Myanmar morning news for January 15

Myanmar morning news for January 15

Myanmar morning news

‘World’s longest internet shutdown cost Myanmar US$75M last year’
Myanmar recorded over 4880 hours of internet blackout time in 2019, costing the country US$75.2 million, a report by a digital privacy organisation estimates.
— Myanmar Times

YCDC ready to deal with audit findings report
Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is ready to deal with the facts included in the report of Yangon Region Auditor-General for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, said Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe at a monthly press conference at the Yangon City Hall on January 13.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar earns US$270 M from fishery export
Myanmar has earned over US$270 million from fishery export from October 1 to January 3 in this fiscal year and it is more US$37 million in compared with the same period in last fiscal year, according to figures from Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar exports 30,000 tons of rice through maritime trade within a week
Myanmar exported about 30,000 tons of rice worth US$8.8 million through maritime trade from December 22 to 27, according to figures from Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Public Accounts Committee criticises spending in the new Yangon project
The region government needs to generate income as it has spent the debt budget on the investments in the new Yangon City project but from the regular budget, said Region MP Tint Lwin from Pazundaung Township Constituency-2 and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee of Yangon Region Parliament.
— Eleven Myanmar

China’s Trade With Myanmar Up 28.5 Pct In 2019
China’s trade with Myanmar expanded by 28.5 percent year on year in 2019 to 128.91 billion yuan (about 17.71 billion U.S. dollars), customs data showed Tuesday
— Urdun Point

Goverment to block SIM cards not used within six months
The Directorate of Communications of the Ministry of Transport and Communications said mobile SIM cards not used for six months would be blocked permanently.
— Myanmar Times

Hotels and tourism, electricity: Chin’s priority investment sector
Priority will be given to the companies which will invest in hotels and tourism and electricity sectors in Chin State, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
— Eleven Myanmar

AA denies the killing of villagers accused by the army in Paletwa
Arakan Army (AA) denied the killing of villagers from Kyat-U and Siphalaung villages in Paletwa, Chin State on January 12 and the army announced the villagers were detained and killed by the AA.
— Eleven Myanmar

New air-conditioned train carriages will up and run on Mandalay-Myitgyina line
10 new air-conditioned train carriages being bought from South Korea will be up and running on Mandalay-Myinkyina rail road in early March, according to the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar grants permanent residency to nearly 600 foreigners in 5 years
Myanmar authorities have granted permanent residency status to 591 foreigners so far since 2015, according to the Information Ministry on Tuesday.
— ecns

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps
Nearly 200 Rohingya Muslims arrested at sea last month by Myanmar’s navy after a voyage of hundreds of kilometres have been sent back to Rakhine state, officials said Monday (Jan 13).
— The Star Online

National Library finally finds forever home?
Following the high-profile renovations of The Secretariat and Tourist Burma Building last year, the latest colonial-era structure to receive another refurbishment is the former Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise office building on the Merchant Road – as National Library Myanmar.
— Myanmore

They are not suspended City News newspaper due to financial loss: Ygn mayor
They are not stopped the publication of City News newspaper due to financial loss and they are planning to transform it into a TV channel, said Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe on January 13.
— Eleven Myanmar

Health minister proposes creation of research bank in Myanmar
Health Minister Dr Myint Htwe said on Monday that he wants to create a “research bank” that will collect medical knowledge and updated scientific information obtained from research done by health professionals across the country.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar continues to make mistakes of the past
January 4 marked the 72nd anniversary of Myanmar’s independence from Britain. The civil war in which the country – a patchwork of diverse ethnic regions, with mutually incomprehensible languages, unerasable regional identities and distinct political histories – was born has come a full circle.
— Asia Times

Myanmar Parliamentary Committee Finalizes Proposed Changes for Undemocratic Constitution
The Constitution Amendment Committee has finished reviewing proposed changes, moving the amendment process one step closer to submitting two bills to Parliament.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar migrant workers in 2019 exceed 300,000
Over 305,000 people went overseas for work during 2019 according to the data from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Military, AA Swap Blame for Civilian Deaths in Chin State
The Myanmar military and the Arakan Army have both said that the other side is responsible for the deaths of three civilians last week in Chin State.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor receives Chief of Cambodian Armed Forces
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar received H.E. General Vong Pisen, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in his official visit to Myanmar, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw on 14 January 2020 at 2 p.m.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Better jewellery market needed in Myanmar: official
Myanmar’s neighbours have been developing better markets for raw gems, U La Hpai Khun Sa, chair of the Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs’ Federation, told state media. This is the case despite Myanmar being a producer of precious stones.
— Myanmar Times

