Myanmar morning news for July 13

Myanmar morning news for July 13

Myanmar morning news

More Myanmar nationals repatriated from Malaysia, Singapore; 4 new Covid-19 cases
More Myanmar nationals including seamen were repatriated from Malaysia and Singapore, bringing the number of returnees from abroad to 7,545 as of Saturday (July 11), according to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
— The Star Online

US provides $16.5 mln in assistance to Myanmar to respond to COVID-19
The United States Government is providing an additional $3 million to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar, bringing the total U.S. support for COVID-19 response in Myanmar to $16.5 million since February.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Turning on the Lights for 450,000 People in Rural Myanmar
More than 450,000 people in rural Myanmar are expected to gain access to clean energy for the first time following the signing of a grant agreement between the World Bank Group and the Government of Myanmar.
— Modern Diplomacy

Myanmar: End World’s Longest Internet Shutdown
The Myanmar government should immediately lift all internet restrictions in eight townships in Rakhine and Chin States, Human Rights Watch said today.
— HRW

Myanmar jade mine tragedy linked to political roadblocks
Landslides happen with grim regularity in Myanmar’s jade mines, yet the latest one on July 2, which left more than 170 people dead, was particularly shocking.
— The Straits Times

Tiger, pangolin farming in Myanmar risks ‘boosting demand’
Conservationists have warned a sudden change in Myanmar’s law allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks further fuelling demand in China for rare wildlife products.
— CNA

Over 5,000 Myanmar seafarers stranded on ships due to COVID-19
More than 5,000 Myanmar seafarers are stranded on ships running in international sea territory, said San Oo, Chair of Myanmar Seafarers’ Employment Services Federation (MSESF).
— Eleven Myanmar

Questions about the future of captive elephants in Myanmar
Concerns have been voiced about the lives and future of captive elephants in Myanmar, according to a report by the environmental magazine, Mongabay.
— Mizzima

Meat traders: Ban animal, meat imports from India, Myanmar
Meat traders on Saturday placed a five-point demand including banning the imports of cattle, buffalo and meat from India and Myanmar for the sake of domestic animal husbandry.
— Dhaka Tribune

Commerce and Conflict: Navigating Myanmar’s China Relationship
Isolated from the international community, Myanmar is deepening its dependence on China. But closer ties, Beijing-backed megaprojects and private Chinese investment carry both risks and opportunities. Both states should proceed carefully to ensure local communities benefit and avoid inflaming deadly armed conflicts.
— Crisis Group

‘Sacrificed on the altar’: Myanmar jade mine disaster fed by COVID-era desperation
Sut Seng Du says he turned over 100 bodies as he clawed through the mud in a heavy downpour last week, before he finally found his brother, one of 172 people buried alive in the worst mining disaster anyone can remember in Myanmar’s “jade city”.
— CNA

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$356.5 Million Disbursement to Myanmar to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
The IMF Executive Board approves the 72nd request for emergency financial assistance to help its member countries address the challenges posed by COVID-19.
— IMF

India, Myanmar earn Tk 60,000 cr per year by cattle smuggling Traders demand halt in meat import
India and Myanmar earn around Tk 60,000 crore every year by cattle-smuggling to Bangladesh, said the country’s meat traders on Saturday.
— The Daily New Nation

Ban animal, meat import from India, Myanmar: meat traders
Meat traders on Saturday placed a five-point demand, including banning of imports of cattle, buffalo and meat from India and Myanmar, for the sake of domestic animal husbandry.
— New Age BD

245 Myanmar citizens fly back home from Malaysia, Singapore on 11 July
A total of 245 Myanmar nationals — 170 from Malaysia and 75 from Singapore — returned home by Myanmar Airways International (MAI)’s two relief flights both landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

No short cuts for Myanmar’s airlines
YANGON, 13 July 2020: Myanmar’s airports might not open to international commercial flights until October according to National Tourism Development Central Committee’s vice-president Henry Van Thio.
— TTR Weekly

Myanmar, Lao Leaders exchange congratulatory messages on 65th Anniversary of diplomatic relations
U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, exchanged messages of congratulations with Mr Bounnhang Vorachith, President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Myanmar Said Farewell to Japan’s Maverick Wartime Spy
On this day in 1942, the Burma Independence Preparation Committee led by Dr. Ba Maw hosted a farewell party for Colonel Suzuki Keiji, who had to return to Japan at the order of the Imperial Japanese forces.
— Irrawaddy

