Myanmar morning news for February 10

Myanmar morning news for February 10

Myanmar morning newsThai-Myanmar border trade value down this FY
The value of Thailand-Myanmar border trade from 1st October to 31 January in the 2019-2020 fiscal year (FY) amounted to US$1.16 billion, a decrease of $97.34 million against last FY, according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thousands of Myanmar workers left jobless after suspension of crab exports to China
Thousands of workers from crab wholesale centres from the Labutta township are now out of their jobs after China suspended its crab imports from Myanmar due to the spread of novel coronavirus in China.
— The Star Online

Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally amid tensions with government
Hundreds of Myanmar nationalists rallied in the country’s commercial capital on Sunday in a show of support for the military, amid tensions between the civilian government and the army ahead of elections expected later this year.
— Egypt independent

Myanmar cracks down on illicit trade
Myanmar encounters illicit trade valued at about US$6.4 billion every year. But this large figure only reflects trade on official routes between Myanmar and its neighbouring countries, accord to a report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development.
— Mizzima

UEC to ask Facebook Team to remove any fake election news from Facebook
The Union Election Commission will ask the Facebook Team to remove any fake or incorrect news about election from Facebook, said UEC member Than Htay.
— Eleven Myanmar

Robbery occurs at CB bank in North Dagon
An armed robbery occurred at a Co-operative Bank (CB) branch in North Dagon Township on February 7, said MP Tin Tun Naing of No.1 North Dagon Constituency.
— Eleven Myanmar

Over 600 Bengalis return of their own accord
Of those fleeing to Bangladesh, 624 Bengalis who returned to Myanmar of their own accord have been accepted after scrutiny, according to Maungdaw District General Administration Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Some airlines fly between China, Myanmar
Some airlines continue to fly between Myanmar and Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Kunming of China though most of airlines have temporarily suspended their flight operations in a bid to contain the coronavirus in China, according to the statement by the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar on 6 February.
— Eleven Myanmar

Hydropower and the worsening water crisis for Myanmar and Asia
Myanmar is caught between a rock and a hard place. As the government seeks to pick up the pace of development, electrical power is needed and hydropower is touted as an “environmentally-friendly” solution in order to switch on the lights.
— Mizzima

US travel ban impacting some Myanmar people in the US
People from Myanmar who now live in the American state of Indiana home are feeling the impacts of Washington’s recent travel ban, according to the Indy Channel.
— Mizzima

Top UN Court Orders Myanmar To Protect Its Persecuted Rohingya Minority
The Gambia, supported by the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), filed a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) late last year. The lawsuit accuses Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
— The OWP

Library hosts knowledge-sharing workshop
The District Central Library with the support of M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation organised a workshop of the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) – (India and South Asia Network), an online network of public librarians. The three-day workshop titled ‘Building Smart, Inclusive, Knowledgeable and Resilient Communities,’ began on Friday.
— The Hindu

Myanmar Army Files Lawsuit Against Kachin Pastors For Alleged Ties to Rebel Group
The Myanmar armed force has actually submitted a lawsuit against 2 ethnic Kachin Baptist pastors for participating in an event the army asserted pietistic the resistance tasks of a rebel ethnic army in north Myanmar’s Kachin state, spiritual leaders as well as cops claimed Friday.
— The union Journal

Myanmar watermelon farmers feel pinch as coronavirus hits China trade
In a field in southern Myanmar, Naing Lin Htet stands among hundreds of overripe watermelons he intended to export to neighbouring China but will instead leave to rot because of the fast-spreading coronavirus that has hammered sales.
— Metro

Myanmar orders fast-track gas engine plants to beat blackouts
The government of Myanmar has ordered two fast-track power plants to try to put an end to large-scale blackouts.
— Power Eng

