Myanmar morning news for January 10

Myanmar morning news for January 10

Myanmar morning news

New bank notes will not affect inflation, expert says
The release of new K1000 bank notes bearing the portrait of Bogyoke Aung San on January 7 is not expected to impact inflation, economists and banking experts said in response to market concerns.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar has potential investments from ASEAN countries in 2019-20 FY
Myanmar has potential investments from Hong Kong and ASEAN countries such as Singapore and Thailand in 2019-20 FY, according to the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
— Eleven Myanmar

Aid Group Ends Food Program in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Citing Government Restrictions
Amid fighting between Myanmar and Arakan Army (AA) forces in northern Rakhine state, the global humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee (IRC) said it has decided to end its food program in the state on account of the government’s restrictions on staff movements.
— Radio Free Asia

Yangon to conduct own survey to determine minimum wage
The Yangon Region government will conduct its own survey starting next week to gather data that would help in determining the country’s next minimum wage, a regional labour official said Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Exports shoot up $1.19 bln in current fiscal
Myanmar’s exports between 1 October and 27 December in the 2019-2020 financial year rose sharply to US$4.56 billion from $3.36 billion registered in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to defend child rights, abolish corporal punishment
Myanmar has taken the lead in Southeast Asia to eliminate corporal punishment and child labour with the ratification of a minimum age obligation and new legislation.
— New Straits times

671 killed in traffic accidents in Yangon Region in 2019
A total of 671 people died in road mishaps in Yangon Region in 2019, according to the No.2 Traffic Police.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Giant Myanmar Irrawaddy Dolphin Died of Old Age: Environmentalists
Activists and residents disagree about whether an Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Mandalay Region this week was killed by electrofishing.
— Irrawaddy

China top destination for Myanmar trafficking victims
China is the top destination for victims of human trafficking in Myanmar, the police anti-human trafficking task force said.
— Myanmar Times

Two CNG stations to get new compressors in current fiscal: MOGE
By Nyein Nyein New compressors will be installed at CNG filling stations in Dagon Seikkan and Danyingon areas to replace old and inefficient machines, said U Hla Win Htay, General Manager of the Natural Gas Vehicle Division (CNG) under Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Land surveys conducted for the construction of Yangon SEZ
Land surveys have been conducted for the construction of Yangon Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Dala, Kawthmu and Kyunchangone Townships, says Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Chief Minister.
— Eleven Myanmar

Domestic oil prices rise on global cues, despite dip in dollar against Kyat
Domestic oil prices have been on the rise and have hit a fresh peak in spite of the Kyat gaining against the US dollar, according to traders.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese Leader’s Mid-January Visit to Myanmar Seen as Boosting Belt And Road Projects
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Myanmar late next week to discuss bilateral relations and to push for the speedier buildout of Chinese development projects under his massive Belt and Road Initiative, Myanmar analysts said Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Watermelons fetch high prices in Muse market
With the Chinese New Year approaching, watermelons are high in demand and they are fetching a higher price this year than last year, said traders.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Auditor’s Report Shows Financial Problems of Yangon Government
Yangon auditor-general’s report on the regional government’s FY2017-18 spending reveals lost revenue, failure to collect fines and tax evasion, among other irregularities.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Thailand agree on cross border transfers
Two private banks, Ayeyarwady Bank (AYA Bank) in Myanmar and Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the development of cross border payments and fund transfer services between the two countries.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Ex-President’s Call to Defend Army From Human Rights ‘Neocolonialism’ Draws Scorn
Myanmar’s former president Thein Sein has referred to as for voters in 2020 elections to again candidates who will defend the army and the county from “neocolonialism” within the title of human rights, drawing harsh criticism from political observers and rights activists.
— The Union Journal

NEC to supply radar systems for three airports in Myanmar
Japanese technology firm NEC Corporation has signed a contract with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation for the supply of aircraft radar systems to three international airports in the country.
— Airport Technology

