Myanmar morning news for February 6

Myanmar morning news for February 6

Myanmar morning news

Immunization programme to include rotavirus and fourth diphtheria-tetanus vaccinations
Today, Ministry of Health and Sports introduced the rotavirus and fourth dose of diphtheria-tetanus vaccinations into the routine immunization programme.
— Reliefweb

‘Myanmar manufacturing lifted by higher output, new orders and jobs’
Ihs Markit, a London-based information provider, says that Myanmar’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) has been lifted by sharper growth of output, new orders and jobs.
— Myanmar Times

In Myanmar’s remote north, China is the key
Katha, on the Irrawaddy River in northern Myanmar, is best known as the inspiration for “Burmese Days,” a fictional critique of British colonialism by the English novelist George Orwell.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Poppy growing and production declines in Myanmar
Myanmar’s illegal poppy growing has declined by 11 per cent and poppy production by over two per cent, said Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Major General Aung Thu, at a ceremony to release the Myanmar poppy production survey report, held at Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on February.
— Eleven Myanmar

59 Myanmar students returned from Wuhan are in good health: Mdy mayor
All 59 Myanmar students from Wuhan quarantined in Kantawnadi Hospital in Mandalay are still in good health, said Dr Ye Lwin, Mayor of Mandalay.
— Eleven Myanmar

New rules for billboard advertising rates in Yangon
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will start using an instant payment system to collect payments for billboard rental fees within municipal areas.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar opium cultivation declines, farmers not happy
Opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar declined by 11 percent in 2019 to 33,100 hectares, according to a survey released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

Government pledges to step up drug-eradication efforts
The government will intensify its illicit drug eradication efforts, said Home Affairs Deputy Minister Major General Aung Thu, after its recent success in reducing opium poppy cultivation.
— Myanmar Times

Local liquor makers struggle against illegal imports
Local liquor manufacturers are struggling to stay profitable as competition from illegal importers continues eat into their margins, said U Soe Lwin, chair of The Myanmar Liquor Association (MLA). Legally imported liquors and spirits like whiskeys, rum and gin are taxed upon entry and this is passed on to consumers.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar trade value for Oct-Nov, 2019-2020 FY
Myanmar normal export value for November, 2019-2020 financial year, reached US$943.42 million and border export value reached $ 856.87 million, with total export value coming at $1,800.29 million as a result.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor receives MEDEF Int’l business delegation from France
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received the MEDEF International business delegation from France led by Mr Christian Lechervy, Ambassador of France to Myanmar at 10:00 am on 5 February 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Statement Urging Myanmar to Follow ICJ Measures in Genocide Case
The UN Security Council failed to agree on a statement urging Myanmar to follow the ICJ’s provisional steps in the Rohingya genocide case, as China and Vietnam objected.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay Mayor Lights the Cake for Quarantined Myanmar Birthday Girl
A Myanmar student recently evacuated from Wuhan expected a bleak birthday alone in quarantine on Tuesday until she received a surprise from the mayor of Mandalay.
— Irrawaddy

VP U Henry Van Thio visits significant Seoul landmarks
Vice President U Henry Van Thio visited Gyeongbokgung Palace, NamSan Seoul Tower, Seoul Waterworks Authority and Waterworks Museum as part of his visit to Seoul, the Republic of Korea, yesterday and also met with staff of the Myanmar Embassy.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar begins to see increased competition in the fibre broadband Segment
By 2019 Myanmar was four years into a telecoms boom that has dramatically changed the physical and technological landscape of the country, since the sector was opened to foreign competition in 2014.
— Yahoo news

YUPT to appease disgruntled shareholders over lack of profits
By Nyein Nyein Yangon Urban Public Transportation company (YUPT) is working in line with its financial rules and regulations to address the wishes of its shareholders, Joint-Secretary U Hla Aung of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) has said.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Workers Leave China Without Pay, Fearing Virus
Migrant workers returning to Myanmar from China’s Yunnan province because of coronavirus fears are walking away from their jobs without receiving the pay owed to them, as their Chinese employers try to discourage them from leaving, sources say.
— Big news network

Uneasy Limbo For Rohingya Who Stayed in Myanmar Despite 2017 Expulsion
Rohingya Muslims who live in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine say their already restricted living conditions have worsened in the aftermath of a 2017 crackdown on their community, amid ongoing armed conflict between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the region.
— Radio Free Asia

