Myanmar morning news for July 2

Myanmar morning news for July 2

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar gov’t lifts stay-at-home orders in all designated townships
The Myanmar government has lifted the stay-at-home orders in all designated townships after seeing no new COVID-19 cases in the areas, a health official told Xinhua on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar to hold general election on Nov 8
Myanmar will hold its next general election on Nov 8, the country’s election commission announced on Wednesday (Jul 1), in a test for the country’s fledgling democratic government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

Locals Claim Myanmar Military Kills Civilian, Injures Two as Fighting Intensifies in Shan State
Military tensions with the Restoration Council of Shan State in Kyaukme this weekend saw the army allegedly shoot three civilians as hundreds of villagers fled their homes.
— Irrawaddy

47 Myanmar seamen brought back home from Singapore
A special flight of Myanmar Airways International landed at Yangon International Airport yesterday, with 47 Myanmar seamen who were stranded in Singapore.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Restrictions on rice exports eased in Myanmar as demand rises
The authorities have extended the validity period of rice export licenses to 60 days from July to September now that the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 appears to be declining, said U Nay Lin Zin, joint secretary of the Myanmar Rice Federation.
— Myanmar Times

Laos and Myanmar to Target Domestic Tourism
The message that came out of the 7th MeTAG webinar, organised by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) in Bangkok last week, was clear – domestic tourism is going to play a very important role for countries looking to rebuild their tourism revenue.
— Asia Travel Tips

China handed over 132 Myanmar detained in Chinese prisons
Myanmar citizens detained at various prisons in China were handed over at Nandaw checkpoint in Muse, northern Shan State on June 29. Among the 132 Myanmar citizens, two Myanmar women who were trafficked to China also returned to Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar co-op department to distribute equipment vouchers to help farmers
The Cooperative Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will distribute the equivalent of $25 million in agricultural inputs to farmers, said its director U Myo Aung.
— Myanmar Times

Group highlights risks at China-backed projects
The Sandhi Governance Institute, a civil society group that observes local projects, has flagged “risky conditions” and a lack of transparency at the New Yangon City Project (NYCP) in a report dated June 24.
— Myanmar Times

Terrorists active in Myanmar backed by ‘Strong Forces’: Myanmar Army Chief
Myanmar Commander in Chief General Min Aung Hlaing has said that the terrorist organisations active in Myanmar are backed by ‘strong forces’.
— News On Air

WHO Country Chief Urges Myanmar to Sustain ‘Amazing’ COVID-19 Response
Early mobilization of resources across many sectors of society has allowed Myanmar to manage COVID-19, but it’s too early to claim victory, the WHO’s representative said.
— Irrawaddy

Wouldn’t it be nice to also see new worlds while you stay at home during the COVID restriction period: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asked wouldn’t it be nice to also see new worlds while you stay at home during the COVID restriction period on her Facebook page yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Armed forces chief allege ‘strong forces’ behind terrorism in country
The remarks from the Myanmar Armed forces head was made while he was in Russia to attend the 75th anniversary of the country’s Victory Day. Myanmar armed forces maintain close links with Russian armed forces and purchases equipment from Russia.
— India Times

Taungbyone: Myanmar’s Loudest Brightest Festival Of Pride Cancelled
The Taung Byone festival, held in a tiny village outside Mandalay has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 fears.
— Myanmore

COVID-19 cases rise to 303 in Myanmar
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has risen to 303, with four more confirmed cases on Wednesday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Myanmar finds military officers guilty of atrocities
Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court-martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in conflict-ridden Rakhine state, the army announced on Tuesday.
— The Phonm Penh Post

Myanmar | Improving farming productivity in Rakhine State
Rakhine State, along the western coast of Myanmar, is home to approximately 3.3 million people, many of whom depend on agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture to make a living.
— Reliefweb

26th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Consultation held via videoconference
U Soe Han, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar participated in the videoconference of the 26th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Consultation yesterday at 8:30 am, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

