Myanmar morning news for July 6

Myanmar morning news for July 6

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar continues capital-market projects despite virus
Foreign investment in Myanmar’s fledging capital markets should increase quickly after the pandemic subsides, as the country pushes ahead with new trading platforms for stocks and bonds, according a Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar official.
— Bangkok Post

728 Myanmar nationals return from Thailand via Myawady border on 5 July
A total of 728 Myanmar migrant workers returned from Thailand through the Myawady Friendship Bridge (2) on 5 July, according to local authorities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sino-Myanmar border trade falls by $95.7 mln in Q3 2019-2020FY
Sino-Myanmar border trade has registered a decrease of US$95.7 million between 1 October and 26 June in the current fiscal year 2019-2020, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New forest monitoring project in Myanmar to provide insight on sustainability
In Myanmar, a five-year project to monitor the country’s forests led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to get underway.
— Asean Today

Myanmar reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases, 313 cases in total
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Myanmar, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 313 as of Saturday, according to latest figures released by the Health and Sports Ministry.
— Xinhua

MR to resume train services to Bago, Ye from Yangon
Myanma Railways (MR) will resume passenger train services from Yangon to Bago and Ye in Mon State today (6 July), according to the MR office in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar rice exports exceed 2 mln tonnes as of 19 June
The volume of rice and broken rice exported between 1 October and 19 June in the current fiscal year crossed 2.088 million metric tons, worth $621 million, according to an announcement from the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Special flight arrives in Yangon with medical supplies, experts for fight against COVID-19
A special relief flight carrying experts and personnel from five different organizations to provide support to the fight against the COVID-19 in Myanmar landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar girl, 5, raped and killed
A five-year-old Myanmar girl was found raped and murdered on Saturday (July 4) in the forest in Tak province.
— The Nation

Myanmar’s Sham Inquiries Into Rohingya Abuse
The Rohingya, a Muslim minority group from Myanmar, has been brutalized for years. Government security forces burned down hundreds of their villages and raped their women and girls.
— Realclearpolitics

Myanmar engineers share knowledge with foreign counterparts in Yangon
The Myanmar Engineering Council (MEC) with the involvement of the Federation of Myanmar Engineering Societies (FMES), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and Pacific (FEIAP) held a seminar conducted over the Internet on the responsibility and accountability of the bodies and.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In This Myanmar Village ‘Blessed’ With Marble Bounty, Beauty Is Carved By Hand
For centuries, villagers at the foot of a hill in central Myanmar have carved a life out of stone. “Sagyin” means marble in Burmese, and the village–situated about 33 km (20.5 miles) north of the regional capital of Mandalay–is surrounded by a mountain range with large quantities of marble.
— India Times

19 Myanmar seafarers quarantined at Kawthoung
A total of 19 Myanmar seafarers who signed off their job from MT Theresa Jiangsu ship docked in Andaman Sea near Kawthoung Township arrived at Kawthoung Myoma Jetty in 3 July evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Families mourn as Myanmar jade mine disaster kills more than 170
Mandalay, Myanmar – Aye Mon, 30, is left alone with a two-year-old daughter after her husband and younger brother died in Myanmar’s worst jade mine landslide that killed more than 170 people on Thursday.
— Aljazeera

41 Myanmar migrant workers enter into facility quarantine in Kawthoung
A total of 41 Myanmar nationals arrived back to Kawthoung border town in Taninthayi Region from Ranong province of Thailand on 3 July afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Internal conflicts in Myanmar harm Rohingya return efforts: FS
Foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen on Sunday said that conflicts between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in Rakhine are not helpful for building confidence among Rohingya people to go back to their home.
— New Age BD

144 Myanmar nationals return home from China via Lashio on 4 July
Local authorities in Lashio of northern Shan State helped the returnees back from China through Muse, Kokang Self-administered Zone and Chinshwehaw border town by transporting them to the respective regions by trains.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Asia-Pacific YMCA Executive Committee holds meeting online
The Asia & Pacific Alliance of YMCAs held its executive committee meeting on 2 and 3 July, and it was attended by 104 committee members.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Finland established the first financial institute in Myanmar to empower women to start own businesses
The Embassy of Finland in Yangon published an announcement on a financial support project to help farmers and women who desire to establish their own business with the aim to promote gender equality by Finnfund on 1 June 2020.
— Scandasia

MoALI organizes 98th International Day of Cooperatives in Nay Pyi Taw
The 2020 International Day of Cooperatives that falls on 4 July was celebrated at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s young jade miners mourned
University student Saw Myint Tun travelled hundreds of miles from home in February to work the jade mines of northern Myanmar in search of gems that might transform his family’s modest fortunes.
— Post Guam

Large haul of stimulants, meth seized in Myanmar
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of narcotic drugs in Shan state, the country’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on July 5.
— VietnamPlus

The other ‘second wave’
The government needs to move faster to avert a financial catastrophe for millions of households in Myanmar.
— Frontier Myanmar

Peace negotiators continue discussions on work plans for Union Peace Conference in August
Representatives of the government and NCA-S EAOs continued discussions on the work plans for holding the fourth session of Union Peace Conference 21st Century Panglong scheduled for second week of August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Soldiers’ court-martial Myanmar’s latest sham, say Rohingya groups
Activists, organizations denounce lack of transparency, say foolish to expect justice from Myanmar’s military.
— AA

MoHS officials inspect broadcast media, sample film shooting to enforce healthcare guidelines
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Sports inspected facilities of Forever Group media company and sample shootings at the Film Development Centre and at Bogyoke Park for Bogyoke Aung San biopic in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More than 160 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide
The battered bodies of more than 160 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, after one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the treacherous industry.
— MB

Phakant landslide investigation body gives assistance to victims
The investigation body into mining landslide in Lone Khin, Phakant provided cash assistance to the landslide victims who were receiving treatments at the Phakant Township Hospital in Phakant, Kachin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Women have a chance to make Myanmar stronger after COVID-19: UN
In a joint Op-ED by the Representatives of UNFPA and UN Women in Myanmar, co-chairs of the United Nations Country Team Gender Theme Group, on the occasion of Myanmar National Women’s Day, published by ReliefWeb, the call is to give women the chance to make the country stronger in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Mizzima

”We have already reached a number of agreements on the NCA Implementation Framework,” says U Myo Win
U Myo Win, NCA-S EAOs representative Interviewed by Ye Gaung Nyunt The government representatives group involving the representatives of the Government, the Tatmadaw, and the Hluttaw (the parliament) and the representatives of Ethnic Armed Organizations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Win: The women’s game is growing fast in Myanmar
When Myanmar entered Asian qualifying for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 two years ago, few gave them hope of much more than simply making up the numbers.
— Fifa

Shwedagon Pagoda to enforce social distancing when it reopens
When the Shwedagon Pagoda reopens, three-feet social distancing will be enforced in line with guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports, said U Aye Tun, a member of the board of trustees of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Reenactment of child rape sparks anger
A Myanmar man who raped and choked a five-year-old girl to death in Tak province reenacted the assault yesterday amid tight police protection to prevent attacks from enraged bystanders.
— Bangkok Post

Footprint, ancient rock art, stone Buddha statues discovered in Kyunhla Township
Buddha footprint, ancient rock art, ancient stone statues have been discovered a mile away from the southeast of Htanpingon Village of Kyunhla Township in Kantbalu District of Sagaing Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Phakant landslide investigation body visits families of deceased, injured
The investigation body into the landslide that occurred at a mining site in Phakant, Kachin State, on 2 July went to investigate at the site of the incident yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on the Hpakant Myanmar jade mine tragedy.


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