Message of Greetings from President U Win Myint to 68th Anniversary of Kayah State Day
Message of Greetings from President U Win Myint to 68th Anniversary of Kayah State Day 15 January 2020 Dear esteemed Kayah ethnic brothers and sisters, On this auspicious occasion of Kayah State Day which has great significance.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Poll body urges voters to vote wisely in Myanmar’s 2020 elections
The Union Election Commission is urging all eligible voters to go out and vote wisely in the upcoming 2020 general elections.
— Myanmar Times

Union Defence Minister receives UN Special representative for Children and Armed Conflict
Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win received the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Ms Virginia Gamba at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Opposition leader says ‘internationalising’ Rakhine crisis wrong
A senior leader of the opposition United Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) said the move of the current government to internationalise the Rakhine crisis only complicates the problem.
— Myanmar Times

Bago Region has over 3.7 m eligible voters
There are over 3,700,000 eligible voters for the 2020 General Election, in Bago Region, with more than 400,000 new eligible voters aged between 18 and 22, said Aung Myint, Chair of the Bago Region Election Sub-Commission, at a meeting with the youth voters in Bago on 11 January.
— Eleven Myanmar

NRPC successfully concludes two-day workshop
The National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) concluded the two-day workshop in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with a wide range of topics on peace making process of the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Zoo, the Oldest One in Southeast Asia
It is 114 years since the opening of Yangon’s zoo, which is the oldest in Southeast Asia. The zoo has survived World War II and attempts to relocate it to the suburbs.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor receives UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms Virginia Gamba, at 10 am on 14 January 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NCA-signatories woo other ethnic groups to join the peace process
The representatives of the 10-ethnic armed groups, which signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement met on Monday in Chiang Mai in Thailand to find ways to convince other ethnic armed groups to sign the government-initiated truce so they can join the peace process.
— Myanmar Times

UEC Chairman receives Director of DIPD
Union Election Commission received Mrs Lisbeth Pilegaard, Director of Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy-DIPD and part at the UEC Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thousands of villagers rendered homeless in conflict ridden Arakan
Thousands of villagers from two townships namely Buthidaung and Rathidaung, located at the northern part of Arakan State in western Myanmar, were rendered homeless as they had to flee their villages with incidents of fierce fighting between Myanmar Army personnel and Arakan Army (AA) members broke out in their localities.
— BNI Online

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing welcomes Cambodian General with Guard of Honour
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing welcomed Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) Commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen at the Zeyathiri Beikman in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with a Guard of Honour.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Local plastics recycling firm receives funding
Yangon-based investment advisory firm, Andaman Capital Partners, has invested into a local plastics recycling start-up. Andaman Capital has injected a mid-six digit figure in Myanmar Recycles, which will help the start-up to expand its business.
— Myanmar Times

Belt and Road boosting Myanmar development
Myanmar is a fulcrum of the Belt and Road Initiative and an important corridor between China and Southeast and South Asia.
— China Daily

President meets with locals in Leshi, Lahe townships
President U Win Myint met with Hluttaw representatives, departmental officials, heads of local tribes, town elders and civil communities in Leshi and Lahe townships in Sagaing Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Busy Schedule Awaits Chinese President Xi During His 2-Day Visit to Myanmar
During his Jan. 17-18 visit, Chinese President Xi will sign MOUs, meet political, military and other leaders, and preside over celebrations of 70 years of bilateral ties.
— Irrawaddy

Direct flight links Haikou, Myanmar’s Rangoon
A new direct air route is set to be launched later Tuesday between Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province, and Myanmar’s Rangoon.
— China.org

Rakhine restaurants shut down, accused of funding ‘terrorism’
Myanmar’s anti-money laundering authority alleged the Yangon eateries were used as fronts to fund the Arakan Army.
— Myanmar-now

 

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