Myanmar morning news for July 9

Myanmar morning news for July 9

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar air raids ‘that killed children amount to war crimes’
Amnesty says Myanmar military carried out ‘indiscriminate’ air strikes in Rakhine, calls for war crimes investigation.
— Aljazeera

Six Charts on Myanmar’s Economy in the Time of COVID-19
Although officially recorded cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar remain low, the social and economic effects could be significant, given the externally oriented economy, uneven social safety nets, and the fragile healthcare system.
— IMF

MBtv: Protecting Myanmar temple treasures from looters amid tourist slump
A dearth of visitors means temples and hotels lie empty in the Myanmar city of Bagan, crushing the livelihoods of locals and opening doors to opportunistic burglars.
— Macau Business

WFP’s special flight carrying medical supplies, experts arrives in Yangon
Under the arrangement of the World Food Program (WFP), a special flight carrying experts and medical supplies which will be used to fight against COVID-19 in Myanmar arrived in Yangon Internal Airport via Malaysia on July 5th.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Military Kills Civilians in Indiscriminate Attacks, Amnesty Says
The Myanmar military has killed civilians, including children, in indiscriminate bombings in the nation’s Rakhine and Chin states, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
— VOA

For Myanmar’s Former Ruling Party, Hopes Run High as General Election Nears
The former ruling USDP says it is confident of winning a majority in Parliament and winning the presidency, but political analysts are less upbeat over the party’s chances at the polls.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor holds videoconference regarding impact of COVID-19 on livestock and fisheries sector with stakeholders
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discusses impact of COVID-19 on livestock and fisheries sector with stakeholders on 7 July 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Asia Optical expanding capacity in Myanmar
Asia Optical has dicclosed it is expanding production capacity mainly for high-end zoom, G+P and periscope lenses at its factory in Myanmar.
— Digit Time

Asia Album: Daily life amid COVID-19 pandemic in Yangon, Myanmar
Photos show people’s daily life amid COVID-19 pandemic in Yangon, Myanmar.
— Malaysia Sun

MRTV presents awards to outstanding staff producers
The Myanma Radio and Television presented awards yesterday to the staff who produced interesting programmes.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Prison Staffer Caught Smuggling Meth in His Velvet Flip-Flops
A worker at a prison in Ayeyarwady Region was trying to smuggle 244 methamphetamine tablets and 0.1 gram of crystal meth into the prison inside his sandals.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor addresses National Tourism Development Central Committee meeting
Mingalabar, I would like to greet all the attendees at the National Tourism Development Central Committee meeting (1/2020) by wishing them good health and happiness.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Jade-rich Tatmadaw general to investigate deadly Hpakant mine disaster
The president’s office has named a military general with large jade investments to a committee investigating a massive landslide that killed more than 170 people at a Kachin state jade mine last week.
— Myanmar-now

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee discusses national library bill
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee held a meeting over the controversial bill for the National Library at the second floor of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Building (D) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

US to Withdraw From WHO in July 2021 Over ‘China-Centric’ Stance
The US has informed the UN secretary general that it will withdraw from the World Health Organization in July next year to protest the agency’s ‘China-centric’ stance.
— Irrawaddy

Applications are invited from local and international observers for General Election
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Applications are invited from local and international observers for General Election.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Ministry Orders Monastery to Remove Buddha Statues Designed Using Occult Practices
A Naypyitaw monastery has been told to remove 66 Buddha statues that violate Theravada Buddhism and were apparently made in a bid to boost the wealth of powerful donors.
— Irrawaddy

Ministry of Information holds meeting with news media
The Ministry of Information organized a meeting with news media organizations in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day a British Benefactor of Myanmar Youth and Education Passed Away
On this day in 1960, John Sydenham Furnivall, a British educator and literary scholar whose career spanned colonial and independent Myanmar, passed away in England.
— Irrawaddy