Glory Farmer Development Bank to open new branches
The new branches of Glory Farmer Development Bank-G Bank will be opened in Yangon, Myawady, Muse, Tachilek and Taunggyi townships, according to the bank’s press statement.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Farming of rare animals in Myanmar decried
Conservation groups see move feeding Chinese demand for wildlife products
— Bangkok Post

Manageable-scale eugenia growers earn regular income in Kawlin Tsp
Manageable-scale eugenia growers are earning regular income in Kawlin Township, Sagaing Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Denmark continues to support Myanmar’s Sustainable Fisheries Programme
The Danish Embassy announced that Denmark continues to support on sustainable fishing in Myanmar in their official update on 2 July 2020. The statement said.
— Scandasia

Union Health Minister inspects testing of MPs for COVID-19
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, accompanied by Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung, inspected the testing of Hluttaw representatives for COVID-19 at the Municipal Guest House (2) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

National Steering Committee honours volunteers, CSOs in Mon State
THE National-Level Volunteer Steering Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 presented certificates of honour, badges, facemasks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and civil society organizations (CSOs) that are fighting against COVID-19 pandemic in Mon State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

611 Myanmar nationals from Thailand return through Myawady border
A total of 611 Myanmar migrant workers returned from Thailand through the Myawady Friendship Bridge (2) yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Myanmar Said Farewell to Japan’s Maverick Wartime Spy
Colonel Suzuki Keiji was summoned back to Japan in 1942 amid fears that he was placing Myanmar’s independence struggle before Japan’s wartime interests.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System to be introduced in Muse in 2021
Myanmar Customs Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Muse-Namkham Border Trade Chamber of Commerce, and Muse-Namkham Customs Brokers Association have jointly provided training for Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) at the hall of the Muse-Namkham Border Trade Chamber of Commerce in Muse, northern Shan State since 8 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

National COVID-19 Committee honours volunteers, CSOs in Taninthayi Region
THE National-Level Volunteer Steering Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 presented certificates of honour, badges, facemasks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and civil society organizations (CSOs) that are fighting against COVID-19 pandemic in Taninthayi Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

PH sweeps Myanmar to reach SEA Invitational Mobile Legends grand finals
Relegated to the lower bracket, Bren Esports vents its ire on Yangon Galacticos with a sweep of their best-of-three series to clinch the last grand finals berth.
— Rappler

Kachin State flood victims get relief assistance
Officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement along with governmental officials from Kachin State provided relief aids to flood victims in Kachin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Horse-cart riding businesses face financial hardship in Bagan
Those engaged in horse-cart riding businesses in Bagan cultural heritage zone are experiencing adversities with no passengers although the temples are reopened for inbound travellers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More Myanmar nationals repatriated from Malaysia, Singapore; 4 new Covid-19 cases
More Myanmar nationals including seamen were repatriated from Malaysia and Singapore, bringing the number of returnees from abroad to 7,545 as of Saturday (July 11), according to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
— The Star Online

Baby crocodile found dead in fish trap in Pantanaw
A four-foot and six-inch long crocodile was caught dead in the bamboo fish trap of a fisherman in Ahtet Kazin Taw Village, Yaybawgyi Village-tract in Pantanaw Township, Maubin District in Ayayawady Region on Saturday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Foreigners hold over 38,000 shares in equity market over past 3 months
Foreign investors have purchased over 38,900 shares of three listed companies on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) over the past three months, according to the statistics released by the exchange.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

634 Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand return through Myawady border on 12 July
A total of 634 Myanmar migrant workers returned home through the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge No 2 in Myawady Border yesterday amidst COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The culture of impunity must end
Removing our country from the list of nations that use and recruit child soldiers by the UN has brought encouragement to our country to accelerate our commitment to preventing and ending the grave violence against children in armed conflicts.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Natma Taung ASEAN Heritage Park
By Maung Yin Kyay Natma Taung known locally as Khaw Nu M’ Cong and in the past as Mt. Victoria is situated in southern Chin State Mindat, Matupi and Kanpetlet townships covering an area of 275.35 sq. miles (176,202 acres) at an altitude of more than 10,200 ft. above sea level.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bogyoke Aung San Park in Kandawgyi reopens after upgraded
In commemoration of the 73rd Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, which will fall on 19 July, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein officiated the opening ceremony of the upgraded Bogyoke Aung San Park on Kandawgyi Circular Road in Yangon yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

 

Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.

 

Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

 

 

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