Myanmar morning news for July 17

Myanmar morning news for July 17

Myanmar morning news

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population
In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people.
— UN News

Myanmar border trade using individual trading cards exceeds 24mil USD in nine months of FY 2019-20
Myanmar’s total border trade using Individual Trading Cards (ITC) exceeded 34 billion kyats (US$24mil) in nine months of present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which started in October, said figures released by the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday (July 16).
— The Star Online

UN urges Myanmar to cooperate with justice mechanisms
The new United Nations special rapporteur has urged Myanmar to cooperate with existing international justice mechanisms “to ensure accountability for alleged international crimes.”
— UCA News

Individuals’ border trade exceeds 24 mln USD in 9 months of FY 2019-20 in Myanmar
Myanmar’s total border trade using Individual Trading Cards (ITC) exceeded 34 billion kyats (24 million U.S. dollars) in nine months of present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which started in October, said figures released by the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.
— Xinhua

UNICEF in Kachin State: Regional Brief
In Kachin State, UNICEF plans to assist around 60,000 conflict and crisis-affected children with humanitarian interventions and another 45,000 children with long term initiatives in education, water and sanitation, health, and child protection in 2020.
— Reliefweb

DICA to launch online platform regarding recommendations for visa extensions
The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) is planning to launch an online platform regarding the recommendation for a visa extension of expatriates in Myanmar, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Arrangements have been made in Ygn Zoological Garden against possible food shortages
As Yangon Zoological Garden has been closed during COVID-19 and thus no income, arrangements have been made so that the animals would not starve, according to an official from the zoo.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar urged to cooperate with int’l justice mechanisms
The UN’s new Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar on Wednesday urged the government to cooperate with existing international justice mechanisms to ensure accountability for alleged international crimes.
— The Independent

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses ADB loan, Executive Order for Union Tax Law, CERP
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its second-day meeting of 17th regular session yesterday. Officials from Union-level organizations presented the proposed US$180 million loan plan from the Asia Development Bank for implementation of Yangon city water supply project and $171.27 million for electrification programme in rural areas.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thai arrests undocumented Myanmar workers
Although Thai government already extends residency permit until by the end of July, they are now arresting undocumented Myanmar workers, says Moe Gyo, Chairman of Joint Action Committee for Burmese Affairs (JACBA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Thousands More Myanmar Villagers Flee Armed Conflict in Rakhine State
More than 3,000 civilians have fled villages in the far north of Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state after three days of heavy fighting between government forces and the rebel Arakan Army that killed one villager and injured three others, a relief worker said Thursday.
— Radio News Asia

Growing edtech company in Myanmar highlights digital literacy
CCEducare, a company focused on digital education in Myanmar, was founded in 2017 by Chit Aein Thu, one of the winners of this year’s Southeast Asia Women of the Future Awards.
— Asean Today

Myanmar LNG project developer conducts ship-to-ship transfer offshore Malaysia
Myanmar’s CNTIC VPower Group Holdings, which operates the country’s first LNG-to-power project, has conducted a ship-to-ship transfer of an LNG cargo from the Golar Kelvin to the small-scale LNG carrier Surya Aki, data intelligence provider Kpler said.
— Hellenic Shipping News

Illegal drugs have become deeply rooted in Burmese society
Vigilantes say they have no alternative but to take the matter into their own hands.
— Economist

Butterflies collect pollen from flowers in Myanmar
A butterfly collects pollen from a flower on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, July 16, 2020.
— Xinhua

Myanmar to repatriate 1,800 more citizens from abroad
Arrangements are underway by Myanmar authorities on repatriation of about 1,800 citizens stranded abroad by relief flights soon, an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Xinhua yesterday.
— Borneo Bulletin

Myanmar Plan to Breed Protected Species in Captivity Draws Criticism
Myanmar will soon adopt rules that would permit captive breeding of about 175 threatened species, including tigers, pangolins and Irrawaddy dolphins, despite fears that such ventures could encourage poaching of wild animals and spawn new diseases that jump to humans.
— Up News Info

K500 banknote featuring Bogyoke Aung San to be officially rolled out on 19 July
The Central Bank of Myanmar has announced 500-kyat banknote will be circulated on 19 July. The obverse side of the banknote depicts National Leader Bogyoke Aung San as the main portrait, and its reverse is printed with the building of Central Bank of Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Authorities Bust Illegal Bordertown Casino
Myanmar’s military has led a raid on a large casino on the Thai border. Under the May 2019 Gambling Law gambling is only legal for foreigners.
— Irrawaddy

MoSWRR Union Minister participates in virtual meeting for relief assistance to Chin, Rakhine IDPs
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement organized a coordination meeting online yesterday to provide relief assistance to the internally displaced persons from Paletwa, and Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar students allowed to return to Taiwan
Myanmar has been added to a list of countries and territories classified as having a low or low-to-moderate risk of COVID-19 infection, which means that some international students from those nations who were enrolled in Taiwan universities will be allowed to return, the Taiwanese Ministry of Education (MOE) said according to a focustaiwan report.
— Mizzima

Hotel zone to be established near Shwesettaw
The plan is underway to implement a hotel zone project. The plot of land is 60 acres wide.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ethnic Chin Armed Group Tells AA: Leave Chin State, End Fighting With Myanmar Military
The Chin National Front has told the Arakan Army again that it must withdraw from Chin State’s Paletwa, where the Rakhine armed group has been fighting the Myanmar military.
— Irrawaddy

ASEAN-China Transport Ministers’ Special Meeting on COVID-19
ASEAN-China Transport Ministers’ Special Meeting on COVID-19 was held through video conferencing yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s stillborn radio industry
Myanmar’s FM stations provide little independent news to their audiences and this seems unlikely to change until the government finally begins implementing the 2015 Broadcasting Law.
— Frontier Myanmar

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives outgoing Norwegian Ambassador
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat received outgoing Norwegian Ambassador to Myanmar Ms Tone Tinnes, who completed her tour of duty in Myanmar, at the guest hall of the Pyithu Hluttaw in Nay Pyi Taw, at 4 pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

USDP risks disorderly election by snubbing code of conduct
Ethical campaigning for this year’s election is no longer a certainty after the Union Solidarity and Development Party and its allies refused to sign a code of conduct.
— Frontier Myanmar

Ideal Leadership of General Aung San
The leaders who possess great leadership qualities effectively channelize their energy and devote themselves for the growth and progress of humanity.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Civilian Who Died in Custody in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Killed Himself, Military Says
One of six villagers detained by troops in Rakhine State’s Yanbye Township killed himself while awaiting interrogation, the Myanmar army said.
— Irrawaddy

Joint Bill Committee discusses amending bill on Public Debt Management Law
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee held a meeting yesterday to discuss the second amending bill on the Public Debt Management Law sent by the Union Government.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Expats eager to return, and biding their time
Foreign investors and staff who were outside Myanmar when commercial flights stopped in March are doing their best to manage businesses from afar but unsure when they’ll be able to return.
— Frontier Myanmar

Joint Vision Statement Brings New Twists in Thai-US Alliance
After the signing of a bilateral strategic statement, Washington will expect Bangkok to be more assertive in its support for US policies, especially in relation to China.
— Irrawaddy

Heed warnings, take precautions to ward off avoidable disasters
We experience rain-induced disasters likes floods and landslides every year, especially in July and August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

COVID-proofing the polls
Uncertainty over how the Union Election Commission will regulate campaigning and voting to account for the pandemic is crippling the ability of parties and civil society groups to plan for the election.
— Frontier 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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