heroin with a total worth of 108.4 million kyats (72,200 U.S. dollars) in Shan state, according to a release of the anti-drug force.

UN bodies sign MoU with Myanmar for Rohingya return
Two UN bodies have given the Myanmar government one more year, to establish a framework for the voluntary return of ethnic Rohingya Muslims to their homes.
— AA

Myanmar dignitaries honour Gen Prem
Myanmar’s army commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Friday led a delegation of military officers to pay their last respects to the late Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda at…
— Bangkok Post

Lack of future prompts Rohingya to flee Bangladesh
Nineteen-year-old Mohammad Amin is one of the 54 Rohingya refugees who each paid 45,000 Bangladeshi taka ($532) to local traffickers to go to Malaysia earlier this month.
— The Peninsula Qatar

Myanmar Army to Continue Crackdown on Indian Insurgents
The Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) has accused the NSCN-K of violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement it had signed on April 9, 2012, with the Sagaing regional government.
— News18


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