US loses Myanmar to China
FOR the Southeast Asian state of Myanmar, the decision to expand ties with China despite Western pressure was a no-brainer. Significant economic ties have been expanded and the prospect for several large-scale infrastructure projects has been firmed up.
— Newagebd

Hluttaw organizing central committee, work committees prepare for 17th regular session
The Central Committee and Work Committees for organizing Hluttaw held a coordination meeting (3/2020) to prepare for the 17th regular session of the Second Hluttaws at Hluttaw Building, Zabuthiri Hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Army Says it Has Convicted Three Troops For 2017 Massacre of Rohingya
Myanmar’s military said Tuesday that it tried and convicted three soldiers in a secret court-martial for the massacre of hundreds of Rohingya villagers throughout an army-led crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017, only the next case where troops have already been held responsible for atrocities contrary to the Muslim minority.
— The Union Journal

Republic of the Union of Myanmar President’s Office Notification No.83/2020
12th Waxing of First Waso 1382 ME (1 July 2020) Law to Prevent an Increased Quantity of Imports The Law to Prevent an Increased Quantity of Imports, passed by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 35/2019, shall enter into force on 1 July 2020, as per Section 1 (a) of this law.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Humanitarians Join UN, Ambassadors in Calling for Ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Relief groups joined the UN and ambassadors to call on the military and the Arakan Army to stop the violence in Rakhine as thousands have fled their homes since last week.
— Irrawaddy

Finding places to play – Yangon’s playground problems
“Only if the young are gilded, our future will be bright” are the words inscribed on the tomb of deceased writer Aung Thin. Though he died in 2014 at aged 88, Aung Thin’s words express an eternal optimism about the young, and the ability of parents and teachers to shape the next generation.
— Myanmar Times

UEC sets 8 November for General Election
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Notification No. 115/2020 12th Waxing of First Waso 1382 ME (1 July 2020) Announcement on date for the Multi-Party Democracy General Election The Union Election Commission, exercising duties and powers under the Section 399 (a) of the 2008 Constitution of the Republic of the Union of.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

IKON Mart donates cleaning and hygiene equipment to hospitals
IKON Mart and the Rotary Club of Yangon have donated cleaning and hygiene equipment to the South Okkalapa Women and Children’s Hospital.
— Myanmar Times

158 Myanmar nationals return home from China via Lashio by train
Local authorities in Lashio Township of northern Shan State helped 158 persons in their return homes in different regions and states by a train yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Makes Major Reshuffle
Among the five promoted generals are the chiefs of the Yangon and Southwestern commands.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker receives donation of masks
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than received facemasks donated by Jiang Nan International Company Limited yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Myanmar Gained Control over the Kyat
It took four years of independence before the government was granted the right to issue its own money.
— Irrawaddy

Volunteers, CSOs honoured for fight against COVID-19
The National-Level Volunteer Steering Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 praised the volunteers and civil society organizations which participated in the fight against COVID-19 in Kachin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar bishops call for end to conflicts and investing in peace
The Catholic bishops of Myanmar are saddened by the continuing conflict in the country, despite an appeal by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and Pope Francis to end all hostilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Vatican News

Girl Pulled from Crocodile’s Jaws in Myanmar
A nine-year-old was bathing in Ayeyarwady Region when a crocodile tried to pull her into the water. Her relatives beat the reptile until it retreated.
— Irrawaddy

Insects’ Dazzling Colours Have Been Preserved in Myanmar Amber For 99 Million Years
When you think of the colour scheme sported by the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs, greens and browns typically spring to mind.
— Sciencealert

35 Thai nationals return home via Tachilek border crossing
A total of 35 Thai nationals who were working legally in Myanmar returned home through border crossing in Tachilek Township, eastern Shan state, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Chief, Delegation Test Negative for COVID-19 After Return From Russia Trip
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and dozens of military personnel have tested negative for COVID-19 after visiting Russia, where the military chief attended Victory Day events.
— Irrawaddy



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