Myanmar morning news for July 10

Myanmar morning news for July 10

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Short Lists 5 Firms to Restart Steel Plant in Myingyan
MM Times reported that Myanmar’s Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry has shortlisted five companies to apply to form a joint venture with state-owned steel plant in Myingyan.
— Steel Guru

Myanmar to expedite India-backed infra projects
Myanmar has decided to expedite India-backed infrastructure projects and widen security ties with India as it seeks to balance China’s expanding presence in the country in the backdrop of Beijing’s active cross-border support for rebel groups and push for early completion of BRI projects.
— Economic Times

Myanmar says US report fails to reflect significant steps in combating human trafficking
Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (July 8) issued a statement, saying that the 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report recently released by the US State Department failed to reflect Myanmar’s significant steps taken in combating human trafficking.
— The Star Online

Myanmar-Japan signs agreement on Human Resource Development Scholarship
An agreement was signed between Myanmar and Japan on July 6th for the Human Resource Development Scholarship Program, according to the announcement of the Japan Embassy in Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar attitudes to sex undressed in textbook row
Unchaperoned teens, gay partners and sex workers – fictional characters in a new curriculum for Myanmar schools are causing a real-world tussle over morality in a deeply conservative nation.
— Channel NewsAsia

UK sanctions against Saudi Arabia and Myanmar are an exercise in saving face
When Boris Johnson was British foreign secretary, for two years, he showed no genuine interest in defending human rights. Quite the opposite.
— Middleeasteye

Myanmar disburses loans to over 3,300 pandemic-hit businesses
Myanmar government has disbursed loans to 3,393 vulnerable businesses hit by the COVID-19 so far, according to a release from the COVID-19 Economic Relief Work Committee on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar discusses digital cooperation with China
An online meeting was held between the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), government of Yunnan Province, and Mandalay Region government at 1:30 pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoHS conducts review on COVID-19 measures
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe held a videoconference with the relevant officials of regions and states yesterday morning about challenges in the fight against COVID-19 in respective areas.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, Chinese illegal migrants arrested
Officials arrested 12 Myanmar and three Chinese illegal migrants in Phop Phra and Mae Sot districts on Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

BRI conference seeks regional connectivity on equality basis
Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) convened the first ever Non-Governmental Online Conference on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), of which CPEC is the flagship, which was attended by 8 countries; Pakistan, China, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Myanmar & Sri Lanka.
— The News

As China pushes for BRI, why Myanmar is coming close to India
China is taking a dangerous path in its attempts to make the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) successful.
— WIO News

Chin State pulls 3 domestic investments
By Nyein Nyein Chin State drew three domestic investments over the four years of the incumbent government, despite zero foreign direct investments in the state according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Leader Triggers Debate With ‘Illegal’ Reference to Dead Jade Scavengers
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi raised eyebrows when she referred to recent victims of a jade mine landslide that killed at least 172 people last week as “illegal” in an online chat in which she lamented the lack of proper jobs in the country.
— Radio Free Asia

Bangladesh: Move Rohingya from Dangerous Silt Island
Bangladesh authorities should immediately move over 300 Rohingya refugees, including at least 33 children, from the silt island of Bhasan Char to the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps to be with their families, Human Rights Watch said today.
— HRW

AI finds evidence of Myanmar military atrocities
Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that it had collected new evidence showing that indiscriminate airstrikes by the Myanmar military had killed civilians, including children, amid worsening armed conflicts in the country’s Rakhine and Chin states.
— New Age BD

Myanmar: Tatmadaw Opens Terrorism Case Against Eight Kyaukphyu Twsp Men
Eight villagers who are currently being detained at the Dhanyawadi Naval Base in Kyaukphyu Township, Arakan State, are facing charges under Myanmar’s Counter-Terrorism Law, according to the Kyaukphyu Myoma police station.
— Eurasia Review