Annual inflation rate remains above 8% in Dec
The annual rate of inflation in Myanmar, based on the Consumer Price Index, stood at 8.81 per cent in December, according to a report released by the Central Statistical Organization, under the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tourism management students visit MoHT’s headquarters
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung received 80 first-year students and 5 teachers from Mandalar Degree College yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hantharwady United still leading Myanmar National League
At the conclusion of Week-5 of the Myanmar National League, Hantharwady United is still leading the scoring table with full points from five wins.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myaung Zee ethnic tribe in Wa Self-Administered Division holds New Year festival
Myaung Zee (or) Hmont ethnic community celebrated their New Year festival at Sanpya village in Hopan town of Wa Self-Administered Division yesterday morning. Dr Kyaw Tun, the Rector of Lashio University, made a speech to mark the festival, and the Myaung Zee (or) Hmont Ethnic People Development and Cultural Group’s Chairman U Soe Min explained.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Diplomats, families tour Myeik Archipelago
Led by Union Minister U Kyaw Tin of the Ministry of International Cooperation, officials from the foreign embassies in Myanmar and their families flew to Myeik from Dawei yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hot air balloon flight at sunrise in Hpa-an, Kayin State
By Thiha Lulin In our country Myanmar, hot air balloon flight began in Bagan. Almost everyone is still contemplating that hot air balloon flight in Bagan is perfect
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Cooperation, consensus key for IDP resettlement success
Armed conflicts uprooted scores of people from their homes in Myanmar and forced them to take shelter in camps for the displaced in Kachin, Shan, Kayin, and Rakhine states.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar National League: Shan United beat Yadanarbon 3-1
Shan United, defending champions of the Myanmar National League, beat Yadanarbon F.C. by 3-1 in the Week-5 match of the MNL yesterday at the Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Number of 24-hour ABC convenience stores to reach 300 in two years
The ABC Group plans to increase the number of 24-hour convenience stores it operates across the country to 300 in two years.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to adopt CII qualifications
The Myanmar Insurance Association (MIA) will adopt the qualification programmes of Britain’s Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
— Insurance business mag

President, First Lady visit Htansan Cave, Htansan Shwedagon Pagoda in Hopong
President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho who were in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State, accompanied by Union Ministers Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Dr. Aung Thu and U Ohn Win, Chief Minister of Shan State Dr. Lin Htut, Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo and officials.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

JobNation digital job expo, offering hundreds of jobs, to be held in Mandalay
JobNation digital job expo will be held on 23 February at Marvel Hotel in Mandalay region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses opening of movie museum in Yangon
The opening ceremony of the Myanmar Motion Picture Museum was held at Myanmar Motion Picture Association (MMPA) on Wingaba Road in Yangon at 1 pm yesterday. Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint delivered the keynote speech.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Central Committee on Monitoring and Prevention of 2019 Novel Coronavirus holds its daily coordination meeting (12/2020)
Union Minister for Health Dr Myint Htwe attended the central level meeting on monitoring and controlling Novel Coronavirus 2019 in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye makes camp closure survey trip
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and responsible personnel made a camp closure survey trip to the Myaing Gyi Ngu special zone in Sonenathamyaingswe city, Kayin State in accord with a national strategy for the resettlement of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the temporary shelter.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Stigmatization not helpful for prevention of spread of Coronavirus infection
Safeguarding public health is a priority. Since the Coronavirus spread beyond China, the health authorities of Myanmar have struggled to find the correct response to prevent the introduction of the deadly virus in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Diplomats, families on study tour in Taninthayi Region
Foreign embassies’ officials and their family members led by Union Minister U Kyaw Tin of the Ministry of International Cooperation went on a diplomatic tour from 8 to 10 February to see the natural sceneries, cultural entities, and development progress in Dawei city, Myeik Archipelago and their vicinities of the Taninthayi Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Where are the curators in Myanmar’s art scene?
The development of contemporary art in Myanmar has been hampered by a paucity of curators, with most galleries asking artists to arrange, fund and promote their own exhibitions.
— Frontier Myanmar

Message of Greetings sent by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre, on the 73rd Anniversary of Mon National Day celebrations
On the auspicious occasion of Mon National Day, highly regarded, valued and honoured by Mon ethnic nationals as a day of great significance, I send these greetings and good wishes to all Mon ethnic nationals to be blessed with good fortune and auspiciousness.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Motorcyclist killed in collision with car
A motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a car in Taninthayi region on 7 February. The accident happened at 8 pm at a location between mileposts 32/1 and 32/2 on Dawei-Myeik Road, Thayetchaung Township, Taninthayi region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on the signing of the Panglong Agreement, February 12, 1947.


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