Myanmar morning news for July 7

Myanmar morning news for July 7

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar 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

Looters target Myanmar temple treasures in tourist slump
A squad of armed police patrol Myanmar’s sacred site of Bagan under the cover of night, taking on plunderers snatching relics from temples forsaken by tourists due to coronavirus restrictions.

Myanmar army sacks two officers over landslide tragedy
Two high-ranking officers were fired for having failed their responsibilities after a landslide in Myanmar killed at least 174 jade miners, the country’s military said on Monday (Jul 6) in a rare public sanctioning.

Myanmar Sets Up Voting Abroad in Advance of November Election
Myanmar nationals abroad cast over 20,000 votes in the country’s last election, but that number fell far short of the 4 million Myanmar migrants living abroad.
— Irrawaddy

COVID-19 is boosting fintech and mobile money in Myanmar, but what’s next?
Myanmar’s financial technology, or fintech, industry has passed its embryonic stage and emerged as a regular feature in parliamentary agendas and business plans.
— Asean Today

Myanmar’s upcoming general elections and the ethnic factor
Myanmar’s election commission announced last week that general elections would be held on 6 November 2020–––the third since political reforms were initiated in 2010.
— Orf Online

Large haul of narcotics seized in Pinlaung township
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of narcotic drugs in Shan state, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

In Pictures: Myanmar village ‘blessed’ with marble bounty
Artisans in Sagyin have carved out a living from marble for generations but some fear the dust that cloaks the village.
— Aljazeera

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

NLD Struggles to find Candidates in Rakhine for Myanmar’s General Election
The NLD performed poorly in Rakhine State in 2015 and is set to suffer again in November as it struggles to find candidates for the conflict-ridden north of the state.
— Irrawaddy

Public Announcement for dissolution of political party
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Notification (124/2020) 2nd Waning of First Waso, 1382 ME (6th July 2020) Public Announcement for dissolution of political party.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Space BD to Provide Deployment From ISS for Myanmar’s First Microsatellite
Space BD is a space startup in Japan offering access to space using the International Space Station’s Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo”, the largest single ISS module, as well as with rideshares on Japan’s flagship launch vehicle “H3”.
— Space Watch

Myanmar, Japan sign exchange of agreement on Human Resource Development Scholarship
Myanmar and Japan sign scholarship programme for post-graduate degrees on 6 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MASKargo makes maiden freighter flight to Myanmar
MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd’s (MASkargo) inaugural freighter flight to Myanmar arrived in Yangon International Airport (RGN) last Saturday evening with 60 tonnes of cargo for the Golden Land.
— Malay Mail

Hitting where it hurts: Impacts of Covid-19 Measures on Myanmar poor
In a country that was ruled by dictatorship for several decades, the local administration units are also no stranger to emergency-like authoritarian measures.

Space BD to Provide Deployment From ISS for Myanmar’s First Microsatellite
Space BD is a space startup in Japan offering access to space using the International Space Station’s Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo”, the largest single ISS module, as well as with rideshares on Japan’s flagship launch vehicle “H3”.
— Space Watch

1,142 Myanmar nationals come back home via Myawady border bridge on 6 July
A total of 1,142 Myanmar nationals returned home from Thailand through No.2 border bridge in Myawady Town, Kayin State, on 6 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar artist Than Kyaw Htay featured in France
On June 20, the Myanmar artist Than Kyaw Htay (from River Gallery), together with Ndary Lo, a sculptor from Senegal, was featured in a two-man show – Silent Walks – in Retour de Voyage Gallery in L’llse Sur La Sorgue, France.
— Myanmore

Pilgrims to Bagan-NyaungU surpass over 1,000 on weekends
Bagan cultural heritage zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was eerily empty due to the tight restriction period of the pandemic and it has now received about 450 pilgrims per day on average, according to Shwezigon Pagoda Board of Trustees.
— 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

Highway accidents kill 35, injure 202 in Myanmar in 1st half of 2020
A total of 35 people were killed with 202 injured in traffic accidents on Myanmar’s Yangon-Mandalay highway in the first half year, state-run media quoted Highway Police’s figures as saying on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Upgrade of Pathein jetty to complete in July-end
The upgrade of the main jetty of Pathein town in Ayeyawady Region has finished 91 per cent and the construction is slated to complete in July-end, said U Sein Lwin, head of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Military Sacks its Appointed Kachin Security Affairs Minister After Kachin Jade Disaster
The military says it has taken action against Kachin State’s military-appointed security minister and a commanding officer after the death of over 170 jade prospectors.
— Irrawaddy

NH NongHyup receives final approval to launch Myanmar branch
South Korea’s NH NongHyup Bank said Monday it has received final approval from Myanmar’s financial authorities to launch and operate a subsidiary in the Southeast Asian country.
— Korean Herald

New Support Center Opens for Foreign Residents in Japan
The Japanese government has opened a new support center for foreign residents in Tokyo amid a push to bring in more foreign workers to the country.
— Irrawaddy

Will things change for the better after election in Myanmar?: The Statesman
It may be sheer coincidence that Myanmar’s next parliamentary election on 8 November coincides, almost to the day, with the vote in the United States of America.
— The Straits Times

Senior Myanmar Police Officer Jailed for Demanding Sex From Female Subordinates
A senior officer in charge of approving appointments within the police force has been jailed for sexually exploiting female subordinates.
— Irrawaddy

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee discusses animal health bill
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee discussed the controversial bill for the animal health and development yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Another Myanmar Migrant Returnee Hangs Himself in the Irrawaddy Delta
Ko Nay Lin Htet, a 27-year-old man who hung himself while in quarantine in Pathein, was the second returned migrant worker to kill himself on Friday.
— Irrawaddy

Dreams of Myanmar’s ‘unwashed’ jade miners buried by disaster
The yemase, or ‘unwashed’, as the jade miners of northern Myanmar are known, risk their lives to scrape out a living.
— Frontier Myanmar

CTU Chairperson receives delegation from International IDEA Myanmar
Chairperson of Constitutional Tribunal of the Union U Myo Nyunt received the delegation of International IDEA Myanmar led by the Head of Mission Mr Mark McDowell in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Blocked numbers and no access: the challenges of reporting a pandemic
Frontier journalist Hein Thar reflects on the challenges of covering the coronavirus amid reluctant sources and a guarded government.
— Frontier Myanmar

India’s low demand slashes black bean prices in domestic market
India’s low demand on pulses and beans has brought down the black bean prices in the domestic market, said an official of Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Flooded Southwestern Japan Gets More Rain as Rescue Efforts Continue
Scores of people are feared dead as search-and-rescue operations continued following severe rain and flooding in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture.
— Irrawaddy

Voluntary surrender of business licences approved for 43 petrol stations
The business licences of 43 petrol stations have been invalidated as they wanted to stop running the operations, according to an announcement of Petroleum Products Regulatory Department under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Podcast: Myanmar’s job crisis deepens
Unemployment has risen rapidly during the COVID-19 outbreak around Myanmar. What hope is there for the unemployed?
— Frontier Myanmar

We all need to continue our cooperative efforts to show that we are stronger than COVID and that we are endowed with superior strength to survive: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote that after half a year of the COVID period, everyone at home and abroad should continue their cooperative efforts to show that we are stronger than COVID and that we are endowed with superior strength to survive on her Facebook page yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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


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