Myanmar morning news for June 11

Myanmar morning news for June 11

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar growth to slow in 2020 but rebound next year, World Bank says
Although economic growth for Myanmar is forecast to slow to 1.5 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this could rebound to 6pc by 2021, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects 2020 report released on June 8.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar commits to facilitating trade within Asean
Asean, including Myanmar, will work together to restore economic growth in the region by enhancing regional trade and economic cooperation.
— Myanmar Times

Union Education Minister holds talks on school reopening plans
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi held a meeting on videoconference yesterday to discuss reopening of schools next month.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Junta-drafted law keeps auditor general from investigating military finances
Myanmar’s auditor general is unable to probe a $2m-a-year military real estate deal because a law drafted by the former junta shields the defence ministry from scrutiny, a senior official has said.
— Myanmar-now

Myanmar’s electricity losses shrink; more investments, spending needed to meet demand
Losses on electricity subsidies in Myanmar are likely to have declined to just about a third of levels seen before tariffs were raised in July 2019, U Tin Maung Oo, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, told journalists at the government’s fourth year performance review in Nay Pyi Taw on June 8.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar banana export to China gradually recovers
The conditions of Myanmar banana export to the Chinese market has gradually improved in recent weeks.
— Fresh Plaza

Myanmar Cautioned About Costly Borrowing From China
Myanmar’s auditor general has cautioned government officials about continued reliance on high-interest Chinese loans, as the Southeast Asian country begins to pay off debt taken on during decades of military rule and accept new loans under China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar National League scheduled to resume on 16 July
Myanmar National League matches which have postponed for the global outbreak of pandemic in March is being planned to restart on 16 July, according to the Myanmar National League committee meeting held at the Novotel Yangon Max Hotel in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lawyers seek Facebook posts of Myanmar leaders in Rohingya case
Human rights lawyers: Facebook posts of officials ‘may constitute evidence of genocidal intent’ against Muslim minority.
— Aljazeera

These officials flouted lockdown rules in Myanmar, Malaysia, and the Philippines
Lockdown restrictions were enforced by many countries across the world to contain the spread of COVID-19, and Southeast Asia has hosted some of the harshest.
— Global Voices

Myanmar Investment Guide Synopsis
Myanmar continues to generate intense investor interest in what remains one of the world’s largest frontier markets.
— Legal Business Online

UNICEF supplies for COVID-19 measures arrive in Yangon
A special flight carrying the supplies of UNICEF to Myanmar in measures against COVID-19 landed at the Yangon International Airport from Shanghai city of China yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Swabs, staff and supply chains: How Myanmar cleared resource hurdles to ramp up COVID-19 testing
The government’s struggle to increase testing capacity amid shortages of equipment and staff is beginning to pay off and will leave Myanmar much better prepared for future pandemics.
— Frontier Myanmar

FNI gets ready to protect the people of Myanmar
“WHO” has announced that Covid-19 will be with us for a long time. It’s not a question of when it will go away, it’s a question of how we will adapt with it and live with it and overcome it.
— Myanmar Times

OP-ED: When will Myanmar stop denying the truth?
On May 23, Myanmar submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), explaining what the country has done to defend the Rohingya minority from genocide.
— Dhaka Tribune

Charity points to Myanmar jade mine abuses
Caterpillar Inc, Komatsu Ltd and Volvo AB – leading providers of machinery to Myanmar’s jade mines – have done little to address warnings about rampant abuses in the multibillion-dollar industry they supply, a Swedish charity says.
— 7 News

How to Improve Myanmar’s Covid-19 Emergency Relief Program
The Covid-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) that the government rolled out in the last week of April is a welcome initiative for a country that is suffering from both the assault of the novel coronavirus and the massive economic impact of the nationwide lockdown that the government has imposed to stop its spread.
— Reliefweb

A new expressway link for Myanmar
Myanmar is to benefit from a new expressway project, which will boost transport and economic development. The expressway will run between the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway.
— World Highway

Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo fail to address Myanmar jade mine abuses, charity says
C aterpillar Inc, Komatsu Ltd and Volvo AB – leading providers of machinery to Myanmar’s jade mines – have done little to address warnings about rampant abuses in the multibillion-dollar industry they supply, a Swedish charity said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

UEC discusses COVID-19 preventive measures for 2020 General Election
The Union Election Commission organized a coordination meeting to discuss holding the 2020 General Election this year in line with preventive measures against COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Election Authorities Prepare for Voting in Myanmar’s Roughest War Zone
The Chin State election commission says they are ready for the election in November in Paletwa, where active conflict continues between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army.
— Irrawaddy

Because of COVID, we are encountering many things to think about and to learn on a daily basis: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that because of COVID, they have been encountering many things to think about and to learn on a daily basis.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

U.S. court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials’ data for genocide case
Facebook confirmed it was aware of The Gambia’s request and would evaluate it in accordance with applicable laws.
— NBC News

How to Improve Myanmar’s Covid-19 Emergency Relief Program
The Covid-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) that the government rolled out in the last week of April is a welcome initiative for a country that is suffering from both the assault of the novel coronavirus and the massive economic impact of the nationwide lockdown that the government has imposed to stop its spread.
— Reliefweb

Myanmar Catholics take up Covid-19 challenge
Church officials are providing quarantine facilities as volunteers join the nation’s fight against the pandemic
— UCA News

Film sub-committees discuss preparations for centenary celebrations
Sub-committees for centenary celebrations of Myanmar film industry held their second coordination meeting at the Motion Picture Development Division of the Information and Public Relations Department in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ASEAN Social Welfare and Development Ministers hold virtual meeting
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myint Aye attended the ASEAN Minister Meeting on Social Welfare and Development-AMMSWD, which was held online yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Alleged Arakan Army Members to Face Terrorism Prosecution in Mandalay
Four out of six men were found with explosives in a house in Myanmar’s second-largest city last year.
— Irrawaddy

Republic of the Union of Myanmar National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID- 19) Announcement
For those Myanmar citizens who wished to return to Myanmar during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) period, arrangements have been made to receive them systematically by opening official reception centres at the international airport, port and border entry points to carry out disease prevention, control.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Act now to hold safe 2020 General Election
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the public observed the stay at home order, and still keeping a “physical distancing” to fight against the infectious disease.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mount Popa Geopark and Its Aesthetic Values
By Than Htun (Myanmar Geosciences Society) Under the National Geopark Committee, National Geopark Executive Committee has been striving to establish, by the collaborative effort of Myanmar Geosciences Society, Forest Department and Geology Departments of various Universities, the first National Geopark in Mount Popa region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘This Is Our Land–and That’s the Truth’: Pa-O Farmers Challenge Myanmar Military
Ethnic Pa-O farmers say they have no choice but to continue growing crops on land confiscated by the military years ago and forcibly taken from them in recent months.
— Irrawaddy

 

 

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