Clashes in Myanmar’s Shan State Force Over 700 Villagers to Flee
The Irrawaddy visited hundreds of villagers who fled fighting between Myanmar’s military and the Restoration Council of Shan State.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor delivers Video Statement at Global Leaders’ Day Event during ILO Global Summit on Covid-19 and World of Work
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar delivered a video Statement at the Global Leaders’ Day Event during the ILO Global Summit on Covid-19 and the World of Work, which was held via videoconference yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A Strictly Segregated Watering Hole of British Rangoon
The Pegu Club was an exclusive British retreat in colonial Rangoon that denied entrance to all Asians, including Burmese.
— Irrawaddy

Second day of 19th JMC-U meeting discusses wide range of committee affairs
The Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee – Union Level (JMC-U) held the second day of its 19th meeting at Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Call me Mi: Ethnic groups celebrate honorifics victory
Mon, Karen, and Pa-O can now add their traditional ethnic titles to official documents, which ethnic leaders consider a small step away from decades of “Burmanisation”.
— Frontier Myanmar

TB must not be ignored amidst COVID-19
By providing tuberculosis-TB screening services to patients at fever clinics during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government has shown its commitment to fighting TB, the world’s most deadly infection.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar-Australia cooperation in revitalization of University of Yangon
Since Myanmar’s political transition in 2011, Australia has assisted in many areas of Myanmar’s socio-economic development.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Statement on the temporary internet suspension in Rakhine and southern Chin states
There have been concerns raised by some quarters over the suspension of the internet in some townships in Rakhine and Chin States, expressing fears that the internet blackout may endanger the lives of vulnerable civilians facing the COVID-19 pandemic in affected areas.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends National Tourism Development Central Committee meeting
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Tourism Development Central Committee, addressed 1/2020 meeting of central committee in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar army sacks 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.
— Frontier Myanmar

President instructs UEC Chair, Union Ministers, Attorney-General, UEC members for ensuring free and fair 2020 General Election
President U Win Myint met with the Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein, Union Ministers, the Attorney-General of the Union, and UEC members at the Presidential Palace guest hall in Nay Pyi Taw at 10 am yesterday and gave them instructions and guidance to ensure that the 2020 General Election is free and fair.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

115 Myanmar citizens repatriated from foreign countries on 8 July
A relief flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) landed at the Yangon International Airport in the evening of 8 July, bringing back a total of 115 Myanmar citizens who were stranded in foreign countries.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

An old controversy returns as govt gets the green light to campaign early
Critics say new campaign rules favour the NLD by allowing government officials to campaign, but confusion over the constitution enabled the USDP to do the same in 2015.
— Frontier Myanmar

Union Peace Conference working committees discuss preparations for 21st Century Panglong
The working committees on organizing the fourth session of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong held a coordination meeting at the Ministry of Office of the State Counsellor in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tatmadaw delegates returning from Russia resume duties as results show negative for second time
The members of Tatmadaw delegation who returned from the Russian Federation tested negative for COVID-19 for second time and so they resume their duties, according to the statement of Tatmadaw True News Information Team.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Labor, Farmer Activists Announce Run for Parliament
Labor and farmers’ rights advocates say they will run for Union and regional Parliament in 11 constituencies in Yangon.
— Irrawaddy

Coordination meeting discusses progress in Schoolbook production, distribution
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint presided over the meeting of Schoolbook Printing and Distribution Committee in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar army sacks 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 in a rare public sanctioning.
— BNI Online

Union Minister receives donation for prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, in his capacity as the Secretary (2) of the National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), received the donations for prevention, containment and treatment of the disease in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

19th JMC-U meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw
The 19th Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) meeting was held in Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Just as we are following the rules to protect ourselves from COVID, we must nurture good practices to survive in good health: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote that just as Myanmar people were following rules to protect themselves from COVID, they must nurture good practices to survive in good health on her Facebook page yesterday.
— 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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