Myanmar morning news for July 21

Myanmar morning news for July 21

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar’s Shadow Industry Costs More Lives
Villagers of Hpakant stood in the pouring rain and watched as rescue workers slogged through heavy mud to retrieve the corpses.
— Byline Times

Myanmar Uncovers Sino-Pak Nexus in Arms Supply to Two Rebel Groups in Rakhine
Myanmar is believed to have discovered an alleged Sino-Pak axis that is supplying China made arms to two rebel groups in the country’s restive Rakhine province to target Indian assets including Kaladan multi modal project. The groups are also allegedly fuelling terror both in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh.
— Bharatshakti

Myanmar Needs to Answer to UN Rights Body
Myanmar has failed to undertake meaningful reforms to bring its many rights-violating laws into compliance with international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council for Myanmar’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in January 2021.
— HRW

IOM Myanmar COVID-19 Response Situation Report 10, 20 July 2020
Returns from Thailand through border checkpoints continued in the first half of July, with 10,985 (4,536 female, 6,449 male) returns from 1 to 16 July.
— Reliefweb

India asks Thailand, Myanmar to share details of probe on seized illegal arms originating from China
After the Royal Thai Army recently intercepted a huge consignment of illegal arms and ammunition, which had its origin in China and was being smuggled into Myanmar, New Delhi has requested Bangkok and Nay Pyi Taw to share findings of the probe.
— Deccanherald

185 Myanmar nationals fly back home by special flights
A relief flight by Myanmar Airways International (MAI) bringing back 134 Myanmar nationals (121 are from Australia and New Zealand, and 13 are from Indonesia) landed at the Yangon International Airport at 8:30 pm yesterday as well as a charter flight by Myanmar National Airline (MNA) bringing back 51 Myanmar seamen from Singapore Changi Airport.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Interview: Huawei Myanmar will continue to play important role in the country’s ICT sector
Myanmar as a fast developing nation is seeing rapid advancements in many fields, particular that of the ICT industry. With consecutive skyrocketing internet and digital consumption rates year after year, technological developments in the digital information and communication sector is key to sustaining Myanmar’s growth.
— The Star Online

Manipur govt to resume issuing of Inner Line Permits from Tuesday
Imphal: Manipur government on Monday has issued new notification to resume the issuance of Inner Line Permits (ILP) for outsiders intending to travel in the state from Tuesday onwards after four months of its temporary suspension amid COVID-19 pandemic.
— East Mojo

Arakan Army Collects Taxes, Polices Streets in Parts of Myanmar’s War-Torn Rakhine State
The rebel Arakan Army has set up civil administrations in parts of western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, collecting taxes and arresting illegal drug users — making good on a pledge to provide governance to underpin the ethnic Rakhine autonomy the armed group has been fighting for.
— Radio Free Asia

Mizoram govt to send doctors to earthquake-affected villages
Aizawl: Mizoram health minister Dr R Lalthangliana on Sunday said that a host of doctors will be sent to earthquake-affected villages in the eastern part of the state.
— East Mojo

Rohingya Refugees: Bangladesh urges world community to slap sanctions on Myanmar
Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen has appealed to Spain to urge the international community to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar so that the country abides by its commitment for repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
— Wefor News

Chin State Minister inspects construction works at Lower Laivar Dam
The Chin State Minister for Agriculture, Livestock Breeding, Forestry and Mines U Mang Hen inspected construction works at Lower Laivar Dam, the third dam in the Chin State, on 19 July afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s health authorities issue alert for high mortality risk of dengue fever
Myanmar’s Health and Sports Ministry issued an alert for high mortality risk of dengue hemorrhagic fever infection late Thursday.
— Xinhua

Japan’s Pompous Emissary to Occupied Burma in WWII
On this day in 1943, Renzo Sawada commenced his new position as the first Japanese ambassador to Myanmar during Japanese rule of then Burma.
— Irrawaddy

Tatmadaw Launches Investigation Into Death And Injuries Of Civilians
A Shan politician says he refused to join an army investigation into the killing of a civilian and others wounded by Burma Army soldiers in northern Shan State because the investigation would be flawed.
— BNI

Titles, certificates conferred on winners of 72nd Tipitakadhara Tipitaka Kovida Selection Exam
Senior Buddhist monks who won the highly advanced levels of religious exams received certificates and titles in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Ultimate Guide to Bubble Tea in Yangon
Bubble tea trend in Myanmar has skyrocketed in recent years. This is our guide to the international bubble tea brands available in Myanmar to make sure you know which drink is made for you.
— Myanmore