10 air-conditioned train carriages arrive in Myanmar
A vessel carrying 10 new air-conditioned train carriages and spare parts, bought under a loan from South Korea, arrived in Thilawa Jetty, Yangon, on January 7th, according to the sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Repair of quake-damaged Bagan pagodas nearly finished
Only 11 pagodas damaged during the 2016 earthquake that struck the Bagan cultural heritage site are left to be repaired, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar government to revise education curriculum
The government will revise curriculums for three levels for the academic year 2020-21 to keep education programmes in line with international standards, a senior Education Ministry official said.
— Myanmar Times

New ticket prices announced to marvel at Borobudur sunrise, sunset
Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java, has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. The largest Buddhist temple in the world offers breathtaking sunrise views with lush green hills providing a beautiful backdrop to its ancient stupas.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt, EAOs reach eight agreements at 8th JICM in Nay Pyi Taw
THE 8th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement was held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw, with an opening speech of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her capacity as the center’s Chairperson.
— Reliefweb

Myanmar to hold fourth meeting of Panglong peace conference
Myanmar has planned to hold the fourth meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference within the first four months of this year.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Archaeologists Object to Construction Near Ancient Pagodas in Bagan
The Myanmar Archaeology Association has spoken out about a construction project near ancient Pyu-era pagodas in Bagan, saying it threatens the historical site.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon United bid farewell to defender Pyae Phyo Aung
Yangon United, the defending champions of the General Aung San Shield 2020, bid farewell on Wednesday to defender Pyae Phyo Aung, whose contract with the team expired, with a farewell ceremony, according to the team’s website.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japan’s NEC to provide surveillance systems to three Myanmar airports
NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, has announced the signing of a contract with the Department of Civil Aviation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for aircraft surveillance systems, including radar for air traffic control, for international airports in the leading cities of Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyidaw, for a total of approximately 2.3 billion yen (nearly 21 million USD), according to a press release.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Power Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026
Myanmar Power market continues to report strong growth driven by economic activity, growing residential and industrial sector demand. Conventional fuels account for a dominant share of Myanmar power generation but a rapid increase in the use of renewable fuels is being observed.
— Pronews Time

Popular Myanmar singer gets seven years for rape
A local court handed down a severe sentence to popular Myanmar singer Issani after he was found guilty of rape so his fans would not emulate his misdeed, a court information officer said Wednesday.
— Myanmar times

Form D slips issued against de-registration of over 500 modified vehicles in 3 months
By Nyein Nyein Form D slips have been issued to more than 500 persons who de-registered their modified vehicles between October and December, 2019, said U Lian Cin Mang (aka Ngam Khai Pa Pa), Director of the Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese President’s Upcoming Visit Seen as Bid to Gain Myanmar Leaders’ Commitment on BRI Projects
Chinese president to visit Myanmar next week in what many see as a signal of the importance of the country to China’s Indian Ocean strategy.
— Irrawaddy

About 276 fire outbreaks reported in Mandalay Region in 2019
About 276 fire outbreaks took place in Mandalay Region in 2019, with three persons dead and 26 injured, according to the report of Regional Fire Services Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japanese Film Festival Expands to Myanmar’s Capital for 8th Edition
Movie fans in Naypyitaw got an early look at the 8th Japanese Film Festival this year, before it heads to Yangon and Mandalay.
— Irrawaddy

IRC to end food program in Rakhine state
Amid fighting between Myanmar and Arakan Army (AA) forces in Rakhine state, the global humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee (IRC) said it has decided to end its food program in the state on account of the government’s restrictions on staff movements, according to an RFA report.
— Mizzima

Grab golden opportunity to make history
2020 has augured well for Myanmar with the reaching of an eight-point agreement at the 8th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, held on 8 January in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Christens Star ‘Ayeyarwady’ and Planet ‘Bagan’
The International Astronomical Union has accepted Myanmar’s nominations of Ayeyarwady and Bagan as the new names of a sun and planet located 553 light-years from Earth.
— Irrawaddy

Sagaing university students protest move to extend school year
Sagaing Education University students on Wednesday launched a green ribbon campaign to protest the one-month extension of the school year in basic education schools.
— Myanmar Times


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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