Myanmar morning news for February 24

Myanmar morning news for February 24

Myanmar morning news

Citizens of nowhere: Trump ban raises fear for US Rohingya
A refugee from Myanmar’s tyrannized Rohingya minority, Lila Mubarak embodies perfectly the “poor, huddled masses” welcomed to the United States for more than a century by a bronze plaque at the foot of the Statue of Liberty.
— Mizzima

Myanmar permits 16 foreign investments in Yangon Region
Myanmar’s Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) recently approved 16 foreign investment businesses for the region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) late Saturday.
— Xinhua

Power sector tops $1 bln in Oct-Jan period
Foreign direct investment of over US$1.026 billion has flowed from six enterprises into the power sector in the past four months of the current fiscal year, according to statistics provided by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya response: ‘Proper planning for response could make Bangladesh economically benefitted’
JRP 2020 stated that Rohingya response should be a real joint venture ensured by aid transparency and management that should be accountable
— Dhaka Tribune

Myanmar’s trade deficit increases; crosses $1 bln as of 14 Feb
Myanmar’s trade gap widened to over US$1 billion between October and mid-February in the current financial year, an increase from $971.8 million registered in the corresponding period of the 2018-2019FY, according to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar gets own barcode
Myanmar Barcode Association (MBA) officially launched Myanmar’s own barcode 883, at the UMFCCI (headquarters) in Yangon on 22 February.
— Eleven Myanmar

Repatriation should get highest priority: speakers
Rohingya repatriation should be the highest priority in the United Nations’ Joint Response Plan (JRP) for support of Rohingya people, speakers said at a press conference yesterday.
— The Daily Star

CMP businesses import raw materials worth $900 mln as of mid-Feb
Imports of raw materials by CMP businesses have been valued at US$909 million for the four-and-a-half month period beginning in October in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, an increase of $29.5 million compared with the year-ago period, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

When Gen. Ne Win Seized Domestic and International Banks in Myanmar
On this day in 1963, the military regime nationalized 31 domestic and international banks, including HSBC and Chartered.
— Irrawaddy

YRIC clears 16 foreign, one domestic proposal to create over 8,000 expected jobs
The Yangon Region Investment Committee, at a meeting held on 19 February, has approved 16 foreign projects, with an estimated capital of US$28.507 million. It has also endorsed one domestic project worth K3 billion.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Trade deficit increases by over 15 m USD
Till February 7 of 2019-2020 fiscal year, there was a trade deficit of 939.218 million US dollars, up 15.505 million US dollars, compared with the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Surveillance and investigation updates of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Ministry of Health and Sports is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, with conducting surveillance at international gateways and at the hospitals in the forms of people-centered investigation and in coordination with private hospital.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, India to sign six MoUs
Myanmar will sign six Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with India during President U Win Myint’s four-day goodwill visit to India, said U Zaw Htay, Spokesperson of Myanmar President Office, at a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on 21 February.
— Eleven Myanmar

MNREC drafts 10-year watershed conservation project to save Inle Lake
With the drafting of a 10-year multi-purpose project for conserving the watershed areas around Inle Lake in Shan State, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation has taken steps to conserve the environment around the lake, which is facing degradation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Looks for a Second Chance and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week
This week in tourism news, after decades of isolation, Myanmar finally opened up to tourists, only to scare them off as it perpetrated genocide against its Rohingya minority.
— Skift

Myanmar movie industry gets new service provider
Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint attended the launching of the movie and television production aid provider of CMB Films Myanmar Co; Ltd in Dagon Myothit (North), Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A Guide to Board Game Cafes
What would be the best way to relieve your stress and spend time with your beloved ones in this busy urban life? BOARD GAMES!!! You can now find board game places where you can have snacks and drinks while playing multiple board games to boost your brain.
— Myanmore

Rohingya fleeing persecution in Rakhine face charges for ‘illegal travel’
The group of about 20 were among 54 people from the Rohingya minority arrested on Wednesday on the outskirts of the commercial capital Yangon while trying to leave for Malaysia, according to judge Thida Aye.
— Dhaka tribune