UN did not reach an agreement against Myanmar
The UN Security Council did not reach an agreement based on the order of the International Court of Justice ruling that Myanmar must prevent genocide against Rohingya Muslims, local media said today.
— Plenglish

Govt’s docile handling of Rohingya crisis a shame
THE prosecution of the International Criminal Court has started an investigation to identify individual criminal responsibility by holding accountable people who were engaged in cross-border atrocity crimes committed against the Rohingya people.
— The Daily new nation

Coronavirus screening centers along Myanmar, B’desh borders
To combat the threat of novel coronavirus threat, Indian authorities have set up screening and testing centres along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday.
— Morung express

Myanmar Again Cuts Rakhine State’s Internet
Myanmar authorities have issued a surprise order reinstating the shutdown of mobile internet traffic in five townships in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine and Chin States.
— Human rights Watch

Singapore banks give $44m green loan to Myanmar conglomerate
Myanmar’s Shwe Taung Group has secured a US$44m green loan from the Yangon branches of OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB), both of Singapore. The island nation is already the second-largest source of green bonds to ASEAN countries, accounting for 35% of total issuance.
— Verdict

MoHS sustains momentum for prevention of 2019-nCoV
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe urged his staff to continue raising high alert on the prevention of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

PFI Union Minister U Soe Win receives French business Delegation
Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win received Mr Francois Corbin, the Special Advisor to the Chairman of Michelin for International Affairs of the MEDEF International that represents the French Business Confederation, at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

France keen to invest more in Myanmar, says official
After a pause of eight years, France is going to expand existing investments and make new ones in Myanmar, a senior official of the Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) has revealed.
— Myanmar Times

Pyithu Hluttaw convenes 4th day meeting of 15th regular session
Pyithu Hluttaw held the 4th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday. MP U Sai Tun Aye from Mongshu constituency asked about enforcing arm acts in Shan State and drafting such new laws that can cover the entire country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar measurement lab gets international award
Myanmar’s measurement laboratory gained international recognition when it was awarded an ISO certificate on Tuesday, four years after it submitted its application.
— Myanmar Times

Mizoram begins coronavirus screening along Indo-Myanmar border
The Mizoram government began screening passengers on the Indo-Myanmar border to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which have claimed more than 300 lives in China.
— Nenow

ICC gathering evidence on Rakhine abuses
Investigators from the International Criminal Court (ICC) have begun collecting evidence for a case involving alleged crimes against humanity by Myanmar against Rakhine State Muslims who then fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, a court official said Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Contested Civil-Military Relations in the Spotlight With New Spat
A recent incident served as yet another reminder of the complex and contested dynamics of civil-military relations in the country and the sensitivities therein.
— The Diplomat

Greek offer for Myanmar sugar draws interest
Greece has offered to buy sugar from Myanmar at US$400 per tonne per month on a free on board (FOB) system, U Win Htay, vice chair of the Myanmar Sugar and Cane Related Products Association said.
— Myanmar Times

Tha Gyi Thamee Restaurant: Serving Upper Myanmar Cuisine
Tha Gyi Thamee, a restaurant opened last year in Yangon, serves simple, home-style cuisine from Upper Myanmar’s ah nyar region and offers unique, sustainable to-go boxes.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw holds 4th day meeting of 15th regular session
The Second Amyotha Hluttaw organized the 4th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

All-new Mazda 3 comes to Myanmar
With the commemoration of the company’s 100th anniversary, Mazda in Myanmar introduces the new generation Mazda 3 on January 30.
— Myanmar Times

Two Possible ‘Keys’ to Unlocking Charter Reform in Myanmar
Among more than 100 proposed amendments submitted by the NLD, two in particular have the potential to remove the military’s power to block constitutional reform.
— Irrawaddy

Buthidaung, Kyauktaw townships first to receive Indian aid
Displaced people in strife-torn Buthidaung and Kyauktaw townships in Rakhine State will be the first to get assistance donated by the Indian government, a senior state official said Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

Teacher in Rakhine Injured by Myanmar Military Shelling
A schoolteacher was hit in the chest with shrapnel as a Myanmar military boat fired shells in an alleged clash with the Arakan Army; the AA denies any clash occurred.
— Irrawaddy


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