Vice Senior General joins virtual meeting of ASEAN army chiefs
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Vice Senior General Soe Win joined a virtual meeting for discussing the 21st ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting and the 30th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meeting yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya Jailed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State for Illegal Border Crossing from Bangladesh
They were charged under the Immigration Act for illegal entry from Bangladesh after Myanmar closed the border due to COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

MFA disputes U.S. trafficking designation
Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday issued a statement, saying that the 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report recently released by the U.S. State Department failed to reflect Myanmar’s significant steps taken in combating human trafficking, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

IFC finances Myanmar off-grid solar programme
The World Bank, through the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has issued a $3.45 million grant to help the government of Myanmar finance an off-grid solar programme.
— Power Engineeringint

Myanmar President instructs officials to ensure free, fair general election
Myanmar President U Win Myint instructed all stakeholders to ensure a free and fair election, according to a release from the President’s Office yesterday.
— Borneo Bulletin

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin participates in 13th Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via Video Conferencing
Union Minister U Kyaw Tin joins the 13th Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on 9 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar President Tells Officials to Control Hate Speech Ahead of Election
The president told election officials and ministers to prevent racial and religious incitement that could threaten Myanmar’s general election in November.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Thein Swe addresses ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and World of Work via video link
Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe participated in the videoconference of the Constituents’ Day event, dubbed, ‘ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work’ yesterday at 4:30 pm from Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Efforts to Fix Myanmar’s Deadly Jade Mine Issue Face Obstacles
Despite public outrage over a deadly landslide in Kachin, the NLD seems either unable or unwilling to force jade mining companies to follow safety and environmental laws.
— Irrawaddy

Sesame plants in Magway under threat by drought
A ten-day drought in Magway Township is likely to damage the sesame plants, according to the local sesame growers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar pay rises ruled out by inflation
Findings from a new survey conducted by the French Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found that workers across the country’s manufacturing industries that were recipients of a pay rise last year were in fact no better off due to rising inflation rates.
— Ecotextile

River erosion-related displacement increases this year in Magway Region
The number of people displaced by river bank erosion has increased this year in Magway Region when compared to that of last year, according to the Disaster Management Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

WHO Looks Into Possibility of Airborne Coronavirus Transmission
The WHO is investigating whether the coronavirus can be spread by suspended airborne droplets, in addition to those emitted by an infected person who coughs or sneezes.
— Irrawaddy

Narcotics seized in Mandalay and Kutkai
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of narcotic drugs in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC), Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Health Ministry Urges Diligence to Prevent Second COVID-19 Wave
The Health Ministry has warned that people in Myanmar must still follow COVID-19 guidelines, as many citizens have begun to relax now that local transmissions are contained.
— Irrawaddy

COVID Fund grants K100 bln to over 3,300 businesses in 4 months
By Nyein Nyein More than 3,300 enterprises have been granted over K100 billion from the Coronavirus Fund in the past four months, as per the data of a committee to remedy the economic impacts caused by the pandemic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China Opens National Security Office in Hong Kong
The Chinese government has opened an office in Hong Kong to oversee enforcement of Beijing’s new national security law for the territory.
— Irrawaddy

While we still don’t have medicines or vaccines to prevent and cure COVID, we will need to change some aspects of our lifestyle even if we cannot change society as a whole in accordance with the requirements: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that it would be necessary to change some aspects of our lifestyle even if we could not change society as a whole in accordance with the requirements while we still don’t have medicines or vaccines to prevent and cure COVID.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘Occult’ Statues of Buddha Undergoing Alterations After Removal From Myanmar Monastery
Stonemasons are re-carving 66 statues of Buddha, reportedly donated by powerful figures, that were removed from a monastery for violating Theravada Buddhist tradition.
— Irrawaddy

Domestic gold prices see slight rise
The domestic gold prices slightly increased on the back of a record rise in the international global market, state media reported quoting Yangon Gold Entrepreneurs Association (YGEA).
— Mizzima

 

 

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