ICJ’s order to Myanmar offers hope to the Rohingyas’ future
In an opinion published in Al Jazeera on February 7, Tun Khin, president of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, expressed the view that the International Court of Justice’s order that Myanmar has to do all it can to prevent genocide offers the persecuted Rohingya minority people hope for the future.
— The Daily Star

Rohingya justice: Why the ICJ’s public rebuke of Myanmar matters
The ICJ’s order that Myanmar does all it can to prevent genocide offers the Rohingya hope for the future.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar military to put soldiers on trial for Rohingya killings
“We are working on these cases not because of international pressure, but because of our responsibility and accountability,” said a military spokesman.
— Asia News

Myanmar posts more than USD10 billion in sea trade
Data published by the Myanmar ministry of commerce showed that the trade of Myanmar through sea routes logged more than USD10.4 billion in the starting 5 fives of the current fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which began in October.
— Menafn

Dozens of Rohingya face charges for illegal travel in Myanmar after fleeing Rakhine state
Dozens of Rohingya Muslims, including two children, appeared in court in Myanmar, the latest group to face charges after attempting to flee conflict-torn Rakhine state throughout the week.
— The Star Online

Investments from Hong Kong cross $1.15 bln
Hong Kong has emerged as the largest investor in Myanmar in the current fiscal with 28 Hong Kong-based firms pumping in US$1.15 billion in real estate development, electricity, and garment businesses as of January, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

2nd Yangon International Motor Show concludes
The three-day 2nd Yangon International Motor Show concluded yesterday and the show was crowded with buyers and visitors.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SWRR Union Minister inspects youth training school in Mawlamyine
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye visited youth training school and child care centre in Mawlamyine yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Guarding against African Swine Fever
The deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Naungmon Village in Lashio Township, northern Shan State, in February, 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar army plans trials for abuses in Rakhine
Myanmar’s army says it will hold more courts-martial for alleged abuses committed against Rohingya Muslims, after a government-appointed commission said soldiers committed war crimes.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar pilgrim in Gaya tests negative for COVID-19
A Myanmar pilgrim in the holy city of Gaya in India was discharged from the hospital after he was tested negative for the deadly COVID-19 virus, a Myanmar health official said on Saturday.
— Myanmar times

Bago Chief Minister inspects construction of Sittaung river crossing bridge
Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein visits the construction of Sittaung river crossing bridge (Yedashe).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

GAC takes part in Yangon International Motor Show
Chinese car maker Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co (GAC) is selling its luxury car models in the Myanmar market at the Yangon Convention Centre (YCC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chumphon Chamber of Commerce eyes investments in Myeik
The Chumphon Chamber of Commerce in Thailand is interested in investing in Myeik and asked for more information about the investment process at the recent Myeik-Chumphon business matching.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar survey finds record number of Ayeyarwady dolphins
A new survey found 79 Ayeyarwady dolphins inhabiting the Ayeyarwady River conservation area between Bhamaw township in Kachin State and Mandalay Region, a Fisheries Department official said.
— Myanmar Times

10 kg of ICE, stimulants seized in eastern Myanmar
Myanmar authorities seized large amount of narcotic drugs including 10 kg of methamphetamine (ICE) and 999,600 stimulant tablets in Shan state, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Sunday.

Australia should not ‘cosy up’ to Myanmar’s army, says Human Rights Watch
Australia should avoid dealings with Myanmar that play down the egregious rights abuses of its military, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
— Ekklesia

COVID-19 prevention in Magway Region as important as in border areas: Union Minister for Health and Sports
A meeting to take Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) measures with added momentum was held at the Magway Region Office of the Public Health Department on 21 February.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Earthen pots in demand during toddy juice season in Ngathayauk
Earthen pots are selling well in the palm climbing season in Ngathayauk Township, Mandalay Region, said U Nay Lin, a local earthen pot maker from Taunggone village.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The time to conserve our diverse cultural heritage is now
Myanmar is endowed with a wealth of tangible iconic monuments and intangible cultural heritages among every ethnic group in the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Centenary of the Myanmar films Myatt Lay, the most extraordinary film star in the 100 years’ period
Maung Nyi Nyutt If the one who appreciated any kind of art, he would be familiar with another kind of art easily.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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