Union Minister provides relief aid to flood victims in Amarapura township
Households from four wards in Amarapura Township were evacuated to a safe place on 19 July night after the water from Ayeyawady River likely to inundate the wards following a sluice gate broke at the Shwe Gae wastewater treatment plant on Mandalay-Sagaing Road in Yin Taw village-tract, Amarapura Township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sodium cyanide seized in Mandalay region
A total of 23,500 kilograms of sodium cyanide were seized in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC).
— Mizzima

Domestic investments top K1,400 bln in 10 months
By Nyein Nyein Investments by Myanmar citizens in the country exceeded K1,400 billion in the past ten months of the current financial year 2019-2020, an increase of over K200 billion compared to the corresponding period of the previous FY, according to the data released by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Thein Swe attends coordination meeting on making accurate voters list in Yangon Region
A coordination meeting to make the voters list in Yangon Region more accurate was organized at the Mingalar Hall of Yangon Region government office yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

VP U Henry Van Thio inspects damages to embankments in Amarapura
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairman of National Disaster Management Committee, inspected damages to embankments near Shwe Gae wastewater treatment facility, the Strand Road and rescue camps in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thousands flee fighting in Myanmar
Many internally displaced persons take refuge in camps and monasteries but are often unable to find proper shelter and humanitarian assistance. Radio Free Asia reports in this YouTube video.
— UCA News

MoE, MoHS hold coordination meeting for reopening of schools
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi and Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe presided over the coordination meeting of the two ministries yesterday for reopening schemes of high schools which were suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MPs criticise Arakan State govt failure to implement proposals OK’d by hluttaw
The Arakan State government has been weak in implementing proposals approved by the state legislature, some lawmakers say.
— BNI

State Counsellor’s congratulatory remarks at the Tipitakadhara Tipitaka Kovida ceremony to confer religious titles
Most respected venerable monks, May I first express my delight, in accordance with the 29th stanza Samana Dassana that says it is auspiciousness to see the holy monks in the 38 Highest Blessings (Mingala Sutta), to pay homage to the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Sayadaws led by Chairman of this committee,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

BGP abandon two outposts in Rathedaung
The Border guard police (BGP) has abandoned two outposts in Nyaung Pin Hla and Thazin Myaing in the Zay Di Pyin area, Rathedaung township. The withdrawals from the two camps took place yesterday afternoon.
— BNI

MoE, MoHS hold coordination meeting for reopening of schools
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi and Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe presided over the coordination meeting of the two ministries yesterday for reopening schemes of high schools which were suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Domestic investments top K1,400 bln in 10 months
By Nyein Nyein Investments by Myanmar citizens in the country exceeded K1,400 billion in the past ten months of the current financial year 2019-2020, an increase of over K200 billion compared to the corresponding period of the previous FY, according to the data released by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor’s congratulatory remarks at the Tipitakadhara Tipitaka Kovida ceremony to confer religious titles
Most respected venerable monks, May I first express my delight, in accordance with the 29th stanza Samana Dassana that says it is auspiciousness to see the holy monks in the 38 Highest Blessings (Mingala Sutta), to pay homage to the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Sayadaws led by Chairman of this committee,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Thein Swe attends coordination meeting on making accurate voters list in Yangon Region
A coordination meeting to make the voters list in Yangon Region more accurate was organized at the Mingalar Hall of Yangon Region government office yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

VP U Henry Van Thio inspects damages to embankments in Amarapura
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairman of National Disaster Management Committee, inspected damages to embankments near Shwe Gae wastewater treatment facility, the Strand Road and rescue camps in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister provides relief aid to flood victims in Amarapura township
Households from four wards in Amarapura Township were evacuated to a safe place on 19 July night after the water from Ayeyawady River likely to inundate the wards following a sluice gate broke at the Shwe Gae wastewater treatment plant on Mandalay-Sagaing Road in Yin Taw village-tract, Amarapura Township,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Four injured as helicopter gunships hit Rathedaung’s Kyauktan
Fighting close to Kyauktan village, Rathedaung at around noon on July 16, prompted shelling by Rathedaung based battalions as well as the use of a helicopter gunship to attack positions, according to locals.
— BNI

Advice of Bhamo Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa at ceremony to congratulate winners of 72nd Tipitakadhara Tipitaka Kovida Selection Exam
I would like to offer some pieces of advice on behalf of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee to 106 monks who won the various levels of 72nd Tipitakadhara Tipitaka Kovida Selection Exam and laypersons, including the government members, at the congratulatory ceremony.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

 

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